For years, the number one contributor of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. has been car accidents. But according to data recently released by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, most serious traumatic spinal cord injuries are now caused by falls. What’s more, researchers have discovered that the rates of injury—from temporary numbness to total paralysis—are rising significantly Continue Reading
Falls are consistently the leading cause of injury-producing accidents, and account for more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States. People fall for many reasons, many of which have nothing to do with slick floors or clumsy walkers or stepping on something. If you have slipped or fallen on someone else’s property—business or resident—an investigator must eliminate as many Continue Reading
It’s not surprising that construction and construction-related trades—like roofing—are on nearly every top ten list for most dangerous jobs—following closely behind risky industries like commercial fishing, logging, and steel workers. At any given construction site there are countless potential sources of injury—stray nails, power tools, unsecured building material, sprained muscles, etc. And Continue Reading
There is an unspoken, but legal mutual trust between property owners and those on their property. Visitors enter the premises under the assumption that the property is reasonably safe and they are not being put in harm’s way. But when a slip and fall accident occurs due to negligence and/or unsafe conditions, that trust is broken, and the property owner is held liable. Unfortunately, past Continue Reading
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