The insurance industry has come under increasing scrutiny over the last decade. Lawmakers, legislatures, judges and the courts are realizing that insurance companies are operating more and more like businesses that are only interested in bottom-dollar. This bottom-dollar-thinking often leads to the insurance company putting their interests above their insured’s interest or the injured’s interests. More and more insurance companies are actively engaging in practices that seek to maximize profits at the expense of their policyholders or the injured party.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission documented 18,000 injuries in 2012 as a result of inflatable moon bounces and houses. In 2012 The Center for Injury Research and Policy published a study in journal Pediatrics finding that “31 children per day on average were seen in emergency departments for an inflatable bouncer-related accident.” The study went on to say that the average patient was 7 years old and that the most common injury was a leg or arm fracture or sprain while 20 percent of all visits to the emergency room involved head or neck injuries. These injuries have only been on the rise of late.
Approximately seven percent of all traveling fairs and carnivals report accidents that occur on their rides. That means we do not know what the safety record is for roughly ninety-three percent of all mobile fairs and carnivals.
Understanding your rights and insurance coverage benefits is not always easy and oftentimes, insurance companies make pursuing your rights harder than it has to be. The information below explains how different types of medical insurance coverage benefits that accident victims in Massachusetts may be entitled to receive.
Types Of Medications Prescribed After An Accident. Several types of medications are prescribed after a motor vehicle or slip and fall accident. Some are as follows: Benzodiazepines, Muscle Relaxants, Non-Sterodial Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Narcotic Analgesics
Car accidents are a leading cause of spinal cord and back injuries. Even slow-speed crashes can cause the head and spine to whip suddenly and violently, causing serious injuries to nerves and tissues. Spinal cord injuries generally fall into one of two medical classifications — complete and incomplete.
In Massachusetts, some intersections seem to be subject to more accidents than others, causing “crash clusters.” Some of the highest crash clusters in the state are in Worchester, Howell, Weymouth, and Brockton.
A landlord can be held liable for injuries sustained to a tenant or the guest of a tenant if the landlord has breached what’s known as the implied warranty of habitability. When a landlord rents a condo, house, room, apartment or some other place used for residential purposes the landlord warrants to the tenant at the time the tenant moves in that there are not any latent defects (A latent defect is a hidden defect in the property that could not have been discovered by a reasonably thorough inspection before the tenant moved in) or patent defects (A patent defect is an open and obvious defect in the property that could have been discovered by a reasonably thorough inspection before the tenant moved in) that will interfere with the use and enjoyment of the premises. The landlord also warrants that the premises will continue to remain in a livable condition for the duration of the entire tenancy.
Over 30,000 Wal-Mart shoppers have suffered injuries due to falling merchandise over the last twenty five years. According to Home Depot’s own sources the retail hardware giant has seen as many as 150 falling merchandise claims in a week. There was an eighteen month period where sixty-eight customers actually filed lawsuits against Home Depot.
If a drunk adult patron (over the age of 21) of a commercial business operates a car and injures a member of the public then the commercial business (licensed seller or server of alcohol) will liable for injuries if it has breached its duty to members of the public. A commercial establishment has a duty to protect members of the public from intoxicated patrons and will be found to have breached its duty when if it continues to serve a patron that it knew was drunk, or should have known was drunk.
Social host liability laws deal with individual property owners or persons in control of property like home, boat, or hotel room who serves alcohol or allows the consumption of alcohol to occur on their property. Social host liability laws serve to extend liability to any property owner who provides or allows a visibility intoxicated guest or minor to consume alcohol on their property. In these situations the social host can be held liable for any injuries caused by or sustained to the intoxicated guest or minor.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.