Zip Lines, ziplining and Tree-top Canopy Tours are growing in popularity. As the industry grows so do zip line injuries. A study showed a 50% increase in zip line related injuries from 2009 to 2012 with children ages 9 years old and under accounting for 45% of all injuries and children ages 10 to 19 accounting for 33%.
Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death due to fires. It produces injury through several mechanisms, including heat (thermal) injury to the upper airway, irritation or chemical injury to the airways from soot, asphyxiation, and toxicity from carbon monoxide (CO) and other gases such as cyanide.(1) Common Types of
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.
It’s important for you to understand all your legal options. In some situations you may be able to seek recovery for your injuries against more than one person. We understand that you might have a close personal relationship with the driver. But if he or she was negligent and caused your injuries you shouldn’t be the one left on the hook for your lost wages and medical expenses. People purchase insurance for a reason. Going against your friends insurance company isn’t the same thing as going after your friend personally.
SUV and passenger van accidents claims can be very complicated. To get the compensation you deserve after an serious SUV or passenger van rollover accident, you need a skilled attorney. In cases involving the liability on the part of the manufacturer the other side will seek to put the blame on driver error or negligence. In these cases where liability is not in question the insurance company will be more willing to pay you compensation for your injuries.
A quick swerve or a long turn along a windy road rarely leads to SUV or passenger van rollovers. Instead, most SUV rollovers are caused when the vehicle “trips” over something when it swerves. Hitting a manhole cover, sidewalk curb, wall, grass or dirt field or a pothole can each be the final straw that causes an SUV to roll over unexpectedly. According to the federal government about 95% of all rollovers occur when vehicles are tripped like this.
Property owners, pool owners, operators, maintenance companies, and lifeguards all have certain responsibilities when it comes to the safety of swimmers and divers. Unfortunately, not all private owners abide by the strict building codes about fences, gates, filtration, and pool safety features which can result in tragic accidental drownings. For example, pool owners are required to have minimum barricades around their pools so that children cannot wander in and accidentally fall into a pool unsupervised.
Companies responsible for the maintenance and operation of public pools must also adhere to certain standards of care for those who use swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, and diving boards…
Every year, across the nation, hundreds of children drown in public, residential, or summer-camp swimming pools and hot tubs, and thousands more are seriously injured in swimming, diving, and boating accidents. In addition to pool accidents, during the crowded summer months, many drownings occur on Massachusetts’ numerous beaches, often because of improper supervision by lifeguards or no supervision at all…
As in the case of many swimming pool drownings in Massachusetts accidents and drowning at public beaches are usually considered to be the fault of the victim. In many cases, inebriated or intoxicated teenagers or adults sneak onto the beach for a late-night swim, without any supervision by lifeguards, with tragic consequences. Since it’s unreasonable to expect the state of Massachusetts to patrol every mile of shoreline, the responsibility for these accidents lies solely with the individuals involved.
That may not be the case, however, if you are injured or a loved one drowns while you’re out at a lifeguard-patrolled beach on a sunny weekend afternoon. It’s the responsibility of authorities, via the lifeguards on duty, to warn swimmers whenever there are dangerous conditions like “rip tides,” undertows or even (as rare as they are) shark sightings…
All too often, children are injured or drowned when using swimming pools on other peoples’ residential property. In many cases, a neighboring toddler wanders over to the property (say, through a hole in a fence) and falls into the pool; in other cases, children are injured as the result of inadequate supervision during pool parties. In these cases, before you can recover damages, you must establish that the pool in question was improperly secured against trespassing children, or that the parents hosting the pool party were negligent in supervising their guests. The personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan can help you to distinguish between genuine, tragic pool accidents and avoidable incidents for which legal action and seeking civil justice is appropriate…
We understand that no amount of money can bring back your loved one. But we believe that it is important to hold negligent dog owners responsible for their actions. After a violent ending to a life, families often face tremendously difficulty in adjusting to “everyday” life again; especially if they witnessed the attack. Compensation can help provide the necessary funds to seek counseling, treatment for post traumatic stress disorder, and to help you afford to take the time you need to focus on the difficult healing process.