Regulation of Driverless Cars

Some experts predict that autonomous vehicles will dominate roadways by 2040.  That event will bring lifestyle changes not seen since the Ford Model T. Your morning and afternoon commute will become work time or leisure time as opposed to the current stress time!  DUIs, car accidents, and traffic tickets will decrease. That could mean car…

The Anguish of a Wrongful Death

The early death of a loved one can cause significant anguish and turmoil for the surviving family. The premature fatality of a cherished person may have happened due to the fault of another person or entity. Wrongful death can be described as someone having passed because of negligence or carelessness, in which legal action can…

How To Report A Car Accident To Police

How you interact with the responding police officers following an accident will depend on the severity of the injuries sustained. If you do not require immediate medical attention, take a breath and take quick stock of your surroundings.  It can be helpful if a driver or passenger can take a quick cell phone photo of…

FAQ about Personal Injury Claims

If a victim is injured in an incident caused by another party’s negligence, the victim can often file a claim or lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the incident in order to obtain financial compensation for the losses they have suffered from the injuries. The following are some of the more frequent questions…

Truck Driver Sleepiness Behind the Wheel

It is not uncommon for a truck driver to get sleepy while on route to their delivery destination. Carrying thousands of pounds of cargo, plus enduring long stretches of roadways can quickly lead to fatigue. Feeling exhausted while behind the wheel can endanger others on the road. Here we cover aspects of truck driver sleepiness,…

Three Types of At-Home Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is one of the most under-reported forms of negligence. According to one study, victims only report one out of every fourteen cases.  The percentage could be even lower in home-based abuse cases.  Many victims do not want anyone to “get in trouble.” Furthermore, many victims, in their advanced age, have mental impairments, so…

Whiplash Accident Victims: Do Not Ignore Your Injury

When many people hear the term “whiplash”, they think fake injury. However, this could not be further from the truth. Whiplash injuries can leave long-lasting side effects, causing pain and discomfort for weeks, months, or, if left untreated, even years.  Whiplash is a common injury suffered by rear end or multi-car accident victims.

In medical terms, whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when an impact or blow, such as from an auto accident or slip and fall accident, causes your head to jerk forward and backward in such a manner that the force stretches the muscles and tendons in your neck. In many cases, ice and rest can treat whiplash symptoms but sometimes, physical therapy is needed. When dealing with any type of suspected head or neck injury, it is best to see a medical professional so that more serious injuries can be ruled out.