Winters in New Hampshire can be brutal, with lots of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. These conditions also increase the chances of slips and falls which can result in serious injuries. When these accidents happen on a business's property, the owner may be liable for the damages, especially if there was negligence on his or her part.
After dealing with the initial shock and trauma that accompanies you child being involved in a serious accident in Rochester, your thoughts may turn to how is it that he or she was able to gain such easy access to the hazard that caused his or her injuries. Your concerns are not unfounded; if fact, many come to us here at The Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown & Associates with the exact same question. If you believe that whomever owns the property which housed the tool of your child's injury was negligent in protecting him or her from the risks that it provided, could you hold such a party liable?
Winter affects people young and old in similar and different ways. For example, the shorter hours of sunlight can mean a loss of energy across all age ranges, but a slip and fall on ice can affect an older person more than a younger person. Older people's bodies are more fragile and may take longer to recover.
When most people think about injuries in the workplace, their first thoughts turn toward extreme injuries, such as falling down or getting hit with something. These types of injuries do happen often, and they made up a significant portion of the 2.9 million nonfatal injuries that took place in the private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Anybody who has suffered a personal injury knows that it is not just painful and inconvenient. It is often expensive, and the bills continue to pile up as you recover from the incident. This is one of the biggest reasons to seek recourse after being hurt, but there are limits to the kind of compensation you may seek. These are the five categories of compensation that victims are typically eligible to receive.
Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it will now require hybrid and electric light-duty vehicles to make noise to alert and protect pedestrians. Pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have low vision, often rely on sound to approximate the direction, presence, and location of moving vehicles. The NHTSA believes that this new requirement will prevent more than 2,000 pedestrian injuries every year.
A new study released by the Governors Highway Safety Association reports that drowsy driving mimics the same dangers as drunk driving. According to the study, driving without getting sleep for 21 hours straight is the same as driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent. That is the legal limit in every state in the country. Driving after a full day without sleep is the equivalent of 0.10 percent blood alcohol content, well over the legal limit.