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Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Jet Ski Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Jet skis and other personal watercrafts are becoming more common. It also means that more people are more prone to jet ski accidents. These kinds of accidents can result into serious injuries, especially in the head, neck, back, and leg areas. It is worse when these accidents occur because of negligent parties, such as reckless jet skiers and small boat operators.

Victims of negligent acts may be able to get compensation. Even though this proves that the law is on the side of innocent parties, everybody should still make the effort in avoiding jet ski and other water-related accidents.

Common Causes of Jet Ski Accidents
Driver inexperience: One of the most common causes of jet ski accidents is the inexperience of jet ski operators. It is true that jet skis are easy to maneuver, but it doesn’t mean that they do not require training and knowledge of safety procedures.

Driver recklessness: Everybody wants to have fun in the water, and some have fun by doing reckless things with their jet skis, such as speeding, riding too close to the wake of another watercraft, and riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Third-party objects: Jet skiers should consider the fact that they are not alone in the water, so they should stay in a considerable distance away from other watercraft operators, swimmers, and anybody else in the water. They should also consider objects in the water, such as rocks and corals, as they may cause accidents as well.

Tips to Avoid Jet Ski Accidents
Get proper training: Jet ski operators should make the effort of learning the proper maneuver techniques for jet skis and knowing the limitations of the watercrafts.

Wear protective gear: Accidents may happen in any moment, so it is better to be always prepared. Wear the appropriate jet ski attire, such as life jackets.

Avoid reckless behaviors: Experienced operators tend to do reckless behaviors because they believe too much on their skills. But recklessness put them more on danger of accidents. In fact, even the others around them become vulnerable.

Be mindful of your surroundings: Watch out for other persons and objects in the water, particularly swimmers as they are more vulnerable compared to watercraft operators because of their lack of protections. Also, consider the condition of the water and the weather.

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Legal Services, Personal Injury | 1 comment

Auto Defects

Vehicle safety is something every driver values and aspires to. Yet even the most cautious driver can fall victim to a severe accident if all parts of their vehicle are not working properly. Auto-defects are some of the most dangerous and costly mistakes a manufacturer and make. Some of the most common types of auto defects are: tire blowouts, defective air bags, brake defects, seat belt defects, and defective child car seats.

Tire blowouts can occur due to tread separation or expired tires. If a tire was incorrectly made, the tread may separate from the tires core making it extremely susceptible to blow out. Sometimes, manufactures will sell tires that are several years old but market them as new tires. These tires are also more susceptible to blowouts which could easily cause rollover accidents.

Defective airbags and seatbelt defects can be the difference between life and death in the case of an accident. Properly functioning air bags and seatbelts protect passengers in severe accidents and can greatly increase their chance of survival and decrease the severity of their injuries. If these are not working properly, all passengers are in more danger.

For any parent, the safety of their children is their most important concern. Defective child car seats can seriously endanger any child although these products are intended to protect them. These defects threaten to increase the severity of injuries sustained in an accident.

Effects of an accident due to an auto defect can be permanent and life threatening. Unfortunately, in many cases, a defective vehicle is the result of the carelessness of a manufacturer.

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Defective Products, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Vaginal Mesh

Recent years have seen great advances in medical technology. Breakthroughs have allowed the treatments of medical conditions that in the past proved inoperable or permanent. Yet as these new technologies are more widely used, unforeseen complications can occur. These complications can prove to be very dangerous to those undergoing the medical procedures that had initially been intended to help them.

One of these breakthroughs is the process of skin graphing. Skin graphing involves transplanting healthy skin to treat, heal and replace damaged areas of skin. This can be used to treat severe injuries and burns. This technology has helped many people who have suffered sever injuries live healthy, functional lives in situations that would have previously been impossible to recover from. While skin graphing technology has helped many people, for some it has lead to severe complications if this technology is not applied correctly.

The website of vaginal mesh lawsuit attorneys at Williams Kherkher details one similar example of these such risks. Vaginal mesh was first seen as an incredible medical breakthrough, allowing surgeons to “strengthen, reinforce, or replace insufficient tissue density or elasticity in the vaginal wall.” This at first seemed like a procedure which would help many women in ways that before seemed impossible. However, this procedure quickly proved to be very dangerous to certain women, who experienced a number of unpleasant and harmful complications after the procedure. Even in these situations, the most praised and advanced medical procedures can lead to unexpected dangers.

When medical advancements have unforeseen complications, it is unfortunate, because the very things designed to heal people end up causing them more harm. These are unfortunate circumstances that affect the lives of many people. At times, unfortunately, the complications with these breakthroughs are due to the negligence of another. In these cases, victims may be owed compensation for the pain they endured.

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Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in America, and as many precautions as possible should be taken to avoid them. There are three general types of car accidents: frontal impact, rear impact and side collision.

Frontal impact accidents occurs when the front of the vehicle collides with another vehicle or still object. These are unique in that the driver has full view of the road and the collision when the collision occurs. Still, it is at times difficult or impossible to stop a collision when it is already in motion- even when we can see it coming. According to legal resources, common causes of frontal impact accidents can include driver error, reckless driving, and speeding.

Rear impact accidents occur behind the vehicle, outside of the drivers’ vantage point. Because these happen outside of the view of the driver, they are far more likely to be caused by the driver behind the vehicle then the driver in the front vehicle. According to the website of the Houston personal injury lawyers at The Mokarram Law Firm, these are often cause by distraction or mechanical defects, and can be categorized as “no fault” accidents.

Side collisions are a more dangerous kind of collision, because in many vehicles there is less airbag protection on the points of impact in these types of accidents. These occur when a vehicle collides with another vehicle that it to the side of it. The other vehicle may be parallel or perpendicular, but regardless the point of collision will be with the side of the car, near the passenger or drivers side doors. Common causes of these accidents are drunk driving, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, and highway defects.

Car accidents can have life long and sometimes life threatening effects on those involved. Unfortunately, many accidents are due to the recklessness and negligence of another. In these cases, certain damage might be owed to the victims involved.

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