Not only are trampolines a great way to stay in shape, but also no matter what age you are, they are a source of fun. Trampolines can be a great activity to get the kids out of the house and into nature for some fresh air, as well as a great bonding activity between parents and children.
However, with this great fun comes great risk. Research shows that 90% of trampoline injuries are sustained by children between the ages of 5 and 14. Over half of these injuries are sustained when two or more children are jumping on the trampoline at the same time.
Between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, over one million people who lived, worked, or served at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were exposed to toxic chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects, and other diseases.
Recent legislation passed by Congress and signed on August 8, 2022 allows victims and their families to seek legal damages for death and injuries resulting from the contaminated groundwater.
If you suffer an injury while occupying a rental property, you may have the legal right to seek compensation from the property owner. The facts in how the injury occurred, the severity, and the cause all come into play in a claim. Property owners have the responsibility to maintain safe premises for tenants, whether at a long-term or short-term rental.
Massachusetts police responded to dozens of calls reporting damage from flying ice chunks during the first week of February 2022, as reported by CBS Boston. One such report involved a vehicle windshield that was shattered by a piece of ice that flew off another car on I-93 South in Medford. This type of damage can be prevented when drivers take the time and trouble to clear snow and ice off their vehicles before they set out.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation of Tesla concerning video games on the front touchscreens of vehicles that can be played while they are in motion. This function on Tesla vehicles is known as “Passenger Play.” The NHTSA is concerned that it may distract drivers and increase the risk of a crash.
Passenger Play has been available to drivers since December 2020, as reported by Business Insider. Before that, gameplay was only enabled on Tesla vehicles when they were in park. The Passenger Play function on Tesla vehicles makes it possible for drivers to play games while driving on the touchscreen of the car.
One year after government officials cancelled public Halloween festivities due to the severity of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many of the holiday’s enthusiasts are eager to get back out again this year to celebrate in a healthy and safe way. Donning costumes, eating candy, and enjoying seasonal adult beverages are just some of the activities that mark this fun weekend. Halloween holds a treat for people of all ages.
A life care plan is a document created by a life care planner. Its purpose is to identify the future medical and supportive care needs of a particular person. Life care plans are needed for individuals with a chronic illness or disabling injury, such as spinal cord injury. They are used in consultations with patients, their families, and rehabilitation or medical professionals for coordinating medical care and support. Life care plans are also used to project the costs of long-term care for a seriously injured person.
Older adults go into nursing homes at the point when they need long-term, round-the-clock care. Nursing home residents have certain rights guaranteed to them under federal and Massachusetts law. Among these are the right to a clean, safe environment, assistance with their daily needs, proper medical care, and freedom from abuse or neglect. If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation.
After you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, every dollar counts when you are trying to pay your medical bills, plan for future expenses, and cover any lost wages from being out of work. This is why advocating for the highest possible settlement offer or jury verdict is of the utmost importance. But another question that many accident victims have during the claims process is how getting a big settlement will impact their taxes.
Damage to the spinal cord can completely transform your life, but it all depends on the type of injury and where along the spine you were hurt. Some spinal cord injuries can be fixed with surgery and physical therapy, leaving the victim with no lasting damage. In other cases, it can cause partial to total paralysis from the waist down. When the lumbar portion of the spine is damaged, both are very real possibilities.