Each year, approximately 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs, with some bites needing emergency treatment. Over a 16-year period, in fact, the number of hospital admissions caused by dog bites increased by eighty six percent, increasing from 5,100 in 1993 to 9,500 in 2008, according to a recent report by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. If you have been injured by a dog attack, your time for recovery will be limited by state law.
Since 2009, there have been more than 300,000 emergency room visits related to All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accidents. From 1982-2010 there were 11,001 deaths from ATV accidents and a large percentage of drivers were under the age of 16. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of an ATV accident, they may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The Centers for Disease Control reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those age 5-34 in the U.S. More than 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2009. The economic impact is also notable: the lifetime costs of crash-related deaths and injuries among drivers and passengers were $70 billion in 2005. Many people think they can deal with the insurance company by themselves: they can’t and they shouldn’t.
The Eason Law Firm also handles water vehicle accidents, and accidental death cases, including boats and jet skis. We also represent victims of accidents resulting from negligent road design, dangerous turns, bends, intersections, tire tread separation, as well as damaged asphalt.
In 2010 over 500,000 Large Truck and Commercial Vehicles were involved in accidents; with over 100,000 people sustaining serious injuries, and over 5,000 people dying in these crashes. This was compared to only 3,200 deaths involving large trucks in 2009, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
As a professional in over the road trucking, it does not matter how many years or millions of miles one has accumulated. According to the 2006 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s report, about one in 20 drivers will be involved in an accident. The study also shows that there are roughly 141,000 truck crashes every year, and 77,000 of these was the direct fault of the truck driver.
Many factors come into play concerning truck accidents. The media loves to portray the trucker as a death machine gunning down the highway. Driver fatigue has been mentioned many times over, but now we can see the facts.
Top 10 Causes of Truck Accidents
- Prescription Drug Use 26%
- Traveling Too Fast 23%
- Unfamiliar with Roadway 22%
- Over-the-counter Drug Use 18%
- Inadequate Surveillance 14%
- Fatigue 13%
- Illegal Maneuver 9%
- Exterior Distraction 8%
- Inadequate Evasive Action 7%
- Aggressive Driving Behavior 7%
If you have been injured in an accident, contact the Eason Law Firm today for a free consultation.