When a defective product injures an individual or group of people, it’s often assumed the manufacturer is the responsible party. After all, key factors were overlooked in the development and testing of the product, which ended up compromising consumer health and safety.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of people hit and killed by vehicles each year has reached its highest since 1990. These accidents, which now account for about 16 percent of all traffic fatalities in the US, most often involve older adults and children but anyone can be a victim. In Connecticut specifically, preliminary data shows a 53 percent increase in pedestrian accidents from 2017 to 2018. What are some of the common causes of these incidents?
When we hear about car accident, many of us envision two cars colliding with each other. However, according to crash data from IIHS, single-vehicle crashes account for over 50 percent of all accidents. While these incidents often involve hitting a stationary object such as a guardrail or a pole, they can encompass several other scenarios.
We understand it’s not always an easy decision to place our loved one in a nursing home. Yet when a family member’s care becomes too much or too expensive, this move can be the best choice for many American families.