Do Roundabouts Reduce Intersection Accidents?
Roundabouts are circular intersections with no stop signs or traffic signals. They are commonly used in Europe and Australia, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) would like to see them become more widely used in the United States. In fact, in last year’s Aug. 18 issue of the newsletter Status Report, the IIHS specifically recommends building more roundabouts in the U.S. to improve traffic flow and intersection safety. Intersection crashes can be deadly. When an auto accident results in serious injuries or wrongful death, a qualified Orlando injury attorney helps the victims stand up for their legal rights. Why Build More Roundabouts? According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 40 percent of all car crashes in the U.S. in 2008 were intersection-related crashes. Improving intersection safety can help reduce the number of intersection-related crashes as well as the injuries and deaths they cause….
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Coping With Burn Injuries
According to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, more than half a million people in the U.S. are treated for burns every year. Treatment for severe burn injuries may include surgery, skin grafting, physical therapy or occupational therapy. In addition to the physical trauma of severe burns, many burn victims also experience psychological damage. Treating the physical and psychological effects of burn injuries can be costly, and some burn victims are unable to return to work right away or at all. If you have suffered severe burns or any other catastrophic injury as a result of a car accident, truck accident, or other incident, an experienced Orlando injury attorney will fight to get you fair and just compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Effects of Burn Injuries Burn victims may feel anxious about leaving the insulated environment of the hospital when it’s time to return home. Once home,…
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Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Sometimes the food we eat makes us sick. If food is not cooked, handled and stored properly, it can cause illnesses such as: Campylobacter Salmonella E. coli Shigella Hepatitis A Giardia lamblia Cryptosporidia Calicivirus, also known as the Norwalk virus Staphylococcus aureus, also known as staph infection Clostridium botulinum, also known as botulism When negligence at a restaurant, fast food chain, hotel or other establishment results in cases of food poisoning, an experienced Orlando injury attorney helps victims hold the establishment accountable for spreading a food borne illness. Food Poisoning Symptoms People suffering from a food borne illness typically experience one or more of the following symptoms: Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Fever Abdominal pain and cramping Other symptoms specific to certain types of food poisoning include: Bloody diarrhea (E. coli) Myalgia, jaundice and anorexia (Hepatitis A) Bloating and fatigue (Giardia lamblia) Scalded skin syndrome (Staphylococcus aureus) Double or blurred vision, drooping…
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Car Accidents Involving Catastrophic Injuries
The number of people killed in car accidents each year in the United States has been on the decline, dropping from 37,423 deaths in 2008 to 33,808 deaths in 2009, according to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Although vehicle safety continues to improve, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for people ages five to 34 in the U.S., and more than 2.3 million American adults received emergency room treatment in 2009 for car accident injuries. When car accidents cause catastrophic injuries, an experienced Orlando injury attorney fights to get victims compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury One type of catastrophic injury that can be caused by an auto accident is traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), about 28…
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