Pedestrian accidents happen for countless reasons, from poor visibility to speeding and walking too close to traffic. However, many pedestrian accidents are the result of drug and alcohol intoxication. During the summer months, there are many drivers who make the poor decision to drive while under the influence of alcohol, placing their own lives in danger and threatening the lives of many others on the road. Sadly, some drunk drivers have struck pedestrians, resulting in significant injuries or even the loss of life.
People in Kansas City may often associate a bad reputation with personal injury lawsuits, viewing them as thinly-veiled attempts by people to make others pay for their accidents and/or injuries. Oftentimes, and accident may appear to be just that. As accidents by their very nature are typically unanticipated, some might say that any legal action arising from them is unwarranted. Yet typically, it is often not the actual event that is addressed in a lawsuit, but rather the conditions that contributed to it. From that perspective, a strong argument might by made that persons or parties in authority had it within their power to prevent an accident from ever occurring.
Most might assume that the need to seek legal action after someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury disappears if the victim appears to have recovered after the incident. "Recovered" is often assumed to be walking, talking and doing all of the activities most associate with a healthy individual. Yet when watching your loved one following their TBI, you may notice something about them just appears to be off. Many have come to us here at The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi having noticed the same thing wondering what sort of assistance may be available to them in dealing with it.
After a car collision, people may suffer a number of immediate consequences. For example, they may be in a lot of pain, struggle to pay hospital bills and be left with an injury that leaves them immobilized for weeks or even months. However, there are a number of long-term consequences that may come with a car accident, such as a victim losing his or her ability to work in a particular field ever again. Some people are never able to return to the workplace in any capacity, while others may not have the ability to perform certain job duties, essentially destroying their career. This can be mentally and financially devastating, to say the least, and highlights why it is so important for victims to stand up for their rights.
Your kids may often look forward to the onset of spring in Kansas City simply because it serves as a sign that summer is right around the corner. To them, summer means no school and more time to play and explore the outdoors. To you, it might mean more worry that the many "adventures" they seek could lead to danger. There are many attractions out there that are inherently dangerous, yet children (particularly young children) may not appreciate the risks they present. When children are injured by such attractions, parents often come to us here at The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi wondering what legal recourse they may have.
Say "brain injury lawsuit," and most might think of an action taken on behalf of one injured due to the simple negligence of another. While that often may be the case, there are actions involving brain injuries (or all types of personal injuries, for that matter) for which there may not be a direct connection between a plaintiff and defendant. In scenarios where a defective product might have led to a brain injury, an entire company can be the target for litigation.
Depending on the severity, car accidents can have a range of devastating effects. Even seemingly minor crashes can result in serious medical issues, including whiplash. The Mayo Clinic offers the following information on whiplash and how it can affect your health and wellness.
You never anticipate suffering a severe injury in Kansas City, which is likely why such accidents are often so debilitating. Not only do you have to deal with the direct physical effects of the injury, but you also are forced to pay with the expenses that come with it. Then there is the potential for an additional financial loss if your injury forces you to take time off work to recuperate (or worse, keeps you from returning to work at all). All of these factors can lead to you facing inordinate expenses. This is typically what prompts people to file personal injury lawsuits.
If you recently experienced a serious spine injury in Kansas City, chances are you’re still adjusting. Even a seemingly minor disability can have an impact on the rest of your life, which is why many people have trouble coping with these sorts of injuries. UPMC.com explains the emotional impact of spinal cord injuries so you can begin making sense of the process.
Losing a loved one in Kansas City is never easy, particularly when their loss is unexpected. Yours and your family's grief may be compounded even further if it is discovered that their death was due to the negligent action of another. In such a case, you may feel justified in seeking a wrongful death lawsuit to help share the burden of the financial losses your family member's or friend's death has forced you to deal with. The question then becomes whether you are authorized to initiate such action.