A number of lines of work carry with them the risk of illness, injury and even death. One of those, as we have increasingly become aware of in recent years, is being a professional football player. Concussions, whether suffered once or multiple times over years of playing, can result in brain disease and other issues that can follow a former player through his life.
When most people think about holding manufacturers responsible for injuries caused by their products, they think about design and manufacturing flaws that can make a product potentially dangerous. However, manufacturers are also responsible for providing proper instructions and warnings about the possible dangers of their products. If they fail to do that, they can be held liable for any injury or harm that befalls someone who uses that product.
A spinal cord injury can have a devastating effect on a person's life. Many people find their mobility drastically limited by paralysis and endure a host of physical problems.
Nursing home injuries and deaths are among the most tragic because they often involve frail, elderly and/or mentally compromised people who can't speak for themselves. Many have no way of communicating to loved ones or others that they are being neglected or mistreated by staff or other residents in the facility.
News of an accident involving a school bus with students on board understandably sends chills through Chicago-area parents. However, according to the National Safety Council, school buses are still the safest way for kids to get to and from school. In fact, according to the NSC, it is 10 times safer for a student to take the bus than to walk to and from school and 13 times safer than riding in a car.