We all heal at different rates. We each have different pain thresholds. Your bone fracture or concussion will not be the same as the next person's.
Summer is a great time to get things done around the house. The days are long, the weather is nice, and it feels good to just be outdoors doing sometime. Many times, working in the yard or garden involves renting or borrowing equipment to get the job done. And when you do, you expect it to be in good working order.
On TV, a drowning person flails and splashes and yells for help. This creates dramatic tension and sets up the heroic rescue.
Spring has finally arrived, meaning more people walking and jogging, more kids playing outside. Getting outdoors can also mean more interactions with dogs.
The big fear when an elderly person falls is broken bones, especially hip fractures. While that danger is very real, head trauma from falls is often overlooked.
Many nursing homes are critically understaffed or are forced to hire workers with sketchy backgrounds. This staffing deficit in turn leads to serious harm to thousands of patients from negligence, neglect and abuse.
One of the most serious dangers to motorists in New Jersey and across the country is the threat of distracted drivers, or drivers who are texting or talking on their handheld cell phones. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2010 over 416,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, and 3,092 people were killed in such accidents. Eighteen percent of all roadside injuries reported that year involved a distracted driver.
Every day Mt. Laurel residents shop for and buy products that, without proper oversight, could be potentially dangerous. But because of state and federal laws, most people feel completely safe when they use or consume the products they buy. What happens, though, when someone becomes sick or injured through the use of a defective product? This is where product liability laws come into play.