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caution elevatorWho isn’t afraid of elevators? Who has ever gotten stuck in an elevator and thought of being trapped or worse yet an elevator going into a free fall? Although elevator accidents may seem like a rare occurrence, they are fairly common. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports an average of 10,200 elevator accidents involving injuries each year, with approximately 30 cases being fatal accidents.

Elevators, while a great convenience, can be lethal. These machines can lose power, get stuck between floors, lose traction, and even go into a free fall or abruptly stop for no reason at all. Each of these hazards can produce significant injuries such as disc injury, broken bones, traumatic brain injury, amputated limbs, and death. After an accident, not only may you be traumatized to ever step into an elevator again, but it can also change the entire course of the rest of your life depending on the severity of the injury sustained.

emotional distressAn individual’s quality of life can be greatly affected in an instant. After an accident, most people are primarily concerned with apparent physical injuries and property damage. But once the dust settles, emotional suffering can begin to greatly impact the victim’s life.

Not only may the victim experience physical pain, but he or she may also suffer mentally. A victim’s mental pain and suffering after an accident is less about the physical pain from the injuries, and more about the mental and emotional anguish that is caused by the injuries and the accident.  In fact, emotional distress is very common following an accident. It can negatively impact the victim’s daily activities and routine. If the trauma is severe enough, it may require treatment from a psychologist or therapist.

mri scanBetween traveling to and from work, running errands, taking road trips, and shuffling the kids around, we spend more time in our vehicle than we may realize. Because of this, motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries in the United States.

If you are lucky, you may walk away from the accident with just some scrapes and bruises. But some symptoms may be delayed. For the first few days or weeks, you may not be in any pain at all. However, this does not mean you were not seriously injured. Once the adrenaline has worn off and time has passed, hidden injuries may become noticeable. Because delayed injuries can be dangerous, it is always important to see a physician as soon as possible after an accident.

Distracted Driving not only ruins vehicles, it ruins lives. Adam Miller was born in July of 2003. His mother Cheryl said he was loud, exuberant and loved trains. “It was wonderful to see him set up the whole train set … and make all the different shapes,” she said. “And he would watch the engine pull the rest of the train along.” By the time he began Kindergarten Adam became a big brother to little Eli. He fell in love with school and wanted to be a teacher. On November 15th 2008, a flat tire left Adam and his dad on the side of Plainfield-Naperville Road. Distracted driving simultaneously occurred by an approaching vehicle as the driver bent down to pick up a cigar wrapper. He didn’t spot the father-son duo’s parked vehicle on the side of the road. 

Adam Miller, boy killed due to distracted driving car accident

Distracted Driving ruins lives. Filing a Personal injury claim is crucial after an auto accident.

brain_injury-300x146Individuals who have suffered a catastrophic personal injury not only face serious health consequences but also financial issues. From costly medical bills to an inability to return to work, survivors of personal injuries can face heavy economic damages.

When facing a life-changing injury such as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), victims may have many questions. One such question we here at the Cardone Law Firm frequently receive is, “How much money is my traumatic brain injury worth?”

howmuchkneeinjuryworth-300x225Knee injuries in auto accidents are extremely common. Often clients come to us with the question: How much is my knee injury worth? This article will cover the basics of everything you need to know about the value of your knee injury in Louisiana.

KEY FACTORS AFFECTING HOW MUCH YOUR KNEE INJURY IS WORTH

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