There are roughly 1.7 million people who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, with more than 50,000 of them losing their lives. The most common causes of these injuries include falls, car accidents, struck by or against events and assaults – some of which could lead to a personal injury claim. In personal injury cases, there are typically two types of awarded damages: punitive and compensatory. Punitive damages are usually only awarded when the jury or judge believes that the plaintiff needs further punishment, in the form of a monetary amount. [Read More]
4 Things You Should Know About Swimming Pool Injuries
The swimming pool is meant to be a place for fun, but all too often it is the source of pain and suffering. This year, children and adults will become victims in the water. The consequences may be tragic, and events could very well force you to make a drastic decision based on a swimming pool injury this year. 1 - Drowning is a major cause of death in children. [Read More]
Can Your Employer Fire You Because Of Your Weight? Maybe.
Obesity is a problem for many people but is a disability? The answer to that question could determine whether or not your employer can fire you because of your weight. What's The Difference Between Being Overweight And Being Obese? Almost 70% of U.S. adults are overweight, and 35% of those adults are obese. Obesity is determined by a person's body mass index or BMI. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. [Read More]
Could Obesity Be A Factor In Your Child Custody Case?
It doesn't really surprise anyone to hear that obesity is a problem. What surprises people, however, is that it can become a serious issue in a custody battle. Can you really lose custody over your child's weight? Can your weight be a factor in a child custody case? Surprisingly, the answer is, "Yes." This is what you should know. It's All About The Child's Best Interests. The reason that obesity - yours or your child's - can come into play in a custody battle is the wide latitude given to family court judges in deciding what is in the " [Read More]