Technology has repeatedly been used to improve road safety across the world, from seat belts and air-bags to a multitude of different sensors and driver aids to assist the human driver.
This could all be about to change again, however, with a new law passed this summer in Texas potentially heralding the start of the end for this human element.
The Inevitable Rise of the Machines
With Uber, Lyft, Google and several leading car manufacturers pushing the concept of automated cars for several years already, billions of dollars have already been invested into this race to develop the first reliable and fully self-sufficient driverless vehicles.
The future appears to now more a question of when rather than if driverless cars will enter the public market. To help hasten this advancement, former attorney and now Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill which clearly states that driverless vehicles are legally permitted … Read More
Traumatic brain injuries are amongst the most devastating medical diagnoses. Often they are life-changing, requiring extensive treatment and rehabilitation over the long term. There are almost infinite causes of brain injuries, with some of the most common including car and motorcycle accidents, falling incidents, sports-related injuries, and medical errors, including birth-related trauma.
The aftermath of suffering a brain injury is often distressing and may involve significant impairment of quality of life. Mobility can be restricted, and employment prospects might be diminished. This can leave victims in financial difficulty; it is therefore worthwhile to consider pursuing legal action, to ensure that commensurate compensation is secured.
Examples of brain injuries
There are several categories of brain injury; some of the most common are discussed below.
Cerebral contusion is bruising to the brain tissue, which is often attributed to a blow to the head. Contusion may also cause increased pressure in the … Read More
If you find yourself in a motorcycle accident, you might be on the search for a lawyer. However, it’s important that you choose the right lawyer – one with experience in motorcycle accidents. Although motorcycle and car accidents are similar in some ways, there are specifics about motorcycle accidents that your lawyer needs to understand.
The Injuries are more severe
While a car accident can result in serious injury, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in severe injuries. Often, those injuries have permanent impacts on the riders lives. If you are are in a motorcycle accident, you should be on the lookout for motorcycle accident lawyers. They are familiar with the types of injuries that often accompany this type of accident.
Because the injuries in motorcycle accidents can be severe, the victims require more financial support. You need a lawyer who understands the cost of your recovery. If … Read More
The small and unexpected things in life generally bring us the most joy. When an unexpected event leads to a serious injury, it may be the case that someone’s negligent behavior is responsible for your pain. This can be the result of any number of incidents, however, each will carry the same consequence. Their failure caused you suffering and avoidable financial costs.
When to press charges
If you believe you have substantial evidence to back a claim, a natural course of action is to prosecute. The standard statute of limitations in Missouri specifies that all personal injury claims must be lodged within five years of the date the incident took place.
Furthermore, any lawsuits revolving around medical negligence or malpractice must be filed within two years unless there are mitigating circumstances. This could be due to a delay in symptoms appearing or cases involving certain vulnerable groups such as minors … Read More
When you’ve suffered from an injury at work, your whole world can come crashing down. But many people are so caught up in the stress that they don’t look for a solution. They don’t realize that they are eligible for compensation from their employer. To help you determine if a lawyer can help you get compensation, you need some help. Here are a few ways you know that you need a work injury lawyer.
- Your employer denied you worker’s compensation
When an injury occurs at work, you may deserve worker’s compensation. But that doesn’t mean that every employer will give it to you. You may be left to handle your medical bills alone. If your employer denies you your compensation, you need a personal injury lawyer. With their help, you may be able to get back the money for your medical bills. You may also be able to get back … Read More