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Car AccidentsIdaho in general, and Boise in particular, is a relatively safe place to live. However, that does not mean the state is without its dangers. Many small highways wind around the city and get icy in wintertime. In summer, leafy woods may prevent visibility.
Traffic accidents are unfortunately quite common. More than 13,000 people were injured in 2016, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. Many of these injuries occurred to the spinal cord.
Any broken bones, fractures, concussions, or pain resulting from a fall could lead to other complications.
Gunshot WoundsStatistics indicate that gunshot wounds are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury and that an estimated 35 percent of all TBI deaths are caused by gunshot wounds. As for spinal injury, a bullet can cause much more trauma to the spine than the typical stab wound, even if the bullet has not penetrated the spinal canal.
Various sports contribute to a high percentage of brain and spinal injuries. In fact, TBI, which may result when the head suddenly hits an object, is the leading cause of death among sports-related injuries. Meanwhile, football, hockey, wrestling, and cheerleading are among the highest-risk sports for catastrophic spinal injury.
Spinal cord injuries may result from slips, falls, vehicle accidents, or being crushed. While some find it easy to get claims covered by their place of employment or additional insurance coverage, others do not. For instance, the United States Department of Labor reports that as of January 2018, only 1,815 of 7,081 total Idaho workers compensation cases resulted in any sort of payment.
Hitting your head in a fall can lead to serious brain swelling. Beware if you see stars or black out; these can be signs of minor to major concussion.
Acts of Violence
Acts of Violence
According to Mayo Clinic, approximately 12 percent of spinal cord injuries are caused by acts of violence. Victims of domestic violence are especially prone to TBI.
Certain diseases can injure the spinal cord. Some types of arthritis specifically affect the spine and can cause stiffness and pain. The spread of cancer can put pressure on the spinal cord, which causes spinal cord compression. As osteoporosis sets in, bones become brittle and the vertebrae becomes porous; a compression fracture, which is severely painful, could result.
* While these are not the only possible causes of brain and spinal injuries, these are very common.
Identifying negligent action criteria
Someone carried the duty or responsibility for your care.
Caregivers—These people are there to help you, are paid to assist you, and should be reliable
Specific rules and guidelines apply to roadwork safety
Your caregiver failed to uphold his or her duty to you, resulting in injury to you.
A person’s failure to uphold his or her duty caused you to suffer harm or bodily damage.
Harm was a predictable result of another’s inappropriate action or inaction.
examples of negligent actions
In Construction Zones
Zones should be clearly indicated and appropriate signage must be provided.
ABSENT OR DAMAGED
DEBRIS LEFT ON
EQUIPMENT LEFT IN
THE TRAFFIC FLOW
In Nursing Settings
Potential dangers should be anticipated and marked or removed.
AREAS THAT PRESENT
Personal Injury laws in idaho
Idaho employs the comparative negligence rule of comparative responsibility law, which means that if both parties played a role in causing the accident, both parties may be responsible for damages.
On the road, this might mean you and the other driver were both behaving irresponsibly. At work, perhaps equipment was malfunctioning (employer’s fault), but you weren’t using it correctly (your fault).
This rule does not mean you don’t have a case, though. It simply means it’s even more important to get legal help and build a strong case to receive as much compensation as possible.
Statute of Limitations
If you want to build a strong case, it’s time to start gathering evidence. Police reports, insurance documents, and medical reports are all necessary to paint a full picture of the injury. Your attorneys will need full access to every related document so they can determine whether you have a case and prepare as quickly as possible. It starts with speaking to a lawyer today.
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