A traumatic brain injury disrupts learning, development and career plans
Law enforcement personnel have some of the most difficult jobs in the country. Their sacrifice is not to be taken for granted or minimized. Unfortunately, many people still experience police misconduct every day. Victims of police misconduct must choose carefully how to pursue justice when they suffer unfairly at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve.
On March 12, 2016 a tugboat escorting a crane from Albany to Jersey City, collided with a stationary construction barge located near the Tappan Zee Bridge. The tugboat, named The Specialist, was manned by three crewmembers, all of whom perished in the incident. After hitting the barge, the tugboat capsized and sank to the bottom of the Hudson River.
In the ongoing case of a teacher killed after a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer drove into him, the NYPD is refusing to release records pertaining to the incident. The event happened on July 6, 2013 at the intersection of Broadway and Hooper Street in Brooklyn. The 61-year-old was crossing the street when he was struck by a marked police van and thrown onto the pavement. He later died from severe head injuries, and his family is currently suing the NYPD, New York City, and the officer who was driving.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimated in 2013 that there were approximately 23.6 million drivers age 70 and above in the United States. With age comes health complications, such as dementia, loss of vision, loss of hearing, and longer response time. These declines in health can create a dangerous situation for the older driver, as well as all other drivers on the road.
On February 15, 2016 a man trying to board a subway train in New York City got jammed between the cab's doors and was dragged along the platform for about 60 feet. The man was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he died from blunt force trauma.
Personal injury can occur when products, including edible products, are unsafe. This can include food items which contain unnatural dangerous items, such as broken glass, or when improper preparation of foods allow bacteria or viruses to grow, making someone sick when consumed.
In some states, the doctrine of "attractive nuisance" applies to personal injury cases involving trespassing children. The doctrine is premised on the fact that children are unable to appreciate hazards, and can actually be attracted to dangerous conditions. These attractive but dangerous scenarios include swimming pools, large holes in the ground, dangerous objects to play on or in, among many others.