Injuries Sustained from Accidents on Boats

Written by Carla Ballatan

Have you had a particularly sunny day spending time in a boat or yacht that turned awry due to unexpected accident on board and at sea? Well, misfortunes do happen atrepparttar most unexpected times. And sometimes, it leaves serious physical injuries. Accidents on boats are particularly tricky since this involverepparttar 119186 sea and its undetermined depths. You would never know if you’re going to spendrepparttar 119187 last days of your life not on dry land… Well, before we go intorepparttar 119188 gory details…we might as well tackle your rights as victims of injury which resulted from accidents on boats and what legal actions you can do.

We are going to give yourepparttar 119189 important facts you need to know, before anything else. Did you know that there are almost thirteen million recreational numbered boats inrepparttar 119190 United States? Meanwhile, boating accident resulting to injuries number close to six thousand every year and cause over thirty nine million dollars in property damage. Last 2002, in a boating accident case, 750 people were killed. In almost 40% of these boating accidents case fatalities involve alcohol. Fatalities are most oftenrepparttar 119191 result of drowning.

Once accidents on a boat or any vessel at sea occur, authorities should be informed quickly about it. The case is required to be reported torepparttar 119192 federal or state authorities especially when following circumstances happen:repparttar 119193 accident causesrepparttar 119194 death or disappearance, indicating death or injury, of any individual;repparttar 119195 boat accident caused injuries torepparttar 119196 persons in it and requires medical care beyond first aid and/or if damages torepparttar 119197 vessel or property exceeds five hundred dollars.

School Bus Mishaps

Written by Paul Hood

Buses are a fairly safe mode of transportation. However, they can be very dangerous if they are involved in an accident.

Bus accidents often result in serious injuries and even death. Factors that contribute to these accidents are driver negligence, inadequate security, dangerous roadways, weather conditions, defective products and improper maintenance, among others.

According torepparttar University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, based on information fromrepparttar 119185 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are less than 300 fatal bus accidents in an average year. Of those, about 30% involve transit buses and 40% involve school buses. There may be variations from other sources but above figure paints a frightening picture ofrepparttar 119186 dangers buses pose torepparttar 119187 riding public.

If you are injured in a bus accident you may be able to file a claim againstrepparttar 119188 bus company to receive damages forrepparttar 119189 injury you have sustained. You may either be on boardrepparttar 119190 bus whilerepparttar 119191 mishap happened or you may be walking onrepparttar 119192 street or riding a car.

Like trains and planes, buses are conveyances that are required to provide a higher level of safety for its occupants. They are liable for injuries that passengers may suffer. It is mandatory for them to have equipment in good condition and skilled drivers to ensurerepparttar 119193 safety of passengers. State policies may vary but in general, if a personal injury occurs becauserepparttar 119194 carrier was not in compliance with safety regulations,repparttar 119195 carrier may have total liability for personal injuries.

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