Daylight Saving Time and Fatal Car Accidents

In 2020, daylight saving time (DST) starts on March 8 at 2:00 a.m. While many people look forward to that extra hour of evening light, the DST transition period also marks an increase in fatal car accidents. The loss of one hour of sleep appears to be the catalyst for many of these crashes. The highest number of accidents and fatalities occurs on the first Monday that follows the time change. There is also a six percent increase in fatal[…] Read More

What Is Contributory Negligence?

Most car accident events are stressful and complicated, so it is best to get the assistance of a legal professional. Sometimes, both parties are accountable for the cause of the collision. Under those circumstances, the legal concept of contributory negligence comes into play. Contributory negligence means that the victim who suffered physical injury or personal property loss due to the accident may not be totally without fault, like if the victim was speeding and then was hit by another driver.[…] Read More

Children and Dog Bites

An article published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery revealed that 313 patients, including 183 children, had suffered at least one dog bite that required emergency medical treatment. The most common injured area was the central target area, which is comprised of the cheeks, nose, and lips; eye injuries include the inner and outer corners of the eye, eyelids, eyebrows, eye sockets, and tear duct systems. Injuries in Children It was also found that children are more at risk for[…] Read More