Consumers are protected by only a few laws against defective products, but thousands of consumers suffer serious injuries when these products fail or do not work as intended.
Asbestos exposure is recognized as dangerous and, according to the EWG Action fund, causes 12,000 to 15,000 deaths every year. But, the United States, unlike 50 other countries, does not have a federal ban on asbestos despite its potential for causing serious personal injury. Following the issuance of a report, the Massachusetts Attorney General has asked Congress to ban asbestos.
Cities across this country and Massachusetts have recognized the health and ecological benefits of bicycling and taken measures, such as bicycling lanes, to respond to and encourage their popularity. But, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycling also poses a risk of serious personal injury because bicyclist deaths in traffic accidents reached a 30-year high in 2018.
Have you ever gotten the flu or sprained your ankle? Then you know how much more difficult everything in your life can be when your health isn't well or your body isn't injured. These injuries are fairly common and most everyone who suffers them ends up making a full recovery. However, when injuries and illness occur on a larger scale, it can have much more serious impacts on an injured person and their family.
No one expects to suffer a serious injury; however, many individuals are faced with suspecting risks and dangerous situations on a daily basis. Whether it is in the workplace, on the roadways or at home using a product, a sudden and tragic accident could happen at any point. And when such a situation strikes, victims are often left questioning what they can do to navigate this situation that has left them injured, overwhelmed with medical bills and unable to work.
When individuals in Massachusetts and elsewhere think of accidents, they often think of those that victims are able to walk away from with minor to moderate injuries. While this may be common in minor car accidents, the reality is that severe incidents can occur, leaving victims with catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. The aftermath of such an accident can be emotional, overwhelming, complex and financially draining. Thus, it is important to understand what can be done to overcome this situation.