Monthly Archives: August 2014

9 year old girl kills instructor in shooting range accident

N.J. girl in Arizona Uzi accident not 9-year-old competitive shooter from Franklin Township, father says | NJ.com

Dan Roberts has been fielding calls all morning from people concerned his daughter Shyanne was the 9-year-old New Jersey girl who killed a firearms instructor  with a fully-automatic weapon at an Arizona shooting range Monday. Shyanne — a highly trained competitive shooter who turns 10 on Thursday — was not the girl in the Arizona accident, Roberts said, but whoever the girl is, she should not be held at fault, he added." [The instructor] never should have been off to one side or the other. It's called the 180-degree rule," said Roberts, a weapons instructor from Franklin Township, Gloucester County." There's nothing inherently wrong with a 9-year-old shooting [fully automatic weapon]," Roberts said....
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5 Things to do after an #Accident

If you get injured in an accident, the last thing you want is for some solicitor to say in hind-sight, “I wish you would have done this” or “I wish you wouldn’t have done that.” So here are 5 things people should do post-accident.

DON’T ASSUME THAT YOU’RE NOT HURT

Sometimes it takes time for an injury to manifest itself. Let medical personal make that determination. While you might be a little sore immediately afterward, it isn’t until the next morning or the morning after, when you try to get out of bed, that you might be shocked by the pain and stiffness. If you haven’t seen a doctor, see one and make sure that you are okay. Too many people have problems after...
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Childhood Sports Injuries Are On The Rise

The fight against childhood obesity in America has schools pushing participation in various physical activities, including sports. According to reports published in the online medical journal Medscape.com, “at least 25 million children engage in school sponsored sports,” while some 20 million children are involved in some sort of organized sports activity outside school (extracurricular). “While the healthy trend successfully pulls out children from a sedentary lifestyle, the downside is that it has exposed our young to sports injuries such as TBI (traumatic brain injury),” said Scottsdale accident lawyer Michael Nysather. Statistics report up to seven million sports related injuries to Americans, the highest incidence of which occurs in the 5-15 year old age group (59.3 injuries per thousand), followed by the 15-24 year old bracket (56.4...
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Restaurateur Matt Haley critically injured in motorcycle accident

Popular Sussex County restaurateur Matt Haley was injured in a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon in India, according to Scott Kammerer, Haley's business partner. Haley, who won the 2014 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award in May, is apparently in critical but stable condition. Kammerer, president of the Matt Haley Companies which operates restaurants in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach and Ocean View, said Haley was traveling around 18,000 feet in the mountains by motorcycle and was in a collision with a truck. He is in a remote hospital in Leh, India. Kammerer said Haley, who was wearing a helmet, is unconscious but gradually improving. He said Haley is expected to be transferred to a hospital in New Delhi. Read the full story about...
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How to claim successfully for critical illness cover

A hefty lump sum is always welcome – and if it arrives following the diagnosis of a serious illness, it can be the vital means of getting through a crisis. This is why there is a huge interest in "critical illness" insurance. Policyholders pay a monthly sum for cover lasting a set number of years. If they suffer any of a list of major diseases – notably cancer, strokes or heart attacks – the policy pays out. That is the theory, at least, and it is an attractive enough concept to have led six million people to buy the cover. Research by Legal and General shows that the average UK household has enough in savings to survive financially for just 18 days before being totally reliant on...
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6 dead after Mont Blanc climbing #accident

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="994"] photo courtesy Shutterstock[/caption] The bodies of six French climbers were found on Mont Blanc in the Alps Wednesday, just a day after the group ran into inclement weather and went missing on Europe’s highest peak. Five of the climbers were found when rescue teams swept in on Wednesday, while the group’s guide was spotted in a crevasse later in the day after falling nearly 800 feet, according to French authorities. The group was part of a two-week mountaineering course hosted by the Union Nationale des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air (UCPA) according to a report by The Guardian, and was attempting to ascend the Aiguille d’Argentiere, a route that runs between two narrow peaks on its way towards Mont Blanc’s summit. Weather...
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How to protect your business from personal injury claims

A workplace injury is an illness or injury that arises as a result of or in direct relation to an employee’s job. Such injuries and illnesses can occur under a range of circumstances in various working environments from offices and factories to bars and restaurants. As an employer, regardless of the location of your workplace, you must be aware of the potential injuries and illnesses, how they can occur and what preventative measures you must take. It is therefore vital that you take the necessary steps to protect your business and your employees from injuries and illnesses in the workplace, and the subsequent claims that will arise. Types of injuries in the workplace Workplace injuries usually happen due to a lack of safety measures...
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How to Determine a Loss of Earnings Claims

A majority of us have or will witness accounts of a plaintiff claiming personal injury. He or she may claim multiple reasons for the injury along with millions of dollars in damages. The difficulty truly sets in when one needs to evaluate claims for loss of earning, specifically during this recovering economy. Many factors come into play in personal injury situations, including unemployment, underemployment and immigration status. Often times, insurance companies struggle to evaluate the loss of earnings claims due to these circumstances. That being said, it is imperative that each claim is thoroughly analyzed and litigated from the beginning. In situations where persons have been severely injured, individuals are often rendered unable to work. According to California laws, those who have been injured are entitled to claim loss of income. Although...
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Ray Dunstan’s Accident shatters title dream

A rogue gust of wind has blown away Blenheim cyclist Ray Dunstan's hopes of a world title - at least for the time being. Just over a month ago, the 54-year-old veteran was in superb shape, poised to ride for gold at the UCI World Cycling Tour finals in Slovenia after coming off victory in a qualifying event in Perth, Australia. After returning to New Zealand Dunstan continued his carefully-programmed buildup, reaching new performance levels and confident he could surpass the time trial silver medal he won at the worlds in 2007. With his training going to plan, a friend suggested he travel to Nelson to participate in a club time trial at Aniseed Valley. It seemed a good idea at the time. But within minutes of the...
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New Study Results Consistent with Claims For Failed Hip Implants

Our personal injury lawyers have been investigating claims on behalf of those that have had revision surgeries as a result of metal hip implant complications since the Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck stem implant recall nearly two years ago. In July 2012, the Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem hip implants due to the risks associated with corrosion of the modular neck joint of the implant. According to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 48 percent of the total hip arthroplasties measured in the study resulted in elevated metal ion levels for the patients that received them. The study also indicated that the rate of revision surgery administered to hip implant patients...
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