Back and Neck Injury Articles
February 14, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Sarasota, FL: When a Sarasota police officer dropped his cell phone while driving and took his eyes off the road for a split second to retrieve it, that’s all it took for a 30-year-old woman to be left with back and neck injury after her car was rear-ended. When the injured woman filed a lawsuit, the city of Sarasota and the plaintiff are reported to have agreed on a settlement.Read [ Police Officer Dropped His Cell Phone, Resulting in Back and Neck Injury ]
January 5, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: A lawsuit alleging a woman suffered a back and neck injury after unintended Toyota acceleration has reportedly been settled, and may be the start of other Toyota lawsuits being settled, as well. The plaintiff in the lawsuit alleged she suffered a back injury and a neck injury when her car suddenly accelerated and crashed, an alleged issue with Toyotas that dominated the media in 2010.Read [ Back and Neck Injury Lawsuit Results in Toyota Settlement ]
December 8, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Ottawa, ON: While the cold weather puts an obvious damper on certain outdoor activities for those living in the northern states, the coming Christmas and New Years break provides a chance for families in southern states to enjoy water parks and other water-themed pursuits. Unfortunately, sometimes a back and neck injury ruins the fun.Read [ Ottawa Theme Park Hit with Back and Neck Injury Lawsuit ]
November 8, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: A lawsuit has been filed after a 13-year-old athlete suffered a neck injury during a championship football game. The lawsuit alleges the boy’s neck injury was the result of a policy at Pop Warner Little Scholars that pushed football players into tackling headfirst. Although many back and neck injuries are associated with professional sports, such injuries can be devastating to young athletes.Read [ Lawsuit Filed After Young Athlete Paralyzed ]
October 24, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Staten Island, NY: A back and neck injury suffered by a 39-year-old man when his parked pickup truck was rear-ended, was awarded a total of $665,000 in compensation for his injuries.Read [ Back and Neck Injury Victim Awarded $665,000 in Total Damages ]
September 26, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: On the list of most dangerous careers, professional athlete does not tend to register. After all, lives are rarely in danger for a baseball player the way they are for a miner. But that does not mean that athletes are not at risk of back and neck injuries and other serious injuries. A report by the Los Angeles Times (9/25/13) shows just how many claims have been filed alleging professional athletes have suffered permanent injuries.Read [ Athletes File Injury Claims, Including Back and Neck Injuries ]
August 31, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Chehalis, WA: Blindness on its own is a challenge that carries a myriad of risks and issues for which one has to meticulously plan and prepare in order to counter and move forward in the everyday without the benefit of sight. To that end, anyone who is visually impaired remains, by nature or training, extremely careful. Thus, it is tragic to hear of a visually impaired man encountering an uncovered manhole and sustaining back and neck injury, as well as other injuries. One could also imagine the disaster could have been a lot worse.Read [ Visually Impaired Man Falls, Sues for Back and Neck Injury ]
August 12, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
San Francisco, CA: Authorities are coming down on trampoline parks as the associated rate of trampoline injuries rises. In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics went public in its discouragement of trampoline use, after a report showed evidence for major trampoline accidents including shin and chest fractures, and ankle, spinal and head and neck injuries--some of which resulted in brain damage.Read [ Rising Trampoline Accident and Injury Rates Raise Alarm Bells ]
July 12, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: The recent Asiana Airlines plane crash may have had many survivors, but those who survived will likely suffer long-term back and neck injuries, according to a doctor who treated many of the victims. Though the survivors would likely agree that they are lucky to be alive, many face a long road to recovery after suffering spinal injuries.Read [ Plane Crash Results in Spinal Fractures ]
June 21, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Franklin County, OH: A back and neck injury can be devastating to the injured person, the results from which can carry long-term implications for lifestyle and livelihood. And while one may naturally assume that a back and neck injury is sustained as the result of an accident of some kind, few would contemplate that such an accident could happen at a hospital.Read [ Neck Injury Victim Awarded $2.8 Million ]