Personal Injury

Bicyclists More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in SUV Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 12, 2023

While bicyclists may be at risk of suffering serious personal injuries in any type of car accident, their risk of suffering fatal injuries increases significantly when they are involved in an auto accident with an SUV. Larger  vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks have recently come under the scanner for the increased risk of serious […]

Slip and Fall Accidents are More Dangerous for Men

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 2, 2023

Older men are at a much higher risk of suffering potentially serious head injuries when they suffer a slip and fall accident, compared to women.  These findings from a recent study are surprising because earlier research had held that women have a higher risk of suffering skull or facial fractures in a slip and fall […]

New Personal Injury Prevention Technology Changes the Game for Motorcyclists

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 22, 2023

For decades, motorcyclists  have been the most vulnerable users of our highways.  While the risk of serious personal injuries in a motorcycle accident continue to remain high, new personal injury prevention technology gives motorcyclists a much stronger fighting chance against catastrophic or fatal injuries in an motorcycle accident. Auto Week recently reported on two specific […]

Driver Education Key to Preventing First Responder Auto Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 2, 2023

Auto accidents involving first responders, including firefighters and other emergency workers, killed at least 50 such workers in 2022.  The Governors Highway Safety Association and other groups are ramping up efforts to educate drivers about the need to take care when they see emergency responders at an auto accident site. Most states have move – […]

Increased Risk of Head and Spinal Injuries from Slip and Falls During Winter

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 25, 2023

Your chances of suffering a serious head or spinal injury increase while performing a number of routine activities in winter. Slip and fall accidents are some of the more hazardous accidents in snowy or icy conditions like the kind that  parts of Georgia have experienced in recent weeks. Experts are warning about a higher risk […]

Sleep Apnea Linked to Cognitive Deficits Post Traumatic Brain Injury

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 16, 2023

Car accident or motorcycle accident victims who suffer from a brain injury may also be at risk of suffering from sleep apnea, which, in turn, can impact cognitive function after their personal injury. The results of a new study that was published this month found that traumatic brain injury patients who also suffer from obstructive […]

Protect Yourself Against Hand Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents this Winter

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 12, 2022

Some of the more common injuries that occur in slip and fall accidents during winter are hand and wrist injuries, especially those that occur when a person puts out his hand to break the fall. This winter, orthopedic surgeons are warning people about the dangers of hand and wrist injuries in fall accidents. These personal […]

Heart Disease can Exacerbate Slip and Fall Accident Risks

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 13, 2022

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease may be at a higher risk of suffering from slip and fall accidents that expose them to serious personal injury. According to a new study whose results were published in the journal Circulation:  Cardiovascular Quality Outcomes,  more research is needed to understand the causes of increased fall risks in […]

Proven Strategies Could help Save Half a Million Lives in Auto Accidents Every Year

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 27, 2022

A combination of proven and time-tested strategies like expansion of seatbelt usage and cracking down on intoxicated driving could help save as many as half a million lives in auto accidents across the world every year. According to a new study, hundreds of thousands of lives are lost across the world every year in car […]

Pedestrian Braking Systems May not Prevent Car Accidents at Night

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 22, 2022

Pedestrian accidents account for a significant percentage of the total number of people killed in motor auto accidents every year.  Technologies like auto emergency braking systems that are specifically designed to help vehicles to avoid striking pedestrians  have been touted as the way forward as companies and  regulators come together to reduce these car accident […]