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Were you playing Pokémon Go when that pickup struck you?

It is common knowledge that distracted driving increases the chances of accidents. Texting, talking or playing Pokémon Go on the cell phone can all increase the danger for all the other drivers and pedestrians around you. When someone is playing Pokémon Go while driving and hits a pedestrian crossing the street, in the vast majority of cases the driver would be liable for the damages caused to the pedestrian as a result of the accident.

Tacos, chickens, movies and other dangerous driving distractions

When you hear the term "distracted driving," you probably picture someone who is texting or using a cell phone to make a call. Many times that cellphone is the culprit, but there are many other kinds of distractions that divide motorists' attention when they should be focusing solely on the road.

Can a repetitive stress injury cause permanent disability?

Many people who use a computer on a daily basis have experienced bouts of carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a repetitive stress injury involving the wrist. This is just one of several conditions that come under the heading of repetitive motion disorders. Many parts of the body can be affected.

Are you at risk of injury from OSHA violations?

Employers must adhere to the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, especially as they relate to dangers such as falling from heights, electrocution, trench collapse or being injured by machinery. Employers who fail to comply with basic regulations open themselves to lawsuits as well as significant OSHA fines and sanctions.

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