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.
Shredded tires. Unsecured loads. Runaway trailers. Road debris is a more significant danger than you might think. It causes about 50,000 crashes a year, including thousands of injuries and more than 100 fatalities.
You are stopped at a red light, waiting to make a left turn, or inching along in traffic, when another driver strikes your vehicle from behind.
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.
Errors with prescription drugs are alarmingly common. While most mistakes cause little or no harm, they sometimes have disastrous consequences. The wrong med or wrong amount can lead to serious complications, including stroke, organ damage or death.
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.
When you engage the services of any attorney, he or she is required -- from a moral as well as a legal standpoint -- to act in your best interests. This is known as a fiduciary duty.
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.
When you engage the services of an attorney, you expect someone who is knowledgeable and experienced, someone you can rely on to take the proper steps and pay attention to detail. It is not too much to ask.
Watch for the signs of neglect or abusive treatment. The National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA) believes that nursing home neglect and abuse is underreported and that research is lagging on the prevalence, the effects and prevention strategies.