After compiling highway accident figures from 2016, the National Safety Council found that traffic deaths increased 6 percent over 2015. The Council also conducted a survey about driving behaviors that revealed some unsettling results.
Highway maintenance and rebuilding projects can be a nuisance to drivers. However, it is more important to think of the consequences if you do not take adequate safety precautions while passing through a construction zone.
Many teens (and a lot of adults) are not keeping their eyes on the road and their focus on driving because they are sending or receiving text messages. This extreme form of distracted driving has caused thousands of car accidents. Sometimes those texting teens are injured or killed. Sometimes they injure pedestrians or innocent people in other vehicles.
A disengagement letter guards against legal malpractice
When it comes to any kind of work that goes on around high-voltage overhead power lines, the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Law places safety responsibilities squarely on employers.
An attorney has a professional obligation to advocate for your best interest. When an attorney fails to do so, the outcome of legal proceedings may leave you in a bind or literally cost you money. Thankfully, the remedy of legal malpractice may enable you to recoup what you have lost and hold that attorney accountable.
If you are in the construction industry, you know how dangerous the work can be. By law, your employer must provide you with personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize your exposure to hazards at the job site.
When a family member needs prompt medical help, you trust the team of doctors and nurses working in the emergency room (ER) will diagnose the condition and treat it properly. The same goes for the medical team that will attend to your loved one if he or she ends up in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Taking a fall is the last thing on your mind as you head down the stairs to the snack room for your morning break. However, the overhead light at the curve in the stairway has gone out.
You have no doubt seen 18-wheelers that have overturned on a freeway. You do not want to be involved in such an accident — at many thousands of pounds heavier than your car, the truck has the potential to cause death and destruction.