When you think of unsafe driving practices, cell phones and texting probably comes to mind. Or driving in the rain without your headlights on. (Unlike Maryland, not all states require drivers to activate their headlights when they activate their windshield wipers.)
Experts at the National Safety Council expressed alarm at the deaths of nearly 19,000 people reported in traffic accidents across the U.S. during a six-month period in 2015. They see the statistics not as an aberration, but rather as a disturbing trend in the wrong direction.
"Let's be careful out there."We see emergency situations frequently: a fire truck speeding through an intersection, a police officer in pursuit of a suspect, an ambulance heading for the hospital. We pull over to let these vehicles zip by, but what many people do not realize is how often accidents involve emergency vehicles.
One of the potential problems for Metrobus riders is the lack of seatbelts. Lurching starts or sudden stops can cause an injury. You might get hurt in other ways, too, such as walking down the aisle when the bus is in motion or injuring your ankle when stepping off because the bus is not close enough to the curb.
In 2015, the Joint Commission reported that fall-related injuries in health care facilities are a prevalent problem -- and largely preventable. Hundreds of thousands of hospital patients fall each year, and 30 to 50 percent suffer injuries from the fall. A hospital fall can add an average of 6.3 days to a hospital stay on average and increase the hospital bill by $14,000 or more.
In terms of professional malfeasance, medical malpractice tends to get the spotlight. However, legal malpractice occurs more often than you might think. There are many scenarios for legal wrongdoing and lawyer negligence. If you find that the actions (or lack of actions) of the attorney you hired adversely affected you, he or she must be held accountable.