Thursday, January 30, 2020

Unforeseen Dangers of Interlock Devices

Evidence is emerging that brings into question the safety of a device meant to save lives. Similar to an on-the-go breathalyzer test, the technology, which has been employed throughout the U.S. as a mandated safety measure against drunk driving, has been implicated as a cause for a number of distracted driving accidents. Ignition interlock devices... Read More

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Maryland Uses Surveillance Cameras to Track Traffic Patterns

Many states, including Maryland, use traffic cameras to enforce speed limits and identify vehicles that run through red lights. However, Maryland will also be using the data collected by the surveillance cameras to track motorists and study traffic patterns to identify where there are significant traffic issues. Depending on the method of information collection, the... Read More

Start an Employee Wellness Program During American Heart Month

What better time to encourage all employees to make their health a priority and prevent heart disease and stroke than American Heart Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering a wide range of resources that employers can use to help workers monitor their blood pressure and protect their heart throughout the » Read More

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Life-Saving Safety Tips for Operating Heavy Equipment

Go to any busy construction site and you will likely see equipment ranging from bulldozers and excavators to cranes and trenchers. Without these machines, it would be virtually impossible to complete large projects that involve heavy lifting, removal of large amounts of soil and rock, and excavating hard soil layers to build trenches. However, if » Read More

What Should I Consider Before Becoming a Truck Driver?

Whether you are changing careers or looking for a new adventure, it is common to have several questions racing through your mind, especially if you were looking to be in the demanding field of truck driving. As with any change in life, it is comforting to know that there are others who have gone through » Read More

What Steps Should I Take If My Health Care Provider was Negligent?

As patients, we put our health and safety in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers. We trust that they have our best interests at heart and that they are going to provide the best care possible. However, health care providers are also human and capable of making mistakes. Unfortunately, there are » Read More

How Important is Negligence in a Car Accident Case?

The theory of negligence plays a role in many car accident claims. While you may have heard the term in reference to a lawsuit, you may not fully understand how negligence can impact recovery in a motor vehicle crash. Negligence is defined as failing to exercise the care expected of a reasonably prudent person in... Read More

Friday, January 24, 2020

Impact of Migraine Headaches in the Workplace

Anyone who has ever suffered from a migraine headache knows that they can be debilitating. Oftentimes, the only thing a person can do to get any relief is to sleep it off. Unfortunately, migraine headaches are quite common. In fact, Fujitsu Corp. discovered that close to one in five of the 2,400 employees surveyed revealed » Read More

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Common Safety Violations Cited at Breweries

Popular beer brands have had to compete with smaller craft breweries growing in popularity over the past decade. However, for the employees who work at these smaller breweries, the safety standards have not always been up to par. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), many craft breweries have been cited for several » Read More

Dangers of Black Ice

Black ice is a thin, transparent layer of ice that forms on pavement. This type of ice is extremely dangerous due to its lack of visibility. Approximately 1,235,000 crashes per year are adverse weather-related and 10 percent of all weather-related fatalities occur on icy pavement, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). By... Read More

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

What Cars are More Likely to Get in Accidents?

Today’s educated car buyers know that safety is a top priority when shopping for new vehicles. What they may not know is that certain vehicles are more likely to get in accidents based on qualities, such as their model, brand, and color. A November Science Times article provides an interesting overview about which types of... Read More

How Long Will I Be Sore After an Accident?

After being in a car accident, most people will have experienced some form of physical trauma. The amount of pain experienced after an accident provides little indication of the severity of injury. It is also a poor indicator of how someone will feel in the days and weeks after the accident. Car crashes will cause » Read More

Understanding Liability in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If a patient dies after receiving medical treatment at a hospital, the surviving family members may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit if they believe negligence was involved. Depending on the details of the case, the family members may sue the negligent doctor and the hospital. However, that is not always the best course » Read More

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Car Safety Systems Lead to Distracted Driving

Many new car models feature multiple automated systems designed to prevent car accidents and keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safer than ever.  While car manufacturers promote this cutting-edge technology in selling their cars as an important safety feature, a new study shows these automated systems may lead to an increase in distracted driving, one of... Read More

Safety Tips When Traveling with Pets

Pets are part of the family; therefore, it is important to ensure their safety when traveling in a vehicle. However, there are no safety requirements for keeping animals restrained when traveling in cars the way there are for humans. This puts both animals and drivers at serious risk. Getting into a car accident when animals » Read More

Truck Maintenance in Cold Weather

Maintaining big-rig trucks is crucial as the winter approaches. According to the American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council, roadside failures of trucks increased by about 22 percent from the last quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. This indicates that winter weather can play a big role in the safety of the » Read More

What Damages are Included in a Medical Malpractice Case?

When medical malpractice leads to an individual’s injury, illness, or death, it can negatively impact an individual both financially and emotionally. Those who face injury or illness often lose the ability to work, leading to lost wages. This tends to present a financial burden on a family, especially with high medical bills to fix the » Read More

Friday, January 17, 2020

Worker Safety is Compromised When Product Demand Increases

Researchers from the Yale School of Management (SOM) conducted a study that investigated the relationship between increased demand and workplace safety to determine whether employers invested in improved safety measures when the demand was high. According to the study authors, wages were one way to measure workers’ wellbeing. However, this does not paint a complete » Read More

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Crossing Guards

If you have young children who walk to school, and they must cross a busy street, there is probably a crossing guard ready to stop traffic and help them cross the street safely. Crossing guards also give parents peace of mind knowing that their children are getting to school safe and sound. However, the cold » Read More

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Gender Safety Gap

According to a Traffic Injury Prevention report, women get the short end of the stick when it comes to automobile safety and protection from known collision injuries. People are starting to wonder why this gender gap exists, as well as how to eliminate it as soon as possible. Driving is safer than it ever due » Read More

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Safety Features that Every Car Should Have

Car manufacturers continue to develop safety technology that makes today’s motor vehicles safer than ever. For decades, safety belts were one of the only safety features that protected motorists from serious injuries. While seat belts continue to reduce the chance of being injured by close to 50 percent, there are a wide range of advanced... Read More

What is Informed Consent?

Patients in need of medical intervention should be in a position to fully understand the risks involved before they undergo any procedure or start treatment. Doctors have an obligation to disclose the risks involved with specific treatments and to be sure that the patient understands the risks and agrees that the recommended treatment is the » Read More

Monday, January 13, 2020

Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Program

Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is making a push to promote a new road safety program that aims to protect against drunk driving on the state’s roadways. The Driven to Protect initiative is a national program that brings safety advocates and industry leaders together in support of new technology that promises to... Read More

Determining Liability in Ice-Related Car Accidents

As we head into the cold winter months, most of the leaves on the trees have fallen, the temperatures continue to drop, and the weather forecast will start to include winter storm warnings. Driving becomes much more treacherous, particularly when the roads are covered in snow, ice, or freezing rain. One of the most dangerous... Read More

Dangers of Driving While Pregnant

A new study found that pregnant women are more likely to be involved in a car accident compared to other drivers. This does not mean that expectant mothers should completely avoid driving for nine months, but it does mean that they should use extra caution, obey the rules of the road, and consider delegating some » Read More

Unwarranted Antibiotic Prescriptions Contribute to Rise of Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are the gold standard for treating various types of viruses, from ear infections and strep throat to meningitis and pneumonia. Oftentimes, patients will feel significantly better after one or two doses of the antibiotic, although it is important to complete the number of doses recommended by the prescribing physician. However, physicians will write prescriptions » Read More

FMCSA Delays Truck Driver Training

To prevent as many devastating truck accidents as possible, it is imperative that truck drivers are properly trained on how to safely operate such a massive vehicle. The Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule will ensure that entry-level drivers who are applying for a commercial driver’s license receive the training they need. However, the Federal » Read More

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mental Illness in the Workplace

While work is generally good for mental health, a negative work environment can be detrimental to both workers and employers. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that depression and anxiety, which are two of the most common mental health problems in the U.S., cost approximately $1 trillion in lost productivity each year. Mental illnesses can » Read More

Friday, January 10, 2020

Wearing Earbuds at Work Poses Safety Hazards

If you are going for a run, doing a load of laundry, or mowing the lawn, putting in a pair of earbuds is a great way to pass the time while listening to your favorite music, a podcast, or an audiobook. However, if you work at a construction site, a busy warehouse, or a manufacturing » Read More

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

How Vulnerable is My Car to Cyberattacks?

Smart technology has grown exponentially in the last decade. Its application has extended to phones, televisions, security systems, appliances, and even cars. Automobiles that are connected to the internet assist drivers by providing Global Positioning System (GPS) that gives directions and helps drivers avoid car accidents on their routes. Smart technology also provides information regarding... Read More

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Distracted Driving Cameras to Issue Tickets for Violations

Today, it is a common occurrence that you will you see another motorist talking or texting while driving on a busy road or a highway. This causes a dangerous situation for every driver on the road. A proposed bill was recently introduced that would allow Montgomery County to install cameras to scan drivers that are... Read More

Life-Saving Seat Belt Rule Delayed by Government Bureaucracy

Seat belts are one of the most effective safety features when it comes to preventing serious, or even fatal, injuries caused by car accidents. Yet, there are some people who forget to fasten their seat belts, particularly if they are sitting in the backseat. This can have devastating consequences if they are involved in a » Read More

Monday, January 6, 2020

Common Mistakes Drivers Make in the Winter

Slippery roads and poor weather conditions make winter the worst season for car accidents. Snow and ice make winter driving particularly dangerous. Drivers can reduce hazards by recognizing dangers that are specific to this season and avoiding common driving mistakes. Watch Your Speed A common mistake that drivers make is following the posted speed limit... Read More

Snow Jeopardizes Auto Safety Systems

Modern technology has initiated vehicle manufacturers to produce the safest vehicles, including cars that are equipped with auto safety systems. Safety systems that include automatic braking, lane departures, and parking assistance, have created safer vehicles for drivers. There is proof that these safety systems help prevent car accidents, save lives, and help eliminate human error » Read More

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides substandard care to a patient. Unfortunately, substandard care alone does not equate to medical malpractice. The substandard care must put a patient at risk to be considered medical malpractice. This means that a patient who wanted a different medical outcome does not have a medical malpractice claim. » Read More

Self-Driving Truck Completes Cross-Country Trip

According to a spokesperson from Land O’Lakes, the end of the year is peak butter-time, likely due to the amount of cooking and baking that people do during the holidays. Shortly before Thanksgiving, Land O’Lakes had a large shipment of butter that needed to be delivered from California to Pennsylvania. This gave, a Silicon » Read More

Saturday, January 4, 2020

How Can I Obtain Maximum Compensation in My Car Accident Case?

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be stressful, overwhelming, and confusing, particularly if there were injuries and property damage involved. You may be tempted to handle the claims process on your own and avoid contacting a car accident lawyer. However, unless the accident was minor, you are much more likely to reach... Read More

Friday, January 3, 2020

New Details Emerge Involving Uber’s Self-Driving Car Crash

In March 2018, a 49-year-old woman was hit by an Uber vehicle as she was walking across the street with her bicycle outside of a crosswalk. Unfortunately, this tragic accident could have been avoided if Uber had a formal safety plan in place. The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) released hundreds of pages of documents... Read More

When Can a Stroke Victim Return to Work?

The sudden hemorrhaging of a blood vessel in the brain, known as a stroke, can happen to anyone at any time. It is life-altering and may require months to recover. Some stroke victims suffer debilitating ailments, such as paralysis. If you suffered a stroke at work, your most important concern may be about your future, » Read More

Thursday, January 2, 2020

When Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

Car accidents can be extremely stressful and overwhelming, particularly if there are serious injuries involved. If the accident was a minor fender bender, it is unlikely that you will need to hire an attorney. However, when there is significant property damage and injuries involved, it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced car... Read More

Dangers of Working with Formaldehyde

Contrary to what many people believe, formaldehyde is not just a preservative used in mortuaries and laboratories. It is used as a disinfectant, germicide, and industrial fungicide as well. It can also be found in household products, permanent press fabrics, plywood, particle board, glues, and chemicals. Formaldehyde is actually a gas that is found in water-based » Read More

Can I File a Malpractice Lawsuit for a Weight Loss Surgery Injury?

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. This may be a shocking statistic, but with 250,000 deaths caused by medical errors, only heart disease and cancer cause more deaths in this country. In recent years, weight loss surgery has become increasingly popular for people who struggle to lose weight. » Read More

When is a Truck Accident Most Likely to Occur?

When a passenger vehicle is involved in a truck accident, the injuries and property damage is often extensive. Due to the massive size and weight of a large commercial truck, it is usually the occupants of the passenger vehicles who suffer the most injuries and fatalities. If motorists have a better understanding of when these » Read More

Foggy Windshields Create Dangerous Driving Conditions

Anything that affects visibility when you are driving is a serious hazard and can lead to a car accident. When it comes to reduced visibility, most people think of snow, heavy rain, or sun glare. However, foggy windshields can also make it virtually impossible to see the road ahead and any vehicles that may be » Read More