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Independence Day Driving Safety
The Fourth of July is a time of celebration. Many of us take the time off to travel or party with friends and family. Unfortunately, this holiday is also a dangerous time on the road for drivers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 470 people die in car accidents during the Independence Day holiday and even more are injured. Continue reading for some tips on how to stay safe this Fourth of July.
Why So Many Cars Drive at Night with Headlights Off
Nighttime collisions are among some of the most common motor vehicle accidents. Although there are many contributing factors, such as speeding, distracted driving, and drunk driving, visibility is another reason why accidents at night are more common. Drivers may forget to turn their headlights on because many newer dashboards remain illuminated at all times. Older cars, on the other hand, had dashboards that remained dark unless the headlights were switched on.
What Causes Wrong-Way Car Accidents?
A wrong-way crash is a senseless accident that causes devastating injuries. Drivers who are traveling in the right direction have very little time to react to a wrong-way driver.
Although they only make up a small percentage of automobile crashes, wrong-way accidents are more likely to be fatal. Thousands of deaths have been caused by wrong-way collisions in recent years, and the numbers are going up according to the American Automobile Association’s Foundation for Auto Safety.
Loss of Consortium in Massachusetts
There are a lot of special people in this world. And it’s impossible to place a value on all the joy and comfort they bring to the people around them. When someone who plays an important role in our lives is severely harmed or taken away from us, it puts a huge strain on everyone in the family.
If a drunk driver runs a red light and smashes into the side of somebody’s car, their careless actions will impact so many people. It’s easy to calculate how much it’s going to cost to fix the car. But it’s impossible to know how many people are going to be harmed by the injuries to an innocent person.
How Is OSHA Involved in Your Construction Injury Claim?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that sets and enforces safety standards in the workplace, including construction sites. Since it was created under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA has significantly decreased work-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths. When a worker is seriously injured or killed in a workplace accident, OSHA must be notified and may conduct an investigation. This could impact your construction injury claim.
6 Advantages Small Firms Have Over Large Ones
If you have been seriously injured through someone else’s negligence, choosing a law firm to handle your claim for compensation may be one of the most important decisions you make. In your search for a team of personal injury lawyers, you may consult with different firms to discover what type of law firm you need to best serve your interests. Your search may reveal that small firms have certain advantages over large firms.
The Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston
Boston is known for terrible traffic, with some of the worst congestion in the world. People who drive into the city often park their cars in garages and walk to where they need to go, because it is faster than driving. In a recent study, researchers found that traffic in the metro area costs drivers an average of $2,270 in gas and wasted time, as reported on CBS News. Due to heavy traffic, faulty road design, confusing configurations, lack of signage, and other factors, Boston has some of the most dangerous intersections where accidents are more likely to occur.
Signs and Symptoms of Adult Daycare Abuse
Many people who care for elderly or disabled adults have to work for a living. Adult daycare centers are licensed organizations that provide care for adults during the workday, similar to daycare for children. Their main purpose is to supervise older or disabled adults while their caregivers are working. The three basic types are social interaction adult daycare centers, medical adult daycare centers, and Alzheimer’s adult daycare centers. Sadly, abuse can occur at any of them.
How Amazon Pushes Its Drivers to Dangerous Extremes
Accidents caused by overworked and tired delivery truck drivers are common in Massachusetts. Amazon drivers are among the most involved in delivery accidents, given their extreme working conditions. A single Amazon driver delivers as many as 300 packages daily, often without time to rest or adequate breaks. Besides, these drivers are under intense pressure to deliver packages on time to avoid cancellations. These conditions make them quite dangerous on the road, increasing the risk of accidents. Read on to find out how Amazon pushes its drivers to dangerous extremes and how a lawyer can help you get compensated should you be injured.
The Importance of Good Trucker Braking Practices
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that trucks account for about 7% of road traffic accidents. However, trucks are involved in 12.5% of annual traffic accident deaths in the country. These significantly disproportionate statistics show that accidents involving trucks are more likely to result in death than car crashes. This is why it is vital for all truckers to maintain safety measures and observe traffic rules to avoid crashes.