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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Aug 27, 2019

The Rise of 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents and Deaths

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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), deaths by large trucks are on the rise. In 2017, large trucks (which include 18-wheelers) and buses were involved in nearly 5,000 deaths, an increase of 400 from 2016. An 18-wheeler is a trucking rig which has a tractor and a trailer. The combination typically has 18 wheels. 18-wheeler accidents are especially dangerous because their size, weight, and dimensions overwhelm other vehicles they collide with. A car is simply no match for an 18-wheeler. When a car and 18-wheeler collide, it is [...]

Aug 20, 2019

Overexertion Is a Leading Cause of Worksite Injuries

By |August 20th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Overexertion at work occurs when workers become too tired to do their jobs. This fatigue can lead to injuries because the worker doesn’t concentrate. Overexertion injuries can pull muscles, cause backaches, and create a range of health problems because the body can’t handle any extra physical or emotional pressure. According to the National Safety Council, overexertion injuries account for more than one out of every three work-related injuries. Overexertion costs more than $15 billion yearly in workers’ compensation costs. It’s the number one reason workers miss days at work. Industries most [...]

Aug 13, 2019

What Parents Should Know about Teen Drivers

By |August 13th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

For most everyone, a driver’s license is a rite of passage. Getting behind the wheel is one of the first tastes of freedom. Most teens can’t wait to get their first license and hit the open highway or just a have a chance to bond with friends away from their parents. Unfortunately, teens and driving are often a deadly mix. The CDC reports that in 2016, six teenagers between 16 and 19 died every day. Nearly 300,000 teens required emergency room treatment for motor vehicle accidents. It is precisely due to [...]

Aug 6, 2019

Nearly Four in Five Drivers Admit to Road Rage

By |August 6th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, almost 80% of drivers admitted to some form of road rage or anger while driving during a year. Surprisingly, nearly eight million drivers acknowledged that they engaged in dangerous conduct, including getting out of their car to confront another driver or even ramming another driver. Jurek Grabowski, Director of Research for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, said that “Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways that could turn deadly.” Examples of [...]

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