Distracted Driving Awareness Month Is Over, But Danger Still Exists

While distracted driving awareness month has come and gone, this does not mean that distracted driving is no longer an issue. It is still critical to reduce distracted driving year-round and not just during one month. Distracted driving leads to grave dangers, including serious car accidents. Pennsylvania State Police issued 3,400 citations for distracted driving…

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Catastrophic Injuries from Truck Accidents

Colliding with a commercial truck such as a semi or delivery truck can result in some very serious injuries. Heavy and unwieldy, trucks on the road are dangerous to maneuver, both for the truck driver and for the other vehicles trying to get around them. Unfortunately, because of their large blind spots and wide turns,…

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The Dangers of Tip-over Incidents for Children

When it comes to our children, we are willing to do whatever it takes to keep them safe. That means buying expensive car seats, protective gear for inclement weather, making sure toys do not have choking hazards and so forth. Other major risks for children include accidents involving televisions, storage cabinets or entertainment centers, and…

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Deadly I-81 Pileup Highlights Dangers of Truck Accidents.

A certain amount of risk is involved every time a person gets into a vehicle. Most people accept this risk without dwelling on it too much, but the simple reality is that danger can come in many forms and at any time. Driver error, mechanical or other vehicle problems, poor road conditions, weather-related issues. These…

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What Are the Most Common Pedestrian Accidents?

When we drive, we understand that we are taking a risk. We understand that we pose a danger in our cars, and other cars are dangerous to us; however, when we are walking on a sidewalk, or crossing the street, we could also taking a risk, even if we do not realize it. Pedestrian accidents…

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What Are Truck Backup Accidents?

When driving on the road, we know the risks we take. Simply getting into a car and driving it is a risk, because we cannot control the actions of others. Perhaps one of the biggest potential hazards on the road are those large tractor-trailers we often see driving on the highway. With limited visibility and…

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What Is an Independent Medical Exam?

Employers and employees understand the importance of medical examinations in a workers’ compensation claim. The medical expertise of a physician can help to answer certain questions related to a work-related injury. However, sometimes, employees do not have the option of seeking the medical care of their primary care physician. Employees may have to choose a…

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What Are the Most Common Spinal Cord Injuries?

When a fragile part of the body, such as the spinal cord, endures an extreme blow, a person can experience what is known as a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries are traumatic injuries to the spine that occur when a person endures significant damage to the vertebrae, disks, ligaments, or the spinal cord itself.…

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