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June 2016 Archives

The Causes of Semi-Truck Rollovers

Semi-truck rollover accidents are frequently caused by improper loading, poorly maintained roads, unsafe driving behaviors, driver error, and a lack of stability control equipment. Rollovers account for roughly 3% of all large vehicle crashes, yet they are responsible for causing more than half the deaths to truck drivers or the vehicle's occupants. Moreover, should the semi-truck topple over a passenger vehicle or pedestrian, there is every likelihood that the rollover will cause serious injuries or fatalities. In 2012, there were 112 single-vehicle, and 40 multiple-vehicle rollover...

The Real Impact of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse has a much more significant impact in the United States than many Americans realize. With physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse plaguing the lives of approximately 44 percent of nursing home residents every year throughout the nation, nursing home abuse is a real concern no matter where an elder resides. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), there are an estimated 3.2 million Americans who reside in approximately 16,639 nursing homes throughout the United States. Six out of seven of those residents are age 65 or older. A disturbing 95 percent... 

Safety Tips for Hosting Summer Pool Parties

Property owners who do not comply with all federal and local statutes for pool safety are at greatest risk of a lawsuit due to negligence. Also, failure to conduct regular inspections of the pool area to correct any unsafe conditions may leave a property owner liable for injuries to guests. Property owner liabilities for drowning and injuries One of the most important laws related to pool safety is the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. This act became law in December of 2008. Its purpose is to reduce the risk an injury and drowning caused by drain entrapment or other... 

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