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August 2016 Archives

How Braking Distance Changes

Big rig accidents are often linked to braking problems. Braking distance can be impacted by many factors, including speed, vehicle maintenance, and road conditions. A semi truck accident attorney should review these factors with victims following a collision.

Car Crashes: A Leading Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries

pRollOverBW_shutterstock_78347797-240x161.jpgAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among all age groups in the United States, accounting for more than 14 percent of cases. Additionally, car accidents are the second leading cause of TBIs that result in death, accounting for about 26 percent or brain injury fatalities. Since Americans suffer approximately 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries each year, this means that car crashes account for about 357,000 annually, or more than 900 each day. Other causes include falls, unintentional blunt trauma and assault.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Exploding Phones

Out of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphone made by Samsung, the company has recalled nearly 1 million in the U.S. alone because a defective battery component may cause them to violently explode. While a cell phone may explode, it is normally very rare, occurring only about one or two times per year in the U.S. Samsung's Note 7 phones have exploded in at least 100 different instances. When the phones explode, they can cause dangerous fires, burning property and injuring people.

Slip and Fall Accidents Account for 15% of Accidental Deaths

Slip and fall injuries are responsible for 15% of all accidental deaths in the US. This is second only to vehicle crashes. These injuries can happen indoors or outdoors, almost anywhere and many are preventable. Slip and Fall Statistics Slip and fall accidents are extremely common and may happen at home, in the workplace or at public facilities. Every year, over 8 million Americans visit the emergency due to a slip, trip or fall. Accidents involving slip and fall injuries are the most common reason for traumatic brain injuries and all medically treated injuries that are non-fatal in the US.... 

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