Smaller Trucks on the Road is Key to Safer Travels

Truck accidents usually result in serious injury or death, and with so many commercials trucks on the road during any given day, it’s not surprising that approximately 500,000 truck accidents occur each year in the United States. About 5,000 of those truck accidents result in at least one fatality, according to statistics published by the […]

Going Home for the Holidays? Get There Safely!

Being involved in a car accident is just a terrible experience. Motor vehicle accidents are be stressful, time-consuming, costly, and even scary. When there are serious injuries, loss of life, and extensive property damage, car accidents can also be very traumatic. Being in a car accident around the holidays is even worse because it’s a […]

Workers’ Compensation for First Responders with PTSD

You may find this shocking but, in most states, firefighters, police officers, EMTs and other first responders who are diagnosed with PTSD are forced to prove that the condition is job-related in order to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. A few states have changed that, making PTSD a presumptive condition for first responders. That means, if […]

Common Injuries for Steelworkers and Ironworkers

Steelworkers and ironworkers face serious dangers every day. Welding, working with sharp and powerful tools as well as sharp and heavy materials can be dangerous for workers in relatively contained and controlled settings, and many iron and steel workers are also operating in dangerous settings such as working at great heights, near heavy traffic and […]

Ohio is Cracking Down on Distracted Drivers

We all know that texting while driving is dangerous, but a surprising number of people still do it. If you’re guilty of texting while driving, and you’ve never been in an accident or hurt someone (or yourself), you must realize the time has come to stop this selfish, dangerous behavior. Ohioans are fed up with […]

Oklahoma City Jury Delivers Aetna $25.5 Million Message

Aetna is the nation’s third-largest insurance provider with over 23 million customers across the United States, but recently it was dealt a massive blow by 12 jury members in Oklahoma City. Members of the jury in the case of Orrana Cunningham admit that sending a message to Aetna was part of the discussion during deliberations, […]

Youngsters Show Brain Changes After Just One Football Season

It’s only natural that parents want to make their kids happy, but it’s even more important that parents keep their kids safe. Sometimes those two things just don’t align; what makes our kids happy may cause them harm. That struggle is exactly what many parents are facing after a recent study has shown that just […]

Texas’ State Ban on Texting While Driving Falls Way Short

It’s a well-known fact that distracted driving accounts for a huge number of accidents across the United States. Pedestrians and bikers are particularly vulnerable, but other motorists are also at substantial risk. Texas enacted a law nearly 15 months ago in an effort to combat distracted driving. But, how effective has it really been? Where […]

Talking to Loved Ones about Gun Safety and Dementia

If you thought taking the car keys away from an aging loved one was a tough thing to think about, have you considered how you will approach the topics of guns? People 65 and older have the highest rate of gun ownership in the U.S. Age alone does not mean that a person cannot safely […]