Top Ten Workplace Violations

The purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to create and enforce laws to protect the safety of employees while on the job. If you’re a construction worker, for example, you’re surrounded by dangerous equipment and high risk situations on a daily basis. OSHA has a set of requirements that your employer […]

The Most Dangerous Times to Drive

You do everything you can to avoid getting into a car wreck. You pay attention and watch out for careless drivers, keep your vehicle maintained, and of course you never text while you’re behind the wheel. But have you thought about timing as a safety factor?  There are days of the week times of day […]

Injury Prone Jobs in America

If you’ve been living in America in the last couple of decades, you’ve likely seen the television show, Deadliest Catch. Premiering on the Discovery Channel back in 2005, the documentary show follows the lives and events aboard several fishing vessels. The entire premises of the show resides in the fact that fishers and fishing workers […]

Most Common Auto Defect Claims

With all the distracted drivers on the road, it’d be nice to get a little peace of mind from knowing we’re driving in a perfectly safe car, truck, or SUV that will protect us in the event of a collision. But what happens when we can’t even rely on our vehicle to perform as it […]

When Parents Don’t Wear Seatbelts

A recent study found that parents who buckle up are more likely to make sure that when their kids are riding with them they are buckled up, too. More specifically, it found that in both fatal and nonfatal motor vehicle crashes, drivers who did not wear their seatbelts were more likely to have unrestrained passengers […]

Winter Car Crashes

Driving in hazardous winter conditions is risky endeavor. With over 116,000 Americans injured on snowy, slushy, or icy road every winter — its important that you know the dangers. Checkout this helpful inforgraphic from Jim Miron, Attorney at Law. Be sure to contact an attorney if you or someone you know is injured in an […]

Backup Cameras Required in New Vehicles

Federal regulations pending since 2008 finally took effect earlier this month, requiring automakers to attach backup cameras to all new vehicles. Many high-end cars already have this feature, but now all newly-manufactured vehicles must contain a rearview camera. Regulators and lawmakers hope the device will reduce the number of pedestrian deaths – especially those involving […]

Financial Incentives Could Sway Teenagers Prone to Distracted Driving

A survey conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that a huge majority (nearly 90 percent) of teenagers would be willing to put aside their phones while driving if given certain financial incentives. Teenagers were asked if they would sacrifice texting when behind the wheel if their phone […]

Insurers Seeking Ways to Monitor Distracted Driving

Recent reports suggest that distracted driving could come with a hefty price tag in the form of insurance premiums. But when compared to other infractions, distracted driving penalties are barely a drop in the bucket, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. Slow driving, for instance, can cause a $345 surge in yearly insurance payments. […]