Avoiding Opioid Addiction Following an Accident

Following an automobile accident, you might find yourself in great pain. In this situation, it would not be out of the question to request pain killers. Millions of people are prescribed pain killers every year. In 2012, nearly 260 million prescriptions were given out in this country – that’s enough for every adult to have […]

How to Diminish Your Chances of Getting in an Accident

Car accidents are all too common in the US. In 2016, 37,461 people died as a result of automobile collisions. Because many of us take on the roads daily, we are drawn to wonder: why? And in particular, why so many? When it comes down to it, we may be more familiar with the causes […]

ATVs: Dangerous by Design

ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) are designed to go off road and offer utility and recreation to many consumers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Administration, 385 ATV-related fatalities, and 93,700 hospital-treated injuries occurred in 2014. Many of these injuries and deaths are a result of negligently designed ATVs. ATV manufacturers have a duty of care […]

Driving in the Rain

There is a lot of advice available online about filing auto insurance claims and maximizing compensation. That advice is useful and important. But it’s always best to start at the beginning, before the accident occurs. Preventing collisions is the most surefire way to keep costs down. To that end, there are a number of safety […]

Chemical Burns Can be Life-Altering

It’s no secret that exposure to some chemicals can be life threatening. Inhaling toxic chemicals harms the lungs and can kill. Chemical burns also can have a long-lasting impact on victims’ lives. However, most people don’t realize that caustic chemicals are more commonplace. Even household cleaners have the potential of causing irreparable skin damage. In […]

The Seriousness of Electrical Shock

Electricity is a necessity for modern living, and people who build residential and commercial properties, work with power lines and electrical grids, as well as those who work near high-powered machines are at risk for electrocution. Electrical shock causes 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries a year. With the right awareness and precautions, employers could prevent […]

San Antonio Lags on Pedestrian Safety

Two years ago, officials in San Antonio promised its citizens that the roads would be made safer via the implementation of a nationwide initiative called Vision Zero. Vision Zero is a program with a lofty goal: to eliminate pedestrian deaths and serious injuries. It’s a project that was first initiated in Sweden in the late […]

Railway Company’s Negligence Cause Major Pollution in Montana

Residents of Livingston, Montana, have witnessed first-hand the damage dealt by the treacherously negligent attitude of Northern Pacific Railway. One resident, named Bill Philips, put it this way in a recent Huffington Post report on the toxic effects of the railway company: “Rip, rape and run,” he said. And perhaps it’s always been that way […]

Nursing Homes and Fall Injuries

Each year, over 300,000 seniors over 65 suffer from a serious hip fracture. These injuries usually occur in one of two ways. Many people slip and fall, and then break their hips. That’s especially common in nursing homes that have environmental issues, like dark hallways or wet spots on floors. Alternatively, according to former Surgeon […]