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Workers Are in Danger Like Never Before: Virus Workplace Safety Concerns, Deaths, & Litigation

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A number of actions taken by the current administration have unfortunately made it a necessity to consult with a workplace injury attorney if you are hurt on the job in order to ensure that you are taken care of. According to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, in 2018, more than 5,500… Read More »

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The Consequences of Truck Drivers Engaging in Distracted Driving

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We hear a lot about the issue of texting and driving, but most of us do not connect this with those driving large commercial trucks, but rather, young people driving compact cars and passenger vehicles. However, the issue of commercial truck drivers texting and driving is a serious one: According to the Federal Motor… Read More »

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The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents & How to Handle Them

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Thousands of people die motorcycle accidents every year in the U.S., indicating just how dangerous riding can be. In fact, according to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2017 alone, more than 5,000 motorcyclists died as a result of crashes. Below, we discuss some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents, as well as… Read More »

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More Than Half of All Auto Accidents Occur at Intersections, But Researchers May Have Found a Way to Reduce Them

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There is no question that pedestrians are amongst the most vulnerable on our roads, representing a significant percentage of those injured and killed each year. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 6,000 pedestrians were killed in auto accidents in 2018 alone. This represents a more than 50 percent… Read More »

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U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Moves Forward with Proposals That Will Inevitably Lead to More Auto Accidents

By The West Law Office |

In April, the U.S. Department of Transportation‘s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a decision that will ultimately allow carmakers to bypass safety rules, leading to a higher risk of crashes and deaths on our roads each year. Specifically, the agency is no longer going to ensure that vehicle manufacturers who are applying… Read More »

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A New Global Survey Report On the Dynamics of Motorcycle Crashes Could Completely Change Accident Analysis & Claims

By The West Law Office |

For years, the assumption has been that the slower one rides a motorcycle, the less likely one is to get injured in an accident (and therefore, conversely, motorcycle riders that were speeding must be responsible for any injuries that they incur in accidents with cars). However, a new global survey report completely turns this… Read More »

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Transportation Safety Agency Takes Action in Response to Children Being Injured or Killed Each Year by Cars Bypassing Stopped Buses

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There have been a number of tragic accidents involving children and adults crossing a road to board a stopped school bus and being hit by a car that is trying to illegally pass the bus. As a result, in April, the National Transportation Safety Board called on states to pass the laws necessary to… Read More »

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