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May 2015 Archives

Wal-Mart agrees to settle lawsuit brought by Tracy Morgan

Since his horrific accident last summer, we have chronicled the plight of comedian Tracy Morgan as he attempts to recover from the injuries he suffered when the limousine van he was riding in was struck by a Wal-Mart semi-truck. In the midst of his recovery, he filed a lawsuit claiming that Wal-Mart was negligent for allowing a driver who had not slept in more than 24 hours to be behind the wheel of the truck that crashed into him.

How to deal with the 100 deadliest days of summer for teens

Now that Memorial Day weekend has passed, the most anticipated days of summer are coming. Who doesn’t like the long, warm days (and nights) where hanging out with friends dominates the season. Summer is nirvana for teen drivers, especially those who recently obtained their licenses during the school year.

Why teen drivers should be concerned about graduation season

For many teens and young adults, graduation is probably the most exciting time of their lives. It is a chance to celebrate all the hard work they have put in to get to this point, and to be optimistic about their futures. You would be hard pressed to find a graduating teen or young adult who doesn’t want to party during this time of year. Because of this, May and June can be a deadly time for young drivers.

Helpful tips inspired by motorcycle safety month

If you have seen more motorcycles on the road than usual, it may be because riders know that May is motorcycle safety month. More than just a celebration of motorcycle riders, it is about knowing how drivers can be more diligent about seeing motorcyclists. After all, a car-motorcycle accident could have dire consequences for those riding on two wheels. Nope, there is no steel cage protecting motorcycle riders, so there are a few helpful tips to be followed.

What pieces of evidence can help in an auto accident case?

In every personal injury case involving a car accident, proving fault is a necessity. After all, in order for someone to be held liable for causing an accident, there must be some form of proof showing that a driver failed to use reasonable care while behind the wheel.  Naturally, there may be some cases where actual admissions may be hard to come by. Nevertheless, there are other forms of evidence that may help prove the case regardless of the statements made by the parties.

Could your car be hacked?

The modern accoutrements that entice car buyers, such as electronic starters, keyless entry systems and in-car WiFi systems are almost too good to pass up; even on entry level vehicles. However, there is a hidden danger that many people may not even be aware of.

Could potential tire failures lead to speed limit changes?

With a few weeks before the summer driving season begins (i.e. Memorial Day weekend) the NHTSA has raised a concern about potential truck accidents on highways. New administrator Mark Rosekind recently called for action against states that have raised their speed limits to 75 miles-per-hour and higher because of concerns that many tires used on semi trucks and trailers would not be conducive to such speeds.

Planning ahead reduces heat-related worker injuries

Workplaces that expose workers to extreme heat could inflict heat stress illnesses. Heat stroke presents the worst risk to Pennsylvania workers in hot conditions because it is potentially deadly. The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration recommends that employers keep workers aware of heat illness risks and establish procedures to monitor workers' heat exposure and respond quickly to warning signs.

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