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New motorcycle vastly reduces chance of falls

Riding a motorcycle is great fun, so long as it remains upright. Dropping a motorcycle while waiting at a stop light can not only be embarrassing, but it's also a back-straining hassle to get your bike back on its wheels. But more significantly, if your motorcycle tips while you're riding and you take a tumble, you could be seriously injured.

Patients can suffer due to hospital staff communication problems

Healthcare professionals have a duty to provide patients with proper treatment. And teamwork is an essential element of good care. All doctors and hospital staff members must work in concert to ensure their patients' safety and well-being. And this means that they must constantly keep the lines of communication open among themselves. To do otherwise can yield serious or even fatal results.

A report produced by patient safety experts revealed that there are a number of possible types of communication errors that can lead to patient injuries. Some of the most common problems are:

  • Failure to properly examine a patient's medical record.
  • Poor documentation.
  • Miscommunication regarding the condition of a patient.

Intoxicated truck driver injures state trooper

The thought of anyone getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in a serious state of intoxication is frightening, but when the vehicle in question is a big rig truck, the dangers are even more profound. And even with the risks being so extreme, there are truck drivers who will take to the roads of Pennsylvania while under the influence of alcohol and drugs and the results are sadly predictable.

Recently in Pike County, a Pennsylvania State Police sergeant was hit by a semi-truck that was being operated by an intoxicated driver. A police report indicates that the truck driver, a 47-year-old man, has been arrested and now faces a variety of charges.

Sickness and driving are a dangerous mix

When winter comes, we are all more vulnerable to coming down with a cold or the flu. You are likely familiar with the symptoms of these illnesses, which can include fatigue, fever, headaches, coughing, sneezing and muscle aches. To put it bluntly, suffering from a seasonal illness is absolutely no fun. But were you aware that it can also cause problems on the road?

According to one study, being sick can actually curb an individual's driving skills by around 50 percent. Researchers compared the effects of a cold to having consumed "four double whiskeys."

Rail crossing warnings may come to navigation apps

Accidents involving inadequate, like commuter trains, light rail, subways, and cargo, are among the deadliest accidents. The human body is no match for the hundreds of tons of metal that are smashed and twisted together in these fatal accidents. To combat the prevalence of these accidents, especially in the rail-congested Northeast, some governments and activists are pressuring Internet companies to add warnings regarding rail crossing to their navigation apps.

Safety experts believe that warnings will significantly reduce rail-involved accidents because many accidents are caused by truck or cars that get stuck on rail crossings or are led to them by accident by faulty navigation. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has lobbied companies for 18 months to add alerts for rail crossings. It appears its efforts are beginning to pay off; Garmin is adding safety warnings to its latest line-up of devices and Google has agreed to do the same for its Maps app (but after several updates, the safety warnings are still not an added feature). Apple and several other companies agreed to add the warnings, but they did not make substantial commitments as to when the alerts would be included in the apps.

Driver negligence may be why traffic fatalities are on the rise

It seems logical to believe that improved automotive safety features would usher in a decrease in the number of accident fatalities on our roads. What with so many cars and trucks outfitted with airbags, automatic emergency-braking, adaptive cruise control, and other helpful features, it seems that the number of accident-related deaths should be plummeting. But recently, the opposite has been true.

Intoxicated truck driver injures state trooper

The thought of anyone getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in a serious state of intoxication is frightening, but when the vehicle in question is a big rig truck, the dangers are even more profound. And even with the risks being so extreme, there are truck drivers who will take to the roads of Pennsylvania while under the influence of alcohol and drugs and the results are sadly predictable.

Cerebral palsy could indicate a birth injury

You may not realize, but cerebral palsy is not a particular condition or illness, it is a general term that is used to describe a variety of brain and nervous system disorders that affect a child's brain. Cerebral palsy is typified by the effect these disorders have on bodily functions and movement. This post will go over cerebral palsy and how it could give rise to a claim.

What Justin Bieber Can Teach Us

By now (for better or worse), you've probably heard of Justin Bieber. He managed to land himself in a lawsuit with a former employee, and on March 6, 2014, as part of that suit, Bieber was deposed. (You can watch the deposition at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emsLrZg160s).

What if You're Not Read Your Miranda Rights?

Miranda rights are those constitutional rights that each of us has to remain silent (not be forced to be a witness against ourselves) and consult with a lawyer before answering questions while in police custody. Many people are under the impression that if they've been arrested but haven't been read their Miranda rights, they can't be convicted of the charges.

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