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All types of auto accidents are dangerous, but if such accidents involve a truck, then the risk of serious injuries and even death increases drastically. The cost of injuries and damages rise in accidents in which trucks are involved.

A victim of a truck accident has to enter into a legal battle with the driver, the trucking company, and the insurance company to receive full compensation for Injuries which is impossible without the able guidance of a competent and experienced truck accident lawyer.

If you have been the victim of a truck accident, then the actions you take soon after a truck accident can have a major impact on your case. Our truck accident lawyers recommend that you do the following:-•STAY AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT.After an accident, do not leave the scene of the accident. Stay in the vicinity of the accident scene and remove yourself, your passengers and the vehicle from being exposed to further harm.

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Construction is one of the most dangerous careers in the United States in terms of both the risk for workplace injury and the potential for a workplace fatality. There are a host of risks, ranging from machinery and the potential for falls to electrocution, that creates on-the-job dangers for construction workers.

In many circumstances, construction workers who get hurt qualify for workers' compensation benefits. However, those who are independent contractors or self-employed may not qualify for those benefits. Workers can also find that their employers challenge their claims or may not have carried the necessary insurance to protect their staff.

There are situations in which an injured worker can bring a claim against their employer after a workplace injury. When is such a lawsuit an option for an injured construction worker?

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Every year, over five hundred children under the age of ten drown in preventable swimming pool drownings, and thousands more go to hospital emergency rooms with catastrophic brain or spinal cord injuries caused by serious hypoxia or blunt force trauma experienced in a preventable swimming pool accident. Last year, over 60,000 people in the United States required emergency room treatment for injuries sustained in swimming pool accidents, such as when falling off of malfunctioning swimming pool slides or broken diving boards or when diving into too-shallow water. The numbers are staggering; some experts have noted that a swimming pool at a house is statistically one-hundred times more likely to cause a fatal accident than even a handgun at the house.A person can drown in less than 2 inches of water and sustain brain damage from submersion for only a minute or two. During the summer season, there are approximately ten water-related deaths per day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 4 fatal drowning victims are children aged 14 and younger. For every child who drowns, another four receive medical treatment for non-fatal submersion and brain injuries.

Many Swimming Pool Accidents Are Caused By Negligent Supervision

The CDC has determined that the major risk factors for swimming pools accident and other drownings are a lack of barriers to a pool or spa and insufficient supervision. Most children who drown in pools were last seen in the home, were in the care of one or both parents, and had been out of sight for less than five minutes. With adult or adolescent deaths, alcohol is often a factor, because it impairs balance, coordination, and judgment. In the summer months, sun exposure, heat, high light levels, and dehydration all exacerbate the effects of alcohol, making it an even more dangerous mixture with water-based activities like swimming and boating.

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Young people often get blamed for distracted driving. When you see a PSA about distractions in the car, it probably features a high school student or a college student texting and driving. For many, that’s the main focus with distracted driving.

That bias is somewhat unfair, though. Everyone faces potential distractions. In fact, some studies have discovered that parents face an incredibly high level of distraction just from having the children in the car. It may not be the teen you need to worry about; it may be the young parent with a baby or a toddler in the back seat.

When you talk to parents about this, they list a seemingly endless line of distractions. For instance, some parents know that their children want to hear specific songs, so they spend the entire drive trying to adjust the stereo or look up the requested songs on their phone. Others have to give the children toys and snacks to keep them happy in the car. Worse yet, many children will drop these items on the floor. They can’t get them while properly strapped into a car seat, so they’ll yell for their parent to pick the item up. Too many parents try to twist and turn around to grab the items without slowing down, much less stopping the car on the side of the road.

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A patient doesn’t ever expect that their medical care team will treat them in a manner that results in a worse injury than they originally had. Unfortunately, there are cases when a patient will suffer harm at the expense of their doctors or nurses. Some of the things that can lead to this are known as “never-events.”

A never-event is something that happens that shouldn’t happen under any circumstances. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) have specific incidents that it notes fall under the category of never-events. When these occur, patients can suffer great harm.

Never-events fall under three broad categories – case management, surgical events and medical devices and products. The tie that binds all these is that they could have been prevented if proper protocol was followed as intended.

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