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March 2014 Archives

Fed-Ex driver suffers serious injuries in accident

Accidents can occur at any moment and for seemingly no reason at all, but in reality most accidents are caused by some kind of human error. Businesses know that human error is not only dangerous but can be costly - sometimes prohibitively so. In an attempt to save money and make work safer, industries have created standard practices and minimal safety levels for most activities, especially the more dangerous ones. However, even with training and frequent reminders accidents still occur and companies are still liable if their employee's actions injury another.

Car spins into pedestrians, sending woman and girl to hospital

Car accidents are generally unexpected for all parties involved. While this may make sense on the surface, logically, people should expect their behavior to create the perfect conditions for an accident. On any given day, drivers run a red lights or roll through a stop signs, drive while texting, driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and partake any number of other distractions. All of the above behaviors increase a person's chances of being involved in a car accident, yet some drivers engage in one or more of the activities nearly every time they get behind the wheel. Even though most auto accidents don't involve serious injury, those responsible for the accident still face liability for any damages they cause.

Car crash involving Mass. drunk driver plunges minivan into pond

Driving in of itself is a dangerous activity. Even without other drivers on the road, mechanical failure, hazardous roadway conditions and other unexpected events can spell doom for even the most attentive of drivers. When other drivers are added to the equation the possibilities of things that can go wrong is almost endless. With some much danger already present in taking to the roadways, adding drugs or alcohol can be a recipe for disaster.

Car seat safety tips to keep young kids safe

Car seats can help prevent injuries to young children during a car accident. Many parents know the benefits of using car seats, and as vehicles become safer, fewer children are being killed in car crashes in the United States. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that between 2002 and 2011, fatal accidents involving kids 12 and younger declined by 43 percent.

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