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Drivers need to clear the snow from their cars

Drivers make different types of mistakes every day, and many of these mistakes lead to car accidents. These mistakes only become more serious when the weather turns and the winter months set in. However, it’s important to note that all of these mistakes don’t necessarily happen when someone is behind the wheel. People can make errors in how they prepare for the drive, and those errors can eventually lead to an accident. One way that this happens is when drivers neglect to clear the snow off of their cars. Here are three reasons why: 1. Reducing visibility The first issue with this is that...

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Premises Liability: How are slip-and-fall settlements calculated?

A slip-and-fall accident can tremendously affect your life. It may no longer be business as usual when you cannot work and provide for your family or lead your everyday life like before due to the injuries you sustained. You are entitled to compensation if your slip-and-fall accident arose from another party’s negligence. However, before getting started on your premises liability claim, it is prudent to familiarize yourself with the process of valuing your claim. That way, you will understand what you deserve in compensation for the harm you suffered. What damages did you suffer from your...

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Studies claim medical malpractice is more common than thought

Most people know that medical malpractice can happen. They know that doctors make mistakes, for instance, and that patients may pass away from these mistakes or have life-altering injuries. People also know that errors can be made at many levels of care. For example, a nurse could give someone improper medication or a surgeon could operate on the wrong site. But many people think of these events as very rare occurrences. The vast majority of the time that you go to the hospital, no negative events are going to occur, they believe. And while this may be true in a percentage sense – in that...

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The hazards of night driving 

Winter is approaching which means not only a change in weather but shorter days and longer nights. If you drive, then this means that your chances of operating your vehicle in the dark are higher.  Driving comes with hazards at any time and in any weather conditions, but there are some things you need to be aware of when driving in the dark.  Impaired visibility  The visual system of humans is not really designed to navigate in the dark. Headlights, street lamps and other safety measures can help somewhat, but they cannot mitigate all the risks of driving in the dark. The truth is that your...

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Why communication is so important in hospitals

All of us need medical intervention at some point in our lives. Sometimes, this is very minor but it can also be for serious and even life-threatening conditions. As the stakes are so high, it is important that doctors and other medical staff are well-trained and act with the utmost professionalism.  Part of these wider responsibilities includes communicating with each other about patients, treatments and other pertinent information. If communication breaks down, then the quality of treatment offered to patients can dramatically increase.  Outlined below are some of the more specific reasons...

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Other drivers can be a threat to motorcyclists

Riding a motorcycle can be a fun and freeing activity. Riding allows you to appreciate nature and interact with the road in a way that enclosed road users vehicles don’t get to experience. When riding a motorcycle, though, a significant cause for concern is other vehicles. In fact, 42% of all fatal motorcycle crashes involving another car occur when the other driver is turning left. This means the motorcycle was going straight, and the other vehicle turned into them. With the increased risks of riding, there are some easy solutions to reduce injury. Causes of motorcycle accidents While fun...

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Why do teenagers cause so many car accidents?

When you look at car accident statistics, you’ll find that the greatest rate of fatal car accidents belongs to teenagers. Out of all the age groups, they cause these deadly crashes at the highest rate. That doesn’t mean that they cause the greatest total number of fatal accidents every year. It’s just that the age group from 16 to 19 years old is so small. The number of accidents they cause is vastly disproportionate to the size of that group, showing that these are the most dangerous drivers. So why is this? They may get distracted Distractions are a major issue for teen drivers. It comes...

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If you feel like your doctor doesn’t listen to you, you may be right

Doctor's appointments are often frustrating experiences. You call and make an appointment for much farther off in the future than you would like. You wait for your appointment day, and then you often wait after arriving for your appointment. Even after you go back into the medical examination room, you may wait more there for a doctor to actually talk to you. Before you ever see a medical doctor, you may explain your symptoms or concerns to a nurse, a receptionist and several other staff members. When you finally see your doctor, you might expect that they would make use of that information...

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What should you do after a slip-and-fall accident?

Slip-and-fall accidents happen all the time. Since trip, slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone and anywhere, it is important to know the steps you should take if you are involved in one. This is especially true if the accident is attributable to someone else’s negligence. The law requires property owners or occupiers to maintain their homes, parking lots and walkways to ensure that they are safe for visitors. Where there are hazards, like slippery floors or loose cables, property owners are required to issue adequate warnings. This responsibility is known as premises liability. Thus,...

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How can car stickers help you avoid a crash?

If you have been driving long, you have likely sat behind numerous drivers displaying stickers that announce who they have on board. Whether it’s “Careful. Baby on board”, “Careful. Precious cargo on board,” or a giant paw print with “Dog on board” is irrelevant. In both cases, the driver is telling you to take special care. You might find those stickers annoying. As a careful driver, you take care around every vehicle. Yet there is a good reason to give those vehicles a little extra distance, and it's not what drivers displaying them might think. Children and dogs are distracting It’s not...

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