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New technology helps to reduce rear-end collision injuries

The first safety feature that was designed specifically to reduce rear-end collisions was the third brake light, which was introduced in 1986. Technology continues to provide better safety features for vehicles so that such crashes can be avoided, or, if they do occur, will result in fewer serious injuries.

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Slip-and-falls definitely are not funny

Remember back in the day when TV and movie comedians elicited huge laughs from their audiences by taking pratfall after pratfall? While these carefully choreographed falls may still bring a smile to your face, you could have nothing to laugh about if you slip and fall in Pennsylvania. In fact, you could suffer a traumatic brain injury

TBI is an often catastrophic head injury that could render you disabled for the rest of your life, and falls are the leading cause of TBIs. In a TBI, your head and/or neck takes a blow of sufficient intensity that your brain violently sways back and forth in your skull, injuring its cells, tissues and/or nerves. Those injuries, in turn, can cause your brain to malfunction.

3 common workplace hazards for health care workers

Caring for others is a noble occupation. You put the health and safety of your patients first every day. Whether you provide in-home care to elderly patients or you are a nurse in a hospital, you do amazing work. However, you must take care of yourself too. 

Working in the health care industry can be dangerous and unsafe at times. You may encounter a lot of risks on the job. Here are some of the top health care hazards you should be aware of.

Are inheritances marital property?

Inheritance is an issue that comes up in some divorces. That is, one spouse came into a sizable inheritance and assumed it was his or hers to keep no matter what. Then it surprises the spouse in a bad way during divorce proceedings to learn that the other spouse has a claim to the inheritance.

The reality is that if you have an inheritance, it can take some work to ensure it remains nonmarital property, but it is possible.

Are you dealing with a hit-and-run driver?

Being hit and injured in a car accident is frustrating enough. When you are dealing with a hit-and-run driver, your stress may multiply. For example, you may be afraid of getting little financial help for your medical bills because the party who hit you has not been identified.

The good news: Insurance policies that protect you against uninsured and underinsured drivers should apply in hit-and-run situations. Also, sitting down with someone such as an attorney and being asked questions to help jog your memory may achieve the desired result.

Who is liable for commercial truck accidents?

If you got in an accident because of a negligent truck driver, you might think it is a straightforward process to figure out legal liability. It can be complex to determine, however, and is based on the specific causes and nature of the accident. The driver may not actually be at fault; it could be the trucking company.

You want to get compensation for your injuries, so it is crucial to determine liability with the help of a personal injury lawyer. Keep reading to learn about who is liable in commercial tractor-trailer accidents.

Recovering damages for your car accident

Are you one of the many people suffering as the result of a car crash? The law recognizes that accidents often inflict several types of damages and makes recovery available for them in a lawsuit. Whatever the severity of your accident, keep in mind that some consequences can take some time to begin really affecting your life. Experienced attorneys make sure to gather data and get expert opinions projecting potential future losses.

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Who is liable for slip-and-falls?

As anyone who has lived through a cold and snowy winter probably knows, sometimes even walking down a sidewalk can be a gamble. This is particularly obvious during the winter months when snow and ice can accumulate and create hazards, but slip-and-fall injuries can happen in any season.

Slip-and-fall injuries can range from mild to severe. One of the reasons people often try so intently to avoid them is because an incredibly severe and life-threatening injury can result for a small fall. Because of this potential, there are legal regulations in place to ensure that property owners maintain a safe, hazard-free environment.

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