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August 2017 Archives

Top 3 technological distractions on the road

Driving is something that many people do every day, and its mundanity might lead you to forget that it can also be a dangerous act. Indeed, there are many accidents every day that range in severity from minor fender benders to major collisions with fatalities. One of the best ways to avoid becoming a victim of such an accident is to remove the distractions that put you at risk when you are on the road.

Who can be held responsible for a birth trauma?

When bringing a new little one into the world, parents often focus on the joys of this event. While doctors will prepare mothers about potential complications and issues that could occur during labor and delivery, she will likely still focus on the positive and disregard the possibility that these events could occur. Regardless if parents are fully prepared for any outcome or not, when a birth injury occurs, this is likely due to the negligence of a medical professional.

Helping harmed patient navigate a medical malpractice suit

When we are injured or become ill, we are likely to visit our doctor or the emergency department. Because medical professional have years of education, training and experience, we rely on them to properly diagnose us and treat us. However, doctors and surgeons are people, just like patients. They are prone to errors and mistakes, resulting in them occurring during the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. Alas, these errors can be overlooked, causing even further damage and harm to a patient.

Technology used to reduce fatigued truck driving

When it comes to semi-trucks and tractor-trailer truck drivers, motorists in California understand that most of these truck drivers are traveling long distances. Commercial trucks play a vital role in intrastate and interstate commerce, resulting in often trips taking several days to complete shipments. While these are necessary vehicles to have present on our roadways, they also present many dangers. One of which is fatigued driving.

What do federal trucking regulations look like in 2017?

While California residents are used to sharing the road with large commercial trucks, this does not mean it is always easy to travel next to one or several of the massive vehicles. Although truck drivers go through specialized training and trucking companies are controlled through federal trucking regulations, this does not mean all areas of concern and danger are addressed. In fact, as these regulations change, it can alter the impact the trucking industry has on the overall traffic safety on the roadways.

4 ways to eliminate distractions while driving

Despite strong efforts, car accidents and traffic-related fatalities are still prevalent across Southern California. In an article from the Los Angeles Times, studies found that while traffic deaths as a whole are decreasing throughout the United States, they are increasing in California. 

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