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Hold trucking companies accountable when necessary

Have you ever seen a big rig speeding and thought about what the trucker might be rushing for? After all, these truckers get paid to just sit and drive from one place to another. While trucking might seem like a pretty straightforward occupation, this isn't really the case.

Trucker have to comply with countless regulations and laws. They have to follow the trucking company rules. This could include taking steps to meet tight deadlines for delivery.

Side guards on semi-trucks could save lives, but cost rules here

A crash with a semi-truck is something that can cause serious injury or death to the victims. In many semi-truck crashes, one of the mitigating factors is whether the vehicle went beneath the trailer or not.

There are some videos and movie scenes that show passenger cars gliding beneath a semi-truck trailer while it is in motion. While this can happen with some very low profile cars, it isn't something that is commonplace.

Understand how circumstances can impact construction accidents

Construction work involves very dangerous equipment and work sites. These workers face the risk of injury and death each time they show up for work. It is imperative that employers take steps to reduce the risk of accidents, but it is still possible that construction accidents might occur.

There are some situations and equipment that are more dangerous than others. Construction workers who are around these should be extra cautious. Here are some points to consider if you work in a construction zone:

Hospital-acquired infections are very serious

When you go to the hospital, you expect to leave in better shape than what you were when you went in. Even if you know that you are going to leave with some issues, you certainly don't expect that you are going to suffer from a new hospital-acquired infection.

Hospital-acquired infections are serious because these are often difficult to treat. They can mean that you are in the hospital longer and that you have to endure even more treatments than what you originally planned on having to undergo.

Make sure you don't miss out on important deadlines in your case

Motor vehicle accidents often have unique circumstances that can dictate what actions are possible after the crash. If you suffered a serious injury in a car accident, you may want to explore the options you have for reducing the financial damages you're deal with because of those injuries.

Let's face it -- medical care in this country is expensive. When you suffer an unexpected injury because of someone else's negligence, the last thing you need is to be left with tens of thousands of dollars in bills. Sadly, this is exactly what might happen.

Truckers have shift limits for driving

When a trucker gets behind the wheel of a semi-truck, his or her full attention has to be on the driving duties. When they are on anything else or when he or she isn't there cognitively, the truck can become a deadly projectile.

The need for truckers to have ample rest is one of the reasons why there are federal regulations in place to limit the number of hours that truckers can drive per shift. The trucker's log book or electronic log is used to verify that the regulation is being complied with.

A truck accident can happen for many reasons

With so many trucks on the road, there's always the possibility that one of these vehicles could be involved in a crash.

When driving a passenger vehicle, you need to pay close attention to what the trucks around you are doing. By keeping your distance, your minimize the risk of an accident.

Unavoidably unsafe products might not be dangerous

When you purchase a product, you purchase it with the expectation that it is going to be safe to use. While most products are safe, there are some products that are unavoidably unsafe.

If you were injured by a product, you have to determine the cause of the accident. This isn't always easy, but you would have to understand a few points regarding product liability before taking any action.

A Queens construction accident results in injuries to 3 people

Working in construction pays well for a number of reasons. One of them is the fact that construction workers incur substantial risk every time they go to work. New York City has seen an increase in the number of fatalities and serious injuries suffered by construction workers in recent years.

The increase has the city concerned enough to consider new rules and laws for construction sites and employers. In the meantime, those who work in construction continue to face risks at work, including falling from heights, crushing accidents, falling objects and even scaffolding collapses.

Injuries reported when concrete slab gave way in Queens

Construction companies handling projects have a duty to make sure that they are using proper safety procedures at each step of the way. When construction companies don't use these procedures, accidents might occur that can lead to people being injured or killed. A recent accident in Queens shows how important safety is in these cases.

The accident occurred when a form being used on the eighth story of a building under construction gave way. Concrete was being poured into the form at the time of the incident.

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