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Nursing home abuse should never be overlooked

Recently in a suburban Midwestern city, a resident of an assisted living center had been dead for two days before she was found. No staff member had performed the required daily room checks. Three years ago, a nursing home assistant in Colorado was sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting two women under his care. And throughout the country, hundreds of incidents of theft from nursing home patients' rooms have led to the advent of "granny cams" - hidden cameras installed in rooms to catch thieves red-handed.

Spinal cord injuries from crashes result in serious disabilities

Most people understand that there is a level of risk involved in getting behind the wheel of a car or riding as a passenger. Sadly, people die and suffer serious injuries every day as the result of motor vehicle collisions. No matter how careful you are while driving, there's always the risk of someone else making a mistake that causes an accident.

Despite the law, many truck drivers still drive while fatigued

There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of experiencing a serious or even fatal car crash. Even when you try your best to prioritize safety, you can't control the weather or the behavior of other people on the road. Drivers who feel tired, drive distracted or get behind the wheel while chemically impaired certainly put everyone else at risk.

Commercial truck drivers can't drink and drive in Colorado

You take a risk every time you get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Chances are, you do you best to reduce those risks by driving safely and following the rules of the road. However, you can't control the bad decisions made by other drivers. People in other vehicles can swerve into your lane, drive too fast or just choose distraction over focusing on safety. Exhausted drivers and drunk drivers can put everyone at risk.

Car crash-related brain injuries can cause permanent disability

Getting into a serious car crash is a terrifying experience. The loss of control and potential for a fatality can change an individual's perspective. Every day, people end up sustaining severe injuries, like spinal cord injuries, or even dying as a result of a collision. Many people are ecstatic just to be able to walk away from a wreck with minimal injuries.

Exhaustion is a common contributor to commercial truck crashes

Getting behind the wheel of a car is generally safe, but occasionally it can become dangerous quickly. While you may make every effort to drive carefully, other vehicles on the road can put you at risk. When another driver makes a mistake, it can result in a serious accident. If that other driver is operating a commercial vehicle, like a semitruck or an eighteen wheeler, the results could be catastrophic. Injuries could be severe, even fatal, for the people in your vehicle. The vehicle itself is liable to end up a complete loss.

Filing a wrongful death suit – the basics

When we lose a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another, we typically want answers and justice. In many cases, wrongful death suits come after a criminal trial. For example, if a wreck with a drunk driver is responsible for the death of an individual, the family might choose to follow through with a suit for wrongful death after the court either convicts or finds innocent the accused driver. Since the burden of proof is much lower in wrongful death cases versus criminal trials, it is possible to win a claim even if the court found the defendant innocent of any criminal wrongdoing.

Know the signs of a brain injury after an accident

Almost any type of accident, including a fall on another person's property or a car crash, can lead to a brain injury. These can range from minor issues up to very serious, life-threatening injuries. Anyone who is involved in an accident of any sort should pay attention to what is going on in the days and weeks after the accident.

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