What are the Most Distracting Apps for Drivers?

As we’ve discussed on this blog before, distracted driving is an incredibly dangerous practice which puts everyone on the road at risk of having an accident. Unfortunately, many people still do not take the dangers of distracted driving seriously. The most common way that people drive distracted is by using their cell phone or smartphone. As smartphones have gotten more sophisticated over the last decade, countless functions and millions of apps have captured the attention of pretty much everyone. These days, people rely on their phones to communicate with their friends and families, provide directions, play music, inform them about the news, and much more.

With such a wide variety of apps and functions available, it’s been difficult for many people to put their phones down while they’re driving. It’s important to note that all drivers should take every step to minimize the number of distractions they experience while driving and focus on the road. With that said, we thought it’d be helpful to look at which apps present the greatest danger.

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death?

Life experiences demonstrate to most of us that we live in a very dangerous world. Of course, some dangers are more apparent than others. For example, almost all of us have witnessed the carnage that can result from motor vehicle accidents and semi-truck collisions. Similarly, we hear stories almost daily in the news media about violent death occurring around the country as a result of intentional criminal acts. On the other hand, even though most of us have heard of the opioid epidemic by now, many are unaware just how great has become the associated loss of life. Similarly, many people are less aware of tragic deaths occurring across the country as the result of medical negligence, nursing home negligence and abuse, and a variety of other causes. In this article, we will examine common causes of wrongful death.

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What Rules Must Truckers Follow?

Most would agree that an important function of government is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. From state and federal laws criminalizing unwanted behavior, to rules and regulations that protect the environment, there is a plethora of involvement by government at all local, state, and federal levels. When it comes to regulating the manner in which commerce is conducted, protecting drivers and passengers on our roadways is abundantly important. In fact, given that our citizens drive millions of miles per year, along with the danger presented by tractor-trailer crashes, the importance of regulation can hardly be overstated.

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How Worried Should I Be About Asbestos?

These days, it’s common knowledge that exposure to asbestos can be extremely dangerous. It’s a topic that we’ve covered on this blog before. Still, even though many people are aware that asbestos is dangerous, there are still many who do not take the proper precautions to protect themselves from exposure. In this blog, we will discuss why asbestos exposure should be taken seriously, how common exposure is, and what can be done to prevent it.

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Which Kind of Truck is the Most Dangerous?

Accidents involving semi-trucks are extremely dangerous. Due to the sheer size of semi-trucks, even minor accidents can be fatal for any person in a passenger vehicle. There are several different types of commercial trucks. Commercial trucks are defined as any type of vehicle that’s driven on the highway and used to transport goods or people. If you want to minimize the risk of becoming involved in an accident with a commercial truck, it’s good to always drive safely around them. It’s also good to be aware of the different types of commercial trucks and the specific risks inherent to each type.

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How Likely Am I to Experience Medical Malpractice?

Having to go to a doctor or hospital can be very scary. For better or worse, many of us put off going to see a medical professional for as long as possible. One common concern that people have is that they’re not going to be able to get the quality of treatment that they require. In this blog, we’ll discuss how likely it is that a person will experience medical malpractice as well as some ways to avoid it.

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What You Can and Can't Do While Driving

In the last couple of decades, cell phones and smart phones have made the number of distractions for drivers practically unlimited. As we’ve discussed on this blog before, distracted driving is an incredibly dangerous practice that is responsible for many traffic accidents and deaths every year. It is for this reason that, around the country, laws are being introduced to curtail the amount of distracted driving that occurs, especially when a cell phone or smart phone is involved.

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How is Fault Determined After an Automobile Accident?

Anyone who has been involved in an automobile accident appreciates that many complicated consequences can follow. In the most devastating cases, death or serious injury occurs. Hospital, doctor, ambulance and other associated medical costs can mount rapidly. Sometimes, rehabilitative, nursing, home care, and other services will be required. Those who are injured in automobile accidents often must miss work while recuperating and receiving medical treatment. Damaged vehicles must be repaired, and vehicles that suffered a total loss must be replaced. All of this leads to the inevitable question: “who is responsible for all of these costs?” The answer can largely depend on who is determined to be at fault for causing the accident.

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Products You Might Not Suspect Contained Asbestos

Through the years, most adults have seen or heard multiple news stories discussing the dangers associated with exposure to asbestos, including mesothelioma and asbestosis. Older Americans often remember ground-breaking litigation which finally started holding large companies accountable for recklessly harming unsuspecting victims. When thinking about the historical uses for asbestos, insulation used in homes and buildings is the product that probably most often comes to mind first. However, in the past asbestos was used in ways you may never have thought about. We’ll discuss a few below.

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Semi-Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue

There are many causes of these deadly crashes, such as driver error, equipment failure, poor weather conditions, improper loading of cargo, and unsafe driving by the passenger vehicles involved. One of the most dangerous causes of semi-truck accidents, however, is driver fatigue.

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