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April 2017 Archives

Truck accidents: group seeks stronger truck safety rules

Regulations should be amended to require logging devices, hair testing, speed limiters and other safety features that could prevent truck accident deaths and injuries, according to the Trucking Alliance. The advocacy group, comprised of freight transportation carriers, made this request in a recent letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

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If you've been rear-ended in a car accident, the most immediate trauma may be the pain and suffering from any injuries you suffered. You may also have financial worries about your medical bills, lost wages, future earning capacity, damaged property, and other costs.

How safe are North Carolina drivers?

North Carolina drivers are ranked second in the country in making abrupt turns, according to a recent report by the online insurance marketplace Everquote on driving habits and their role in car accidents. The report gave North Carolina an average rank 12.8 among all the states on unsafe driving habits.

North Carolina bill to limit using hand-held phone and driving

A distracted driver played a part in 54,279 car accidents in North Carolina in 2016, in which 177 people were killed and 26,999 injured. The Brian Garlock Act, named after a distracted driving car accident victim, was introduced in the state legislature to prevent these crashes.

4 risks nurses face in the health care industry

It's no secret that nurses face a number of health issues after working in the field. They lift patients, work with biological hazards and come into contact with many diseases and illnesses. The hazards in the workplace are often mitigated, but that doesn't mean that you can't get hurt on the job. If you are, then you may be entitled to workers' compensation or be able to go through a personal injury lawsuit if you are not covered by workers' compensation.

Highway markings blamed for fatal bus crash

A reckless or negligent driver is not the only cause of a fatal commercial vehicle accident. Highway safety features, even as simple as markings, can prevent crash deaths in North Carolina. For example, the National Transportation Safety Board recently determined that one state's failure to provide sufficient traffic guidance and highway markings caused a March 2016 Greyhound bus accident.