Personal injury law articles include how negligence causes foreseeable injuries, such as car and truck accidents.

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Illinois Strikes Time Limits to Criminally Prosecute Sexual Abuse of Minors

In August 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into the law SB 189, an amendment to the criminal code regarding sexual abuse of minors. The new law allows for prosecution of sexual abuse of children at any time, basically completely eradicating…
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What are Consumer Protection Laws?

Consumer protection laws are federal and state statutes that regulate seller and lender practices concerning consumer goods. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are federal agencies that handle product…
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What Traffic Law Violations Cause Wrecks?

Vehicle safety regulations exist largely to minimize the number of auto accidents and improve the efficiency at which traffic moves. Disobeying a traffic law can often put other vehicle occupants and pedestrians at risk for injury in a traffic…
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Were You Hurt in a Traffic Accident?

Traffic accidents happen regularly, and they often result in significant damage and injuries. In most states, the person at fault for a traffic accident is the one found negligent, and that person or the insurance company (who is not a party…
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Is Testosterone Therapy Safe for My Heart?

As men grow older, hormone fluctuations could cause fatigue, lower libido, depression and other symptoms. Despite documented health risks, aggressive marketing campaigns have encouraged the notion that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)…
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Are Women and Young People the Future of Cycling?

Cities nationwide are using cycling to attract young people and active commuters to their area. The “millennial generation”, ranging from ages 18-35, is more open to alternative transportation than other age groups. Cities are hoping that…
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Why Are Women Safer Drivers than Men?

San Diego women drive more safely than men, according to data released by San Diego County. From 2000 to 2009, men died in car accidents three times more often than women did. The driver who survived the crash was four times more likely to…
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Do Motorcyclists Need Formal Training?

ABATE of Colorado, a motorcycle rights organization, is currently adding more motorcycle classes for beginning and experienced riders seeking their motorcycle endorsement. Beginner classes are scheduled for the weekends of August 16, August…
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Do Specialty Hospitals Make a Difference for Spinal Cord Injury?

Recovering from a spinal cord injury (SCI) can require extensive medical treatment and physical rehabilitation. SCI patients are extremely vulnerable to pneumonia, pulmonary edema and respiratory failure because spinal injuries may weaken respiratory…
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Paralyzed Patients Walk Again with Help from 'Bionic' Suit

After an ATV accident, a 26-year-old man was left with a severed spinal cord. Surgeons assumed he would never walk again. A special ‘bionic’ suit, however, is changing the game; he can now push his hips and legs forward using a motorized…
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Paralyzed Patients Walk Again with Help from 'Bionic' Suit

After an ATV accident, a 26-year-old man was left with a severed spinal cord. Surgeons assumed he would never walk again. A special ‘bionic’ suit, however, is changing the game; he can now push his hips and legs forward using a motorized…
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Why Do Tractor Trailers Use Air Brakes?

You may have heard stories where brake failure on a semi resulted in a catastrophic accident. While brake failure on these big vehicles does occur, it is important to understand that they use a special braking system. Tractor-trailers and buses…
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Should Baseball Require Pitchers to Wear Padded Caps?

In late January, Major League Baseball (MLB) approved the use of a padded cap that is designed to protect pitchers from line drives to the head. MLB tested numerous prototypes from different companies, but they ended up settling with a cap manufactured…
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Testosterone Exposure in Women and Children

Despite the growing popularity of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), many doctors are striving to warn consumers about the drug’s numerous health risks. Many know how the drug affects men, but few are aware that women and children can…
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OSHA Cites Five Businesses After Employee Dies

Temporary workers can be placed in a variety of jobs, including dangerous ones. It is every employer’s job to make sure that temporary workers are properly trained on all equipment and in proper safety procedures. A temporary worker was caught…
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Three Injured in Rosinville Logging Truck Crash

According to NBC 2 in Mt. Pleasant, recently, there was a logging truck crash in Rosinville at the intersection of Highways 15 and 178. The collision happened around 8:15 a.m. and involved a pickup truck. The resulting wreckage left three people…
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Cities Investing in Cycling Attract Millennials, Women

San Diego and several other cities are investing in cycling-specific infrastructure while encouraging residents to ride bikes as a way to reduce traffic and air pollution, promote fitness and discourage sedentary lifestyles. Cycling already…
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How is a Plane Crash Investigated?

Whenever there is a plane crash, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is called in to investigate. The NTSB investigates “all civil aviation accidents in the United States and major accidents in the other modes of transportation.” In…
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Military Mom Mourns Daughter’s Death

A San Diego military mom was returning from Afghanistan when she received the tragic news that her daughter had been found dead in Ocean Beach just four days after she arrived. Investigators believe she was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Police…
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Distracted Drivers Are Biggest Threat to Motorcyclists

Distracted driving accidents have become a nationwide epidemic. Due to the small size and limited safety features on most motorcycles, riders can be extremely vulnerable to injury on the road. Motorcycle riders are in the most danger when a…