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

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 investments in cycling infrastructure will help them compete for the “most mobile generation ever.” Less than one percent of […]

Why Are Women Safer Drivers than Men?

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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 be a man as well. Men are more likely to commit […]

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 23, September 6 and September 20. Intermediate classes will be offered on July 19 and 20, including one with license testing. Studies […]

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 muscles. Increased physical activity may help patients strengthen lung function, prevent bedsores, and retain a fuller range of motion in injured muscle […]

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 body suit called “ReWalk.” The system uses computers and motion sensors to help […]

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 body suit called “ReWalk.” The system uses computers and motion sensors to help […]

Testosterone Exposure in Women and Children

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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 also be affected by testosterone exposure. Many TRT products are meant to be absorbed through the skin, […]

OSHA Cites Five Businesses After Employee Dies

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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 in a conveyor and crushed at an Amazon fulfillment center in Avenel, NJ. When the […]

Three Injured in Rosinville Logging Truck Crash

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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 trapped. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and Dorchester County Fire and Rescue had to […]

Cities Investing in Cycling Attract Millennials, Women

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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 leads to numerous health benefits, but some critics are wondering if cycling is a good investment. To find the answer, researchers […]

How is a Plane Crash Investigated?

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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 any investigation, the NTSB pulls together as much information as it can before determining probable cause of […]

Military Mom Mourns Daughter’s Death

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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 found the young woman’s body in the brush alongside Nimitz Boulevard, dead from […]

Can Omega-3 Help Prevent Brain Damage?

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Spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are dangerous primarily due to secondary swelling which can permanently damage brain and nerve cells. However, a recent study has determined that omega-3 fatty acids may protect the brain from the harmful effects of inflammation. The Karolinska Institutet in Sweden discovered that EPA and DHA (both […]

Drunk Boaters Inadvertently Cause Airport Security Scare

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A fishing boat entered the restricted water near New York’s La Guardia Airport and struck a light pole on one of the runway extensions. The Port Authority Police Department could see the stranded craft on surveillance cameras, but could not respond because their patrol boats had been docked for the night. The NYPD Harbor Unit […]

Will There Be a Cap on Damages for the GM Recall? Experts Say ‘No’

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General Motors will not place a cap on compensation for the victims of crashes caused by its bad ignition switches. The Associated Press reported that Kenneth Feinberg, a compensation expert, was expected to reveal the terms of a compensation plan recently to the public. As expected, GM CEO Mary Barra said there would be no […]

Distracted Driving Often Leads to Crashes

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More than 3,000 people died in distraction-related crashes in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. “Distraction” is a broad term, used to mean any number of activities that might happen in a car, but one of the most significant distractions in our modern world is texting—the act of sending written messages using a […]

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Do Semi Trucks Have Rules For Securing Cargo?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has adopted a new set of cargo securement rules since January 2004. The purpose of these rules for securing cargo is “to reduce the number of accidents caused by cargo shifting on or within, or falling from, commercial motor vehicles,” according to the FMCSA. These rules state that […]