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Does Indiana have Laws on Fireworks?

Indiana does have laws on the use of fireworks. Below are some provisions of the Indiana fireworks law: A person must be 18 years or older to purchase fireworks An individual 18 years or older must be present when a minor is using or possessing…
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Do Semi Trucks Have Rules For Securing Cargo?

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…
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Can a Hit to the Jaw Cause a Brain Injury?

A hit to the jaw can definitely cause a brain injury. Brainline.org says that a hit to the jaw can "move the skull with enough force that the brain 'bounces' off the walls inside the skull." When the brain impacts the interior walls of the…
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If I am Injured, Can I Sue The State of Indiana?

If you have been injured by the state of Indiana, you can sue it for damages. However, Indiana’s state government has a considerable amount of protection for wrongdoing. In addition, there are many technicalities involved when filing torts…
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Do Truck Drivers Have to Pass a Health Inspection to Drive?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has said that “the most important safety feature” on a truck is the driver. To ensure that a driver is healthy enough to safely perform the demands of their job, FMCSA requires all…
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Could Behavioral Problems in Teenagers be Caused by a TBI?

DailyRX.com recently reported on a study that showed how teenagers with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are “at a significantly increased risk of being bullied, attempting or considering suicide, having elevated psychological stress and engaging…
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Who Is Responsible if a Drone Injures Someone?

In an article by Fast Company, experts stated that a judge may be inclined to hold the owner of a drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as the liable party if the vehicle damaged property or injured a person. It was only a few years ago that…
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What Is the Text-While-Driving Policy For Truck Drivers?

In September of 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) were amended, which restricted texting while operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said that it amended…
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What Exactly Does a TBI Do to the Brain?

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNM) said that in 2010, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine published a study that helped “researchers better understand the long-term and structural changes that take place after a traumatic…
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NHTSA Releases New Distracted Driving Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released statistics pertaining to distracted driving-related accidents for 2012. According to NHTSA, 33,561 people died in car accidents in 2012, and distracted driving was…
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Could Truck Monitoring Technology Make Our Roads Safer?

New monitoring technology gives truck managers a minute-by-minute update on a smorgasbord of information. Some features include: reports on a truck’s speed, braking, cornering technique and any unauthorized stops. There are also options for…
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How Much Blast Can An Average Soldier Endure?

This question was posed by Brian Castner, who authored a piece in The Daily Beast about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) hopes in discovering that answer. Statistics show how important this research is: 20 percent of…
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Are Your Children Safe At Day Care Centers?

Between 2011 and 2013, The Indianapolis Star reported that there have been 31 deaths in Indiana day care centers. Of those 31 deaths, 21 of them came from day care centers that were operating illegally or without a license to run a day care.…
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Indiana Makes The Top 10 States For Fatal Truck Wrecks

Indiana made the top ten list of states with the most fatal truck wrecks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its latest data on large truck accidents for the year 2012 (the most recent year such data is available). Of…