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Unsecured loads can cause many harms

Among the things California’s roads see a lot of are vehicles hauling loads. And this doesn’t just include large commercial trucks transporting goods. For example, pickup truck owners may use their truck’s bed for hauling objects, goods or supplies for work or in connection to personal projects. Also, some individuals have their vehicle hauling a fair amount of things in connection to trips, such as vacations, they are taking.

Whatever type of vehicle they have and whatever their reason for hauling a load, it is critical for a driver to make sure loads they are hauling are secure. This includes taking steps like properly tying and covering loads and checking that a load has stayed secure throughout the course of a long trip. When a load isn’t properly secured, it can result in objects failing out onto the road and the areas around it. This can have a variety of negative consequences.

The dangers of construction work

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Construction workers have dangerous jobs. They are required to work from heights on ladders and scaffolding, operate heavy machinery, operate power tools, and perform other dangerous tasks on a daily basis.

In this physically-demanding line of work, injuries are common. And unfortunately, deaths are also a reality.

Summers see a lot of preventable deaths

For many, summer presents chances to relax and take their mind off of things. However, there are some things it is important for people to keep in mind even during their summer fun. Safety is one of these things.

Summer months can present some special safety issues. One thing that underscores this is that summer sees a particularly high number of preventable deaths. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, the period going from July to August tends to see the most preventable deaths of any part of the year. NSC data indicates that, between 2011 and 2015, over 117,000 people lost their lives in preventable incidents that occurred in July or August.

Pursuing punitive damages over drunk driving injuries

Among the important matters that can come up for individuals after being harmed in a car crash is the pursuit of damages. There are various compensatory damages car accident victims may be able to pursue. In addition to these types of damages, for certain types of crashes, individuals harmed by another driver’s actions might be able to seek out punitive damages.

Here in California, drunk driving crashes are among the types of auto wrecks that could give rise to punitive damages. Punitive damages are unique from other types of damages and can have some special issues connected to them. So, matters related to seeking out punitive damages are among the critical and complicated legal issues that can arise in personal injury cases involving drunk driving crashes.

False assumptions regarding turning rules could lead to crashes

One area where incorrect assumptions can be quite problematic is out on the roads. Some drivers make false assumptions regarding traffic rules.

One misassumption some California drivers might make is thinking that you don’t really have to signal when turning. As a recent Press-Enterprise article noted, the reality is that, under California law, in any situation in which you are turning and the turn would impact other traffic, you are required to use your signal lights.

How to recognize signs of nursing home abuse

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When family members make the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, many questions come to mind: Is this the right home for my loved one? Will he or she be safe? How do I know if my loved one is being treated well?

These are all valid concerns, especially considering that abuse and neglect occur at many nursing homes.

Keeping kids safe on the roads

Traffic safety issues have truly major impacts. Among those who can be greatly impacted by such issues are society’s youngest members. Many of the cars out on the roads have children riding in them. A child’s life can be drastically altered when they are hurt in a car accident. Sadly, such crashes sometimes even end a child’s life.

According to a recent study, between 2010 and 2014, 2,885 children 15 and under were killed in U.S. motor vehicle accidents. The study found that the states vary considerably when it comes to child auto fatality levels.

Are you experiencing complications after taking Invokana?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29 million Americans have diabetes. In 2012, the cost of treating diabetes and its complications is more than $245 billion.

The need for drugs to treat diabetes is great. One commonly prescribed diabetes drug is Invokana.

Biking safety tips

Biking is more popular than ever, becoming a favored pastime, form of exercise, and method of commuting. In fact, the number of bike commuters has increased 60 percent over the last decade or so.

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Most bicyclists are aware of the dangers of cycling - and most cyclists don't let those dangers get in the way of enjoying their sport. Here are some bicycle safety tips to help you stay safe on the road this season:

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