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Hold distracted drivers accountable for damages they cause

There's an inherent danger involved in moving around in massive, heavy vehicles at high speeds. It only takes a fraction of a second for a mistake to result in a catastrophic collision that produces injuries and property damage. Most people want to do everything in their power to avoid a crash, but some people make poor decisions that put everyone else on the road at risk.

One common mistake that people make is the decision to text while in control of a motor vehicle. People may feel addicted to their phones, unable to disconnect while they drive. Someone taking his or her eyes off the road to read a text or compose a message could directly cause a crash. For those who suffer injuries or lose a loved one in a distracted crash, it's important to hold the driver responsible for choosing to neglect the responsibility to drive safely.

How Serious Is Truck Driver Fatigue?

In short, it is deadly enough to have numerous regulations written to combat it.

Historically, truck drivers have faced pressure from both their employer and their clients to deliver goods as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for drivers to complete a long haul while keeping a focus on both speed and safety. For this reason, many drivers have resorted to exceeding the limits of exhaustion to log more miles in a day - often relying on skipping breaks, putting off rest and using various stimulants to stay on the road. Fortunately, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set about crafting regulations designed to keep drivers safe and rested.

2 deadly risks that construction workers face every day

No workplace is completely safe from the threat of injury. Even at an office job, workers can fall off of their chairs, trip and hit their heads on the corner of a cubicle or slip on a wet spot while chatting with colleagues next to the water cooler.

However, in comparison to office workers, construction workers face truly deadly risks on a daily basis. As such, they need to stay alert to these risks if they want to get home safe and injury-free from work each day. Here are two of the worst risks that construction workers have to navigate on a daily basis:

3 questions about slip-and-fall accidents

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a slip-and-fall event, you'll probably have a lot of questions. Mainly, these questions will center around whether you can pursue a claim for damages and how much money you could potentially recover.

Here are three questions that slip-and-fall accident attorneys commonly hear:

Help your child avoid getting attacked by a dog

Being a parent isn't easy when it feels like there's a potential danger for your child lurking around every corner of the neighborhood. Sometimes, these dangers can even be present in the home, in a friend's home or in a park when it comes to the risks of getting attacked by a dog.

Fortunately, parents can take several precautions that will reduce exponentially the chances of their children getting attacked by dogs.

Ram Trucks Recalled For Shifting Out of Park

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 1.8 million Ram trucks mainly in North America because they can be shifted out of park without the driver's foot on the brake or possibly without the key in the ignition.

Hyundai and Kia Issue Massive Recall of Popular Models

Hyundai and Kia are recalling a total of approximately half a million compact cars over a brake light issue. Specifically, the recall affects 363,932 Hyundai Elantras from model years 2013-2014 and 134,366 Kia Fortes(Koup variety included) from model years 2012-2014.