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December 2014 Archives

Steps motorists and bicyclists can take to prevent fatal bicycle accidents

Increasingly, in major metropolitan areas across the country, riding a bike isn't just an activity for children. Today, a growing number of adults are ditching their cars in favor of two-wheeled self-powered transportation. San Diego area drivers are likely aware of this trend as they daily whiz past bicyclists peddling down the street their way to work or school.

Congress to vote on rolling back truck driver hours-of-service regulations

Many San Diego area drivers likely experience some level of anxiety and trepidation when driving in close proximity to a large commercial truck. Increasing, however, encounters with big rigs are difficult to avoid as, according to the American Trucking Associations, there are nearly three million large commercial trucks traversing U.S. roads and highways.

Is an employer negligent if an employee is a victim of workplace violence?

It's an unfortunate fact that acts of violence occur daily across the U.S. In some cases, an individual may suffer threats of violence or actual acts of assault while he or she is performing work-related duties. In fact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that each year approximately 2 million U.S. workers "are victims of workplace violence."

OSHA tasked with establishing and enforcing workplace safety requirements

While the U.S. economy has grown and strengthened since the Great Depression of 2008, many San Diego area residents are likely still reeling emotionally and financially from past job layoffs and months of unemployment. Gainfully employed once again, many area residents are likely to just be happy to have a steady income and be able to pay the bills.

Study sheds light on leading causes of brain injuries in children and teens

Few injuries are as devastating or potentially life-altering as those that impact the brain. In recent years, there has been a wealth of knowledge that's been uncovered with regard to the negative and long-term side effects of even mild brain injuries.

Helping injured San Diego residents regain control over their lives

A physical injury is not only painful, but can also negatively affect one's financial standing, personal relationships and ability to be independent. An accident can occur while an individual is at work, while crossing the street or petting a friend's dog. San Diego residents who have been injured in a workplace or pedestrian accident or who have been the victim of a dog bite or attack may suffer painful and debilitating injuries that require both immediate and ongoing medical care.

Understanding bike accident risk

Late last month, we began a discussion about bicycle safety. We noted that in a recent study published by the Governors Highway Safety Association, adult males were identified as the most at-risk population for suffering fatal bicycle accidents. And yet, it is vitally important to remember that other populations remain at risk for suffering a fatal bicycle accident as well.

Worker who survived 11-story fall has reason to be thankful

There are so many jobs that most of us give little thought to. It's not that we don't acknowledge their value. It's more that the work falls so far outside the scope of what someone might consider to be a typical job that we forget it is handled by human beings.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit in the wake of a loved one's death

The death of a loved one is always a difficult reality to face. However, when a loved one's death is the result of another individual's negligent acts, the pain and grief are often magnified. In cases where a loved one is involved in a fatal truck, pedestrian or bicycle accident; family members may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Dog owners may want to consider giving their dogs the gift of peace and quiet this holiday season

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks and be merry. During the holidays, many households tend to be a lot more hectic than normal. For many San Diego area residents, extra houseguests coupled with often copious amounts of food are synonymous with the holiday season. However, for a family dog, unfamiliar people and tempting treats can make for a disastrous recipe.

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