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  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Michigan Hotel Pool Leaves 12 Hospitalized and 1 Dead

    Emergency officials in Michigan responded to the Quality Inn in Niles after a group of youths were discovered around the indoor swimming pool, unconscious, by a hotel staff member. Among the victims, a 13-year-old boy was found dead, while 12 others were hospitalized. According to officials, the carbon monoxide levels at the hotel were 800 parts per million. To put that in perspective, U.S. ...
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  • 3 Safety Tips to Avoid a Jet Ski Accident

    With the weather beginning to warm up, it will soon be time to break out the jet skis and head to the lake for fun in the sun. As exhilarating as jet skis can be, they can also be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. Unfortunately, regulations are not very strict when it comes to jet ski operation – almost anyone with a desire to ride can rent a jet ski, even if they are first-time ...
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  • Who Is Responsible for a Dog Attack?

    Dogs are typically considered as man’s best friend. However, they still have the tendency to bite or attack. According to Missouri law, a person injured by a dog bite is eligible to hold a dog owner liable if: the injury was caused by a dog bite or attack, the individual who was bitten or attacked was either on public property or lawfully on private property, and the person bitten or attacked did ...
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  • Truck Accidents: Overweight Violations

    Federal Weight Limits for Commercial Trucks According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large commercial trucks should not exceed more than 20,000 pounds per axle, which is a total of 80,000 pounds for a four-axle truck. There are approximately 700 weigh stations spanning throughout the country to ensure that truckers adhere to the standards set forth by the FMCSA. ...
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  • Aviation Accidents: Causes & Legal Remedies

    Whether taking a commercial flight to a faraway destination, sightseeing in a helicopter, or flying a small plane for recreation, most people have been on some form of aircraft. While widely believed to be a safer method of travel than cars, accidents involving planes can – and do – happen. Victims of aviation accidents , including plane accidents and helicopter accidents, may have legal options ...
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  • New Year & Resolutions to Stay Safe

    Many people made lofty resolutions this year. According to a poll from ComRes poll, some of the most common resolutions included: Exercise more Lose weight Eat more healthy Learn a new skill / hobby Spend more time on personal wellbeing Spend more time with family / friends Drink less alcohol Stop smoking Maybe you took a simpler approach, though, and just resolved to stay safe in 2017. At Presley ...
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  • What to Expect with Your Truck Accident Claim

    Involvement in a truck accident will require smart action on your part as you file a liability claim. As a truck accident victim, it is important to be vigilant during each step of the process to help file a comprehensive and powerful personal injury claim. Ideally, a truck accident claim will hold all liable parties responsible and get you and other injured parties full and just compensation. At ...
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  • Should You Sue the Truck Driver or the Company?

    If you were injured in a car accident by a negligent truck driver, you and the passengers involved likely face moderate to severe, life threatening injuries. In fact, statistically, many trucking accidents that occur on the road lead to fatalities due to the sheer size of the truck. After suffering through this tragedy, you may want to seek justice from the truck driver who carelessly harmed you ...
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  • Truck Driver Hours of Service Limits & Personal Injury Cases

    Every year , thousands of people are injured or killed by negligent truck drivers on the road. In a study published by the FMCSA, the percentage of crashes due to fatigue that occurs between hour 12 and 16, jump from 10% to 25%. Currently, there are regulations in place that legally define how many consecutive hours commercial truck drivers can work in a day and during the week to ensure their ...
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  • Summer Months Bring High Risk of Diving Accidents

    Due to the warmer weather, the months of June, July and August generally see an uptick in diving injuries. According to a decade-long study performed by the Shepherd Center, diving is the fourth leading cause of paralyzing spinal cord injury, with over 800 people a year suffering diving injuries. Diving injuries are generally sustained by young adult males and are totally preventable. Public ...
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  • What To Do After an ATV Accident

    Whether you are riding an ATV for sport, leisure or for work, understanding proper safety and handling of the vehicle is important before hitting the dirt. Unfortunately, not everyone takes proper care to learn this valuable information. If you or someone you know was injured while riding an ATV by a negligent third party, or if you sustained your injuries from a defective ATV, a skilled Kansas ...
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  • Commercial Truck Driver DUI Accidents

    Commercial truck drivers, bus drivers and other commercial license holders are held to more stringent standards for drinking and driving. Large 18-wheeler trucks can cause more damage than a passenger vehicle in an accident and take more coordination to drive, which is why the legal limit for commercial drivers is half of what it is for non-commercial drivers. If a negligent truck driver injured ...
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  • Moving Truck Accidents

    For many individuals, moving can be an exciting time rife with the possibility of new opportunities for friendship, work and activities. For others, it can be stressful and chaotic to box up belongings into a rented truck or commercial moving company’s truck and leave their home behind. Amidst the chaos, there’s the possibility of the movers being involved in an accident. For victims injured by a ...
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  • Who Is At Fault in a Truck Accident?

    When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether it is a passenger vehicle or a commercial vehicle such as a big-rig or eighteen-wheeler truck, determining liability is necessary. However, you should know that finding fault in a truck accident , it is difficult to say that one or the other driver is 100% at fault for causing the accident. More than likely, each driver contributed ...
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  • Presley Wins Big in Tractor-Trailer Collision Lawsuit

    July 29, 2004, started like any other day for Delbert Sanders. He was on the job driving his pickup truck between farms for Tyson Foods on Highway 60. But, as he neared the exit for State Highway 25, his life was about to change. The Accident As traffic slowed, a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of Sanders’ truck, knocking him into several vehicles. His truck was crushed and burst into ...
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