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Overweight and Overloaded Truck Accidents

As we rely on online shopping to meet our needs, the number of trucks on the roads is increasing, resulting in more accidents. Over the past 20 years, there has been a 20 percent increase in trucking accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by negligence, either by the truck driver, their employer, or the person responsible for loading the trucks’ cargo. Improperly loaded and overloaded trucks are highly dangerous because they can result in a loss of control.

When a truck is manufactured, it is issued a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). This number, displayed on the back plate of every truck, is the maximum weight a truck should carry. Although truck drivers are expected to make routine weight checks at weigh stations, it is not uncommon for drivers of flagged trucks to keep driving without unloading any cargo. When an accident occurs because of overloading,

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Fall Driving Safety

Fall marks the end of daylight saving time and, for many parts of the country, the beginning of the rainy season. Darker roads and wet road conditions are contributing causes of avoidable car accidents during this time of year. It is important to take certain safety precautions. The following are hazards to watch out for while driving this fall:

Less Daylight: Drivers should keep in mind that there is decreased daylight in the fall season. According to the National Safety Council, 25 percent of our driving and 50 percent of traffic fatalities occur at night, when there is not as much light to illuminate street signs and road conditions.

More Rain: For many parts of the country, including New Jersey, fall is a rainy season. Rain-coated, foggy, and icy roads are hazardous and must be accounted for by driving slowly and more carefully over areas that tend to be frosted over,

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Dog Bite Injuries

There are many types of injuries relating to dog bites, and all of them have the potential to cause serious health complications from infections and scarring. The most common area on the body to suffer a dog bite is the hands, arms, feet, legs, and face. No one should ever put their face down to a dog, even if they are familiar with the animal.

Dogs are unpredictable, and even a pet that we trust can bite when they become frightened, stressed, or hurt. Injuries to the face from a dog bite can lead to disfiguring scars and damage to tissue, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels that cover the face.

When a dog attacks, it is a natural instinct to push the animal away. Injuries such as lacerations, cuts, puncture wounds, and severe scratches can be inflicted on the arms, hands, legs, and feet of a victim as they try to push the animal away.

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