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Drowsy Driving and Truck Accidents

Fatigue affects drivers in much the same way alcohol does. It slows reaction time, impairs motor skills, and disrupts the driver’s ability to make smart decisions. The AAA Foundation estimates that drowsy driving is to blame for around 16 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in the U.S.

A sleepy driver behind the wheel of a passenger car or van is dangerous enough; when that driver is operating a 40-ton commercial tractor trailer, the impact of a crash can be catastrophic.

Trucking and Drowsy Driving

Working to meet tight deadlines and motivated by financial incentives for timely delivery, tractor trailer drivers often have grueling shifts. Driving these enormous rigs is physically and mentally exhausting, especially at night and along long, monotonous stretches of highway.

Trucking companies’ profits depend upon how quickly and frequently they can deliver products. As such, they may not adequately train or educate drivers about the risks of drowsy driving and the likelihood that it will lead to a serious truck accident.

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Slip and Fall Accidents at Work

Slip and fall accidents at work can result in serious injuries that require long recovery periods. When a worker is injured in a slip and fall accident at work, Workers’ Compensation benefits can provide much needed compensation to cover medical bills and lost wages. Even if benefits are initially denied, an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer can appeal the decision and help claim the compensation the victim is entitled to receive.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents at Work

Slip and fall accidents occur in every profession and workplace. Injuries can be serious and lead to long term disability, and in some cases, death. Several work industries are more prone to slip and fall accidents, such as construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. The most common causes of workplace slip and fall accidents include:

  • Slippery surfaces that are wet, icy,
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Emergency Treatment Options After a Car Accident

On the scene of an accident, all planning goes out the window. Foreseeing the accident itself is impossible, of course, but knowing your options in advance can help.

It is commonly assumed that being hurt in a car accident requires a trip to the emergency room. In cases of severe injury, in fact, that is the only option. If an accident victim is unconscious or otherwise unable to make a decision about their care, an ambulance will automatically transport them to a nearby hospital.

If you are in a position to make the call, however, there are a few options.

Urgent Care

The prevalence of urgent care centers has eased congestion in traditional emergency rooms and given patients another option when they need to be seen by a doctor without having to wait for an appointment. In addition to sore throats and earaches,

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