August 2019 Archives

Refresher: Steps to take after a car wreck

When you get into a car wreck, the emotions that you feel might be overwhelming. Stress and adrenaline might make it impossible to remember what you should do next. One of the best ways that you can take the appropriate steps is to review them before you are ever involved in one. You might even want to make a short list to keep in your vehicle, so you can refer to it if you are in a crash.

What should students know about fatigued driving?

With the back-to-school season in full swing, drivers who are in high school and college need to remember that driving when they are too tired is incredibly dangerous. These students have to be able to balance the need to study with their other activities, but this can't come at the expense of safety. Fatigue has many impacts on a person's ability to drive.

Truckers can't always push the speed limits

Truckers who are on the roads must ensure that they are able to drive under the current conditions. One huge issue in this industry is that these truckers might drive too fast for the conditions on the road. Unfortunately, this can lead to crashes that injure or kill people who were just trying to go on with their normal life.

Speeding drivers can cause serious crashes

Speeding is a huge issue that some drivers don't see as a problem. Unfortunately, the decision not to abide by speed limits is one that can kill innocent people. More than a quarter of traffic fatalities are caused by speeding. This shows just how important it is for drivers to obey speed limits.

Car seats and seat belts are critical for all vehicle occupants

Safety in the car is a top priority for anyone who rides in one. From newborns to senior citizens, everyone who is in a vehicle while it is in motion should have on a seat belt. It is imperative that these are used properly because incorrect usage can mean that there are extensive injuries during a crash.

Hazards on the road due to trucker shortage

The average trucker on the road today is around 55 years old. These individuals will be retiring in the upcoming years, but there aren't enough younger truckers to take the loads that these individuals are hauling. The shortage of truckers is getting more serious as time progresses. It is estimated that there will be a shortage of around 900,000 in this country by 2027.

Only compensable injuries can lead to workers' compensation

When you are injured on the job, you should be able to count on workers' compensation benefits to helps you deal with the aftermath. One thing that surprises workers is that they need to ensure that their injury is compensable. There are a few things that might render a claim ineligible because the injury wasn't actually compensable.

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