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Employee Safety at Dept of Defense ‘Jeopardized’ by Lack of Workplace Violence Protocols

Posted on October 27, 2015 to
There have not been workplace safety protocols issued by the Defense Department that apply to all its employees, according to a new report, leaving workers still vulnerable to violence despite reviews to address the issue in light of the 2009...
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Should We Stop Calling Crashes “Accidents”?

Posted on September 7, 2015 to
Recently, the Washington Post had an excellent editorial discussing how Americans often use the word “accident” to describe vehicle crashes when we should avoid using the term. The column, written by Emily Badger, discussed how the word “accident” actually...
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Medical Malpractice: Questions to Ask Prior to Surgery

Posted on August 14, 2015 to
Last month, we discussed surgical errors and medical malpractice when we blogged about ‘never events’ and the ‘July effect’. Unfortunately, countless Americans are injured each year during surgeries, and many victims not do not realize it because very few...
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How Many Americans Suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries Annually?

Posted on March 20, 2015 to
Did you know that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month? Sadly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, an estimated 2.5 million Americans visit emergency rooms, require hospitalization or die because of traumatic brain...
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What Does My Car Insurance Cover?

There is no “one size fits all” for car insurance. Generally, people tend to opt for the “state minimum” for car insurance because it is the cheapest coverage available. However, this insurance only covers damage caused by a collision...
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Should I Buy Rental Car Insurance?

There are many factors to consider before purchasing rental car insurance. For starters, you may already be covered by your current car insurance or your credit card; according to Merle Scheiber of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, “Your...
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Are Punitive Damage Caps Constitutional?

Posted on September 24, 2014 to
Punitive damages refers to financial compensation awarded to an injured party that goes beyond mere compensation for losses. A damages cap is a law that limits the amount that can be awarded regardless of the facts of the individual...
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Where Are the Worst Drivers in America?

Washington D.C. is notorious for its busy streets, fraught with dangers and hazardous conditions for all drivers. However, if you stay alert and cautious behind the wheel, you can reduce your chances of getting hurt in a traffic accident....
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Judge Rules BP Grossly Negligent in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Posted on September 17, 2014 to
Large corporations frequently disregard safety regulations in an effort to increase their bottom line. When they do so, tragic accidents can occur, resulting in injuries and death. Sometimes the number of injuries and deaths can be staggering. In 2010,...
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What Should You Do If You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver?

Drunk driving accidents claim over 30,000 American lives every year. Even though the public knows the horrific consequences of getting caught drunk behind the wheel, drunk driving is still a modern epidemic. The simple, irrefutable truth is that every...
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