Pedestrian Accidents and Deaths Becoming a Growing Issue in Washington DC

According to The Washington Post, hundreds of individuals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are struck by vehicles annually, and 82 pedestrians are killed on average. A recent study conducted by the National Complete Street Coalition showed that many older cities like Washington, D.C. experienced higher rates of pedestrian fatalities, with 20 percent of all...

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Survey Shows DC Bike Commuting Has Dramatically Increased Since 2000

According to an American Community survey, 3.1 percent of commuters in Washington, D.C. ride a bicycle to and from work, which places DC seventh among cities with a population over 200,000; in 2000, the number was only 1.2 percent. Washington, D.C. also has the second-highest rate of people walking to work, at 12.1 percent, just...

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Can My Boss Fire Me If I Speak Out About Workplace Safety?

The answer is no. As an employee, you have a right to workplace safety, and if you feel unsafe, you should speak out. Do not fear retaliation; you are protected under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Occupational Health and Safety Act covers a wide...

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If My Family Member Died from Mesothelioma Cancer, Does Their Claim Survive Death?

If you lost a loved one due to an asbestos-related disease, their claim does survive death. The family keeps the claim after their loved one dies; however, your claim options depend on what state you are in, because state laws are all dramatically different. For example, your estate can make a claim and collect damages...

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How Do I Appeal a Case? Our Attorneys Explain Your Options

If you are looking to appeal your court case, you may be wondering what lawyer you should choose to guide you through the appeals process. When you have an experienced appellate attorney, you can be sure all options will be explored, all briefs will be thoroughly researched and written, and all appellate hearings will...

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How Do I Choose a Good Doctor?

Choosing a good doctor is an important decision to make, because good care versus bad care could mean the difference between a successful recovery and having to live with an injury for longer than necessary. When you can trust your physician, you will feel more comfortable talking about your symptoms, making it easier for...

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Study Shows Codeine Prescriptions For Children Could Have Dangerous Side Effects

According to a recent 10-year study, despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year. With more than 25 million emergency room visits by children annually, the study shows that far too many children are getting the...

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GM Announced That Recalled Vehicles Have Even More Safety Problems

General Motors (GM) said on April 9 that the company must fix another defect involving the ignition of the small cars it has already recalled for faulty switches. TrafficGM issued a new recall for the 2003 to 2011 cars, this time to replace another part of...

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