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Study Shows 49% of Adults Text & Drive

Texting while driving is a big problem in the US—nine lives are lost every day in fatal crashes caused by texting. A recent survey conducted by AT&T found some disturbing statistics around the activity; 49% of American adult drivers admitted they text and drive, compared to 43% of teenagers. What's most troubling is that the numbers are rising; three years ago, adults never admitted......

Illinois' Medical Malpractice Carrier Insurance Record Profit

Illinois' Medical Malpractice Carrier Insurance Record Profit Illinois' largest medical malpractice insurance carrier made a record $57 million profit in 2012— two years after the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a law capping damages in jury verdicts. This is a far cry from the insurance industry's d......

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

Both federal and state statues guide lawsuits over nursing home neglect and abuse. Common law principles and administrative rules come to bear on the suit; attorneys working on abuse cases have to examine all of these to find where mistakes were made—by nursing home owners, operators, caregivers, and others—which led to harm, intentional or not....

The Importance Of Hiring A Car Accident Attorney

The Importance Of Hiring A Car Accident Attorney An unfortunate reality in the United States, and a more frequent reality in warmer months, motor vehicle accidents caused by negligence or aggression are serious affairs. If you find yourself the victim of a crash caused by carelessness, it's wise to hire a ...

Anna Rehab and Nursing Center

Anna Rehab and Nursing Center Anna Rehab and Nursing Center is an Illinois nursing home and rehab center. Anna Rehab and Nursing Center is located at 315 South Brady Mill Road, Anna, IL 62906, telephone number 618-833-6343. Anna Rehab and Nursing Center has 70 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Anna Rehab and Nursing Center offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, psy......

Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center

Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center is an Illinois group home for disabled adults. Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center is located at 1401 West Dugdale Road, Waukegan, IL 60085, telephone number 847-249-0600. Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center has 220 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center offers day programs for the adults in its care. The Illinois Nursing H......

Andover Nursing Home

Andover Nursing Home Andover is an Illinois nursing home. Andover is located at 4636 West Andover Drive, Peoria, IL 61615, telephone number 309-691-1753. Amboy Terrace has 16 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Andover offers day programs for the adults in its care. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Andover. If you believe a loved one has been abused or neglected at......

Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center

Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center is an Illinois nursing home and rehab center. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center is located at 4900 N. Bernarard, Chicago, IL 60625, telephone number 773-583-7130. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center has 190 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, dementia care,......

Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center

Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center is an Illinois nursing home and rehab center. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center is located at 4900 N. Bernarard, Chicago, IL 60625, telephone number 773-583-7130. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center has 190 beds; it's staff size is not reported. Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, dementia care,......

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is an Illinois critical access hospital. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is located at 200 Stahlhut Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656, telephone number 217-732-2161. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital has 25 beds, and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Abraham Lincoln ......

Driving Safe During Summer Months

Driving in warmer months offers different challenges than driving in the winter. While winter driving can be tricky due to inclement weather and road conditions, spring and summer driving means more vehicles on the road, and more chances for collisions. To stay safe on the road this summer, remember some basic driving tips.First off, cut down on distractions. Distracted driving c......

Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center

Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center is an Illinois nursing home. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center is located at 304 SW 12th Street, Aledo, IL 61231, telephone number 309-582-5376. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center has 80 beds and is owned and operated by Peterson Health Care. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center offers independent li......

Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center

Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center is an Illinois nursing home. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center is located at 304 SW 12th Street, Aledo, IL 61231, telephone number 309-582-5376. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center has 80 beds and is owned and operated by Peterson Health Care. Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center offers independent li......

Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center

Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center is an Illinois nursing home. Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center is located at 31 West Central Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172, telephone number 630-894-5058. Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center has 82 beds and 114 staff members. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center.......

Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center

Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center is an Illinois nursing home. Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center is located at 31 West Central Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172, telephone number 630-894-5058. Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center has 82 beds and 114 staff members. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center.......

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Advocate South Suburban Hospital SNF Advocate South Suburban Hospital SNF is an Illinois nursing home. Advocate South Suburban Hospital SNF is located at 17800 South Kedzie Avenue, Hazel Crest, IL 60429, telephone number 708-799-8000. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs Advocate South Suburban Hospital. Advocate South Suburban Hospital has 41 beds; its staff size is unkn......

Hidden Cameras Helpful In Nursing Home Abuse Prosecution

Hidden cameras in nursing homes have become reliable means of uncovering and prosecuting nursing home abuse and neglect. Many cases of patient abuse and negligence have been discovered with the aid of video recording devices, and the recordings make strong evidence—negligent or abusive staff have been fired, and nursing homes have been sued and criminally prosecuted.If you have a......

First Lawsuit Filed In Quebec Train Crash

First Lawsuit Filed In Quebec Train Crash The first US lawsuit in response to the train crash in Quebec on July 6 has been filed, by the guardian of a girl whose Canadian father died in the crash. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Illinois on July 22, names a number of railway and fuel services companies.Early on July 6, a freight train derailed and sent 72 tankers of......

Statistics Show U.S. Drivers The Worst

Statistics Show U.S. Drivers The Worst In the United States, cars are still the main way we get around. A few recent studies have investigated which US drivers are the worst of all—based on concrete statistics, not just popular opinion.In terms of comprehending the rules of the road, Americans as a whole don't come out looking so good; in 2011, GMAC Insurance conducted a......

Plane Crash Lawsuit Settled

The family of a young woman killed in a 2010 plane crash has settled its lawsuit against the federal government for $750,000. Emma Biagioni was a 20-year-old Hope College student; she and the pilot, David Otai, 23, both died in the January 17, 2010 crash, in Allegan County, Michigan.Peter Biagioni filed a wrongful death suit against the government last November, claiming air-traf......

Philadelphia Boy Drowns In Public Pool

Philadelphia Boy Drowns In Public Pool Drownings are tragedies, no matter who they happen to; drowning deaths of children are particularly devastating. On July 18 in Philadelphia, a seven-year-old boy drowned in a community pool, and died two days later in hospital. Jabriel O’Connor was visiting the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center pool, with a large group of children and adults. ......

93 Year Old Suffers Abuse In Nursing Home

Another case of elder abuse in a long term care facility has just surfaced, this time in Tucson, Arizona. Two caregivers at Asterion Acres Home, an assisted care facility, were arrested after a 93-year-old woman was injured. Staff at the facility had reported multiple instances of abuse by the two employees, separately; most recently she had been struck with an open hand and fist, and h......

Sports Related Brain Injuries

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making a push for education and public policy changes around sports-related brain injuries among the youth. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) sustained by people under age 19 from sports and recreation activities climbed 60% between 2001 to 2009. The CDC is hoping that efforts can be made to drive these numbers down, similar to a succe......

Illinois Pedestrian Fatalities

Summer in Chicago is beautiful, and we're lucky to have a thriving downtown that welcomes pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrians are always at risk where they share the road with motor vehicles. In 2012, more than 4,000 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents in the U.S.—about 12 people a day. In the state of Illinois, 1,700 pedestrians were killed between 2001-2009 in traffic accide......

Asiana Flight 214 Lawsuits Filed

Several weeks after the tragic crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 in San Francisco, eighty of its passengers have filed suits against Boeing. The law firm representing them has filed a “petition for discovery,” which will force Boeing to offer information on the design of the parts of the Boeing 777 aircraft. Flight 214 clipped a sea wall as it descended to the landing strip and crashe......

Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Case

Another disturbing case of elder abuse happened at a nursing home in New Jersey, last summer. A 60-year old female resident, permanently confined to a wheelchair after several strokes, and also suffering from epilepsy, dementia, and osteoporosis, was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a security guard at the facility....

Swimming Pool Safety Guidelines

Summertime brings people outdoors, and especially to the backyard pool. Swimming pools are certainly fun, and an escape from the heat; however, they carry some responsibility and liability for their owners. Children and even adults near and inside pools can be injured instantly by slip and fall accidents, electrocution in bad weather, diving injuries, and drowning. The Centers for Disea......

Coping With Wrongful Death

The unexpected death of a loved one is traumatic to say the least; if it happens in your family, you might be overwhelmed with emotion, and also questions. A wrongful death can be even worse, since there's the added trauma of finding out how and why the death happened, and the sense that the death could have been prevented. Shock, disbelief, devastation—all of these feelings are normal,......

Stop CBV Collections, Inc. Debt Harassment

Is CBV Collections, Inc. harassing you over a debt? Stop the harassment. Get Money. And you won’t pay us a dime for our services. Whether you owe the debt or not, you are protected under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). CBV Collections, Inc. is a collection agency that has been in business since 1933. CBV Collections, Inc. is headquartered in Valdosta, Georgia. CBV Coll......

Illinois Motorcycle Laws

Warmer weather in Illinois brings motorcycles back to our roads, and it's everyone's job to keep them safe. Drivers of cars and trucks have the responsibility of being aware of bikes around them, and bikers have a set of laws to obey, laid out by the Illinois state government.On the road, motorcycle riders in Illinois are required to use their headlight during daylight (and obvio......

Boating Under The Influence

One of the lesser known summer hazards, boating under the influence is both dangerous and illegal. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that alcohol consumption is the leading cause of fatal recreational boating accidents every year, exceeding fatalities caused by incompetent driving, carelessness, and excessive speed. All fifty states consider a boater with a BAC of 0.08% legally intoxicated, ......

Nursing Home Fined For Sexual Harassment

In early April, 2013, Florida fined the Avante at Ormond Beach nursing home $36,000 fine against for its poor handling of a sexual abuse allegation. Inspectors working for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration found the nursing home did not properly report an allegation that an employee crawled into bed with a patient.This is a pretty steep fine by state standards—the......

Distracted Driving Reaches Dangerous Heights

Distracted driving has reached epidemic levels in the United States. The Centers of Disease Control reports that distracted driving results in more than fifteen fatalities and over 1,200 injuries daily. Any activity which takes the eyes, mind, or hands away from the task of driving safely is considered a distraction. Read on for some of the most dangerous kinds, which should be avoided ......

Virginia Beach Elder Abuse Case

Another case of awful elder abuse has just been aired in court. In early April, 2013, a Virginia Beach Circuit Court judge sentenced Shelia D. Beard, 48, to more than a year behind bars for felony and misdemeanor counts of abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult. Beard entered an Alford plea, which means she didn't admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict her......

Settlement Reached In Botox Case

Settlement Reached In Botox Case A confidential settlement has been reached in an Oklahoma lawsuit against Allergan Inc. (AGN). The suit arose after 6-year-old boy was injected with Botox (manufactured by Allergan); he developed a reaction so severe he had to be placed on a ventilator. Jessica Wells, the mother of 6-year-old Jackson Wells, claimed the injection—which was given ......

Proposed Bill Would Hurt Asbestos Claims

In June of this year, Republicans pushed a bill through the House Judiciary Committee, which is designed to make it harder for victims of asbestos exposure to get fairly compensated. Supposedly, the bill will address systemic fraud and abuse around asbestos claims—but there's no compelling evidence fraud is actually happening.The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT) ......

Trucking Accidents Are Increasing In The US

Trucking accidents are increasing in the US. In the last twenty years, commercial truck accidents have increased by 20%—and these accidents inflict serious harm, more than traffic accidents between cars do, because commercial trucks are bigger and much heavier. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) repo......

Distracted Driving Responsible For Accidents

Distracted driving is responsible for a lot of needless tragedies on US roadways. It's defined as any activity that takes the driver's attention away from driving. A short list of driver distractions: eating and drinking, adjusting the radio, talking on a cell phone or Smartphone, texting, grooming, reading, chatting with passengers, looking at a map, using a GPS device, and (incredibly......

Most Nursing Homes Unable To Meet Alzheimer Needs

The United States is aging, as a nation. Coming decades will see greater numbers of retired Americans than ever before, and this offers a range of challenges for governments, communities, and families. Elder care is going to become a much bigger issue than it is now; already, there are shortages of care providers. Most analysts who have looked at America's skilled nursing facilities, as......

Slip And Fall Injuries

Slipping on a slick surface or tripping over debris on someone else's property are referred to as slip and fall accidents in the legal world. Commercial property owners have a responsibility to keep the sidewalk in front of their premises and their parking lot clear and safe to avoid accidents. This doesn't always happen, and the injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents can be ve......

NHTSA Suggests Rating System For Older Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has suggested a car rating system for older drivers. The agency is seeking public comments in the Federal Register for the proposed system, which would set up a “silver car” rating in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The NHTSA is asking older drivers about aspects of car performance which would help them, especially new sa......

Bicycle Accidents Rise Demographics Change

Although it's a healthy way to get around, riding a bike on roads in the U.S. can be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tracks bike accidents; in 2010 there were 618 fatalities in bicycle-motor vehicle crashes in the U.S., a little below 2% of all people killed in fatal crashes.Bike injuries run much higher. 2010 saw 52,000 injuries reported, wh......

Nursing Homes Altering Records

An unfortunately common practice, altering nursing home records is a way facilities try to cover their tracks after nursing home neglect or abuse charges surface. Even when families of a victim of neglect are sure that mistakes were made, available proof is what counts in court.When an elder neglect or abuse ca......

After An Accident Keep A Diary

After a serious accident, particularly an accident caused by negligence, an important task for the victim is to keep a personal injury diary, recording the facts of their changed life. An injury diary becomes evidence in a trial or arbitration session; detailed notes hold weight in both.Daily or weekly notes, documenting the nature and extent of an injury, should continue until t......

Secondhand Asbestos Contamination

Cases of mesothelioma, a painful and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, are diagnosed all the time. Frequently, mesothelioma patients file lawsuits against the companies who exposed them to the mineral. A recent mesothelioma lawsuit, filed in May in New Orleans, addresses the wider reach of o......

Accidents Between Pedestrians And Cars Rising

Accidents between pedestrians and cars are on the rise in the US. In the state of Illinois, 172 pedestrians were killed in 2007, and 6,020 were injured, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Pedestrians have the right of way in all crosswalks, marked or unmarked; but not every driver respects this ......

Large Truck Accidents Resulting From Negligence

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that 2006 saw 385,000 large trucks (semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other types of commercial trucks) involved in crashes. In the same year, fatal trucking accidents claimed 4,995 lives, and injured another 106,000. Behind many of these accide......

New Device Used To Detect Asbestos

A new device for detecting asbestos has recently been released. The new sensor comes from the University of Hertfordshire in England; the device works on site, with no need to send samples back to a lab—both costly and time consuming.Asbestos is still used in construction; it's relatively inexpensive to mine and ship, and it's very fire-retardant. But the cost of this mineral man......

Asbestos Exposure Related Industries

Asbestos related diseases primarily affect people who were exposed to asbestos as an occupational hazard. Navy ships housed many asbestos filled products, and, as a consequence, US Navy veterans are at high risk for asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma and other nasty diseases caused by asbestos exposure can lie dormant for thirty or more years; they surface long after servicemen hav......

Mesothelioma Types

Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer that affects the membrane, the mesothelium, which lines the lungs and abdomen. Although more rare than lung cancer, mesothelioma is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. The thin lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart becomes cancerous over extended exposure but the disease may not show until years later.There are three kinds of malign......

Yamaha Lawsuit Awarded $3.3 Million

A woman in Pensacola, Alabama, has been awarded $3.3 million in damages in her lawsuit against Yamaha. In 2007, Jackie McMahon was riding a Yamaha Rhino 660 four-wheeler on a family farm in Alabama; she tried to make a right turn on flat terrain at slow speed, but the four-wheeler overturned on top of her, badly injuring her leg and arm.The Rhino, which was released in 2003, has ......

Aura Pro Handlebars Recalled

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has reported that Cervelo, a Canadian company that manufactures high quality bicycle frames, is recalling Aura Pro aero handlebars. These handlebars, which were made in Hong Kong and distributed internationally, have faulty clamps that can detach during riding, causing the rider to lose control, and posing an injury risk. Cervelo makes bikes for pr......

Neglected Rides A Source Of Injuries For Children

Children get injured on rides in a lot of places. Amusement parks and carnivals are certainly hot spots, but a recent study has found that rides in malls, arcades, and restaurants are also dangerous. The study, which was published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, examined 93,000 children under 18, who were treated in U.S. emergency rooms from 1990 to 2010, for injuries they sustained......

Defective Products A Concern For Nursing Homes

One of the lesser known dangers in nursing homes, defective products can cause serious medical problems for residents, and sometimes death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a safety alert around mattress covers in nursing homes. Here, the issue isn't the mattress covers being inherently d......

Taconite Industry At Risk For Mesothelioma

Taconite Industry At Risk For Mesothelioma Workers in the taconite industry are at increased risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer. Taconite industry workers in the Iron Range in the midwest are especially at risk, says a new study from the University of Minnesota. Star......

Motorcycle Riders Be Aware

Riding a motorcycle takes some skills—about 2,500, actually. And, if you've been away from biking for a while, it's wise to spend some time getting familiar with your bike, local traffic, roads in your area, and how all of these elements work together. Unfortunately, motor vehicle driver distraction is a major problem on U.S. roads—for drivers and for any motorcycles nearby.Wheth......

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In SUV Accident

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville, Kentucky, after six people were killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended their Ford Expedition. The crash happened on March 2, 2013, in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near Glendale, Ky; the truck driver, Ibrahim Fetic, rear-ended the Gollnow family's vehicle, which caught on fire. James and Barbara Goll......

Nursing Home And Elder Abuse Statistics

Mistreatment of elderly patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is an unfortunately frequent occurrence in the United States. Understanding the kinds of nursing home abuse and neglect is important for family members and friends of patients; it's the first step towards preventing it, or catching it immediately.Elder neglect is the failure to provide adequate care.......

Nursing Home Penalized $36,000

In April, 2013, a nursing home in Florida was penalized $36,000 by the state's Department of Health, for failing to report an alleged sexual assault. Located in Ormond Beach, the home is run by Avante, and most of its residents are fully dependent on its staff.The state's report found the nursing home's actions put other residents in danger. Here's what happened, according to sta......

Voice Texting Still Hazardous

Voice Texting Still Hazardous A new study from Texas A&M's Transportation Institute has found that that using voice-to-text technology while driving is no safer than type-texting (which has been responsible for many nasty accidents). Apple's Siri voice assistant and Samsung's S Voice are both examples of applications that let people text by speaking—marketed as safer than...

Motorcycle Safety The Responsibility Of Everyone

Motorcycle safety is not high on everyone's list; but with warmer weather, bikers are back on the road, and keeping them safe is the responsibility of everyone on the road.  With no physical protection in an accident, motorcyclists face dangers that other drivers don't—two wheels don't respond to road hazards the same way four wheels do.  But there are safety tips for bikers and for dri......

Teen Crashes On The Decline

Despite a spate of recent tragedies across the Midwest, car accidents among teenagers in the United States are actually declining. Teenage deaths from fatal car wrecks dropped from 8,748 in 1975 to a 2010 total of 3,115; these numbers come from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Still, car accidents are the leadin......

Stop Texting And Driving

Texting and driving is a bad idea. It's claimed hundreds of lives across the United States, and forced state legislatures to enact tougher laws and penalties for those who are caught engaging in this dangerous activity. A few sobering statistics:2011 saw more 6,000 car crashes involving distractions—a fifth of which involved cell phones, text messaging and mobile data usage. Over......

Changes That Could Lessen DUI Fatalities

Drunk driving is an unfortunate reality of modern times. Despite public outrage and the efforts of safety advocates, little progress has been made in recent years against DUI fatalities. A recent article in The Seattle Times (in response to two local fatal drunk driving crashes in one week in March) discussed possible ways of preventing drunk driving.One idea is to bar anyone wit......

Assisted Living Neglect Case

CHISHOLM, Minnesota — State health officials say a vulnerable adult is recovering from neglect after he was found in filthy conditions at an assisted-living facility in Chisholm.The Minnesota Department of Health has cited Hillcrest Terrace for failing to recognize the man's health had deteriorated. Ambulance cr......

Car Accident Tips

Despite advances in engineering and continual safety campaigns, driving remains a dangerous activity in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports there are more than 30,000 deaths and over 2 million injuries from motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year. If you do find yourself in an auto accident, there are things you can do to make the aftermath......

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

With the onset of warmer weather, more motorcycles are out on Illinois' roads. There's a persistent myth that most bikers, particularly sport bikers, are reckless in their driving behavior; not so. The primary cause of car and motorcycle collisions is the car or truck driver failing to yield the right of way to the smaller motorcycle.A recent study of single vehicle accidents fou......

Finding The Right Nursing Home

Finding a nursing home for an aging loved one is not easy; rampant elder abuse and mistreatment is an unfortunate reality in America. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently working on making the process of choosing a nursing home easier. This government agency administers Medicare and other p......

Legal Rights Of Patients In Residential Facilities

The death of a resident living in a senior living facility in California in February, 2013, has raised questions about the legal rights of patients and residents living in care facilities, like nursing homes. The 87-year-old woman who died was refused CPR treatment by an attending nurse, despite pleas from a 911 dispatcher. The residence home, which was an independent living facility—no......

Warmer Weather Means Motorcycle Awareness

Motorcycle safety is not on everyone's list of seasonal activities; but with warmer weather, bikers are back on the road, and keeping them safe is the responsibility of everyone on the road. With no physical protection in an accident, motorcyclists face dangers that other drivers don't—two wheels don't respond to road hazards the same way four wheels do. There are safety tips for bikers......

Toyota Recall

Toyota has just announced it is recalling 907,000 cars, mainly Corollas; their air bags are improperly inflating, when the vehicle's electronic signals damage a chip in the part that controls them. Toyota is also recalling 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars, because their wipers can get stuck in heavy snowfall. Toyota first announced there had been no accidents; a few days after that, a spoke......

Elder Abuse in America is a Growing Problem

Elder abuse in America is a growing problem; it's currently estimated that 1-2 million elderly people have been abused, injured, or exploited by their caregivers, in both nursing homes and private residences. For-profit nursing homes, which make up the majority of adult care facilities, are too often focused on making ......

Fatal Train Wreck Preventable

An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Bureau has determined that last year's fatal train wreck near Guymon, Oklahoma was preventable. The accident happened on June 24, 2012; an east bound and west bound train traveling on the same line crashed head-on, killing three crew members and causing $15 million in damage. At a February, 2013 NTSB investigation hearing in Washing......

Motor Vehicle Accident Leading Cause Of Death Of Teenagers

Motor vehicle accidents are the main cause of death among teenagers in the United States. In the 15 to 19 age bracket, automobile accidents are increasing, causing more injuries and fatalities than ever before. The Centers for Disease Control has stepped up its monitoring of teen driving,  particularly the unsafe driving ha......

Chrysler Motor Corp Recall 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger

Chrysler Motor Corp. has just announced it is recalling some of its 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger cars, built from Oct. 30, 2012, through Nov. 2, 2012. As many as 1,785 of the cars may have a broken control valve in the fuel-tank assembly, which could cause the engine to stall and possibly crash the car.This same problem could also result in a fuel leak, leading to a fire i......