By | January 25th, 2018

When a semi-truck drives without a trailer, it’s said to be bobtailing. Tractor-trailer rigs often do this after dropping off a trailer or when going somewhere to pick one up. Sometimes truck drivers will use their tractors for personal transportation when they aren’t on the job. Although this practice seems harmless enough, tractors by themselves are very poor at hard braking and very difficult to control on slippery roads. There’s nothing illegal about the practice, and trucking wouldn’t be possible without bobtailing. Why a¬†Bobtailing Truck Brakes and Handles So Poorly.

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By | January 25th, 2018

Medical malpractice that results in the death of a loved one is more common than you may think. If it wasn’t common then doctors would not be required to carry malpractice insurance. The thought of going up against a large Medical Center or hospital can be scary but the right attorney can and will help lessen the burden. When should I consult an attorney? If you suspect malpractice then you should consult with a professional immediately. California Code of Civil Procedure 340.5 states that a suit must be filed within.

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By | January 18th, 2018

Sometimes, neglecting the small things can have big consequences. Whether the consequence is large or small depends on what’s being neglected. On the one hand, a door ding won’t likely cause a crash. However, forgetting to use a turn signal when changing lanes can easily cause a serious car accident. Here are three other small oversights that may have big consequences: Cleaning the Inside of the Windshield It makes sense that the inside of the windshield gets neglected, given that the outside surface receives a lot of dirt, dust, and.

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By | January 18th, 2018

Traumatic brain injuries can vary in their severity. In the case of mild brain injury, full recovery is possible. On the other hand, severe brain injury can be fatal or cause permanent disabilities, the type of which depend on the affected area of the brain. A head injury is usually obvious because of visible wounds to the head. However, the coup-contrecoup brain injury may occur without any exterior damage to the head or skull. The victim may first feel a headache, but because there’s no evidence of a head injury,.

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By | January 18th, 2018

Many people regard turn signal use as an unimportant part of driving. After all, if you look before changing lanes or turning at intersections, it isn’t needed, right? Looking without signaling isn’t enough because if you’re like other human beings, you sometimes make mistakes such as failing to see a vehicle that could be affected by your turn. This is especially true in crowded and complex traffic situations. Turn signals also increase your predictability to the other vehicles around you. The predictability of other cars allows you to navigate your.

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By | January 11th, 2018

Land owners, business owners, homeowners, and landlords are expected to keep their property free of physical hazards that endanger people who are allowed access because they were invited for business, commercial, or social purposes. This also includes many areas through which the public passes such as public sidewalks. In addition, land owners can be held liable for injury suffered on their property by anyone, including trespassers. Reasonable efforts should be made to correct dangerous conditions or warn others of the danger with a sign. Premises liability examples that can lead.

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By | January 11th, 2018

No one questions the fact that car accidents involving other cars are serious affairs. Although property damage to another car means an increase in one’s insurance premiums, injuries or fatalities can result in more serious consequences such as civil or possibly criminal litigation. In the case of a car accident involving a pedestrian, a serious injury or a fatality is highly probable. Most drivers fail to fully appreciate that they’re only one driving mistake away from being charged with vehicular manslaughter whenever they get behind the wheel. Here are four.

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By | January 11th, 2018

It’s common for drivers to make the error of basing traffic choices on the car before them. Our actions frequently depend on the speed and brake lights we see in front of us, rather than nearby signage. It’s an easy trap to fall into–more so for experienced drivers. Having so little agency on the road can be dangerous. For instance, following the “flow of traffic” is not a valid excuse for a speed violation in most places. Jams and collisions occur when vehicles constantly accelerate just short of colliding with.

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By | January 4th, 2018

Impaired driving impacts all of us. There are more impaired drivers on the road than you might think.Most Americans are prescribed one medication or another by their doctors. Many are prescribed multiple medications. We are also using a growing number of over the counter medications for many self-diagnosed problems. Many of these medications come with the standard warning “use caution when operating machinery”. How many of these medications cause drivers to have difficulty? How many drivers are impaired by medication? What medications can cause impairment if used while driving? Cold.

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By | January 4th, 2018

Many people are more afraid of flying in airplanes than they are of driving cars. First of all, it feels strange for a human being to be flying in the air as opposed to traveling on the ground. And secondly, whenever there is a plane crash, it is highly publicized, making the news everywhere. Plus a plane crash usually kills more people at one go. However, according to USA Today, the odds of dying in a car crash are 1 in 98 for a lifetime while the odds of dying.

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