Electricity has been a part of daily life for about a century. Today, it’s taken for granted to the point that much of the public has grown complacent about its dangers. Most of us aren’t even aware of the power lines next to our property boundaries. Electricity flows through the products we use and have the potential to cause great harm or possible death when using defective products. While it’s important to be mindful of the dangers of electricity, public safety also depends on power companies, product manufacturers, and electrical.
The driving public shares the road with commercial trucks because our economy depends on them. However, the drivers of these trucks must operate their vehicles safely with skill and professionalism. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and a truck accident with a car may cause the wrongful death of a family member or a loved one. Here are four reasons for these accidents: Truck Driver Fatigue or Drowsiness To protect the public, federal regulations limit the daily and weekly work hours of truck drivers. In an effort to meet deadlines or.
Because falls happen so often during one’s lifetime, some people find it hard to understand how a fall accident caused by a slip or trip can bring about a wrongful death. However, whether the consequences of a fall are minor or fatal depend on the circumstances and the individual. Falls can be especially devastating for certain groups of people. For example, the CDC states that falls are the main cause of injury and death among the elderly. Even young athletic people can die from a fall. A bad landing can cause a serious.
When school is in session, children are exposed to traffic hazards when crossing streets in front of their schools, when getting on and off buses, and while walking along neighborhood roads. Unfortunately, this exposure causes fatalities every year by motorists who are distracted, intoxicated, negligent, or fail to observe school zone or school bus laws. Common ways in which these fatalities happen include: Failing to Stop When a School Bus Flashes Its Red Lights Motorists must stop when a school bus flashes its red lights regardless of whether they’re behind the.
Nursing homes provide a place for loved ones who require extensive care to live out and enjoy the rest of their lives. The home should look after their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. This requires an adequate number of skilled, knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated staff. However, not every nursing home has enough of, or the right staff to ensure optimal living and care of its residents. As a result, the resident’s health and quality of life can worsen because of the nursing home. In extreme cases of neglect, abuse, or.
Except where specifically prohibited, bicyclists have a legal right to use the road. They should be treated no differently than motor vehicles. However, too many bicyclists are killed every year by negligent or aggressive motorists. Although bicyclists are incapable of keeping up with traffic and are easily overlooked in busy traffic situations, this is no excuse because it is the duty of motorists to remain fully alert and to operate their vehicles safely. Too many motorists drive while distracted or drive too fast for the conditions. Some mistakenly feel that.
Your body maintains a temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Like the thermostat in your house, it turns up the heat by causing shivering when the temperature is too low and starts its cooling system by causing sweating when the temperature is too high. However, there are limits to the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. In conditions of extreme warmth and/or during intense physical activity, the body’s temperature continues to climb. When it reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, the person suffers from heat stroke. Unless the victim gets immediate emergency treatment,.
Many people enjoy motorcycles because they can cruise the roads unencumbered by the metal “cage” of a car. This, and the fast acceleration and feeling of rushing air give them an exhilarating feeling of freedom. It is visceral feelings such as this, that make the motorcyclist feel truly alive. But the very things that make motorcycling life-enhancing also make motorcycle accidents deadly. Unfortunately, many things can lead to the wrongful death of a motorcyclist. Three of these are: Negligent Motorists Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles on the road, and can fade.
When a two ton motor vehicle hits a pedestrian in an accident, the pedestrian always loses. Pedestrian deaths are on the rise because of increased motor vehicle traffic and increased distraction in the form of technological gadgets such as mobile devices and GPS. Of course, technology isn’t the only type of driver distraction, but it has added to the numerous ways that distracted driving can occur. Although pedestrians aren’t always faultless, too many pedestrian wrongful deaths occur because of driver negligence or recklessness. This problem isn’t a motorist vs pedestrian.
Since the beginning of the new year, seven pedestrian deaths have occurred on San Jose’s roads. The latest victim was a woman who died on Thursday, February 23. Accident Details The Mercury News reports that the accident happened late in the morning near the intersection of Saratoga Avenue and Prospect Road when a vehicle hit the pedestrian. Dispatchers sent officers to the scene at 11:15 a.m., where they found the woman dead at the scene. The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office was working to identify the victim. The motorist involved in.