Motorcyclist Accidents

For some odd reason, people who drive cars don’t really like motorcyclists. Maybe because the motorcycle is so much cheaper and does the same thing? Or because it’s cool and attracts more attention? Maybe because it’s easier to navigate? I don’t really know. I love my motorcycle, I wouldn’t trade it in for most cars. I have it because I want it, not because I can’t get a car. Although it’s more dangerous, the feeling of driving a motorcycle is something I couldn’t give up easily at all.

This Corpus Christi Personal Injury Attorney suggests that, in reality, most people on the road aren’t really mentally prepared to deal with motorcycles in specific. They’re ready to drive, but not ready to face all the different aspects of driving. When cyclists are nearby, you have to behave differently and check your blindspots differently and much more frequently. Most drivers barely even check their blind spots at all, which is a huge mess, to begin with. But when a motorcycle is right in your blind spot and you switch lanes and hit them by accident, it sends us flying. The damages are usually great, especially since it’s an odd way to get hit and next to impossible to avoid.

I’m speaking on this from a personal perspective; I was a victim of this sort of thing myself. I was on the road one day heading to my band’s studio when someone switched lanes on me, hit my front tire suddenly and quickly, which sent me flying. I broke my leg, arm and a bunch of ribs. I was lucky there wasn’t any damage to my back or spine at all. The cherry on top was that the driver either knew and kept going or was totally oblivious and kept going. The accident put me out of commission for a couple months. I’m a small business owner, so after I was able to be even somewhat mobile, I was back on the job and doing what I had to do because I couldn’t afford not to. At this point, I’m completely healed and functioning just fine. I lost a lot of weight after the accident and I’ve managed to keep those pounds shed for the most part even now after I’ve healed. If there’s any silver lining, it’s most definitely this, this is the best my body has looked in years.

What prompted this now rather than in the immediate aftermath, was that this recently happened to a friend. Now after I’ve healed, I have had time to reflect on it and really put together a cohesive opinion on what happened from my point of view. When I saw it happen to a friend, his story really resonated with what happened with me, and I managed to be of great emotional support. His accident is very similar to mine, he broke a leg, a few ribs and has a badly bruised arm and injured wrist in an accident that happened in a situation that seemed to mirror my own. Luckily for him, the driver who hit him was aware of the bump and didn’t take off. He’s managed to settle for the damages incurred and he should be okay going forward. In light of this, I thought it was important to reach out to all drivers to pay attention to one another and avoid causing real pain to motorcyclists everywhere.

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Local Government Should Crack Down on Negligence Cases

All of us will eventually experience the pain and grief that comes with losing a loved one, and the grieving process is never easy. The last thing that anyone needs during this period is the additional feelings of anger that the death of their loved one could have been easily prevented, but wasn’t due to negligence on the part of a hospital or other institution that was supposed to ensure their safety. One family in Oceanside suffered this pain firsthand when their son died while locked in jail because health officials could not be bothered to provide adequate care.

According to this Newsday article from way back in 2015, a man named John Gleeson died while he was in Nassau County Jail awaiting trial on a burglary charge. The man suffered from a rare condition known as angioedema, a condition that causes severe swelling that can inhibit the victim’s ability to breathe. The family claims that the health officials at the jail knew about his conditioned and treated him for it, but all they did was give him medication and send him back to his cell without keeping an eye on him. The family claims the jail let him die, but police officers say they found no criminality when they investigated his death. Apparently, John Gleeson was already on his way to the hospital when he died after the jail called an ambulance for him, finding that he had collapsed. However, there are concerns about the Miami-based company that was contracted to provide medical care for the jail. A year after the contract began, the Commission of Correction found that this company was guilty of providing “grossly negligent health care” relating to the case of an inmate who had suffered a heart attack. Due to these claims, the family is looking to sue the county jail.

It is difficult for some people to feel empathetic in cases like these because the man who died was in jail and supposedly a criminal. Even so, they are United States citizens, and foremost a human being who deserves proper care, especially since his right to seek care for himself had been taken away. Thankfully there are personal injury lawyers who will fight for justice in wrongful death cases like these, like the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser in Oceanside (though this is the Oceanside in California, not in Florida!) Even if it is determined that the jail tried their best to save John Gleeson, further investigation of the private companies governing the health care of this vulnerable population will make sure they maintain high standards of care.

Since this incident occurred back in 2015, hopefully the family has received closure concerning the death of their son. But the fact that the company was still allowed to provide health services even after they were found to be providing substandard care is worrying. Local governments need to crack down on these companies stop cutting corners in order to reduce costs.

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The Lone Wolf’s Descendants

For centuries man has respected the canine species and incorporated them into our social culture in many different facets. Our canine companions have been assisting humans in areas of hunting, protection, and most of all companionship. Human intervention has played a crucial role in the prevalence of so many different pedigrees.  Clearly, dogs will be around human culture for a long time, but with threats of violence towards humans we must take precautions to ensure that our species’ can coexist in harmony. Through organizational efforts and community outreach, I believe a future with dogs and humans enjoying each other, without the threat of violent outbreaks, is a reality for the future of this world.

Dogs can be found across the United States. The diversity amongst dog owners is truly fascinating because there is only one requirement in being a true dog owner, that is being human. Dogs are common amongst every demographic regardless of race, nationality, socioeconomic status, age, or gender. They are the perfect companion for our species. Many studies have shown that owning a dog can be therapeutic and extremely beneficial for one’s health. Whenever we are spending time and making a physical connection, in the form of petting and grooming, reactions in the brain cause feelings of happiness. This interaction is one of the fascinating examples of the complexity of biological interaction experienced in the natural world. Similarly fascinating is the interaction between the two species when the canine turns violent in an attack against the human. Because of the range in dog breeds from size to obvious level of aggressiveness, it is easy to forget that every dog descends from the mighty wolf. The core of every dog’s DNA descends from the pure predatory blood. In 2016 there were 31 dog related fatalities within the United States. In most cases, the victim was either a child, female, or both. In the event that anyone should experience a brutal dog bite that causes tremendous stress financially and physically, it would be wise to seek an attorney like those with the Able Law Firm. Skilled, attentive help can greatly reduce long term stress and improve morale for a focused recovery.  

To conclude, dogs are a highly intelligent species that coexist with humans on the earth. They have been introduced to the social structures of humans since ancient times, and because of human interaction they have forcibly evolved into countless different pedigrees we see today. In certain cases they can become violent with humans to the point that the person suffers from severe injuries or dies. Through combined efforts that include further educating the population on the dangers of animal abuse and how it alters the dog’s psychology and similar prevention campaigns I am certain dog bite fatalities could become a thing of the past.

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Keeping your workers safe from construction hazards

In this day and age where speed is the new currency, we want to streamline everything and make every process as seamless as possible. In fact, according to the website of FollowUp Power, many CRM software packages are helping contractors in the building and construction industry streamline each of their business processes, from bidding to sales. But apart from speed, one most important thing that you should look after is safety. Unfortunately, many contractors tend to forget this, which results in injurious, sometimes even fatal work-related incidents.

Efficiency and safety are never at the opposite side of the spectrum. In fact, efficiency means safety as it is to another. To keep your workers safe and your bottom line healthy, keeping your workers away from safety hazards is a must. Below are some of the most common workplace incidents:

Slip and fall

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 291 of the 828 fatalities in the construction industry in 2013 were slip and fall-related. As such, employers are asked to plan ahead to see potential slip and fall hazards in the workplace. Employers should also provide fall safety equipment, such as personal fall arrest systems, to keep workers safe. Finally, workers should be trained on how to use these safety tools in the right way.

Electric hazards

Electrical hazards may harm workers directly (electrocution) or indirectly (fall). Whatever it is, its damage could be fatal. As an employer, it is your duty to provide your employers power tools and equipment with no structural and electrical defect. Local electric codes and regulations should also be implemented to avoid incidents.

Asbestos exposure

This can be especially true for demolition projects involving structures built before the 1989 asbestos ban. By conducting trainings on how to manage asbestos and to mitigate its risk of exposure, you are keeping your employees safe from this harmful fiber that could pose risk of chronic and deadly illnesses, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma.

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Healthy Habits to Avoid Side Effects of Blood Thinners

Anticoagulants, or blood thinners, are a common drug type for treating certain cardiac medical conditions that can prevent clogging and other blood flow obstructions. While blood thinners are common, medications like Xarelto are known to cause severe bleeding incidents, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, and serious blood loss.

Bleeding is a known risk of all anticoagulants. However, there are methods to preventing serious bleeding incidents. It is important to be aware of habits that can increase the risk of excessive bleeding and simple ways of decreasing risk.

All medications come with safety warnings to help prevent the patient from putting themselves in dangerous situations. While some blood thinners may not specifically warn against consumption of alcohol, excessive drinking while on blood thinners can interfere with the ability of blood to clot. Similarly, vitamin K is responsible for the clotting of blood and eating vitamin K-rich foods may obstruct the ability of blood thinners to work correctly.

Since blood thinners can cause excessive bleeding from sustained injuries, contact sports are ill-advised while prescribed an anticoagulant. Open wounds from sports related injuries can cause severe blood loss since the blood thinner stops blood from clotting. This warning also coincides with bleeding risks on the job. Some professions like construction work lead to a higher risk of uncontrollable bleeding incidents due to the dangerous nature of the work performed.

Consistent monitoring and communication with a physician is the best form of protecting yourself against the side effects of blood thinners. However, according to the website of the Williams Kherkher Law Firm, some risks are unforeseen, and negligent drug manufacturers may fail to warn their patients of serious side effects medication may cause.

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Dealing with Wrongful Death

There is nothing quite as horrible as having to deal with the loss of someone who was important in your life. Nothing can ever replace or even compare to the lost life that was taken. But in the cases of wrongful death, the main point isn’t the payment received or any of the semantics – it is, primarily, the goal of achieving justice for the deceased who was taken well before their time in this life.

Cases of wrongful death are those of which the death of someone is caused directly due to the actions of another party, whether it was intentional or unintentional. These cases have the potential to be some of the most complicated procedures due to the nature of the crime. Some factors of the crime could indubitably change the outcome such as motive or intent or circumstance that led to the death. These are sometimes taken advantage of, in order for the accused to escape righteous justice as mandated by the law.

There is intent to be investigated as well as the evidence that must support the claim against the offending party. Cases of wrongful death are also considered separate from criminal charges such as homicide, assisted suicide, or manslaughter; though the surviving family or beneficiaries of the deceased could press for these charges against the accused all the same.

According to the website of the Sampson Law Firm, if you have lost someone important to you due to wrongful death, there are legal options available to you that you may pursue in order to receive financial compensation that might help with handling such an unfortunate tragedy. It is true enough that there can never be anything that could replace the life so unjustly taken from you but justice must be pursued all the same and you, as the surviving beneficiary or other family member left behind by the deceased, have every right to demand recompense in order to better transition into now living a life without your loved one.

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