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July 2014 Archives

Man injured in Huntsville motorcycle accident

Motorcycle accidents are all too common on the roads throughout Alabama, and all of the U.S. According to a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that more than 1.2 million people sustained motorcycle-related injuries that required emergency medical treatment in the U.S. from 2001 to 2008. As a result of such injuries, victims of motorcycle accidents often face extended recoveries and, in some cases, long-term effects.

Man's estate executrix claims nursing home neglect, files lawsuit

The caretakers and staff at nursing facilities have a legal obligation to provide residents with a reasonable standard of care. This can include administering or obtaining any medical treatment that patients may require, providing adequate meals, and keeping patients and their living quarters clean, among other things. If the required care is not provided and it results in the injury or death of a resident, the nursing home owner, as well as the nursing home employees, may be held criminally or civilly liable.

1 killed, 1 injured in high-speed Mobile car accident

Despite posted speed limits on the roads of Jasper, and other localities, excessive speed is often a contributing factor to car accidents. Greater rates of speed increase the force of impact in these types of collisions. As a result, it is very common for drivers, and their passengers, to suffer serious injuries and, in some cases, even death.

2 drivers in critical condition after Opelika truck accident

Trucking accidents are all too common on the roads and highways throughout Jasper, and other U.S. cities and towns. The impact caused by a collision between two large semi trucks not only can cause significant damage to the trucks involved, debris and the aftermath of the impact can also affect other vehicles. As a result, people who are involved in such accidents often suffer serious injuries.

Possible anthrax exposure to workers at CDC

In workplaces where employees are handling, or coming into contact with, hazardous substances or materials, including chemicals, infectious bacteria and other toxins, employers in Alabama, and elsewhere, are required to establish and enforce safety protocols. The purpose of these measures is to avoid exposures and contaminations. Should exposure or contamination occur, despite these protocols, or due to a lack of proper policies, it can result in a worker contracting an occupational illness or injury.

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