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Other parties may be liable in a truck accident

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, 109 people lost their lives on Alabama roadways in collisions involving large trucks during 2013. The effects of a semi truck crash are often more serious because of the relative size and weight of the vehicle. These motor vehicle crashes are not always solely the fault of those who are behind the wheel. In some cases, a personal injury lawsuit may be filed against the driver, the truck company and other persons or entities that contributed to the condition which caused the accident.

Do low nursing care hours affect Alabama nursing home residents?

If your loved one is occupying one of the thousands of nursing home beds in Alabama, you may feel some concern over whether the facility is providing adequate care. According to experts, your loved one should receive 4.1 hours of direct nursing care each day to maintain a healthy quality of life. If your loved one is in a nursing home that is poorly staffed, it is quite possible that this is not occurring.

Do truckers spend too much time on the road?

Tens of thousands of large commercial vehicles travel hundreds of thousands of miles across Alabama, and all of the U.S., each year. Despite safety standards and protocols, auto accidents involving large trucks occur all too often. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 95,000 people across the U.S. were injured in truck accidents in 2013. Nearly 4,000 people were killed in such collisions that same year. While there are a number of factors, which contribute to trucking crashes, fatigue is a common factor.

What can motorcyclists do to stay safe on Alabama roads?

Whether for their fuel efficiency, the ease of finding a parking spot or just for looks, many people in Jasper, and throughout Alabama, choose to ride motorcycles. While there are a number of benefits of riding versus driving a car, motorcycles can also be dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 4,900 riders killed in motorcycle accidents in 2012. The severity of such collisions is due, in large part, to the lack of protection that motorcyclists have.

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