December 2017 Archives

Woman's wild run leaves three wrecked cars in its wake

Some might say that car accidents in Jasper are like snowflakes: No two are exactly alike. While the end result of many may seem similar, it is typically the circumstances leading up to accidents that differs. Sometimes they are indeed due to legitimate mistakes or simple errors in judgment, while other times they are the direct result of the negligent or reckless actions of others. When a person's disregard for the safety of others causes a collision, accident victims may find themselves searching for answers on top of the assistance needed to deal with their accident expenses

Does your employer do its part to prevent workplace cancer?

Your Alabama work environment can have a serious impact on your overall health, and this holds true regardless of the type of field you work in. Some professions have more obvious risks than others in terms of employee exposure to chemicals and hazardous substances, but regardless of whether the risks you face are overt or more under the radar, your employer has a duty to minimize them as much as possible.

Are long trucker commutes endangering motorists?

Commuting times have increased for Alabama workers across multiple industries, and the trucking industry is no exception. As the trucking field has grown, so has the distance between many major metropolitan areas and affordable housing options, which means many truckers now face commutes in excess of 150 minutes. Unfortunately, longer trucker commutes have negative effects on trucker performance, which endangers not only the truckers themselves, but also you and everyone else on the roadway.

Knowing the warning signs of elder abuse

Nursing homes are where people can take loved ones for medical attention, safety, wellbeing and peace of mind -- not for mistreatment. After the revealing of the horrors that some elderly residents faced as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the country has given significant attention to the varying states of nursing homes nationwide. But nevertheless, tragic stories of neglect continue to surface. In Alabama, elderly residents have rights to basic necessities and quality care; when this care is compromised, those residents and their families may decide to take legal action.

How to spot a drunk driver

You're driving down the road on your way to meet some friends at a restaurant for dinner and you notice a car in the next lane veering from side to side. The driver also appears to be hitting the brakes a little too often and at random times that aren't consistent with the current traffic pattern. Situations like this place you at great risk of a collision.

CNA charges with sexual assault, elder abuse

Alabama residents who have elderly family members that require ongoing physical care and help with activities of daily living often have to make the choice to move their loved ones into care homes. From assisted living facilities to full-fledged nursing homes and even those locations that specialize in memory care, there is a great range of options. However, no matter what level of assistance an elderly person needs, relatives have to also be concerned about safety.

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