October 2018 Archives

Understanding why truckers might be speeding

You can typically tell when a driver is speeding on Jasper's roads based on how fast you are traveling in your own vehicle. To witness a semi-truck speeding would certainly be quite alarming, and when one strikes your vehicle while doing so, you may justly wonder why. Yet oftentimes, truckers speed not because they do not care about the law, but rather because they feel pressure to complete their routes within a certain amount of time. Many have come to us here at The Sapp Law Firm after having been hit by truckers who made such claims wondering if it is possible to hold those pressuring trucker drivers to drive fast responsible. 

How can I be a better defensive driver?

Defensive driving behaviors involve remaining alert and aware of your surroundings while also obeying all pertinent traffic rules. These behaviors keep you and other drivers safe, along with preventing accidents from occurring. If you’re unsure what constitutes defensive driving, Business Insider offers the following guidance.

What should I know about filing a workers’ compensation claim?

If you’re injured at your job in Alabama, it’s important for you to take the right steps when filing a claim. Doing so will ensure that all necessary documents are submitted by the deadline, thereby improving your chances that your claim will be approved. The Alabama Department of Labor offers the following information in this case, which spells out the obligations of workers as well as their employers.

Why are bedsores dangerous?

If you are thinking of placing a loved one in an Alabama nursing home, or if you already have a loved one in such a facility, you are no doubt carefully considering the physical care that your loved one receives. You may know that bedsores are a common concern in nursing homes where residents may be bedridden or confined to a wheelchair, but you may not understand what they are or why they can be dangerous.

The many hazards faced by truckers hauling heavy cargo loads

If you are a truck driver who hauls loads of three tons or more on the busy interstate routes around Jasper, Birmingham and the rest of Alabama, you will be at risk of suffering the injuries typical to your occupation. Federal safety authorities say a significant percentage of all occupational injuries and many fatalities occur in the trucking industry. If doing routine maintenance on your truck to keep it in working order forms a part of your responsibilities, you will face additional hazards.

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