Did you know that a commercial driver is not required to go to school to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL)?
That being said, it is extremely difficult to get a job or pass the required exams without attending some type of trucking school first.
There are a few options for receiving training: Enrolling in a private truck driving school or taking an employer apprenticeship. We’re here to weigh the pros and cons, as well as to discuss what you can do to steer clear of commercial truck collisions.read more
Are you and friends headed off to the latest hotspot for spring break? Are you planning on driving?
Read on to learn more about distracted driving risks, and tips to improve your driving.read more
A nursing home is a long-term facility that is supposed to be a safe and welcoming place where your elderly loved one can go when you are not able to take care of them.
Even though a nursing home can feel like a last resort, it may be the only place that can give your loved one proper, long-term medical attention.
It’s an unfortunate and sad day when your loved one has symptoms of elder care abuse, and we hope that your loved one does not have to experience this; however, it is a possibility.
Read on to learn commons types of nursing home abuse and what can be done to get justice for your loved one.read more
When dealing with car insurance, there are so many types of insurance that motorists may not know which one is the best for them. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide on what a motorist should be looking for and what each type of insurance means....read more
What are the pros and cons of dealing with small law firms vs large law firms? Being involved in a car wreck or the victim of a professional negligence/medical malpractice claim is overwhelming. You’re scared, likely in pain, perhaps not working, and you really need...read more
Distracted driving is a serious hazard to everyone driving on the road. Distracted driving consists of activities such as talking or texting on one’s phone, eating and drinking as well as doing anything that prohibits a person from keeping two hands on the steering...read more
When you’re injured at work, the last thing you want to do is be dramatic and create a scene, right? That’s just going to make you look bad in front of your boss and jeopardize your chances of a promotion or getting a raise. WRONG. If you’re injured at work, you must...read more
Talking to your teen about underage drinking is a challenging — but crucial — conversation. It can be difficult to have an open two-way conversation without making your teen feel like he or she is being lectured (and tuning you out).
Getting the tone of the conversation right is important, as is the timing. Chances are, your teen is being exposed to alcohol at a younger age than you’d think, so having this conversation early is key.
If your teen is starting to take driving lessons or is already a licensed driver, this conversation becomes even more vital to his or her safety. Alcohol-impaired driving is accountable for around one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
Read on for our best tips to help you have an honest conversation with your teen about the consequences of drinking alcohol and operating a vehicle.read more
Despite efforts to mitigate their occurrence, medical errors by doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers result in a significant number of injuries and deaths every year. It’s important to note that not every treatment that results in the degradation of the patient’s condition(s) or in failure to restore health constitutes medical error or malpractice. Instead, malpractice occurs when there is professional negligence by healthcare providers or facilities.
Professional negligence by act or omission of a health care provider occurs when the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient. In order to determine whether there was malpractice, the key issue is whether physicians and caretakers followed accepted standards of care.read more
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say that medical errors should “rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States.” Due to errors and inconsistencies in tracking statistics, the numbers of reported cases of malpractice are inaccurate.
The researchers at Johns Hopkins estimate that there are actually more than 250,000 deaths due to malpractice each year. If this were the reported number, medical malpractice would be the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.
Read on to learn more about medical malpractice, including what may be considered malpractice, what you should do if you suspect it and how to get professional guidance.read more