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Risk factors for causing a motor vehicle crash

Anyone who gets out on this nation's roads is putting their life into the hands of the other drivers around them. While putting safety first should be something that everyone does, many drivers won't follow proper safety protocol and traffic laws. Those drivers are a risk to everyone on the roads.

There are many risk factors that can signal that a driver has an increased chance of being involved in a wreck. In fact, some of these factors are used by insurance companies to assign drivers a risk category. Understanding some of these perils may help drivers to remain as safe as possible while on the road.

Head injuries are significant for bicyclists

Bicycling is an excellent way to get some exercise and enjoy the sites around the area. While most bicycle rides successfully end without any incidents, there are times when a bicyclist may get into an accident and suffer an injury. These can range from minor to fatal, so safety must always remain a priority.

One primary hazard that bicyclists face is motorists. When drivers don't watch for cyclists and infringe upon their right-of-way, crashes can occur. For this reason, drivers and bicyclists must be sure they're paying close attention to what's going on around them.

What to consider before making a premises liability claim

If you or a loved one has been injured on a premises that is owned by someone else, the liability for the accident may lie with the property owner. It's likely that significant financial expenses were incurred as a result of the medical treatment needed after the incident, and additional emotional and physical damages may have been suffered. If you are successful in making a premises liability claim, you will be able to gain compensation for all the financial damages incurred as well as additional compensation to address the pain and suffering caused.

However, to be successful in making a premises liability claim, you must ensure that you are able to hold the premises owner liable. When evaluating whether you will be able to do this, you should consider the following.

Attractive nuisances: Liability and their impact on children

Owning real estate is the dream of many individuals, but it comes with specific liabilities. One includes to make sure that any attractive nuisances on the property are secured. It's important for homeowners as well as parents to understand a few basic points about liability in these cases.

While most homeowners don't have a duty to secure hazards on their property from adults, children are treated differently. Children don't have the mental capacity to be considered negligent. They are naturally attracted to the attractive nuisance, which looks so appealing that they can't stay away from it. Various things constitute an attractive nuisance, so property owners must evaluate things like swimming pools, swing sets, yard equipment and anything else to determine how likely it is that a child would venture onto the property to touch or play with the items.

Tips for safe driving all year long

Safety on the roadways is the responsibility of each driver. It's imperative that everyone takes this seriously so that preventable wrecks can be reduced or eliminated. Unfortunately, not all drivers are going to do what it takes to remain safe.

When you're driving, be sure to follow the basic safety guidelines that help everyone to get home at the end of the day. While you can't control what other drivers do, you can make a big difference on your own.

Dog bites can be serious no matter what the breed

There is a lot of momentum to get certain breeds of dogs banned from cities and communities because they are perceived as being vicious and prone to biting. Typically, it is pit bulls and other bully breeds that get the worst of the rap for being overly aggressive.

That is not unwarranted, however, as one statistic cites pit bulls as responsible for 26 dog bite fatalities in 2018, or 72% of all attacks by all breeds. But those same statistics also cite a chihuahua that was responsible for a death that same year.

Spring kicks off the cycling season; drivers, take heed

With the end of winter precipitation and the warmer, sunnier weather of the spring comes the impulse to get back out on your bike and hit the streets. You probably realize that your biking skills are going to be a little rusty, even if you were hitting the stationary bike throughout the winter.

However, once you've spent a few minutes regaining your balance and re-familiarizing yourself with the controls on your bike, you will no doubt be maneuvering around as expertly as you were last summer.

Missed sepsis can lead to death or serious injury

Sepsis is a life-threatening reaction to an infection. It requires immediate medical attention to address the issues and prevent the possibilities of organ failure and tissue damage that can lead to severe health complications or death.

When a person has an untreated infection, or one that is resistant to antibiotics, they can develop sepsis. This condition often comes on quickly and worsens rapidly, so medical professionals must ensure they're vigilant in watching for signs of sepsis in patients who have infections.

Physical activity can benefit spinal cord injury patients

A person who suffers from a spinal cord injury faces a lot of life changes. One thing that they shouldn't assume is that they have to live a sedentary life. Even when you have a spinal cord injury, you can get active. This can benefit you in many areas of your life.

Sometimes, people will think that they can't do much because of their limitations. This is not the case, so you should find ways to enjoy physical activities to reap the benefits, some of which include:

Boost your safety during a hospitalization

Going the hospital for medical care shouldn't be something that requires you to protect yourself. However, you do need to take steps to boost your chance of leaving the hospital in better shape than you were in when you were admitted.

There are many things that can happen while you are in the hospital that can lead to problems. One thing to remember is that you deserve to receive care that at least meets the current standard of care for your situation. When you don't, you might opt to pursue a claim for medical malpractice.

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