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December 2015 Archives

What should I do if I'm bitten by a dog?

When you are bitten by a dog, there are a lot of things that you have to consider. Not only do you have to find out if the dog has been properly vaccinated from rabies, you also have to keep an eye on the wound for signs of infection. In all dog bite cases, it is a very good idea to seek out medical care for the wounds.

Electronic trucker logs phasing out older paper logs

Last week, we discussed how important it is for truckers to get adequate sleep before getting behind the wheel of a semi-truck. There are regulations, called Hours of Service regulations, which dictate the number of hours a trucker can drive per day and per week. In order to verify compliance with those HOS regulations, truckers have to keep logs of their driving activities. Up until recently, those logs were kept primarily on paper. A new law means that many truckers will have to start using electronic logs within the next 2 years.

Why is it important for truckers to get enough sleep?

Truck accidents can be caused by a host of issues. Some of these issues are fully preventable. Trucker fatigue is one of the easiest causes of truck accidents to take care of. In fact, if truckers comply with the hours of service regulations that are set for them and get sleep when they are off, they are likely to be rested enough to drive safely.

New York provides extra protections in scaffold accidents

Even on the best of days and under the best conditions, construction workers still have a host of dangers to deal with. One danger that can affect construction workers is scaffolding. This piece of equipment makes it much easier to reach higher elevations. When it is installed properly and is in good condition, scaffolding is much safer than a ladder. The issue with scaffolding comes when it isn't installed properly, isn't inspected as required or isn't in good condition.

Slip-and-fall accident liability on sidewalks can vary

As we discussed last week, slip-and-fall accidents can lead to very serious injuries. If you recall, we discussed how much a hip fracture suffered in a fall can affect your life. We know that you didn't go out for the day thinking that you were going to fall and injure yourself. We can help you to seek compensation that you deserve for the injuries you suffered.

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