What you need to know about arbitration agreements at nursing homes
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 31, 2018
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy decision, but family members may feel relieved knowing that their loved one is safe and secure. Unfortunately, bad things can happen to residents in nursing homes. Abuse, neglect or sexual assault of residents is, sadly, not uncommon. Worse, in some nursing homes,...
Firefighters and cancer: What precautions should be taken?
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 29, 2018
Firefighters have dangerous jobs – in more ways than one. Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that firefighters have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer. A total of 30,000 firefighters were involved in the study. Researchers found that firefighters were more likely to be diagnosed with respiratory, digestive and...
6 tips to keep your teen driver safe on the road
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 25, 2018
Getting a driver’s license is an important milestone in the life of a teenager. It’s also a time when many parents’ stress levels skyrocket. Driving can be dangerous and young people can make poor decisions. As a parent, how can you allow your teen to enjoy this newfound freedom while at the same time...
Being a designated driver doesn’t have to be a drag
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 24, 2018
The designated driver is an underappreciated role. But designated drivers serve an important purpose: To ensure that friends arrive home safely after a night of drinking. Drinking and driving can have devastating consequences. The possibility of getting a DUI/OVI, getting into an accident or getting seriously injured should be enough to keep anyone from...
How safe are infotainment systems in cars?
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 22, 2018
In today’s technology-driven world, many people can’t go an hour without checking their emails, text messages or otherwise using their phones. Perhaps the most important time of the day to be free from these distractions is when operating a motor vehicle. Distracted driving caused 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries in 2015 alone. (more…)
Social Security Disability application tips
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 17, 2018
Many people who are disabled and unable to work rely on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Those individuals had to go through the SSD application process, which can be discouraging, to say the least. The vast majority of initial claims are denied. In fact, only 34 percent of initial claims are approved. If the...
App pays passengers and bystanders to report distracted driving
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 12, 2018
There are two types of drivers in the world: Those who engage in distracted driving and those who don’t. For those who don’t, it can be frustrating – even infuriating – to see other drivers texting while driving, talking on their phones while driving, and engaging in other dangerous behavior behind the wheel. But...
Why won’t the insurance adjuster call me back?
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 4, 2018
By William J. Price Every plaintiff has the same complaint: "The insurance adjuster will not call me back." It’s not unusual, and the adjuster is not making the matter personal. Your case is classified as a claim, and adjusters do not call people back due to the volume of claims. An efficient and diligent...
Aging parents and driving: Keeping your loved one safe
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 3, 2018
As an adult with aging parents, you might be concerned about their continued safety behind the wheel. You know that being able to drive is a huge source of independence. The choice to give up their driving license should not be taken lightly. How do you know if it is the right time? (more…)