Becoming a pizza delivery driver seems like a fairly safe, easy career choice. It's often embraced by high school students and college students who just need some part-time work. You don't really need any experience or training. All you need is a car and the...
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Can you have a broken neck and not know about it?
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Sep 3, 2018 | Firm News
Motor vehicle accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as a broken neck. In many cases, these injuries are immediately apparent and the person gets treatment. But is it possible for you to get seriously injured and not find out about it for days, weeks or...
Apps to disable texting while driving have one serious flaw
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Aug 24, 2018 | Car Accidents
Companies that make smartphones understand that texting and driving is a serious issue. It causes car accidents every day. These companies have taken some heat in the press for enabling this behavior, even though the responsibility naturally falls on the drivers...
Man dies in accident at intersection without stop signs
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Aug 17, 2018 | Car Accidents
A man has been killed in a car accident in Iowa, and it underscores the need for stop signs to control traffic. Reports indicate that there were not any such signs at the intersection where the wreck occurred. It was a rural intersection that likely does not see heavy...
5 key ladder safety tips
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Aug 8, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
Ladders are inherently dangerous. The higher you get off of the ground, even if you have done the same job thousands of times, the more likely you are to be seriously injured or even killed in a fall.To prevent that fall, here are five important ladder safety tips: 1....
Statistics show that fall still carries serious accident risks
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Aug 4, 2018 | Car Accidents
You may have heard that car accident risks are highest in the summer, and this is true. When looking at fatalities, the summer causes the most auto accident deaths very consistently.However, do not make the mistake of assuming that the fall is safe and you have little...
Did your workplace cause permanent hearing loss?
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Aug 2, 2018 |
When you think of workplace injuries, you typically think about one-time events leading to a serious injury. These could include events like: Falling from a ladder Getting an electrical shock Injuring yourself on a machine Getting struck by a falling object Slipping...
Rural and urban areas: Differences in deadly crashes
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Jul 26, 2018 | Car Accidents
It used to be that rural areas, despite all of the open roads and relatively light traffic, saw more fatalities every year than urban areas. It was not even very close. In 1977, for example, about 60 percent of fatal crashes took place on rural roads, with the...
Fatigued employees are at greater risk of an accident
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Jul 20, 2018 | Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Employers want to do everything they can to reduce the odds that an employee will get in a car accident on the job. One thing they can focus on is reducing employee fatigue, as reports show that tired workers are more likely to be involved in accidents.For instance,...
Man in Ohio arrested for Arizona crash that killed 2 from Iowa
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Jul 13, 2018 | Car Accidents
The ramifications of a car accident in Arizona spans North America, as a man was recently arrested in Ohio. The accident, in which he was the driver, took the lives of a couple from Iowa and another couple from Canada.Reports from the authorities involved say that he...
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