What You Should Know About Truck Back Up Accidents

Sharing the road with an 18-wheeler can be a little frightening. Most drivers recognize the dangers of traveling alongside or in front of a big-rig. However, drivers can face danger when they are behind a truck as well – especially if that truck is reversing. There is no specific data on how many truck backing…

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NHTSA Reports “Staggering” Commercial Truck Fatalities in 2020

In early March 2022, the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released their annual report on motor vehicle crashes and fatalities. Large truck fatalities in 2020, the most recent data available for analysis, were at some of their highest rates ever, prompting the Truck Safety Coalition to release a statement, calling the fatality figures…

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Exactech Knee and Ankle Implant Recall

Exactech, Inc., a company which manufactures products for joint replacements, has issued a recall of its knee and ankle polyethylene liners in the United States, as the inserts may fail and require revision surgery to replace. Since 2004, approximately 147,000 inserts have been used in joint replacement seugeries, which means thousands of people could potentially…

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The Complications of Burn Injuries

Burns are some of the most common types of injuries. If you have had a mild sunburn or a reaction to a strong chemical like bleach, or if you have touched a hot pan while cooking, you have likely sustained a first-degree burn before. But just because something is common does not mean it is…

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Good vs. Uber – a $63 Million Question

Uber and Lyft have millions of users across the country. Whether you are looking for a safe ride home after having a few drinks with friends, need a lift to a doctor’s appointment, or simply want some dinner but do not feel like cooking, rideshare companies have you covered. This means there are also many,…

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Report: Large Trucks Overrepresented in Fatal Work Zone Crashes

A recent report from the Institute for Safer Trucking (IST) analyzed a wide variety of statistics from across the country regarding fatal large truck crashes. Using data collected from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), IST’s goal is to identify and reduce sources of big truck accidents and deaths.…

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Federal Program Now Allows Teen Truckers to Cross State Lines

The federal government is moving forward with a plan that allows truckers under the age of 21 to drive big rigs back and forth across state lines. Previously, truck drivers must be age 21 and up to cross state lines, but this new legislation implements an apprenticeship program that allows drivers ages 18 to 20…

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Space Heaters Can Start Home Fires

As the weather grows cooler each year, people across the country turn to portable heaters to help warm their homes, and as they do, some space heaters start home fires causing deaths, injuries, and loss of property. Virginia consumers might imagine risk of space heater fires is linked to colder, northern climates, but when the…

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