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January 2016 Archives

Student killed in tragic New Mexico car accident

Losing a loved one in a car accident is one of the most harrowing experiences a person can undergo. Understandably, a plethora of emotions may arise following such an incident. Sometimes, a family member may be enraged if it is found that the other party involved was drunk and got behind the wheel. Drunk driving is one of the most reckless actions a person can take, and every year many are tragically injured or killed as the result of an accident with a drunk driver.

A look at child bicycle accident liability

Although adults can enjoy riding too, bicycles are most often associated with children. Many South Carolina parents likely allow their children to ride bicycles because not only is it fun, but the act of riding can also be a good form of exercise. Unfortunately, the majority of bicycle accidents with automobiles involve children. When this happens, parents may, understandably, wish to know what rights they have and how liability works in such cases.

Understanding the harmful nature of distracted driving

Distracted driving is a serious concern for communities. The number of victims killed and injured in distracted driving-related car accidents has increased in recent years. In 2013, greater than 3,000 victims were killed throughout the United States in distracted-driver related car accidents. The number of victims killed in distracted-driver related car accidents in 2013 was a 6.7 percent increase from the number of fatalities in 2012.

What are causes and complications of bedsores?

When a person is placed in a nursing home in Bernalillo, the patient's loved ones are expecting the staff to provide proper care. Part of that is making certain that the circumstances that the patient is in do not lead to bedsores. Bedsores occur when there is pressure on the skin and that pressure prevents blood from reaching the skin and tissues. If a person is immobile or limited in mobility, the skin can be subject to this type of damage.

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