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August 2018 Archives

How often are employees hurt while working?

Workers who are employed across various sectors face numerous hazards on the job. Some jobs may be more dangerous than others but working in any industry can lead to an injury. From repetitive strain that results from doing the same movements for years to accidents involving machinery or falling objects, there are many different risks that workers should be aware of. Unfortunately, things sometimes go wrong regardless of how prepared and cautious an employee is, and the consequences can be devastating.

Do more pedestrian deaths occur during the day or night?

Fatal pedestrian accidents can occur at any time and there are various factors which may increase the probability of a pedestrian accident. For example, certain areas may see an increase in the number of pedestrians during the day, when people may be more likely to take to the road. However, pedestrian safety may decrease during the night, when visibility is reduced, and other problems become more prevalent (such as drunk driving).

Intoxicated driving and large truck crashes

In a recent post, we examined some of the dangers of truck driver fatigue. Unfortunately, there are many other reasons why large truck wrecks happen in Dallas, and across Texas. Moreover, some may be linked to fatigue. For example, a driver who is extremely tired may turn to unlawful substances in an attempt to stay alert behind the wheel and push themselves too far, resulted in intoxicated driving. Large truck drivers may also become inebriated while driving due to alcohol and even the consumption of medication that has been prescribed by their doctor. At Cortez Law Firm, we believe truck drivers (and all other drivers) who endanger innocent lives by driving while impaired should be held accountable.

Depression and other challenges following a crash

When it comes to the consequences that car accident victims struggle with, serious injuries and fatalities are often focal points. However, it is essential to keep in mind that motor vehicle wreck victims may struggle with a variety of problems, some of which may be unrecognizable to others. For example, the emotional toll of a collision can be very painful, and it can also have an adverse impact on a victim’s life in other ways. For example, their relationships with loved ones may be affected by their emotional state and their performance at work could suffer. In some cases, people may leave their position altogether.

Can glare from headlights cause a crash?

Drivers use headlights to maintain solid visibility during the nighttime hours, making sure that they stay on the road and are able to see potential hazards such as a deer crossing the street. Unfortunately, the use of headlights can be problematic in some ways. For example, it may interfere with another driver’s vision and ability to drive safely. It is crucial for drivers to be aware of these different risks and do all they can to drive responsibly, especially during the night.

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