Fatal Combination of Texting and Driving Kills Pedestrian

In our last post, we talked about different teenage driving behaviors including distracted driving and how many people who are killed in car accidents caused by teenage drivers are not in the teenager’s vehicle. In fact, one-third of the people who are killed by teenage drivers are pedestrians, bicyclists, and occupants of other vehicles. Tragically, a teenage …

A continued talk on bicycle safety

Last time, we spoke about the tragic death of marathon runner Sally Meyerhoff. The famous marathoner was killed in a bicycle accident in Arizona when she collided with a pickup truck on March 8. Every year more than 700 people are killed in bicycle accidents in the United States. Last time, we used the untimely death of …

Applicable Law

 Hearing procedures for peer review proceedings have been codified in California in the Business and Professions Code Sections 809 et. seq. Ordinarily, a doctor’s failure to possess or exercise the requisite learning or skill can be established only by the testimony of experts. Lawless v. Calaway, 24 Cal.2d 81 (1943) Professional persons are not required …

Driver safety and ADHD

Inattention is the single leading cause of accidents among all drivers. Many people assume that inattention is caused by texting or chatting with a passenger, or some other voluntary activity. In fact, many of the most at-risk drivers are those with cognitive conditions that impair their ability to focus on the road. For young people who have …

Man claims he suffered a spinal injury while working on barge

Accidents which cause spinal injuries can have a major impact on the lives of their victims. Thus, employers should make sure to maintain safe work environments in which their employees aren’t exposed to dangerous hazards that could cause these accidents. Recently, in Louisiana, a man has claimed that he suffered a spinal injury because his employer failed …

BIRTH CONTROL RECALL MAKES WOMEN NERVOUS

Women on birth control are well aware that skipping a dose, taking pills at wildly varied times of day or otherwise inconsistently ingesting their medication can lead to an unplanned pregnancy. They trust that if they take their pills every day at the same time, that they will almost certainly avoid becoming pregnant. However, taking …

Police crackdown leads to 15 drunk driving arrests

In a previous post we discussed a study on the relationship between the blood alcohol level of a driver and the severity of a car accident. The study found that even a 0.01 blood-alcohol level led to accident injuries that were on average 37 percent more severe than those experienced by individuals involved in accidents with …