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What caused that semi to swerve and hit your hybrid?

You were lucky. It could have been a head-on collision, but it was bad enough, based on the sad condition of your little hybrid hatchback and the extensive injuries you sustained. It was no doubt a nightmarish experience: The tractor-trailer coming toward you suddenly veered across the center line, and only your quick reflexes saved you from becoming a fatality. Now you just want to recover, go on with your life and learn what you might expect in terms of compensation.

The first order of business is to find out exactly what caused the 18-wheeler to swerve and hit you. Was it an equipment malfunction or was it driver error? Once the cause is known, your attorney will be able to identify the responsible party and your claim will begin to take shape.

3 common causes of medication errors

There may come a time in your life when you need medication to manage your health. The doctors and medical professionals you trust to provide that care in Charleston are human. Mistakes happen. But when those mistakes involve the mismanagement of medication, that can leave you feeling alarmed and apprehensive about your situation. Medication errors can cause health problems, long-term suffering and death. Taking some time to learn about their causes can help you avoid the potential complications.

4 signs of nursing home abuse or neglect

If your loved one has been moved to a nursing home in the final years of life, you trust caregivers to give the medical care, support and stability your loved one needs to feel safe. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are all too common with the 3.2 million adults that live in long-term care and nursing home facilities throughout the country. Family members should always be aware of the signs to watch for. If you fear your loved one is being neglected or abused by the nursing home, watch for the following signs.

A global phenomenon: The Takata airbag recall

If you have been reading articles posted on our website, you are familiar with car recalls that have impacted owners who purchased automobiles from Volkswagon or Toyota. In both recalls, the companies held responsible were the car manufacturers. Such is not the case for all car recalls.

In order to make a profit producing cars for global markets, automobile manufacturers must design cars that can be assembled efficiently at a cost effective price. Recognizing that cars today require thousands of components to meet the standards of discerning consumers, these manufacturers outsource parts manufacturing to suppliers. These suppliers often work independently of the car manufacturers, sending the finished products to the assembly lines where the components are added. Problems in oversight occur if the components are developed outside of the car manufacturer's supervision, requiring suppliers to maintain their own quality control. When this system works, cars are produced efficiently in a way that creates good profits for manufacturers and good deals for car buyers.

What can you recover in a wrongful death lawsuit? You may be surprised

There may be no more traumatic experience than losing a loved one in an accident. In the span of that one event, your entire life can be turned upside down. At such a difficult time, the last thing you may be thinking of is money.

But the fact is that you may be eligible for compensation should you choose to file a wrongful death claim. Doing so will not bring a loved one back, nor will it fully repair the damage suffered by an untimely death. However, it can help you gain some closure and hold the negligent or reckless party accountable for your loss. It can also make the road ahead a little easier on you and your family.

In any wrongful death claim in South Carolina, there are a few different types of damages that can be awarded.

Finally! Speed limiter rule for semi trucks to move forward

Mandated rest breaks after 10 consecutive driving hours. Additional driving tests for Hazmat haulers. Physical exams and mandated drug testing. Specific rules for securing cargo.

These are all a part of countless rules passed through the years by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency in charge of regulating commercial motor vehicles drivers in order to mitigate trucking accidents.

There's an eagerly awaited rule that involves speed limiter devices that has continued to be delayed. But there's good news on the horizon.

Are too many CMV exemptions jeopardizing roadway safety?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, is tasked with implementing hours-of-service and other safety regulations for the trucking industry. However, such regulations are complex; many with allowable exemptions.

As a result, these multifaceted regulations are seemingly backfiring on officials and their ultimate goal of heightening safety for those traveling on U.S. roadways.

Here's why.

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