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January 2018 Archives

Improperly loaded trucks are a major public safety risk

Approximately 70 percent of all freight tonnage transported in the United States is moved by trucks. The manner in which that freight is loaded could be putting lives at risk and creating liability for trucking companies and their cargo owners. Improperly loaded freight is one of the leading causes of trucking accidents, and unless drivers inspect their cargo, they might be unaware of the increased rollover risks associated with improperly loaded freight.

Understanding your incomplete spinal injury

Incomplete spinal injuries differ from complete injuries in that you may still feel pain or the sensation of touch. You could have some movement but have weakness, spasms or other symptoms. Incomplete injuries mean you retain more of your abilities, but in exchange, you may still struggle with pain or nerve damage.

Keep the right of way in mind to avoid crashes

People in Illinois know that it's important to be aware of who has the right of way when driving. The rules that govern this distinction, also called failure-to-yield laws, determine who is legally correct in moving first when driving. Understanding who has the right of way can be critical in avoiding traffic tickets, moving violation citations and, most importantly, auto collisions and the risk they pose for serious personal injuries.

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