Truck accidents are very common on our interstates and rural highways. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration there were 4,440 fatal crashes involving 18-wheelers and buses in 2016.
Large trucks weigh more than two and a half times the average vehicle which travels the same roads. This difference in weight affects vehicles’ ability to stop. Cars have the capability of stopping much quicker than large trucks, making it extremely important that truck drivers are aware of what is in the distance.
On interstates, highways, & rural roads 18-wheeler accidents often occur because of their inability to stop in a timely manner. There are several other common reasons for 18-wheeler accidents, including:
Some ways you can lower your risk of being involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler include: keeping your distance, reporting roads that need maintenance, & reporting concerns you have about drivers you believe are not following proper protocol.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler or large truck and have questions, Attorney Wil Alexander will be glad to talk with you today.
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Nursing home abuse & neglect continues to be a tremendous problem throughout the U.S. and South Carolina. The U.S. is home to approximately 16,000 nursing home facilities and nearly 1.7 million beds. with South Carolina having about 187 nursing homes and 20,000 beds. 1
With the continued growth of the elderly population and expansion of elder care facilities, nursing home abuse & neglect will continue to be a growing trend.
Because of difficulty in communication and oversight warning signs are often easily overlooked. Here are 5 Warning Sings of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect you should be aware of:
1.) Bed Sores
2.) Frequent Falling
3.) Rapid Weight Loss
4.) Bruises and Fractures that are unexplained
5.) Other Forms of Neglect, including: poor hygiene & unattended medical needs
Elder abuse is not only an issue at nursing homes but can also take place at assisted living facilities, residential facilities, rehab facilities, and any facility where an elderly individual is housed for a period of time.
If a loved one has experienced any of the above warning signs it is important to talk with a lawyer about this potentially abusive scenario. Attorney Wil Alexander would be happy to talk with you about your situation and how our office may assist you and your loved ones.
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