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DistractedDriving

New Study Demonstrates Why Distracted Driving Is More Prevalent & Dangerous Than Originally Thought

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

According to a new study recently published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, distracted driving is even more unsafe than previously thought due to the impact of multitasking on one’s working memory, or mental workspace. Specifically, this new research indicates that it is not simply a driver trying to engage in another activity… Read More »

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DeliveryTruck

FedEx Faces Safety Concerns As Driver Accidents Rise

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Mounting accidents for parcel delivery service company FedEx has placed a spotlight on their need to improve safety for their drivers and others on the road. The company employs approximately 6,000 delivery and big-rig contractors and experienced almost 100 fatal accidents in the US over the last two years. Conversely, FedEx’s main rival, UPS,… Read More »

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HotSidewalk

Searing Sidewalks Causing Horrific Injuries

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Recent heat waves around the country, including here in Georgia, as stoked by the climate crisis, have led to a spike in contact burns from asphalt and concrete almost as hot as boiling water. Not only has this exposure led to heat-related injuries and deaths, including heat exhaustion and serious heat stroke, but severe… Read More »

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TBI

Brain Injury Risks for Young Athletes

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a devastating and incurable form of dementia which causes neurodegeneration of the brain. The disease has long been associated with contact sports, as well as behavior issues, mood changes, and risks of suicidal behavior. In August, the Boston University CTE Center published results from the largest-ever study of CTE… Read More »

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Pedest_Senior

Strong Push to Protect Biggest Victims of Truck Accidents: The Elderly

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

In light of recent reports, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is urging federal regulators within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to do more to protect elderly pedestrians from getting hit by trucks, specifically, to require heavy duty trucks to be equipped with pedestrian automatic… Read More »

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MarijuanaJoints

Study Shows That Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Is Causing Severe Accident Injuries

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

According to a new study, driving under the influence of marijuana is far more dangerous than drunk driving. Just between 2010 and 2021, documented marijuana-related traffic accidents requiring emergency room treatment increased 475 percent, while accidents due to drunk driving increased only by approximately nine percent. The specific concern is that there is a… Read More »

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DogBite

Amazon Fails to Protect Workers from Dog Bites

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

According to recent reports, dog bite attacks have become a serious issue for Amazon’s workers. Pursuant to worker reports, Amazon has failed to provide a prepared, appropriate response to both prevent and address the issue and protect its workers. In fact, not only is there no indication that the company channels some of these… Read More »

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Negligence

Negligence Lawsuit Filed Against Google in Connection with Death Due to Google Maps Instructions

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

In late September, one woman sued Google for negligence after her husband drove off of a collapsed bridge and died after following Google Maps directions. The bridge had reportedly collapsed nine years earlier, but was never barricaded, repaired, or noted as collapsed on Google Maps. As a result, it continued to direct drivers to… Read More »

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WrongfulDeath4

Tesla Sued for Wrongful Death in Connection with Model 3 Autopilot System

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

All eyes are on the latest lawsuit filed against Tesla; the first ever alleging wrongful death involving its Model 4 autopilot system, which was linked to a fatal car crash that resulted in the death of the driver. The lawsuit now alleges negligence in terms of the system’s design, as well as in connection… Read More »

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BicycleRider

The Rising Dangers of Cycling in the U.S.

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

COVID-19 caused us to make a number of changes in our lives – for some, this included looking to either cycle or walk in order to go from one place to another – especially for those ages 50 and above. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a report indicating that there… Read More »

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