The umbilical cord is a life-sustaining connection between a mother and her unborn child. The umbilical cord sustains life by providing oxygen and nutrients to the fetus during the pregnancy. Medical errors in handling the umbilical cord during the pregnancy and delivery, however, can endanger the life and health of a newborn. What are common…

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Drivers, passengers, and pedestrians who are injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer, big rig, passenger van, agricultural truck, or any type of commercial vehicle, are likely to suffer severe injuries. Common commercial vehicle injuries include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and crush injuries. Crush injuries can range from smashing your finger…

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Part of a doctor’s duty to their patients is educating them on recommended treatments and procedures for their condition or illness. This is called “informed consent,” and if a medical professional fails to do this, they may open themselves up to medical malpractice. Doctors may not perform any type of procedure on a patient without…

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There are many joys and practical reasons why people ride motorcycles. It’s fun to be on the open road. There’s pleasure in the craftmanship of the motorcycle. Motorcycles are much less expensive than cars. You pay less for fuel. But, there are dangers too. Motorcycles offer little protection to riders. When a motorcycle accident happens…

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Trucks and tractor trailers are a common sight on the roads, especially in a bustling state like Alabama. As important as they are for the transportation of goods and materials, they are also notorious for the danger they pose to both themselves and everyone on the road around them. As a driver expected to share…

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The railroad has existed for centuries. For as long as it has been around, so have the skilled workers ensuring it runs smoothly and safely, doing everything from manning the trains themselves to performing maintenance on the tracks. This industry can be surprisingly dangerous, however, and so it is important to know both your rights…

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A car accident is never going to be a safe event, even if you’re able to walk away with minimal to no injuries. Anything that involves a giant, fast-moving metal box crashing into something else is dangerous. Not only that, but due to the sheer common necessity of vehicle transit, most people can expect to…

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While a sprain is technically a lesser injury in comparison to a proper break, it can still be incredibly painful. It’s also an injury that is fairly common amongst victims of car accidents, as all it really takes is a wrong movement or twist at the right angle. As we instinctively reach out when we…

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The coronavirus pandemic is spiraling out of control. Already, more than 300,000 people have died due to the pandemic. Over 20 million people have been infected. The strain on hospitals across the country is a serious concern. Some hospitals are to the point of considering rationing or triaging medical care to those most likely to…

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There’s been a lot of innovation and discussion about how technology can help car and truck drivers. One aim is to create self-driving cars and trucks. Another aim has been to install computer technology to help prevent accidents, take control from drivers in emergencies, monitor blind spots, and the implementation of other safety measures. It’s,…

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