Tripped and Un-Tripped SUV Accidents

Because of their size and height, it may not have the same stability as other smaller cars. Their designs have made them at a greater risk of rollover accidents, and these accidents often cause devastating injuries, property damage or even death. SUVs and light trucks have lower ability to maneuver around sharp corners or curves, and can easily tip over on uneven surfaces. This risk is even bigger when heavy cargo or passengers are packed inside the vehicle, which further decreases its stability.

SUV rollover accidents can be classified to two types: tripped or un-tripped. Poor steering on corners or curves while traveling at high speeds often result to SUV rollovers, usually when the tires hit the curb, dig into soils that are too soft, hit a guardrail, slide across a rough road surfaces, or bump to a snow bank. There are many other ways that an SUV can result to a tripped rollover accident, and tripping cover for 95 percent of SUV rollover accidents. On the other hand, un-tripped rollover accidents are often the result of the driver swerving to avoid hitting or colliding with another object while at high speeds. Speed, therefore, it a big factor in rollover accidents, as well as alcohol consumption.

Driving on an SUV at speeds higher than 55 miles per hours can lead to a fatal rollover accident. Aside from speed and alcohol, distraction is another factor that contributes to SUV rollovers and is a big cause for fatal single-vehicle rollovers. More or less 15 percent of rollover accidents involved collision with another vehicle, and a side collision often results to rollovers. There are many factors that can affect an insurance or injury claim after an SUV rollover accident. Greenfield car accident attorneys point out that the at-fault driver’s insurance company should pay for the victim’s injuries.

Baby Powder May be Dangerous to Your Health

For a lot of people, the smell of baby powder brings back a flood of lovely memories of a time when everything was much simpler and life was grand. As it turns out baby powder, which is typically made of talc, may be the cause of health problems in later life.

Talcum powder is derived from hydrous magnesium silicate (Mg3H2(SiO3)4) which is the softest known mineral in the world. It is highly commonly in all parts of the world and used extensively in many industries such as making paper and plastic, and may be an ingredient in many common household products such rubber, paint, even food i.e. anti-caking agent in table salt.

Cosmetic grade talc is used to make talcum powder by crushing, drying, and milling it before being mixed with cosmetics or used as a loose powder to keep baby’s (and mom’s) nether regions dry and sweet-smelling. There has long been suspicion, hitherto unproven, that talcum powder use may be linked to some diseases, namely ovarian cancer, lung cancer, and pulmonary problems.

One of the issues that have come up regarding the safety of talcum powder is that talc deposits are usually found in proximity to asbestos ore. It is thought that in the mining and processing of talc, it may be contaminated with asbestos fibers, exposure to which could lead to lung cancer. However, no studies have yet found any trace of asbestos in commercial talc.

However, as suggested by talcum powder lawsuit lawyers at Williams Kherkher, there is evidence that talc particles itself may be the culprit. Cancer tissue from some women with ovarian cancer revealed the presence of talc, suggesting that the insolubility of the mineral inside the body could trigger a carcinogenic response. One study estimated that talc particles can stay in the lungs for as long as 8 years before it is dissolved.

The latest meta-analysis indicates a link between regularly using talc powder in the genital area by women and ovarian cancer. It is thought that talc particles travel up the woman’s genital tract into the body and irritates the tissue, causing an inflammation that can encourage cancer growth.

Today’s Cars – Built So Much Safer than Ever Before

You’d be surprised how cars are manufactured today – equipped with all the safety features to help you avoid crashes, and even if a crash becomes unavoidable, the car’s build will save you from being crushed inside or its enhanced strapping and cushioning features will make the impact less forceful.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted a series of tests to determine just how safe cars are for passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, motorcycle riders, and bikers on the road. These tests include:

  • Crashworthiness: cars will undergo performance tests to determine the strength and quality of roofs, head restraints, sides, small overlap fronts, and moderate overlap front
  • Front crash prevention: this involves evaluation of the forward collision warning system and automatic braking in SUVs and cars
  • Booster seat: this test is intended to determine how efficient and effective safety belts are, especially for children

These features, with the electronic stability control (which ensures drivers better control, especially of SUVs, to avoid rollover) and side airbags, are enhancements that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandated years ago. So, if you’re planning on buying your own car, never decide solely on how elegant it looks; make sure you evaluate its safety features as well.

Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance

Disabilities can pose many different problems for adults trying to support their families. In addition to complicating the ability to work, disabilities can also cost an incredible amount of money. The Social Security Administration is a government agency that provides financial benefits to citizens who qualify for the program. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applies to people who meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of “disability” and have completed the appropriate amount of work requirements. Because disabilities cost the family, in addition to the primary beneficiary, SSDI can cover certain dependent family members. People living in larger, more expensive, cities like San Antonio might be entitled to more money than people with smaller expenses.

According to the website of the Chris Mayo Law Firm, legal counsel can help applicants as they try to file or appeal SSDI claims. Sometimes, the Social Security Administration denies applications the first time around, in this case a lawyer would be a necessary asset. A lawyer can help candidates apply, file, and appeal SSDI claims. A lawyer can also represent an injured person as they seek to qualify under the Social Security’s specific definition of disability (a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death).

People applying for SSDI benefits must provide medical records verifying their conditions. The Social Security Administration must approve of the medical source that verifies the disability. When evaluating the patient’s eligibility for SSDI, medical history, clinical and laboratorial findings, diagnosis, previous treatments, and prognoses are considered. People covered by SSDI suffer from a range of medical conditions, from lost limbs, visual impairments, congenital heart disease, to autoimmune disorders. Likewise, psychological disorders are considered alongside with physical disabilities. If an applicant or beneficiary is caught faking a disability to receive SSDI payments they could face serious fraud charges.

Understanding Conservation Easement in Land Use and Development

Wyoming is a state with a lot of land with comparatively few people. As a consequence, there are many privately-owned properties that are quite extensive and that may abut or restrict access to state lands that may constitute a source of water, fishing, scenic views, or habitat for wildlife. In some cases, the property itself may be considered something that should be preserved or restricted from land use or development for one reason or the other. In such cases, the state, municipality, county or land trust would request or constrain the land owner to provide a conservation easement. This would protect the land from being used improperly.

The whole concept of a conservation easement is a cacophony of potential legal issues. The fact that the land is privately-owned guarantees some legal wrangling if the landowner is unwilling to confer rights that would normally go with ownership to the concerned government unit or land trust. This is especially true in Wyoming, where the potential for profit is literally right under their feet. Oil and mineral deposits are continually being discovered in the area, and land rights can mean a cushy lease agreement with oil companies and prospectors.

Even if the landowner is willing to grant the power to the government unit or land trust, conservation easement “runs with the land.” This means that when the land changes hands, the conservation easement should also hold true unless there is an agreement between the original landowner and the easement holder to the contrary. Otherwise, a conservation easement may only be terminated with the approval of the court because it is a charitable trust designed to preserve the land for future generations, and may not arbitrarily be terminated.

This is the issue which has become part of legal lore in decisions concerning charitable trust in the case of Hicks v. Dowd. According to an article on the website of the lawyers at Smith Kendall PLLC, there are many issues involved in the case such as the effect on property values that can swing the case in either way. But even outside the issue of conservation easements, rights to land are always a tricky area when there are claims and counterclaims. It would need the services of a lawyer with wide experience in handling land use and development cases to clarify and resolve a particular issue to the satisfaction of all parties concerned and/or before a court of law.

If you believe you have a land use and development case, make sure you have a knowledgeable attorney on your side. These types of cases are very complicated and you shouldn’t try and handle it on your own. With the help of an attorney, you should be able to make sure that you are protected.

Going Green: A Dietary Change

Thinking of going green in your diet? There are many great things to be said of a mainly-green diet. While almost any green vegetables are good for you, some are more beneficial than others. Below is a list of some great foods to try when going green:

  • Kale—This leafy green is filled with almost all the nutrients you could hope for. It is full of vitamins A,C, and K, calcium, and potassium.
  • Spinach—This veggie, which can be eaten cooked or raw, is a great source of vitamins A and C.
  • Broccoli—This is great mixed into pasta, raw with a yogurt-based dip, or steamed. It has loads of vitamins A and C, and is only 25 calories per serving.
  • Cabbage—Once again, a great source of necessary vitamins, cabbage is a low-calorie vegetable that can be eaten in a variety of ways.
  • Cucumber—Not only a great source of vitamin B, cucumbers are also 95% water and therefore, a great way to hydrate the body.

If you are thinking of going green in your diet, these five power vegetables are great to incorporate into your daily intake.

Plastic Surgery Mistakes

Plastic surgery is a major medical undertaking. Typically, since these procedures are elective and cosmetic, people do not consider the serious medical implications of plastic surgery. People looking to have plastic surgery should be very discerning when it comes to choosing a surgeon. Not only should the particular surgeon be credible, but they should also be specialized in the specific area that the patient seeks to amend.

While researching doctors, patients typically have a price range in mind, which will often direct their choice. When looking at prices, patients should be wary if the price is too low. If the price seems too good to be true, it usually is. Doctors with bad ratings will drop their prices or run extremely cheap specials in order to bring in business. Many spas and dentists offer Botox injections, but it is important for people to understand that this isn’t a safe or ethical way to receive injections. According to the website of the Law Offices of Paul Levin, some common types of medical malpractice that occur are doctor and personnel abuse, informed consent, injection errors, and surgical errors.

In addition to researching surgeons, patients need to know the risks of surgery. Despite how good the surgeon is, people heal differently. Some people are more prone to scarring than others. If a patient is looking to have a liposuction procedure, they need to be mindful that fat can often redistribute in other parts of the body. If a surgeon removes a fat surplus in the stomach, fat won’t necessarily return to the stomach, but it might accumulate in other regions like the thighs or the sides of the torso. Also, patients should be honest with their doctors about their smoking habits. Surgeons often won’t operate on smokers because of the reduced oxygen content of their blood. This is for the safety and survival of the patient. If a patient commits to quit smoking for an amount of time, surgical planning can resume successfully.

If you have been a victim of a plastic surgery mistake, contact the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey today to learn more about your options.

Boating Accidents

Commercial fishing and aquaculture is an extremely lucrative business for companies on the eastern seaboard and gulf coasts. Oil companies also take advantage of offshore drilling in these areas. Close proximity to bodies of water also gives people an opportunity to enjoy, floating, boating, fishing, and water sports. Lakes and rivers are popular destinations for people enjoying vacations and holiday weekends. According to boating resource websites, the ten most popular states for boating and water recreation are Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, New York, Louisiana, Washington, Delaware, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Unfortunately, boating accidents account for many of the injuries that happen in bodies of water. The majority of these boating accidents are caused by drivers that are under the influence. BUI accidents often result in serious injury and sometimes death since boats provide little external protection for passengers. The Boating Safety Resource Center (BSRC), a division of the U.S. Coast Guard, cites July as the most deadly month for boating accidents. The BSRC mentions that in addition to alcohol use, other common factors that contribute to boating crashes are operator inattention, operation inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and navigation rules violation.

Additional complications from boating often result from mechanical failure or defective parts. According to the website of Habush, Habush, and Rottier S.C. ®, whenever someone sustains a personal injury due to an accident, the recovery process can be expensive and frustrating. If injury occurs due to someone else’s negligence, injured parties can be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and time spent away from work. In these cases, people will hire a lawyer to claim the money that they deserve.

Repairing Risky Work Environments

Manufacturing companies span the continental United States. Many of the jobs offered by manufacturing companies require that their employees be physically active while working. The machinery used in factories is highly specialized and can be dangerous. Thus, the operators of the machinery must be educated in operating as well as physically competent.

Companies are responsible for educating their employees and providing a safe work environment. According to the website of the attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates, work-related injuries can result in injuries as severe as, brain injury, spinal word injury, amputation, and sometimes even death. The most common cause of workplace injury, however, is an unsafe professional environment. Asbestos was the most common material used for insulation in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Many manufacturing structures were first erected around this same time of industrial growth, so many older factories and manufacturing plants are inadvertently exposing their employees to asbestos.

In situations where asbestos is present, people in close proximity are subject to developing a specific type of cancer called mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is aggressive and hard to detect, so it’s important for property owners to make sure that their workspace isn’t insulated using asbestos or else they may be liable to covering the health costs of those affected.

In addition to asbestos, property owners should be mindful of the potential presence of lead paint and carbon monoxide. All of these contaminants are fairly easy to detect and correct. Some companies hire professional cleaners which offer full service pressure-cleaning amongst other services. Cleaners can help clean out superficial contaminants, but typically to remove asbestos and other toxic substances, structural measures need to be considered. Factories need to be shut down when removing asbestos which costs the company money, but ultimately saves the owner money in potential liability lawsuits.

Deepwater Horizon and the Gulf Oil Spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig was developed and built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2001. The rig was a semi-submersible offshore drilling structure owned by Swiss-based company, Transocean. In 2001 Transocean leased the Deepwater Horizon to BP. Their lease agreement was scheduled to last through mid-2013. In 2009, BP used the Deepwater Horizon to drill the deepest well in history, at a vertical depth of 35,050. The well was located in the Gulf of Mexico, close in proximity to the gulf coast of the continental United States. On April 20, 2010 methane gas from the well ignited and exploded, killing 11 workers on the rig. Of the 94 crew members rescued from the rig, 17 sustained an injury. The injured oil rig employees have the option of contacting a Massachusetts personal injury attorney in order to hold the company responsible for the injuries and trauma they’ve experienced as a result of what has been discovered to be negligence on the part of BP.

As teams executed clean-up initiatives, the well continued to gush into the gulf until September. Local and national efforts were made to contain the oil in order to protect tourist, fishing, and other gulf-related industries. Many people who aided in relief efforts experienced negative health consequences as a result of the chemicals in the water. Despite environmental efforts to protect the gulf region after the oil spill, BP is projected to pay around $90 billion in damages. In addition to paying reparations to families, businesses, and environmental organizations, BP also faced charges for manslaughter.

The process can be complicated for people trying to collect money from BP. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, when going through the claim process, if specific steps aren’t followed within a specific time frame, people can lose their eligibility for the money that is owed them. Many people affected by the gulf oil spill have relied on lawyers to advocate for them.