November 2019 Archives

How to avoid drowsiness behind the wheel

Every year in Ohio and across the U.S., drowsy driving leads to some 6,000 fatal car crashes. Lack of sleep is not the only culprit; drivers may suffer from an undiagnosed sleep disorder or take medications that cause drowsiness. Shift work and alcohol consumption also contribute to this alarming trend. Below are some tips that drivers can consider to avoid drowsiness behind the wheel.

Is your employer denying the leave you need under the FMLA?

For many employers, one of the most important metrics for the reliability and usefulness of an employee is their attendance at work. Those who are habitually late for work or who consistently call in sick for minor reasons can leave the company struggling to cover their responsibilities. As a result, many employers have relatively stringent rules regarding requesting time off and the obligation to provide medical documentation for any impromptu missed days.

Damages caused by distracted driving approaching costs of DUI

Drivers in Ohio must constantly guard against distractions that take their attention off the road. Cellphones, dashboard touchscreens, interactions with passengers and other accidents represent leading sources of driver distraction. Due to the prevalence of these distractions, distracted driving accidents have become increasingly commonplace. The financial toll taken by distracted driving crashes has reached $40 million per year. The damages are second only to accidents resulting from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which produce $44 million in damages annually.

How to avoid accidents when driving in winter

Winter poses a lot of challenges to drivers in Ohio, especially with the roads becoming icy and snowy and reducing traction. All the same, drivers are expected to stay safe and keep out of accidents. With the following tips, they can do just that with not much difficulty. It all begins with slowing down so as to retain as much traction as possible.

Amusement park injury linked to operator error

When people visit Ohio amusement parks or outdoor attractions, they expect a day of fun. However, some parents may experience a nightmare if they or their children are injured due to a negligent property owner. One 10-year-old boy who was seriously injured at a zip line attraction was hurt due to a mistake made by the attraction's operator, reported state officials. The boy was not secured safely to his harness at the time of the accident at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Lakeland, Florida. The boy was using an indoor zip line, which is intended to carry one person around a track inside the park.

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