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Four Items You Should Always Have In Your Vehicle

People often prepare for vehicle emergencies before heading on a long trip or vacation, but they often put less effort into preparing for everyday driving mishaps. Yet, there are certain items you should not be without in your vehicle, no matter how far you are traveling. Jumper Cables One of the most annoying things that…

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4 Times You Should Consider Speaking With An Injury Lawyer

When you become injured during an accident, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is if you need to hire an attorney. If you live in Columbia, and you are asking yourself this question, here are 4 times that you should start looking into hiring a Columbia injury lawyer. Long-Term or Permanent Injuries If the injury…

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Bicycle Safety Tips All Riders Need To Follow

Recently, a bicyclist was hit and killed in Cayce. The bicyclist was traveling along a road that does not have a bike lane but that bicyclists commonly use. While bicycling can be a healthy and enjoyable way to get to and from places, it is important for bicyclists to use proper precaution, especially when traveling…

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The South Carolina Collateral Source Rule

Individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of another party’s negligence will often receive more unsolicited advice than they know what to do with. One piece of advice that is sometimes heard is that you cannot recover damages for your injuries if your insurance company or some other source is already providing reimbursement. This…

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Examining Forklift Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning isn’t limited to idling cars in closed garages or using unventilated home heaters that burn a fuel. It can happen anywhere when combustion gases accumulate in a poorly ventilated environment. The very same homeowner who diligently installs CO detectors in his home could face the danger at work. This hazard often…

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Contingency Fees And What You Should Expect About Payment

One thing that a lot of people don’t understand about Columbia car accident lawyers is that they often work on a contingency basis. Although the term might seem confusing, it’s actually quite simple — you don’t have to pay the lawyer until you get paid, and if you don’t win your case, your lawyer won’t get paid at all. There…

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Discussing Workplace Ladder Safety

Ladders are simple to use and among the most common of workplace tools. Despite its simplicity, injuries from ladder falls are all too common. According to the CDC, falls from ladders account for 81% of fall injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments. Among the reasons for this statistic are that workers underestimate the dangers of…

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Explaining Safe Braking Techniques

Your brakes are vital to the safe operation of your car. When used incorrectly, they often contribute to or cause accidents. Good braking technique is not only about how to use your brakes, it is also about knowing when and when not to use them. In normal situations and ideal road surface conditions, using your…

How Loose Objects in a Car Become Deadly Missiles

How Loose Objects In A Car Become Deadly Missiles

Responsible motorists use their seat belts because they understand the kind of harm that flying into a dashboard at 60 mph can do. Parents also protect their infants from the same danger by using child safety seats. At the same time however, they use the passenger areas of their cars for carrying their computers, smart…

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An In Depth Look At The Dangers Of Hypothermia

Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. When your body loses more heat than it can generate, your core temperature drops. If nothing is done to stop this you will experience hypothermia symptoms that get progressively worse. The First Stages of Hypothermia Convulsive shivering Slurred speech Lethargy Loss of coordination Confusion…