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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…

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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…

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Six Common Reasons People Speed While Driving

Nearly every driver is aware that speeding is dangerous. They are taught this fact in their driver’s education course before getting their license and have doubtless heard plenty of public safety messages stating this. Yet, they continue to speed and contribute to the yearly carnage of speeding related fatalities. Why do they do this? As…

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Three Mistakes Injured Workers Make After Work Accidents

When you get hurt on the job, you need workers’ compensation to make ends meet. This compensation will help keep the lights on, and your family fed until you can get back to work. Unfortunately, receiving the workers’ compensation you deserve is often difficult. Insurance companies will do everything necessary to keep you from your benefits. Here…

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Work Zone Safety: Must Know Information For The Road

The smooth and efficient interstate travel that everyone takes for granted would not be possible without the maintenance and construction done in work zones. This is why motorists should not feel frustrated or impatient when driving through them. In truth, most work zones do not add significantly to your overall commute time because they are deliberately set…

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