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November 2017 Archives

How to avoid medication impairment and car accidents

One issue that has a significant impact on motorist safety in Evansville area is driver impairment. You may think that the only substances that can cause impairment are alcohol and illegal narcotics. But some prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines can cause drivers to respond in the same way, acting intoxicated and making poor judgment calls when they are on the roads. 

Federal agency criticizes other vehicle safety regulators

Motorists and passengers in Indiana and across the country rely on federal agencies to prevent commercial vehicle accidents. A federal National Transportation Safety Board report issued this month is unusual because the NTSB faulted another agency, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, for taking inadequate measures to keep unsafe carriers from the highways.

Fatigue and traffic flow blamed for bus deaths

Drivers of buses and other vehicles that transport passengers must be healthy and alert as a safety precaution. Otherwise, passengers and other motorists may become victims of deadly commercial vehicle accidents. In one case, the National Transportation Safety Board found that fatigued drivers were partially responsible for an accident that led to 13 fatalities and 31 injuries in a 2016 crash in California.

3 common causes of wrongful death

Nothing is more precious than life, and it is every person’s responsibility to act with an awareness of the lives around them. Unfortunately, negligence and deliberate disregard lead to fatalities in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this number is as high as 135,928 every year. These fatal, unintentional injuries are only made more tragic by the fact that they might have been prevented.

What are grandparents' rights in Indiana?

One family law issue in Indiana is the right of grandparents to visit or have custody of their grandchildren. Grandparents' rights in Indiana, like many other states, are limited. Grandparents may ask for visitation with their grandchildren when one parent is dead, the parent's are divorced or the child was born to unmarried parents.

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