January 2017 Archives

Amid spike in distracted-driving deaths, Apple sued for not implementing safety feature

A few months ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an initiative urging phone makers to include a "driver mode" in smartphones. The feature, similar to the airplane mode that has long existed in handheld devices, would block apps and features that distract drivers.

What is a no-zone?

A no-zone refers to an area around the truck wherein the majority of accidents occur. All motor vehicles have no-zones, in passenger cars they are referred to as "blind spots." No-zones are extremely dangerous because trucks are significantly larger and heavier than other motor vehicles, so any accident involving them almost inevitably results in severe injuries or fatalities. This post will discuss the four no-zones around tractor-trailer trucks (semi trucks or big rigs).

How does New Mexico rank when it comes to elder abuse protection?

It's not an easy decision to put a parent, grandparent or other family member in a nursing home or care facility, but there are times when it's the best course of action. And you do it trusting that the staff at the facility will do its best to provide your loved one with the medical care they deserve. In most cases, the nurses, the helpers and the administration truly care about the patients in their charge and the care they give reflects that. However, all too often our loved ones suffer abuse at the hands of their caretakers.

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