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How many truck crashes are caused by drugs and alcohol?

On this blog, many of the factors that lead to large truck accidents have been discussed, from fatigue and speeding to poor road conditions and blind spots, among other causes. However, intoxication due to alcohol or drug use is especially concerning and may lead to a fatal accident in New London that never should have happened. For trucking companies, truck drivers and all others on Connecticut roads, it is helpful to know how common these types of accidents are.

Statistics on cell phones and traffic accidents

On a daily basis, traffic accidents that involve drivers who were distracted result in over 1,160 injuries and eight fatalities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Across the country, distracted driving takes many forms, whether a driver takes his or her eyes off the road to change the radio station or converse with others in the vehicle. However, cell phones are particularly problematic in New London, and on roads across the state of Connecticut.

Fatigue, fatalities and other truck crash statistics

On a daily basis, far too many Americans are involved in large truck collisions. Tragically, these accidents claim lives, but they also cause permanent injuries and result in many other hardships for victims and their loved ones. In New London, Connecticut, and on roads all over the country, people should realize how prevalent these incidents are and immediately review their options if they are ever involved in a crash.

Moving forward after a misdiagnosis

As a patient, you likely expect that medical professionals will do their best to take care of you and know what they are doing. Unfortunately, in New London, Connecticut, and across the U.S., more people will likely have their lives upended because of a physician’s misdiagnosis. At Beebe and O’Neil, our law firm knows the myriad of setbacks that victims of this serious problem may endure and we believe that medical professionals must be held accountable for their actions.

What is the most common type of nursing home abuse?

Each day, elderly people are subjected to various types of nursing home abuse. Whether you live in a nursing home, are considering moving into a facility or have a loved one who is a nursing home resident, it is essential to keep an eye out for nursing home abuse. Sadly, this remains a serious issue for people in New London, Connecticut, and in communities throughout the whole country. Unfortunately, some residents and families fail to address instances of mistreatment in nursing homes, which underlines the importance of identifying abuse.

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