Posts from February 2013.

Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation, publishes a comprehensive review of motor vehicle crashes that occurred throughout the nation. Called the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), the report typically lags about a year behind. For example, the most recent FARS, published in December 2012, covers the year 2011. The 2012 FARS is expected to be finalized in the fall of this year.

The good news is that, in 2011 ...

Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disease shortens the average life expectancy by 13 years. The average person diagnosed with mesothelioma can expect to live just one year following the diagnosis. Each year, 2,500 to 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos is a mineral. Its fibers are resistant to heat and, therefore, were used in insulation products, as well as brakes, shingles and other ...

A recent tour bus crash in California that so far has claimed eight lives is a disastrous example of what can go tragically wrong when many potential commercial vehicle dangers come into play.

While the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the fatal accident, several facts have been documented in media reports. On the night of February 3, a bus carrying 38 people was traveling down a Southern California mountain two-lane road after a ski outing. The bus lost control, hit an automobile ...


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