Top 10 Most Common OSHA Violations

Unsafe work conditions may be present in almost any type of workplace. Companies are required by OSHA to maintain safe working practices. However, there are often many violations that go overlooked by management that could cause serious injury to employees. Therefore, it is the duty of the worker to report any unsafe work conditions they […]

How to Identify and Report OSHA Violations Within the Workplace

In any work environment, it is crucial to your health and well-being to feel safe in your workplace. Sometimes, however, a workplace may seem safer than it really is. Over 14 workers are killed every year and roughly 2,500 employees are injured while working in a seemingly safe environment. In order for employees to protect […]

3 Ways for Truck Drivers to Maintain Road Safety & Avoid Collisions

As a commercial truck driver, your primary goal is to travel from one location to another safely and efficiently. But with the number of semi-truck related collisions and fatalities rising, drivers must be sure to take extra precautions while operating large vehicles. Although the majority of truck collisions are caused by non-commercial vehicles, there are […]

How to Avoid Slip and Fall Injuries

In many workplaces, the floor is the most dangerous area. “Slips, trips, and falls” or “slip and fall” injuries account for almost 30% of all workers’ compensation claims in the US (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 report). So how can you create a safer work environment for yourself and your coworkers? Here are a few […]

Are You Too Tired to Drive? Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

There are many reasons why you might be tired while driving. Everything from medications to late nights to young children can affect your ability to be alert and attentive on the road. But drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Even falling asleep for just 4-5 seconds (called “microsleep”) is enough time […]

3 Risks of Drowsy Drivers

Maybe you stayed up too late last night. Maybe you have kids that make sleep seem like an elusive luxury. Maybe you have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea or insomnia. Or maybe you just finished a long shift at work or a full day at the beach. In each of these cases and more, […]

Key Differences Between 18-Wheeler and Car Collisions

Many people may think that a case involving a collision with an 18-wheeler or commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is not much different than a collision involving other large vehicles. However, there are several factors that make a collision with an 18-wheeler more complex than most other road crashes. 1. Size and impact The most obvious […]

How to Prevent a Car Crash

This last year, South Carolina’s roads witnessed 408 fatal car crashes. Drunk and distracted drivers caused a significant number of these crashes. Every year, distractions cause 1 in every 5 collisions where somebody is injured. Every year, crashes injure around 3 million people in the US. Crashes happen everywhere. So how do you prevent them? […]

3 Ways to be a Proactive Driver

When you were first learning how to drive, your parent or instructor probably drilled you on how to be a “defensive” driver. But, as we’ve established with the difference between the terms “accident” and “collision,” the words we use affect how we think about a topic. In that case, is “defensive” driving the term we […]

Is Your Car Wreck an “Accident” or a “Collision”?

Good communication requires being mindful of the words we use. In a legal setting, word choice is critical, whether written or spoken. For instance, when talking about an auto collision, many people refer to the event as an “accident.” The word “accident” refers to intent. And though it is true that very few auto wrecks […]

How a Gap in Treatment Affects Your Personal Injury Claim

After an auto collision, you have filed the police report, exchanged insurance information with the other driver, and have called someone to pick you up. What is your next step? For most people, all they can think about is getting home–and we understand! A collision, even a minor or moderate incident, can be shocking, emotional, […]

3 Tips for Taking Photos After a Collision

You’ve just experienced an auto collision and your thoughts are swirling. What’s next? What should you do? My key piece of advice: Take photos of the collision to preserve visual proof for insurance and legal purposes. Here are three tips for preserving evidence. 1. Take photos before vehicles are moved or debris is cleaned up. […]