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Uber issues incomplete incident report

Uber, not surprisingly, gives itself passing grades in its accident report on fatal crashes. The report says Uber’s overall fatality rate per mile is about half the national average. Uber found 97 fatal crashes and 107 total deaths combined for 2017 and 2018. For 2017, that’s about 0.59 fatalities per 100 million miles. The numbers...

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Wheel detachments are rare but catastrophic

When we think about traffic crashes, being struck by a wheel is one of the last things that comes to mind. While it's typically rare, wheel detachments on high-speed roadways can be catastrophic. Wheels can detach from small cars and large commercial trucks. On major interstates, wheels can shoot across several lanes at a rapid...

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Driver hurt by concrete pipes that fell off a truck

Road debris caused by unsecured loads causes thousands of collisions each year. When heavy debris breaks loose from a large commercial truck, the consequences can be catastrophic. Crashes may occur on high-speed roadways, as drivers attempt to swerve to avoid hitting the debris. In many cases, large cargo falls on or collides with a car,...

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Nursing Home Mogul Convicted for Largest Medicare Fraud Scheme Ever by DOJ -- $1.3B

In April, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the largest healthcare fraud scheme it has ever charged. Philip Esformes of Miami Beach, Florida was found guilty for the role he played in a fraud scheme involving more than 1.3 billion in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims. He was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison....

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Alabama attorney offers a stark warning about the spread of Candida auris in nursing homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Candida auris (C. auris) is a highly contagious drug-resistant fungus that primarily infects hospital patients. It enters the bloodstream, spreads throughout the body, and is very difficult to treat. The disease was first identified in Japan in 2009, but researchers believe it may date back...

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New Study: Back Seat No Longer the Safest

If you're often a back-seat passenger in a car, you may think you're in a safe place in the event of a frontal collision. You may assume you're less likely to make contact with the dashboard or windshield, and the seats in front of you act as a buffer. This assumption is very common. Due...

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Alabama Attorneys Discuss the Disturbing Trend of Abuse and Neglect of Medicare Beneficiaries

Residents across Alabama place a great deal of trust in nursing home facilities. Sometimes that trust is broken when residents are injured or become ill due to the negligent actions of staff members and administrators. What's worse, many incidents are never tracked, documented, or reported to law enforcement. The Department of Health and Human Services...

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Large Truck Crashes Take Deadly Toll on U.S. and Alabama Roads

Fatal crashes involving large trucks have been on the rise over the past decade, according to a recent report in the Denver Post citing federal statistics. Fatal crashes involving large trucks in the United States jumped an alarming 42 percent from 2009-2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. In Alabama, deaths ranged from a...

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An Alabama Attorney Offers the Best Ideas to Prevent Traffic Fatalities

Automotive technology is advancing at a rapid rate. In fact, most new vehicles come standard with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which include safety features designed to prevent crashes. Other emerging technologies, such as vehicle-to-vehicle communication and self-driving cars, aren't too far off. Despite technological advances, an unnecessarily high number of people are dying on...

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