October 2012 Archives

Did neglect lead to resident's death outside nursing home?

A 94-year-old woman remembered for her deep devotion to her church, friends and family died recently when the wheelchair in which she was sitting rolled down a hill. The accident which occurred outside of a nursing home where the woman was a resident is currently under investigation and has raised questions related to nursing home neglect and negligence.

Failure to see motorcycle results in fatality

Individuals who own motorcycles often recall instances where they narrowly escaped being involved in a crash or collision. Due to their size, speed and ability to easily maneuver through traffic, motorcycles can be difficult for other motorists to see. When a driver fails to see a motorcyclist, the resulting motorcycle accident can result in serious injuries and even death.

Two die, four injured in car accident on Alabama Interstate

Drivers who travel along Alabama's Interstates during the early morning hours often face conditions that may increase the likelihood that they'll be involved in a car accident. Alabama State Troopers recently released information related to a multiple car accident that occurred around 5:45 a.m. in which two individuals lost their lives.

Head-on truck and car collision leaves one dead, two injured

Motor vehicle crashes often result in those involved sustaining injuries. Often the impact of the car accident is a main contributing factor to common car accident injuries such as head and neck trauma, broken bones and contusions. Other times, objects either in the cab of a car or truck or materials being transported may contribute to serious or even fatal injuries.

Brain injuries common after accidents

October is official National Brain Injury Awareness Month and provides a good opportunity to take a moment to better understand brain injuries and how those with brain injuries are impacted. Each year an estimated 1.7 million Americans are impacted by a brain injuries. Of these, approximately 52,000 will die.

Aging drivers may result in more car accidents in Alabama

As drivers in the baby boomer generation age, Alabama and other states across the nation face many questions and concerns related to a variety of societal matters. Costs and quality issues associated with nursing home care, medical care and social security are all hot button issues when looking at the baby boomer population. The growing number of elderly drivers and the problems they pose to public safety and increases in accidents are also an important consideration.

Alabaster nursing home under increased watch after video; firings

Nursing homes are an integral part of our healthcare system in Alabama and the rest of the country. When we place loved ones in the care of these facilities, we rightly expect that they will be getting the best care possible, free of risks from malnutrition, infections or physical assaults.

Breeder's dogs put down after two kill neighbor

Thirty three Rottweilers seized from a Saint Clair County home will be euthanized after two of the animals wrongful death an 82 year-old neighbor last month. Police and animal control officers sent out to collect the dogs say they were met with fierce lunging and barking as the Rotweilers tried to break out of their cages and attack. The county prosecutor asked a court to order the dogs destruction because, "they were raised in an environment that created basically a murder weapon."

New system aims to crackdown on uninsured Alabama motorists

In 2000, the Alabama state Legislature passed a law requiring all Alabama motorists to have liability insurance. Despite the law, however, state officials estimate that roughly 22 percent of Alabamans don't have car insurance. When these drivers are involved in car accidents, the financial implications impact insured drivers and the state as a whole.

Alabama ranks fifth in nation for fatal teen car accidents

Alabama parents of teen drivers often joke about their child's poor driving practices. Lack of experience behind the wheel and an overall laissez faire attitude often makes riding in a car with a teen driver more than a little nerve wracking. While parents may joke about their teen's driving behaviors, in reality the large number of teens involved and killed in car accidents is no joking matter.

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