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October 2016 | Devact

Examining a very real Halloween danger for children

Posted in Personal injury on Fri October 28, 2016



It may seem hard to believe, but Halloween is now less than a week away. This means that come Monday night, streets and sidewalks across North Carolina will be filled with costumed children of all ages looking to collect as much candy as possible.

While there is no disputing the fun of Halloween for children, it can’t be overlooked that October 31 does present some potential dangers of which parents should be aware. For example, there is always the danger of inattentive or speeding motorists,

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Government cracks down on nursing home arbitration provisions

Posted in Personal injury on Thu October 27, 2016



Nursing homes are facilities that are supposed to provide our loved ones with needed care. Finding the right nursing home is not an easy task. Meeting the criteria needed for your loved one and finding an opening within a desired facility are common obstacles. Once the right home and an opening is found, residents and loved ones may not push back against requirements listed in the admission contract.

One such requirement is under scrutiny by the federal government.

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OSHA identifies top ten violations for 2016

Posted in Workers' Compensation on Fri October 21, 2016



Regardless of the sector in which they work, most employees take it for granted that their employer has their best interests in mind when it comes to safeguarding their safety. Indeed, they understandably assume that they’ve been provided with the necessary training and safety equipment, and that they’re covered by the necessary safety protocols.

The unfortunate reality, however, is that this trust on the part of employees is often misplaced, as employers frequently err when it comes to safety-related issues —

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Motor vehicle accident fatalities increase by highest rate in fifty years

Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on Mon October 17, 2016



Cars are getting safer, educational signs about the dangers of distracted and drunk driving abound and yet deaths due to car accidents experienced a striking increase last year. What resulted in this jump?

The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently dug into this issue, examining both the data behind fatal accidents throughout the country as well as contributing factors.

Looking at the data: How many fatal car crashes in 2015?

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