Year: 2012

On Monday, the government announced that traffic related accidents which resulted in death continued on its historic decline and fell to its lowest level since 1949 according to a USA Today report. In 2011, a total of 32,367 people died as a result of a traffic related accident. This stat includes pedestrians…

Dr. April Pettit is an infectious disease specialist in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt University. When a patient of hers wasn’t responding standard treatments, she was concerned. After these standard treatments didn’t work, she spoke with the family of the patient. Through these discussions she found out that the patient had…

The following in a press release from the Social Security Administration on the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2013. In a nutshell, If you receive Social Security disability benefits, your monthly payment will increase in January of 2013 by 1.7 percent. If you would like more information on the Cost of…

Yesterday, on our Facebook page, we posted an article from the Charlotte Observer about the expansion of the North Carolina Move Over Law which went into effect on October 1st. As a recap, the North Carolina “Move Over” Law was expanded to include utility and maintenance crews including tow trucks…

A newspaper’s in-depth examination of businesses that cheat workers by skimping on insurance coverage might spur important reforms, says workers’ compensation lawyer Ben Cochran of Hardison & Cochran. The Raleigh News &Observer recently published an investigative series called “The Ghost Workers”about businesses that cheat by misclassifying workers and buying a…

Yesterday, Wall Street 24/7 released an article that breaks down approximately 30,000 complaints from consumers about the safety of their vehicle. The article features the top 10 complaint receivers by the make of the car relative to the number vehicles sold. For more information on how this data was compiled,…