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Is your loved one a victim of nursing home abuse?

It was not easy for you to place your elderly loved one into a nursing home. But it was the only way you could ensure that they would receive the care and attention they need. Now that you are aware that nursing home abuse and negligence are common occurrences in Jackson, you are not so sure your relative is receiving the quality and scope of care they require. To ensure your elderly relative is in a safe and nurturing environment, you should learn how to recognize the signs of elderly abuse.

When a driver may be held liable for brake failure

When Mississippi motorists are involved in an accident that was caused by failing brakes, they may wonder who will be held responsible. Although the driver whose vehicle did not brake may be held liable on certain situations, there are a few other circumstances where that may not be the case.

Cargo safety to be the focus of International Roadcheck campaign

Tractor-trailers that have been pulled over for safety inspections could be a familiar sight on the roads of Mississippi in early June. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, a nonprofit organization, has announced that its annual 72-hour International Roadcheck safety blitz will begin on June 6, and the focus will be on cargo safety and securement. During 2016's inspection event, 62,796 commercial vehicles were inspected, and the CVSA suggests that truck drivers can expect a similar degree of scrutiny in early June.

How autonomous cars could change insurance

Some Mississippi motorists may be looking forward to the wide introduction of self-driving cars, and these are expected to make highways safer. Experts say autonomous cars will significantly reduce the incidence of accidents caused by human error, but there will still be potential for other types of incidents. For example, software in a car might malfunction and cause a crash. Safety features, such as collision avoidance systems, might fail.

Remote technology could improve opportunities for truck drivers

Commercial vehicle drivers in Mississippi and around the country may soon be able to perform delicate loading and unloading maneuvers from remote office locations thanks to technology developed by a San-Francisco-based startup technology company. Starsky Robotics has developed a remote control kit that can be retrofitted to conventional semi-tractor trailer fleets. The company claims that their system will provide additional employment opportunities for experienced truck drivers rather than less.

Increase car crash rates accompany daylight saving time

Many Mississippi residents lose sleep when the clocks shift forward for daylight saving time. While one hour of lost sleep does not seem like it would be a big change, it can actually prevent people from being as sharp and quick-minded as they normally are. In fact, there is actually evidence that daylight saving time could cause an increase in traffic accidents.

In a car accident? Know what to do to protect yourself

Getting into a car accident is nothing to take lightly, but it is also a fairly common occurrence, and most accidents do not result in substantial injuries. They can, though, and the trauma that accompanies an accident can make it difficult to think during the crucial moments after it happens. That is why it is important to make sure you know exactly what to do in the event you are in an accident.

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