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What are the signs of nursing home abuse?

Thanks to modern medicine and the tendency to live an active lifestyle, Americans are living longer than ever. Because of this, individuals in Kentucky and elsewhere must take the time to plan for their care later in life. For some families, this means family members taking care of aging loved ones. In some cases, nursing homes are designated where a loved one will live and be cared for in their old age. But, choosing a nursing home comes with its own perils, like nursing home abuse.

3 signs you can file a lawsuit for your workplace injury

If you get hurt at work, you are not alone. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were over 40,000 nonfatal work injuries in Kentucky in 2016. You may assume your only course of action in this situation is to file a workers' compensation claim. However, you may be able to get more money to cover the consequences of your workplace injury.

18 students injured in Kentucky bus crash

During the weekday, students often rely on school buses to transport them to and from their home and school. While this is a very common and relatively safe way to travel to and from school, these large vehicles can present some dangers on the roadways. They do not maneuver the same way as smaller vehicles, require more distance to stop and they have large blind spots. Bus drivers are tasked with driving these vehicles safely and according to current regulations. Additionally, other motorists are required to follow the rules of the road and obey and additional rules when traveling near school buses.

The dangers of drowsy driving

We all get tried from time to time. Whether it is a rough nights sleep, you are up late working on a deadline or are ill, it can be tough to get through the day when you do not get enough sleep. Lack o sleep can show in our social interactions and work productivity. It can also impact our abilities to do some activities, such as driving a motor vehicle. In fact, getting behind the wheel when you are drowsy is considered to be rather risky and could be even more dangerous than drunk driving.

How does truck driving fatigue impact HOS laws?

Large trucks, such as semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks are essential for intrastate and interstate commerce to be successful. Thus, many motorists often share the road with many of these vehicles traveling long and short distances. Truck drivers are trained to safely operate these vehicles and to follow federal trucking regulations. Despite this training, truck drivers are compelled to work long hours to make more money and to comply with a trucking companies need to meet deadlines.

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