When you take the precaution of wearing a helmet while riding your motorcycle along Georgia's scenic roads and highways, naturally you're going to believe the helmet will protect you if you're in an accident. A helmet that's federally regulated for safety can greatly reduce the chance of serious injury or death from a head impact . However, there's a specific group of helmets that is growing in popularity, and many bikers may not even realize they offer little to no protection during a crash.
With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it's a good time to bring up one of the most common ways drivers get distracted on the road today. Texting while driving, and even talking on cell phones, are major causes of car accidents in Georgia as well as the rest of the country.
Speeding vehicles pose a great danger to pedestrians on busy roads, especially those who work around traffic to help others cross and navigate the roads safely. Car accidents and hit-and-runs have caused countless injuries and deaths for Georgia pedestrians. The laws and criminal charges against drivers who injure pedestrians and bicyclists are steep, since pedestrians have so little defense against vehicles barreling in their direction.
Parents have every right to expect a safe place for their children to play at parks and fast food play areas in Georgia. Incidents do occasionally happen when a child is injured or sickened from a dangerous property condition. This opens the possibility of a premises liability case, which parents have the right to pursue in order to receive compensation for medical expenses or other consequences of the accident.
Businesses have a responsibility to provide safe products to their customers. Not only does a company face serious lawsuits if their products cause consumer injury, but company officials and employees can be charged with criminal offenses if it was proven that they knowingly provided dangerous or defective products to the public.
A recent product recall shows how some rebuilt, refurbished or defective products can create a risk for consumer injury or death if the products are not manufactured according to federal safety laws. About 1,500 mattresses that have been sold in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for not meeting federal flammability standards.
In an increasingly global economy, more and more products are being imported to the U.S. from foreign markets. Children's toys are no exception to this rule. In fact, the U.S. imports more than 30,000 tons of foreign-made toys each year, accounting for 95 percent of all toys sold here. According to a report by the American Association of Justice, this flood of imported toys has coincided with a marked increase in the number of child injuries and deaths every year. Unfortunately, they say, the Consumer Product Safety Commission may be ill equipped to handle this influx of dangerous toys.
A new study has found evidence that commercial drivers might lie about sleep apnea problems because they are fearful of losing their job.
Many parents use the popular Bumbo seat to help their babies sit up by themselves. The single piece of molded foam wraps around the baby's back, and the seat includes leg holes. While babies can sit in the seats without support, they are able to move. If the seats are placed on raised surfaces such as a tables or countertops, infants placed in the seats could fall out, posing a risk of injuries.
Surgical mesh is a product that is used to support weakened tissue. It is often used in cases of pelvic prolapse or for hernia repair. Some severe wounds are also treated with the mesh. Medline Industries, Inc. headquartered in northern Chicago is a supplier of the product.