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What Are the Most Common Infections in Nursing Homes?

Published on May 19, 2022 at 9:16 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

What Are the Most Common Infections in Nursing Homes

The decision to put a family member in a nursing home is a painstaking one for many families. They worry about their incapacitated or elderly loved ones feeling abandoned by them. They also worry about the quality of care they’re going to receive at these facilities’ hands, especially given the high resident-to-staff ratios.

Many families will spend significant time researching then visiting these facilities before ultimately deciding to commit to a particular nursing or assisted living facility. They do that to minimize the chances of their loved one experiencing health declines, such as contracting an infection.

There are some infections that nursing home residents have to worry about contracting more than others. A discussion of these and how they may shed light on abuse or neglect that’s happening at your loved one’s facility will be unpacked below.

How To Avoid Spring Wildlife Collisions

Published on May 19, 2022 at 9:09 pm in Auto Accidents.

How to Avoid Spring Wildlife Collisions

After months of cold temperatures, snow, and ice, the resurgence of warm weather in spring often comes as a relief. This season is marked by wildflowers and greenery, as well as more and more sightings of Pennsylvania’s wide array of wildlife.

All these signs of spring can be a welcoming indication that the long winter months are soon to be far behind. Longer days with more hours of sunlight are not necessarily a guarantee that you will be safer behind the wheel, though. While driving is certainly safer during daylight hours, as wildlife becomes more active, they can create additional daytime driving hazards.

If you’re worried about spring wildlife collisions, Shrager & Sachs has compiled their best tips for avoiding crashes when there are animals on the road.

How Can Allergies Affect Drivers?

Published on Apr 14, 2022 at 12:41 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Allergies can range from a minor annoyance to a major inconvenience. The most common allergy symptoms can also be easily confused for those associated with the common cold, which may leave some allergy-sufferers unsure of what is really going on inside their bodies.

Will Insurance Cover Truck Accident Injuries?

Published on Mar 29, 2022 at 4:02 pm in Truck Accidents.

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National Safety Council (NSC) data shows that an estimated 118,000 truck-involved crashes resulted in injuries in 2019. These collisions resulted in over 4,000 fatalities.

Many Philadelphia motorists fear sharing the road with truckers, and with good reason. The injuries that result from crashes involving an 18-wheeler and passenger vehicle tend to be particularly catastrophic.

Safety Tips for Driving in High-Speed Winds

Published on Mar 25, 2022 at 11:26 pm in Auto Accidents.

Safety Tips for Driving in High-Speed Winds
Pennsylvania drivers might not think of high-speed winds as an everyday driving hazard. The Keystone State does, in fact, have its share of high wind events. Last year, 2021, was a record-breaking year for Pennsylvania tornadoes, as nine twisters touched down in the western part of the state. During the same year, Hurricane Ida brought massive wind damage to our state and caused the Schuylkill River to reach a height of over 17 feet.

As we look forward with hope to safer driving weather in 2022, we want to encourage all PA drivers to know the steps to driving safely during high winds. Wind speeds of even 30 mph can begin to pose serious risks to motorists. With increasingly higher wind speeds come increasingly greater dangers to drivers, especially motorcyclists and operators of large vans, buses, and trucks. Let’s all be better prepared next time high-speed winds rip through our cities and counties.

What Speed Is Safest for Driving in Snow?

Published on Mar 19, 2022 at 1:23 am in Auto Accidents.

What Speed Is Safest for Driving in Snow
Winter weather can be magical when you have the opportunity to stay home with a warm, comforting beverage. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania does not stop for a bit of snow, which means you’re probably still going to work, dropping kids off at school, or running errands.

Driving in snow is hazardous. You should always slow down when you’re behind the wheel and there is snow on the roads. But exactly how much slower should we all be driving? Read on for tips about finding the safest speed for driving in the snow.

What Are the Front Seat Requirements in Pennsylvania?

Published on Feb 11, 2022 at 10:22 pm in Auto Accidents.

What Are the Front Seat Requirements in Pennsylvania
The unfortunate reality is that millions of children are involved in car accidents in the United States each year. For more than roughly 1.5 million children, injuries are sustained that may have been prevented or minimized with the proper use of car seats or booster seats. Proper use includes following age, weight, and height limits. It also includes installing them properly in the vehicle. In many auto accents, even older children who no longer require a booster seat may have been safer in the second row. In fact, they may have been required by law to sit in the second row.

Has your child recently been involved in a car accident while sitting in the front seat? Did you cause an accident that resulted in injury to a child who was sitting in the front row? You understandably have many concerns related to the incident. A closer look at Pennsylvania’s child auto safety and car seat laws will help you to determine where liability lies and what penalties you may face because of the incident. However, you should always consult with an attorney to learn more about your rights and possible penalties related to a specific incident.

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