Most people know that driving in the snow can be dangerous. However, few understand just how dangerous it can be. More than 1,300 Americans are killed in auto accidents involving snow, ice, or slush every year. Another 116,000 are injured every year. Safety should be a top priority when driving in snowy conditions. On that note, here are five useful safety tips when driving in conditions that are less than optimal.

Over the past year, our Monsees & Mayer attorneys and staff traveled across the country and spent thousands of hours investigating scenes, interviewing witnesses and experts, and doing whatever it takes to advocate for our clients. We resolved cases involving sexual misconduct by church personnel, bad faith claims against insurance companies, injuries and deaths due to defective hunting equipment and firearms, negligent personnel in...

It is sometimes difficult to tell if the elderly are being abused, but it's expected that if you place a loved one in a nursing home that they will be cared for by the staff. Not taking care of the residents, abusing them or exploiting them financially is unacceptable. If that does happen to a loved one, it's the basis for a nursing home negligence claim that you may want to start.

Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, are sores that develop on the skin because of pressure caused by lying in one position. People that go through certain medical procedures can be especially susceptible to them, so staff at care centers need to be attentive to the risk of bedsores and alleviate any pressure buildup. If the staff at a care center is negligent in these duties, there can be dire consequences.

Every year, children are injured in firearm accidents that happen in the home. These accidents can be deadly and even in cases where everyone survives, they can lead to serious injures, such as brain injuries. These may never heal fully and could leave a child injured and impaired for the rest of his or her life.

Group homes have certain expectations from and responsibilities to the families of their residents, such as providing medical care when/if necessary and improving their quality of life. When a group home fails in this aspect, it can unfortunately have fatal consequences. Mitchell Boles, 52, lived at a state-run center for the developmentally disabled in Pauls Valley for 40 years. In January...

In order to avoid nursing home neglect and even abuse, it can be helpful to carefully scout potential homes before making a decision. Experts warn that you don't want to rush and make this decision too quickly, without really weighing all of the pros and cons, looking for any signs of neglect with other residents or the facility, getting to...

The Chimparoo Baby Carriers by L'echarpe Porte-bonheaur have been recalled because of a potential fall hazard. The recall was announced on the thirteenth of October. This recall involves Chimparoo brand Trek baby carriers that allow the user to carry a baby tummy to tummy, on the hip or on the back. The 100% twill fabric carriers were sold in 18 solid,...

Texting and driving is most often referred to ask "distracted driving," and it certainly is. The reason this is a problem is that texting requires a person to look away from the road and at his or her phone. This could take just a second, but it often takes longer. In some cases, people drive hundreds of feet -- the...

We've reported many times about lawsuits filed against police offices after people were sexually assaulted by officers on duty. Unfortunately, we have another case involving a woman who was raped while in the custody of the police. A federal jury has awarded a former Hollis woman $6.5 million after finding the Harmon County sheriff failed in his duties to prevent her...