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November 2014 Archives

Traumatic Brain Injury - Social Filters

People suffering from a traumatic brain injury can suffer damage to the prefrontal cortex or frontal lobes causing their "social filter" to be defective. The prefrontal cortex is located in the front of the brain. This area of the brain regulates behavior. This part of the brain acts as a social filter governing social control, suppressing emotional urges, sexual urges, and outbursts.

Avoiding Rhode Island motorcoach crashes

Hiring a motorcoach company may be a great way to go on vacation or travel for an event without having the hassle of having to drive there. However, it is important to choose wisely when selecting a motorcoach company. For instance, a reputable company will be registered with the Department of Transportation and carry at least $5 million in liability insurance. Travelers may ask to see a company's MCS-90 form to ensure that proper coverage is maintained.

Facts and liability issues regarding pedestrian accidents

In Rhode Island and around the country, almost 5,000 pedestrians are fatally injured annually after being struck by a vehicle, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The report further stated that in 2012, about 76,000 pedestrians who were involved in an auto-related accident were injured. Moreover, each year thousands of pedestrians experience an injury from poorly maintained roads, sidewalks and walkways.

Legal remedies for car accident victims in Rhode Island

Thousands of Rhode Island residents are killed or suffer serious injuries each year in road traffic accidents. While some of these accidents may be unavoidable, many others are caused by distracted, impaired or reckless drivers. If you have been injured in a traffic accident caused by the negligent actions of another, you may have civil remedies available to you.

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