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The effects of alcohol on your system and your driving abilities

Rhode Island readers know alcohol affects people in different ways, and a person does not have to go over the legal limit of .08 percent to be intoxicated. In fact, a person could be unable to drive safely after just one or two drinks. Every driver is responsible for understanding his or her limits and knowing when he or she should not be behind the wheel.

Cellphone addiction is real and could lead to your injury

Car accidents can take place due to any number of circumstances. Some of those conditions may seem out of the control of travelers, such as weather or medical emergencies. However, too many crashes are caused by the negligence of drivers, and distractions play a major role in contributing to driver negligence and recklessness.

What benefits will you receive after a work accident?

When a Rhode Island worker suffers an injury in a work accident, he or she could be eligible for financial support through the employer's workers' compensation insurance. The specific types of benefits that a person could receive depend on the nature of the injury and his or her specific needs.

How to recognize dog attacks BEFORE they happen

Dogs are not that different from humans. They have their moods. Sometimes they feel cuddly or playful, and other times they’re crabby and want to defend their territory. The difference with dogs, though, is they are animals without our self-restraint. So they are more likely to bite or attack when threatened than civilized people would be.

Was driver fatigue the reason the tractor-trailer hit you?

Tens of thousands of pounds of steel barreling down a Rhode Island highway out of control: That is a frightening situation if you're in a nearby vehicle. When you share the road with tractor-trailers, the risk of collision may increase if a truck operator has been burning the candle at both ends and driving while fatigued. 

What should you do when faced with a wrong-way driver?

Every driver with some experience understands how easy it is to lose focus while driving. Between the familiarity that comes from driving the same roads day after day to the multi-tasking that is so common while driving, it is easy to let our minds wander while behind the wheel. And as our minds begin to wander, we may not have the same ability to react to dangerous situations as quickly as necessary.

Addicts are not the only victims of opioid addiction

When discussing addiction to drugs like medically prescribed opioids, most people look first to the addicts themselves, and understandably so. With a valid prescription and approval from their doctors, people usually begin taking opioids without any ill intent. So it makes sense that most people addicted to medically-prescribed opioids receive a measure of sympathy. 

Who is responsible when a dangerous product causes you harm?

When you purchase a product, whether it's a medication or a toy for your child, you have the expectation that it will not cause harm. However, defective products are the cause of accidents and illnesses all the time, and Rhode Island consumers often end up wondering who is responsible and what they should do next. 

An uncertain future following brain injury

The moment your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury was the moment he or she became a different person. Perhaps it was obvious that the injury altered your lives forever, or the differences may have been subtler. Even minor injuries can cause changes in a person's ability to process thought, control emotions, remember things or communicate. Your loved one may require physical or occupational therapy or even around-the-clock care.

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