How Bad Can a Car Accident Be?

It can be easy to believe that car accidents don’t happen as often as they used to. Sure, they’re always on the news but since just about everyone has a license, it can be easy to feel a false sense of security when you’re behind the wheel, despite knowing that these incidents happen all the time. It’s just so easy to forget that this, too, can happen to you—until it does.

So maybe you’re one of the latter who worries prematurely and that in itself may very well be a blessing in disguise because a cautious driver is a responsible driver. Yet, still, as according to the website of the lawyers with Williams Kherkher, there are still over 2 million car accidents that happen every single year. With those accidents, hundreds of thousands of people end up injured while thousands don’t even have the good fortune of being able to walk away from such an incident.

A car accident can vary in terms of the damage it can cause. One car accident, depending on the kind of accident that it is, could be as simple as a damaged passenger door or a bent bumper. Inconvenient, yes, but ultimately easier to fix and replace than a human being would. Some car accidents could impact a person’s entire life as it is not unheard of for some incidents to cause lifelong conditions such as paralysis or disfigurement.

The variables differ and it is dependent on those variables to be able to know the damage that a car accident can do. However, there are measures that are in place in order to help victims and survivors of car accidents.

More and More Asians are Moving into the U.S.

In a Business Insider report this month, researchers found that even though Hispanics still top the list of the most number of immigrants in the country, immigration in the U.S. would experience a shift in the years to come. According to them, more and more Asians are flocking into the country, and could overtake the number of Hispanics by 2055. In fact, the study concluded that in 2065, Asians would constitute 38% of immigrant population, which is higher than the Hispanics’ 31%.

Currently, the six largest Asian groups that comprise the immigrant population are Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese. But why do many Asians look to live in the U.S.? Here are some of the many reasons:

Investments

Advanced Asian economies are continuously expanding their horizons to other countries, including the U.S. In fact, the demand for visa for investors and business owners in the U.S. has been stably increasing. Furthermore, certain visa options in the country offer advantages that are attractive for Asian investors. For instance, foreign investors who choose to pursue the EB-5 visa through the country’s Immigrant Investor Program are not required to have educational and professional attainment. They are also not required to have a direct family member in the U.S., nor do they need to meet certain residency and workplace requirements.

Job opportunities

Many are also attempting to stay in the U.S. for good because of good employment opportunities. This is especially true among Asians with a college or post-graduate degree. To date, millions of Asians are employed in different sectors, such as healthcare, building and construction, and service industry.

Education

America is home to many of the bests, and that include universities. In fact, four of the five top-ranking universities can be found in the country (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University and California Institute of Technology). University rankings were based on different metrics, including the number of international students and foreign academic faculty staff.

SOURCE: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2015#sorting=rank+region=+country=+faculty=+stars=false+search=

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/19/business/asia-u-s-immigrants/

http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/asians-expected-to-become-largest-us-immigrant-group/

 

Contents of Natural Hazard Disclosure Reports

A natural hazard disclosure report explains if a home lies exclusively within California state lines and whether or not a home is within a locally mapped hazard area. The Natural Hazards Disclosure Act in the California Civil Code, the seller of a home is legally obligated to produce a report for the buyer. There are six natural hazards that must be addressed in the report.

The first risk is a special flood hazard area. During a 30 year mortgage, there is a one in four chance that a high risk area will flood. This type of area is also defined by the erosion problems that come with the flooding.

Dam inundation is similar to flooding, except it falls under a smaller umbrella of the flooding of dams specifically. A dam break inundation zone is an area downstream of a dam that would be directly affected if the dam were to break.

In California, fires are not uncommon due to its long-term drought. Because of this, California has established very high fire severity hazard zones. These zones tend to be in hilly and mountainous areas.

A natural hazard disclosure report, in addition to saying whether or not the house is in a very high fire severity zone, also has to say specifically if they are in a wild-land fire zone. This is due to the fact that in the past, forest fires have been extremely destructive and difficult to put out.

California sits on a fault line and is not a stranger to earthquakes. Of course, not all areas in the state are equally prone to them. The closer one is to the fault line the more likely they will encounter an earthquake. Where a house is in relation to the fault line is required information for the natural hazard disclosure report.

Toy Safety

When raising a child, new parents often question each decision they make in order to keep their child safe and happy. Most parents will admit that they can think of a time they may have been too overprotective, but sometimes paying close attention to a child’s surroundings can prevent them from entering serious danger. According to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, although toy manufacturers have strict regulations in order to protect children, dangerous toys still make it on the shelves.

Make sure that when a child is playing with an electric or battery operated toy that it is shut off completely after they are done. Not doing so can run the risk of the toy heating up to dangerous levels and burning a child. Sometimes if a toy is not wired adequately, it can heat up rapidly and hurt your child even if it is always turned off after playtime.

If a toy includes or is packaged in a object that can cover and attach to a child’s face – such as a plastic bag – keep them in your sight at all times while they play with the toy, for it can cause a child to suffocate. In fact, any sort of packaging that can cause suffocation should be thrown away before the child comes in contact with the toy.

For younger children especially, be aware of the noise level of their toys if they have sound effects. If a toy is too loud, it can cause hearing damage. The younger the child, the more this is a possibility.

Most toys have some sort of sharp object, so it is important to know the mannerisms of certain children to determine what toys you can trust them with and how much monitoring they need. Sharp objects are hard to avoid, but being more aware of the situation will reduce the risk of injury.

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Generally, residents in nursing homes are unable to tend to their own medical needs. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the employees of the nursing home to do so for them. Unfortunately, there are times when these employees make errors when giving medication to those who need it. A Wisconsin nursing home neglect lawyer will probably be aware that this type of neglect can have devastating effects.

One form of medication error is providing an incorrect dosage to patients. Surprisingly enough, this is not uncommon despite the fact that the dosage is printed clearly right on the the medicine bottle. That being said, this is an easily avoidable error, and there is no excuse for those experienced in the caretaker profession to make it.

Oftentimes medicine has to be taken at a certain time of day in order to be effective. Due to the complicated medicinal schedule a lot of elderly people have to follow, it is difficult for them to remember when they need to take what. This is one of the reasons why caretakers are so vital to the well being of nursing home residents. Sadly, workers do not always strictly follow the schedules needed to keep those they are taking care of as healthy as possible.

Perhaps the most harmful mistake nursing home workers can make in regards to medication errors is giving a resident the incorrect medication. This can also be easily avoided due to the fact that names should be on each prescription bottle. Although no one is perfect and mistakes happen, not noticing something as clear cut as a name on a bottle is inexcusable negligence.

When one has a job where their responsibilities include holding the life of someone else in their hands, it is essential that they approach the job with seriousness and attention to detail.

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