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How does informed consent work in Georgia nursing homes?

When you are a patient, you expect your health care provider in Georgia to provide you with the details of the diagnosis and treatment recommendations, and you have the right to choose. This is known as informed consent. Your loved one in a nursing home should also be able to choose, either providing the go-ahead personally or through a surrogate. Otherwise, medications or care plans may be used that would have results that do not meet your loved one’s best interest.

How to share the road with commercial vehicles

Many motorists believe that truckers and commercial vehicle operators are at fault for the most of motor vehicle accidents that occur on the roads in Georgia. Even though truckers have gotten a bad rep from spending long hours on the roads, driving while fatigued and engaging in other dangerous actions while driving, they are not at fault for some of the truck and car wrecks that occur. According to CCJDigital.com, when cars and commercial vehicles collide, it is usually the fault of passenger vehicle operators. 

Tips to avoid an accident as a pedestrian

The Centers for Disease Control reports that over 5,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2015. Another 129,000 pedestrians were treated in the emergency department for non-fatal injuries in a traffic accident. The pedestrians most at risk for a fatality in a traffic crash are those over 65 years old and children under the age of 15. 

How tractor trailer underride guards save lives

In a crash between a car and a semitruck in Georgia, the large truck driver is the one most likely to be able to walk away. This is due to the differences in size, weight and ground clearance. However, Forbes magazine reports that often, it is also because the tractor trailer does not have the safety features that would save the lives of passengers in smaller vehicles.

How does common sense prevent slip-and-fall accidents?

Being alert to your surroundings is always a good idea. However, when you are shopping or eating at a restaurant in Georgia, you should not have to think constantly about whether there may be an issue with the floor that could make you fall. According to EHS Today, though, slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of emergency room visits every year.

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