May 2018 Archives

How can you help someone with a diagnosed mental illness?

Whether you have a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with a mental illness in Kentucky, it can be challenging to determine how to continue to be supportive despite the changes in his or her demeanor. Behavioral traits and personality characteristics that may have been normal in the past may now be obsolete and you may be left wondering if the person you love will ever be the same. Fortunately, when you understand how to effectively help someone with a mental illness, you can provide encouragement and stability in his or her journey to healing. 

The causes of an accident may not be immediately obvious

When a vehicle collides with another vehicle at a Kentucky intersection, there may be a number of opinions about who was at fault. The drivers and witnesses may all have different accounts. However, each of these people has only one perspective. Before it can be determined what factors actually caused the accident, experts may need to be called in to investigate.

What can you do to lower your risk of a medical error?

You haven't been feeling well, so you schedule an appointment with your Kentucky health care provider to see if he or she can pinpoint the problem and get you back on the road to health. Before you go to that appointment, though, you should know that CNBC reports numerous studies indicate there are more than 200,000 fatal medical errors every year. How is it that mistakes take such a heavy toll on human life?

Arguments for and against side underride guards on large trucks

Accidents involving large trucks are often devastating, but some of the most tragic here in Kentucky are those where the smaller vehicle slides under the trailer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash test video of a midsize sedan in a collision with the side of a tractor-trailer shows the top of the car being sheared off, along with the headrests of the front seats. Because the front of the car never meets with resistance, none of the vehicle's safety mechanisms such as the crumple zone and airbags are able to work.

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