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May 30, 2013

Enjoying Your Favorite Sporting Event Minus the Hassles

Almost every individual has a sport that they follow and play. Other than very popular ones like basketball, tennis, soccer, and football, softball is also one of those that Americans love. It is one of the leading sporting events that are being followed. This is also one of the more popular events played in schools.

Athletes playing softball use safety gears to help prevent injuries while playing the sport. First, a player should wear a helmet. These helmets have ear flaps on each side. Batters and runners are usually the ones that wear these. This will prevent the ball from hitting your face or head. There are also optional throat protectors, shin guards, and body protectors that help keep players from getting hurt while playing the sport.

May 24, 2013

Avoiding the Truck’s Blind Spots While Driving

Truck accidents in the United States are nothing uncommon. In fact, in 2011, there were some 635 fatalities recorded in which large trucks were involved. Said figure was a 20-percent increase from the previous year. Incidentally, a large drop in large truck accident deaths happened from 2008 to 2009. Nearly 23,000 more were injured, which was a 15-percent increase from the previous year.

Such road occurrences happen mostly because of fatigue, especially on the part of truck drivers. With truck drivers feeling lethargic behind the wheel, it increases the risk of other motorists of getting entangled with those large vehicles, therefore resulting in serious injuries and untimely death.

However, there are other reasons why truck accidents happen, and one of them is the occurrence of so-called “blind spots.” Basically, every vehicle has its own blind spots. But where are they located? Imagine you are seated on the driver’s side of a sedan and your friend is standing behind it. You can see him on the rear-view mirror, but you will not see him anymore as he moves towards the side-view mirror. The vehicle’s blind spot is where you cannot see a moving object with your peripheral vision glued straight ahead on the road.

Large trucks have the same blind spot as the one example above, only it is much larger. Not only does it apply on the left side of the truck, but also on the right side. Since trucks are huge, drivers are unable to see if there are smaller vehicles passing through that blind spot. When that happens, any maneuver going to the left or to the right may catch the smaller vehicle off guard, therefore causing an accident.

May 14, 2013

12-man Jury Set to Decide on Michael Jackson’s Wrongful Death Case

After almost 4 years, it seems that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s wrongful death case will finally get the resolution it needs. Last June of 2009, Jackson died at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in Los Angeles. There were attempts to revive him but his physician, Conrad Murray was unsuccessful in doing so. Efforts to resuscitate him continued for the next hour until he was pronounced dead at the Ronal Raegan UCLA Medical Center.

Involuntary Manslaughter case against Conrad Murray
It can be remembered that cardiologist Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after administering heavy anesthetic propofol in extreme dosage that caused the artist’s untimely death. Murray earlier have appealed his conviction, arguing that there were multiple legal errors that were committed during the trial.

Wrongful Death case against AEG Live
AEG Live, the concert promoter responsible for the world tour that Michael Jackson was about to do was also sued by Michael’s mom, Katherine Jackson. Katherine alleged that AEG Live negligently hired Murray to care for Michael. On the other hand, AEG argued that Michael had a prior addiction to prescription drugs before they started dealing with the King of Pop for his comeback world concert tour. Furthermore, AEG said that Murray was one of the many doctors that have treated Michael in the past. The concert promoter also denied allegations that they contracted Murray to take care of Michael.

Closer to resolution
The wrongful death case against AEG Live and Murray may finally be resolved after almost 4 years. According to reports, a six-man, six-woman jury to handle the trial for the case was finally selected. The trial will begin one week after the jury’s selection. This, hopefully will be the final episode in this battle to uncover the truth in Michael’s death. A Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer said that the creation of this team will finally shed light to the real cause of the King of Pop’s death and will determine who should be really blamed for this incident. He said that the resolution of this case will be a victory not just for the Jackson family, but for the millions of Michael’s fans.

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May 01, 2013

The Department of Transportation Heeds to Calls to Investigate Kensington Expressway Multi-Car Collision Incident


Freeways and highways are a real haven for many motorists. People use these main thoroughfares to be able to drive their vehicles and bring them up to speed so that they can get into places where they want to go faster. These have a great number of lanes that accommodates more vehicles and allows for high-speed driving. However, highways and freeways are also home to great accidents.

Because vehicles passing by these roadways are running faster, the possibility of accidents happening are higher. Furthermore, accidents on highways are most of the time of a bigger scale, leading to serious injuries or the death of those involved. That is why these busy roads are always maintained properly to keep it safe for all of the people using it.

That is why the Department of Transportation has conducted an investigation as to why a conduit fell on the Kensington Expressway one night. According to reports, the incident happened at around 8 in the evening while maintenance crews were replacing a deck on the East Delavan Avenue Bridge that crosses the expressway.