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Monthly Archives: October 2020

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New Study Shows That Distracted Driving Laws Decrease Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes for Teens

By Kiselica Law Firm |

According to a new study, laws that prohibit teenage drivers not only from texting, but from using hand-held phones in any way and engaging in all distracted driving behavior work to decrease fatal auto accidents amongst 16- to 19-year-old drivers.  Specifically, according to the study, states like Rhode Island that have “primary” texting bans… Read More »

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Contaminated, Carcinogenic Chemicals Found in Dangerous Amounts at Providence, RI Construction Site

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On September 7, the Providence Police FOP and Rhode Island State Police Troopers Association cancelled construction work on the 6/10 Interchange site – one of the state’s largest infrastructure projects – over concerns regarding the presence of contaminated soil containing carcinogenic chemicals that have produced tumors in experimental animals, and could not only harm… Read More »

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The Many Factors That Have Turned Pedestrian Collisions into A “Health Epidemic”

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The growing pedestrian safety crisis is now being referred to as “health epidemic” given that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of pedestrians killed by cars hit an all-time high in 2018; up almost 50 percent since 2010, reflecting a “systematic” problem as opposed to poor individual decision-making or random… Read More »

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COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed Against Employers

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As the number of individuals infected with COVID-19 continues to rise, so too do the number of lawsuits filed against employers who fail to take reasonable actions to protect their employees in the face of this devastating pandemic. In particular, a number of families have brought wrongful death lawsuits against employers of their loved… Read More »

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Addressing Work Injuries During COVID-19, Including Those Suffered by Teleworkers

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According to a new report assembled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Liberty Mutual, and the National Academy of Social Insurance, the top 10 causes of most serious workplace injuries (i.e. those that caused employees to miss work for more than five days) cost US businesses more than $1 billion per week, or… Read More »

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