Crosswalks, especially marked crosswalks, are vital to the safety of the walkers on California's roads. Motor vehicle collisions are much more injurious to pedestrians than drivers, and both require vigilance to avoid tragic injuries or deaths.
Cars and trucks often share the roads of California, except for traffic jams, and there is plenty of room for everyone. But sometimes truck drivers can make errors that can cost lives, even if the driver is not there to see it.
Out of all motor vehicle accidents in California, 22 percent have resulted in pedestrian fatalities. Many more pedestrians are seriously injured by cars operated by distracted drivers, drivers under the influence, or drivers unaware of traffic laws.
Scaffolding is a common fixture on construction sites, and it is often a necessity to accomplish work at high levels. It is also a reason for many accidents, and yet according to OSHA, 65 percent of all workers in the construction field work on scaffolding structures regularly. In order to improve the safety of these workers, it is essential to understand the common causes of accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of major motor vehicle accidents, falls or construction site accidents. They may lead to impaired movement, memory and speech, or in severe cases, to permanent disability that takes away your ability to work or even care for yourself.