2013 November Archive

Two Single-Vehicle Accidents in Nebraska Lead to Three Deaths

By Cullan & Cullan on November 27, 2013 - Comments off

Nebraska Car CrashOn November 21, three people were killed in two single-vehicle accidents that took place in the Omaha metro area, according to a report by JournalStar.com.

The first accident, which occurred just after noon, involved a 64-yer-old man. He was driving his 1999 Chevrolet Silverado close to the I-80/680 interchange in Pottawatomie County when he drove into a ditch, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, which resulted in him being ejected and killed.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle. Read the rest »

14,000 Ride-On Wagon Toys Recalled by Step2

By Cullan & Cullan on November 19, 2013 - Comments off

According to a report by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), around 14,000 Step2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagon products, which were sold only at Toys “R” Us stores, have been recalled by the Ohio-based manufacturer. The wagons became available February 2013 and remained on the shelves until August 2013. The purchasing price was $130.

The wagon has three prominent colors: blue, tan, and red. It is a two-seater with 25 inches in width, 41.25 inches in length, and 20 inches in height. The Step2 company logo can be found on the canopy and on the side of the wagon. Read the rest »

Interstate 80 Expansion Completed After 10 Years

By Cullan & Cullan on November 13, 2013 - Comments off

Nebraska Auto AccidentThe $400 million I-80 expansion project has finally come to completion after a decade-long effort, according to a report by JournalStar.com. From Omaha to Nebraska, the interstate has been widened to six lanes. The project was initiated in 2003.

While construction was still going on, motorists had to deal with concrete barriers, orange cones, and closed ramps. Now there will not only be clear roads, but also more room. Commute times along with safety should be improved for all Nebraskans who take I-80 on a regular basis. Read the rest »

Study Finds Medical Malpractice Claim Frequency is Stabilizing

By Cullan & Cullan on November 5, 2013 - Comments off

A joint study recently released by Aon Risk Solutions and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) indicated that the rate of medical malpractice claim filing is expected to stabilize throughout the coming year, says a report by Business Insurance.

The hospital professional liability claim frequency is expected to experience no growth for 2014. Additionally, the med mal claim severity annual growth rate is at 2.5%, the lowest rate recorded in 14 years.

An associate with Aon Risk Solutions stated, “This risk appears to be fairly under control and fairly stable.” Read the rest »