Can Someone Sue for the Pain and Suffering of a Decedent?

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When an accident results in a wrongful death, the victim’s family suffers both emotionally and financially. Along with heartbreak, the family is left with medical costs, bills, funeral expenses, and more. There are two types of claims that can be made by the deceased person’s family in the event of a wrongful death. A wrongful … Read more

Drowsy Driving

Americans are busier than ever. There never seems to be enough hours in a day when balancing work, family, and personal lives. This has led to the increased risk of drowsy driving, the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue. Drowsy driving has become a major problem in the U.S. According to the National … Read more

What if I Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

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Represent Yourself Representing yourself in court is never advised, but it has been done, generally only occurring in small civil trials. If you do decide to represent yourself, it is crucial to learn the law and rules that apply to your case. Although deciding to represent yourself is an option, you are expected to know … Read more

Questions Your Potential Employer Cannot Ask You According to The EEOC

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Have you ever gone to an interview for a potential job and been asked a question you felt was a bit too personal? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibits employers from asking certain questions during the interview process. It is important for employers to be aware of the standards outlined by EEOC before conducting … Read more

What if I Was Partially Responsible For My Accident?

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If you are involved in an auto collision, but were not wearing a seatbelt, for example, you could be held partially responsible for the overall damages incurred. However, that does not mean that you cannot collect for partial damages. New York is a comparative negligence state, meaning that even if you are found at fault … Read more

Mischief Night: Beware of the Law

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What do you call the night before Halloween? For three quarters of Americans, it’s simply October 30th. Yet, for those that live in the Northeast, you know that October 30th is referred to as “Mischief Night” or some other variation. Mischief Night is an informal holiday on which children and teens engage in pranks and … Read more

The Most Dangerous Threat to Construction Workers in New York: Falls

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According to a recent report, New York State sits in the top 10 states of the highest construction fatalities. The data reported construction workers in New York State are dying at 4.6 times the rate of overall workers. Falls are the most dangerous threat to construction workers and remain the leading causes of construction related … Read more

How Do I Report Police Misconduct?

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Law enforcement officers perform very difficult jobs on a day-to-day basis. However, there are incidents in which you may feel the police have overstepped their boundaries. If you feel as thought the police have violated your rights, or you’ve witnessed police misconduct against someone, do not fret. Follow these few steps to combat police misconduct. … Read more

Winter Trucking Safety Tips

Winter weather conditions can catch even the best drivers off guard. Driving a tractor trailer in serious winter weather conditions requires a specific set of driving skills for all drivers, especially tractor trailer drivers. Driving in snow and on ice is risky due to less stop time, poor visibility, poor traction, and the unpredictable drivers … Read more

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