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Fatigue monitoring devices have been used in some industries for years. Recently, pressure has mounted to use the devices on truckers to avoid deadly accidents. A report in Overdrive noted this technology was originally used in mining, an industry where the closure of a mine after a fatal accident can leave the owner millions of dollars out of pocket.
When you get behind the wheel of your car and take to the road, you have the right to expect that those roads will be reasonably well maintained to help ensure the safety of all who travel on them. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and poorly maintained roads can lead to serious motor vehicle accidents.
The attorney general of Georgia recently reached a settlement with the debt collection firm of Williamson & McKevie, LLC. The $8.8 million settlement resolved charges against the debt collector which violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act. Charges Against the Debt Collector The debt collector was charged with numerous violations of the law.
by Karl Voigt Yet another piece of proposed legislation is circulating in the Pennsylvania legislature. Senate Bill 1052 proposes that older occupational disease cases – with symptoms that may take years to manifest – be limited to the Workers’ Compensation system. As an example, asbestosis and mesothelioma cases would be brought back before Workers’ Compensation judges.
Who doesn’t want to trick out their ride with all kinds of mods? Well, most of us probably aren’t interested, but it’s important to note that there are illegal modifications that can lead to dangerous car accidents and that can render the car owner liable for any ensuing damages. Car modifications can make a significant difference in a car’s performance and safety on the road.
Trevor Thomas By Trevor Thomas and Wendy Woloshyn. You’ve decided to sell the business. What does this mean for your employees and their future with the enterprise? A change in employer can bring with it a host of uncertainties for workers. But it can also have unexpected legal implications for the (soon-to-be) former owner.
This week, I read an article on creditslips.org by Pamela Foohey who is a professor of law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. The article discusses an upcoming law review article in the Notre Dame Law Review, Life in the Sweatbox, about the struggles consumers endure before filing bankruptcy.
Once again the Supreme Court has denied certiorari in another Second Amendment Case. Silvester, et al. v. Becerra was an appeal from the 9th Circuit challenging California’s 10-day waiting period to firearm purchasers. In particular, the petition for certiorari raised the issue of whether the 9th Circuit “improperly applied lenient scrutiny in a Second Amendment challenge to t ...
Recently, a federal law was implemented regarding how semi-truck drivers log their driving hours. The law requires the installation of electronic time logs in trucks, and federal officials are hoping this will reduce the number of truck-related accidents on the road. To learn more about the new trucking industry mandate, continue reading below.
Motorcycles are fun, freeing and usually cheap to ride and maintain. The downside of riding a motorcycle is the lack of protection compared to driving in a car. In this blog, we look at the leading causes of motorcycle accidents. There are a number of common causes of motorcycle accidents which are not always the same as the causes of car wrecks.
Has someone else’s negligence led to an accident or serious injury causing you to suffer from a permanent disability? The Dallas personal injury lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to discuss the facts of your case and your legal options moving forward for no cost. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. Serious injuries often result in chronic pain and permanent disabilities.
We all know that distracted driving is dangerous driving and that drivers who choose to text and drive represent the zenith of this danger. While many of us believe that hands-free smartphone usage is the answer to the inherent dangers of engaging with handheld devices while driving, studies show that this isn’t necessarily the truth of the matter.
Many Texans are falsely accused of online solicitation of a minor every year. Often, the accused is charged after aggressive sting operations implemented by state and federal authorities. Innocent people may be caugh ...
A recent article on bankrate.com outlined 15 signs of serious debt trouble. If you recognize these signs with your financial struggles, it might be a good idea to meet with a bankruptcy attorney to discuss your financial options. What Are the Signs? Are your credit card balance increasing and/or your income decreasing? Are you paying just the minimum amounts, or less, that ...
After a car accident that someone else caused, chances are that you will deal with the other driver’s insurance company to cover any losses you sustained. Initially, you may feel pressured to talk to the other company because of the situation with a vehicle and to obtain transportation. If you are calling about medical bills, they aren’t going to pay anything anyway until you s ...
The presence of an open container can not only serve as grounds to charge with you with an enhanced DWI offense. It frequently serves as justification for giving a police officer probable cause to detain you of suspicion of DWI in ...
When you are injured at work, your immediate focus will be on your recovery. Workers’ compensation insurance exists to help you recover by providing financial compensation for both medical costs and regular household expenses. However, returning to work after an injury may take some time or may not be possible.