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Sometimes, student drivers cause an accident when they are on the road and learning how to drive alongside an instructor. If you’ve been hit by a student driver, you may be wondering whether the driver, instructor, or driving school should be held liable for the accident and any injuries you may have sustained.
Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury if they are involved in a crash. Their bodies often have little more than thin clothing to protect them—and it usually doesn’t protect much. One common piece of safety equipment that bicyclists rely upon is a helmet. Bicyclists wear helmets to protect their heads, neck, and face should an impact occur.
Kent Employment Law (KEL)’s Kelowna office invites you to be a part of its ongoing Employer Forums, our resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Created for employers striving to “do good” for their employees, their communities, and the world, our Forums offer an opportunity to connect and learn from each other in a casual, relaxed setting.
We now know and can appreciate the threat of hurricanes. Not that we did not appreciate the reality of hurricanes–of course we did–but Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma created the type of actual devastation we fear because they hit close to home. The fear came to life, creating panic, anxiety, and uncertainty.
There is a high risk of head-on collisions and serious injuries in the absence of proper barriers. Nowadays most of the highways have some sort of barriers to reduce the chances of crossover accidents. These barriers are very important because vehicles traveling at high speeds on the highways can easily cross over a median and hit the opposing traffic.
Broadside collisions, also known as T-bone accidents, are often catastrophic. Modern automobiles have safety features like seat belts, bumpers and airbags to protect passengers from the rear and front end collisions, however not much is done to provide safety to the passengers and the drivers from the sides. Some vehicles do have side curtain airbags but most of them lack these safety features.
Traffic rules have been made to make the roads safe for everyone. Yet, many drivers still fail to obey the rules of the road. Many drivers fail to stop at a stop sign and, as a result, cause devastating car accidents. The drivers who fail to yield the right of way may cause T-bone collisions or head-on collisions.
In Parker v. Paypal, the court dismissed an individual author’s suit against Amazon for hosting an infringing copy of his copyrighted work, deciding that ISPs actions in merely hosting the infrin ...
A study shows that every year, nearly 292 people die and 18,000 get injured in backover accidents. It is has been noticed that 30% of the backover accident victims are children below the age of 5 and adults above the age of 70. The reason for this may likely be that elderly individuals cannot move away quickly when they see a reversing vehicle and the toddlers are not aware of ...
Companies that operate online marketplaces should be aware of a recent determination issued by the South Carolina Department of Revenue upholding an assessment of uncollected sales tax against Amazon Services LLC (“Amazon Services”) the entity that operates the website at www.amazon.com (the “Amazon website”), through which sales are made by both Amazon affiliates and non-affi ...
By Geoff Mason. Employment contracts come in all shapes and sizes. They vary in terms of detail, style and substance. There’s one thing they all have in common, however. Every employment agreement is FULL of implied terms. An “implied term” is best understood when compared with an “express term”, which is a contractual term that two parties explicitly agree to, either orally or in writing.
It is commonplace for IP law firms in the United States to receive referrals for patent and trademark application filing, prosecution, and related services from sources other than the actual client. In one of the most common scenarios, patent and trademark services are directed to a U.S. IP law firm through an intermediary, such as a non-U.S. law firm or client “liaison.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a marathon, not a sprint. Determining what works and what doesn’t can be difficult, and search engines like Google are constantly tweaking their search algorithms, which changes the way search works. To stay ahead of competitors, law firms need to keep their fingers on pulse of the latest SEO trends, but this can often be difficult with limit ...
In my blog today, I thought I would discuss generally who is eligible for Social Security retirement and work-related disability benefits. There are other forms of Social Security benefits available out there by way of the Social Security Act and its subsequent amendments, but I’ll focus on just these two types today, which are codified in 42 USC Ch.
Hurricane Irma barreled down on us with all of her forceful winds and torrential rains. She was scary and relentless. There was mass evacuation. Commercial flights were booked. Trains were booked. There was gridlock with the concern as to whether gas would even be available. There were many people that did not evacuate, uncertain as to the eventual path Irma would take.