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Sudden stop accidents often occur when a driver stops their vehicle suddenly and another driver swerves to avoid a rear end collision and collides with a nearby vehicle. Many times drivers stop suddenly on the road. Such sudden stops do not always cause accidents, however if this is done during rush hour or when another driver is driving at a high speed he may collide with the ...
Why is it so difficult to file a lawsuit against a nursing home? In 2016, the Federal Government said that no federal funding would be provided to nursing homes that continued to include arbitration requirements to residents. Less than a year later, they’re moving to eliminate this rule. Nursing Home & Arbitration Clauses After the death of a patient at a Texas residentia ...
The costs associated with seemingly minor car accidents can quickly add up. Each year, there are over 10 million motor vehicle accidents in the United States. These accidents range from fender benders to multiple vehicle crashes on highways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the total annual cost of auto accidents in the US is $871 billion.
Under Pennsylvania’s Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, 68 P.S. ‘250.101, et. Seq., a landlord may require a security deposit to be held for tenant caused damages and possible past due rent. See 68 P.S. §250.511 and §250.512. A security deposit is not the same as rent. It is money that actually belongs to the tenant, but is held by the landlord for tenant-caused damages and sometimes past-due rent.
Overweight trucks are a recipe for danger, injury, and deaths on the highways of Georgia. However, if a truck is improperly loaded, we may not always be able to tell. Even a truck driver may not be aware of the hazard until the vehicle tips over on a curve or during a lane change. Every year, about 4,000 people are killed in accidents involving big trucks.
In previous blogs, I have discussed the protections provided consumers under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The FDCPA is a powerful deterrence to unscrupulous debt collectors and unlawful debt collection practices. The FDCPA is a comprehensive and reticulated statutory scheme, involving clear definitions, precise requirements, and particularized remedies.
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 ...