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Every year as many as 2.5 million intersection accidents are reported by The Federal Highway Administration. In most of these crashes, at least one vehicle is making a turn, usually a left turn. Nationally, about 40 percent of all crashes occur at intersections. It’s the second largest category of accidents after rear-end collisions.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. When pedestrians and automobiles collide, pedestrians always lose. Unfortunately, pedestrians involved in automobile accidents are at high risk for traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. Simply put, pedestrians in these accidents are utterly unprotected from powerful forces that the human body was not designed to withstand.
Drivers who are educated and defensive can help reduce the amount of accidents, injuries, and deaths that occur each year. Fortunately, Illinois offers driving safety courses to help drivers in the state enhance their driving skills and protect themselves as well as others on the road. If you’d like more information on Illinois driving safety courses and their benefits, keep reading.
As of December 15, 2009, New York promulgated a civil practice rule1 that requires the parties to a foreclosure action to participate in a mandatory settlement conference with the court within the first 60 days after service of process. The purpose of this conference is to determine whether the parties can reach an agreement to help the defendant avoid losing his or her home.
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.
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.
The other driver’s insurance company has offered me a settlement. Should I accept it? Will they negotiate? We commonly hear from people who’ve been offered a settlement from the insurance company shortly after being injured in an auto accident. People often believe that they have to make this decision very quickly, but that’s exactly what the insurance company wants.
This post is the last of a three-part series reviewing how the USPTO interprets and applies its ethics rules to IP practitioners who represent patent and trademark clients through non-practitioner intermediaries. Where Are We Now: Evolution of PTO Ethics Opinions Thirty years ago, the PTO issued (in 1987 and 1988) ethics opinions regarding very discrete questions concerning t ...
This post is the second in a three-part series reviewing how the USPTO interprets and applies its ethics rules to U.S. patent and trademark practitioners who represent clients by working through non-practitioner client intermediaries. In re Mikhailova and USPTO’s Expanded Ethics Guidance Three decades after the OG Notices, the USPTO published a final order in the matter of In ...
Have you been struggling with debt but are afraid to seek bankruptcy counsel? So many times people who are struggling financially only turn to Bankruptcy as a last resort, as should be the case. Folks who have never had a reason to learn about what bankruptcy really is and has to offer, don’t know the benefits and usually assume it is a bad thing.
Have you been injured in a sideswipe accident involving a semi truck in Texas? Call our law firm today at 1-877-405-4313. Don’t let the truck driver blame a sideswipe accident on you. Let us handle your claim from beginning to end, while you focus on recovering. Our goal is to get you every penny you deserve, and we work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
We are not big fans of Uber. We love the drivers, just not the leadership of the company. Even though Travis Kalanick recently resigned, problems at the ride share giant continue. The latest is a Justice Department investigation involving bribery of public officials! Last year we proudly filed several lawsuits on behalf of Uber drivers.
Security clearance issues are common place in the news these days. The news covers a lot of areas. Security Clearance Process in the News at the Highest Level Do you have to complete the SF 86 in its entirety to be given Security Clearance that allows access to classified material? Recently, the back log in the clearance process has gotten even more attention.
Rear-end accidents are one of the most common and dangerous types of accident in which you can be involved. In many cases, the driver in the front vehicle has no idea a collision is about to take place. Additionally, in many cases, the driver in the trailing vehicle hits the car in front with significant force.
Last year, Spanish authorities raided the Madrid offices of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Police say the bank was at the center of a European money laundering operation. ICBC is billed as the world’s largest bank with approximately $3.5 trillion in assets. That story is back in the news as new details are emerging that suggest that senior bank officials had knowl ...
The Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of the Illinois Department of Labor and was designed to protect employees through the inspection, investigation, and evaluation of public facilities and working conditions. Illinois OSHA sets forth various workplace health and safety codes to ensure working conditions for employees in the state are safe.
We all know about the dangers of drunken driving but fewer people pay attention to the rules when they are out on the water. Other lake users or boaters often pay a high price. In June, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on how an Atlanta man was allegedly under the influence at the time of a deadly boating accident on Lake Blue Ridge.
What do you do if you are holding undisputed money owed to a subcontractor? Well, you make an effort to pay it or tender it! Right? I am never a fan of a client holding undisputed sums without a legitimate contractual basis. There are circumstances, however, where the effort to pay an undisputed payable is not so easy.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA ), there are an estimated 70 to 80 million dogs owned in the United States. While dog ownership provides many benefits to humans and our canine companies alike, dogs also have the potential to cause serious injury when they bite.
If you have more debt than you can juggle, it is always wise to seek the advice of a bankruptcy attorney. Bankruptcy may not always be the best course of action, but if it is, here is an overview of the process. Bankruptcy Process Overview Review Your Options Meet with an attorney to discuss what your options may be, whether it is to file bankruptcy or not and if so whether a C ...