4 Important Actions To Take After A Car Accident


A car accident can be both a frightening and frustrating experience. In fact, these kinds of accidents cause more than 37,000 deaths per year in the United States. Because a car accident is so serious, it is important to know what you should do immediately after one happens to you. After the initial impact, you may have experienced a mixture of different emotions, including shock, panic, and worry. However, it is important to focus on staying calm and handling the situation in the best possible way.

14 February 2017

What You Need To Know Before Holding A Wine Fundraiser

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If you're planning on holding a charity event and wish to serve or sell wine as part of the fundraiser, you'll need to get a special liquor license. There are currently several kinds available, and they come with special rules that need to be planned out months in advance. Here's what you should know, from what kind of license you need to where you're allowed to hold the event, so that your fundraiser is a success.

15 November 2016

Self-Driving Trucks: Lifesaver Or Liability?


Self-driving cars are being considered the next big leap in transportation, with Apple and Google spearheading efforts to bring the technology onto the roads. The idea of the self-driving car also extends to tractor-trailers and other large trucks, with the idea being that self-driving trucks can not only cut down on labor, but on vehicular accidents, as well. The Idea Behind Self-Driving Trucks The basic idea of the self-driving vehicle is pretty simple -- it's a fully automated vehicle that's capable of taking people to their destination with little to no human input.

13 September 2016

Social Media And Personal Injury Claims: A Plaintiff's Guide For Responsible Use


If you are plaintiff seeking damages for a personal injury, you need to know how to best win your case. Usually, this mean compiling evidence that helps to support the fact that your injury has created expense and inconvenience. Your lawyer will compile medical records, evidence for loss of income, insurance information, and at-fault liability evidence. However, all this work could be for nothing if you aren't responsible when it comes to social media use.

12 September 2016

Race Discrimination In Education: Tips For Teachers For Avoiding Prejudice

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One of the first anti-discrimination laws in the United States was the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Because any violation of this law can result in civil action against your school and district, it's important that, as a teacher, you leave any preconceived notions at the door of your classroom and treat all your students equally. While most modern teachers would never dream of considering themselves to harbor prejudices against racial minorities, racial trouble still exists.

9 August 2016

2 Ways Marijuana Use Can Result in Denial of Disability Benefits

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Although the tide has turned in favor of legalizing possession and use of marijuana (it is currently legal in 25 states and Washington D.C.) that does not mean people who smoke cannabis won't experience any consequences from consuming this drug. In fact, if you're seeking Social Security disability benefits, marijuana use can have a negative impact on your case. Here are two ways smoking cannabis can result in denial of benefits.

24 June 2016

Medical Marijuana And Workers Compensation May Not Mix

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If you have been injured on the job, it is not unusual to be sent for a drug screen following your injury. What is found during this drug screen can have a direct impact on whether or not your worker's compensation claim may be approved. But what happens when the drug in your system is marijuana that has been approved by your doctor for your use to address a medical condition that you have?

13 May 2016

Should You Consider A Lawsuit Loan?

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Between medical bills, car repairs, and lost wages, the aftermath of a car accident is an expensive time. Unfortunately, lawsuit settlements don't always come quickly. It can take months or sometimes even years to reach a settlement or receive a judgement in your favor, even if you have a good case and a great lawyer. But your bills don't stop piling up while you're waiting. To address this need, there are companies that make lawsuit loans to plaintiffs – money that you can use now that will be paid back upon receipt of your settlement.

8 April 2016

Sports Stadium Injuries: 5 Factors That May Impact Your Case

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Attending a sports game at a stadium is thrilling and exciting, but it also has dangers associated with it. Whether you're attending a baseball game, football game, or even a large pro-wrestling event, you should not be held responsible for injuries that occur to you while attending a stadium. If you have been injured at a stadium, it's a good idea to consult with a lawyer and determine your options for seeking a settlement.

14 March 2016

Will Marijuana Legalization Provide Post-Conviction Relief to Defendants?


About 23 states have enacted laws legalizing some form of marijuana use and/or possession. While this lets many people use the drug without fear of being arrested, those convicted of marijuana-related crimes may wonder if the change in the law means an early release from jail for them or at least an expungement of charges from their criminal records. Unfortunately, the laws in the United States may not permit this type of post-conviction relief.

8 February 2016