5 Traffic Laws Every Driver Should Know
Traffic laws differ from state to state, some states will completely ban the use of handheld devices while others allow it to a certain extent. No matter what state you are driving in, it’s always important to be aware of local laws and follow them closely. Failure to do so could result in heavy fines and other serious consequences.
How to Keep Children Safe Online
Now that children have been attending school over the internet for over a year, the time they spend behind a screen has increased dramatically. A child that before the pandemic had a maximum screen time of one hour per day, is now taking online classes and fulfilling all assignments on a computer, thus increasing their time on the internet dramatically. With this increased screen time the risk of online threats to children also rises.
Laws and Legal Terms to Understand in a Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim is filed when an injured victim is pursuing compensation from the at-fault party for losses suffered in an accident or caused by other negligent actions. Filing a lawsuit is a complicated legal process that requires the expertise of an attorney. Before or after filing a lawsuit there are some terms and laws that could help you understand the process better and answer some of the most common questions accident victims have.
What Causes an Airplane Crash?
Flying on an airplane is one of the safest traveling methods we have available. Compared to cars, airplanes are involved in significantly less accidents. Unfortunately, an airplane accident’s consequences are far more severe than those of a car accident. Car and airplane accidents share similar causes, most commonly human errors cause these types of incidents. A defective product or part in a car or an airplane could also cause a crash, just as a distracted driver or a pilot. If you’re a nervous flier and wish to learn more about what causes an airplane accident, these are some of the most common causes of previous aviation crashes.
Truck Driver Behavior That Could Cause an Accident
Infractions by motor vehicle drivers are committed every day, whether it’s speeding, not following traffic signs or using a cellphone while driving. This is risky behavior that puts road users' lives at risk. However, commercial truck drivers that engage in the same risky behavior not only put lives in danger, but their commercial driver’s license could be suspended if they break some of these traffic laws. We have outlined some of the most common actions that could cause a truck accident.
How to Choose the Right Car Insurance
Understanding your car insurance policy can be complicated. There are so many legal terms, technical words, and jargon that you may not understand. You are not alone, according to a survey by Insurance.com, almost 30% of people did not know how much their insurance would cover in case of a car accident. If you’re in the market for new car insurance it’s important to take a few steps to understand exactly what types of car insurance you can choose from, what they cover and how much it will cost you. Choosing the right car insurance for you and your family can bring you peace of mind when driving and knowing that you are covered in case of a car accident or other unfortunate event resulting in property damage or injuries.
5 Factors That Could Impact a Criminal Sentence
A criminal conviction can have a significant and lifelong consequences on your life. A conviction could impact your personal life, your relationship with family and loved ones, future job opportunities, your reputation and position in the community. The outcome of a criminal case depends on a variety of elements, every case is unique, and the results all vary. However, there are some common factors that could impact a criminal sentence. Some of these factors may be out of your control, such as an individual judge’s decisions on your case or criminal charges you have in your past. One of the elements that you may have control over and that could make a difference in your case is the lawyer who represents you. These are other aspects in a criminal case that could influence its outcome.
Underage Crimes and Their Impact on a Teen's Life
Underage Driving One of the rites of passage teenagers are most excited about is driving, however, if they don’t follow their state’s traffic laws, they may suffer severe consequences. Each state has their own driving and licensing laws, in most states, you must be at least 16 years old to drive a vehicle and to apply for a driver’s license. Some states not only impose an age limit, but also a minimum amount of practice hours behind the wheel and a provisional driver’s license is issued before a permanent one.
Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries During the Winter
Snowy and icy conditions during the wintertime could increase the likelihood of slip and fall accidents. Wet pavements, icy roads, and snow could all cause someone to slip, trip and fall. It’s important that we keep our homes free from any hazards that could cause someone from suffering an unfortunate accident. City governments are responsible for keeping roads clear from snow, but home and business owners are liable for accidents on their properties caused by icy or snowy surfaces. Follow these simple tips on preventing a slip and fall accident and what to do in case you or a loved one suffers a slip and fall.
Top Car Recalls and Defective Auto Parts
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to design and produce items that are safe for consumers to use or wear. When a manufacturer acts negligently and cuts corners in the design process or doesn’t thoroughly test for safety issues, if the product causes injuries they could be held responsible for them.
Preventing Health Issues From Wildfire Smoke
The western coast of the United States is suffering some of the largest wildfires in history, reports state that in California wildfires have burned over 3.2 million acres of land. Firefighters are battling 28 wildfires in the state. In Oregon more than one million acres of land have been burned and at least 10% of the state’s population is under evacuation orders. These unprecedented wildfires have impacted wildlife, destroyed homes and property, caused serious injuries and even death and compromised the air’s quality. News outlets have published photos from the Bay Area showing a grim red sky filled with smoke from nearby wildfires. Wildfires not only destroy vegetation and property, but the smoke poses a serious health risk for the population near them.
Financial Aspects to Consider in a Divorce
A divorce can become a stressful situation, depending on your situation you may have high valued assets to divide, children with disabilities or other aspects that make this legal process more complicated. There are several issues that should be considered in a divorce, especially financial ones. Some of them may be more complex like the division of a joint business, or dividing retirement accounts, others are more straightforward like deciding to sell the marital home. These are some of the main financial aspects to consider during a divorce.