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The complications of wrongful death actions, pt. 2

Wrongful death actions are complicated. You are barred from collecting certain damages or suing for particular harms. All of these restrictions amount to a unique style of litigation for which most people are not prepared. As discussed in a prior article, these issues make litigating wrongful death actions for children and young people much harder than established adults. This article will address those complications as they apply to the elderly and retired.

How to Drive Safely With Bicyclists This Spring

It's almost that time of year again. After a long, cold winter, people across the country are anticipating warmer temperatures, and they'll be sure to start spending more time outdoors. One of the most popular outdoor activities is biking. However, every year, around 800 people lose their lives when they become involved in a crash on their bicycle. As you set out on the road this spring, there are some tips to keep in mind to make sure you share the road with bicyclists safely. 

Distracted driving encompasses more than texting

Drivers are confronted with a dizzying array of devices, applications on top of the classic distractions like passengers, music and phone calls. As cars become more "connected" to the Internet, the number of these distractions is only going to increase. As a result, the CDC estimates that more than eight people are killed and another 1,161 are injured every day in the United States as a result of accidents involving distracted drivers.

How Police Investigate Semi Truck Accidents

When there is an accident involving a semi truck, and especially one that resulted in severe injuries or even death, it will be investigated by the police. The accident scene is sometimes reconstructed. The goal of the police investigation will be to determine if the accident involved any criminal activity and if any laws were broken.

The complications of wrongful death actions, pt. 1

Wrongful death actions are brought by surviving loved ones or estates on behalf of the deceased. Wrongful death actions are difficult cases to bring. There are the raw emotions that are torn open every time the case is discussed. Additionally, wrongful death actions operate differently for children and elderly plaintiffs. This article will go over the differences for children.

NHTSA teams with car companies to improve brakes

A great proportion of motor vehicle accidents in the United States occur due to driver inattention and failure to brake. To combat this, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a combined effort involving car manufacturers that control 99 percent of the American car market to introduce Automatic Emergency Braking to all cars by 2022. It is estimated that this effort will bring them to widespread use three years earlier than traditional regulatory methods.

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