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Fender bender? Yes, you do need to see a doctor

You headed off to the grocery store, you obeyed the speed limit and stopped at the red light. Suddenly, you felt a bump from behind. It wasn’t a big one. And when you got out to check the damage, it was minor. You exchanged numbers with the other driver and finished your errands. There was no physical damage to you, right? Wrong!

The hidden dangers of ignition interlock devices

Ignition interlock devices, used in 34 states, are an accepted way to allow those convicted of drunk driving back on the road without endangering other motorists. Effectively, it's an established method to stop drunk driving before it starts. An ignition interlock device requires the driver to blow into a machine that tests their blood alcohol concentration. If the driver passes the sobriety test, they can begin their trip. If they fail, the car won't start. The result is one everyone can approve of: The driver must find a new means of transport, and the roads will be safe from at least one drunk driver.

Is an apartment liable when NY man dies in fall off fire escape?

A 30-year-old New Yorker stepped out of his apartment to have a smoke on his fire escape early one morning. The prior evening had been rainy, and the surface was still wet. During his time outside, the man slipped and fell. The fire escape was located off the fifth floor of the apartment building - the fall was fatal.

Where are the blind spots on a commercial truck?

Most motorists know that truck drivers must have a special license, called a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), to be able to operate tractor-trailers. Some drivers may also know that truck drivers must follow a strict set of rules when operating a tractor-trailer. However, many drivers don’t realize that these large trucks have operating limitations that are very different from the limitations of passenger vehicles.

Non-economic damages in wrongful death bring math into emotions

The emotional weight of a wrongful death is immense. There's the cold shock of reality, the numbness of depression, and the constant worry about the future. No matter what role that person played in your life, having them leave this world so suddenly can create an unfillable hole in your heart and life. Many people in these situations seek help and guidance through wrongful death cases.

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