Can words help keep you safe behind the wheel? Many automotive safety groups say the language we use has an effect on our behavior when driving on the roads – and some of that language needs to change.
There’s a growing call to replace the word “accident” with the word “crash.”
What’s behind this idea, and can a change in word choice really reduce automobile-related fatalities?
Here’s what you need to know:
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On February 26, 2018, in a massive victory for civil rights advocacy, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion from en banc review of the case Zarda v. Altitude Express, finding that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of “sex discrimination” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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There’s no denying that being a passenger in a car accident is a frightening experience.
In addition to the surge of emotions felt during and after the wreck, there’s a good chance you’ve suffered some type of injury.
If you have become injured as a passenger in a car accident, then it’s very important to take the right steps to ensure that you are compensated for any medical bills and lingering issues.
Here’s everything that you need to know about filing a personal injury claim as a passenger in a car accident.
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On February 20, 2018, reporters from Sports Illustrated published a jaw-dropping and well-researched article on the culture of sexual harassment and sexism that ran rampant in the Dallas Mavericks organization until very recently. Former and current employees quoted in the article described the culture as “a real life Animal House,” with ex-CEO Terdema Ussery being the worst abuser.
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Many people live in fear of dealing with litigation because they feel that they have no means of paying for an attorney’s services out of pocket.
Lawyers are, after all, expensive.
High expense doesn’t always have to be the case, especially if you retain a lawyer that agrees to a contingency fee. Contingency fee lawyers are an excellent avenue to the justice system, but they have restrictions you should know.
These attorneys are also called “no win, no fee” lawyers.
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If you have been involved in a car accident, you’re probably dealing with medical bills, insurance payments and emotional distress. Auto wrecks always seem to happen at the wrong time, and they can leave you hassling with issues that you never thought you would have to deal with.
A car accident settlement can reimburse you for the money that you’ve paid out. It can also make up for lost wages, physical or psychological trauma and the cost of replacing your car.
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In September of 2017, Texas became the 48th state to ban texting while driving. The ban on texting and driving was enacted in response to the devastating impacts people in Texas have suffered as a result of distracted driving.
For example, in 2016, Texas saw approximately 500 deaths and over 3,000 injuries from auto, truck and other motor vehicle crashes caused by distracted drivers who were texting and driving.
Congress, police and other safety authorities are hoping the ban will curb texting and driving, which will in turn, prevent accidents and save lives.
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Americans often believe that discrimination in the workplace no longer occurs because of the legal protections that employees have today.
However, this understanding could not be further from the truth.
In fact, discrimination in the workplace happens every hour of every day, but the difference today is that discrimination in the workplace often takes more ambiguous or concealed forms, requiring circumstantial evidence to prove its existence.
This article discusses different forms of evidence that you can use to prove your employment discrimination case.
Remember that this article should not be substituted for legal advice.
Contact an experienced employment discrimination attorney at Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC, if you have any questions about this article.
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The workplace can sometimes be a very confusing place, especially when it comes to your rights as an employee. If you have questions that you cannot find answers to, know that you are not alone. Chances are that if you have a question, others have the same question.
This article is designed to provide answers to common workplace questions. If you still have questions after reading this article, you should discuss this situation with an attorney. The experienced attorneys at Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC offer free case consultations to individuals who are attempting to determine their legal rights. Contact us today, we fight for clients’ rights! Continue reading “Common Workplace Employment Questions Answered”
What are damages?
Damages are the sum of money that a plaintiff is awarded following a lawsuit.
Basically, the damages are the amount of compensation that the plaintiff will receive from the defendant. The fact finder (judge or jury) will determine the damages in the lawsuit.
The damages that the plaintiff receives in their case will depend on a number of different factors including what type of case the plaintiff is litigating and what type of injury he or she suffered.
If the plaintiff suffered a large injury obviously, the damages will be greater.
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If you have made the decision to sue after a car accident you probably have many questions. This article is designed to cover a few frequently asked questions that people have after they have made the decision to file a lawsuit in their personal injury case.
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Unfortunately apartment fires happen, and they often happen when we least expect it. When apartment fires occur tenants are often left without a home.
This was illustrated recently when a December apartment fire left eighteen people displaced in south Fort Worth.
Apartment fires can often be deadly.
In early March, an apartment fire in Granbury took the life of one man. This man died trying to save his three dogs from his burning apartment.
Others who were living in neighboring apartments had to jump from their second story of the building in order to survive the fire. One elderly individual was rescued from her apartment.
Many individuals reported that their smoke detector did not alert them that there was a fire.
Apartment fires can spread quickly and can destroy resident’s homes within a couple of hours. This article discusses some of the basic things that you should do after a fire, and places apartment fires in the context of your rights as a tenant.
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