It seems that Tesla cannot escape the spotlight of news attention. According to Slate, a man was recently saved when his Tesla Model X drove him to the hospital when he was experiencing a pulmonary embolism. However, there is another story that you may be more familiar with, in which a man was killed using his Tesla’s Autopilot system in Florida. … [Read more...]
What can I do if a Family Member Dies as a Result of Another’s Negligent Actions?
If a person is injured due to someone else's actions, a personal injury claim can be filed against the liable party, but what if that injured person dies? This is why wrongful death claims exist. If a person was injured as a result of another’s negligence, and and that person dies from those injuries, a wrongful death claim can be filed to … [Read more...]
Is Your Uber Ride Roadworthy?
There has been a lot of talk in the news recently about the safety of using Uber and Lyft, to get to your destination. The focus has highlighted alleged assaults by Uber drivers and background checks, or lack thereof, of the drivers. While personal safety is always a concern, another question you should be asking is whether your ride is roadworthy. … [Read more...]
Pokemon Go: The Latest Distraction to Make Our Roadways Hazardous
When you think of distracted driving, your mind likely goes directly to texting and driving, which 46 states and the District of Columbia have established laws to ban. However, with advances in technology, new distractions arise to further expand the risks. This summer, the newest distraction causing havoc on the roadways is Pokemon Go. If you … [Read more...]
Hawaii Workers’ Compensation, What You Need to Know
What does Workers’ Compensation do? Workers’ compensation is a state law that requires employers to provide insurance coverage to employees if they are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation was created to replace the traditional tort law system, in which employers could be sued for large amounts of money and workers would not be guaranteed … [Read more...]
Three Things to Know about Child Support in Texas
Child support may be part of divorce proceedings or, in cases where parents were never married, ordered through a separate suit. Once set, payment of a support obligation is not optional – even when “other arrangements” have been made between the parties. All child support payments in Texas are made through the State Disbursement Unit. Failure to … [Read more...]
Fox News Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
On Tuesday, 21st Century Fox settled the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson against ex-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. 21st Century Fox compensated Carlson $20 million and published a formal apology stating, “[Carlson] developed a loyal audience and was a daily source of information for many … [Read more...]
Colorado to Vote on Physician-Assisted Suicide
Colorado voters will be able to decide in November if terminally ill patients will have the option to end their lives with medical assistance. About the Colorado Physician-Assisted Suicide Act The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act (Initiative 145) will allow a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and is expected to have six … [Read more...]
Common Types of Defective Products Liability Claims
If you have suffered injuries or damages due to a product you used, you may have a defective products liability claim. Defective product claims fall under 3 major categories: Defective manufacturing Defective design Failure to provide sufficient warnings and instructions by the manufacturer related to the proper use of the product To … [Read more...]
Can You Remove A Sex Crime From Your Criminal History?
Sex crimes refer to someone touching another person sexually or in an offensive or unwanted manner, against their wishes. Sex crimes are criminal offenses which carry heavy penalties and fines. In almost all states, sex offenders have to register themselves with their local law enforcement agency. They also have to register as a sex offender in the … [Read more...]
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