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March 2017 Archives

Hire an attorney to pursue a civil rights claim

Your civil rights are your personal liberties -- your ability to live a lawful life that is free of harassment, discrimination, persecution, or intrusion from others (including the police and the government). These are rights that are seen as belonging to everyone -- no matter their status in society.

Who's responsible for an accident with a driverless car?

If you're injured in a car accident it is important to make a record of your injuries, and gather as much evidence about the crash as possible before you try to get compensation from your insurance company or the driver of the other car. However, it can get confusing if there wasn't a driver in the other car, or even if you were the one operating a driverless car.

How often does sexual assault happen?

People often don't realize just how common sexual assault is, which is problematic because it means those who are victimized may wrongly feel like they are alone, and because those who haven't been victimized may not think it's that large of a problem in the modern United States.

Underride safety guards lacking on tractor trailers. Who's at risk?

Every year, there are more than 200 people who are killed in car accidents with semi trucks, where the car goes all or partway under the side of the truck's trailer. There is a way to stop these tragedies: by requiring tractor trailers to have side underride guards. These are used in Europe on all trucks, but the US does not require them.

Baltimore City settles wrongful death lawsuit for $300,000

Family gets justice with police brutality lawsuit

The city of Baltimore, Maryland recently agreed to settle a police brutality lawsuit with the family of man who died 2012 after a police officer used excessive force. The $300,000 settlement finally brings legal closure for the decedent's family as they continue to heal and recover from the loss of a loved one.

49ers' QB Colin Kaepernick ends his protest

Last year, 49ers' QB Colin Kaepernick took a stand against police violence and civil rights violations, deciding that he would kneel during the national anthem before every game. There was a split reaction to it, with some people supporting him and others saying he should not be disrespectful.

Increase in fatal accidents in California reported. What are we doing wrong?

Safety campaigns about distracted driving, crackdowns on seat belt use and newer vehicles on the road should lead to fewer accidents. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. The National Safety Council recently reported an increase in fatal accidents in the United States in 2016. The NSC reported a six percent increase in the last year. In California, the increase was reported at 13 percent compared to the previous year.

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