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What Happens If You Ignore Mandatory Evacuation Orders?

As of Friday evening, Hurricane Irma had maximum sustained winds of 155 mph — just below highest Category 5 status — and is forecast to remain at about that strength when it comes ashore on Sunday morning. Mandatory evacuation orders have now been issued in numerous counties, including all residents and visitors in the Florida Keys. Despite its vulnerability to extreme weather, Florida does not......
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The Unfortunate Truth: The Most Common Auto Accident Injuries

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Car accidents are a prominent cause of injuries. In 2019, roughly 6.6 million vehicle accidents were reported. Of the traffic accidents reported in 2020, roughly 42,000 were fatal and another 4.8 million incurred other injuries. The damage they leave behind can be significant. The economic cost of car accidents is projected to be $871 billion per year — roughly $900 for every person residing in...
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Common Causes Of Car Accidents

Dealing with the fallout from a car accident can add to the stress of being involved in an accident. You can be dealing with more than you anticipated after a car accident, from injuries to property damage and medical costs to lost pay. Fortunately, many car accidents are preventable. Some factors contribute to auto accidents more frequently than others. We’ve covered the main reasons for......
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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Long hours on the road, tight deadlines, and possible substances that influence truck drivers while behind the wheel can often lead to engaging in risky maneuvers. Not to mention a myriad of potential mechanical failures or environmental hazards.  Multiple factors usually contribute to accidents, but despite this we’ve pulled together a list of the most common causes of truck accidents in California and the US.......
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Common Injuries In Truck Accidents

Trucking is one of the most important components of the transportation industry despite having newer and faster transport solutions. However, as they are one of the largest vehicles on the road amongst many smaller vehicles, it’s no surprise that many truck accidents happen every single day. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) latest traffic fatalities estimates report, 5,601 fatal crashes......
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Who Is Liable In A Rideshare Accident in California?

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Uber and Lyft are now widespread In California and in most cities in the U.S., and Uber’s imprint is international. Uber and Lyft are comparable to numerous taxi services in that they do not own, control, or operate the cars and do not hire the drivers. Instead, the drivers deal with companies to pick up passengers. Unlike taxis, passengers cannot hail an Uber or Lyft...
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Explained: Types of Heavy-duty Trucks and Semis

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Sharing the road with big rigs, custom haulers, tow trucks, semi-trucks, and other powerful vehicles can feel intimidating. In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 10,000 deaths occurred from truck accidents, 772 of which came from large and heavy-duty trucks. Everyone on the road, not just drivers, should understand the dangers of large trucks. With adequate knowledge, you can drive defensively and...
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Common Types Of Car Accidents in California

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Car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including vehicular and road surface flaws, driver error, negligence, and/or recklessness. Most Common Types Of Car Accidents in CAlifornia and the US Despite the fact that each collision is unique, there are patterns in how they occur. Being conscious of the most common causes around our area could prevent an accident. 1. Rear-End Collisions The...
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Can Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Sue Employers for Wrongful Termination?

The Art Institute of Chicago, home to a world famous collection including Vincent Van Gogh’s The Bedroom, Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, and Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, fired all of its trained volunteers and guides last month, who were mostly older white women. Until their firing, the Art Institute had more than 100 docents, 82 of whom were active....
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