Month: June 2020
When sexual misconduct or assault occurs in a child’s school, victims have legal rights to seek damages against the school and school employees in federal and state civil courts. Sexual Assaults at School In Nevada, statutes clearly define guidelines on school child abuse and neglect including acts of sexual assault, misconduct, exploitation, and sex trafficking. Guidelines stipulate that abuse or neglect of a child can also be caused by acts of school administrators, employees, teachers, and volunteers in a school who are not legally responsible for the welfare [...]
Covid Exemptions to Truck Regulations Pose Threat to Other Drivers
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s economy, suspended federal trucking safety regulations may pose safety threats to drivers. Suspended Trucking Regulations May Pose Accident Risks During normal times, the trucking industry must follow strict safety regulations mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency that oversees the U.S. trucking industry. With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FMCSA suspended trucking safety requirements to speed up relief to the U.S. economy. Normal FMCSA safety regulations limit the number of hours a [...]
The Causes of Distracted Driving May Surprise You
Distracted driving is caused by a number of factors inside and outside the car that take the driver’s focus off the road. Distracted Drivers Pose Dangers on the Road In the United States, car accidents account for the highest number of personal injury cases seen by car accident lawyers. Car accidents are caused by a variety of reasons, but the number one reason is distracted driving. For drivers in America, distracted driving has surpassed all other factors related to vehicle accidents and injuries. Approximately 75 percent of all [...]
Which Personality Types Get in the Most Highway Accidents?
Drivers who are young with reckless, irresponsible, and impulsive behaviors, as well as older drivers who are impaired or under significant levels of stress, are in a higher risk group of drivers likely to be involved in highway traffic accidents. Personality Traits Linked to Highway Accidents Studies show that common personality factors are often associated with a higher risk of vehicle accidents. Research on driving behaviors and traffic accidents suggests that certain drivers may be more “accident-prone” due to personality traits, as well as driving skills. The Accident [...]