Month: July 2020

Can Private Schools Be Held Accountable for Sexual Assault by Teachers?

Published on July 27, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Civil Litigation

Private schools can be held accountable when teachers sexually assault students. Although private schools do not receive federal funding and they are exempt from Title IX requirements that allow lawsuits for sexual abuse or harassment, they have a duty of care to protect students from harm. Private School Liability for Sexual Assaults Under federal law, schools that receive government funding under Title IX can be held legally liable for teacher sexual misconduct. Title IX provisions in the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 allow parents to file lawsuits in District [...]
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How Are Truck Accident Damages Determined?

Published on July 13, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Trucking Accident

When a truck accident occurs, determining liability for injuries and property damages depends on who owns the truck and what caused the accident. Who’s Liable for Truck Accidents? Trucking accidents often involve significant property damages, catastrophic injuries, and death to people involved in the accident. Determining liability for an accident may be difficult, because multiple parties may be involved. To begin the process, the owner of the truck and the cause of the accident must be determined. Commercial truckers may own their own truck and drive as independent [...]
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Proving Your Truck Accident Claim: What You Should Know About the Black Box

Published on July 6, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Trucking Accident

All commercial trucks are now required to install electronic logging devices (ELDs), often referred to as black boxes, that record driving data and driving habits. Black Boxes in the Trucking Industry A black box is a small recording device installed in a large commercial truck or 18-wheeler that documents information about the trucks movement over time. A black box can refer to two different types of devices in a truck: an electronic logging device (ELD) or an event data recorder (EDR). Both types are capable of recording certain [...]
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Staying Safe This July 4th

Published on July 2, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

Practicing fireworks safety tips on July 4th can prevent serious personal injuries and deaths, as well as damage to property and structures caused by fires. July 4th Fireworks Safety Tips In 2017, more than 12,000 people were treated in medical facilities for fireworks-related injuries caused by exploding homemade or defective fireworks devices, firecrackers, and sparklers. Approximately 50 percent of injury victims were young adults and teenagers under the age of 20 and small children under the age of 10. According to the National Fire Protection Association, illegal fireworks [...]
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