Don’t Become a Statistic This Memorial Day Weekend

by ShelbyW May 24, 2013 Car Accidents

As people prepare to enjoy Memorial Day weekend across the United States, transportation officials estimate that at least 89 percent of travelers will be driving this weekend. That amounts to over 31.2 million people and has increased slightly from years prior. Safety Statistics Unfortunately, due to the sheer number of people on the roadways, Memorial […]

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Dangerous Roadways: When Bad Roads Cause Accidents

by ShelbyW May 24, 2013 Accident Claims

Despite the best efforts of engineers and construction contractors, errors continue to occur in the design, development, construction and maintenance of our nation’s roads, highways and freeways. However, manufacturers and various government bodies are all required to do their part to protect the roads and promote traffic safety. Government entities are the parties largely responsible […]

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How Posting on Facebook Can Affect Your Case

by ShelbyW April 25, 2013 Criminal Law

Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites in the world, and this has led to unforeseen legal consequences for many users. For example, there have been several recent cases that have used information that was posted on the defendant’s Facebook wall to help prove their guilt. Additionally, there have been several employers […]

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Hospital Errors Still Rampant in the U.S.

by ShelbyW April 24, 2013 Clinical medical negligence

Medical practitioners are amongst some of the most trained professionals in the world. In all honesty, if there’s one professional service that we’ll all need in our lifetime, oftentimes before we even begin to form memories, it’s medical care. Unfortunately, the neglectfulness of doctors, nurses and other practitioners can sometimes lead to medical errors. The […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Forced DUI Blood Tests

by ShelbyW April 23, 2013 Criminal Law

Driving under the influence is a bad decision that can lead to even worse consequences. Since most DUI cases depend on some measure of self-criminalization on the part of a defendant, numerous issues have arisen on the constitutionality of several factors of DUI convictions. Random police checkpoints were once in question, but their constitutionality was […]

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Penalties Doubled for DWI in New Jersey School Zones

by ShelbyW April 5, 2013 Criminal Law

Thousands of Americans are arrested for driving under the influence every day. Sadly, about one-third of those arrested are people who have been convicted of drinking and driving at least once before. Just about every state has recognized the need to protect the general public from drunk drivers, but New Jersey, along with a growing […]

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Felony Charges: Surviving False Allegations

by ShelbyW September 20, 2012 Assault

The criminal justice system in America views all crimes differently, but public opinion often views certain crimes in an even worse light than the legal system does. Although crimes like armed robbery, murder and money laundering often bring harsher penalties than crimes such as abuse and rape, the public often is far more sickened by […]

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Birth Injuries Caused by Delivery Errors

by ShelbyW September 17, 2012 Clinical medical negligence

Having a new baby is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for some parents, the experience becomes one that is filled with anguish and sadness due to delivery errors. While medical staff in the delivery room is often highly skilled and trained professionals, accidents can happen, and when they do, they […]

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Dangerous Prescription Drug Lawsuits

by ShelbyW August 28, 2012 Law

Drug companies make sales by advertising directly to patients. Rather than allowing doctors to prescribe drugs as they see fit, many patients look through advertisements for drugs that can help alleviate symptoms, and then ask their doctors to prescribe these medications. This is why it’s so important for drug companies to be honest about side […]

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