With a background as a paralegal, focusing on criminal defense and civil rights, Sandra Dalton launched her freelance writing career in 2000 with a weekly column on Freedom for Suite 101 and pro bono projects for individuals and organizations supporting causes close to her heart. One of her first projects was for the Police Compliant Center writing about police misconduct. Sandra’s legal writing quickly expanded to include personal injury, animal welfare, criminal defense, disability discrimination, family law and much more.

Artificial Intelligence Takes the Wheel, Becomes Legal Driver

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) approved a request by Google to define the artificial intelligence self-driving system as the official driver in its proposed self-driving car design. No human driver will be required and no human occupant will be considered a driver. This is far from the final step in making fully […]

A Wee Dram to Ward Off the Winter Chill

The term dram is a Scottish euphemism for a shot of whisky. Ergo, dram shop laws apply to businesses which serve alcohol. You have probably heard at least one story about a bar getting sued after a patron injured or killed someone in a drunk driving accident, and you may be wondering how that works and what […]

Pet Safety Tips for Your Holiday Bundles of Joy

If you are one of those lucky pet parents who received or adopted a puppy or kitten for Christmas, you are well aware that they are now getting to “that age” where all bets are off and it’s time to go crazy. For you, this is both a very fun and very frustrating period. For […]

Black Ice Accidents

Invisible and deadly, black ice is one of the worst hazards drivers can encounter. It is a thin sheet of ice with virtually no air bubbles, so it is completely transparent. Black ice typically looks like damp or dry asphalt, and that is the deception. Drivers see it and think that the road is perfectly […]

Football Safety: Party Safety Tips

Super Bowl parties are going to be bigger than ever this year. Whether you are planning to host a few friends or a big blow-out, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to keep yourself and your guests safe. Prepare Your Home Do a quick check of your property looking for […]