Trump Administration De-Regulatory Agenda Threatens Worker Safety

When Donald Trump ran for President in 2016, it was as a champion of blue collar, working Americans. It set him apart in the Republican primary, when he successfully out-flanked GOP rivals who ran on the usual Republican supply-side talking points. And that pose – while always of questionable sincerity – worked well enough in […]

Federal Tort Claims Act: Can You Sue the United States Government?

The quick answer to the question “Can you sue the US government?” is “Yes,” but that has not always been the case. Prior to 1946, when the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA” or “Act”) was passed, a legal doctrine known as sovereign immunity prevented citizens from being able to take their government to court. While […]

Autism and Safety: A Mother’s Guide to Preventing Wandering

Approximately 90% of parents of children with autism report that their child has wandered from home, school or daycare at least one time. Sadly, the leading cause of death for people with autism is wandering, of those deaths, 90% of children drown. Children with autism often lack safety awareness skills and are, unfortunately, drawn to […]

Tesla Pays $5 Million Settlement in Autopilot Case

Without admitting to wrongdoing, Tesla recently paid $5 million in a class action lawsuit settlement after its Autopilot “self-driving” system was deemed the cause of two fatal car crashes in which drivers had enabled Tesla’s driving assist system. At the conclusion of the suit, Tesla claimed to have implemented improved Autopilot hardware and software and […]

Why Won’t the Lawyer Take My Case?

If you have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be considering pursuing legal action in the form of a lawsuit. The first step you will have to take to sue a company or an individual is to meet with a personal injury attorney who handles the type of case you’d […]

5 Boating Safety Tips that Could Save Your Life

Whether you are vacationing or enjoying your days off close to home, boating is a popular choice for summer recreation. And while boating can be fun for the whole family, Accidents on the water can quickly turn deadly. You can minimize your risk of boating accidents and injuries by planning ahead and following some very […]

New Hands-Free Law Takes Hold in Georgia

The Hands-Free Georgia Act took effect on July 1st, so it might be useful to go through some of the statute’s requirements and penalties. Since ignorance of the law is not a permissible defense, it is a good idea to build a basic understanding of the law’s prohibitions and how those prohibitions might affect your […]

Cruise Ship Accidents

Although shipwrecks and widespread illness affecting passengers on cruise ships make headlines when they happen, injuries to individuals including fatalities often go unnoticed, even by other passengers. When someone is injured, killed, or becomes seriously ill while on a cruise ship, operations and activities may continue as normal, as if nothing happened – at least […]

April 20th Could Be a Relatively Dangerous Day for Drivers

Since the early nineties, pot smokers everywhere have celebrated their beloved cannabinoid substance every year on the 20th of April. Four-Twenty marks a holiday for some, but according to a study published on the JAMA Network, it may be the source of an increase in fatal car accidents. Researchers collected fatal crash data for 4/20 […]