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How the Jones Act Affects Cruise Ships
The Jones Act is a set of laws about maritime vessels, their workers, passengers, and freight. It is often referred to by its European counterpart name of the Cabotage Law (pronounced like sabotage). The Jones Act has a portion ...
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Drunk Driving: the Dangers Explained
Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle accidents caused 10,497 deaths in 2016. To be sure, the number of alcohol-related accidents in the US has decreased over time. But the number of annual fatalities suggests that drinking and driving is still a public ...
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The Key Element of Workers’ Comp: Documentation of Any Injuries
In 2017, Texas private industry employees reported 183,396 workplace injuries. That’s 2.2 claims for every 100 workers.  When an employee gets injured, the priority should be to get medical assistance. Once the situation is under control, the next vital ...
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Preventative Tips for Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Distracted driving claims more than 3,000 lives every year in the U.S. Whether it’s texting, listening to the radio turned up too loud, or chatting with friends in the car, distracted driving is deadly, both for those in the ...
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Neck Injuries from Car Accidents: What You Need to Know
Each year, car accidents cause close to 40% of neck injuries sustained by the American public. What’s even more shocking is that 50% of vertebral fractures to the cervical spine are also caused by car accidents.  Most people take it for ...
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Understanding the Zone of Special Danger
The Defense Base Act (DBA) protects the compensation rights of civilians working on US military bases outside the country. The DBA is founded on the doctrine of the zone of special danger. In fact, it’s impossible to appreciate DBA cases ...
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When You Should Hire a Lawyer After a Trucking Accident
In the time it takes for a heart to beat, your entire life as you know it can change from one truck driver’s actions. From lost wages to medical expenses, living through a trucking accident is only the beginning ...
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Motorcycle Accident Settlement
When it comes to traffic deaths, motorcyclists are 28 more times likely to die than a passenger car occupant.  Although the rate of motorcycle deaths have dropped a few percentage points in recent years, there are still thousands of ...
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Legal Ramifications of Jones Act Shipping
You may have heard bits and pieces about the Jones Act Shipping, but more than likely you didn’t have a chance to learn too much about it. Even though it may not feel that it’s very important to know ...
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How to Hire an Auto Accident Lawyer
Roughly 1 million people die in car crashes each year. Safety on the road should be one of your main concerns as you operate a vehicle. Be sure to buckle up and check around you for pedestrians as you ...
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