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February 2016 Archives

What are some common causes of truck accidents?

Although all types of motor vehicle accidents have the potential to be devastating, truck accidents are among the deadliest types of accidents. Commercial trucks can weigh thousands of pounds and that much weight travelling at high speeds can create a deadly force. Because trucks can pose such a threat to other vehicles on the road, truck drivers are expected to abide by certain federal trucking regulations. When they fail to do so, a devastating accident may occur.

Some sex abuse survivors seek support anonymously online

The ability to interact with others while remaining anonymous is important in a number of settings. Those seeking help with alcohol or drug addiction recognized the importance of anonymity decades ago. Many other support groups have since adopted similar policies.

Catholic Church official speaks on the importance of 'Spotlight'

Several of our recent posts have discussed the critically acclaimed movie "Spotlight," which tells the true story of Boston Globe reporters who brought international attention to the problem of clergy sexual abuse. The reaction (to the movie) from the public has been overwhelmingly positive. But among leaders within the Catholic Church, reactions have been mixed. Some stubbornly continue to prioritize the church's reputation over its accountability.

Protecting the rights of car accident victims

Sometimes, a simple fender bender can evolve into a multi-vehicle affair. What starts with just two vehicles can eventually involve dozens, even hundreds of other cars. This can happen on busy highways, especially when the road conditions are icy and dangerous. When this happens, victims may be confused as to what actions are available to them. Thankfully, in many cases, it is possible for investigators to determine how the accident started, and if they started with the actions of a negligent driver, victims may have rights.

Protecting the rights of car accident victims

Pennsylvania residents often need to drive motor vehicles for a variety of reasons. Some need to drive to and from work, often for a lengthy commute, while others may need to drive to a nearby town to drop kids off at school or shop for groceries. Most of the time, it is possible to complete these tasks without any trouble. However, there are times when, while taking a routine drive, a driver is unexpectedly involved in a car accident. When this happens, there are many possible outcomes.

Preventing elder abuse and redefining the nursing home experience

We have previously written about how difficult it can be to put an aging relative in a nursing home. There are feelings of guilt, of course, but there is also worry. Will my loved one receive good care and attention? Will they enjoy living here or hate it? Are there any alternative options?

'Spotlight' earns critical praise, tells important story: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about the movie "Spotlight," which has earned numerous accolades and is nominated for several Oscars. It tells the story of a small group of reporters from the Boston Globe who publicly exposed one of the Catholic Church's biggest and darkest secrets. Institutional complicity was a major theme of the movie.

Helmet laws for motorcyclists in Michigan

Michigan residents who choose to ride motorcycles often put themselves at great risk. Motorcyclists are highly vulnerable to injuries. Head injuries, spinal injuries and many other types of serious injuries can result from a car accident with a motorcycle involved. These injuries can have many life altering effects. This is why there are laws requiring motorcycle riders to wear helmets.

'Spotlight' earns critical praise, tells important story: Part I

We are now in the midst of "awards season," when the film and television industries are honored for their best works and their brightest stars. Although not everyone is a fan of awards shows, many Americans have been pleased to hear about the accolades one film has been earning. The movie "Spotlight" and its cast have already won major awards and have been nominated for numerous Oscars.

Jehovah's Witnesses Claim Exemption to Mandatory Sexual Abuse Reporting

The Jehovah's Witnesses continue to claim an exemption to the law, mandated in 45 states, that requires all clergy to report known instances of child sexual abuse to the legal authorities. With more than a dozen lawsuits brought by alleged child abuse victims the Jehovah's Witnesses continue in their noncompliance with the law. To read further :

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