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October 2017 Archives

Payment liability on debts of deceased in wrongful death

No one enjoys opening their mailbox to find a stack of bills, or receiving continuous phone calls from a debt collector. However, these scenarios become even more burdensome and stressful when they pertain to debts owed by a deceased loved one. Especially so when it involves a wrongful death. So, who is liable for these claims, and how do they get paid?

Compensation for injuries caused by defective work equipment

Working a job in an already hazardous environment is stressful enough. In addition, workers should never have to worry about whether the equipment required to complete the work is going to operate correctly, especially when their safety depends on it.

Criminal charges as evidence in a wrongful death claim

In some cases, criminal charges may be presented as evidence in support of a wrongful death claim. In a 2015 accident in New Orleans, a 33-year-old woman drove her car directly into the path of an 18-wheeler hauling a large crane. When the truck driver was forced to slam on his brakes, the crane shifted forwards, crushing the cab and killing the driver.

Do truck drivers have driving time limitations?

Most people are unfamiliar with the rules imposed on truck drivers regarding driving time limitations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the federal agency tasked with ensuring that truck companies and their drivers are held to certain standards of safety on the roads. Where questions exist about what these standards are, the FMCSA provides some guidance.

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