In congested urban areas, bicycles compete with cars for road space and if they collide, it's the bicyclist who is left with serious injuries and a hefty medical bill. If you or a loved one has been injured in a biking accident, you may not be aware that you can file a personal injury claim against the driver responsible for the collision.
Scope of the problem
Despite the longevity--and success--of public awareness campaigns about the benefits of biking about town instead of driving, still only about one percent of daily trips can be chalked up to bicycle transportation.
According to the Center for American Progress, approximately 8.8 million Americans receive social security disability insurance benefits each year. If you're considering applying for social security disability or are in the beginning stages of the application, you understand how daunting the entire process can be. There are several reasons your claim can be denied, and sometimes it is because of a simple mistake or miscalculation. Here are a few of the most common mistakes to avoid while filling out your social security disability application:
According to the auto insurance industry estimates, the average American will be involved in an auto accident once every 17.9 years. Since you never know when an accident may happen, it's a good idea that you familiarize yourself with the steps that you should take in collecting evidence to build a strong case. The other parties involved may make false claims or may twist some facts to defend their position, which may hurt your claim for compensation.
It's not unusual for the consequences of a DUI conviction to spread beyond the fines, jail time, and license suspensions that may be handed down by a judge. If you currently have or are considering applying for a pilot's license, a DUI conviction can hinder your chances of receiving and/or maintaining one. Here's more information about this issue.
Prior Convictions Matter for Applications
When applying for a pilot's license, you may be required to fill out the Aviation Medical Exam, which the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) uses to determine the applicant's fitness for piloting aircraft.
According to data collected from the Center for Disease Control, about 41,149 people self-terminated in 2013. It is the tenth leading cause of death for all age groups in America and, unfortunately, the rate of suicide has been increasing in the last decade. As highly improbable as it may seem, if your dog attacks someone who was trying to commit suicide, are you still liable for damages if the family of the deceased sues you for wrongful death?