Flat Tires and Their Mitigating Circumstances Can Assist in Fighting a Traffic Ticket

Traffic violations are often looked at from a "cut and dry" perspective. When someone goes through a red light, he or she has run afoul of traffic laws. A citation will be issued to those who commit infractions of the traffic code. Police officers may issue warnings but are unlikely to do so when someone has done something very egregious. Making an unsafe lane change on the highway and cutting off another car by only a few inches is truthfully also only a few inches away from a major accident. [Read More]

Well-Meaning Actions That Make Your Infant's Car Seat More Dangerous

Child car seats are highly effective in mitigating injuries during frontal crashes, but only if they are used correctly. No parent wants to place their child in danger, but sometimes your well-meaning actions can actually reduce the safety of your child's car seat. Here are a few examples of such actions: Placing Toys in the Car Seat If your child is crying and seems uncontrollable, you may be tempted to stuff some toys in their car seat. [Read More]

3 Tips for Preventing Injury on Your School's Playground

Children need time outdoors in order to help them stay healthy and focused. Your school likely has a playground that is designed to give children access to fun outdoor activities throughout the school day. While a playground can serve as a source of entertainment, it can also pose serious injury risks. Here are three things that you need to be doing to prevent injuries (and the potential lawsuits that accompany them) on your school's playground in the future. [Read More]

Defamation Laws

Defamation laws in the United States are built around the fact that one person's words can damage another person's reputation and cause significant financial fallout as a result. However, what you don't say can also land you in legal hot water. Here's more information about a legal concept called libel by omission and how to defend against this type of lawsuit. Libel by Omission Basics Unlike regular libel and slander where the focus is on how what a person says harmed another person, libel by omission focuses on a person's failure to include material facts or vital information that leads people to infer untrue things about the affected individual. [Read More]