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June 2017 Archives

Why are child passengers safer in some states than others?

Responsible parents would like to believe that their kids are equally safe in their vehicles no matter where they live. However, a recent study by Brigham and Women's Hospital found a considerable difference among states in the percentage of fatal accidents involving children.

How pedestrians and drivers can protect themselves from accidents

In New Jersey, all motorists are required to stop for pedestrians walking inside of marked crosswalks under state statute 39:4-36. Anyone who fails to do so faces a two-point deduction on his or her license, a $200 fine, insurance premium increases and up to 15 days of community service.

Man files premises liability suit because of mannequin scare

If you opened your hotel room door to find a person standing in a dark corner, you would probably flee in fright. One premises liability victim did just that - and now he is seeking damages from a hotel on the Las Vegas strip because of the incident. The catch? The "person" was a decorative mannequin that was displayed in a glass case. Now, the victim is seeking financial compensation from the Planet Hollywood hotel in this highly unusual case of hazardous conditions.