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Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to pay for time lost due to workplace injuries. But with advances in technology, the workplace has expanded to cover far more territory than the office. So what happens if you’re injured while working from home or on the road? Can workers’ compensation cover injuries suffered while telecommuting? Is My…

An amphibious Ride the Ducks tour bus collided with a charter bus on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge yesterday, killing four students and critically injured 15 more people. Witnesses reported seeing the duck boat swerve into another car before hitting the tour bus head-on. The students were from North Seattle College’s international program, and were part of…

Whether you’re hiking in the wilderness or skiing in the backcountry, there’s always a chance you can get into trouble. Thankfully, most counties and states have search and rescue personnel that can help. But these rescue efforts — which can include boats, helicopters, and a significant number of professionals and volunteers — can be costly….

Cycling in the city is dangerous. Not only do bicyclists have to be aware of cars and pedestrians, but they have to be hyper-aware of that point when car drivers are about to become pedestrians. Any person who has spent time biking in an urban setting has a story of almost or actually getting “doored”…

Family members of inmates who die while serving time due to abuse or neglect can sue for wrongful death. Who can family members sue and what damages can be recovered? The answers to these question depend on the type of institution where the inmate was held, the manner of death, and certain statutory considerations. Systems…

You cannot be fired for getting injured on the job and filing a workers’ compensation claim. But you can be fired for other reasons. All the boss has to do is present that termination in legal terms. Your employer may say your dismissal is based on poor performance or financial difficulties, and that is technically…

Everyone with a driver’s license started out as a novice at some point, so it’s easy to have sympathy for student drivers — even if they are, by definition, threats to the safety of our roadways. But even if we sympathize with student drivers, do we hold them accountable for accidents? Most car accidents come…

You don’t need to Google “school bus crash” to know that the buses we trust to take our kids safely to school don’t always have the safest trips. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates there were 1,214 fatal crashes involving school transportation vehicles from 2004 to 2013, averaging 134 fatalities each year. What…

The City of Baltimore has reached a tentative $6.4 million settlement agreement with the family of Freddie Gray. Gray died in April after suffering a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody. Baltimore has already paid a total of $5.7 million to settle more than 120 police brutality lawsuits since 2011, and the latest…

While most people may remember Ralph Nader for his quixotic presidential campaigns, the lawyer and political activist has been fighting as an advocate for consumer protection and environmental causes most of his life. Now, after a decade of planning, Nader is nearing his goal of opening the country’s first law museum, focused on injury lawsuits….

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