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An argument for raising minimum liability insurance for commercial trucks

As it stands, the minimum liability insurance for commercial trucks/buses is $750,000. While it sounds like a great deal of money, it is not nearly enough to cover medical expenses for someone seriously injured in a crash.  Additionally, the amount has not been adjusted for inflation since 1985. Many crash victims are seriously under-compensated. Nearly 5,000 people die every year in truck crashes.... 

Powerful IT Immigration Reform Proponents Fail to Spark Poltical Change

Silicon Valley has an enormous interest in ensuring that immigration reform is passed. To that end, a number of tech companies have been working tirelessly as lobbyists and activists. Technology professionals have unparalleled access to a tech-reliant American audience. Still seeing enormous growth, tech companies have the money to make things happen — spending millions on ads, lobbying conservatives,... 

How to Divide Assets during a Divorce

Over the years, you and your partner acquired many things together, but now that you are in the midst of a divorce, it’s time to divide the assets. Deciding on who gets what is a difficult task to tackle successfully. Depending on the number of years you were married, dividing the assets can become an even more complex process. Where there is property, there will be disputes. How to Avoid Angry Partners?... 

The Benefits of Co-Parenting Classes for Divorcing & Divorced Parents

The birth of your first child is a milestone for a couple. Life after a child completely changes. Your needs take a back seat and your child’s needs take center stage. Everything that you do or plan, you do it meticulously.  With your partner, you are in charge of making your child’s future bright. This remains a parent’s top priority even when they are in the middle of divorce proceedings or... 

What Household Employees Should Know About the Affordable Care Act

By Tom Breedlove, HomePay by Breedlove Nannies, senior caregivers, housekeepers and other in-home providers are in a unique situation compared to most employees. They don’t work for a large company with a Human Resources department looking out for their best interest. So when it comes to something like purchasing health insurance, it’s not as simple [...]  Read More →

Driver Swerves Around Debris Causing Multi-Vehicle Accident

One of the most common lethal driving mistakes is swerving either by not staying in the proper lane, drifting into other lanes, or erratically changing lanes. Swerving can also occur if a driver is going too fast for road conditions, overcompensates, or swerves to avoid a pothole, animal, or debris. Swerving to avoid the debris is a common reaction, but it can also be more devastating than hitting... 

Avonte’s Law Addresses School Safety for Children with Special Needs

Avonte’s Law, which calls for audible alarms on school building doors, was passed by New York City Council and signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio in August. The law is named for Avonte Aquendo, a 14-year-old boy with autism who went missing from his school in Queens and was later found dead. Avonte’s Law is one action among many that are needed to protect students with special needs. The... 

THE FUTURE OF SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING

[This article was originally printed in the Straight Word, a publication of the Burlington County Bar Association.] THE FUTURE OF SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Special needs planning is a process of planning for the legal, personal, and financial needs of an individual with disabilities to enhance the quality of life of that person to allow them to reach their full potential. ... 

Michigan State receiver on probation after pleading guilty to drunk driving

Michigan State University (MSU) junior and football team receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on April 6. The arrest occurred shortly before Kings’ spring suspension. Kings, 20, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.17 or higher and with operating while intoxicated by alcohol, a controlled... 

How to make homes safer for seniors

Older adults who continue to live independently at home will need a safe space in which to live. Making the home safe is essential for preventing injuries. Each year, around 7,000 elderly people die in accidents at home, while millions more sustain serious injuries there. Falls are the most common cause of injury. Drowning in the tub and being burned by the stove or by hot water are also significant... 
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