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Tips: Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

In this generation wherein our roads are occupied by a large volume of vehicles, the chance of being stuck in a heavy traffic is quite high. This is one of the reasons people choose riding their motorcycles to reach their daily destinations with much ease. Another thing is; some types of motorcycles are more fuel-efficient compared to utilizing other kinds of vehicles. This enables the bike owners to save more money for their other expenses.

On the other hand, due to the increasing popularity of motorcycles, rapid growth in the number of motorcycle accidents has resulted. Each year, at least five percent of all road accident casualties are attributed to motorcycle crashes. As we clearly perceive, motorcyclists are considerably unprotected in a motorcycle since it has no protective metal cage to ensure the safety of the rider. In addition, motorcycles also lack any safety gadgets such as air bags, windshields and safety belts. Thus, it has no match to a fearsome trucks or any other four-wheeler.

To lessen the possibility of being involved in a motorcycle accident than can cause serious personal injuries, the riders may follow these tips:

- Be courteous and respectful to other motorist who uses the roads

- Never practice tailgating

- Avoid riding a motorcycle when you are under the influence of liquor

- Do not ride between slow moving vehicles

- Recognize and follow the traffic rules and ordinances

- Reduce the noise produced by the motorcycle

- Utilize signals whenever necessary

- Be cautious especially at road intersections

- Always check the side mirrors for possible upcoming vehicles - Be watchful on road hazards and defects as well as traffic problems ahead

- Always be on the road position where the other motorists clearly see you

- Maintain a safe speed that you are most comfortable of and with consistency to your driving capability and road conditions - Have a complete check up on your motorcycle especially the brakes

- Wear your protective gears such as a helmet, jackets, proper footwear and gloves

There are still other ways to prevent motorcycle accidents and injuries. These can be well understood if you will try to attend a motorcycle-riding training. However, if you are already engaged in these accidents, do not accept the fault better consult a motorcycle accident attorney to determine if you have a case to pursue. Your legal counsel will evaluate the incident. Then, if he finds a liability or fault on the other party, he will help you in recovering damages against the defendant. Keep in mind that the law entitles all the motorists with such protection that they are worthy of. We just have to know how to utilize those rights.

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Violence in Our Homes

The family is considered as the basic unit of the society. It is an inviolable social institution, which for all intents and purposes, is safeguarded by the state with all its pervasive powers and coercive mechanism. The family has in fact been so important in our present society, that marriage is actually a foundation of the family has been protected with much zeal by the state. When man and woman comes into a conglomeration with each other, it is assumed that they are already one, and not even the mere acquiescence of the parties, or the volition of one party could have such contract be eradicated. Yet notwithstanding the same, it is not a bolted lock that would last a lifetime even if it would no longer be healthy to the family whose interest it was suppose to foster. The marriage bonds may be broken if the union has already been plagued with envy, angry, hatred, and violence. Domestic violence has been abundant in our society today. Psychologists view it as a way of showing one’s control over a family, and to show who actually must be followed and who owns and manipulates the same.

It is a showing of territorial control prevalent among lower forms of animals, that is, with the expression of violent acts on the beings within his territorial domain, the predator acts in such a vicious manner to maintain his control thereof, and thus, legitimizes his rule. This is the picture being painted in domestic violence among members of the family. The father, which usually is the culprit in these types of offenses, has a constant drive to show that he has a control over his wife and his flock, showing his power by hurting his wife, or even to the extent of hurting his children, or other people in the household.

Domestic violence is a dreaded offense. Not only would it amount to lose of parental authority, it may also be considered as a criminal offense which can be penalized by imprisonment, or if circumstances led to more drastic effects then the penalty of death. A person shall be liable for all the consequences of his act whether the wrongful act done be different from that which he intended. That has been the constant rule when it comes to our courts of law. Hence, if a person causes the death of another by reason of a domestic violence then he would be liable thereof even the wrongful act done was not what he supposedly and originally intended. For more information about Domestic Violence consult our Los Angeles Attorneys

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What You Need to Know About Personal Injury

If you want to get the most out of your personal injury settlement, you have your work cut out for you. There are always some things you need that are very expensive and if you can no longer work, then you are in for a lot of trouble. The main types of insurance will be explained in this article.

Cars are all around us and talking about the components of motor vehicle insurance coverage presents some interesting insurance questions. The main components of car insurance include personal liability protection which is also known as personal injury protection, uninsured automobile coverage, property damage coverage, comprehensive coverage, statutory accident benefits and more.

Collision coverage is a must when it comes to car insurance. The first thing you do in a car accident is damage you vehicle. If the car accident is much worse, you can face people being injured in one way or another. But the first thing that happens is damaging your car.

Accidents happen in different situations. You can either hit another car or non-vehicular objects. No matter the case, you car will sustain damages and with the help of your property damage insurance, repairing those damages will be supported by the insurance company.

Car theft is another issue you should be worried about and luckily there is a type of insurance for that also. It is called comprehensive insurance and it covers the situation when you car is damaged illegally, after it has been taken without the owner’s permission or harmed in other ways, for instance by an act of nature. As we all know that we cannot predict the acts of nature.

Some types of motor vehicle insurance are optional and others are mandatory. For instance, property damage coverage is optional in Ontario, but others like liability insurance is mandatory. The requirements for various types insurance varies from province to province.

This brings us to the topic of this article – the personal injury protection which is also known as personal liability insurance. In the Province of Ontario, it is mandatory . It is the most important part of your insurance and you should consider purchasing more than the statutory minimum in order to ensure both your safety and the safety of your passengers.

When a personal injury occurs, liability insurance is very useful.. Since there are a lot of accidents that have a harmful outcome on your and/or a third party’s health, this type of insurance will cover some or all of the costs if someone is killed or injured in an accident, when you or other insured persons are at fault in the accident. This also applies to all of your passengers as well.

But this is not always the case. Considering all the steps involved in determining what party is to blame and who will cover the costs, the process could take a long time and you may end up with nothing in the end. A similar situation would be a wrongful dismissal, because you are not to blame, yet you suffer the consequences.

What you need is good legal representation that knows how to handle personal injury and wrongful dismissal law suits. You can find something like this over the internet, by visiting preszlerlaw.com. Here you will find all the information you need about wrongful dismissal and the legal action you can engage. They provide aggressive legal representation that can solve your problems regarding any matter, especially injury cases and wrongful dismissal.

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Buying a Home 'As-Is' - Should You Be Worried?

Most homes are sold 'as is'. In fact, the form Residential Purchase Agreement used by most brokers has a pre-printed 'as is' clause stating that the property is sold 'as is' without any warranty and in its present physical condition. In a recent purchase, I was asked by the seller to also sign a special lawyer-prepared document which reiterated (in a full page of legalese) that the property was being sold 'as is.' My first instinct was to ask: What is wrong with this property and am I losing all of my rights by agreeing to buy it 'as is'.

There is no clear-cut answer but a quick explanation of the law should put your mind at ease when buying a property 'as is'.

What is wrong with This Property?

As the Agreement notes, 'as is' means that the Seller is not making any warranties about the condition of the property. Selling 'as is' does not necessarily mean that anything is wrong with the property. The Buyer, however, should have a professional inspector look at the property and accompany the inspector as he examines the property. The inspector's trained eye will catch items that you may not notice.

Am I losing All of My Rights?

If it turns out that a problem arises with the property after the deal has been closed, what remedy does a Buyer have in an 'as is' sale? The 'as is' clause works in concert with other laws, most notably California Civil Code 1102. This section requires that the Seller provide the Buyer with a detailed Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement.

The Disclosure Statement addresses almost every conceivable defect with the property-from the presence of contaminants to lawsuits against the property. In general, the Seller is under a duty to disclose any and all facts materially affecting the value or desirability of the property which are known only to him and which he knows are not known to, or reasonably discoverable by, the Buyer. Even loud or obnoxious neighbors must be disclosed.

If the problem has been disclosed by the Seller, the Buyer has no cause to complain at a later date. He could have walked away from the deal or renegotiated. However, if the Seller knew about the problem but did not disclose it, the Buyer may have a claim against the Seller.

In a recent case, our client purchased a multi-million dollar home only to find that the winter rains brought extensive leaking. The professional inspection had noted that the roof should be maintained yearly and would have to be replaced in three years. However, it had not uncovered any leaking, and the Seller made no mention of roof leaks in the Disclosure Statement. However, the gardener and housekeeper, both of whom had worked for the Seller, remembered numerous roof leaks while the Seller lived in the house.

The Seller argued that (1) the house was being sold 'as is' and (2) the inspection put the Buyer on notice that the roof was in bad shape, thereby absolving her of any liability. In any event, she also claimed to have repaired the leaks and thought that they had been fixed.

While the inspector may have noted the limited life of the roof, the Seller was still required to disclose the leaking. The leaks were a material fact affecting the value (and habitability) of the home. In this case, neither the Buyer nor the inspector could have discovered the leaks in a visual inspection of the property. (Interestingly, because of liability issues, professional inspectors often will not allow the Buyer to follow them up to the roof, at least not on the inspector's ladder!) The Seller settled with the Buyer, and the roof was replaced.

So, rest assured, although you may be buying the house 'as is', the Seller is not excused from disclosing material problems in the Disclosure Statement. And in the event the Seller fails to make these required disclosures, the Buyer has a legal remedy, despite the 'as is' provisions of the Agreement.

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