Airlines can bump you from a flight in some cases, but they have to follow rules set by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). When United Airlines recently bumped a man off his flight from Chicago to St. Louis, the airline was following the rules—to a point. One of the main reasons the man will likely sue the airline is that he will allege he was not treated in a "reasonable" manner, as it appears he was dragged forcefully and harmed as he was removed from the plane. Most people don't know all the DOT and FAA rules, but you should know your basic rights.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you know that it can affect all aspects of your life. In addition to your physical wounds, being injured can have a negative impact on your personal relationships, your career, and your long-term physical health or abilities.
An injury can be devastating. In addition to being temporarily physically debilitating, it can impact your personal relationships, your career, and your long-term physical health or abilities. If your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence or fault, an attorney can be your advocate every step of the way through the process of recovering damages.
Whether you’ve heard them buzzing around your neighborhood or seen them hovering in the park, drones are more popular than ever. Officially known as “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs), drones are small, unmanned aircraft that either respond to the commands of a remote operator or follow a pre-programmed trajectory. Although they were initially developed by the military, they are now available across a broad spectrum of complexity and cost to hobbyists of all ages. But flying your own drone can land you in hot water if you aren’t aware of the rules and regulations that apply in New Jersey.
When winter storms hit, ordinary daily activities can be a real struggle. Snow and ice can build up on sidewalks, parking lots, and entranceways to businesses, causing wet, slick conditions inside buildings. Do you know what your rights are if you suffer a slip-and-fall injury or other weather-related occurrence on commercial property?
As the cold and flu season approaches, you may find yourself with a bad case of the sniffles, sneezes, and general misery. It’s important to consider how dangerous it is can be to drive while under the influence of cold medicine—or even just while impaired by the natural symptoms of your illness. Did you know that cold and flu symptoms can impair your driving as much as being intoxicated?
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other occurrence, it’s a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney to protect your rights. You may be entitled to compensation from another person, company, or insurance provider for your personal injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. But how do you choose the right personal injury lawyer for you out of the hundreds of attorneys available in the Newark area? Here are a few things to consider when evaluating your options.
If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury, you may worry about more than your physical recovery—you may worry that you won’t be able to return to work. A lot of factors play into whether you will be able to go back to your job after an injury. Knowing the laws and requirements can help you focus on your recovery rather than worrying about your employment.
If you’ve been separated or going through the process of getting a divorce for a significant period of time, you may have questions about when a non-custodial parent’s child support obligation begins. Are you able to recover “back” child support for any portion of the time you were separated before a child support order is entered?
September 28, 2016 is the 10th annual observance of World Rabies Day, a day created to raise awareness about the continuing global hazard of rabies. Although many people believe that this disease has been eradicated, in fact, rabies is responsible for an estimated 59,000 human deaths each year.