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September 2013 Archives

Texting While Driving Allowed For Tractor Trailers

By now, it is common knowledge that texting while operating a motor vehicle is inherently dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, driver distraction was the cause of 18% of all fatal crashes. In a 2009 study, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that text messaging creates a crash risk 23.2 times worse than driving while not distracted for heavy vehicles or trucks (i.e. tractor trailers). The study further found that texting while driving also has the longest duration of eyes-off-the road time. In its conclusion, the VTTI study recommended that texting be banned in all moving vehicles. 

Landlord Liability For Personal Injury Of Residential Tenants

When A Residential Tenant Is Injured On Property They Lease: Is There A Remedy?

Often, a residential tenant who is leasing property is injured by a defect in the property they rent. Whether it be rotten boards on a porch, no handrails on a stairwell, or broken tiles in a bathroom; the tenant can be injured in a variety of ways. At issue for this article is whether a landlord can be held liable for the personal injury to tenants (including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering) caused by defects or omissions in their rented residential property.

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