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In a survey conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among children aged 14 years and younger. According to an estimate, car crashes kill at least 1,400 children every year in the country.
Most people purchase a disability insurance coverage thinking that this will help them pay for hospital bills and loss of wages in case of an accident that may result to temporary or permanent disability.
Sole proprietorship is a type of business structure owned and managed by a single individual who is not legally separated from his business which means that he will enjoy all the profits but will have to shoulder all the financial responsibilities such as debts.
Most states prohibit employers from terminating workers based on reasons that are generally perceived as ethically or morally wrong. Also called as termination in violation of public policy, this unfair labor practice will make employers liable for employment-related lawsuits and claims.
Corporation is a business structure that is considered as a separate legal entity from the people who own this. In this sense, this business entity can enter into a contract apart from its owners.
Whistleblowers, or employees who report the illegal activities and violations of their companies, cannot be punished, harassed, demoted, and terminated by their employers.
If you sustain injuries caused by a negligent individual—such as reckless driver, manufacturer that sells defective goods, or store owner who does not maintain a safe premise,—you can seek monetary compensation by filing personal injury lawsuit.
In California, disabled employees can file for worker’s compensation if their injuries or illnesses are work-related. The advantage of this benefit is that workers can still receive this even if they only suffer from temporary disability, unlike Social Security claims which only provide assistance for those permanently disabled workers.
For the past several years, youth fatalities involving alcohol-related collisions have been declining, a welcoming development in the US where nearly 37 percent of traffic fatalities were caused by drunk drivers.
In California, surviving relatives of people who died from the negligence of another individual can file wrongful death claims to recover damages such as loss of companionship, funeral expenses, and loss of wages of the deceased.