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January 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Finding Truck Accident Attorneys near You

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, you will want the best of the best representing you. In the wake of an accident, you will be busy dealing with the injuries and possible losses, and the last thing you should have to worry about is a company that will stop at nothing to fight for their side of the case.

How Can a Accident Lawyer Help?

The goal of a top truck accident attorney will be to ensure that your rights are upheld. As the victim of an accident, they will make sure that the trucking companies will face the consequences that they should, and that you are given the best possibility of a positive outcome that you could possibly come to hope for.

This means that if a drunk truck driver hits your car, then a good truck accident attorney will fight their hardest to make sure that the driver of the vehicle is justly punished. They will also fight to make sure that the trucking company that employed the driver is punished for their part in the negligence of the driver. If the driver had any past indiscretions on their driving record, and the company knew about them and did nothing, then the company, by extension, is just as guilty as the driver.

Company Liabilities and Your Entitled Benefits

Major truck crash

There are trucking companies out there that will cooperate easily with you and your attorney to make sure that you get all the benefits you are entitled to. But for all the companies out there that will do this, there are just as many, if not more, companies that will fight tooth and nail not to have to pay out any benefits or money to you and your family.

Choosing the right attorney that will fight for your rights is important. They will fight for you and your case in a court of law to make sure that you receive everything you are entitled to. They will deal with the trucking companies lawyers so that you do not have the added stress of dealing with that as well.

Make sure when you are selecting the attorney that will fight for you and your rights that they are properly licensed and certified. The last thing you want to have to deal with, on top of dealing with the stress of being in a car accident, is dealing with a lawyer that isn’t properly licensed to fight for your case. The right lawyer will fight diligently for your rights to get the money you are owed for damages, lost wages, medical bills, and property damage.

No one wants to be faced with the prospect of having to hire an attorney because they have been in a car accident. I know that I myself hope never to be put in that situation. But if I ever am, I know that there are attorneys out there that honestly have mine and my families best interests at heart, and want me to be able to walk away from my experience with all the benefits that I am entitled to receive.

This post was attributed by:
Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC
509 Pecan St #201,
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 820-0100
https://www.warriorsforjustice.com/

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January 27, 2017 9:45 am

Remembering Our Founding Fathers Constitutional Government

There are many aspects of the law that we learned in school that we might not remember. For example, if I were to ask you what the three branches of government were, and what each branch did, could you explain each of them to me? Many people want to say yes, but when it comes down to knowing the information they aren’t so sure.

The United States Branches of Government

Many people know what the senate and the supreme court are, and who the president is. But if you were to ask them to describe exactly what a supreme court justice does, or what a senator does, they might not be able to tell you.

In the fifth grade, we learned that there are three branches of government and what each one does. But fifth grade was a long time ago, and I know that I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday half the time.

The legislative branch of government is the branch that is responsible for making the laws. The house of representatives, the senate, and congress all make up the legislative branch. The judicial branch, which is composed of the supreme court and any other federal courts, is responsible for evaluating the laws. And finally, the executive branch, including the President, Vice President, and their cabinet members is the branch of government that is responsible for carrying out the laws.

The founding fathers, which are the men that wrote The Constitution, wanted to make sure that they created a blueprint for a government in which no one person ever had too much control. The government that they created, the one we are currently using today, has a series of checks and balances within it. The constitution provides the separation of power and the three separate branches that are needed.

Each branch of government has their own responsibilities, but at the same time, they must work together to make sure that the country runs smoothly at all times. These branches must also ensure that no citizen’s rights are being ignored or disallowed.

Judiciary Branch of GovernmentEach branch can check another branches power and balance things out if need be. This maintains an even distribution of power between the three branches.

Each branch can also overturn acts done by the others. Congress can remove the president if the situation arises and also reject presidential nominations. The president can veto a law that Congress is trying to pass. And the supreme court – the members of which are appointed by the president but approved by Congress – can overturn laws they deem to be unconstitutional.

Remembering everything we learned in school is hard. We are there for almost the majority of our childhoods where we spend our time learning. But let’s be honest, what we really wanted to be doing was playing outside with our friends. So It’s no surprise that we do not remember everything that was taught to us. But knowing the branches of our government and what each one does is something that is vital for us to remember.

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January 26, 2017 9:19 am

Police Misconduct Sweeping a Nation

New York Police OfficersPolice Here lately we have been seeing more and more cases of police brutality in the news. Sadly, this phenomenon seems to be sweeping the nation, and we aren’t exactly sure why there has been an increase, or how to make these cases stop.

The police force is meant to protect us from those who break the law. They are supposed to uphold the law, and unfortunately, lately, we have heard more and more that the police have been abusing their power and mistreating the people they are supposed to be protecting. This is most unsettling because we rely on them to keep us safe from harm, but now we have reason to fear them.

 

What Is Police Misconduct?

Police misconduct is the umbrella term that brutality falls under, which includes false imprisonment, false arrest, and racial profiling. There have always been those who when they find themselves in places of power that choose to abuse their power. Even in countries that prosecute offenders of police misconduct you still find those who choose to not uphold their duties that they swore to uphold.

Police are allowed, legally, to use force in the line of duty. The public and even their bosses expect them to do so. But there is a line that has been crossed, and we find that it happens more often in times of major social and political movements. Even the UN committee against torture has condemned the use of excessive violence, in particular by the police force.

But in some cases, the police who are supposed to uphold the law begin to feel that they are above the law. This is because they spend so Law and Police Misconductmuch time working largely with people who break the law, and they begin to feel a sense of authority over the general public.

The easy way out is to blame the use of excessive force on the “bad apples” of the group. This allows us to place blame on individuals instead of looking at the way they are trained and how they are taught to deal with the pressures of the job. Instead of continued training and counseling, we shun those who have had to use legitimate force in the line of duty and do not teach them how to deal with the stresses of the job.

If you mix these feelings of being above the law with the fact that they are not being provided the proper training on how to deal with the stresses of the job, you create a volatile mix. Add to this the feelings of social unrest that the country is currently going through, and it is no surprise that police brutality is on the rise. You have officers who feel they are above the law and not provided the proper training to deal with the violence they see on a day to day basis.

Regardless of what their reasonings may be behind why they have done, it does not excuse the fact that they are in positions of power and abusing it. There is no legitimate reason to engage in police brutality.

We must find ways to stop police violence and engage in training that puts our police back in a light of respect.

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