While the Internet provides an opportunity for kids to play games, chat with friends and research school assignments, it can also be a dangerous place for them. In a recent survey of young Internet users ranging in age from 10 to 17. about 20 percent said they had received unwanted sexual solicitations while online. Because the Internet allows people to remain anonymous, predators have found it easier to misrepresent themselves, often portraying themselves as children and becoming friends with vulnerable kids. Some predators may post messages in chat rooms-Web sites that allow real-time conversations with other people online-or on online bulletin boards. Some children have revealed large amounts of personal information, sent photos of themselves to predators or have even[…]

Special interest groups across the United States are lobbying heavily to limit the amount of money that seriously injured consumers can recover in lawsuits against negligent persons or corporations. Much ado is being made about the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance for doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Special interest lobbyists say lawsuits are the main reason that the cost of this insurance is increasing in some states. To further their cause, the supporters of limiting recovery in lawsuits do all they can to keep the public from knowing the truth about lawsuits. In the case of medical malpractice, special interest groups never talk about the horror stories of botched surgeries in the news on an almost weekly[…]

Whether it’s from watching a legal drama on television, being involved in ii lawsuit or receiving an inheritance through a family member’s will, many people come in contact with legal terms in their everyday lives. People often don’t know the meanings of certain words used by lawyers and others in the legal profession. Here are a few of the more frequently used legal terms: Acquittal: A defendant in a criminal trial has not been found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a judge or a jury of the crime for which he or she is accused. Affidavit: A written statement of facts taken under oath before a notary or other person who has authority to administer oaths. Bail: Money or[…]

The summer season means that many families will be getting on the highway and driving long distances to reach their vacation destinations. According to the National Safety Council, one in every eight drivers will be involved in a motor vehicle crash this year. Even very careful drivers can be involved in a wreck, but there are things that you can do to plan ahead. Contact frenso, CA personal injury lawyers for more information about car accident and other types of law. Safety and insurance experts say the following tips may help if you are involved in a wreck: □             Stop your car and turn off the ignition. Make sure it is safe to get out, and check to see if[…]

The estate of a nursing home resident who was abused and neglected while staying at the Health and Rehabilitation Center, also called Madison Manor, is suing the nursing home and three of its former nursing home workers for nursing home abuse and neglect. Armeda Thomas lived at the long-term care facility from February 2007 through September 2008. She died in November 2008. While Thomas was staying at the nursing home, family members installed a hidden video camera to monitor the care that she was receiving because they were worried she was being mistreated. The video footage recorded in August and September 2008 shows nursing home workers physically and verbally abusing her, as well as neglecting to feed and clean her.[…]

After a series of suspicious deaths in nursing homes that have gone unpunished, a proposed new law would require nursing homes to report all deaths to the county coroner. The proposal comes after a paper published a series of articles about how the system sometimes fails to properly investigate abuse in nursing homes. Under the proposed law, once the coroner receives the report of a death, he or she would then determine if abuse could have been a factor in the death. If abuse appears likely, the coroner would then have to alert law enforcement officials. The bill would also increase the penalties for failing to report abuse or neglect of a nursing home resident. Under the old system, if[…]

When you send a loved one to live in a nursing home, you are asking the nursing home and its staff to care for your loved one who can no longer care for himself or herself. When trusting a nursing home with the care of your loved one, you have the right to expect that the nursing home will treat your family member with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, some workers at nursing homes have shown that they do not deserve to be trusted with the care of helpless people. Additionally, some nursing homes have willfully ignored reports of abuse. Recently, a man who suspected that his concerns were being ignored decided to collect evidence of nursing home abuse for himself. Steve Piskor[…]

If you are engaging in business or working in a company; you most likely understand how important giving your contact information to clients or the people who you may be working with can be. With the necessary contact information; it is possible for the person that you are dealing with to inform of if deals will be pushed through if that person is your client or customer. If you are working with the person then he or she will be able to easily update you with whatever developments that there may be in the project that you are working on. Now you can definitely just casually give your contact information to intended recipients, but the thing about this method of[…]

Sexual Battery on Disabled Adult: Client facing Life. Client accused of holding a person with a physical disability till she passed out then rapped her. Facing 30 years prison. Found Guilty of Attempted Sexual Battery. Sentenced to 10 years prison as a Habitual Felony Offender. Appeal Pending with the help of criminal attorneys in Boca Raton. Lewd and Lascivious Molestation: Client accused of molesting his girlfriends minor daughter Several page handwritten confession by Client to police.. Not Guilty Trial Lewd and Lascivious Molestation: Client accused of molesting girlfriends child. Facing 15 years prison. Found guilty of misdemeanor battery, sentenced to one year jail. Post trial motions filed and sentence reduced to time served. . Lewd and Lascivious Molestation and Lewd[…]

A fatal accident occurred this past Friday that claimed the life of a Tampa teacher and her husband and left their granddaughter recovering in the hospital from serious injuries. The driver of a truck had run a red light and collided with the teacher’s vehicle. According to law enforcement officers investigating the crash, the truck accident was caused by a blackout that occurred for unknown reasons. When investigators dug deeper, they found that this is not the first time that the truck driver was involved in a serious accident caused by a blackout that occurred “for unknown medical reasons.” The first accident occurred in 2007 when the driver hit a car stopped at a red light. The driver pushed the second vehicle[…]