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Gymnastics coach accused of child molestation

One of the most common types of child abuse we unfortunately encounter with clients is that where the perpetrator is placed into a position of authority or trust, and ultimately abuses the power to dominate and influence the trust of kids. Imagine how difficult it can be for even an adult to call into to […]

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Youth pastor admitted to sexual relationship with teen

Sexual abuse of children and other congregation members, like what happened recently in a St. Louis suburb, can, and should be, prevented. For more information on that story, click here. Prior to hiring a new pastor, a church and its elders have a legal duty to conduct adequate background checks. Any “red flag” raised by […]

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Mom issues warning to parents after infant ejected from car seat during crash

To be effective, child restraint devices, like car seats and booster seats, must be used properly. It is crucial for parents to understand what, if any, modifications can be made without jeopardizing the safety of their child. Consider, for example, a recent story out of Georgia where a two-month-old child was ejected from her car […]

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Polaris To Pay $27.25 Million Penalty For Failure To Report Defective Recreational Off-Road Vehicles

On April 2nd, Polaris agreed to pay a $27.25 million penalty for failure to report defective recreational off-road vehicles.  The penalty was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), the leading government authority with oversight of product safety.  While civil penalties are not uncommon, they are reserved for the most severe of circumstances when […]

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What Should You Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

One of the great fears we all have is finding one of our loved ones or eventually ourselves in a nursing home.  Add to those concerns, being in an abusive or neglectful environment.  Unfortunately, age and ill-health may eventually lead to the need for nursing care and a level of attention that we cannot provide […]

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Distracted Driving Awareness

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. When one thinks about distracted driving the majority of us think of “Texting While Driving,” however distracted driving is much more than this. Distracted driving is defined as “driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving.”

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Sexual Assault Awareness

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

It is kind of a shame that we have to designate a month as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Regrettably, sexual assault is nearly a national epidemic.  While not all reported sexual assault is legitimate, it is also true that the vast majority of sexual assaults are never reported.  Hence, while some may question whether all […]

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Youth Sports Safety

Youth Sports Safety

April is National Youth Sports Safety month. Not only does Tim Monsees devote a significant portion of his practice to victims of sporting and recreational injury, he spent over 20 years as a youth coach in baseball. Hence, Tim brings a unique perspective to how to avoid sports injuries and also how to pursue proper […]

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Man dies after brick smashes through his car’s windshield

Vehicle operator’s failure to secure load costs man his life after brick goes through windshield. While many details of this horrific incident are unknown at this point, a 73-year-old man was killed over the weekend after a brick fell off an oncoming vehicle and went crashing through his windshield. Individual drivers and businesses (and their […]

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Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse

A Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse is recognized on April 8th . What a wonderful goal! We may not see such a lofty goal achieved in our lifetimes, but if we don’t work toward that goal, will it ever be achieved? In the United States alone, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in […]

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Uber reaches settlement less than one month after its smart car kills pedestrian.

While it appears the terms will remain confidential, the family of a 49-year- old woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving car has agreed to a settlement. For more details on crash itself, see our earlier post. Generally, it is uncommon for a settlement to be reached so quickly in a case […]

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Uber “smart car” hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona.

According to early reports, we have another smart car accident.  A self-driving Uber car struck a woman crossing a street late Sunday evening near Tempe, Arizona. It is believed that the vehicle was in autonomous, self-driving mode when it struck the pedestrian.

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Was Your Truck Accident the Result of Industry Violations?

When you get behind the wheel, you are accepting the risk that goes along with this. While you may try to protect yourself by driving larger SUVs or pickup trucks, these are still no match for fully loaded, 80,000-pound tractor trailers. When smaller vehicles are involved in an accident with big rigs, the results can […]

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Gun Violence

Why Can’t We Stop Gun Violence

The debate over gun regulation is one that is likely to continue for months or years to come. With every mass shooting, especially like recent events in Florida that resulted in the death of 17 school children and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the question of gun regulation surfaces. Should regulations limit assault-style […]

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Important Questions to Ask if You are Involved in a Hunting Accident

I have just fallen from my elevated tree stand! I have just been shot by my hunting partner! These are two examples of exclamations we never want to hear. However, even when all due care is exercised by a hunter, one can still be a victim of hunting injury. Moreover, not all hunting accidents are […]

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