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Dangerous underride accidents result in severe injuries or worse

Most people accept that there's some risk involved with getting into a motor vehicle, either as a passenger or a driver. A good number of people on the road take steps to reduce their risk of a collision and the potential injuries that could come with one. Sometimes, unfortunately, people who could take steps to save lives and reduce accident rates choose not to, often for very selfish reasons.

Is your employer refusing to accommodate your medical needs?

Maybe you had a disability when you were hired, or perhaps it developed over time. It could be the result of a progressive disease, like Multiple Sclerosis, or the end result of a serious accident. Sometimes, it could be a disease like cancer. Regardless of the cause or the nature of your disability, your employer is required by federal law to make reasonable accommodations for you. Failing to do so could prevent you from keeping your job and is in direct violation of the law.

Can your employer legally ask you to work off the clock?

It happens in a variety of situations. You're an hourly employee, perhaps in retail or customer service. You're at the end of your shift when your manager approaches you. He or she then asks you to clock out and return to work. Sometimes, it's just end of shift cleanup.

Is the driver next to you texting? Do this…

It seems like every day there is a new story of some horrific traffic accident caused by a distracted driver. While many states have taken steps to ban cellphone use for people operating a vehicle, drivers still make the choice to talk, text or even update their Facebook statuses while behind the wheel. Recent studies have shown that people that try to text and drive are 23 times more likely to either cause a car accident or be involved in one.

Did your employer discriminate because you breastfed?

There is a lot of pressure on new mothers. They are supposed to provide the best for their baby, but society also frowns upon a woman who eschews work for family. So, sometimes only a few days after giving birth, women go back to work, leaving their new babies at home with family. Exhaustion and feeling blue because you aren't with your new child are very common.

Does your employer try to make you work 'off the clock'?

Overtime labor can be expensive for employers. After all, they are paying their workers at least time and half, which increases labor costs. Realistically, it's much more cost-effective for an employer to pay an existing employee a higher wage than it is to train someone and retain a part-time employee for only a few hours of work a week.

You have a legal right to back pay

We spend endless hours at our jobs, working long days to complete projects or coming in early to get a head start on the day. Our employers trust us to perform our duties to the best of our abilities and we, in turn, trust them to pay us what we have earned. Imagine that after years or loyal service, you realize that your employer has not been paying you for 100 percent of your work. Is there legal action you can take? What options do you have to recover unpaid wages?

7 things that can cause distractions and fatigue

Drivers who suffer from fatigue or who deal with distractions are more likely to get into an accident. These drivers pose a risk to other people who are on the road with them. Crashes can occur that lead to serious injuries. As attorneys who represent people injured by distracted drivers, we offer some tips to keep yourself safe on the road.

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