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What to do if you have an accident with your child in the car

Having a car accident is bad enough, but having one while your child is in the car is even worse. Would you know what to do first after a car accident that involved your little one? Of course, the most important thing you can do is not panic. If you allow panic to take over, you will not be able to sufficiently help yourself or your child.

Someone else driving distracted could cause you serious injury

Most people understand that drunk drivers pose a major threat to other people on the road. While many people are aware of how dangerous distracted driving can be, far too many people fail to take this public safety threat seriously enough. Even reading or sending one text could result in a crash that causes serious injuries or even kills someone else.

Know the difference between employees and independent contractors

Many employment issues hinge on the classification of an employee. In some cases, employers might try to claim that someone is an independent contractor instead of an employee in order to avoid having to address certain matters. Understand the difference so that you can ensure that you are classified correctly.

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.

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