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August 2019 Archives

Study: Seniors especially vulnerable to in-dash distractions

Carmakers are constantly trying to outdo each other, offering new and improved technologies that make driving easier, safer and even more entertaining. For instance, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster offers a “head-up display that projects driving information in the driver’s line of sight.” The Tesla Model 3 offers the company’s “Enhanced Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system,” while the Mercedes A-Class includes a pair of 7-inch screens in its dash – one that includes the vehicle’s instrument read-outs, while the other acts as an infotainment center. There’s good news for those who want even more screen real estate in their dash, however: the screens can be upgraded to 10.25-inch displays.

By the numbers: Motor vehicle crashes versus war

Because we know that many of our regular Monroeville legal blog readers have military backgrounds, we are certain that know and understand military and U.S. history better than most. Even they might be surprised by a statistic we read of recently: since the turn of the century, more Americans have died in car wrecks than died in both World War I and World War II.

Being proactive about restraints and seclusion at school

Education is always an emotional matter for parents and children alike, but few questions cause more controversy than the use of restraint and seclusion in Alabama schools. These practices have a history of being used disproportionately with children having disabilities, which certainly increases the concern.

What benefits are available for injured workers?

Workplace injuries are a major issue with more than 30,000 Alabama employees suffering workplace injuries each year. National Safety Council statistics show, on average, 2.5 out of every 100 full-time employees sustain injuries. Across the country, a worker is injured every seven seconds, amounting to 4.6 million workplace injuries each year.

Typical workers’ comp mistakes that can cost injured employees

People injured on the job sometimes need to act to get the compensation they deserve, including coverage for medical costs and lost earnings while they recover. It’s a mistake for an injured worker to believe they are automatically covered just because their employer provides access to workers’ compensation insurance.

What is a 504 plan?

Each child learns differently. Great teachers understand this and find avenues to connect with their students to get results. Nevertheless, children with learning disabilities will need special education or individualized instruction through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan.

A closer look at IDEA

Families who have children with disabilities might have high anxiety regarding their child's education. They might naturally worry about their child's experience in school. But they might also worry about whether their child's education will meet their child's specific needs or not. 

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