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Can a shop be liable for overcrowding?

At peak times, shopping malls can become overcrowded. Seasonal sales including Black Friday can cause huge amounts of people to frequent a specific shop. This can make it difficult for customers to move around the shopping mall safely, and this can cause injuries.

If you have been injured in a shopping mall, and you believe that the cause was overcrowding, it may be possible to hold the shopping mall or retail company liable. This is because all premises owners have the duty to do what is reasonably possible to ensure the safety of all visitors. In many cases, it would be reasonable for stores to deny entry to visitors when the store has reached full capacity.

Safety advances can make your bus ride safer

How often do you use public transportation? Whether you catch the bus for your daily commute or just for special occasions, it’s likely you’re a public transportation user at some point.

People view vehicles like buses as cost effective as well as eco-friendly. But what about safety? Few bus makers include as much as seatbelts for basic safety features.

The Merchant Marine Act can help injured workers

Most workers in the United States are able to file for workers' compensation if they become injured on the job. However, a loophole in the law means that maritime workers cannot make a claim under workers' compensation.

However, there is still hope for injured maritime workers. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, makes it possible for workers injured on boats to get the damages they deserve.

Understanding the benefits of an uncontested divorce

Many people form conclusions on the definition of an uncontested divorce by the name alone. They may assume that an uncontested divorce can only take place when two divorcing spouses agree on all issues. While this is true to some extent, an uncontested divorce still allows room for negotiations to be made.

If you are facing a divorce, one of the bigger decisions you will need to make is whether to go through a contested or uncontested divorce. Therefore, it is important that you understand exactly what these terms mean before taking further action.

Who is liable after a jet ski accident?

As the warmer months approach, many people in Kentucky choose to spend their spare time enjoying life on the water. This can include renting boats or jet skis for recreational activities. While this is a great way to spend free time, accidents are surprisingly common.

The U.S. Coast guard reported that in 2015 there was around $42 million of property damage due to recreational boating accidents. If you or a loved one has become injured due to an accident involving a jet ski or recreational boat, you may be confused as to who was liable, and consequentially who will have to pay the cost. It is important therefore that you understand how liability is calculated.

Does the Jones Act apply to me?

If you are a river worker and have become injured on the job, you will probably have suffered financially as a result. Since you were injured while carrying out your duties, you will probably feel that the financial, as well as physical, suffering is an unfair consequence of simply doing your job.

This is why there are several different legal protections in place for those who have been injured at work. The most standard and common law in place is the worker's compensation act, but this does not always apply to those working in the maritime industry.

Determine custody according to the best interests of your kids

As you go through your divorce process, there are many things you must consider. You might struggle with property division. You could worry about whether you will be able to remain in your house. And concerns related to child custody could be keeping you awake at night.

If you gave up your career to raise your children or have been their main caregiver, you might feel as though you should have primary custody. And while you might not be happy with your soon-to-be ex at this point, you might be wise to consider that both parents are important to your children.

Divorce and your mental health

If you have recently separated from your spouse, it is likely that you are going through a wide range of emotions. You may be experiencing anger, resentment, heartache, guilt or fear depending on the exact circumstances surrounding the breakdown of your relationship. It is likely that you are going through a journey of emotions in addition, and sometimes, you may simply feel numb.

Many people go through mental health issues when going through a divorce, and sometimes, it can become unclear as to whether mental health issues led to the breakdown of the marriage, or whether the breakdown of the marriage led to mental health issues. It is important that you take the time to care for your own well-being so that you can move forward for the sake of your own happiness and for the well-being of your children.

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