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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? Lawmakers Say No
 
Speedbumps ahead for Google Glass in cars
 
Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. ... His bill would let victims of car crashes sue Google and other device manufacturers if the driver who cause the accident was using their wearable device.

By: Matt Collette via WNYC News (via ScoopIt)

#distracteddriving   #drivingdistracted   #distracteddrivingisdangerous   #distracteddrivingawarenessmonth   #vehiclecrashes  
Google Glass Behind the Wheel?  Lawmakers Say No Speedbumps ahead for Google Glass in cars Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. ... His bill would let vict...
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An analysis of Rhode Island Wrongful
Death Claims

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The basics of tragic RI Wrongful Death Claims in RI

-wrongful death cases in Rhode Island cannot be pursued directly by the spouse (husband or wife) or children of the deceased. Instead of the next of kin or widow of the deceased filing a lawsuit to seek damages as a result of a tragedy, the fatal truck, motorcycle or car accident claim must be pursued by the executor or administrator of the estate of the person who died in the crash.

The proceeds of the automobile death claim will be distributed by the executor to the statutory beneficiaries of the estate but will not be an asset of the estate.

(Editor’s note: usually the executor of the person who was killed must retain a RI personal injury attorney with experience in wrongful death litigation.)TITLE10/10-7/10-7-2 - Who is entitled to be compensated in Rhode Island from funds received as a result of a Wrongful Death Trucking or Auto accident claim? ”(1/2) shall go to the husband or widow, and one-half (1/2) shall go to the children of the deceased, and if there are no children, the whole shall go to the husband or widow, and, if there is no husband or widow, to the next of kin, in the proportion provided by law in relation to the distribution of personal property left by persons dying intestate;”  TITLE10/10-7/10-7-2

-There is a three year Statute of Limitations for death by Wrongful Act in Rhode Island. Normally, missing the applicable time period under a  SOL will be an absolute bar to any claim for damages as a result of a RI car accident. However, in extreme or unusual circumstances, this statute of limitations can be extended.

“With respect to any death caused by any wrongful act, neglect or default which is not known at the time of death, the action shall be commenced within three (3) years of the time that the wrongful act, neglect or default is discovered or, in the exercise of reasonable diligence, should have been discovered.” TITLE10/10-7/10-7-2.HTM

-If a person or entity is found responsible for a wrongful death pursuant to RI General law 10-7 is there minimum compensation available from the negligent tortfeasor? “Whenever any person or corporation is found liable under §§ 10-7-1 – 10-7-4 he or she or it shall be liable in damages in the sum of not less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000).” TITLE10/10-7/10-7-2.HTM This law makes a lot of common sense since it would be a slap in the face to the victim’s child or widow to learn that a jury did not value the deceased life at least two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

-Are Punitive damages a possibility as a result of a wrongful death? If yes, what types of deadly crashes warrant an award of punitive damages?   “§ 10-7-7.1   Punitive damages. – In an action commenced under § 10-7-5, recovery may be had for punitive damages if such damages would have been recoverable had the decedent survived” 10/10-7/10-7-7.1.HTM

Punitive damages law in RI:
RI Personal Injury Attorney David Slepkow 401-437-1100 -Fatal Car accident, pedestrian accident, premises liability, pedestrian accident, bicycle crash
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If Charlie Crist Defeats Rick Scott in the Gubernatorial Election, This is What we can Expect
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This is why lawyers are such sticklers for detail. Even tiny errors in legal documents can obscure the whole thrust of the argument. The latest NHL class action complaint is an excellent example.
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Frequently asked questions concerning Traumatic brain injury.

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Check out the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about brain injuries from CLA Disability Law.
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I have compiled and shared substantial content on list.ly concerning my law firm, our practice areas and topics that relate to the practice of personal injury law.
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Dolman Law Group is a highly regarded Clearwater personal injury law firm.   Matthew Dolman and Christian Myer were recently named Florida Superlawyers in both 2013 and 2014.. Matthew recently received recognition as "Top 40 under 40" by National Trial Lawyers and is listed among the top 100 trial attorneys by the same publication. Matthew is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Clearwater injury attorneys at Dolman Law Group represent individuals injured as a result of an auto accident, bicycle accident, boat accident, motorcycle crash and others whom have suffered physical injuries.

If you have suffered physical injuries as a result of negligence exhibited by an individual or corporation we are available to help.  Our injury law attorneys are centrally located in Clearwater on Belcher Road.  We are available for in-office appointments and can coordinate consultations to occur at your residence as well.  
 
Each of our six attorneys reside in Pinellas County and we are committed to the Clearwater community. Call us today at: (727) 451-6900

Dolman Law Group
800 N. Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33765

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