Read article here
Some people could care less about Facebook. Others cannot live without it and feel they need to update it every day, if not a few times a day. Then of course there are those in between. Did you know that some judges will grant a defendant's motion to allow them to look at your Facebook page, even if it is deactivated? Maybe nothing of use is on there. Maybe that is where you vented all of your dirty secrets. Maybe that is where you posted photographs of you skiing when you testified under oath that you can't. Either way, it can be bad news. Here is an interesting article exploring a scenario where this happened.
Read article here
A New Jersey juror was removed during deliberations in a murder trial for lying during jury selection. The juror is now facing perjury charges in Essex County. On February 26, 2015, Wacoa Stanford of Newark was indicted on three counts of false swearing. She is accused of knowingly concealing that she had a prior record and DYFS investigation. During deliberations, Stanford specifically brought up her DYFS case to other jurors and one of the jurors told the judge they thought it was affecting Stanford's ability to be fair.
It just goes to show that the age old wisdom of tell the truth can always be the best way to go.
Canadian scientists have developed a shoe with a rubber sole that contains microscopic glass fibers that act as tiny spikes gripping the ground as you walk. The claim is that the glass will grip the ice and prevent those nasty slip and falls that are too frequent in the winter time. For now, the researchers have been testing the new shoes in a lab with volunteers. If this works, it would be a lifesaver for many. Each winter, you constantly have to worry about the melt and refreeze situation. Many people still take the bus to work, have to walk around the corner to their car or even walk to work. Imagine not having to worry if you slip on black ice. Imagine the elderly wearing these and not having to worry about falling and breaking a hip.
Who knows. Maybe these shoes will be on the market for next winter!
Read more here
Over the years, I myself, and our firm have represented numerous individuals that suffered a head injury after an accident. Most often I see it caused by an auto accident. The accident happens so quickly and boom! Your head hit the airbag and then jolted back into the seat or vice versa. I have had clients who had their head hit the window. A black out period typically happens. It can last a few seconds to much longer than that. A concussion is diagnosed by the emergency room and then you wonder, what is next? Next depends on the level of impact you suffered. I have represented those with a mild head injury who appear to be able to function during the day, but when you look close, you see what is really happening. I have also represented those with a more severe head injury that results in seizures and life long problems where a guardian needs to be appointed. In each case, no matter what level of head injury you call it, it is sad for the victim and sad for the family. I can't do anything to make it go away. I can't fix it. I can help make the symptoms easier to manage and deal with by making sure you get the treatment the doctor recommends paid by the insurance company. I can help make sure you get the money you deserve from the person who caused this accident and change in life. I can't waive a magic wand through, which is what I would really want to do. I can across a great article written by someone suffering a brain injury from a fall. It details what she is going through. It helps you understand what is happening. If you have a loved one suffering from this, take a minute to read the article.
Read article here
Kristy L. Bruce enjoys the satisfaction of helping change someones life for the better. She hopes you enjoy this blog.