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What Is An Extreme Hardship in Immigration?

People who are facing a deportation because they don’t have proper documentation and are living in the United States. There are some individuals who don’t have a legal status here and have been in the country for a year or longer. They are considered inadmissible, which comes with severe consequences. Anyone who is considered inadmissible…

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How Trucking Companies Are Negligent

When you find yourself driving in close proximity to commercial trucks, you take specific steps to enhance your safety with the hope of preventing an accident. However, there’s something you may be forgetting: Trucking companies can be just as negligent as a truck driver.Here are some of the many ways trucking companies are negligent: Trucking…

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How to Pass Trucks Safely On a Windy Day

Have you ever been driving along, enjoying the Atlanta scenery, when you come up behind a truck wobbling across the lane in the wind? If a semitruck catches the wind, it could roll over, crushing any vehicle to the side of it and causing a lethal hazard for the cars behind. You have a choice…

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Did You Know This Is the Most Common Cause of a Semi Truck Crash?

It’s easy to assume that the trucker is always to blame when there’s a crash that involves a passenger vehicle and a semitruck, but this isn’t always what happens. In the majority of wrecks that involve those two types of vehicles, it’s often a passenger vehicle driver who’s to blame. But, that driver might not…

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Hands-free Devices Are Still Distracting

It’s clear that cellphone use in the car is a major distraction. For professional drivers in 80,000-pound trucks, they’re not allowed to use their phones while driving in order to prevent accidents. Of course, drivers who are working for a living do need to be able to communicate. To do so, they’re allowed to use…

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Unsafe Stairs Are a Slip-and-Fall Hazard

You typically don’t think twice about using the stairs. You don’t consider the risks. It’s only after a fall that it becomes apparent just how risky these can be, especially if someone negligently allows them to fall into disrepair. For instance, maybe you live in an apartment building and you have an exterior staircase that…

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Improperly Secured Loads on Semi Trucks Can Claim Lives

A trucker has many responsibilities as they’re heading out on a haul. One of these is to ensure that the cargo they’re carrying is properly secured. The U.S. Department of Transportation sets specific standards for how certain loads should be secured. Truckers who don’t verify compliance with those standards, even if another party secured the…



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