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How Fatigued Drivers Can Avoid Car Accidents

Spending hours on the road settled in one position while driving past monotonous landscape is enough to exhaust anyone. Long road trips can be the cause of exhaustion, which can lead to accidents on the road. Sleep deprivation, drowsiness, or extreme fatigue are common causes of car accidents, both conditions prevent drivers from remaining alert on the road. Distracted drivers may collide with other drivers or make other fatal mistakes. An estimated 100,000 car crashes are the result of a fatigued driver, most of these car accidents occurred while the driver fell asleep at the wheel. There are simple ways to remain alert on the road, a few of these are listed below.

6 Common Boating Maintenance Mistakes

It is the season of sunscreen, sandals, and water activities. When springtime rolls around and the sun makes an appearance we begin to itch to get in the water. Spending time on your sailboat, yacht, or speedboat can be an enjoyable activity if done correctly. Thousands of boating accidents occur each year and many of these accidents are preventable. Boat maintenance is just as important as automobile maintenance. Neglecting to properly maintain your boat can lead to serious accidents for you and other people on the water.

The 4 Different Types of Separation

Splitting up with your partner is often a painful and difficult decision to make. Serving your partner with divorce papers can often be the final act that completely eradicates any chances of possible reconciliation. If you are uncertain about the future of your marriage, other options exist that may be more suitable for you and your spouse. In most states, before you can file for divorce you must be separated from your spouse for a certain amount of time. This time period is meant to identify surfacing feelings of reconciliation from either or both individuals and also serves as a way for both parties to determine if the marriage can be salvaged. After the decision to file for separation is made the next step is to decide what type of separation is most appropriate for the given circumstances.

Can I Text at a Stoplight?

By now, you probably know that it is illegal to text while driving in addition to being simply dangerous and irresponsible. But once you pull to a stop, usually at a stoplight, is it legal to go ahead and whip out your phone for a quick message? After all, if you aren't able to use your phone while driving how can you respond quickly to messages or check for important updates about where you are going? Find out if texting at a stoplight is still considered texting while driving.

Do I Have to Stop for a School Bus?

You're rushing, in a hurry, and frantic to make it to that meeting in five minutes. You're going fast, faster than is legal, and yet you know you haven't quite made up the lost time. And then it happens-the big yellow bus pulls out in front of you and puts on it's lights. The stop signs extend from the sides, but no kids seem to be crossing in front of the road. Surely you can go forward as you aren't posing any danger to the kids. But before you decide to go ahead and move on with your day, let's make sure you know the facts about this crime.

What to Do After a Car Accident

Car accidents can be frightening and can put those involved in a state of shock. No one ever wants to be in a car accident, so when it happens it can be frustrating for the involved parties. This is true no matter who is at fault. It is best to remember to stay calm, cool and collected after an accident because getting upset never helps the already negative situation. There are certain things that one must remember to do after an accident, if you are not severely injured. If you are not injured or only suffer from minor injuries, it is best to remember to:

Lacking Contractual Capacity

To create a contract, it is required that both parties can become involved in the contract. When it amounts to legally binding agreements, specific individuals are at all times regarded as being short of legal ability, or "capacity", to contract. As a legal issue, they are essentially assumed not to understand what they are doing. These individuals - lawful minors and the mentally ill, for instance - are situated into an exclusive group. If they become involved in a contract, the agreement is deemed "voidable" by them, as the individual who was short of capacity to become involved in the agreement in the first place. Voidable signifies that the individual who was short of capacity to become involved in the contract can either terminate the contract or allow it to move forward as settled on. This safeguards the party who is short of capacity from being coerced to go through with a deal that profits from his or her shortage of know-how.

Circumstances in a Breach of Contract Claim

In a contract dispute over a breach of contract, a person should bring up as many legal defenses as possible, including "affirmative defenses." It is normally insufficient to merely refuse legal misconduct. An individual must reply with every credible argument that validates his or her stance. Furthermore, if a person does not introduce defenses in the initial phases of a breach of contract lawsuit, he or she might be stopped from bringing them up afterward.

When Friends Should Not Let Friends Drive Their Car

Most everyone has been in a situation where a friend needs to borrow a car to go shopping or borrow a truck to move. Friends are generally willing to help a friend out. That is what friends do. What happens if your friend is involved in an accident while driving a borrowed vehicle?

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