We depend on our law enforcement officers to truly serve and protect our communities, even in communities that often feel at odds with the police. When an officer breaches his or her duties and violates the rights of a suspect, or submits a suspect to brutality, it is important to stand up against these acts. When we hold law enforcement officers accountable for upholding the law without breaking it, we help protect the rights of many others who might experience unfair treatment.
Slipping, falling and suffering injuries can negatively affect one's life -- personally and professionally. Eugenie Bouchard, a tennis pro, found this out when she was hurt after slipping and falling in the locker room at the 2015 U.S. Open which was hosted at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. She has filed legal claims in a New York civil court and is now seeking damages for her losses. Slip-and-fall accidents are no joke and those hurt in such incidents may, like Ms. Bouchard, seek relief through legal means.
Bill Paxton had a very successful Hollywood career on both the big screen and television. His life came to an untimely end when he sought medical treatment for a heart condition. His family now believes that the surgeon who operated on him is guilty of medical malpractice, and they have filed lawsuits against the doctor and the facility of treatment. Those in New York who have also lost loved ones to potential medical negligence may be entitled to pursue the same legal actions.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 3, police and other rescue workers in New York were called to tend to a multi-vehicle crash. An impaired driver is believed responsible for the event that left one person dead and at least two others injured. When car accidents are DUI-related, victims -- or in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means.