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How losing a limb can affect your spouse

Your spouse has lost his or her leg or arm, and you are educating yourself on the issue and trying to be as supportive as possible. The information you find may be overwhelming, so it is important to remember to take care of yourself, too. Carve out time to catch your breath and to take joy in life. Counseling may also help, especially if you feel guilty about taking part in activities your spouse loved to do but can no longer.

Why body-worn cameras are not 100 percent effective

On the surface, it seems like a great idea for police officers in New York to wear body cameras, which would track their movements and behaviors and keep them accountable for abuses. That is in theory, at least. In practice, police officers do not always have their cameras on, and they can turn them on and off deliberately and with calculation.

Can I film police officers?

One way that police abuses such as excessive force come to light is through videotape. However, you may be wondering if you could get in legal trouble for attempting to tape an encounter with a police officer.

Did you truly feel free to leave the police station?

One of the criteria of whether something counts as false arrest and/or false imprisonment is if the “suspect” in question felt free to leave at any time. Since false arrest has to do with unlawfully restraining someone’s freedom, something cannot be false arrest or false imprisonment if probable cause was present, or if the person was able to leave at any time and felt free to do so.

3 common types of construction injuries

Working in the construction industry carries a unique risk of injury. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction workers face a higher fatality rate than the national average. It is smart to be aware of the potential dangers of working on a construction site so you can avoid injuries.

The importance of properly trained security personnel

One thing that many people who have been injured at a nightclub or restaurant do not realize is that properly trained security personnel could have prevented their injuries. For example, if police are frequently called to a club, its security officers likely need more training than those at a club that rarely calls the police.

Car accidents: What kind of damages can I seek?

As the victim of a car accident in New York, you may be struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of your ordeal. In addition to recovering from your injuries, you may have unpaid bills piling up because you are unable to return to work. Depending on your insurance coverage, your insurer may not cover all of your expenses. You may need to file a claim for damages to help improve your situation.

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