Rights of Independent Contractors You Should Know Over recent years, more companies are opting for independent contractors rather than full time employees. Remember that when someone is hired as an employee, there are several benefits that such a person enjoys. The same cannot be said for an independent contractor. You must have seen the trend with Uber, Lyft, FedEx, and many other companies. Whenever someone files a lawsuit against a company such as Uber, they often hide behind the fact that the drivers are independent contractors. This does not mean that being an independent contractor is a bad thing. Today, we want to look at some … [Read more...] about Being Classified as an Independent Contractor When You Are an Employee is Against the Law
A Better City for Cyclists and Pedestrians Bike lanes are doesn't cyclists than using the road or the sidewalks, but Los Angeles has a bad reputation with bike lanes. Los Angeles is trying to work and make some improvements for bikers and pedestrians. Here are some of the issues that LA is addressing to make it a better city for cyclists and pedestrians. Adding Dedicated Lanes Los Angeles no longer wanted to be tagged as one of the worst cities for cyclists. The city with 4 million people doesn't have enough bike lanes. Some people argue that adding bike lanes will make the roadway too narrow. A study found that bicycle lanes … [Read more...] about How Los Angeles is fixing bicycle lane issues?
Motorcycle: Is it dangerous? Riding a motorcycle is one of the most thrilling activities. However, risky and can put you in danger. An accident is beyond our control, but we can minimize the risk. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), 4,976 people were killed in the United States while riding a motorcycle in 2015. This number is up from 8.3 percent from 2014. The report was taken based on 8.6 million private and commercial bikes on the road in 2015. That means compared to passenger cars, motorcycles are more prone to accidents. Risk Factors To name a few, things like bad … [Read more...] about How dangerous are motorcycles?
How You're Most Likely to Die in a Car Crash? One of the frequent news we are hearing everyday is car accident. Traffic accident is the 8th leading cause of death globally. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, data organized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the latest total was the highest number since 2008, when 37,423 people died. The good news is the 35,092 fatalities from auto accidents in the most recent report (2015) marked the eighth straight year under 40,000 deaths. Compared to other countries, Americans can still die on the road at a higher rate though there are so … [Read more...] about What Makes People Die in Accidents?
What Can Lead to Death in a Car Accident If you look at the statistics where people die from car accidents, you start to question if it is possible to survive a car accident. We can always expect that sometimes car accidents can lead to fatal injuries. However, in some cases, you can end up dying from your injuries too later on. Today, we want to look at some accident scenarios that might lead to death in a car accident. Side impact accidents Side impact crashes, or as called T-bone accidents, are the most fatal you can ever experience. It is because, with such an accident, you do not have a crumple zone as compared to when you end … [Read more...] about Would you die if you got in a car crash?