A recent report on CBS’s 60 Minutes shined a big spotlight on railroad safety. The report highlights several crashes over the past few years that some experts say could have been prevented if positive train control had been in place. What Is Positive Train Control? Positive train control, or PTC, is an advanced system that uses GPS and other technologies to prevent derailments by speeding trains, accidents from track sw...
If you have a complaint about a vehicle defect, you may already have tried filing a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you’re having trouble getting them to address your concerns, however, it might be time for you to consider filing a defect petition. A defect petition is a little more in-depth than a conventional complaint, and it doesn’t guarantee an overnight response. But i...
With all its gorgeous golf courses and private communities, certain areas of South Carolina often feel like they’re overrun by golf carts. But these are motorized vehicles — not toys — and anyone who intends to operate one must be aware of the current SC golf cart laws 2019. If you fail to properly register your cart and don’t operate it in a safe, legal manner, you are subject to a fine and even imprisonment. Can ...
When someone's negligence has injured another, determining the at-fault party in order to name them as the defendant in a lawsuit may not be cut and dried. In some cases, multiple parties who bear responsibility for a person’s injury might need to be named as co-defendants. Factors attorneys consider when deciding who to name as a defendant are (1) what the evidence reveals, (2) the legal requirements for bringing a succ...

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