Paraquat spraying in field Paraquat is a highly dangerous product still manufactured and sold in the United States. Manufacturers have for some time known the direct connection between paraquat and Parkinson’s Disease, but continue to sell it. Paraquat, which is used extensively by farmers and ranchers across the country, basically destroys everything it is sprayed on, including but not limited to weeds. If it is green and growing and the chemical is applied to it, death is imminent. “Paraquat is used to destroy all plant and grass growth on farms, typically between planting of desired crops,” “Once harvest…
One of the biggest things that we recommend after an accident is to always keep in mind the insurance companies are not your friend. The agents and adjusters you speak to may be the kindest people in the world, but they have one job. That job is to protect the financial interests of the insurance company. Paying out claims is not in their best financial interest because it costs them money. So if you’ve been in an accident and have received a valuation for your vehicle that doesn’t seem right, don’t accept it. Understanding Your Insurance Policy The first thing…
By Attorney Chris Strohbehn During the winter in Wisconsin, snow and ice can make driving more difficult and dangerous on any roadway. However, bridges and overpasses are often some of the most dangerous locations. Milwaukee has recently seen a clear example of this in the form of an accident in which a driver lost control on a snowy overpass and fell more than 70 feet to the road below. Fortunately, the driver survived, and no other people were injured, but if you are injured in a car accident on an icy bridge, it is important for you to understand whether…
Getting into a car accident can be financially crippling. This is especially true if you’ve suffered from a major injury following a traffic collision. To avoid heavy financial burdens, it’s crucial that you have sufficient car insurance to cover medical expenses as well as car repairs. However, your insurance provider may not compensate you for the full amount your policy entitles you to. They can take certain factors into consideration that would reduce your insurance claim. In this article, we discuss what factors can influence the amount you’re awarded, and what you can do to prevent your insurer from giving…
When does social media activity cross the line and pose a non-compete violation? In ,Bankers Life and Casualty Co. v. American Senior Benefits, LLC, 2017 IL App (1st) 160687, Bankers Life sued several former employees who had left the company and joined a competitor, allegedly in violation of their non-compete agreements. The appeal resulted from a summary judgment award in favor of one particular employee, who was a sales manager in a Rhode Island office of the company, and focuses primarily on that employee’s situation. A non-compete agreement must be reasonable in its time and territory restrictions to be…
Immigrant poetry did not happen overnight. Like any creative idea, it took some time for it to come to life. When I arrived to this country as a teenager from my native country, Peru, I didn’t understand the sacrifices my parents had to make for me to have a better life. As a result, I acted out in high school. My way to cope with the emotions I felt at the time was to journal. I started writing because it gave me a way to escape reality. At 19, while attending Miami Dade College (MDC), I worked at the school’s…
FORT MYERS – Florida Highway Patrol announced two people have died and one person was in serious condition after a car accident on Palm Beach Boulevard Monday evening. The crash happened as a pickup truck driven by a 74-year-old woman from Fort Myers with a 73-year-old male passenger was stopped at a driveway located at  11161 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers, intending on making a left turn from the drive, onto westbound Palm Beach Blvd. At the same time a car driven by a 20-year-old man from Labelle was driving eastbound on Palm Beach Blvd., in the left lane…
The Haggard Law Firm’s Michael Haggard and Adam Finkel have obtained a $1 Million pre-suit settlement in a negligent security wrongful death case against a gas station operator. On July 15, 2020, just before midnight 20-year-old Zion Lamar was shot and killed at a Solo gas station in Pompano Beach. Zion lived nearby with his girlfriend and was sent to purchase snacks but never returned home. Precisely what transpired is unknown as the owner of the gas station did not install functioning surveillance cameras, nor did the clerk respond to audible commotion occurring on the property. Although there is a…
MYAKKA CITY – Florida Highway Patrol reported a woman has died and a man is in serious condition after a head-on crash on State Road 70 in Myakka City Friday evening. The car accident took place as a 79-year-old woman from Jackson Mississippi was driving a car eastbound on SR 70 east of the intersection with Mobley Pond Lane. At the same time, a 38-year-old man from Parrish Florida was driving a pickup truck heading west on SR 70, rapidly approaching the oncoming car in the opposite lane. At 7:11:00 PM for reasons unknown, the sedan crossed over the center…