Women Suffrage, the right to vote postal stamp was issued in 1970. The stamp depicts suffragettes,1920,and women voters. The month of March might be known for the best basketball games of the season on both the collegiate and professional levels, but the 31 days that bridge winter and Spring also is reserved for Women’s History Month. Great women from all walks of life are celebrated during the annual nationwide observance – and for good reason. They have played pivotal and vital roles in shaping America. From Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente and Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal Judge…
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg The origins of Women’s History Month date back to 1981, when it was announced that a nationwide celebration of female icons and influencers would take place in March of 1982 for one week. Five years later, in 1987, that week turned into an entire month thanks to a resolution passed by Congress. Today, Women’s History Month is backed by the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “Women’s History…
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…
The forces involved in car accidents often cause a wide range of traumatic injuries to drivers and passengers. Some of the most common injuries caused by car accidents include soft tissue injuries, head/neck injuries, broken bones, and back pain. If you have been involved in a car accident, a Florida car accident attorney at Searcy Denney can help. Soft Tissue Injuries Soft tissue injuries are quite painful, but these soft tissue injuries are somewhat less severe in terms of long-term negative effects. However, lacerations and severe cuts can result in permanent scarring. Soft tissue injuries include: Tendonitis Bursitis Stress…
Under Florida law, “[a] premises liability lawsuit holds a property owner responsible for any damages arising out of an injury on that [owner]’s property. In all states, owners [of] property must make a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for visitors to it. Failure to keep the property safe for visitors results in ‘premises liability.’” To put it a bit more simply, premises liability occurs when a property owner’s negligence or wrongdoing causes injury or loss. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, let a Florida injury attorney at Searcy Denney help. What Are the Most…
Uber and Lyft are popular ridesharing services that have fundamentally changed the landscape of public transportation. It’s difficult to remember when we didn’t have these convenient services as alternative options to driving.  While ridesharing is convenient and has undoubtedly reduced the number of impaired drivers, they are not without risk. As with any other driver, Uber and Lyft drivers have the potential to get in accidents while they have passengers. If you are a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle involved in an accident, you must take the appropriate steps in the immediate aftermath.  Involvement in automobile accidents of any kind…
The vast majority of traffic accidents are minor, with smaller amounts of damages and less serious injuries. However, every once in a while, there is an accident that garners national attention because of its size and/or severity. These accidents can involve hundreds of vehicles and cause multiple injuries and, in some cases, death.  From a legal perspective, these cases are very difficult for everyone involved because of the number of vehicles involved, the number of people and injuries involved, the amount of physical and property damage, and the confusion of assigning fault for the accident. The U.S. has…
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “A rear-end crash refers to a crash in which the front of one vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle…Rear-end crashes are not only one of the frequently occurring types of crashes, but also are responsible for a large number of injuries and fatalities and substantial property damage every year.” Rear-end accidents are often the cause of pile-ups, or “chain reaction accidents,” or “multiple vehicle collisions,” which typically involve three or more vehicles and begins when two vehicles collide. The speed of travel and the number of vehicles on the…
According to SafeMotorist.com, the term “road rage” was coined by a local news station in Los Angeles after a string of shootings occurred on several freeways in the city. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines road rage as “an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of one motor vehicle or precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.” NHTSA and the Auto Vantage auto club provide these alarming statistics: 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving. 37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm. Males under…
As Charles Dickens’ famous quote states “It is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back”.  Notorious Jeffrey Epstein –Some Compensation to Victims As for one of our times’ most notorious sex-trafficker’s and the abuser of 100’s of young girls, the downfall of Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse pyramid came crashing down due to do a simple every day high school occurrence – two friends getting into a fight.  After the fight, the two 14-year old girls were taken to the Principal’s office to sort things out.  That is where the story was told to the Principal, and then to one of…