Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

April 12, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

April 5, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

March 29, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

March 22, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

March 15, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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7 Common Causes Of Neck Injury Cases

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Everyone wants to live a normal life where pain doesn’t stop you from doing anything. However, bodily pain brings a discomfort that can stop usual routines, such as pulling a sweater down, putting on socks, tying on shoes, and more. This is particularly true for neck injuries which affect the person’s entire lifestyle.  

Neck injury results when an unexpected event disrupts the mobility and functionality of the neck. Medical treatment to bring it back to normal can be painful and difficult. 

With that, here are the common causes of neck injury that you should look out for: 

1.     Vehicle Collisions 

If you’ve been in a car accident where a car hit yours from behind, pushing your head forward even with a seatbelt on, there’s a high chance of developing neck injury as the event happened quickly, not allowing you to prepare or brace your body.  

When your body is pushed forward during the accident, tension is provided to your neck. There will also be strain on your neck and head as your head bounces back to the headrest.   

After meeting a car accident and you’ve developed a neck injury, you should file a personal injury claim as it has affected your life. This allows the other party to pay for the damage that it has caused both your car and your health.   

2.     Falls and Slips 

Whether you’re at home, work, or outside, there’s a possibility of having a neck injury when you accidentally slip or fall to the floor. If you suddenly drop to the floor and kept your head from hitting the ground, there’s a chance that you put too much pressure on what your neck could handle, allowing you to develop neck injury.  

When you develop neck injury from falls or slips, make sure that you ask a physician to check your other body parts for injuries as well. You need to ensure that there aren’t’ any more as these could provide inconvenience and pain in the long run. 

If you slipped at work or in someone else’s property because of the negligence of the owner, you should consult your neck injury lawyer to receive the compensation that you deserve for the injury.  

3.     Sports Event 

Getting injured due to sports events is pretty common, especially if it’s a competitive sport that requires your entire body to move intensely by the minute. One of the most common sports that cause neck injury is football as it requires a player to do a lot of tackling.  

While you cannot avoid physical collision with the other players, you need to ensure that your body is in the right condition before you play. You should always stretch out your entire body, including your shoulders and neck, to decrease the possibility of a neck injury. You should also wear your protective gear to ensure that you won’t be developing neck injuries that can stop you from playing.  

4.     Diving Into Shallow Water 

If you’re a swimmer and persists in diving without knowing how deep or shallow the water is, you’re more likely to develop a neck injury.  

When you dive into shallow water, you’re allowing intense tension to your head when it touches the ground. While that can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you your life, it could also cause neck injuries.  

Before you head out and dive, ensure that the water is, at least, eight feet deep to guarantee that you’ll be safe from injuries or accidents that could occur.  

5.     Poor Sleeping Position 

If you’ve been sleeping in an awkward position, there’s a chance that you’ll wake up with intense pain in your neck. This can make it extremely difficult and painful for you to turn your head.  

To avoid getting neck injury from your sleep, you should use a pillow with the right height. Ideally, you should have a pad that allows your head to align with your spine as it’ll cause more tension if your head is too high or too low for your body. For your best options, you might want to consider purchasing a sleeping pillow intended for neck pains so that you’re sure you get the right sleeping position to avoid neck injuries.  

6.     Performing Repetitive Tasks 

When you always sit on your computer for the whole day in the normal course of your work, you can develop neck injuries over time. Apart from work, it could also be from writing, knitting, sewing, drawing, or driving where your head is constantly held in position for extended periods, 

While you cannot avoid performing these repetitive tasks, you should try to relax and ease the tension away from your neck for, at least, a couple of minutes to do some light stretching. You should practice basic neck exercises to relieve your neck from stress, allowing your muscles to move and avoid developing injuries.  

7.     Lifting Heavy Objects With Improper Posture 

When it comes to lifting heavy objects, you should try to avoid bending your whole body over to the item that you’re going to grab as it’ll cause you hip, back, and neck injury.  

To lift heavy objects properly, you should do a squatting position in front of the thing you’re to carry and put your hands on the proper handles and straighten your legs and back as you lift the object upward. With a correct and straight position, you’re allowing your body to be injury-free while carrying heavy items. Along with this, you should also stretch your body before and after lifting the object to avoid muscle strain.  

Conclusion  

Experiencing neck injuries can be genuinely inconvenient and painful at the same time. While no one wants to develop them, you should know the common causes of neck injuries so that you could avoid them. However, when doing strenuous activities, you shouldn’t forget to stretch your neck and shoulders after every few minutes to prevent you from developing injuries. Now, when the inevitable happens and your neck gets injured because of someone else’s negligence, know that you have a recourse in filing a case.

February 19, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

February 15, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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WHAT TO DO WHEN ACCUSED OF DANGEROUS DRIVING IN INVERNESS

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When accused of dangerous driving in Inverness, you should seek the help of a traffic solicitor right away. Dangerous driving is a serious traffic offense that attracts severe penalty, license disqualification, and a sentence, especially if the accident caused injury or death. Inverness road traffic lawyers come in to help with your case. This article provides you with more insights into dangerous driving, what it is and how to navigate when accused of dangerous driving.

What is dangerous driving?

Dangerous driving is driving in a way that falls below the standard or a competent driver whereby such driving could result in an accident. When such a driver causes a fatal accident such as the death of a pedestrian, another driver, passenger, or any other road user, the charge becomes causing death through dangerous driving. Instances of dangerous driving include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol and drugs cause impaired reasoning whereby the driver overestimates their ability to drive safely.
  • Distracted driving, for instance, using a cellphone to text, surf the internet, or taking selfies while driving. Distracted driving involves anything that takes the driver’s attention off the road, including eating or adjusting the radio.
  • Speeding or exceeding the posted speed limits.
  • Failure to observe road signage and traffic rules.
  • Undertaking.
  • Aggressive driving.
  • Driving in the wrong lane (for oncoming vehicles).
  • Driving a vehicle that is not roadworthy which puts other road users at risk. For instance, a car with substandard brakes. If the driver is aware of that and still drives the car and causes an accident, there will be a firm ground for a dangerous driving charge.

What to do when you face a dangerous driving charge

When faced with a traffic offense such as dangerous driving, you should always look for Inverness Road Traffic Lawyers to help you out. It is very crucial to contact the traffic lawyer at the earliest chance available. If you face a charge of causing death by dangerous driving, you are in serious trouble that you should not take lightly. You face potential conviction and sentence.

When to contact a traffic lawyer

If charged with causing death or an accident by dangerous driving, it means that the police officers have visited the accident scene, collected evidence, and probably breathalyzed you to determine if you were driving under the influence. The officers may then investigate the circumstances of the accident and take you with them to the station to collect more information. At this point, you should call a traffic lawyer to accompany you when filing the police report. The lawyer offers you legal advice, and guides you on what to say.

Can you defend yourself?

Even if you are charged with dangerous driving, there are defense mechanisms available. Your traffic lawyer can gather substantial evidence to put up a defense.

The bottom line

Being accused of dangerous driving is not only stressful but traumatizing if an accident occurred. A road traffic lawyer helps you secure the best outcome on your case.

February 11, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

February 8, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Accidents Caused by Amazon Delivery Trucks

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Amazon is now making deliveries with Amazon Flex. It’s like the Uber of Lyft of delivery services. Drivers are now being hired by Amazon as independent contractors to pick up orders from regional shipping centers and deliver them with their own vehicles. They enjoy flexible hours, and some drivers earn as much as $25 an hour.

The Trend Toward Gig Drivers

Only a small minority of truck drivers for Amazon are actual Amazon employees now. Nearly all of their drivers are independent contractor gig works who don’t want to be tied into one job anyway. Companies like Amazon have learned that by using independent contractors for deliveries rather than teamsters or other unionized drivers, they’re saving big money and increasing their bottom lines.

Who Pays if an Amazon Driver Causes an Accident?

Amazon does require its gig worker drivers to carry liability insurance, but only a statutory minimum amount. It isn’t much anywhere in the country, and in the event that you’re seriously injured by an Amazon delivery driver, you’ll likely find that the mandatory coverage isn’t enough to even cover your medical bills. Amazon does have its own commercial liability insurance, but that’s only triggered if the driver’s liability limits have been exhausted, AND that driver was on a delivery when the accident occurred.

What to Do in the Event of an Accident Caused by an Amazon Driver

Whether you’re another driver, a motorcyclist, bicyclist or a pedestrian, there are certain steps that you should take to preserve and protect your rights after being injured in an accident that was caused by an Amazon driver. First and foremost, phone 911 and ask that both police and paramedics be dispatched to the scene. Don’t get talked out of this under any circumstances. You’ll likely have no claim or lawsuit against the driver or Amazon without a police investigation and report. The investigating officer will complete a report of the accident, and the paramedics can stabilize you and get you to an emergency room. They’ll also complete their own report of their findings after examining you at the scene. That report can be crucial in tying your injuries into the crash. After that, the following steps might be helpful:

  • Take photos of any visible injuries after you leave the emergency room.
  • Note any symptoms that aren’t visible like headaches, ringing of the ears, blurred vision or nausea.
  • If safe, take photos of the exact accident scene and your vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle. License plates should be on the vehicle or motorcycle.
  • Report the crash to Amazon by calling 844-311-0406.
  • Call a reputable law office that specializes in rideshare law.

February 1, 2021 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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