OMAHA, Nebraska. Many people still don’t have the information they need to protect themselves after Equifax announced on September 7th that hackers stole 143 million social security numbers and other personal information. According to the New York Times, the Equifax website offered little in the way of clear information and directed consumers to sign up for data protection services which could cost them money in the future and which would require consumers to sign away their right to sue the company in the future. One report even indicated that phishers looking to steal more personal information set up fake websites to gather personal data. In other cases, consumers were infuriated when they learned that they would need to pay in order to have their credit frozen.
OMAHA, Nebraska. Every time we step behind the wheel, we are taking a risk. Most of us understand that driving is risky, that in getting behind the wheel, we could potentially hurt ourselves or others if we make a mistake. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 32,000 people are killed every year due to car accidents. We sympathize with the victims of car accidents and we offer support to those who have been hurt. Personal injury lawyers like Rensch & Rensch Law in Omaha, Nebraska review cases to determine whether individuals have been negligent behind the wheel. However, what happens when negligence is not found? What happens when you are behind the wheel and you end up accidentally taking the life of another person? Unfortunately, there are few real supports for individuals in this unique situation, despite the fact that the number of people who may find themselves in it might number in the thousands each year.
OMAHA, Nebraska. According to the Chicago Tribune, 64 percent of parents and caretakers did not fully understand how to properly use their child’s car safety seat. Why? Car safety seats are equipped with a “tether” which is attached to the top of the car safety seat. When the tether is used properly, it can prevent the child safety seat from tipping forward. When the tether isn’t used, a child can suffer head injuries. Even those parents and caretakers who claimed to have used their child seat’s tether did not use it properly.
OMAHA, Nebraska. In moral philosophy, there is a famous “problem” that has been enjoying some newfound publicity thanks to driverless cars. It’s known as the trolley problem. Imagine you see a trolley about to hit a group of people. You are sitting near a switch that could turn the trolley to another track. The problem? If you switch the trolley to another track, it will hit one person. What do you do? Different people have diverse moral intuitions about what they would do.
OMAHA, Nebraska. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you may be facing a long road to recovery. The Omaha, Nebraska personal injury lawyers at Rensch & Rensch Law understand how devastating crashes can be for victims and their families. If you’ve been hurt in a wreck, make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions and follow up with your physician. If you have questions about seeking damages following your accident, consider speaking to a qualified attorney. Here are some other things you can do to promote healing after a car accident: