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You can pursue compensation after a truck accident

There are many reasons why people crash, but when it comes down to it, most can be categorized into a few main factors. For truck drivers, these include inexperience, negligence, distractions and drowsiness.

No truck driver should be on the roads when he or she is distracted or too tired to drive. Not thinking about their own safety or the safety of others is a serious violation of trust.

Bad and good jobs for maintaining a marriage

When you go to work in the morning, you probably don't immediately think that your job is going to be the end of your marriage. The fact is that the work you do can impact your marriage, though. Certain jobs are harder on a marriage than others, so researchers have compiled a list of the jobs most likely to lead to divorce.

Some of the jobs most likely to lead to divorce include flight attendants, telemarketers, machine setters and operators, switchboard operators, bartenders and gaming managers. Gaming managers, for instance, include casino managers. They have the highest rates of divorce in the entire country. Bartenders have a 52.7 percent chance of divorce. In both cases, the increased likelihood of alcohol in the workplace could play a role in the divorce rate.

What does focusing on your child's best interests mean?

When you're going through a divorce, it's necessary to put your child first. Regardless of the situation, your child's best interests are paramount. Whether you make a parenting agreement yourself or have a judge order one, the result should be a situation that works in favor of your child.

While you may want to focus on other important aspects of your divorce, figuring out your child's future is something that must happen quickly and efficiently. The courts want to see parents who put their children first.

What to do with investment properties during divorce

Over the past years, you and your spouse have successfully intertwined your lives by having children, blending finances and purchasing property. While combining these elements may make for a good marriage, they do not make for a very good divorce. In fact, you may already realize how complicated it can be to divide assets when you and your spouse own so many things jointly.

Just as with other decisions you make during your divorce, the plans for your real estate may be unique because of your circumstances. This is why you may not find advice that meets your specific needs unless you take your questions to a legal professional who is familiar with Nebraska rental property laws and has experience with complex divorce proceedings. Nevertheless, the following offers some options to consider as you move forward.

Woman faces DUI and homicide charges for death of 1 in Nebraska

It's never a good idea to get behind the wheel when you're intoxicated. For some people, that error doesn't result in any penalties, but for others, their lives are changed forever. That's what happened in this situation.

A woman involved in a fatal crash has been charged with a DUI and homicide. According to the Oct. 6 report, the woman crashed into the vehicle of a 48-year-old mother who had her 15-year-old daughter in her vehicle. The 22-year-old accused of causing the accident had been drinking prior to the incident.

Even at college, you have rights in your dorm

In a college dorm, there are some rights you have as a student. While dorms have the potential to lack privacy, you still have a right to protect yourself and prevent unreasonable entry into your room or home.

Take a look at your rental agreement for campus housing. It should indicate if and when school officials or others may enter. Always keep a copy of this document nearby. Remember that colleges offer less privacy because they own the dorms and need to keep all students safe. There is a potential for random inspections, for instance, that you may have to agree to if you want to live in the dorms.

Diabetes can mimic drunk driving in emergencies

Medical emergencies can mimic drunk driving, which makes it hard for people to discern the true cause of a driver's behaviors. Sometimes, a driver might seem intoxicated, but the truth is that he or she needs medical help immediately.

One good example of this is a person with diabetes. When a person's blood sugar gets too high or low, the individual may not be able to drive or think coherently. The individual may slur his or her words, become aggressive, have seizures or even smell of alcohol. When blood sugar levels are out of the normal range, a diabetic needs help immediately.

Tips to avoid financial regret in a divorce

Considering the percentage of people who divorce here in the United States, you more than likely know of at least one person who has been through it. Once you decide to end your marriage, you will probably know more people who have divorced, since they tend to come out of the woodwork offering advice and consolation.

The odds are pretty good that more than one of them will complain about the financial settlement. This may include property division and the division of debts. This often happens because people fail to consider the real value of assets and debts, tax liabilities and properly splitting retirement accounts.

Cyclist struck and seriously injured in Lincoln

When you go cycling, you know that you have the same rights as anyone else on the roads. Despite that, you're at a higher risk of being injured. Drivers may not see you as easily on your bike, and even though you have the same rules as them, some may believe it's up to you to yield to them.

Other drivers are simply reckless, putting everyone at risk regardless of the vehicles they use. A man was stuck in Lincoln by a suspected drunk driver, someone who proves this point. The news reports that the man and a group of cyclists were traveling back to their vehicles at approximately 10:00 p.m., near A and 33rd street. The group, made up of approximately 15 riders, stopped for a red light. When it turned green, the leader went first through the intersection where he was struck by a driver who ran the red light.

Field sobriety tests: Not the breath test you're expecting

Field sobriety tests are used to determine if a person is intoxicated or suffering from the influences of a medication or drug. If the individual is unable to drive due to intoxication, he or she could be arrested or charged with a crime.

Field sobriety tests, known as roadside tests, aren't the same as a Breathalyzer test, even though many people think they are all done together. These tests typically come before the breath test and are performed in a three-part series.