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Edgewood Resort to Host the NHL

The National Hockey League (NHL) has always envisioned a chance to play its games amidst nature in celebration of the sport’s pond hockey roots.  Now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the league will get its chance to do so on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.  Unfortunately, fans will be limited to watching the games on television.  

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929.  We celebrate his birthday on the Monday closest to that day.  He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  During his lifetime, Dr. King received a Ph.D. in Theology from Boston University. He was a Baptist minister and civil rights activist and continues to be the most well-known leader of the mid-20th-century civil rights movement.  His activism was inspired by his Christian belief system and the nonviolent approach of activist Mahatma Gandhi. 

Wrongful Death Claim: Benefits Beyond Money

If the unthinkable occurs and a beloved member of your family has lost his or her life due to the fault of another party, you may feel conflicted about whether you should take legal action. Some people may feel that initiating a lawsuit following the death of a loved one seems like exploitation of the tragic loss. There are many ways in which a wrongful death claim can help the surviving family beyond any money that may be collected.  Below we will look at some other good reasons to consider filing a wrongful death claim.

Larger Vehicles are Safer in Some Ways

Injury lawyers know that vehicle type often plays a part in the severity of the occupants’ injuries in a collision.  One assumption is that the larger the vehicle, the safer it is.  While there is some truth to that, it does not necessarily mean you should buy the biggest vehicle you can find in order to preserve your safety.  There are other factors to consider.  It always makes sense to review the IIHS safety ratings for the particular vehicle you are interested in.

Parking Lot Accidents

One of the most common places for a car crash to occur is within an area designated for people to park their cars. By some estimates, more than 50,000 collisions per year occur in parking lots throughout the United States. Some of these are low-speed fender-benders, but such incidents can still cause injuries.  Those most vulnerable to serious injury include pedestrians, children, and older adults.  

Fill Your Winter Home with Houseplants

By the second week of January, most households have taken down their festive holiday decorations, and the winter doldrums have begun to set in.  National Houseplant Appreciation Day is on January 10th and is a good reminder that the vibrancy and energy that natural greenery brings into our home does not have to be limited to December’s Christmas tree.  If you are experiencing a bout of post-holiday sadness, here is a reason to liven up your home spaces by adding some new houseplants.  

Medical Malpractice Can Cause Wrongful Death

Medical malpractice can result in the death of a patient.  If that happens in California, the deceased’s heirs may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit.  There are some distinct differences between medical malpractice lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits.  

Why Do People Run Red Lights?

Running a red light is one of the most dangerous acts one can commit on our roads.  In 2017, more than 900 people were killed in crashes caused by a red light runner.  That year represented a 10-year high.  The same AAA study that revealed those statistics included a survey of drivers.  85% of the respondents believed that running a red light was dangerous, yet nearly a third said they had run a red light within the prior month.  Over 40% said that they did not believe they would be stopped by the police for committing the act. 

An End to Holiday Indulgences

Coming off the holiday season, many people use January to “detox” from all the heavy holiday meals and desserts enjoyed in November and December.  Highly-processed, sugary foods can trigger inflammation and intolerances within the body.  One elimination-type diet that is popular is known as the Whole30.  

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