Send a Message
to hnsmith

Comments

11

Joined

Apr 16, 2013

hnsmith Profile

Recent Posts

Lexington, KY

personal injury insurance claim

injury insurance is in place to provide you with compensation should you sustain injuries during an auto accident. If you’re injured during an auto accident, you’ll file a bodily injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company; however, you’ll file with your own insurance company if: You live in a no-fault state that requires personal injury protection as part of your liability insurance policy. You were the passenger. (If this is the case, check with each insurance company or your state’s insurance department about policies regarding filing with both your insurance company and the at-fault party’s insurance company.)  (Apr 17, 2013 | post #3)

Woodland, CA

Woodland personal injury claim largest ever in Yolo County

A Yolo County jury has awarded Michial Jacobs $1.5 million in what is believed to be the largest personal injury claim ever in Yolo County. The trial, which lasted 11 days, was concluded on Friday. The case stemmed from an Oct. 2, 2004, accident on Interstate-505, when Jacobs was pulling his brand new trailer. The driver of a big rig loaded with 40,000 pounds of sugar fell asleep and the big rig rear ended Jacobs' trailer and pickup, according to Steven R. Cavalli of the Oakland law firm Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer. The driver of the big rig was working for both Pacific Transportation Services and Ernie Newland, both of Washington. The defendants admitted liability for the accident but contested the extent of plaintiff's injuries, Cavalli reported. Jacobs suffered an injury to his mid-back which resulted in chronic back pain. He also sustained a concussion and a fractured rib. The 63-year-old man has not been able to return to work as a carpenter. In addition, Jacobs made an offer to settle June 20, 2007, however, the company refused to accept the officer, so as a result of the trial he will receive an additional $442,000 in interest plus all costs associated with the case.  (Apr 17, 2013 | post #7)

Cahokia, IL

Cahokia accident leads to personal injury claim

Three East St. Louis residents allege they sustained injuries after a driver rear-ended their vehicle. Gary Davidson and Arlexia Flowers filed a lawsuit April 27 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Leonard F. Roberts and Terri A. Roberts. In their complaint, Davidson and Flowers allege they and minor Angela Davidson were riding in a vehicle heading north on or near Camp Jackson Road on the ramp leading to North Water Street in Cahokia on Dec. 1, 2010, when Leonard Roberts rear-ended the vehicle. In addition to their injuries, the plaintiffs endured pain and suffering, experienced disability, lost their normal lives and incurred medical costs because of the accident, according to the complaint. They blame Leonard Roberts for causing the collision, saying he negligently drove too fast, allowed the vehicle to skid uncontrollably, failed to warn of his impending approach, failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision and failed to inspect the vehicle for defects, among other negligent acts. Terri A. Roberts is also named as a defendant because she negligently allowed Leonard Roberts to drive her vehicle, failed to inspect her vehicle for defects and failed to verify that the vehicle was free of defective conditions, the suit states. In their two-count complaint, the plaintiffs seek an unspecified judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus costs.  (Apr 17, 2013 | post #3)

African-American

which race is the most beautiful people?

car race, and bike racing i love it  (Apr 17, 2013 | post #46)

Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Revised Statute 708-814 Trespass in the Second Deg...

(1) A person commits the offense of criminal trespass in the second degree if: (a) The person knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or upon premises that are enclosed in a manner designed to exclude intruders or are fenced; (b) The person enters or remains unlawfully in or upon commercial premises after a reasonable warning or request to leave by the owner or lessee of the commercial premises, the owner's or lessee's authorized agent, or a police officer; provided that this paragraph shall not apply to any conduct or activity subject to regulation by the National Labor Relations Act. For the purposes of this paragraph, "reasonable warning or request" means a warning or request communicated in writing at any time within a one-year period inclusive of the date the incident occurred, which may contain but is not limited to the following information: (i) A warning statement advising the person that the person's presence is no longer desired on the property for a period of one year from the date of the notice, that a violation of the warning will subject the person to arrest and prosecution for trespassing pursuant to section 708-814(1)(b), and that criminal trespass in the second degree is a petty misdemeanor; (ii) The legal name, any aliases, and a photograph, if practicable, or a physical description, including but not limited to sex, racial extraction, age, height, weight, hair color, eye color, or any other distinguishing characteristics of the person warned; (iii) The name of the person giving the warning along with the date and time the warning was given; and (iv) The signature of the person giving the warning, the signature of a witness or police officer who was present when the warning was given and, if possible, the signature of the violator; or (c) The person enters or remains on agricultural lands without the permission of the owner of the land, the owner's agent, or the person in lawful possession of the land, and the agricultural lands: (i) Are fenced, enclosed, or secured in a manner designed to exclude intruders; (ii) Have a sign or signs displayed on the unenclosed cultivated or uncultivated agricultural land sufficient to give notice and reading as follows: "Private Property". The sign or signs, containing letters not less than two inches in height, shall be placed along the boundary line of the land and at roads and trails entering the land in a manner and position as to be clearly noticeable from outside the boundary line; or (iii) At the time of entry, have a visible presence of a crop: (A) Under cultivation; (B) In the process of being harvested; or (C) That has been harvested. (2) Criminal trespass in the second degree is a petty misdemeanor.  (Apr 17, 2013 | post #3)

Health

Woman Reverses Diabetes Diagnosis With Lifestyle Change

As a medical student, Frank A. Clark, MD, was one of the few African-American men in his class. It wasn't that he saw black men being rejected from medical school. The bigger problem was that he didn't see many on track to get there at all. “Even during my collegiate career, I was a biology major with a minor in chemistry, and I didn't see many other African-American males on the premed route,” says Dr. Clark, now a psychiatry resident at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, S.C. Black men are notable in that their numbers are lagging even as other minorities and women are continuing a long-term trend of gaining greater representation among medical school applicants and students, according to the most recent Assn. of American Medical Colleges report on medical education diversity. The report said 2.5% of medical school applicants were black men in 2011, a drop from 2.6% in 2002. That compares with 9% and 11% increases in the share of Asian and Hispanic male applicants, respectively, during the same period. A 10% greater share of matriculating students were Asian men in 2011 than in 2002, and Hispanic men made up a 24% larger proportion of new medical students. The share of white male applicants and matriculants was stable. Growth in the number of African-American women applying for — and attending — medical school has been comparatively weak as well, with their representation, as a percentage of all applicants and graduates, also in decline. However, their numbers are still enough to create, as they have for some time, the biggest gender gap among all racial or ethnic groups. Twice as many African-American women as men applied to medical school, and black women accounted for nearly two-thirds of black students who were accepted and eventually matriculated. That disparity translates into graduation rates, with 63% of new black MDs in 2011 being women. By comparison, the non-Hispanic white gender gap in favor of men is 55%-45%, and while most other racial and ethnic groups skew female, they don't come near the African-American gender gap. Overall, according to AAMC, the male-female gap in applicants and matriculants in 2011 was 53%-47% favoring men, a near-historic low ratio that has held steady for the past few years. The AAMC report said the “persistent” problem of black male underrepresentatio n among medical school applicants speaks to a need for medical schools, which have stepped up minority recruitment efforts in recent years to try to get their student bodies to reflect the American population, “to institute plans and initiatives aimed at strengthening the pipeline.” Efforts include attempts to interest more black male youth in medicine and hiring more faculty members “from racially and ethnically underrepresented groups.” “We have a major, major problem in this country,” said Marc Nivet, EdD, the AAMC's chief diversity officer. “There is just simply an enormous amount of indisputable evidence that we're not intervening as effectively as we'd like as a society to increase the talent pool of African-Americans who are capable of taking advantage of the science curricula available up and down the pipeline.” Despite a 3% rise in the total number of male African-American medical school graduates during the last decade, the proportion of new doctors who were black men fell from 2.6% in 2002 to 2.4% in 2011. African-Americans account for 13% of the U.S. population, but only 6% of 2011 matriculants were black, as are just 4% of practicing doctors. And while the Census Bureau reports that 10% of U.S. men 30 and older are African-American, less than 3% of practicing doctors are black men, according to American Medical Association data.  (Apr 17, 2013 | post #11)

Sonoma, CA

California Proposition 19: the Marijuana Legalization Ini...

On Nov. 2, California voters rejected Proposition 19, which would have legalized possession and cultivation of marijuana. The ballot measure, defeated with about 54% of the vote, would have made it legal for anyone 21 or older to possess, share or transport up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use and to grow up to 25 square feet per residence or parcel. Marijuana legalization advocates say they already working on their comeback plan for 2012 and are almost giddy about their prospects.  (Apr 17, 2013 | post #16026)