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Month: March 2018

Posted on March 21, 2018 in
Debt collectors who utilize deceptive practices in collections letters violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and can be held liable for their actions. The FDCPA protects consumers from abusive trade practices that are blatant attempts to coerce payment for debts and fees that creditors claim are owed to them. Actions That are Prohibited Debt...
Posted on March 20, 2018 in
Cities across the country, including Las Vegas, are experiencing a rise in illegal street racing that’s putting thousands of people in the hospital each year from serious injuries and fatalities. This popular trend is attracting the interest of many teenage boys who see it as a way to get fast thrills from an adrenaline rush...
Posted on March 14, 2018 in
Failing to provide evidence to prove that an error is real and that actual harm has been caused can result in losing disputes with credit bureaus about inaccuracies on credit reports. It is common for credit bureaus to “lose” or overlook information submitted in disputes, so saving items like financial documentation, certified mail receipts and...
Posted on March 13, 2018 in
Gym injuries caused by negligence may be covered under premises liability claims under certain conditions. Common Gym Injuries Liability for injuries at the gym may fall on the gym owner under premises liability laws unless a valid liability waiver protects the owner from personal injury lawsuits. With a variety of exercise equipment and heavyweight machines,...
Posted on March 7, 2018 in
New rules regarding the reporting of medical debt on credit reports could benefit tens of millions of consumers. Under the changes, credit bureaus are required to wait 180 days before placing any unpaid medical bills on an individual’s credit report. Additionally, when a medical debt is later paid by insurance, it must be removed from...
Posted on March 7, 2018 in
Volvo, the well-known Swedish automaker, is planning to launch a series of self-driving, death-proof vehicles by 2020. With the help of autonomous technologies, the company is promising no serious injuries or fatalities in their cars or SUVs. Volvo has always promoted vehicle safety through car design that focuses on injury prevention, but the announcement of...
Posted on March 6, 2018 in
Hot Tubs provide relaxation and health benefits, but serious injuries can occur if proper safety measures are not taken to prevent accidents. Hot Tub Safety Many people use hot tubs for relaxation and therapy for aching muscles, but without proper safety measures, hot tub accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. Common hot...