As the owner of a small business, you undoubtedly run a tight ship. In order to keep your bottom line in check, you strive to be financially prudent. One way savvy business owners can keep a firm grip on the company's purse strings is to not waste funds on "avoidable" litigation. Such litigation is that which could have been "avoided" if certain preliminary measures had been taken. These measures are akin to playing good defense. By adopting a good defensive strategy, you can potentially save your business potentially thousands of dollars in lengthy litigation and keep your focus on running and expanding your profit margin.
Drunk driving continues to be a major threat to life and limb in Kansas and Missouri. Mothers Against Drunk Driving was founded in 1980, and since then, according to national data from 2012, the annual number of DUI-related deaths has been reduced by half. Still, more needs to be done, both in terms of driver education and justice in civil and criminal courts.
A fatal head-on collision recently took the lives of two drivers near Tonganoxie. The exact cause of the accident was still under investigation at the time of a local report, though the Kansas Highway Patrol has provided some details.
Collisions with large commercial vehicles change people's lives in ways they never could have imagined. Suddenly a person seriously injured in a truck accident needs major medical treatment and perhaps is unable to work. If the victim normally contributes to a household income, then the financial damage of the crash may extend to the entire family. All of these problems are in addition to the pain and suffering experienced by the injured person.
Most people nowadays have been either a witness and/or unfortunate victim of road rage. Unfortunately, we don't get to choose who gets angry with us and who doesn't, especially when behind the wheel.
Truck drivers, trucking companies and other parties to the trucking industry must meet high safety standards established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations pertain to anything from proper truck maintenance to drug testing. Here let's discuss some of the safety requirements the FMCSA has established to protect motorists from the inherent dangers posed by large commercial trucks.
In the United States, car accidents are a major cause of injuries and fatalities. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than 30,000 people are killed each year in car accidents. In the state of Kansas, it is estimated that at least 19,000 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2010 alone. The majority of car accidents are in whole or in part can be blamed on the driver. One way to make our roadways safer, is for drivers to gain a better understanding of the major causes of car accidents so they can be prevented.
You and your business partner started your company 15 years ago. Together you saw your business grow from just a spark of an idea to a fully functioning and profitable company. When you started the business, you had zero employees and only a few loyal customers. Now, your business has a faithful following, a website, and a few dozen employees. You think to yourself, your business is finally on 'easy street'. That is, until your business partner tells you he or she would like to leave the business.
No one starts a business with the goal of losing money. Rather, as a business owner you hope to start turning a profit as soon as you open your doors for business. However, even if your business is doing well financially, there are certain things beyond your control that can drag down profits, such as unpaid invoices.
If you are a business owner who is either married or even contemplating marriage, you need to be aware of the fact that you could lose all or a substantial portion of your business in the event of a divorce. Do not fool yourself into thinking that divorce cannot happen to your marriage. Unfortunately, divorce is a real possibility for any marriage and the best thing you can do to protect your business in the event of a divorce is to be proactive.