Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Five Tips to Consider When Taking Your Dog to Work

The “Take Your Dog to Work Day” is an annual occasion that happens every Friday following Father’s Day. First celebrated in 1999, this was established “to celebrate the great companions dog make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs.” One way to promote human-canine relationship is by encouraging employers to support this yearly event.

Although this year’s event have already taken place last June 21, this does not mean employers all over the country cannot allow their workers to bring their dogs in the workplace. As many dog lovers would say, everyday is “Take Your Dog to Work Day.”

If few of your fellow dog lovers in the office have already planned a specific day where you can all bring your pets, here are some tips to consider in order for your own “Take Your Dog to Work Day” to be successful:

·         You don’t want to turn off some of your co-workers when your dog suddenly does a no. 1 or a no. 2, especially in an enclosed area like your office. Always remember to take care of your pet’s bathroom needs before you go to work and during certain periods of the day.

·        Just because you love your dog to death does not mean all of your co-workers will feel the same way. Be considerate of other co-workers who are trying to concentrate on their work. Let them come to you and admire your pet, not the other way around.

·     Before bringing your dog to your office, make sure to check with your other co-workers near your desk if they are allergic to canines. You wouldn’t want them to be experiencing asthma symptoms and rashes.

·      Make the necessary cleanup in your work area where your dog can comfortably stay. Any loose wires must be removed or organized. Any clutter above or under your desk must be deal with accordingly. If your pet is still a puppy, avoid having it chew on anything around your work area by bringing its favorite chew toy.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

About Establishing Fault and Damages You May Receive in a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents only account to just around 13 percent of all traffic crash deaths in the United States every year. However, such mishaps were found to be more dangerous than other motor vehicle crashes. This is mainly due to the fact that motorcycle riders and passengers are not protected from the severe impact of crashes, unlike motorists who are secured inside their cars during an accident.

Also, it is likely for motorcycle accident victims to suffer from serious injuries or get killed in certain crashes, especially that they share the road with bigger vehicles such as automobiles and trucks. Although they are part of the road, not all motorists are able to recognize the presence of moving two-wheeled vehicles.

If in case you get involved in a motorcycle crash as a rider and you suffered an injury, it is best that you seek medical attention immediately. After which, you must be able to obtain the legal representation of a top Los Angeles motorcycle attorney who can help you determine if the other party is at fault for the accident and how much compensation you are entitled to receive for the damages and injuries you sustained.

In California, determining fault in a motorcycle accident is based on the statute of pure comparative negligence. It is possible that the investigators in-charge of determining the cause of the accident may rule that the injured rider may also be at fault for the accident, albeit partially. Applying the said statute, if, for example, the injured rider was determined as 30 percent at fault for the accident,  he or she will only receive 30 percent of the total damages determined.