American businesses provide the financial backbone upon which the U.S. economy relies, thrives and survives. For many business owners, a business' success is preceded by years of hard work and sacrifice. It's difficult, therefore, to imagine having everything stripped away because of a frivolous or invalid lawsuit.
Drivers in states like New York and Vermont are likely accustomed to sharing the road with large commercial trucks. Today, according to the American Trucking Association, roughly 70 percent of "the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks."
For residents in New York and the Northeast region of the United States, this past winter was one of the harshest and snowiest on record. As a result, the topic of snow removal and how to ensure for the safe transport of residents to and from work and school was a topic of much conversation.
For a physician, learning that you are the subject of a medical malpractice claim can be devastating. When accused of medical negligence, it's normal to feel singled out. However, according to the American Medical Association, "more than 42 percent of physicians have been sued." Lawsuits are particularly common among certain practices including obstetricians and gynecologists with roughly one out of every two doctors reporting being sued at least once before turning age 40.