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What is admiralty law, and who hears maritime cases?

If you're new to law or just starting to understand your rights as someone injured or working on the open ocean, admiralty law is important to you. This field of law applies only to navigable waters, and it helps keep people safe while offshore.

Rhode Island has its own specific child custody laws

As a parent who wants what is best for your child, it's important to understand Rhode Island's child custody laws. As your divorce progresses, you will need to come up with a child custody plan that works for your situation. If you can't agree, then the judge must make a decision for you.

Treating back pain is difficult and may require many treatments

Lower back pain can make your life miserable after an accident. While there are some ways to treat it, pain can easily become a way of life for some patients. This is why it's so important that those who are injured get the compensation they need for ongoing medical treatment. A back injury can be lasting, and you deserve long-term care to help resolve the injury completely when possible.

3 tips for avoiding a boating accident

What better way to spend your summer than boating at Newport? Getting on your boat, fishing, wakeboarding or just cruising with your friends are all great things to do in the beautiful weather. Before you hit the water, make sure you refresh your mind about some critical safety tips. You do not want to get into a boating accident and sustain an injury to ruin your summer!

What are some things you might not know about alcohol?

There are many things that people may not know about alcohol. For example, it doesn't actually impact the life cycle of brain cells, which means drinking too much won't actually kill your brain cells and make you dumb. In fact, some alcohol can actually be good for you. Red wine, for example, can prevent the onset of dementia, according to research.

How can swimming pool-related injuries be prevented?

The summer is nearly here, and with the hotter weather on its way, that means that pools are open and ready to use. Swimming pool injuries are often thought of as something that only happens to children who goof around, but the truth is that many people are injured every year. Before this year's pool season, take time to understand the risks pools pose.

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