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Homeless Individuals Suing New Hampshire

homeless person campThree homeless individuals are suing the state of New Hampshire after being told they can no longer maintain a camp in public woods in Concord. The camp, which was hidden from view in the trees behind Hazen Drive, held five homeless people who worked to keep the area clean and did not disturb nearby residents.

This comes after the city’s efforts to move its homeless population away from their old hotspots, such as the area behind Everett Arena and a clearing next to a stretch of train tracks. Concord has a homeless population of approximately 150 people who are running out of places to go.

The homeless people who are being evicted from the woods have hired an attorney to represent their interests. Their lawyer says that there should be somewhere for them to go, especially if they are not going to be allowed to live at their encampment, where they were not harming anyone.

The state has not commented on the lawsuit, but says it is making efforts to improve awareness of the services available to those in need. The homeless behind the lawsuit argue that they are being pushed further and further away from these services, making them increasingly difficult to gain access to.

U.N. Reports on Untapped Food Resource: Insects

eating instectsThe United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization released a report yesterday stating that edible insects have the potential to significantly cut worldwide hunger.

The report praises the great nutritional value of edible insects. They are high in protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and fat and already consumed regularly by more than 2 billion people worldwide.

While the organization is not advocating for everyone to start eating insects, it is suggesting western countries look into the benefits of using insects as food, particularly as animal feed. The report also makes a case for forest conservation, as many edible insects inhabit forests.

Some of the most commonly eaten insects are grasshoppers, ants, scorpions, and grub worms. Insects are typically fried, salted, and eaten with a sauce depending on regional preferences. Next time you’re out camping, try to add an insect or two to your meal!

Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer

Finding the right personal injury lawyer to represent you in court may be the key in getting the proper compensation in a very fast manner possible. There are a lot of lawyers out there who says they can help you, but not all of them are familiar with the ins and outs of personal injury law. This is why it is vital to find the right one, especially if you have been severely injured due to an accident or reckless behavior of another person or party.

If you have just recently encountered a serious injury due to another person’s fault, then you might get compensation by filing a personal injury claim. With so many lawyers out there, it might seem daunting to find the right one, so here are some tips on where and how you can find the best personal injury lawyer for your specific injury case:

  1. Bar associations – generally all lawyers become members of these organizations, and as such, they can provide you with lawyer’s credentials and curriculum vitae. These organizations can provide you with lawyers who specialize in personal injury law.
  2. Yellow pages – even with the fast access of the internet, yellow pages can still provide you with attorneys who specialize in personal injury laws.
  3. Inquire about them to your lawyer – whether you asked their help for writing a will or for real estate transactions, asking your lawyer on their recommendations can guarantee you have enough options for a personal injury lawyer. Ask your lawyer for at least 3 persons whom he trusts can help you with your dilemma.
  4. Internet – just about every bit of information can be found in the internet. Searching for personal injury lawyers in your area do not only give you their names, you can also find their backgrounds, other cases and even inquire them about your case.
  5. Ask around – it does not hurt to ask other people about different lawyers. Word of mouth is still a strong advertising medium for many legal firms, and asking about them can inform you about their services and how they handle their clients.

Looking for the right personal injury lawyer doesn’t need to be all that hard and confusing. Just knowing where to look for them is the first step in fighting for your right for fair compensation after an unjust accident.