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Summer is the Most Dangerous Time for Teen Drivers

Summer is the Most Dangerous Time for Teen Drivers

Summer is the Most Dangerous Time for Teen Drivers The leading cause of death or impairment among teenagers in the United States is motor vehicle accidents. Teens ages 16-19 are at a higher risk of being in a car accident vs. any other age group. Teenagers lack legitimate driving experience so obstacles which may seem minuscule to an adult often are difficult for teens. They are more likely to crash if they are distracted by having peers in the car, using a cell phone or intoxicated. Teen Drivers in Summer Businesses like AAA refer to summer as the “100 Deadliest Days” due to...

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How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

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Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional causes harm or injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission. Failure to diagnose, treat, or provide adequate aftercare can all be used to prove negligence and validate your medical malpractice claim. If you or a loved one has experienced medical malpractice, here’s what you should do: First and foremost, be sure that your claim has the characteristics to be qualified as such under the law. Any claim that pertains to violation of care, injury caused by negligence, or injury that results in serious damage are all situations where a medical...

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Understanding Police Brutality In Tennessee

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Americans trust police officers and other members of law enforcement to enforce the laws responsibly and act with fairness in regards to their fellow humans. In very rare cases, however, officers make mistakes or bad decisions, often in the heat of the moment. This can lead to police brutality.  In recent years, many people associate police brutality with high tension and fear surrounding incidents that involve officers and civilians that have turned violent. Read on to learn more about police brutality. What Is Police Brutality? While many people consider police brutality to include physical violence, this is not always the case. Misconduct can...

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Premises Liability: Frequently Asked Questions

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Premises liability refers to when a person is injured on someone else’s property. Property owners are required to provide a safe and adequate property and if they fail to do so it can result in a premise liability claim. Frequently, a personal injury case is filed on the allegation that the property owner was negligent, causing injury. A few of the common premises liability cases include: Slip and Fall Accidents Negligent or Inadequate Security Animal Bites Children on Property Swimming Pool Injury Amusement Park Incidents Water leaks or flooding It is important to know that just because you were injured on someone's property does not mean that the...

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What Victims of Sextortion Scams Need to Know

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With the rise of technology also comes the rise of nefarious characters using it to scam innocent parties. Many people think they can spot a scam easily, especially sextortion scams, but the truth is that these scams are getting more and more difficult to see — even for a discerning web user. You may not realize that as a the victim of a sextortion scam, you have the right to sue a scammer for money the scam cost you. Not sure if you are a victim of sextortion? Read on to see if this applies to you.   What Is a Sextortion Scam? Typically,...

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Auto Accident Case: Useful Experts and Their Roles

Auto Accident Case: Useful Experts and Their Roles

In a personal injury case, an expert witness is a person with specific technical or specialized knowledge about something. Many injury cases involve testimonies from various expert witnesses. As an auto accident victim, you should know the role an expert witness may play in your case and the expert witnesses you are likely to require. Expert witnesses play multiple roles in auto accident cases. Here are a few specific examples of such roles. Role of Expert Witnesses Clarify Contested Issues Some auto accident cases trigger complicated issues that both sides, the defendant and the plaintiff, can't just agree on. If that happens, you may...

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Common types of Emergency Room Malpractice

Medical malpractice is when a health care professional causes an injury to a patient through a negligent act. Often times in the heat of an alarming environment, such as an emergency room, it is difficult to recognize when emergency room malpractice is or has taken place. Doctors often times make serious or permanent mistakes as a result of negligence. There are a number of injuries that can be caused by emergency room malpractice including infection, cardiac damage, paralysis, or even death. Although medical errors in the emergency rooms are not unusual due to the already hectic environment, it is important...

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4 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney

When you have been arrested for a crime, you may feel terrified and unsure about what steps you should take. If you have been arrested for a crime, remember that you have the right to an attorney.  The criminal defense attorneys at The Cochran Firm Mid-South will take every step necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of those we represent. Here are 4 reasons why you should hire a criminal defense attorney: Criminal defense attorneys know and understand the law.  One of the benefits of hiring a criminal defense attorney is having someone on your side who knows the legal process...

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Sexually Harassed at School? You May Have a Case

Sexually Harassed at School

Sexually Harassed at School?

Sexual harassment can happen anywhere, including school. Students have the legal right to sue schools and school officials if they have been the victims of sexual harassment at school, even if it occurs outside of academic hours.

Understanding sexual harassment laws can be difficult. This guide will clear up some of the confusion and help you begin your case.

Can an Injured Child Make a Personal Injury Claim?

Minor injuries are just a part of growing up, but serious and disabling injuries have long-reaching effects on the rest of your child's life. When there's a negligent party involved, such as a teacher that failed to pay attention or a driver that caused an auto accident, parents often want to know if they can use a personal injury claim to request compensation on behalf of their child. Before making an appointment with a lawyer, you need to know the allowances and limitations that apply specifically to child injury cases. Understand what you can and can't do as a parent to...

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