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Premises Liability: Frequently Asked Questions

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 AccidentsNegligent or Inadequate SecurityAnimal BitesChildren on PropertySwimming Pool InjuryAmusement Park IncidentsWater 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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5 Ways Injuries Occur During The Holidays

Injuries can happen anywhere, anytime. Unfortunately injuries often happen around the holiday season. Whether you’re hanging Christmas lights or wreaths, preparing a holiday meal or traveling to see loved ones we want you to be have a safe and joyful season. Here are 5 ways injuries can occur during the holiday season: Slip and Falls The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) records over 10,000 fall injuries each year that are directly related to people trying to hang up holiday decorations. Stairs and sidewalks also present a potential risk for slip and falls. Be sure to use sturdy ladders or...

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Medical Malpractice Claims: What You Need to Know

Medical malpractice is, unfortunately, a more common occurrence than you may realize. When patients are injured due to medical malpractice, getting a settlement through a trial can sometimes be difficult. Many victims choose to negotiate a settlement with the facility or medical provider to get a faster outcome. The following is some information you need to know before you move forward with a medical malpractice settlement negotiation.   What Is the First Step in Medical Malpractice Negotiations?   Before anything can happen with your medical malpractice case, your attorney must prove that the doctor or medical provider was negligent in your care and that your...

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Steps You Need to Take After Suffering a Defective Product Injury

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Take a moment and think about the general area in which you live. You will probably notice that you have access to at least one marketplace (gas station, medication store, or grocery store)  The marketplace is quite literally everywhere you look; inside here is where you have access to the latest gadgets and products. We witness improvements in efficiency, productivity, and, let’s not forget, aesthetics. But, the drawback to new products, and, in fact products in general, is that they have a probability of being defective due to the competitive environment under which manufacturers produce for their consumers—and the drive...

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Weight Gain and Personal Injuries: Information to Help Your Case

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Suffering from a personal injury can come with many changes in your life. Not only can the injury impact physical movement or the activities you participate in, but it can result in weight gain. Everyone's body is different, but weight gain after a personal injury can be attributed to multiple factors. Breaking down these different elements can help you understand the source of the weight gain and how it can become a part of your settlement case. Use this informational guide as a starting point for your personal injury story and to help you develop reasons your weight gain may have occurred. Physical...

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5 Steps to Take Immediately After an Auto Collision

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Auto collisions can be very frightening and overwhelming. The impact, the adrenaline rush, and the surrounding vehicles all contribute to the intense shock of an accident—even if it involves only a small fender bender. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5.8 million car accidents occur every year in the U.S. The odds of getting into an accident are quite high. Unfortunately, they can’t be prevented sometimes due to distracted and reckless drivers. If you are involved in an accident, it is important to remain calm and take proper caution by following these 5 steps below: #1...

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Top Ten Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents

Vehicle accident injuries still remain the leading cause of personal injuries. Due to their massive size and heavy weights, tractor-trailers are known to cause serious damages and oftentimes death. Approximately half a million trucking accidents occur every year in the Untied States. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision. According to the DOT the top causes of tractor-trailer accidents are: Drug use from prescription or illicit drugs. Speeding. Unfamiliar areas of travel. Misuse of over-the-counter medications. Failure to check/re-check blind spots. Driver fatigue. Illegal maneuvers, like failing to use a turn signal. Distracted driving. Attempting...

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