September 28th, 2016
Posted In: Car Accidents
After many auto accidents, your first instinct may be to assign blame to one of the drivers involved. However, in some cases, a crash will happen without negligence1 or fault of any driver. Sometimes, dangerous roadways are responsible for causing accidents and this can occur in the following ways:
Dangerously designed roads – When building or altering roads, the government entity in charge has the responsibility to ensure that those roads are designed in a manner that is safe for the traffic that will be traveling on those roads. Many factors must be considered in determining whether roads are
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September 17th, 2015
During the colder winter months, many people use space heaters to help save on heating bills and to warm up cold or drafty parts of their home or office. These devices can make a room much more comfortable and allow consumers to selectively heat areas of their living or working space. Unfortunately, these devices are also inherently dangerous. They are capable of becoming extremely hot and can ignite furniture, drapery, or other household items if they are left on for too long or placed too close to objects. In addition, they are often capable of causing severe burns without … Read More Posted In: Defective Product
September 2nd, 2015
When a company hires you to do a job, the company must decide whether to classify you as an employee or as an independent contractor. There are many differences between the two classifications, especially in regard to the benefits to which you are entitled, such as unemployment or workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits are extremely important in case you ever suffer a job-related injury or illness. However, workers who are deemed to be independent contractors are not entitled to this type of benefit.
Are you wrongfully classified?
Many workers are clearly and rightfully independent contractors and they should be … Read More Posted In: Workers' Compensation
August 24th, 2015
Many people who slip and fall down suffer only minor scrapes or bruises. However, in some cases, a slip and fall accident can cause significantly more serious injuries. In fact, statistics show1 that about 8.9 million Americans seek medical attention for injuries in slips, trips, and falls each and every year. Once of the serious injuries that commonly occurs due to a slip and fall accidents is a traumatic brain injury (TBI).2
What is a TBI?
A traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain hits against the skull, which causes damage to the brain tissue. Most often, … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
August 19th, 2015
If you contracted a sexually transmitted disease, you may have the legal right to compensation for your losses if the other person knew or should have known about their condition and yet failed to inform you. In such situations, one of the first questions we hear as STD injury attorneys is: how much money can I receive if I file a legal claim? The answer to this question varies widely from case to case, depending on the damages1 that are at issue in each individual case.
What are damages?
The legal term “damages” refers to the amount of … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
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