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Measures You Can Take to Prevent a Pool Tragedy

Measures You Can Take to Prevent a Pool Tragedy There's nothing like a dip in the pool on a hot day—but a pool can also be a dangerous place, what the law calls an "attractive nuisance." According to national statistics, more than 7,000 people drown every year, approximately 80% of them in private … [Read more...]

Understanding Negligence: Actual Loss

Understanding Negligence: Actual Loss In earlier blogs, we explained the negligence principles of standard of care and of causation. There's a third requirement—you must also show that the defendant's breach of the duty to act as a reasonable person caused you to suffer actual loss. That may seem … [Read more...]

Understanding Negligence: Causation

Understanding Negligence: Causation In an earlier blog, we explained the requirement that a personal injury plaintiff show a breach of the duty of care in order to succeed in a lawsuit for damages. That's only the first step, though. Once you've established a breach, you must then show that the … [Read more...]

Understanding Negligence: The Standard of Care

Understanding Negligence: The Standard of Care If you or someone you love has been hurt because of the carelessness or wrongful conduct of another person, you may expect to be able to take legal action to recover compensation for your injuries and for any losses you have suffered. But how does that … [Read more...]

The Most Common Elevator Accidents

The Most Common Elevator Accidents If you work in a metropolitan area, chances are good you get on an elevator every day. Though you may not realize it, more than 17,000 people are seriously injured every year in elevator accidents. Here are some of the most common causes of elevator accidents and … [Read more...]

When Can You Leave the Scene of an Accident?

When Can You Leave the Scene of an Accident? You've been in a motor vehicle accident. Maybe you've taken a quick look at both vehicles and there appears to be no damage. Maybe you are in an unfamiliar area or have concerns for your safety if you get out of the vehicle. Do you have to stay at the … [Read more...]

Are Product Liability Claims Worth the Effort?

If you have been injured by the malfunction of a product, or suffered loss because of the poor or negligent design of goods or merchandise, you may be considering whether it will behoove you to seek damages through a product liability claim. Here are some important things to know. What You Need to … [Read more...]

What is an Attractive Nuisance?

We've all heard a story like this—a small child climbs a sand pile or wanders into a swimming pool, attracted simply by curiosity. Unfortunately, in many of these instances, all does not end well. The sand pile may collapse in on the child, or the child may not know how to swim. Under the law, … [Read more...]

What is Loss of Consortium?

What is Loss of Consortium? If you know someone who has been hurt in an accident, you may have heard them talk about recovering damages for "loss of consortium," but you may not know what that is. If you have been injured because of someone else's carelessness or negligence, you may wonder whether … [Read more...]

The Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Any time you suffer trauma to your spinal cord, you need to be concerned about the long-term consequences. Your spinal cord houses your central nervous system—simple bruising or swelling can lead to loss of sensation or motor skills. Often, the full significance of your injury may not be apparent … [Read more...]

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