Archive for May 2013

How to Avoid Personal Injury at Amusement Parks

It’s summer; the season of grilling, baseball, and best of all, amusement parks! But before you head out, make sure to protect yourself and your loved ones by observing some simple rules of amusement park safety. There are two types of liability that can be brought against an amusement park due to injury. Premises liability…

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Personal Injury at the Ball Game: Who is Liable?

Baseball: the All-American sport. It is one of the most popular sports in the United States, yet it can also be dangerous for fans. Annually, there are about 35 to 50 injury reports at sporting events. And while courts sometimes find that a fan sitting in the stands should know the inherent risks and it…

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Accidental Injury or Nursing Home Abuse?

As you and your loved ones age, it becomes an unfortunate yet necessary conversation to discuss long-term elderly care including the potential for requiring a nursing home. Once the decision has been made it can take mounting pressures off of everyone involved, or can it? Often a loved one may be at risk for nursing…

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Brand Name vs. Generic Drugs: Who is Liable?

Here’s a scenario: You take a generic drug instead of the branded version because the price is less for the exact same drug. However, you experience horrible side effects and decide to take legal action. Can you sue the manufacturer of the brand-name drug for damages done by the generic version, even though they’re almost…

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File Your Workman's Comp Claim or It'll Cost You, Big Time

Following an injury on the job, the number one priority is ensuring you receive timely and adequate medical attention. However, once this is under control, the next step is to file a workman’s compensation claim with the proper authorities, and doing so in a timely manner. The first four weeks are imperative when filing a…

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5 Important Product Liability Tips

When you make a purchase, it’s important to understand the warranty. However, it’s also important to know that the written warranty doesn’t always give you the full picture of what your rights are. Here are some things you should know when making a purchase that’s covered by a warranty. You have the right to access…

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Law Talk: Who is Liable for a Playground Injury?

It used to be that kids were usually the ones to blame for any injuries sustained on the playground. Nowadays, the focus has shifted onto those supervising the children, as well as manufacturers and marketers of playground equipment. On school playgrounds, studies have shown that most injuries occur because of a lack of supervision, and…

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Pool Owners and Premises Liability

While it’s fun to have friends and family over for a BBQ and to show off your pool, things can go awry very quickly if there is a pool related accident. The worst part? You are probably legally responsible for their accident. Homeowners who own pools are liable for a number of situations ranging from…

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Can I Get Workman's Comp If I'm Injured at a Company Event?

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. If you’re participating in a company retreat, awards ceremony, company dinner, or anything “off” the typical work schedule and location and you are injured, will workman’s comp come into play or will you be stuck with the medical bills? Factors that will affect the outcome of…

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