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Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, any time, and in almost any location. When they do occur, it’s not uncommon for people to sustain serious injury that requires a visit to the emergency room. The injury that results from a slip and fall is no laughing matter, regardless of how it is depicted in shows and movies. Injuries can include broken bones, head trauma, bruises and lacerations, spinal cord damage, fractured knee caps, and more. Some slip and falls may be due to our own clumsiness, but negligence on behalf of a property owner could be the actual culprit. In situations like these, everyday people become victims when the party responsible for maintaining safety on a property fails to do so.
Bicyclists must share the road with car drivers, whether that be in the same lane or within their own designated bike lane. Either way, bicyclists are vulnerable to sustaining serious injury in the event that a car driver hits them. Even the most safe and cautious rider may find themselves injured because a driver was being reckless on the road or wasn’t paying attention to their presence. No one deserves to have their life and health changed for the worse because a driver was being thoughtless. Whatever the reason may be, usually it is the car driver who is at fault. And when they are responsible for the accident that ensued, they could be liable for how the bicyclist had suffered.
Pedestrians are those who get where they need to be without using a vehicle. A pedestrian could be someone walking on two feet, traveling by skateboard or scooter, or some other way. Getting around by car is not the only method of transportation available. But tragically, when someone is hit by a car driver as a pedestrian, they can suffer greatly. Most pedestrians aren’t geared up for potential impact, and often don’t have more than maybe a helmet or other light gear on their bodies. So when they get hit by a car, they can sustain injuries that are severe and potentially fatal. A driver who is responsible for the incident may then be liable for the injuries they caused.
Truck accidents can occur for various reasons. Perhaps the trucker was tired from driving too many hours in one sitting, intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, or they made a maneuver on the roadway that was reckless. Commercial trucking is a core part of our commerce, however, due to their size and weight they can cause devastation in the event of a collision. Those who were injured in the other vehicle may sue the trucker or trucking company for property damage, personal injury, and other loss. If you consider the fact that many commercial trucks weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, then it’s no wonder that the other vehicle and its passenger are likely to sustain the most injury and vehicle damage.
Premises liability holds property owners responsible for failing to provide a safe area for visitors and guests. Whether that be a private homeowner or commercial business, a property owner has a duty of care to the public to keep the property reasonably free of hazards. Examples of premises liability incidents could involve slip and falls, insufficient lighting, inadequate security, leaks, uneven surfaces, unsafe stairs, lack of handrails, and more. If a property owner fails to uphold this duty, they could be liable for those who get injured because of it. The person injured must show that the property owner failed to address a risk or hazard which ultimately led to their injury to receive compensation. Negligence is often a factor in premises liability accidents.
Our loved ones have an indispensable role in our family, and irreplaceable in how they provide us love, guidance, and support during the hardest times. So to learn that their life was taken because of someone else’s carelessness can be too much to bear. There is legal recourse for families who have been devastated by a wrongful death that hit home. Wrongful death incidents can include car accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, semi truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. Typically, children, a domestic partner or surviving spouse, legal guardians or parents, or grandchildren of deceased children are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Money cannot bring a life back, but the family can get the financial support they need as they grieve.
When animals bite or attack, it can be a scary and painful experience. Many of us enjoy the company of canine companions, and even view them as our best friends and family members. But each dog owner has a duty to the public to prevent dog bite incidents from happening. It is estimated that around five million people get bitten by dogs every year. Due to the nature of dog bites, there is a risk of infection as well, which can add even more harm to the victim’s health. A dog owner that failed to prevent a bite, which led to serious injury of another, could be liable for medical bills and other ways that person had suffered damage or loss.
The biggest risk to motorcyclists on the roadway are car drivers, who frequently operate their vehicle in a reckless way. Motorcyclists are prone to severe injury because they lack the same protective shield that car drivers have. When an accident happens, motorcyclists may take legal action against the driver for how they have suffered. Damages that a rider may be entitled to receive include medical bills, property repairs, loss of earnings, and more. The only protection a rider has is the gear they wear on their body to deflect the force of impact. But it may not be enough to prevent serious injury or fatality. Motorcyclists may struggle with physical injury and mental anguish that has lasting impacts to their health and wellbeing.
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and fatality across the nation. When people get hurt in collisions, they may be motivated to seek compensation for their injuries and property damage. Unfortunately, many car accident victims find that insurance companies are not on their side and may try to force them to accept a settlement offer that barely covers their expenses. By getting help from a lawyer, you have someone who understands the law and can come to your aid immediately. When a serious incident is not your fault and you have sustained injury because of it, it’s no wonder you would be motivated to seek financial recourse for what you have been through.
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In what instances should you hire a lawyer to help you with a business related issue or concern? There are many ways a lawyer can assist you, but most commonly they handle business topics such as creating contracts, changing business ownership or structure, issues with employment or writing employee handbooks, what to do if you get sued, and more. But do not wait until you are dealing with a major lawsuit before you recruit help from a legal team. When it comes to the future and success of your business, doing what you can to minimize the effects of a lawsuit must happen now. As time goes on, without proper intervention and strategy, things are likely to just exacerbate. We can come to the aid of your business immediately if you are dealing with an issue that could threaten the stability of what you have built.
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