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There are a lot of things to be concerned with after a car accident, but when you are on vacation on the reservation, there is one extra worry: What happens if you get into an accident in on the Indian reservation? Will the law be the law that you have come to expect in car accidents? Will you have to have your lawyer file your suit in a tribal court?
Riding a motorcycle is a fun experience for many reasons, but it comes with dangerous possibilities if involved in an accident. Motorcycle riding offers time spent outside, traveling to new beautiful places. It also offers that social community of others who enjoy what you enjoy while being able to meet new motorcycle enthusiasts. Here in Georgia, there are beautiful roadways to ride. North Georgia offers a multitude of riding choices and destinations.
As dogs come in all shapes and sizes, dogs also come with ranges of temperaments and personalities. The way they are raised and treated can affect a dog’s behavior, specifically their aggression level. There are generally known more aggressive breeds of dogs, but at the end of the day, any dog can bite or attack any person. And, whether the attack is provoked or not by the injured person, there are still laws that lay the liability with the dog’s owner or caretaker.
Expert witness depositions are critical to discovery and the outcome of litigation in wrongful death, personal injury, workers’ compensation cases. Most complex cases do not settle until after the experts provide deposition testimony.
Finding a lawyer is easy. Finding the right lawyer for you and your case can be hard. But if you need an Oregon personal injury lawyer, you should know the questions to ask to make sure he or she will meet your needs.
Today’s average consumer faces an ever-increasing variety of personal injury dangers. These include everything from unsafe foods and untested products to burns, assaults, dog bites and poisoning. Many personal injuries are the result of car and truck accidents (9 out of 10 motorists will eventually be involved in an accident in their lifetimes). An average of 11,000 personal injury accidents occur every hour in the United States.
Kalka & Baer's accident attorneys give a description of some serious chest injuries that commonly result from motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents. Chest injuries are one of the more common types of injuries a person will sustain from a car accident. Sometimes even these injuries are caused by the protective force of a seatbelt or airbag. Serious slip and fall accidents can result in bad chest injuries as well.
Driving comes with responsibility. Not only is a driver responsible for himself/herself but also for other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and anyone else on the road. Safe driving is the number one way to prevent car accidents. The capital of the South is commonly ranked as the nation’s top cities with traffic. Cited as the eight worst American city for traffic by The Weather Channel, Atlanta’s highways are congested daily.
For some time, the FDA has been aware of side effects related to vaginal mesh implants. The first case involving these side effects went to trial in California and earned a multi-million dollar settlement. According to the FDA, complications with vaginal mesh implants are not uncommon. A vaginal mesh (also known as an urogynecologic surgical mesh implant) is a medical product used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Accident risks will remain disproportionately high over the next few weeks, as thousands of Bostonians take to the highways for summer trips and vacations. The months of May right through August are some of the most accident-prone months of the year, with the most dangerous days of the year falling during these weeks.
In Pennsylvania, you may be able to recover damages for injuries by a hit and run driver if you have Uninsured Motorist Coverage on your insurance policy. If you injured in a car accident due to a hit and run driver, you should first contact the Police and make a Report. It may be that you can identify the vehicle or the license plate number. If that driver is later found, you would have a right to make a claim for bodily injuries and damages if the driver has insurance coverage.
Motorcyclists and all motor vehicle drivers are at risk for an accident every time they drive. There are a vast number of events that can lead to an accident, and understanding these events can help lead to better accident prevention.
Why should you hire a Plano personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in a car accident, or any accident caused by someone else? The fact is, most people are not familiar with the laws, and what they are actually legally entitled to. Essentially, you may be taken advantage of by the defendant's insurance company without skilled legal guidance.
If your loved one has been killed in an accident, you can file a wrongful death claim. In Oregon, however, there are time limits as well as limits on who can file the claim, and what damages can be compensated. Who can bring a wrongful death claim? ORS 30.020 says that the following people (or their legal representatives) are entitled to bring wrongful death claims against the person who caused the death:
This article discusses the potential impact that the PPACA ("Obamacare") may have on Alabama personal injury claims. Specifically, the article dicusses how medical liens currently affect an injured individual's recovery. The article also explains how the PPACA may actually allow personal injury victims to obtain a larger portion of their overall recovery.
A motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, poorly maintained premises or even a workplace accident that is due to a wrongful act, a negligent act, a violent act or neglect may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania. A wrongful act, a negligent act, a violent act or neglect that results in death may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is set up to provide payment of medical expenses and lost wages related to an on-the-job injury. In-order to start off the process, a worker must simply report the injury to his or her employer. The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is set up to provide payment of medical expenses and lost wages related to an on-the-job injury.
Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the brain before or during birth or in the first few years of life, and has no known cure. Recent studies that utilize a child’s own stem cells to repair damaged neural tissue, may provide new or renewed hope for vast improvement, and even a cure, for children diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Putting a dollar figure on a catastrophic event, particularly a birth injury that quickly turned what should have been a joyful day into a lifelong struggle with cerebral palsy is not easy and will never come close to putting a family back in the same position it would have been but for the negligence of another.
Regarding personal injury lawsuits, you’ve probably heard of “settlements” or “verdicts” recovered for the injured. But what is the difference between the two, and how can you know which type of outcome will be in your best interests? Here, we will address these two terms independently of one another in order to provide a clear explanation of how they differ and how they may affect you.
Drowning is one of those types of experiences that many people fear the most, and one that most parents fear their child will fall victim to. Contrary to popular belief, drowning doesn’t happen like it does in the cinema. While media depictions often include a loud, violent struggle, the truth is that an asphyxiated person can seldom call for help.
Distracted driving causes devastating accidents, prompting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recommend all states ban the use of phones in vehicles entirely. At least 35 states have already enacted prohibitions on texting while driving, but not Florida.
A hand-held diagnostic tool that can help administer a blood test to diagnose brain injury could speed up the way these catastrophic injuries are diagnosed and subsequently treated in the US. Scientists at the University of Lincoln-Nebraska have announced that they are continuing work on the development of a handheld brain injury detection device. The device would check for the presence of a specific protein that is released when an injury occurs.
Under the law, residential property owners have a duty of care to children who are visiting their homes, including those who trespass on their property. Your Boca Raton injury lawyer advises that backyard swimming pools in the state of Florida are a frequent source of accidents and liability under Florida’s attractive nuisance doctrine.
Many cities have established programs for bicycle sharing. Sometimes it seems as if there are no downsides to bike sharing programs, however, there are public safety concerns associated with bike share programs – concerns that must be addressed as alternative transportation systems such as bicycle sharing grow in popularity.
Middle school students in the Bronx have taken up the cause of improving the safety of city streets. The city responded to student concerns by installing a No Standing sign to prohibit parking close to the intersection, allowing pedestrians to see and be seen.
A lot of questions have been raised following the recent developments concerning Fresenius Medical Care and their dialysis treatment products GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® after a memo was leaked to the FDA in which Fresenius warned doctors about the potentially dangerous side effects of its products. To help clarify, Pete Maughan, a Chief Medical Liaison at LegalHelp.org, has laid out the facts of the case and brings us up-to-date on the latest developments.
Shoulder injuries are common after an auto accident, but the shoulder is very complex and injuries are not always diagnosed in a timely manner because it can be difficult to determine the source of pain. But shoulder injuries need to be treated, and your treatments can be compensated through insurance.
Child care injuries are alarmingly common and the harm may result from a variety of sources. However, all day care accidents typically involve employee negligence or recklessness. Just weeks ago, a day care van filled with children veered wildly toward oncoming traffic before leaving the road and crashing into a tree. The accident injured 15 passengers — 14 of them children — and killed a 31-year-old woman.
By Kurker Law
From Memorial Day barbeques, Fourth of July fireworks, Labor Day soirees and many pub-crawls and Friday afternoon happy hours in between, the summer season offers employees and employers the opportunity to bond outside of the workplace. While these events can serve to strengthen employment relationships and build morale, they also can be a hotbed for employer liability.
If you have a valid medical malpractice claim, act now before the time limit. Call an Elyria medical malpractice attorney about statutes of limitations. Medical malpractice occurs from negligence caused by medical professionals and/or staff. It can refer to botched surgeries, unnecessary medical procedures, improper administration of medication, disability, impairment or even death.
Common prescriptions can be dangerous drugs for your unborn child during pregnancy. Almost all pregnant women know to stay away from illegal drugs while pregnant because of the risk for birth defects in their unborn children, but what about prescription drugs? If they are relatively safe for you to use when you’re not pregnant, shouldn’t they be safe when you are pregnant? Unfortunately, the answer is no.
Houston product liability attorney provides details on the dangerous inflatable water slide that has caused severe injuries and death. Following several serious injury reports and one reported death, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled the Banzai Falls in-ground pool inflatable waterslide. The recall states that the six-foot vinyl slides can reportedly deflate quickly and without warning, and that the structure can topple over suddenly, with or without windy conditions.
As the summer winds down, it is important to stay safe on the water. Remember to follow the law and do not drink alcohol and operate a vessel, because just like driving under the influence, boating under the influence is illegal. Individuals are not allowed to operate a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
State and Local Governments in Pennsylvania have "sovereign immunity" to personal injury claims except where there is an exception. One main exception is where there is a defect to the property that caused the injury. Injury Claims against Local Governments and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania require that there be an exception to "sovereign immunity".
A defamatory comment can destroy both a person’s character and professional reputation. But a ruined reputation can be salvaged with expert legal advice. Online defamation is a clearly damaging and untrue statement that is published online. The twenty first century internet has vastly multiplied the avenues through which comments are published and spread.
Car accidents may just seem to be simple fender benders but there are times when they result in serious and life-altering situations. In the State of California, for example, car accidents are quite common as thousands of Californians get injured and get killed each year due to such mishaps.
There are several common causes of construction site accidents, and if you are considering hiring a personal injury lawyer, make sure they understand these causes and how to deal with them in a claim. There are thousands of construction sites, and hundreds of thousands construction workers, in the U.S. - and unfortunately, that means a lot of construction accidents.
There are some personal injury claims that will not be resolved through a settlement. These include cases in which the insurance company disputes that their client was responsible for an accident, or when very serious injuries have taken place, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns or others, and the insurance company is not willing to pay out a settlement that reflects all of the damages that the victim has suffered.
Drowsy driving is a very dangerous activity. It can be just as dangerous as drunk driving or driving while texting. There are certain risks that one should avoid when driving to prevent drowsy driving. Driving while sleepy or fatigued is a highly underestimated factor in auto accidents around the country. That can be seen in the fact that no state, except New Jersey, has any law that prevents persons from driving while they are sleepy or fatigued.
A nationwide listeria outbreak in contaminated cantaloupe has gripped the country. Claiming 29 lives, the cantaloupe listeria outbreak is among the deadliest food poisoning outbreaks since 1924.Â Thousands of pounds of Jensen Farms and Carol’s Cuts cantaloupes have been recalled due to concerns about listeria contamination.
A $5 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the federal government by the widow of a man mauled by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park in June.
Spin Master, a Canadian toy manufacturer, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle claims with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the import and sale of Aqua Dots, which is a banned hazardous substance. Aqua Dots are popular colored arts and crafts beads that stick together when sprayed with water to form various designs and shapes.
Did the NCAA fail to protect student-athletes from concussions and their repercussions?
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently considered whether a plaintiff in a products liability case had met his burden on a summary judgment motion in Bielskis v. Louisville Ladder Inc., 2011 WL 5829771.
One fact is that women are five times more likely to get osteoporosis than men. Physicians know there is no way to stop osteoporosis or to cure osteoporosis. Physicians do know that their patients can slow down this process by taking enough calcium, vitamin D, exercising, not smoking and limiting alcohol intake to no more than one glass per day.
If you are one of the millions of Americans who has an elderly family member in the care of someone outside the family you likely worry about the quality of their care on a regular basis. Although accurate statistics are difficult to come by because experts believe that a significant percentage of actual abuse and neglect of the elderly goes unreported, estimates are that over two million elderly Americans are abused or neglected every year by caregivers.
You've been injured in a car accident that wasn't your fault. Do you really need the services of a skilled San Francisco auto accidents attorney, or should you just let the insurance company handle it? The fact is, insurance companies will drag out a claim as long as they possibly can, and even when they do settle your claim, you can bet it won't be for the full amount you deserve.
California's temperate climate lends itself to the outdoors, which means like much of the rest of the U.S., many families and individuals have dogs. San Jose dog bite accident attorneys know that while most breeds are calm and docile, others are aggressive and prone to attack.
San Francisco, San Jose and Pleasanton personal injury lawyers work not only to protect the legal rights of those injured due to someone else's negligence, they also use their legal skill and experience to secure full compensation for costs associated with the victim's injuries.
San Francisco defective products attorneys know that by law, manufacturers and designers of products are responsible for ensuring those products are safe when used properly by consumers. However, each year thousands of people are injured due to defective or malfunctioning products, or those that are inadequately labeled.
San Jose Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Seek Fair Compensation for Those Injured on Dangerous Properties
You may not believe it's necessary to speak with a San Jose slip and fall accident lawyer if you've suffered an injury after slipping on a dangerous surface; after all, the insurance will fairly compensate you, right? Not usually. In fact, insurance companies use numerous tactics to protect their own profits. They may offer you a low-ball settlement, or delay paying your claim for months.
Many people make the mistake of disregarding notices from the Workers' Compensation Board because they are no longer missing time from work. Claimants believe that the paperwork cannot be important since their medical bills have been paid and they are earning their full wages. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
The Chicago Tribune recently reported on a lawsuit arising from a bizarre set of circumstances, but which raised an interesting legal issue. The facts in the case, Zokhrabov v. Jeung-Hee Park. (2011 WL 6823803), are decidedly gory and tragic.
For elderly Americans, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated because many people do not recognize the symptoms. Elderly people are prone to develop depression for a variety of reasons. Anything from chronic back pain to the loss of independence caused by medical conditions can lead to depression or make depression more serious.
Be it a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident or any other type of automobile accident, the automobile accident attorneys are always there to lend you a helping hand. Have you ever given it a thought that who helps you the most when you face an accident resulting in severe injuries and huge losses? Of course, many of you will say – doctor.
Medical expenses involving brain injuries are extremely high. Moreover, an individual can be permanently disabled for such injuries. Thus, it is important to make personal injury claim if brain is injured for other’s faults. It is termed as brain injury when tissues in brains are damaged. It can be due to an accident or for a disease. Trauma due to an accident or serious injuries in brain can lead to damage of tissues.
Wrongful death leaves a family grief stricken and sometimes financially shattered. Though wrongful death compensation will help the family to recover from financial loss but the process of making compensation claim is not that easy. An experienced lawyer may help in this regard.
If you have been attacked by a dog, you should not delay in establishing fault and fighting for the compensation you deserve! A personal injury attorney can help you throughout this process. About 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs annually, however only 16,000 receive insurance compensation.
As per a news release, the UK based producer of baby related products and strollers, “Maclaren” will cover the product liability claims put forth against its former US distributor for strollers. This was announced after the US distributor, called Maclaren USA formerly halted a minimum of 7 product liability suits against the business, after a motion was filed against it in accordance with Chapter 7. However, before the filing commenced, the distributor changed its name to American Baby Products.
Tractor-trailer accidents account for 9 of every 13 accidents last year, hence, it’s becoming increasingly important to drive safely around semi-trucks. Central to understanding defensive driving is a solid appreciation of the dangers and risks these tractor-trailers represent.
Property damage liability provides coverage for amounts you become legally responsible for paying another person as a result of damage to that person’s vehicle or other property in an accident that was all or partially your fault. You will be covered only up to the amount of coverage, or “policy limit,” that you purchase. Again, the higher the coverage, the higher the premiums.
In an attempt to protect consumers from the dangers of defective medical devices, the U.S. Senate recently proposed draft legislation that would require manufacturers to conduct ongoing safety studies of medical devices even after the device has obtained the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
While recent political discussions over fingerprinting as identification for public assistance programs have been in the headlines, there is one fingerprinting program that is universally welcome, that of fingerprinting children.
If you are injured in the course of your employment, you may have a personal injury claim if the injury was caused by a third-party (not your employer). In Pennsylvania, the Worker's Compensation Act was passed to both protect employers and facilitate with worker's compensation claims. What does this mean?
Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work by requiring employers to sustain proper and safe workplaces free of danger for their employees. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (known as OSHA) to set and enforce protective workplace safety and health standards.
With spring not far away, thousands of residents’ thoughts turn to moving to another apartment or home. According to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, in the late 19th century, as many as one third of all families in Chicago moved annually. If you are considering a move this year, here are a few things to think about.
Is the City of Chicago liable for every accident that occurs when a pedestrian trips and falls on a public sidewalk? Of course not. But under certain circumstances, the City can be held liable.
One issue that frequently crops up during personal injury trials is the admissibility of photographs of the scene where the accident occurred.
Make sure to notify your employer as soon as possible after your accident- Although the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act allows you forty-five days to notify your employer of your accident, the sooner the better.
Head injuries sustained by football players are sometimes played down as simple concussions. However, repeated concussions over time can lead to serious head injuries.
When someone slips and falls in a public place in Illinois such as a mall, in order to prevail in a personal injury lawsuit, the person who fell must establish that the owner of the property was somehow responsible for the fall. Sometimes this can be a difficult proposition, as the plaintiff in Ishoo v. General Growth Properties, Inc., 2012 WL 933383, recently learned.
Poet Robert Frost wrote that “fences make good neighbors” in the early 1900’s but his simple instruction still has applications to living in urban areas today.
If you or a loved one was injured in a water-related accident, you should seek the help of a personal injury attorney. Also, familiarize yourself with water safety tips this summer to prevent more accidents from occurring. Tragic accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. But some places are more dangerous than others.
Market share liability is a unique concept in the United States and is only applicable if and only if the product is fungible. It was first applied in the landmark case of Sindell vs. Abbott Laboratories where the victims developed cancers from the defendant’s DES, an active ingredient used to prevent miscarriages.
Examples of medical malpractice caused by doctors or hospitals include medication errors, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, ordering the wrong tests, misinterpreting the results of a test, misinterpreting a patient’s medical chart or misreading equipment monitoring a patient.
Many Americans love to own pet dogs but nobody wants to deal with lawsuits when their dog attacks an individual. In the United States, pursuant to various tort laws, a dog owner whose pet bites a person may be held legally liable for the incident.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of vehicle accident, these steps will help you handle the tragedy.
Voir Dire, the First Stage of a Jury Trial, is a Key Aspect of the Case and Can Win or Lose Your Case Before Evidence is Even Presented
As New York negligent security attorneys, we understand how these cases are extremely contentious. We’ve outlined some of the contested issues commonly seen in this type of premises liability suit. Although most New Yorkers welcome summer, the warmer weather also correlates with a rise in crime. School-age teenagers are on break from school and people spend more time outdoors, perhaps explaining why New York City experiences increased violence in the summer.
There is conflicting evidence about the safety of home births versus the risks. What cannot be denied however is that there is an increasing trend of delivering at home. Something that started off as a pseudo-hippie trend is now being followed by fashionable mothers, who seem to subscribe to the belief that delivering a baby at home is safer, more spiritual and can actually help them become better mothers.
A strong reporting initiative that encouraged hospitals to report the number of fall accidents that occurred in their facilities is being credited with an improvement in hospital fall accident rates in Pennsylvania. Experts now recommend that the strategies be employed in other hospitals across the country in order to see similar progress.
Patients who develop a surgical site infection are more likely to be re-hospitalized, adding millions of dollars every year to American health care costs. According to the results of a recent analysis, preventing surgical site infections could save the US healthcare system approximately $65 million every year.
In Oregon, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without stopping. As a driver, your duty is to remain at the location, and assist as needed. If you don't, the penalties under Oregon law can be severe. ORS 811.705 outlines the duties of a driver when someone is injured:
Be it a car accident, a motorcycle accident or any other automobile accident, it always results in damages and loss. However, we are lucky to have a law which has framed accident benefits. There is no place in the world which is free of risks for human beings. On the other hand, there are certain places in the world which have greater chance of putting humans into some sort of harm. One such place is road.
Commercial vehicles have the potential to do extraordinary damage. Without the proper insurance coverage, the victims may suffer. Did you know that a typical semi-truck or big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds? Now picture that vehicle getting into an accident with a regular passenger vehicle. Who do you think is likely to suffer the most?
Every year, thousands of Americans get killed due to distracted driving-related accidents. In fact, in 2010 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed and about 416,000 individuals were injured in road accidents involving distracted drivers.
The goal of any personal injury lawyer is to ensure that his or her client receives the best possible financial settlement. The reason why many individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own turn to legal assistance is because it can be confusing to battle insurance companies on their own.
Every year, more than 10,000 construction workers suffer eye injuries, that are serious enough for them to miss work. In fact, this industry has a much higher rate of eye injuries compared to other workplaces. Flying debris, nails flying off nail guns, and welding sparks - all of these can increase the risks of an eye injury on a construction site. Workers may be at risk from tiny bits of splinters and metal, as well as debris that is generated as a result of grinding and chipping activities.
When a Plaintiff brings a case for personal injuries, he or she puts those injuries at issue. Defendants and their insurance companies seek to try to disprove the injuries. Sometimes, they use surveillance video to try to do that. It is important to understand that when you file a personal injury lawsuit, you are putting the injuries at issue. Meaning, the defendant insurance company will have the right to contest the injuries and defend the defendant in Court.
The antibiotic Zithromax (Z-Pak) has been linked to sudden Heart Attacks. The law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is investigating cases of Zithromax Heart Attack. Azithromycin (Zithromax or Z-Pak) is an antibiotic in the macrolide drug class commonly prescribed to those with sinus infection, bronchitis or pneumonia.
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway as a new study confirms the actos bladder cancer link. Pioglitazone (Actos) is an antidiabetic agent in the thiazolidinedione drug class. The British Medical Journal published an article May 31, 2012, stating that pioglitazone has been found to be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer development according to a case-control study.
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway and Canada recently warned it's citizens of this risk. As more and more patients are reporting the development of bladder cancer, Canada adds themselves to the list of nations that are warning their citizens of the severe risks of using Actos for a long period of time.
The Infuse Bone Graft by Medtronic has been used off-label and been associated with major side effects. Can you imagine how it would feel to have to fight for every breath? How would you feel if swallowing became so difficult and there was no relief in sight? This is the fate of thousands of patients who suffer side-effects after surgical implantation of a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft placed in the cervical spine.
This summer, the NHTSA wants to prevent motorcycle accidents by reminding motorists to keep an eye out for motorcycles on the roads and to remember that motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as other motor vehicles. May was Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Florida and throughout the country.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people died in 2010 from distracted driving-related car accidents. Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes a motorist’s eyes off the road for more than two seconds. This can include eating behind the wheel, putting on make-up, turning to talk with a child in the back-seat, reading directions or the newspaper, trying to pick up something off the floor, or choosing music to listen to.
This article discusses the doctrine of attractive nuisance, a significant exception to the general principles of Alabama premises liability law. The doctrine essentially raises a landowner's duty of care towards trespassing children if certain conditions are present. In addition to identifying the facts necessary to invoke Alabama's doctrine of attractive nuisance, this article analyzes the impact of the doctrine on premises liability law in Alabama.
Recent sexual abuse and assault charges against 55-year-old Pesure Alshahapy of Tucker, Georgia, could cost the man his livelihood and land him in jail, according to Atlanta criminal defense attorneys. Alshahapy, an Atlanta taxi driver working for Rapid Taxi, has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his passengers, a 16-year-old girl. Alshahappy has been jailed without bond since June 14th.
Operating a boat on the water is comparable with operating a motor vehicle on land: accidents happen. Just as a driver of a motor vehicle can use safety precautions in operating their vehicle, an operator of a vessel (including an open motorboat, personal watercraft, cabin motorboat, sailboat, canoe, kayak, or pontoon) can use safety precautions in operating their vessel.
The potential dangers of Fourth of July fireworks are well known, yet every year, there are hundreds of injuries. A study by the U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that “65 percent of all firework injuries in 2011 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday.” An estimated 9,600 consumers were injured last year and four were killed. Who’s to blame?