The Role Of A Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

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Swimming pools, whether public or private, present various risks that can lead to accidents and injuries. Slippery surfaces, inadequate fencing, malfunctioning equipment, and lack of supervision are just a few factors that contribute to these hazards. Moreover, incidents like drownings, near-drownings, diving accidents, and chemical exposure can have devastating consequences, ranging from physical injuries to emotional trauma and even fatalities. If you or someone you know was hurt, it is important to contact a swimming pool accident lawyer right away. When Do You Need a Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer? You might need a swimming pool accident lawyer if you or a loved...

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How To Prepare For A Deposition

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If you have decided to pursue legal action against someone for personal injury, you may be asked for a deposition by the liable party’s attorney. This is a question-and-answer session that serves various purposes, which we will discuss in this article. Depositions are an important part of the legal process, but they can be intimidating. We will teach you how best to prepare for a deposition and give you a general idea of what to expect.  What is a Deposition? A deposition is a part of the pre-trial discovery process in a lawsuit. It involves the sworn testimony of a witness or...

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Suing For Emotional Distress

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Personal injury cases typically involve a combination of economic and non-economic damages. Non-economic damages relate to pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and emotional distress. A bad accident with painful injuries often entails a certain amount of emotional distress. But what if there was no physical harm? Is suing for emotional distress on its own possible? The short answer is yes, but it can be complicated. Please read our blog to learn more about emotional distress lawsuits and what they involve. Can You Sue for Emotional Distress? The possibility of successfully suing for emotional distress without physical injury varies depending...

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What is Loss of Consortium?

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When it comes to personal injury, many people will only consider the person directly involved in the accident. The negligence of another, however, can also have a profound impact on loved ones, especially the spouse. “Loss of consortium” is often a consideration in wrongful death cases, but it can apply to personal injury claims as well. It is a legal premise meant to account for the suffering a spouse may endure after a partner is severely injured.  Loss of Consortium Definition Following a bad accident, the road to recovery from personal injury can be painful physically and emotionally. The injured person’s  life...

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Dangers of Brake Checking

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Brake checking, a maneuver where a driver suddenly slows down or slams on their brakes to intimidate or retaliate against another driver, is a dangerous behavior that can have severe consequences on the road. While it may seem like a valid form of expressing frustration, brake checking often leads to accidents, injuries, and legal complications.  What is Brake Checking? Brake checking occurs when a driver abruptly slows down or stops their vehicle, typically in response to feeling tailgated, cut off, or otherwise provoked by another driver. This action is often done intentionally as a way to force the trailing vehicle to react...

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How a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You

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Pedestrian accidents are on the rise, with an estimated 7500 individuals killed on roadways in 2022. This is the highest number of fatalities in more than 40 years. Pedestrians are inherently more vulnerable to severe and potentially fatal injuries, especially with larger vehicles. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by understanding some of the most common causes of these types of accidents and when to speak to a pedestrian accident attorney.  Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents Distracted Driving One of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving. Drivers engrossed in their phones, adjusting the radio, or attending to other distractions...

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When to Hire a Hotel Injury Lawyer

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Hotels are meant to be a home away from home, providing comfort and convenience to travelers. The owners of these establishments have a duty to protect their guests from potential hazards by properly maintaining them. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and accidents may occur as a result. A hotel injury lawyer can be a valuable resource should you wish to take legal action against a hotel for negligence. Let’s discuss some common causes of hotel injuries and how an attorney can help.  What Are Some Common Hotel Accidents? Slip and Fall Accidents One of the most prevalent hazards in hotels is the...

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What is Standing to Sue?

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Standing to sue is a legal principle that describes the right of an individual to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Not everyone is automatically entitled to bring suit, however. Standing to sue is built on three essential elements: injury in fact, causation, and redressability. A plaintiff and his or her attorney must be able to prove each of these elements in order to pursue a settlement in or out of court.  Standing to Sue Elements Injury in Fact The first element of standing to sue is called  "injury in fact." This means that the party bringing the lawsuit must have suffered...

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What is Seat Belt Syndrome?

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Seat belts unequivocally save lives. According to research by the National Safety Council, 50 percent of all accident-related deaths may have been prevented simply by wearing a seat belt. While safety belts are essential, they are not without inherent hazards, especially in a bad crash. Seat Belt Syndrome is a collection of injuries that can be sustained as a consequence of seat belts during a car accident. These injuries can range from minor to severe, and they may appear immediately or have a delayed onset. Read our article to learn more about Seat Belt Syndrome and when to speak to...

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What is an HOS Violation?

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Maintaining safety on the roads is critical, especially where trailer trucks are concerned. Their massive size alone means that a collision can result in significantly worse injuries and property damage than in a normal collision. Operating a commercial truck is, therefore, a serious undertaking. Drivers must adhere to a strict set of rules known as “hours of service (HOS) regulations.” An HOS violation occurs when one or more of these regulations is ignored, potentially leading to serious consequences. Let’s take a look at some of the more common HOS violations and what to do if you are involved in an...

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