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Tragedy During Best Buy Delivery is a Reminder That Companies Can’t Delegate Safety

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Sadly, it is often the most tragic and horrifying stories that remind us of our legal rights. Such is the case with the murder of an elderly woman in Boca Raton. Although no legal action has been filed yet related to the murder that we know of, the case is still worth looking into… Read More »

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Suing the Government for Injuries is Not So Easy

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In the old days, in England, the king or queen could do no wrong. This was a tenet of the English  legal system—that whatever the king (which was the same thing as the government in those times) did, was correct just because it was the king doing it. You could not sue the king… Read More »

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The Open and Obvious Doctrine in Slip and Fall Accidents

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When someone falls, the first question that others may ask is whether they could have or should have seen the object that they fell on or which caused the fall. This is a natural question to ask. Legally, it can be a crucial question that can make or break a lawsuit for injuries that… Read More »

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Catastrophic Injury Victims May Need a Life Care Plan Expert

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When someone is catastrophically injured, damages are often the cost of both past and expected future medical expenses, as well as non-economic damages, such as anxiety, loss of quality of enjoyment of life, or pain and suffering. But for those in the worst of accidents, there is also another measure of damages: The amount… Read More »

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Test to Admit Expert Testimony in Trial Changes Again

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There is the perception that any time you use an expert witness in an injury trial (or any other kind of case), whatever the expert says, the jury gets to hear and consider. After all, the expert is an expert, right? In practice, it’s not that clear. The Different Expert Witness Standards A judge… Read More »

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How Are My Medical Bills Paid Back After an Accident?

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If you are hurt in an accident, the idea of receiving damages for everything that you are going through certainly sounds appealing. However, you probably know that most cases can take time to settle or get to trial. This raises the very big question of how your medical bills will get paid while you… Read More »

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Hospital Falls Are Causing Concern

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A hospital is supposed to be somewhere that you go to be safe, and to heal. It is not supposed to be somewhere that you end up more injured than when you came in. Yet, for millions of Americans, that is exactly what happens when they go into the hospital. Falls in Hospitals Are… Read More »

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Being Injured While Trespassing Can Create Difficulties in Your Case

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If you are injured on a businesses’ property, and it is because the business owner was negligent, it may seem like a clear cut win for you as the victim. However, there is a question that must be asked before even getting to whether the property owner was negligent: Were you even supposed to… Read More »

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Not All Evidence That You Think is Admissible Can be Used in an Injury Trial

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There is a very big difference between the courtrooms that we see in the movies or on TV, and the courtrooms where injury trials are conducted. Many people understand that trials must follow the rules of evidence but many are surprised to find out some of the things that the rules of evidence do… Read More »

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Are Hold Harmless Agreements Enforceable?

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When you sign yourself or your child up to participate in a sports or recreation activity you may have noticed a rise in the number of companies that require you to sign a document before you participate. Exculpatory contracts, or hold harmless agreements, are being used to try to keep you from suing if… Read More »

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