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Apartment Building Accidents: Who Is Liable?

When accidents occur in apartment buildings, it falls under premises liability law. Property owners must keep apartment buildings, playgrounds, and common areas safe for the people who live there and for those who visit. Failure to do so could result in a personal injury lawsuit. The following is an outline of premises liability law and how it may help those hurt in apartment building accidents to obtain a monetary settlement for their injuries. If you or a loved one have been involved in an apartment building accident, seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer to learn about the options available to you. Continue reading “Apartment Building Accidents: Who Is Liable?”

What To Do In Case Of Amusement Park Accidents

Every year, millions of people visit amusement parks to have fun. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, as thousands of people are hurt each year in amusement park accidents. While some of these accidents are not serious, others cause injuries that last a lifetime. The following discusses what you can do if you or a loved one sustains injuries after an amusement park accident. Continue reading “What To Do In Case Of Amusement Park Accidents”

Guide to Product Liability and Consumer Recourse

Defective and dangerous products do harm to thousands of individuals each year in the United States, and virtually every product one can think of has the potential to harm a consumer. Examples may include a variety of goods, from motor vehicles to electronics, to children’s toys and other products.

For example, in 2015, there were approximately 69,000 emergency room visits nationwide among children five years of age or younger, resulting from defective nursery products. In 2014, 48 percent of injuries associated with whirlpools were caused by circulation entrapment due to the unit’s faulty design. Product liability laws hold companies responsible if an item they place on the market ultimately proves hazardous to the consumer. Continue reading “Guide to Product Liability and Consumer Recourse”

How to Handle Being Injured By a Person’s Pet

Every year, people in Florida experience injuries because the pet of a stranger misbehaved and caused them significant harm. The most common damage people experience is getting bitten by a dog. When an individual is bitten by someone’s pet, the victim has a legal right to be compensated for his injuries, especially if he has been severely harmed. Continue reading “How to Handle Being Injured By a Person’s Pet”

How to Handle Tractor Trailer Accidents

Accidents involving tractor trailers occur in many parts of the United States. Among the common causes of tractor trailer accidents include drowsy driving, driving while using cell phones, and driving under the influence of alcohol. Sadly, the result isn’t always limited to damaged vehicles. Some unlucky passengers are left with devastating injuries, too.

The succeeding information will provide an overview of personal injury law and what accident victims can do to obtain compensation for their injuries. Continue reading “How to Handle Tractor Trailer Accidents”

What You Need to Know About Dangerous Industries and Work-Related Injuries

Work related injuries are among the most common grounds for personal injury claims. If you sustain injuries at work, you are entitled to compensatory damages under workers’ compensation laws. This article lists some of the most dangerous industries, potential injuries to workers, and the basic elements of workers’ compensation. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Dangerous Industries and Work-Related Injuries”

How To Handle An Assault Case In Stuart, Florida

The definition of assault differs across the American federal government. In some US states, it is said to be an intentional violent behavior that leads to bodily and psychological harm. One might stretch this definition to accommodate intentional violent behavior that includes non-physical verbal abuse backed by non-verbal cues that place a victim in immediate fear for their physical well-being. Common practices that qualify as assault (taking the second and more comprehensive as the standard definition) include: Continue reading “How To Handle An Assault Case In Stuart, Florida”

Contributory Vs. Comparative Fault ~ With Attorney Jeff Vastola

Did you know that every State has the right to enact its own tort laws?  One such law is whether or not a person can recover for injuries caused by him or herself.  In today’s blog I’ll explain the concept of comparative fault, it’s really very interesting. Continue reading “Contributory Vs. Comparative Fault ~ With Attorney Jeff Vastola”