CAN I SUE A BUSINESS FOR MY INJURY EVEN IF I SIGNED A WAIVER?

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Many businesses such as fitness centers, kids’ activity and play companies, and other privately owned recreational centers require those who participate to sign a liability waiver. These types of waivers are very common between businesses and the general public who wants to partake in activities offered on their premises. Often times, these waivers are poorly drafted which can be as …

SHOULD I HAVE MORE THAN THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CAR INSURANCE COVERAGE?

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Yes. You should not only protect your personal assets if you cause an accident, but due to the vast number of uninsured and underinsured motorists on the roads, you need coverage to protect yourself if they cause the accident. Keep in mind that your car insurance covers both scenarios. First, if you cause an accident, then your insurance pays for …

WHAT IS A BIRTH INJURY?

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When parents welcome a new child into the world and face the scary situation of their newborn suffering from a deprivation of oxygen during the birthing process, many questions arise as to how this happened and what long term consequences will occur. Birth injury cases have a lot of different fact patterns, but the most common being lack of sufficient …

Is it illegal to text and drive?

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With our society’s ever increasing reliance on cell phones there has been a rise in car accidents and deaths caused by distracted drivers.  State legislatures have reacted by enacting restrictions on the use of mobile devices while operating a motor vehicle. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2017, 47 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, …

What is a “black box warning”?

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A black box warning is the strictest warning put in the labeling of prescription drugs or drug products by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when there is reasonable evidence of an association of a serious hazard with the drug.  These warnings are included in the package insert of certain drugs to notify consumers of significant risks of serious or …

What is “negligence”?

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Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to others. A person is negligent if he or she does something that a reasonably careful person would not do in the same situation or fails to do something that a reasonably careful person would do in the same situation.   In some cases, a person is considered criminally …

Do I still have a claim for damages if my health insurance paid my medical bills?

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Yes. In a personal injury case, the prevailing injured party is entitled to recover the full value of their medical treatment, which is the actual cost of the treatments, not just their out of pocket expenses like co-pays and deductibles.   In many instances, insurance carriers will attempt to reduce an injury victim’s damages by offering to only pay their …

What are premises liability cases?

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A premises liability claim arises when there is an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property that results in personal injury. To prevail in a premises liability case, the injured person must prove that the owner of the property was negligent with respect to ownership or maintenance of the premises. Generally, negligence means that the property owner failed to use …

Do I really need to see the doctor after my motorcycle accident?

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Yes, definitely! Even if you feel totally fine, it is very unusual to walk away from a motorcycle accident completely unhurt. While you may not have any major visible injuries, you could have an internal injury that may take days or even weeks to become known. You may not feel immediate effects or symptoms from internal injuries. The sooner you …

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit for my injured family member or loved one?

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There are some limited circumstances under which you may file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of your family member or loved one who has suffered a serious injury. These include the following situations: ~ Child: the injured person is a child and you are his parent or legal guardian; ~ Death: you may be able to file a wrongful …