By | April 7th, 2018

QUESTION: I slipped off a broken uneven step outside the local post office and was immediately paralyzed with pain from a dislocated shoulder. After I slipped, an employee went out and salted the step, looked at me, and said I should get to the hospital. I was taken to the emergency where they took X-rays, and my arm was on a sling for 3 weeks. I have my wife and another person as witnesses to this incident. What are the steps I should take so that I could claim damages.

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By | March 27th, 2018

Filing a Personal Injury case, whether it was caused by a vehicular accident or a slip and fall accident, entitles you to compensation for the damages that you’ve received, provided that you are not the at-fault party in the accident. There are two types of damages that you can claim for personal injury cases; these are the economic and the non-economic damages. The first of the two is more straightforward to calculate for since this involves all of the monetary losses that you’ve suffered from the accident where.

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By | March 27th, 2018

As a parent, you get to experience the joys of parenthood. Raising a child can present a few challenges, but the rewards far outweigh the effort and sacrifice, especially when you see your child grow up to be healthy and happy. Having a child in your household can bring a lot of fun and laughter to your life as well; their endless questions, easy laugh, bright smile, and their unconditional trust and love makes all the sleepless nights and other sacrifices all worth it. Young children are also.

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By | March 14th, 2018

Owning a real estate property comes with a lot of responsibilities. Aside from having to pay for real estate taxes to the government, a property owner also needs to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of their real estate property to avoid accidents that may lead to a personal injury claims against the owner. Commercial properties like grocery stores and others that customers visit frequently should be more aware of the consequences of a poorly maintained property. It can be very advantageous to you if you own a.

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By | February 6th, 2018

Suffering from a workplace accident can be detrimental to person’s financial stability. Depending on the severity of the injury sustained during the accident, it can take weeks or even months before a person can go back to work or find another job to be able to provide for themselves and their family. It is the responsibility of your employer to have workers’ compensation insurance in case of any injury sustained inside the workplace or while doing your job for your employer, however, as an employee it is also.

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By | February 2nd, 2018

As an employee, we are expected to perform at our best and gain profit for the company that we are working for. In return, our employers are required to compensate us with our salaries and benefits; however, aside from these straightforward responsibilities of our employers, we are also entitled to “workers’ compensation”. “Workers’ compensation” pertains to a set of laws that outline specific compensations which an injured employee is entitled to claim. Workers’ compensation laws are found on each state’s statutes and have variations for each state, aside.

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By | October 26th, 2017

Because falls happen so often during one’s lifetime, some people find it hard to understand how a fall accident caused by a slip or trip can bring about a wrongful death. However, whether the consequences of a fall are minor or fatal depend on the circumstances and the individual. Falls can be especially devastating for certain groups of people. For example, the CDC states that falls are the main cause of injury and death among the elderly. Even young athletic people can die from a fall. A bad landing can cause a serious.

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By | September 10th, 2013

Ordinarily the burden of proving negligence is on the plaintiff. An exception for this is the doctrine of res ipsa loquitor wherein the burden effectively shifts to defendants to absolve themselves from responsibility or to show that some other defendant or event caused the injuries provided that certain conditions are met. As a general rule, res ipsa loquitur is ill-suited to slip-and-fall cases. No inference of negligence can arise simply upon proof of a fall on the defendant’s floor. This is so even when the fall is associated with a.

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By | September 5th, 2013

QUESTION: A student falls on ice as a result of taking a shortcut across campus through a loading dock area that has not been cleared. The loading dock area is cleared after snows, but it is the last area to be cleared on campus because it is not a sidewalk passage. All sidewalks receive first priority. The fall happened within the first 24 hours after the snowfall. Is the school liable? ANSWER: There is a special relationship between a school district (or its employees) and students, so as to impose.

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By | August 11th, 2013

QUESTION: I slipped while going down the stairs in my cousin’s apartment complex. The stairs were broken and the railing was hanging. I received a treatment from the ER for a sprained ankle, and had to go to therapy after. Who is at fault for the poorly maintained property? ANSWER: Landowners and possessors of land owe a nondelegable duty to put and maintain the premises (including its buildings and structures) in reasonably safe condition [CC § 1714(a)].  If it is proven that the said landowner or possessor is liable, the.

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