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Landmark Utah Supreme Court Ruling Allows Families to Recover for Emotional Loss After Injury to Child

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The Utah Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of a 14-year-old child that his mother and father were eligible to collect damages for loss of filial consortium, damages that are seldom offered across the United States. “Loss of consortium,” or to put it in layman’s terms, loss of love and affection, damages are typically […]

What If I’m Injured in an Uber or Lyft Car Accident?

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Rideshear apps like Uber and Lyft continue to grow in popularity. According to BusinessOfApps.com, 14 million Uber rides happen every day. Since you’re riding in someone else’s vehicle while using a company’s service, what happens if a car accident happens while you’re on the road? Insurance Coverage for Uber or Lyft Passengers If you’re a […]

What’s Happening with Illinois Sports Betting?

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One problem with legalizing sports betting is the stigma against gambling. Overcoming this hurdle is a crucial step in legalizing sports gambling at the state level, which many states are pursuing in light of a recent Supreme Court decision. Expansion of Legalized Gambling The U.S. Supreme Court made it relatively clear: legalized sports betting is […]

Why You (Legally) Need a Fence Around Your Swimming Pool

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Aside from being a smart and safe thing to do, putting a fence around your pool can help is a legally savvy maneuver. This is due to a common-law doctrine in Georgia: the “attractive nuisance” standard. What is this law? It’s the mandate protecting children from injury or even death when venturing into someone else’s […]

The Best Bikes for Beginners

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Getting into biking, whether you are doing so for fun or for functionality, can be intimidating. With so many options available, how do you know where to start? While a clerk at the local bike shop can help narrow down the choices, do some quick overview of the basics beforehand so you know what they’re […]

Feeling Sick After an MRI? This Could Be Why

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If you’re feeling sick after receiving an MRI, you’re not alone. Many patients who received MRIs have come forward with the same claims of toxic side effects. It turns out that an element used to make the MRI results easier to read may be dangerous to the human body. If you’re experiencing strange symptoms after […]

California Law: What If I’m in a Rental Car Accident?

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You’d think that you would be covered; that’s not always the case unless you always read the fine print and purchase the extra that’s offered when renting a car. By ‘purchase’, we explicitly mean that if you’re ‘offered’ third-party liability insurance coverage, that doesn’t mean you’re actually covered. You have to accept that coverage and […]

What Are the Dog Bite Laws in Indiana?

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According to Indiana dog bite laws, all it takes is one bite to determine negligence. Aside from the fact that there’s a statute of limitations in Indiana—two years max—you should know, whether you’re the dog owner or the victim, how the Indiana dog bite laws operate. What Is the “One Bite” Rule? Essentially, one bite could […]

Can Bankruptcy Discharge Student Loans?

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Student loans typically are not dischargeable under bankruptcy law. That said, there are narrow exceptions. Even when student loans are found dischargeable under these narrow circumstances, it’s a challenge for a bankruptcy filing to discharge all student debt. Generally speaking, it’s not possible, unless the student can prove an “undue hardship.” Proving You Have an […]

Injured on an Excursion: Is the Cruise Ship Liable?

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What happens if you’re on a cruise, and you’re injured while ziplining, riding in a float plane, enjoying a nature hike, or some other activity promoted by the cruise line as “fun” and “safe?” John H. “Jack” Hickey is an injury attorney based in Miami. He has spent many years representing people who have been […]

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How Colorado is Fighting Distracted Driving

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Colorado state officials are currently pushing for a campaign that motivates drivers to simply put that smartphone down. After all, what causes the vast majority of distracted driving? Mobile devices. Distracted Driving Statistics That Might Surprise You The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reported an alarming average of 43 daily car accidents all over the state […]

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Never Flee the Scene of an Accident

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Never flee the scene of the accident. There is an element of fear behind hit and runs; no one wants to get “caught.” However, trying to flee can only make things much, much worse. Such was the case in a recent accident in Hoboken, NJ, involving a 66-year-old driver, a collision into a building, and […]

Should I Take a Mississippi Boating Course?

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Taking a Mississippi boating course is highly recommended! Anything that would help prevent serious accidents, injuries, and damage is worth the time. This is especially the case in Mississippi where the water can turn dangerous. Boating safety is paramount in preventing boating accidents. What You’ll Learn in a Mississippi Boating Course For starters, you’ll learn: […]

What if My Medication is Recalled?

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If a drug company realizes that their medication is causing harmful effects, it could issue a recall. Make sure to pay attention to these recalls, as it could have serious implications for your health. What Are the Different Types of Drug Recalls? When the quality or safety of a drug has been compromised in accordance […]

3M Earplugs: The Latest on the Lawsuits

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3M’s website calls them “the world’s softest earplugs.” But these devices may have contributed to long-term hearing damage for thousands upon thousands of veterans, hundreds of whom are now filing suit against the company, alleging that the products failed to protect their ears from combat-related noise damage. The Department of Justice has already settled its […]

Is Cerebral Palsy Caused by Medical Malpractice?

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Cerebral palsy can be caused by medical malpractice. That’s not always the case, though, as there are several types of cerebral palsy, with a variety of potential causes. In general, the disorder is a bit of a mystery, and yet it remains one of the most common conditions among children in the United States. An […]

Treatment Options for Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs, are more common than you might think. They are serious injuries that can result in long-term effects that can hinder a person’s everyday life.  There are a variety of treatments for TBI, with varying levels of efficacy. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, do not lose […]