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What is a Construction Defect Claim?

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It may help to know what a construction defect is before beginning to understand the specific elements of filing a construction defect claim. While the exact legal definition may vary from state to state, generally construction defects include defective design, errors with workmanship, incorrect materials, and/or some other aspect of the construction process of a […]

What is a Credit Card or Collection Lawsuit?

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If you owe money to a credit card company and are delinquent on your payments, you could find yourself facing a credit card or debt collection lawsuit. This type of lawsuit is filed against you by the credit card company in order to try to recover from you the money that you owe. Credit card […]

What Should You Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice?

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Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional such as a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or medical facility, such as a clinic, hospital, or emergency room, does not exercise a proper standard of care, which results in the serious injury or death of a patient. Some signs that medical malpractice might have occurred or played a part […]

Psychological Injuries in Children

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Psychological injuries can be just as damaging as physical injuries, if not more so. Psychological damages in children caused by trauma can last for their entire lives and affect their mental health, social life, relationships, and even potential for academic and professional achievement. While physical damages are often easier to prove and seek compensation for, […]

What to Do if You Have Been Injured on a Cruise Line

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If you find yourself injured on a cruise line, it can be hard to know what to do to address the situation and seek compensation for damages which can include medical bills, lost wages, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. There are a variety of common injuries which occur on cruise […]

What to Do if You Are Arrested for Protesting

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First, it’s important to know that under the First Amendment, citizens are allowed to gather together and express their views through protest. However, the government is also allowed to apply some specific restrictions to protests. If you feel that your rights have been violated, it’s important to write down everything that happened exactly as you […]

How to Know if an Injury Occurred Due to Product Defect or User Error

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When you are injured by a product it can be hard to know whether the injury occurred due to user error or a defect in the product. Some products should be reasonably safe for a consumer to use with very little instruction. Other products contain innate hazards and rely at least partially on the competency […]

Common Medical Malpractice Injuries

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Medical malpractice can result in lasting and life-changing injuries. While there is a long list of injuries that can occur due to medical malpractice, there is a variety of alarmingly common injuries that deserve special awareness. Perhaps even more alarming is that according to Diederich Healthcare, only 2% of medical malpractice victims pursue legal compensation, […]

What is Insurance Bad Faith and How Can You Recognize it?

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Many people might not know what the term “insurance bad faith” refers to, but could probably recognize signs of it. Insurance bad faith occurs when an insurance company fails to deal fairly with the people they insure in order to avoid paying a claim. In these situations, a claim can be filed against the insurance […]

Railroad Workers’ Safety and Injury Rights

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Railroad work includes significant hazards, and any negligence on the part of those responsible for ensuring safe conditions for railroad workers’ can result in severe consequences for passengers and workers alike. While there are obvious protections in place for passengers put in harm’s way on a railway, what rights exist to protect railroad workers? First, […]

What to Look for When Hiring an Attorney

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Finding yourself in need of an attorney is never a fun place to be, but it can be helpful to know exactly what is important to look for in reputable, effective legal representation. Finding an experienced, communicative attorney to take your side regardless of whether you are filing a personal injury claim or filing for […]

How to Know When to File a Sexual Harassment in The Workplace Lawsuit

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Sexual harassment is upsetting and disconcerting when it occurs. It can be difficult to know what officially counts as sexual harassment as well as when you should file a sexual harassment lawsuit. There are a variety of behaviors, some of which might surprise you, which count as sexual harassment. It should be noted that sexual […]

What to Do if You Are Hurt by a Defective Medical Device

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Medical devices are relied upon by doctors and patients alike to work in predictable, effective ways. When a medical device fails to do so because of a defect, severe consequences can occur to a patient’s health. If you or a loved one were injured by a defective medical device, it can be difficult to figure […]

Common Maritime Injuries and Liability

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When an injury occurs on the water, a special set of rules apply. Personal injury claims in this situation are referred to as maritime or admiralty claims, and they often require the experience of a maritime lawyer to file them. Some activities where injuries occur and these types of claims are applicable include cruise ships, […]

Should You File a Restraining Order?

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If you have been harassed, harmed, or abused by someone, it might be wise to consider filing a restraining order. It should be noted that restraining orders are civil orders, which means they do not give the abuser a criminal record. Restraining orders prevent them from being legally allowed to come within a certain distance […]

Why We Have a Jury

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You might have seen them in a movie or on television; a group of people seated in the courtroom who the attorney addresses, describing the details of a case and trying to convince them to vote one way or another. Maybe you’ve served on a jury, or you’ve heard your neighbor or co-worker complain about […]

When is it Time to Consider Bankruptcy?

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If you are feeling harassed by bill collectors or credit card companies, it might be time to consider filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a type of court proceeding in which a judge examines the assets and liabilities of a person filing for bankruptcy to decide if that person’s debts should be discharged; in other words, […]

Legal Options for Ceramic Hip Implant Defects

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Hip implant defects are an alarmingly common cause of complications in hip surgery patient recovery. While many hip implants have been recalled and hip plant manufacturers are currently being sued for damage to patient’s health, ceramic hip implants present their own unique set of dangers and damages. Patients who have received a ceramic hip implant […]