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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Are Lyft and Uber E-Bikes Safe?

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E-bikes are becoming a more popular form of transportation. But are these popular vehicles safe? That, sadly, may be a resounding NO if Lyft and Uber don’t take some active responsibility and implement measures to ensure e-bikes do what they’re supposed to do. If they do not, we may end up looking at more and […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared of the 341 Creditor Meeting

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Bankruptcy has a negative stigma that is entirely unwarranted. Bankruptcy is a service provided by the government, giving you a second chance to start fresh and get back on your feet. You’re not giving up; you’re getting help. However, the 341 creditor meeting can seem intimidating if you’re unfamiliar with the process. What Is the […]

How Do I Prove I Have a Disability?

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It’s not as easy as it sounds. There are countless stories about those denied disability benefits, so we’re not lacking in the experience. However, what many claimants don’t know is that there is a way to really prove that you deserve those benefits. There Are Multiple “Legal Definitions” of Disability And the tricky thing is […]

New Mexico Worker Dies in On-the-Job Electrical Accident

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After replacing fluorescent light fixtures with LED options, an accident caused severe and deadly burn injuries for a 28-year-old worker at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The question remains: did the company do everything it was supposed to do to ensure the safety of their employee? Why Did This Electrocution Accident Occur? The incident occurred […]

Interview: How Insurance Companies Mistreat Policyholders

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The insurance company’s goal is not to satisfy their policyholders. Their goal is to save money whenever possible. Logan Quirk is a personal injury attorney based in Los Angeles, California. In this interview, he explains the methods that insurance companies take to sabotage claims, as well as what injured people should keep in mind when […]

What is a Fiduciary?

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A fiduciary is the person you will need to manage your finances when you, yourself, can’t. That being said, it truly is a thankless job as the fiduciary is only responsible for funds that don’t even belong to him/her. However, a fiduciary is the most important person for you in making those key financial decisions. […]