Who Is Liable for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

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Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. You often don’t even realize you’re inhaling it, and that’s the biggest part of the danger. The fact is someone must be held accountable for the potential wrongful death or personal injury claim resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning, but a question always remains—who’s at fault? Carbon Monoxide Poisoning […]

What are Non-Economic Damages?

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In personal injury law, non-economic damages are costs that have no direct corollary to expenses, or bills, or property damages that would require repair or replacement. Instead, they refer to damages and losses that are harder to put a price on. Compensation for Your Non-Financial Losses First, let’s start by defining economic damages. These are […]

New York Man Files Medical Malpractice Suit for IVC Filter Blood Clots

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Medical malpractice law is a subset of personal injury law: someone wrongfully injured you, it just happens to involve a doctor’s office, hospital, or pharmacist. Legally that medical establishment may be liable for damages, whatever they may be. This is the case for one New York resident by the name of Ivan C. (claimant) who […]

Liability Laws for Defective Products: Electric Blankets

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We do love our electric blankets for one good reason—especially as many hunker down for cold winter weather. They keep us warm. The question, is do they keep us safe? And that remains to be seen as more and more lawsuits continue to pile up as a result of the damage allegedly caused by Sunbeam […]

So About That Twerking Lawsuit

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Without a doubt, the recent development on a lawsuit from one Celia Yevenes of Harris County may raise some eyebrows, but it also raises an important question: what can you do when injured at a social work function? You could file a personal injury lawsuit, or seek workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on your state and your […]

Why Video Marketing Matters in 2019

In 2019, more and more people are finding their attorneys through videos. With video, you get the opportunity to introduce yourself and explain why you are the best attorney for their case. At AskTheLawyers.com™, we can shoot your video and get it in front of your next client. Contact us today to learn more about video […]

Johnson & Johnson Stock Drops After Called Out (Again) About Asbestos in Baby Powder

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A special report from Reuters came out on Friday, December 14, 2018, about Johnson & Johnson regarding a dangerous product they have been selling for decades—baby powder. The report is about the company’s stubborn denial that there could be asbestos in the talc that they use for this product. This has been a problem they […]

More Time to Prosecute Child Sexual Abuse Approved by Pennsylvania House

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Does child sexual abuse become less of a punishable crime as time passes? Should there be a statute of limitations to put time limits on when the victim can file charges? Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Rozzi put this another way when he said, “Do you stand with victims, or do you stand with pedophiles of […]

How to Prevent and Stop Cruel Cyberbullying

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In January of this year, two 12-year-olds (one boy and one girl) in Florida were arrested due to cyberbullying that was so severe that it pushed a fellow middle-school student into committing suicide. They admitted to spreading false rumors about the girl, calling her names, and threatening to spread her personal information. What is even more […]

What to Do After a Hit and Run

It may be shocking to learn that ever since 2006, each year has had an average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes, according to the AAA Newsroom. Furthermore, as of 2016, the number of deaths caused by these accidents jumped up from the year 2009 by 60 percent. This means that every minute, there is at least […]

EPA Opts to Discontinue Examining Deadly Asbestos in Older Buildings

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Our president and his nominee, Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), may have made a decision that could negatively impact the health and lives of everyone in America. The issue, in this case, is asbestos. Keep in mind that opposition to dangerous asbestos is nonpartisan, and so is the extensive research that […]

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Devil’s Food Cake: What the Master CakeShop ruling means for the future of religious versus civil rights

In a hair-splitting breakdown, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Master CakeShop owner, Jack Phillips, after a six-year legal battle between himself and Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple. They were refused service in Phillips’ shop after the proprietor expressed that constructing a wedding cake for the couple conflicted with his […]

Why Would Someone Contest a Will?

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The death of a loved one often leaves friends and relatives in a state of uncertainty, especially once the time comes to make sense of everything that is left behind. Everything that was built up and saved by the deceased during their lifetime must now be dismantled, dispersed, and resolved among the living. Did they […]

Supreme Court Approves Employers Limiting Workers’ Rights

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Despite what many may think, the battle over workers’ rights is still alive and well. Many workers are unaware that they have already signed an employee agreement that required them to revoke certain rights. Recently, the majority ruling of the Supreme court supported the employer’s decision to include limitations on employees regarding disputes and collaboration […]

Uber Sexual Assault Concerns; Legal Options For Survivors

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A few weeks ago, CNN revealed the results of an investigation into physical and sexual assault involving Uber drivers. They were shocked to learn that over the past four years, at least 130 drivers have had serious (sometimes even sadistic) allegations made against them for assaulting passengers. Thankfully, many have been brought to justice, but […]

New Jersey’s New Sick Leave Laws: Happier, Healthier, Better Workers

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On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey State Senate made New Jersey the tenth state in America to establish paid sick leave legislation, and the truth is that it really seems to have heart. The other states that have done this so far include California, Washington, Washington, DC, and other New […]

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Keep Your Car, Lose the Staggering Payments

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Yes, it’s true. Even when going bankrupt, you may not have to get rid of your car (or even real estate investment)! Instead, if you are able to file a Chapter 13 “wage earners” bankruptcy, then you could be able to reduce your principal balance and restructure your vehicle installment loans, or you may be […]

Bankruptcy: How the Automatic Stay Keeps Your Creditors at Bay

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If you are going into debt and worried about folks coming after you for payments or taking away your possessions, you should know about a temporary remedy called “the automatic stay.” What is the Automatic Stay? It’s a really valuable break that allows the borrower a set amount of time to sort out their financial […]