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Dog Bite Laws in California

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The one term you want to keep in mind when thinking about dog bite laws in California is this: strict liability. That means if you own a dog, and that dog has not ever been known to bite anybody, if by chance your dog gets into such an accident,…

Can Medical Malpractice Cause a Brachial Plexus Injury?

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The short answer is yes, but not all cases are the same. You’ll need a qualified attorney to examine the facts of the case in detail to determine the merits of a suit. However, many cases have found that brachial plexus injuries are often…

How to Appeal a Medical Malpractice Verdict

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If your medical malpractice lawsuit didn’t end in your favor, keep in mind that it’s not the end of the road. You can appeal the decision to the court of appeals in your state. Depending on how the verdict came about will determine when…

Exploding E. Cigarette Shatters Nevada Teen's Jaw

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Austin Adams, a 17-year-old boy in a small Nevada town was vaping when his e-cigarette exploded in his face blowing a hole through his jaw. According to news reports, Adams traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and shattered jaw…
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Special Needs Estate Planning

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If you have a loved one with special needs, what happens when you can no longer care for them? If you do have an estate, a trust, or inheritance, you can rest assured: you do have options for special needs estate planning. The question is,…

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,”…

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…

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…

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…