Back injuries on the rise Back injury and whiplash resulting from auto accidents is the most widespread type of personal injury cases that are handled by personal injury lawyers. The first notion that people have when they think of accident involving back injury is a broken back or broken bones in the spine. However, the most common injury that backs injury victims of car accidents suffer is known as the soft tissue injury. A soft tissue injury is an injury to parts of the body that are not bones. This includes tendons, ligaments, joint cartilage, and muscles. These are called…

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Property owner responsibility To the surprise of some, a property owner cannot always be held liable for your injuries, if you slip and fall on their residential property. The condition that causes a personal injury has to be unreasonably hazardous. The most common slip and fall accident in personal homes involve: Stairways Throw rugs Carpets Sidewalks Ice or snow Falling on stairways From time to time, people trip on stairs by simply unavoidable accident. For example, if a woman’s high heel breaks or someone misses a stair, such incidents are not the homeowner’s liability. However, there are liability factors that…

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Accidents will happen The next time you are in a large group of people, look around; there is a strong possibility that the majority of them will be injured in an accident during his or her lifetime. Regrettably, some will be in accidents that will result in death or serious bodily injury. The majority of auto accidents are avoidable because they typically are the result of some driver being negligent, careless, or reckless. When you have been involved in a car accident If you have been involved in a car accident, get immediate and appropriate medical treatment. Your next step…

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Pedestrian injuries and fatalities Every year, injury attorneys are asked to represent the families of thousands of pedestrians who die in traffic related accidents while walking along highways and intersections. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discloses that for men who are 75 years or older were more than twice as likely to die in a car-pedestrian accident than men under 34 years old. Similarly, death rates for women aged 75 years or older were also twice that of women under 64 years old. There are a number of reasons behind the higher rates for…

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A change in attitude Car accident attorney cites professional experience and recent statistics as proof that hit and run accidents are on the rise. In some American cities, up to 50% of all collisions are hit and run. The AAA report on traffic safety reports that 20% of all pedestrian fatalities involve a hit and run driver. Criminal and civil penalties for hit and run Regardless of where a hit and run takes place; whether it is in a parking lot, on a public street, or on the highway; leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal act. When…

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Wrongful death claims The best wrongful death lawyers have years of valuable experience in seeking justice for those who have lost a loved one because of careless or illegal actions by someone else. A wrongful death claim is very similar to a personal injury claim, except that it is the immediate family or partners of the injured (deceased) person who will file the claim. Is murder a wrongful death case?” The definition is clear-cut and simple. A murder case is brought by the state, with the objective of keeping society safe. When a defendant is convicted of murder, he or…

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Avoiding winter auto accidents Charlotte injury lawyers know that winter driving conditions make this an awful time of the year to be on the road. Since the holiday seasons are upon us, it is irrational to ask anyone to stay off the road until spring, when the weather and the driving conditions are better. However, every driver has a responsibility to make sure that you and your car are fully prepared to commute or travel during the winter. Winter Driving Winter driving is taking a great deal of concentration and awareness. Change your approach and drive like you are tiptoeing…

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Defective Design of a Product Product liability covers so much, that it is hard for the average person to describe. The law necessitates that manufacturers and sellers of products must make sure that their products are not in any way injurious, defective, or unsafe for consumers. Companies are expected to provide a precise warning if any part of their product is dangerous; or if using the product in a certain way could be harmful. It has been documented time and again that many of the injuries or deaths related to defective products could have been avoided if manufacturers and sellers…

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Catastrophic injuries The holiday season is here again; unfortunately, the increased holiday activity also increases your chances of needing an accident lawyer. The following is a modest list of tips on how to avoid burn injuries and fire in and around your home during the holiday season. Avoiding fires and burns Holiday season means lots of candles, and candles are one of the leading causes of burn injuries. Technology has a solution for reducing the risk of burns and house fires. You can purchase battery-powered flameless candles as a substitute for wax candles. If you do insist on lighting wax…

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Hurt on the job When people are injured at work and need help with their workers’ compensation claim, they want to know if they need a worker’s compensation attorney. Let it be known that representing yourself without the assistance of an attorney is not a simple matter. The law requires that you follow certain steps, file specific forms, and present evidence to the Judge within certain time limits. If you fail to meet any of the requirements, the Judge may dismiss your case, or deny you the compensation you would otherwise be entitled to. Representing yourself without an attorney could…

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