Trip and Slip Accidents

Starbucks Slip Results in Large Payout

by jiffee January 8, 2014 Accident Claims

A woman who recently made a trip to Starbucks slipped on an area of floor where it was very greasy. She had alerted employees to this and they failed to clean up the area in order to make it safer for individuals in the store. Because of this, she slipped on the floor and her […]

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Slip & Fall Injuries: 5 Steps to Determining Responsibility

by KariLloyd August 28, 2013 Accident Claims

There are around 37.9 million emergency visits related to injuries every single year in the United States alone. Sadly, this shows that, over time, the likelihood of a person being injured in an accident is very high. One of the most common accidents leading to injury is known as “slip and fall” or “trip and […]

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Troubleshooting Brake Problems for Truckers

by edralyn August 8, 2013 Accident Claims

If you operate a large truck, keeping the brakes in good working order is of the utmost importance. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says one out of every eight accidents involves a large truck, which adds up to 500,000 accidents every year. If your brakes won’t depress or they sink all the way to […]

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Different Comparative Negligence Laws Explained

by Peter Park June 25, 2013 Accident Claims

What happens if both plaintiff and defendant are at faulty but perhaps at a varying degree?  Who becomes liable for the plaintiff’s injury?  Or will they both be liable?  These questions led different state legislators to come up with different negligence rules to determine who should recover and how much.  Many states have different comparative […]

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Trip & Fall in a Parking Lot: Who’s Responsible?

by KellyK June 10, 2013 Trip and Slip Accidents

If you are injured in a trip and fall accident in a parking lot, it is important to make a report and visit your doctor right away. After all, you will need verification that the incident occurred, and you will also need to determine who is responsible for your injury. Therefore, communicating with the business […]

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Slip and Fall Cases

by jrodriguez May 27, 2013 Personal Injury

When we think of slip and fall incidents, we often think of overzealous attorneys and misguided consumers starting a legal case that is just as frivolous as the hot coffee incident that hit the news a couple of years ago. However, slip and fall issues are often a lot more serious than we have come […]

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The future of employer`s liability claims

by John Hirst May 23, 2013 Personal Injury

At the heart of the regulatory framework for employer’s liability claims is section 47 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which establishes a presumption that civil liability arises for breach of any health and safety regulations made under the Act unless expressly excluded in the regulations. This is all set to change later this […]

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The Jackson reforms in a nutshell

by John Hirst May 2, 2013 Accident Claims

April 2013 was a month to forget for many lawyers due to arguably the most radical changes to the Civil Procedure Rules since 1998. In January 2010 Lord Justice Jackson published his “Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Final Report” which contained a number of recommendations to reform civil litigation both generally and in relation to […]

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Preserving Evidence after an Auto Accident

by lawfirm March 29, 2013 Accident Claims

If you have suffered an auto accident because of someone else’s negligence, and have received severe injuries as a result, you may have the right to file an auto accident claim. However, in order to file the claim and to win compensation, you would first need to gather enough evidence to show that the accident […]

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Can a Victim of Negligence Recover Damages Even When Partly At Fault?

by Illinoisinjurylawyer January 24, 2013 Accident Claims

There are many instances in which more than one person’s negligence is responsible for an accident that results in physical injury or death. But what if the victim’s own careless actions were partly to blame? Can he or she still recover damages? In Illinois, the answer is “maybe”. The Old Rule – Contributory Negligence The […]

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Pedestrian Safety

by RyanD January 4, 2013 Bicycle Accidents

Walking, biking, taking the bus to work, school or play is becoming more and more popular, resulting in increased foot traffic. We’re also living in a world full of constant distractions. This is why it’s more important than ever for pedestrians to take the initiative and exercise caution to remain safe. Following are a few […]

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Calculating Auto Injury Settlement Claims with an Online Calculator

by Troy Williams October 19, 2012 Accident Claims

Working Out an Approximate Answer to Injury Claims Let’s face it we live in a world of blame. Where there is blame there is a claim. That’s what we hear consistently. It could be a simple dog bite, an angry punch from the neighbour, auto accident, whiplash injury or indeed anything that causes us to […]

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Work Training the Key to Personal Injury Claims Involving Ladders

by LaddersDirect October 10, 2012 Personal Injury

Ladder injuries are quite common. In the 2008–2009 year, for example, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported almost 12,000 accidents involving personal injuries stemming from the use of ladders (either in the home or at work). Sadly, thirty-five of these cases were ultimately fatal. Of the rest, the majority went on to file some […]

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Slip and Fall Accidents – When Is It Not Your Fault?

by Ladyblogger September 8, 2012 Personal Injury

Accidents can happen anywhere at any time, and there are times when these accidents are caused through the negligence of others. When this occurs it is sometimes possible for a person to receive compensation for their injuries. One of the most common accidents that people incur injuries from is a slip and fall. This occurs […]

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Personal Injury Claims Scotland: Top 10 Tips

by Lawford Kidd September 3, 2012 Accident Claims

Useful Scottish personal injury claims law blog post from injury lawyers Lawford Kidd outlining the top 10 tips for making an accident claim in Scotland to allow you to claim maximum compensation and avoid a stressful experience. If you need confidential/impartial legal advice contact this site’s editor Gavin here. 1. DO Provide your doctor with […]

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How to choose an Industrial Disease Lawyer

by AtriumLegal July 21, 2012 Accident Claims

If you have a been injured or your health has been effected at work you are eligible for compensation. This is called industrial disease by people in the legal profession. It can cover injuries and illnesses such as hearing loss, repetitive strain injury, back injury, breathing problems, asbestosis, occupational dermatitis and asthma. How do you […]

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Slip and Fall Torts: Determining Factors and What To Do

by Madeline Johnson April 18, 2012 Accident Claims

Below is a guest legal blog article on slip and fall torts from a US law perspective. People fall all the time; so much in fact, that “unintentional injuries” was the leading cause of death among those between the ages of 1 and 44 and the 5th leading cause of death for all age groups […]

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BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU ARE INJURED: AN INCREASING TREND OF UNRESOLVED INSURANCE CLAIMS

by Watermans Solicitors April 4, 2012 Accident Claims

As the continuing period of economic austerity and uncertainty continues, businesses have to look at what measures they can take to reduce their outgoings and tighten their belts to ensure survival.  In contrast, these same businesses are seeing year-on-year increases in their public liability and employer liability insurances. This has led to a growing trend […]

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Whiplash and Referral Fees: Who Really Fuels Britain’s Compensation Culture

by Watermans Solicitors January 23, 2012 Accident Claims

For those of you unaware of the recent activities of Jack Straw MP, Britain’s former Secretary of State for Justice, he has, for the last 12 months been spear-heading a noble crusade of justice to rid the UK of its “compensation culture” with particular focus on targeting personal injury claims arising from road traffic accidents. […]

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You Have A Personal Injury Case. Who Should You Hire?

by Allison Dean - Medical Malpractice Lawyers January 15, 2012 Accident Claims

Tort law, i.e. those laws that cover personal injury cases, is that which protects citizens who have been physically or psychologically injured due to another party’s negligence or purposeful wrong doing.  If you’ve been hurt, knowing that you need justice is easy.  Knowing how to seek it, on the other hand, is not so easy.  […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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