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May 6, 2014

Riparians and Boaters

Riparians and Boaters Have Unique Liabilities When you own a home or other property situated along water or own a boat and take passengers, there is a greater level of liability in play than typical homeowners would have due to the additional dangers of water. Granted, pool owners do have liability for the dangers inherent with owning a pool, such as
April 28, 2014

Summer BBQ Season

Summer BBQ Season Brings Liability Issues The smell of ribs, hamburgers, steaks, corn on the cob and many other wonderful foods being grilled during a breezy and comfortable summer  is one of the favorite pastimes of many U.S. families, especially during the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays. But those hot BBQ grills and fun foods can turn into a legal liability if someone is injured or otherwise harmed or property somehow damaged as a result of the grilling activities. Adherence to Grilling Safety Is Important Many people who live in apartment buildings either grill outdoors or have neighbors […]
April 23, 2014

Consumer Warranty Liability

Consumer Warranty Liability Holds Suppliers, Manufacturers Accountable It’s nice when you can get a guarantee when purchasing a product or paying for a service. The nice thing is, whether stated or not, every product manufactured and sold in the United States comes with some form of guarantee regarding condition and general performance. When manufacturers create products and they are sold to consumers, those products come with implied legal guarantees that are effective for several years and carry the weight of law. Called an “implied warranty,” they guarantee consumers that products are free of defects and are of an acceptable condition. […]
April 10, 2014

Bicycles Riders Legal Liabilities

Bicycles Come With Legal Liabilities for Riders Bicycles are very economical and healthful ways to get around and have fun when riding with friends and family. When summer approaches each year, more bicycles are on the roads and sidewalks, which results in a natural rise in the number of accidents involving bicyclists and vehicles, pedestrians and other bicyclists. And when accidents happen, people often times get hurt and file lawsuits. Whether driving a car or riding a bicycle, there are legal liabilities involved, particularly if riding in a reckless manner that endangers others. Bicyclists Must Abide Traffic Laws Just because […]
April 10, 2014

Family Pets

Family Pets Can Be Liabilities A family pet can be a wonderful addition to most households. But in some instances, the family pet can become a financial nightmare and legal liability for its owner. Some breeds of dogs in particular automatically are either banned from communities or neighborhoods or could result in cancellation of homeowners insurance policies. When a particular breed, such as a pitbull, rightfully or wrongfully becomes notorious for vicious behavior, nearly every homeowners insurance policy will cancel coverage for that home due to the potential for a costly lawsuit or other damages arising from the dog’s behavior. […]
March 29, 2014

Homeowner Participation

Sidewalk Maintenance Requires Tenant, Homeowner Participation If you are like many people and have a public sidewalk running alongside your residence, local law likely requires you to keep it clear of ice, snow and other substances that might cause people to lose their footing and fall. And if someone slips and falls on the sidewalk in front of your home, you might find yourself on the receiving end of hefty lawsuit. Likewise, if you are a pedestrian and a homeowner or renter refuses to reasonably maintain a sidewalk and you somehow lose your footing as a result and sustain injury, […]
February 14, 2014

Stuck in Valentine’s Day

Stuck in Valentine’s Day Forever? Why You Need a Head Injury Attorney It’s February, and that means that television stations will start playing those sappy sweet romantic comedies that tend to pepper the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. And if your movie queue includes Groundhog Day or 50 First Dates, you might be fooled into thinking there’s something romantic about reliving the same day over and over (and over again). Well, take it from your Las Vegas head injury attorney: there’s not – even if that day is Valentine’s Day. Take the story of a Birmingham, Alabama man who […]
February 6, 2014

Car Accident

What to Do If You Get in a Car Accident I’ve been in a car accident before. You’ve probably been in one, too.  And with over ten million car accidents documented in the United States every year, chances are that every one of us will be involved in one at some point in life. Of course, there are steps we can take to minimize that chance, but hey! Statistics. Things just happen sometimes no matter how careful we are. I remember my first car accident like it happened last week, and the fear and anxiety I experienced is something I have […]
January 1, 2014

Personal Injury Liability

Personal Injury Explained: What is Liability? If you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit, one of the most challenging part of the process is understanding the terms that are and will be used throughout your case. Obviously, these words and phrases come as second nature to us, since we’ve been immersed in personal injury law for years. But you may not have the same luxury. So let’s start with the basics. What is liability? What is Liability? Personal Injury Explained In a nutshell, liability is the determination of fault or responsibility for an accident or event that caused injury. However, […]
December 19, 2013

Surfing and Driving

Surfing and Driving – A New Reason to Call Your Car Accident Attorney? We’ve all seen the ads or heard the advisories warning against drinking and driving, texting and driving, drowsy driving, distracted driving – the list goes on and on. But what about surfing and driving? We admit; that was a surprise even to us. But as it turns out, one in four Americans are actually surfing the web while they drive. Unfortunately, all this safe driving awareness seems to be falling on deaf (or distracted?) ears. In 2009, State Farm Insurance reported that 13 percent of drivers used […]