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How to Avoid Accidents During a Street Festival

Festivals and public events can be a great deal of fun. They allow you to get out, meet new people, enjoy local color and engage in some outstanding entertainment, art, and culture. Unfortunately, these public parties are also ripe for serious accidents that can cause debilitating injuries. Getting hit by a car is a traumatic…

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Can You Sue a City Over an Injury Claim?

Filing a lawsuit against a municipal entity, be it city, state or federal government can be tricky. However, if you are injured due to the city’s negligence, it may be possible to collect damages from the local government. However, there may be complications and limits on what you can collect. Learn about the complications and…

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What You Need to Know About Sidewalk Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents in public can be not just painful and disabling, but emotionally traumatic as well. You’re deeply embarrassed about what happened, and you know that it wasn’t your fault. But how can you collect damages for your fall? Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk or other areas where you were injured,…

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How Home Owner’s Insurance Affects Premises Liability

If you’ve been injured at the home of a friend or family member, then you might be trying to decide how to pay for your injuries. In these circumstances, you might consider filing a claim against the person’s homeowner’s insurance policy. A homeowner’s insurance policy will usually cover injuries that occur at a person’s home…

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I Slipped on Ice! Can I File an Injury Lawsuit?

When you slip and fall, especially in public, it’s not only painful but embarrassing. Even worse, you can suffer serious injuries that can take months or even years to fully heal. Some people, indeed, never get better at all. When this happens, you feel like you’re entitled to compensation to help you pay those expensive…

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I Was Injured on Private Property, What Can I Do?

If you’ve been injured on private property, there are specific instances in which you are able to file a lawsuit. A premises liability lawyer will be able to help you determine whether your case constitutes filing a suit. Read on for more information about what happens when you’ve been injured on private property. What is…

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Tips for Staying Safe in the Kitchen This Holiday

The holiday season is almost upon us, and that means family gatherings and hours spent in front of a hot stove preparing seasonal favorites. While the holidays are a time of joy and togetherness, they can also be a time of tragic injuries, especially when it comes to the kitchen. Before you prepare your favorite…

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How to Avoid Pool Accidents This Summer

Many people dream of having a pool in their backyard, and every year more people realize that dream. Pools can provide tons of fun and fitness, and make your home a destination for guests and barbecues. They also can open up a world of liability. You want to be sure that you take all precautions…