It’s rodeo season. Thousands of rodeo fans will visit rodeos all over the country this summer to see cowboys and cowgirls brave bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, cattle roping and more. There’s no doubt that Rodeo is one of the most dangerous sports in the world for the participants, but spectators can also sustain a serious rodeo injury.
Can I sue for a rodeo injury I endured as a spectator?
If you were injured in a rodeo accident as a spectator, contact a rodeo accident attorney to discuss your legal rights as soon as you are able. The attorney will review any liability waivers either signed or on the ticket and determine if you are able to recover damages for your injuries either from the venue or rodeo company.Read More
According to the birthinjuryguide.org, between 6 and 8 per 1,000 babies born each year endure a birth injury in the United States and the majority of these injuries are preventable with proper medical care.
A birth injury is any form of injury endured by an infant during pregnancy or delivery. There are many ways that a birth injury can happen. Common causes of birth injuries include the use of prescription or illegal drugs during pregnancy, aggressive birthing tactics, delayed birth, or oxygen deprivation due to a failure to recognize signs of fetal distress during delivery. When a medical professional fails to act within generally accepted guidelines for a medical professional under similar circumstances, they may have acted negligently. If an injury happens as a result of negligence, a medical malpractice claim may be an appropriate way to recover damages. Medical professionals include doctors, pharmacists and nurses.Read More
While seamen accept a certain level of risk when they take jobs at sea, they are still entitled to a reasonably safe work environment. Employers owe a duty of care to their employees and that includes the right to be protected from a maritime assault injury. Far too often, seamen and other maritime workers are the victims of physical or sexual assault. Making matters worse, attacks often go unreported because victims don’t know their legal rights. While it can be a challenge to prosecute an attack that happened on seas outside of U.S. jurisdiction, know that general maritime law and the Jones Act do protect seamen and other individuals who are victims of physical and/or sexual assault.Read More
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Fisher-Price and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 71,000 inclined-sleeper accessories for infant play yards. The inclined-sleeper accessory is included with all models of the Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard. The recall decision came as a result of safety concerns over babies sleeping at a 30-degree angle, not the report of any injuries or fatalities. This decision comes after Fisher-Price recalled about 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers in April, 2019 that had been responsible for over 30 infant deaths in 10 years as a result of mis-use.Read More
On June 21, 2019 Perrigo Co. LLC recalled their Parent’s Choice Advantage infant formula, which is sold exclusively at Walmart stores, because of a consumer report about metal in the product. According to the report of FDA.gov, the recall affects over 23,000 containers of the 35-ounce product with lot number C26EVFV. The “use by” date is Feb. 26, 2021, which can be found on the bottom of the package.
The recall comes without any reports of injuries.Read More
Keystone RV Company has announced that it is recalling 79 Dutchmen Voltage trailers, (model-year 2019-2020, model 4185) due to the possibility that the wrong fifth wheel pin box hitch was installed. An 18,000 lb.-capacity fifth wheel pin box hitch may have been installed instead of the specified 21,000 lb-capacity pin box hitch. The danger is that if a vehicle were loaded to a weight more than 18,000 pounds, the pin box could fail which increases the risk of crash.Read More
According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Active Transportation Annual Safety Report, Washington pedestrian and bicycle deaths doubled over four years between 2013 and 2017. This amounted to 60 deaths in 2013 and 122 in 2017 (pedestrians shouldered most of the increase in fatalities). Pedestrian and bicycle accident injuries went up 31 percent during these years, from 351 in 2013 to 461 in 2017.Read More
Red raspberries grown by Rader Farms of Bellingham, Washington and sold by WinCo Foods in several western states were recalled on Friday, June 14 because of possible norovirus contamination. The recall was prompted after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found contamination in a sample test. WinCo Foods has removed the frozen berry product from their store shelves.Read More
On June 7, 2019, The Kroger Co. announced a recall of select Private Selection berries manufactured by Townsend Farms due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. The recalled berries were also distributed at other grocery stores including Harris Teeter, Copps, Smith’s Marketplace and more. On June 11, 2019 Townsend Farms updated its recall to include the Three Berry Blend sold at Costco locations in California and Hawaii and then added three more states on June 13, 2019: Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.Read More
Started by the National Safety Council more than 20 years ago, June is National Safety Month. The purpose is to build awareness around preventable accidents that cause thousands of injuries and fatalities on our roads and throughout our communities each year.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of the negligence of another, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you are able. For most personal injuries in Washington State, there is a three-year statute of limitations on an injury claim. The accident lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.Read More