How Does the Discovery Rule Affect Personal Injury Cases?
Under Washington State’s statute of limitations laws, the injured party (plaintiff) generally has three years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury claim. But a legal doctrine called the “discovery rule” can sometimes extend this time frame, allowing victims to seek justice even if they were unaware of the injury for some time after the incident occurred. The discovery rule says that the three-year clock can be stopped if the injured party could not reasonably have discovered their injuries until a later date.
Can You Sue Your Parents for Child Abuse?
It’s our parents’ job to protect us from harm. Sadly, some parents don’t protect their children and even inflict abuse on them. Children who are abused may suffer from permanent psychological, emotional, social, and physical wounds that can lead to destructive behaviors such as addiction, committing crimes, and domestic violence. Child abuse happens to people of all socioeconomic levels, religions, and cultures.
Victims of child abuse and neglect deserve justice for the abuse they suffered. When child abuse victims become adults, they may wonder if they can sue their parents for child abuse?
Is There a Time Limit on Personal Injury Claims?
A “personal injury” is a legal term typically used in civil court settings to refer to any type of injury including physical, financial, or psychological that affects an individual. When a person or group of people experiences a personal injury because of the intentional, negligent, or reckless behavior of another, a personal injury claim may be an appropriate way to recover damages. Is there a time limit on personal injury claims? Yes, every state has a time limit on the amount of time an injured person has to seek compensation for their injuries through a personal injury claim. Some states are more generous than others with time limits ranging from one to six years.Read More
Product Recall: 2 million Air Fryers Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues approximately 300 product recalls each year for products that pose a risk to consumers. In many cases, recalls are issued after consumers, regulators or manufacturers discover safety issues that are causing or could cause injury or damage. Earlier this week, several Cos0ri air fryers were the latest products to endure a product recall.
First introduced in 2010, the air fryer has become one of the most popular kitchen gadgets on the market. They are time-saving “ovens” that use rapid hot air technology to cook food faster, with no preheating required. It’s also easier to “fry” foods with little or no oil, which is popular for people looking to decrease fats in their diet. At this point, there are several brands on the market, but Cosori is having a bad week after they had to recall 2 million air fryers due to reports of their appliances catching fire.
Nursing Home Neglect and Negligence Lawsuits
Nursing home neglect is the failure to meet an older adult’s needs, which include food, water, shelter, clothing, hygiene, and essential medical care. When our loved ones move into a nursing home or assisted living facility, we are expecting them to provide protective oversight for our elderly loved ones. For example, when a patient has Alzheimer’s or dementia, or is experiencing confusion for any reason, they require monitoring to ensure their safety. When a basic standard of care is not met and your loved one is severely injured or dies as a result, the family may wish to pursue a nursing home negligence lawsuit.
Super Bowl Party: Social Host Liability WA State
The Super Bowl is one of the most popular days of the year for gathering with friends. It’s not even really relevant whether your team made it or not, the Super Bowl, which takes place the second Sunday in February each year, is a chance to watch the season’s two best teams face off in what should be an exciting game. For non-football fans, it’s all about socializing, eating and drinking, and watching the commercials and halftime show. Super Bowl parties are a great way to watch the big game. Many hosts put out chicken wings and other appetizers or barbequed foods and have bottles of beer, cider, or other alcoholic beverages available.Read More
How Duty of Care affects Negligence Claims
When a person, business, or entity injures another due to a failure to act with reasonable care, the injured party may be able to recover damages through a personal injury claim. The personal injury lawyer will use negligence as a legal concept to prove that the defendant is at fault for the accident but first, a duty of care must be established.
E-Bike Battery Explosions on the Rise
In many large cities around the U.S., e-bikes have become a popular alternate type of transportation. You could say that they’re the new, trendy way to get around town. But with news of exploding e-bike batteries on the rise in places like New York City this year, some may be wondering just how safe electric bikes really are.
While electric bike batteries are generally very safe, there is a small risk of e-bike batteries exploding and catching fire. If you or a loved one was injured because of a defective e-bike battery that exploded or caught fire, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. A personal injury lawyer with experience in product liability law is best suited for this work.
Risk of Engine Fires Prompts Kia Recall
We’ve all seen cars crash and then catch fire in the movies but, of course, we hope it won’t happen to us in real life. While engine fires are relatively rare, they can and do happen. According to statista.com, there were approximately 174,000 highway vehicle fires reported in the United States in 2021. This was a slight increase from the previous year that had 173,000 reported highway vehicle fires.
There are a variety of reasons that engines catch fire, including car accidents, problems with a vehicle’s electrical wiring or fuel system, and overheating due to poor maintenance. When problems with vehicle parts cause increased risk of accidents or injuries, it’s important to know whether a manufacturing error was at play. When it comes to manufacturing errors that cause defective or dangerous parts, manufacturers are obligated to recall all affected vehicles in a timely manner and cover the cost to repair or replace the defective part. If they fail to do so, they may be liable for any accidents and injuries that are caused as a result of their negligence.
Traumatic Brain Injuries in Focus on National Concussion Awareness Day
National Concussion Awareness Day ® is tomorrow, Friday, September 16th, 2022 so we figured this would be a good time to put some focus on traumatic brain injuries (TBI). As traumatic brain injury lawyers, we have seen first hand the life changing impact a traumatic brain injury can have. Studies have shown that even a “minor” TBI can increase the risk of dementia and other health issues later on in life. When a TBI is caused by the negligent or willful act of another, it only adds to the emotional distress of the injury.