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.
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.
Is Swimming with Sharks Safer than Working with a Lawyer?
Sharks and lawyers both have some negative associations. Many fear swimming with sharks as much as they do working with a lawyer and there are plenty of reasons to fear sharks even though they rarely go after humans. Still, there are opportunities to swim and snorkel with sharks all over the world, and most sharks are safe to swim with under the right conditions.
Are lawyers really sharks? Lawyers have a reputation for being sharks: sharp teeth, bloodthirsty, and dangerous. The truth is that bad lawyers give good lawyers a bad name and the shark stereotype is just one of many that needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
What’s the Difference Between a Verdict and a Settlement?
When a person is injured because of the negligence of another, they may seek compensation for their losses (damages) through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. This compensation can come in the form of a verdict, or more commonly, an out-of-court settlement. The difference between a verdict and a settlement is that a verdict is decided in court and a settlement is an agreement between the plaintiff and defendant outside of court. Personal injury lawyers work hard to negotiate a favorable settlement for their clients because it is usually in everyone’s best interest to avoid a trial. When a fair settlement cannot be reached, personal injury attorneys represent their clients in court to fight for a verdict by trial.
How to Protect Yourself from Violent Crime Committed by Strangers
While we shouldn’t sit around worrying about being the potential victim of violent crime committed by strangers, it’s also a good idea to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Here are some examples of violence committed by strangers:
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual violence / rape
- Armed robbery
- School shootings, workplace shootings, and other mass shootings
Personal Injury Terms for Understanding Your Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured in an accident or by other circumstance because of the fault of another, you may be able to recover damages through a personal injury settlement. We understand that some of the terms used in personal injury law are not part of regular conversation. Read on to learn some basic personal injury terms that may help you better understand your personal injury claim.
Personal Injury Terms for Understanding Your Personal Injury Claim
Here are some useful terms for understanding your personal injury claim:Read More
6 Types of Catastrophic Injuries
When someone is seriously injured in a way that affects their ability to function the way they did before the accident, they may have experienced a catastrophic injury. In addition to the potential for a lifetime of pain and suffering, a catastrophic injury can prevent the victim from earning a living or becoming a parent because of permanent disability or impairment. In most cases, catastrophic injuries require extensive medical treatments, rehabilitation, and surgeries.
If your life has been turned upside down due to a catastrophic injury because of the negligence of another, seek the help of a personal injury lawyer. The injury attorney will discuss your legal rights and evaluate the circumstances of your case to determine next steps.Read More
Top 5 Reasons Insurance Companies Lowball Insurance Settlement Offers
If there is one thing you need to know about insurance companies it’s that they aren’t in business to pay out fair settlements. Their priority is their bottom line, not their clients and certainly not the person injured by one of their clients. If you were injured because of the negligence of another such as in a car accident, you likely received a call from the at-fault insurer shortly after the accident claim, to ask questions that will benefit them and/or to make a lowball settlement offer. It is important to seek legal guidance from a personal injury lawyer before speaking to an insurance adjuster and definitely before accepting an insurance settlement offer.