There's a widely held belief in the legal and medical professions that if you take care of yourself you have a fool for a client. The sad reality is that when most people attempt to settle their own injury claim the same result often appears.
Making the decision to place a family member into a nursing home is never easy - but often necessary. Once the decision is made - and once your loved one is settled in - you hope for the best.
When it's fun, thrills, and laughter you're after then an amusement park seems to be a logical answer. The State of California is well-known for its many amusement parks (Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Sea World, Marine World, Legoland) scattered throughout the state and these parks seem to reach near capacity during the Holiday Season. What happens when your trip to the amusement park turns into disaster, and you end up with a personal injury? This is where premises liability comes into play, and how it will work in your favor.
I went for a drive with a friend the other night in his brand new car with all the goodies and it got me thinking about distracted driving and how prevalent it is. His new car has the ability to surf the internet, read text messages and e-mail while the vehicle is in motion. I can't tell you how many times I've been following a car weaving back and forth only to pass the vehicle and see the driver texting while driving. I've also been seen people who rolled into the car in front of them while not paying attention at a stoplight. Any of the distracted driving scenarios can lead to injury or even death and things are getting worse... Not better!.
Having a Holiday party this month? Have you considered who will be liable in the case of food borne illness or someone driving home intoxicated? As Americans host and attend parties most are completely unaware of the risks. Anyone hosting a party must understand their responsibilities when inviting others and serving food and drinks.