Pool Owners and Premises Liability

While it’s fun to have friends and family over for a BBQ and to show off your pool, things can go awry very quickly if there is a pool related accident. The worst part? You are probably legally responsible for their accident. Homeowners who own pools are liable for a number of situations ranging from

Can I Get Workman’s Comp If I’m Injured at a Company Event?

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. If you’re participating in a company retreat, awards ceremony, company dinner, or anything “off” the typical work schedule and location and you are injured, will workman’s comp come into play or will you be stuck with the medical bills? Factors that will affect the outcome of

3 Scary Product Recalls We’ll Never Forget

We’d all like to believe the products we buy are perfect, without risk or fault. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Here are three of the most notorious product recalls we wish we could forget. (1) Toyota’s Malfunctioning Pedals In January of 2010, Toyota issued a recall of 4.1 million vehicles sold in the US. The

3 Distractions Responsible for Disastrous Auto Accidents

Driving can be a dangerous business. Here are the three biggest things to avoid doing if you want to remain safe behind the wheel.  (1) Texting This has become a big issue for drivers, and making it illegal actually seems to have made the problem worse, since people now hide their phones in their laps

4 Kinds of Personal Injury You Need to Know

We’re all busy living our lives, running errands, going to work or school, raising families — but all of this can be interrupted in a moment if a personal injury occurs. It’s no longer important for just those who’ve been injured in an accident to know and understand how the law defines personal injury. Everyone

Suffer an Injury in an Accident? 3 Steps To Help Yourself

There’s nothing more frightening than having been injured and needing the law to get involved to help you out of a bind. It’s difficult to know where to go, who to talk to, and what exactly is and isn’t covered by the law — or insurance, for that matter. If you’ve been in an accident

Guns Pose Potential Liability and Negligence Risk To Owners

While it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt, this is true of anything in life — but most often (yet commonly forgotten) is the use of defective guns. If a gun is defective (maybe it has insufficient instructions or warnings) and you are unaware of this, and someone is injured with it, they may

5 Attractive Nuisance Liability Items to Avoid

As adults, we may or may not choose to do dangerous things “at our own risk,” but what about children? Children are innocent, and oftentimes they do not fully understand the danger present in certain situations. That is exactly why the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine was passed.  Under this law, landowners are held responsible for child injuries involving

Parental Response to Product Recalls Critical

It’s critical that parents heed product recalls issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This agency reports that baby products were linked to more than 75,000 emergency room visits for children under the age of five in 2009 alone. The CPSC also asserts that an average of 88 children die annually as a result

New Moms Get into as Many Accidents as Teens?

The demands of being a new mother are numerous but many may be shocked by new results of research conducted by American Baby magazine and the advocacy group Safe Kids Worldwide. Their survey reveals some rather alarming statistics about the driving habits of new mothers. The survey concludes that 78% of new mothers (mothers with