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What to Know About Your Responsibility During a Motorcycle Accident

Laws differ slightly during motorcycle accidents than vehicle accidents, so if you regularly ride a motorcycle, it's essential to understand your responsibilities before going for a ride.  A motorcyclist must exercise care when driving, and avoid certain situations, such as lane splitting, to reduce the likelihood of an accident. When Is The Driver Liable In A Motorcycle Accident? When the driver of a motorcycle negligently acts while driving their bike and harms another person, they will be held liable for the accident. The court determines negligence if the driver behaved thoughtlessly or carelessly.  Motorists must drive with care to avoid injuring other bikers, their own passengers,...

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How Does Premises Liability Work in Personal Injury Lawsuits?

When someone hurts themselves or suffers harm while on private property, premises liability laws will hold the property owner accountable for any personal injuries that occur there. These laws regulate the responsibility a property owner or operator would face for having unsafe conditions in their home or on their property that may cause a personal injury.  What Type Of Accidents Does Premises Liability Laws Cover? Premises liability laws encompass a wide range of accidents, attacks, and personal injuries. If someone slips and falls in a store because there is water on the ground without a caution sign, a property owner may be responsible. In or on a...

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How Should I Handle Hospital Negligence?

Hospital negligence can injure you, and you should know what to do if you're the victim of hospital negligence. What Type Of Negligence Can A Hospital Be Held Accountable For?  Hospitals can be held accountable for negligence in two main areas: The negligence of hospital employees: As the negligent person's employer, the hospital can be held liable. A physician, nurse, or other health care professional's negligence all fall under this category. Hospital liability for harm resulting from the facility administration's own mistakes: this type of negligence can be failing to verify employees or supervising employees have proper credentials. Failure to maintain and repair...

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What Victims of Medical Malpractice Should Know Before Suing Their Doctors

For patients who have suffered a life-altering injury or condition, receiving proper care becomes expensive and cumbersome. The new, challenging condition worsens if victims fear it was caused by a previously trusted physician's error, negligence, or malice, also known as medical malpractice. Victims may gain substantial monetary gains to help pay for their care and emotional damages from a medical malpractice suit. Knowing some essential information will help victims decide if they should move forward and key facts to gather. What Is Medical Malpractice? Before a victim can file suit for medical malpractice, understand what the term encompasses. Medical malpractice is when a doctor or...

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How Could Coronavirus Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

News around the Coronavirus currently dominates the headlines and much of people’s thinking. Businesses, hospitals, and even the court system have taken precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which is resulting in lost revenue or delayed business.  Despite the pandemic, some people need their personal injury cases to advance during this global pandemic. The Coronavirus may affect your personal injury case in many ways, depending on your injury and where you live. Please don’t feel discouraged, and continue to pursue it, but prepare yourself for what delays may come.  Will The Coronavirus Impact My Personal Injury Case? The Coronavirus may impact your personal injury...

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Can Victims of Coronavirus Sue for Personal Injury?

Sometime in 2019, a new health threat surfaced in China and began to work its way worldwide. The threat was the novel coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, and it expanded into a global pandemic that affected every human being on the planet at some point. Every process, organization, or system that existed before the surge was caught entirely off guard and even today is playing a game of catch-up. Nothing in recent memory compares to the upheaval this disease has caused. Lawmakers and the judicial system were not immune to the chaos. The pandemic had wide-ranging implications for many laws, not the least...

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What Victims Of Personal Injuries Should Know About Filing A Lawsuit During The Pandemic

Even during a global pandemic, people suffer personal injuries. Your injury might not be because of the novel Coronavirus, but COVID-19 may affect how much money you receive in your personal injury settlement, or victory, as well as how long it takes for the case to be resolved. Understanding how the pandemic can affect your lawsuit can help determine the result of your case. Do I Need To Go To A Doctor During The Pandemic For My Personal Injury Lawsuit? You must receive medical treatment for your personal injury to maximize your case value. Victims need to show they’ve made their maximum medical...

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Contracted COVID-19 at Work: Are You Entitled to Workers Compensation?

COVID-19 has caught the entire planet off guard. The speed with which this deadly disease has spread across the globe is truly unprecedented. And, as is the way with much of the inner workings of the law, the adoption and implementation of appropriate measures and legislation to deal with those affected by the disease has been slow and often maddeningly chaotic. It is extremely difficult to keep up with the changes because they are unfolding almost by the minute. And so it is with Worker's Compensation law. The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act as drafted with the idea that it would...

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