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Company Car Liability for an Accident

If you are an employee and you suffer a car accident while working, employer liability applies. This is usually the case when a truck driver causes an accident. Employer liability applies when the following happens:

How to Prove Distracted Driving Caused a Crash

The number one cause of car accidents is distracted driving. This can be challenging to prove because the responsible party might deny his role in the accident. Here are some things you can consider when you want to prove that distracted driving caused an accident:

LANDLORD TENANT DISPUTES INVOLVING PREMISES LIABILITY

Landlord/ tenant disputes did not start today. These disputes have been with us since the medieval days. Most of these disputes end up in court. The law used to solve these disputes is interplay between contract law and property law and in some cases pure business strategy. It is important for landlords to solve these disputes because they have the ability to affect the business.

PROPERTY OWNER INJURY LIABILITY FOR TRESPASSERS

Trespassers are referred to as individuals who are not authorized to be on someone’s property. Although property owners are not under any obligation to provide trespassers with protection, they do not have the legal right to harm or injure them. Property owners who are aware of the presence of trespassers and conditions that can cause them injuries become liable if unsafe conditions have been made by the owner. Liability also becomes an issue when conditions on the land can cause fatalities or injuries.

IN-STORE SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

When a slip and fall takes place in a store, depending on the degree of injuries sustained, the injured person may want to contact a competent slip and fall injury lawyer. The attorney would ask for some details from the injured party such as whether the employee or storeowner caused the hazard. He will also want to know whether the accident arose from a condition that required repair that the management knew but did not carry out. Third, the lawyer would want to find out whether the condition, though unknown to the store management, should have been noticed by regular property maintenance.

STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS AND THE DISCOVERY RULE

There is a limit to the period within which a plaintiff may bring an action against a defendant in a court of law. This is referred to as a statute of limitation, which is usually different other type of cases. For example, in New York, contract actions have a period of six years; malpractice actions have a limit of three years from the date of occurrence of the malpractice while tort actions have a limit of three years. A plaintiff cannot lodge a lawsuit against a defendant after such a period of time has elapsed where a lawsuit is dismissed on account of being untimely.

SUING BUSINESS FOR FALL INJURIES

One of the things that business owners do not like to see is clients falling as they are shopping or entertaining themselves while inside the business premises. Falls lead to injuries ranging from minor bruises to severe such as fractures and even death.

DEMAND LETTERS IN SLIP AND FALL CASES

Victims of slip and fall accidents can experience serious injuries that affect their quality of life. Proving that you have been a victim of a slip and fall accident due to someone’s negligence can be quite a challenge. You need to show that the management or employee was at fault during this incident. You also need to really prove that you were not at fault and that the retailer was the one to blame. Doing this can be hard which is why you need the services of an attorney.

DUTY OF CARE IN ICE RELATED SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS

The main people who have faced a series of lawsuits due to ice related slip and fall accidents are the highway authorities. However, there are also cases whereby accidents occur because someone fails to take care of his property or business. So how far should a property or business owner duty of care go? Well, this is a very debatable subject especially with the Highway authority. The council has a responsibility to make roads and pavements safe during the cold winter months. It is its duty to take care of the citizens within its area of jurisdiction by avoiding ice-related slip and fall accidents. The safety of visitors must be guaranteed at all times in commercial premises and car parks.

BURN INJURIES

The pain burn injuries cause can be both excruciating and terrifying. Third degree injuries usually require several years of care as well as rehabilitation like hospitalization, physical therapy, numerous doctor visits and multiple surgeries. A good grasp of the three main kinds of burn injuries will help you to choose the type of treatment you require if you get this injury and how fast you should act to find medical attention.

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