If You Feed A Stray Dog, Are You Responsible If It Bites Someone?
13 October 2015
It's hard not to feel sorry for stray dogs aimlessly wandering the streets looking for someone to love them. After all, many times those dogs are homeless because of the recklessness or carelessness of other people. Unfortunately, if you temporarily house or feed a stray dog, you could be held liable if the dog bites someone, even though you're not officially its owner.
Liability Rests on State Definitions
Your liability for the actions of a stray dog depends on whether your state includes casual or caretaker relationships in its statutes regulating liability for dog owners.
Spine Or Neck Injury From An Auto Accident? What You Need To Know About Chiari 1 Malformation
29 September 2015
If you've recently been in an auto accident and have been experiencing headaches, neck pain, dizziness, unsteady gait, and numbness and tingling in your hands and feet, the auto accident may have caused or aggravated a condition called Chiari 1 malformation. Here's what you need to know.
Chiari 1 malformation
This condition is caused by the herniation of the cerebellum, which makes it and the brain stem push down into the foramen magnum and spinal canal.
Punitive Damages: When Can You Receive Them For A Personal Injury Case?
28 August 2015
Due to a rather large number of high profile cases offering punitive damages to the plaintiff, the term itself — punitive damages — has come into the public's consciousness. However, there is plenty that people don't know about punitive damages. In fact, many individuals are not even sure how to adequately define it. Throughout the course of this guide, you will learn a bit about punitive damages: what exactly punitive damages are, in what circumstances can you be rewarded punitive damages and finally, what the limitations on punitive damages are.
Involved In A Car Accident? 2 Mistakes That Can Damage Your Personal Injury Claim
19 August 2015
The instant you are involved in a car accident, there might only be one thing on your mind: making sure everyone is alright. If everyone seems fine, you might be tempted to skip the typical post-accident protocol and do your own thing. Unfortunately, this mistake could cost you thousands of dollars—especially if soft tissue injuries like whiplash show up later. Here are two mistakes that could damage your personal injury claim, and how you can prevent legal problems down the road: