A wrongful death claim is a cause of action. When the plaintiff brings a lawful death claim against the defendant the plaintiff claims that the defendant caused the death of a loved one. Many different situations could lead to a wrongful death claim. These include car accidents, train accidents, boating accidents, trucking accidents, airplane accidents, criminal activity (such as murder), and medical malpractice.
After you have been in a car accident, you probably have a lot of questions. You may need to speak to an attorney in order for you to find answers to these questions. If you need help you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
A slip and fall is a situation where someone is injured after they slipped, fell or tripped on someone on someone else’s property. Slip and fall cases are a subset of premises liability claims. The basic premise behind these types of cases is that property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe manner.
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Generally, there are two different groups of people that can be injured in a construction accident: construction workers and non-construction workers.
Construction workers are typically trained to avoid injury while they are completing their work, but injuries can still occur. In fact, one in ten construction workers are injured every year according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Continue reading “Injured at a construction site, now what?”
What is an Insurance Adjuster?
An insurance adjuster is an employee of an insurance company whose job is to review the details of the car accident and determine the insurance company’s liability. In order to do this the adjustor will review the insurance claim by conducting interviews with the claimant and any possible witness to the accident. The adjustor will also review the claimant’s medical records, and consult with the police report.
What are Ambulance Chasers?
An “ambulance chaser” is a term that refers to an attorney who goes to the scene of an accident and solicits clients. This practice is unethical. If you have been in an accident it is important for you to recognize this practice so that you do not get mixed up with an unethical attorney.
Generally, when someone thinks of a car accident they think of an accident that involves two cars. The fact remains that some car accidents involve bikes and pedestrians. If you are involved in an accident with a cyclist or a pedestrian you need to know what to do. This article discusses what you need to know about bike and pedestrian accidents. Continue reading “Understanding Bike and Pedestrian Accidents”
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment includes “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Sexual harassment can occur in any workplace.
Sexual harassment is against the law in Texas, and sexual harassment is a violation of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is possible for a court to find that one comment is sexual harassment. But, if the behavior is frequent and severe, it is more likely to match up with the typical characteristics of sexual harassment.
Dallas-Fort Worth is a very populated area. In fact, as of 2017, Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States, and Fort Worth is the fifteenth largest city in the United States. Due to the large population, truck accidents occur often in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Trucking accidents have serious consequences. These consequences include property damage, heavy traffic, health insurance costs, serious injury, or even death. Roughly, 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year, and approximately 5,000 of these accidents involve a fatality. Continue reading “What you need to know about Truck Accidents”
Every business owner has their bottom line in mind when they are making tough decisions. It is also important for business owners to have employment law in mind when they are making business decisions because breaking employment laws can often lead to costly consequences. Continue reading “Why is Employment Law Important to Small Business Owners?”