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Slip and Fall Cases Covered Under Homeowners Insurance

Even though homeowners are not responsible for every slip and fall incident that takes place on their property, homeowners are liable for an individual's injury if it was due to their negligence. For instance, if your guest slips and falls on your property because they lost their balance, you are not responsible for it. If they slip and fall because of a half unfinished staircase, you will be responsible for the incident.

Slip and Fall Cases - All You Need to Know

A slip and fall case can take place in a variety of settings. It can happen at a private or a public property, at the city sidewalk or a store aisle. In most of the situations, it is the duty of the property owner to keep their premises safe from hazards that might lead to an injury. They are legally responsible for keeping their property reasonably safe for the visitors.

Slip and Fall Cases: A Store's Liability

No one thinks they will slip and fall when they enter a store, but it can happen. When it does, the thought crosses your mind - "Is the store liable?" In most cases, the store is liable for your slip can fall accident.

Should You Sue a Restaurant for Food Poisoning?

Can you sue a restaurant for food poisoning? Of course, you can, but should you sue a restaurant for food poisoning? If you got food poisoning after eating at a restaurant, you need to consult with your personal injury attorney in Kentucky, asking them about the best course of action to take.

Settling Your Car Accident Case out of Court - How it Works?

Did you know 90 percent of people settle car accident claim out of court? Some of the reasons why they settle their car accident case out of court are because it is faster, easier, inexpensive, and less risky.

Settlement of a Dog Bite Injury Claim

To reach a settlement in a dog bite injury claim, you need to obtain legal representation by hiring a personal injury attorney in Kentucky. Once you have done that, your personal injury attorney will discuss the estimated compensation to fight for in court. Your attorney will ask the jury to award you that compensation, if the owner of the dog has a chance of being found liable in court for the dog bite injury you received.

Proving Fault in a Wrongful Death Claim

A claim for wrongful death is based on the statute that allows the loved ones of a person who was killed due to a wrongful or negligent act of another person to file a lawsuit. A version of this statute is present in all of the 50 states of the US. Just like any other case of personal injury, the plaintiff needs to prove that it was the negligent or wrongful act of the defendant that caused death of the victim. To help you all out there, we at Christopher Jackson Law offer specialized services to help you in your wrongful death claim. Here is all you need to know about what needs to be proved by the plaintiff in order to win a wrongful death claim.

Product Liability Lawsuits for Choking Hazards

Recently, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed a voluntary recall report, recalling more than 500,000 pacifiers and teeters by Handi-Craft. The CPSC acted against the company when a report stating 67 incidents of a snap detaching from the pacifier ribbon happened, thus posing a choking hazard to infants, toddlers, and young children.

Product Liability Law - All You Need to Know

At Christopher Jackson Law, we recognize that dangerous and defective products are one of the most common reasons of thousands of deaths throughout the U.S. To make sure no one gets away with such cases, product liability laws are enacted in each state to hold the party at fault responsible for the injuries their defective and dangerous products have caused to the users. Product liability law is very different from the ordinary personal injury laws. Let us discuss about the product liability law in detail.

Product Disclaimers - Do They Affect Product Liability Claims?

A product liability case occurs when a manufacturer sells defective products to customers. The manufacturer is liable for any injury or harm that occurs due to a defective product. Sellers in the distribution chain are also held responsible for defective products.

Premises Liability in Slip and Fall Cases

Premises liability comes into play when someone gets injured on another person's property. Residential and commercial property owners have the legal responsibility to ensure safe condition. This is important to avoid an injury within the premises.

Personal Injury Insurance Claim Post Car Accident - All You Need to Know

Thousands of people are involved in car accidents in Kentucky each year. Whether the accident results in a major damage to the property or an injury to the victim, it will most likely result in a claim for damages with a designated insurance company. The insurance company can be yours or that of the driver's.

Personal Injury Cases Lingo - 101

Every personal injury case is different from the other. However, there are certain terms that are used the same way in many of these cases whether it is a car accident or a slip and fall case. Therefore, it is better to know about what these terms mean if you are planning to fight in a personal injury case. These terms help you understand the case better as you are going to hear about them time and again from attorneys.

Ohio Car Accident Settlement Process and Timeline

Injuries sustained in a car accident can result in grave financial difficulties. The cost of medical treatment can amount to thousands of dollars. In this scenario, a car accident settlement claim can help ease the financial burden.

Legal Elements of a Dog Bite Injury Claim

If a dog bit you, you need to prove the liability and negligence of the dog owner. Since every state has its own laws regarding a dog bite, you need to hire a personal injury attorney in Kentucky to help you prove your dog bite injury claim. Some states do not have a dog bite law in place. In these cases, the dog owner is liable for the injury, but only if they knew or should have known beforehand that their dog possessed aggressive traits.

Injury Liability in Staircase Accidents

Staircase accident, slips, trips and falls, are very common. In fact, thousands of people each year are injured in these accidents. Just as other slip and fall cases, property owners are liable for the injuries sustained in a staircase accident. However, there are a number of additional dangers presented by staircases that are not there in other personal injury cases. Some of these are highly obvious ones, while other are hidden. Thus, special consideration needs to be given to these cases to determine which party is at fault.

Injury Claim for Whiplash After an Accident - All You Need to Know

Have you been involved in a car accident in Kentucky? If you have suffered from a rear-ended collision, you may have suffered from whiplash, which is a common injury that results from this type of car accident.It can also occur at any speed even as low as five or eight. Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury that occurs when the tendons and muscles in your neck are extended and contracted quickly. If your head is turned at the time of the car accident or you are taken by surprise, the gravity of the injury increases. If you have a history of neck injury, the car accident can increase the pain associated with whiplash. In the event you get in a car accident, you should keep a look out for the following symptoms:

Important Factors Affecting Pain and Suffering Claim

The pain and suffering claim refers to compensation for physical comfort and emotional distress that typically follows an accident. The compensation is awarded in consideration of the non-economic losses.

Injury Caused by a Construction Defect - The Liability

Construction contractors, architects, and designers are responsible to apply a reasonable degree of skill expected of such professionals. They are required by the law to use their knowledge and skill in designing a living space that is safe for consumers.

How Can an Attorney Help You in a Car Accident Case?

No one deliberately gets into a car accident, but it occurs unexpectedly. You never fathomed the thought of being involved in a car accident, but when it happens, you are unprepared for it. You are confused, frustrated, angry, panicked, and a host of other emotions that come flooding all at once. The best way to deal with your emotions is to say as little as possible and contact a car accident attorney in Kentucky.

How a Recall Affects a Defective Product Injury Claim?

If you are using a product the right way but it still causes an injury to you, you can file the responsible party for a defective product injury claim. It can be any tangible product and an injury of any kind. A faulty product includes a defect in the manufacturing or design or not putting up adequate alert or warning regarding how the product should be used. In many cases, where the manufacture gets to know about the defective product, the product is recalled by the manufacturer.

Homeowner Liability for Dog Bites to Trespassers

A homeowner is generally held liable for the any injuries that occur to someone else on their property. There are, however, exceptions for this in certain situations. Some states follow the same rules for dog bites for the homeowner, even if the injured person was a trespasser. The rules for dog bites are different in each state. When it comes to Ohio, which is a strict liability state, the homeowner is held liable for a dog bite or any other injuries that you or a loved one has sustained, due to a dog bite. You also don't need to prove that the dog owner, harborer or its keeper were negligent which caused the injury. All you need to prove is that their dog bit you and you sustained injuries because of it.

Failure to Warn in a Product Liability Case

If a product used by a consumer caused them harm, or injured them, the consumer can hold the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler as well as the retailer responsible for the injuries and harm caused to them. This is possible in the case that they were unable to warn the customer of the potential of injury caused by the product.

Do Settlements Work in Slip and Fall Injury Claims?

Slippery, wet, and clutters floors can cause slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can happen at a store or work. The injured party can hold the store or their workplace liable for the incident by hiring a personal injury attorney in Kentucky to either take the case to court or negotiate a settlement outside of court.

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