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Can I Be Legally Liable for My Own Workplace Injury?

One main reason for workers’ compensation is to provide the coverage for medical attention employees need regardless of who is liable for the circumstances that caused injury or illness. That being said, there are some occasions when insurers can deny a claim based on employee fault. When you file a workers’ compensation claim, your employer… Read More »

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My Car Malfunctioned and Caused an Accident. What Legal Options Do I Have?

Naturally, the details matter when a car malfunction causes a collision. For example, if your aging brakes fail because you neglect to perform a reasonable degree of maintenance on them, you may be liable if your inability to stop causes an accident. But a third party may bear liability in certain situations such as: You… Read More »

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Partially at Fault for Your Accident? You May Still be Able to Sue

Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of personal injury is that an individual who acts with appropriate caution often suffers injury all because another person did not observe due care. But in many situations, the injury victim may share some degree of fault, as well. The legal term for this is contributory negligence, and… Read More »

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Involved in a Car Crash? You Probably Didn’t Have to Be

A driver does not have to be legally intoxicated to be a menace on the road. Using a cell phone while driving delays reaction time as much as having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent. This is just one of the compelling facts available at drivesteady.com, an online magazine devoted to driving safety, technology,… Read More »

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