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Monday, November 12, 2018

Suit Threatened After Tot Scalded at Restaurant

Q: Is a hot water burn accident grounds to sue a restaurant?

Every single day, countless cups of hot scalding water or coffee are served by waitstaff to patrons in restaurants across the country.

Personal injury lawsuits arise when accidents occur and people get burned. But to prevail in your lawsuit, you must establish liability--which essentially means you have to prove that your injury was someone else’s fault. State laws differ, and sometimes more than one party may be held responsible for a percentage of the damages.

One family says things were not so good in their neighborhood the night they visited a local Applebee’s restaurant with their toddler. After reportedly asking for and receiving a cup of “scalding hot water to sterilize utensils”, the couple’s toddler allegedly grabbed the cup, spilled the water on himself, and received “severe burns”.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Dangers at Festivals are Grounds for Lawsuits

Q: Who is responsible for injuries or deaths at festivals?

Each fall, families flock to pumpkin patches for seasonal fun which often includes activities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, bounce houses, corn mazes, and more. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong which could lead to a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.

Premises liability attorneys handle personal injury lawsuits that arise from injuries sustained as a result of dangerous conditions on the property. Under the doctrine of premises liability, commercial and residential property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe condition for those who enter upon it, which includes maintaining or repairing areas that the owner knew or should reasonably have known might be dangerous to visitors.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Death on the Job

Q: Can I sue if I got hurt at work?

It was a terrible day in the neighborhood when co-workers on the set and restaurant patrons nearby saw and heard the commotion after a sound technician from the movie production crew for the new Mister Rogers movie reportedly fell 2 stories to his death. An investigation into the details--including whether the worker suffered a medical event or was the victim of an accident-- is ongoing.

The doctrine of premises liability is a subsection personal injury law. It provides that a property owner has a duty to maintain their property and building conditions in a safe manner and they may be held responsible for damages if they fail to do so, and if their failure results in someone getting injured or killed on their property.

In personal injury lawsuits, the victim must prove that the actions or inactions of another person or entity negligently, recklessly, or intentionally caused their injury. Once liability is established they may be awarded compensatory damages for such items as current and future medical expenses, current and future lost income or diminished earning capacity, and other physical and psychological damages, depending on the circumstances of their particular case.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Tram Accident Causes Drama at Missouri Theater

Q: Can I sue for injuries in a tram accident?

As anyone who’s ever been to a theme park can attest, the biggest problem you might expect when boarding the tram for a ride from the parking lot to the park is remembering which section you parked in-- so you can find your car at the end of the day.

But a handful of tourists from Kansas and Oklahoma who were visiting the Shepherd of the Hills outdoor theater got a little more drama than they likely expected in a Missouri automobile accident involving the passenger tram and the vehicle pulling it.

Reportedly, four women were traveling downhill on a 24-passenger tram, being pulled buy a jeep, when it “started skidding and ran off the roadway before striking a wooden fence and a tree.”  According to authorities, “the brakes locked up”. After the accident, up to four women with minor to moderate personal injuries were reportedly transported to the hospital.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

The Dangers of Daycare

Q: What is daycare negligence?

For many parents who choose to leave their babies in daycare while they work, the decision on who to trust with their care is complex. Naturally, parents want a loving and nurturing environment for their children and have high expectations of those they trust with their children’s lives.

Daycare negligence is one of their greatest fears and the reason parents often plant hidden video recorders to be “their eyes and ears” when their children are supervised by others.

Sadly, daycare workers can make careless mistakes or worse-- intentionally harm-- the children entrusted to their care, causing serious and potentially long-term mental and/or physical personal injury to children.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Assessing Wrongful Death Damages

Q: Who can sue for wrongful death?

Apparently, a boxing champion may be capable of inflicting serious personal injury outside of the ring as well as in it. Unlike a professional opponent who assumes the risk of injury upon entering the ring, a fellow driver on the roadways does not.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Escalator Accident Sparks Personal Injury Lawsuit

Q: Who is responsible for injuries in an escalator accident?

Personal injury lawsuits often result from nightmarish scenarios. Such was the case for a father who held his three-year-old daughter in one arm and a bucket that held her two severed fingers in the other after an escalator accident.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Jury Verdict Against Monsanto in First Cancer Injury Lawsuit

Q: Are weed killer manufacturers responsible for causing or contributing to users’ cancer?

Personal injury attorneys across the nation watched with interest as a former groundskeeper with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was awarded a huge verdict in the first case of thousands pending nationwide against Monsanto alleging their weed-killing product Roundup™ up causes or contributes to cancer.

As part of his job, the groundskeeper not only reportedly sprayed 50-gallon tanks of Roundup™ while working from a truck – – a practice he claimed caused the product to blow in his face from the wind, but he also claimed the product "soaked his entire body" once when a hose broke.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fatal Missouri Sightseeing Boat Accident Raises Liability Questions

Q: Is a boat operator liable for deaths resulting from noncompliance with boating regulations?

Missouri personal injury lawsuits come about in many ways. Very often they may be the result of a car, boat, or truck accident.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Did Fear of Assisted Living Drive a Mother to Murder?

Some people will allegedly do anything to avoid ending up in a nursing home or similar long-term care facility. Fear of nursing home abuse is a common reason.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Finding Fault in a Bus and Pedestrian Accident

Q: Is a bus driver always at fault in a pedestrian accident?

Personal injury attorneys know that sometimes the worst tragedies are completely unexpected and happen in an instant.

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