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When Dogs Bite, Who is Held Liable?

Owning a dog comes with great responsibility. Along with fulfilling a dog's basic needs (food, shelter and water), it's also the owner's job to make sure the dog doesn't pose a threat to other people or animals.But even the friendliest of dogs can bite if provoked or scared. Who is held liable when a dog attacks?Who is Liable for Dog Bites?Laws may vary from one location to the next, but more than half of states hold the dog owner responsible for bites and other dog-related injuries.These laws may be called ""dog bite statutes,"" but they cover all dog-related injuries – not just bites.Dog bite statutes are usually ""strict liability,"" which means the owner is held liable regardless of whether he or she did anything wrong. The belief is that dog owners should be responsible for any damages that their dog cause, no matter whether they were careful or even tried to...
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How to Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

If you find yourself a victim of an unfortunate accident, you may need a personal injury lawyer. There are many situations that can result in personal injury. You could be a victim of a slip and fall accident at work, or a victim of negligent driving. The only way to determine if you’re a victim is to speak to a personal injury lawyer. But before you talk to one, you should learn how to find a good one. Here are a few tips.Choose a lawyer with personal injury experienceThe most important thing you can do in your search to find a good lawyer is to choose one with experience in personal injury. The law has many different aspects to it, and lawyers usually specialize in one area. When you look for a lawyer, look for one who has specific experience in personal injury. This makes them well-qualified to handle your case....
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Personal Injury 101

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What is personal injury?You may have heard a great deal of discussion regarding legal action after personal injury, but not enough about specifics. The term personal injury is defined as damage to a person's body, rather than to property or reputation. Consider the example of an automobile accident. If a victim sustains whiplash, or a broken leg, o...
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What's the Difference Between Workers' Comp and Disability?

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If you're injured while on the job, you may be wondering whether you should apply for workers' comp or disability. Should you apply for both? A lawyer will help you navigate through the process, but it helps to understand the difference between these two forms of compensation. Workers' Comp vs Disability – What's the Difference? If you are hurt or ...
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What is Mesothelioma?

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We see the term mesothelioma plastered all over the place. It is in law advertisements on television, in magazines, and on billboards. What is mesothelioma though? Why is it so important? Why are so many law firms and lawyers concerned with it? Mesothelioma is a terrifying form of cancer very seldomly cured. Why are lawyers so concerned about a can...
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Common Questions Regarding Louisiana Personal Injury Law Answered

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Immediately after an accident, the name and the laws of the state seldom seem relevant to the victims of an accident, but as time passes and the reality of the situation begins to hit home, understanding them becomes something of paramount importance. Just like any other state in the United States, the personal injury laws of Louisiana have some un...
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