Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Car Accident Case?

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When you’re involved in a car crash, you have several legal options to recover damages. For minor losses, you can seek compensation from your insurer or the other driver’s insurance company. Also, you may choose to take your case to small claim courts for minor accidents. However, in a severe car crash, maneuvering through the legal system in pursuit of compensation or standing trial for negligence without legal representation can…

What Is Strict Liability? How Does It Affect Injury Lawsuits?

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If you face a lawsuit for causing injury, the court, guided by the provisions of strict liability, may find you liable even without the complaint having to prove that you were to blame for the injury.  The concept of strict legal liability mostly applies in cases involving injuries brought about by faulty products. The law provides that a plaintiff in a product liability lawsuit can use a couple of concepts…

Can a Motorist Sue a Pedestrian?

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Rarely will you hear that a motorist is suing a pedestrian. This is because, in up to 90% of car accidents involving drivers and pedestrians, it is the driver who is always at fault. However, at times, pedestrians act recklessly leading to an accident. What legal options does the driver have in such an incident? Standard Negligence Plaintiffs have to show negligence in all car accident lawsuits. The law states…

Can I Sue My Doctor for Opiate Addiction?

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Opiates are a class of medications used to treat pain. Long term use of opiates is habit forming and leads to addiction. That said if a doctor prescribes opiates and you end up developing an addiction, can you sue him or her? The law provides that you can take legal action against the doctor, but you have to show that by prescribing the opiates, the doctor acted negligently. A medical…