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Social Media and Lawsuits

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Facebook, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Property Damage on May 4, 2017 - no comments.

Our online presences are public and that the things we put up online can never really be removed. No one wants private photos or information made public. However, even seemingly innocent information can cause big trouble if you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit. What’s the problem with social media? You might think twice about posting racy pictures online, but not about a picture of you smiling with your friends, right? How about a picture

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Summer Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Brain Injuries, Child Product Recall, Cycling, Damages and Compensation, Insurance Claims, Medical Injuries, Personal Injury, Road Conditions, School injury, Wrongful Death on March 29, 2017 - no comments.

Summer Safety Tips: Staying Safe Outdoors Fireworks Safety​​ Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home. The AAP recommends prohibiting public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the Internet.​ Bug

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About high volume, big advertising law firms — one writer’s view.

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury on July 10, 2014 - no comments.

In the article, “Run of the Mill Justice” Nora Freeman Engstrom of Stanford Law School interviewed lawyers and paralegals at high volume law firms, and analyzed their not-infrequent disciplinary files. Her conclusion is surprising, but logical:  high volume “settlement mill” law firms work because insurance companies, which pay the bills, like them. Insurance companies might be choosing to cooperate with settlement mills, in part because settlement mills appear willing to settle the largest claims — which present

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Do I really need a lawyer?

Filled under Accident, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury on May 16, 2013 - no comments.

If you need legal help, understanding your choices and the impact they may have is important. You can often avoid costly and complicated issues if you consult a lawyer before you have a legal problem. A lawyer can evaluate your situation and help determine your next steps and possible solutions. When should I seek professional legal advice? Every legal situation is unique and requires specific legal analysis. In some cases, the wrong decision may cost

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Personal Injury Law: What You Need to Know

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Personal Injury on April 30, 2013 - no comments.

From our Arizona State Bar: Most of us have heard the phrase “personal injury,” but many people may not be sure exactly what it means. Common examples of personal injury negligence claims include car accidents, slip and fall claims (also called “premises liability” cases), products liability and professional malpractice cases.  Injuries that occur at work are generally referred to as “industrial” claims and are governed by worker’s compensation laws. Who will pay for my medical

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Ford Unintended Acceleration

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Product Recall on March 29, 2013 - no comments.

A multistate lawsuit filed Thursday says 2002-10 Ford Motor vehicles contain a “design defect” in the electronic control of the gas pedals, making them susceptible to sudden, unintended acceleration. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Ford owners in 14 states is seeking class-action status and goes into great detail about the alleged defect in the models named in the lawsuit that don’t have brake override technology. That technology stops the car if both the brake

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Cases Against Day Care Centers

Filled under Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Personal Injury on February 28, 2013 - no comments.

“Sexual assault” is a general term that includes: rape, incest, child molestation, marital rape, date rape, sexual harassment, sodomy, sexual abuse, voyeurism, and indecent exposure. Sexual assault is a violent act committed primarily by a perpetrator who needs to feel powerful and in control by forcing someone else to participate in unwanted sexual activity. Often, the victim fears for his or her life or physical well-being and feels that there is no choice but to

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Buying A Used Car Soon? Be Concerned about the Tires!

Filled under Accident, Personal Injury, Product Recall on February 5, 2013 - no comments.

Planning on buying a used car in the near future?  Just because a tire looks OK does not mean it is safe to use. Modern tires are highly engineered products that must withstand the weight of a car plus the forces from braking and turning while providing a comfortable ride and increased gas mileage. Even without exposure to heat and friction from the road, certain tire compounds like natural and synthetic rubbers decompose over time.

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What should parents look for regarding post-concussive syndrome in children?

Filled under Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, School injury on January 30, 2013 - no comments.

If your child was involved in trauma, he or she may seem OK.  Post-concussive symptoms in kids show up differently than with adults, however.  If in doubt, always consult a medical professsional for your child. With babies, it can be difficult to recognize that a brain injury has occurred. The most obvious symptom is loss of consciousness but other signs include crying inconsolably and not being able to be comforted, vomiting, or excessive sleepiness. Refusing

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Phantom Vehicle Accidents

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Car Accident, Personal Injury on January 28, 2013 - no comments.

Been chased by a phantom or know someone who has?  Another driver can cause you to have an accident even if there is no contact between your vehicles. Drivers engaging in reckless driving, such as weaving in and out of lanes or crossing the center line, can force you to perform an evasive maneuver and, in turn, cause your vehicle to roll over or collide with another car, a freeway median, or some other object.

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