Posts Tagged ‘liability’

Followup: Employer Liability and Company Cars (New Information Employees Should Have on Hand)!

In 2018’s “Employer Liability: When Accidents Happen in the Company Car” we looked at what goes into determining employer liability when it comes to company issued vehicles. In this thorough followup, we’ll provide new information employees using business-owned vehicles should know in the event they find themselves injured on the clock. Workplace accidents happen to even the most responsible employees, what’s most important is knowing how to proceed on both the medical and legal side when they do.

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DUI Accident Cases Pose Serious, Costly Civil Liability

It’s important to understand that a DUI can happen to anyone, no matter how high they believe their tolerance to alcohol. When they let their guard down and act irresponsibly, assuming they won’t get caught, or that they can’t possibly hurt anyone after “just one drink”, life threatening accidents happen. Drinking and driving is a risk no one should ever take.

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Exploring Liability in Personal Injury Law

When a person becomes injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, the person who caused them bodily harm resulting in permanent physical injury is known as the “liable” party.

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What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 2

Now, in Part 2 of “What is Cruise Ship Liability” we’ll wrap up our extensive Travel Liability series with another in-depth look at how a skilled Personal Injury attorney must present a cruise operator’s negligence to a judge. We’ll also take the opportunity to dive deeper into the complexities behind “willful intent” and what that means within the scope of Personal Injury law. Finally, we’ll provide an experienced attorney’s insight into foreseeability on the part of cruise ship employees, carefully explaining the ins-and-outs of “reasonable care” to better inform our readers of this common legal term.

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What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 1

Where hotel and airline liability are fairly concise in what’s required for an outcome in favor of the plaintiff, cruise line liability becomes murky when dealing with Maritime Law (also known as “admiralty law”). Every common carrier (rail line, bus line, airline, and cruise line) must exercise reasonable care for passengers. There is no exception to this law. In the event of negligence on the part of a cruise line, admiralty law supplies that the cruise operator will be held liable for any passenger injuries caused by “willful actions”.

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What is Airline Liability?

In 2018, we’ve all used airlines to get us anywhere we want to travel. Safer than railroads and faster than automobiles, airplanes cut down our travel time and provide the luxuries and comforts that other means of travel simply cannot. Travel today is not so much unlike it was in the early 1900s when air travel became the way to get from one coast to another more quickly than ever before. Aside from the convenience that remains the same, we’re still offered food and beverage in-flight, and safety precautions are still announced over the speakers.

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What is Hotel Liability?

In a matter of days Summer will officially be upon us, although most of us in Florida are already feeling the sweltering heat of the season. Aside from the heat, Summer is known for being a time of BBQ, swimming, sun, and of course, vacation. Whether we take that yearly trip to Walt Disney World, or go farther away, we’re most likely to stay at a hotel. We like to think of hotels as clean, relaxing home-away-homes where everything is taken care of and all we have to focus on is that much needed R&R. Unfortunately, hotels in recent years have let customer service and therefore their standards fall by the wayside.

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Civil Liability in DUI Driving Accident Cases: A Personal Injury Point of View

Civil liability is not the first thing we think of when it comes to drunk driving accidents. However, it is one of the most common actions taken against a defendant after they’ve been charged with a DUI. Usually when people think of a DUI, the first image that probably comes to mind is a celebrity being arrested and charged with a felony (or other criminal charges). This article will seek to show the less talked about but more common legal actions taken after a drunk driving accident: civil liability.

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