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  • Auto Accident - Auto Accident Law Resources - LawInfo
    the scene of the accident or as soon as possible afterwards It is important to do these interviews as quickly as possible because witnesses memories tend to fade with time and the information you get may not be as valuable to you Information gathered immediately or very soon after the accident will be much more accurate than any recalled at some later date Photograph the accident scene and notate traffic light color if applicable If you happen to have a camera try to photograph the scene prior to moving the vehicles only if safe to do so Be sure to note what color the traffic light was if applicable Remember to write everything down immediately or as close to the time of the accident as you can You should also keep in mind that anything you say to anyone following the accident will be admissible and is not considered hearsay so it is important that the information you provide is as accurate as possible Seek medical attention for your injuries as quickly as possible If treatment is delayed the other driver may argue that it was not his or her negligent driving that caused your injury but rather something that occurred between the time of the accident and your visit to the doctor Then contact an experienced and reputable auto accident lawyer as quickly as possible because there are time limits involved in filing any auto accident personal injury claims Any delays could affect your entitlement to a lawsuit claim Get a copy of the police report Get a copy of the police report They are typically available about 10 business days after the auto accident occurred Review the police report to be sure that it generally coincides with your recollection of the accident Even if it doesn t you will need it for your claim An accident lawyer will be able to provide advise if the report does not coincide with your recollection Different Vehicles Are Treated Differently Under Law Although all vehicles must obey traffic safety laws they are not necessarily governed by the same law Some vehicles are not considered motor vehicles and are subject to different laws than those that are This could affect your rights as an injured person For example if you are injured in an accident involving a bus trolley or train your rights as an injured person are affected because buses and trolleys are governed by different state laws and trains are regulated by federal law This is why it is imperative to contact an auto accident attorney as quickly as possible following an accident An experienced lawyer will be able to determine what compensation you may be entitled to and also if any immunities will be granted to municipal owners The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should

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  • Birth Defects - Birth Defect Law Resources - LawInfo
    the development of defects in all three categories especially those linked to multifactorial causes Common Birth Defects Congenital heart defects Club foot Cleft lip or palate Spina Bifida Missing or undeveloped limbs Sickle Cell Disease Phenylketonuria Down Syndrome Fragile X syndrome Medicines That May Cause Birth Defects This list of medications is not by any means exhaustive and many other pharmaceuticals may pose risks for birth defects However the drugs mentioned below have been studied and found to carry high risks for birth defects and their manufacturers have been named in numerous lawsuits Please note that this list is not exhaustive Accutane isotretinoin Is used to treat severe acne when other treatments have failed Accutane carries high risks of complications including birth defects Accutane was recalled from the United States and many other countries There are restrictions on how and when the generic drug can be prescribed Paxil An antidepressant prescription drug has been linked to increased health risks in women who take the drug during pregnancy The risks according to the FDA include debilitating birth defects Potential injuries to newborns include atrial septal defects persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn omphalocele abdominal defects ventricular septal defects and respiratory distress Topamax Also called topiramate is prescribed to treat epilepsy and prevent migraine headaches The Food and Drug Administration warned that infants born to mothers who took Topamax during pregnancy are more likely to develop serious birth defects than those born to women who did not take the drug The list of possible birth defects include cleft lip or palate hypospadias limb malformations lung defects heart defects spina bifida Zoloft One of the most widely prescribed antidepressants recent years the drug has been linked to dangerous birth defects Studies show that Zoloft increases the risk of birth defects such as holes in the heart cleft palate club foot spina bifida persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and skull defects Depakote A popular treatment for managing epileptic seizures The U S Food and Drug Administration cautioned doctors about prescribing the drug to pregnant women Concerns over Depakote s maker Abbot Laboratories inadequate warnings about potential birth defects have made the drugmaker a target of lawsuits Lexapro Is an antidepressant drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor A recent study has linked the drug to serious birth defects Other popular SSRIs include Prozac Paxil and Zoloft These drugs are used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder Lexapro may cause the following birth defects when taken during pregnancy heart defects persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn spina bifida cranial defects limb defects neural tube defects cleft lip or palette and other congenital birth defects The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney or find qualified local Birth Defect Attorneys on LawInfo Or

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  • Boat Accident - Boating Accident Law Resources - LawInfo
    before being certified and being granted a license to operate watercraft Also most states and the federal government require that boat accident be reported Accidents Must be Reported Federal law requires the operator or owner to file a boating accident report with the state reporting authority when an occurrence involving a boat or its equipment results in A person s death A person s disappearance from the vessel under circumstances that indicate death or injury A person s injury that requires more medical treatment than first aid Damage to vessels and other property totaling 2 000 or more Destruction of the boat State accident reporting requirements vary but in general follow the federal mandate in cases of Death disappearance or injury requiring medical attention beyond first aid Damage to a vessel or other property states may set a minimum property value lesser or greater than the federal minimum Complete loss of a vessel Also the law may impose a time period as short as 24 to 48 hours after an accident during which a report must be filed with authorities particularly where the accident involves Death Disappearance of a person Serious injury Reports generally require the name of the boat operator and details about the accident including location where the accident happened names and contact information on all passengers losses such as injuries loss of life and property damages The operator may have to summarize the facts of the incident including date time place people involved and a description of the accident Leaving the Scene of a Boat Accident Some states are enacting or strengthening boating laws to require that an operator involved in an accident stay at the scene and not leave bringing the seriousness of and punishment for the offence up to par with leaving the scene of an auto accident The laws may require that when the operator knows or has reason to believe that he or she has been involved in an accident resulting in serious injury or the death the operator must stop the vessel at the scene of the accident and remain there until medical care and or law enforcement officials arrive Leaving a boat accident scene may be classified as a felony and punishable by imprisonment and a fine Possible Liability An operator involved in a boat accident may be charged with a crime such as manslaughter The state may bring criminal charges if the operator was under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substance if he or she operated the boat recklessly or negligently Criminal charges can result in large fines and or jail time if the operator is convicted Also the operator could face civil liability and be found liable for medical expenses property damages and other losses The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak

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  • Brain Injuries - Brain Injury Law Resources - LawInfo
    other high impact or extreme sports School systems with athletic programs that include high impact sports such as football may be subject to state laws mandating that schools provide guidelines and other information to educate coaches student athletes and parents on the risks of concussions Such laws also may dictate that student athletes be removed from further participation in the sport until examined by a physician and approved for physical activity Head injuries can result in all manner of ailments from mild dizziness to depression to loss of mental comprehension and capacity and recovery can be prolonged and extremely expensive Brain Injuries Due to Negligent Medical Care Brain injuries also can be caused by the negligence of health professional in hospitals and medical offices A medical professional can be held liable for any injuries caused by acting contrary to accepted standards of care Medical malpractice can cause brain injuries when Surgeon botches a brain tumor surgery Doctor fails to diagnose a brain tumor Tissues are infected during surgery Medical professional over medicates Doctor Improperly applies anesthesia Injury to an infant s brain can occur during childbirth Conditions like cerebral palsy can be caused when medical professionals fail to detect or correct a shortage of oxygen supply hypoxia to the baby during birth The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney or find qualified local Brain Injury Lawyers on LawInfo Or click to find Brain Injury Lawyers in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine

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  • Civil Assault - Civil Assault Law Resources - LawInfo
    the ability to carry it out the threat a civil assault has occurred The person being threatened must be aware of the threat and the threat must be imminent It is sufficient that the person threatened be reasonably apprehensive that an assault is imminent the person does not have to be shaken with fear Intent to commit an assault can be established if a reasonable person is pretty sure certain that harmful consequences will result whether or not he or she actually intends the consequences to happen A person found liable in a civil assault case may be ordered to pay money damages to the victim in reparation Common defenses to an assault accusation include Privilege Such as when a police officer attempts to place a suspect under arrest Consent Plaintiff agreed to the circumstances of the assault Self Defense The defendant threatened the plaintiff in an effort to defend himself or herself against the plaintiff s attack Failure to prove an element of assault when the plaintiff fails to establish intent or reasonable apprehension The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney or find qualified local Civil Assault Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Civil Assault Attorneys in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington

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  • Civil Battery - Civil Battery Law Resources - LawInfo
    can be general or specific a person can intend to cause a specific harm or reasonably anticipate that his or her contact with another person could cause offense or harm The intent can be transferred from the targeted victim to another person who is actually touched for example a person may spit at one person but the spittle actual hits another or additional persons Further the law recognizes the presumption of an extended personality which extends the area in which the offensive and harmful contact may occur to items and regions on or near a person s body If someone were to grab a person s purse or toss a cup of coffee on a person s laptop computer those actions can be construed as unlawful contact constituting a battery A person found liable in a case of civil battery may be ordered to pay compensatory money damages The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney or find qualified local Civil Battery Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Civil Battery Attorneys in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Civil Battery Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Civil Battery Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more

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  • Construction Site Accident - Construction Accident Law Resources - LawInfo
    Accident Liability Additionally architects contractors engineers equipment manufacturers and other parties such as inspectors and developers may all be liable when an accident occurs The general contractor and subcontractors are required to take appropriate safety measures to ensure that the site is reasonably safe They are obligated to warn workers of hazards on the site hire trained and safety conscious employees and monitor the quality and effectiveness of appropriate safety specifications In addition equipment manufacturers may also be liable for injuries that occur due to faulty equipment Some examples of equipment that may cause injury at a construction site include scaffolding cranes nail guns ladders and heavy equipment such as bulldozers or forklifts Worker s compensation programs are designed to reduce litigation that arises from workplace accidents Generally an employee who is injured at work must proceed with a worker s compensation claim rather than suing their employer States require employers to purchase workers compensation insurance to provide compensation to employees who suffer a work related illness or injury While undergoing treatment and recuperating the worker can receive benefits to pay for medical expenses and lost wages In addition to worker s compensation an employee who is injured at a construction site may also be able to sue depending on the circumstances An injured worker also may want to pursue other parties connected with the construction job in a personal injury cause of action to obtain compensation for medical expenses lost wages and other damages The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney or find qualified local Construction Accident Lawyers on LawInfo

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  • Conversion - Conversion Law Resources - LawInfo
    by mistake he or she has converted the property accidentally If a mechanic working on your car uses it to run errands the car is converted on purpose Moving someone else s property without that person s consent could be conversion if the move caused its owner a substantial inconvenience An item that is lost is converted if the person who finds it puts it to her own use A person who gives the mere impression that he owns an item that he actually doesn t has converted it Documents can also be converted and so can bank accounts and other financial instruments Property that cannot be moved such as a parcel of land or a building cannot be converted because it can t be moved The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney or find qualified local Conversion Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Conversion Attorneys in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Conversion Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Conversion Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Personal Injury Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches

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