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  • Cruise Ship Injuries - Cruise Ship Injury Law Resources - LawInfo
    seek compensation are subject to maritime regulations and not the usual personal injury tort law Injured passengers should refer to their cruise ship for information on how when and where to file a claim after an accident In general a claim must be filed where the cruise line is registered and not where the ship was located when the accident occurred or in the state where the injured passenger resides One factor critical to commencing a legal cause of action for shipboard injury is the statute of limitations which sets the time period during which a claim must be filed Statutes of limitations for cruise ship injuries can run 12 months to three years on average from the date of the accident Even more critical passengers may be required to file a notice of injuries with the cruise line within six month of the incident Missing either the deadline can mean the claim could be dismissed 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 Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Cruise Ship Injury 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 Cruise Ship Injury Resources Still have questions

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  • Defamation - Defamation Law Resources - LawInfo
    includes unpleasant attacks on government officials Per Se Slander Some statements are considered to be per se or intrinsically libelous or slanderous and can yield large damage awards in court These statements include untrue accusations that a person Committed a crime Has a feared disease or Is unfit to perform his or her profession In such cases the court can demand that the statement be retracted in print Defenses to Allegations for Defamation Truth Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation claim Privilege Statements by witnesses in court legal arguments made in court statements made on the floor of the legislature or by judges on the bench no matter how false or outrageous are privileged and cannot support a cause of action for defamation Opinion If the statement is an opinion and not given as fact the statement may not be considered defamatory Whether the statement in question is an opinion can depend on the context such as when and by whom it was given and if the community could perceive the person making the statement as being in a position to know if is true or not Some states no longer have a distinction between fact and opinion and maintain that any statement that alludes to a factual basis can support a claim of defamation 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 Defamation Lawyers on LawInfo Or click to find Defamation Lawyers in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas

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  • Emotional Distress - Emotional Distress Law Resources - LawInfo
    and judges can be suspicious of the authenticity of an emotional distress claim the testimony of a therapist or psychiatrist may be necessary to help determine a dollar value for the emotional distress suffered Bystanders to a traumatic event can claim emotional distress But they must prove they were physically close to the event and may be required to demonstrate a relationship to the person emotionally harmed by the event For example a mother who sees her child hit by a reckless driver could suffer emotional distress Elements of Emotional Distress Four elements are necessary to prove emotional distress The cause of the distress must be the result of an intentional or reckless act The conduct of the person causing the distress must be extreme and outrageous The conduct at issue must have been the cause of the distress The distress must be severe Just what outrageous means is subjective The conduct must be more extreme than insults threats annoyances and indignities and must comply with the standard of what a reasonable person would consider outrageous 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 Emotional Distress Lawyers on LawInfo Or click to find Emotional Distress 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 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

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  • Environmental Exposure - Environmental Exposure Law Resources - LawInfo
    an apartment a toxic tort lawsuit can be brought against the landlord to pay for treating the illness the asbestos caused removing the asbestos and cleaning up Elements of Environmental Exposure Law Environmental exposure law can vary between jurisdictions But generally to prove exposure four elements must be proven Exposure to a particular hazardous material occurred That specific hazardous material caused an injury illness or birth defect Negligence occurred in handling using or storing that particular hazardous material The party controlling that particular hazardous material is liable for damages Individuals contemplating a toxic tort lawsuit should determine and document what their level of exposure has been which will be helpful when seeking the advice of an attorney Toxic tort cases are different than workers compensation claims because they are brought against the manufacturer of the toxin not the employee s employer 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 Environmental Exposure Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Environmental Exposure 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 Environmental Exposure Resources Additional Environmental Exposure Articles What are the symptoms of Constrictive Bronchiolitis What is Popcorn Lung Does the law limit the amount

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  • False Imprisonment - False Imprisonment Law Resources - LawInfo
    physical ability or mental capacity to leave Confining a suspected shoplifter to a locked room or a room manned by a security guard for a period of time longer than it reasonably takes to determine whether the person has in fact shoplifted or for law enforcement to arrive Even the police may be charged with false imprisonment if they exceed their authority such as detaining someone without good reason to suspect the person has committed a crime Every state has laws prohibiting false imprisonment To prove a criminal charge or intentional civil tort claim of false imprisonment these elements must be established Willful detention Detention without consent Unlawful detention Defenses to a Claim of False Imprisonment The imprisonment was necessary to protect oneself or another person from serious bodily harm A person was forced by threat or duress to imprison another person The person consented to the restraint or confinement The person confined was falsely accused and or wrongfully arrested A parent has the right to restrict or confine his or her child 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 False Imprisonment Lawyers on LawInfo Or click to find False Imprisonment 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 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

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  • Food Poisoning - Food Poisoning Law Resources - LawInfo
    water Toxoplasma Caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii which lives in the flesh of many animals such as mice and cattle and infects animals that eat them Cooking and pasteurization can kill the parasite Sources include contaminated raw or undercooked meat cooking implements after they ve had contact with raw meat contaminated water E coli O157 E coli lives in intestines of humans and animals Most types of E coli cause no harm but other types cause sickness E coli O157 H7 the worst type of E coli causes bloody diarrhea kidney failure and death Sources include contaminated food such as undercooked ground beef raw milk and juice soft cheeses made from raw milk raw fruits and vegetables and contaminated water Listeria Bacteria found in fruits raw and canned seafood water root and ground crawling vegetables meats that have been preserved raw milk and cheese It can live in food processing plants and contaminate processed meats Listeria is killed by cooking and pasteurization Sources include deli meats hot dogs meat spreads raw milk dairy products soft cheese made with unpasteurized milk refrigerated smoked seafood Clostridium perfringens The most common form of food poisoning in the United States It is found in soil contaminated with animal and human feces Cooking food kills the cells that cause food poisoning but in some cases the spores that can grow into new cells Infections can occur when foods are prepared in large quantities and are then kept warm for a long time before being served Sources include beef and poultry Food poisoning law encompasses food law supplement law and dietary supplement saw and can include food poisoning incidents recalls of food products food allergies false advertising or labeling and vitamin and supplement problems Food poisoning Lawsuits and Product Recalls Victims of food poisoning may find filing a lawsuit their only recourse against huge multinational corporations that produce import or distribute much of the food sold and consumed in the United States Victims may be required to name in the lawsuit anyone in who handled or sold the food Generally a suit claiming personal injury must be filed within one year of the injury The victim may have to demonstrate negligence by proving The food provider owed a duty to victim The food provider breached that duty by serving food containing specific organisms that made the victim ill The victim was injured as a result The food from the food provider was the direct cause of the injury or illness Victims who successfully bring suit may be awarded medical bills and wages lost due to absence from work and other damages The Food and Drug Administration can demand a recall of a food when there is reason to believe that the food may make consumers ill A food manufacturer or distributor also can initiate a recall to take foods off the market Some reasons for recalling food include Discovering an organism in a product which may make consumers sick Discovering a potential allergen in a

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  • General Accident - General Accident Law Resources - LawInfo
    of the guests slips falls and hurts his back or twists an ankle the host could be liable to the guest Accident law or personal injury law does not require that a person intended to injure the other person The law asks Did the person owe a legal duty of care to the injured party Did the person fail to fulfill that legal duty through act or omission Did the person cause an accident Was someone injured or harmed in the accident Duty of Care With the question of negligence the standard of care is whether the parties acted reasonably under the circumstances Did the homeowner host for instance take reasonable care to see to it the pathway was free of snow and ice Was it reasonable for the homeowner to foresee that a guest might slip and fall and get hurt on an icy path Was it reasonable for the guests to expect the path to be free of snow and ice Did the injured guest walk along the icy path in a reasonable fashion or did the guest playfully try to skip up the path or somersault on the snowy pathway The standard is subjective which may account for the great differences in personal injury case judgments The jury must take into account and weigh all the variables legally presented in the case and decide whether in the example given the host is solely responsible the injured party is to blame or the responsibility should be apportioned between the two parties depending on each person s degree of culpability Damages Compensatory and punitive damages can be awarded in personal injury accident cases Just as fault may be apportioned between that parties so may the damage award The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview

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  • Insurance Bad Faith Denial of Benefits - Insurance Bad Faith Law Resources - LawInfo
    involve automotive coverage health coverage worker s compensation and other forms of disability coverage fire and other property damage coverage and even business coverage 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 Insurance Bad Faith Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Insurance Bad Faith 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 Insurance Bad Faith Resources Additional Insurance Bad Faith Articles What Is Disability Insurance How Much Does Disability Insurance Usually Cover What Is Insurance Bad Faith Still have questions Contact experienced Insurance Bad Faith 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 Auto Accident General Accident Wrongful Death Sponsored Featured Riga Insurance Bad Faith Law Firm DarrasLaw America s Top Disability Firm Getting You The Help And Compensation You Need Free Consultation View Profile Call Now 866 614 3163 Email Us Name Email Phone xxx xxx xxxx Please describe your situation Please enter the security code shown below Send Please do not disclose any confidential information Insurance Bad Faith Videos Bad Faith Bad Faith Insurance

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