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The “Reasonable Person” Standard

Posted on April 23rd, 2009 No Comments

Any personal injury lawsuit requires some proof of negligence, that the defendant has breached a duty of care that they have to minimize unreasonable risks to others. To determine whether or not such a breach has occurred, the legal system has established a theoretical concept, called the “reasonable person standard”. This effectively states that a […]

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Self-Defense: Legal Considerations

Posted on April 22nd, 2009 No Comments

When you are attacked and feel as though you or your loved one may be in danger, it is an extremely frightening experience. Compounding the fear and anxiety are the numerous questions and confusion surrounding the legality of self defense: if you defend yourself, will you find yourself on the receiving end of a lawsuit […]

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Negligence Per Se – What is it?

Posted on April 20th, 2009 No Comments

The legal doctrine of Negligence Per Se states that someone is considered legally negligent if they violate a public safety law. The logic being that, because the burden of proof is higher in a criminal court than a civil court, if a person is found criminally guilty of endangering the safety of others, it can […]

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Prescription Dispensing Errors

Posted on April 20th, 2009 No Comments

Many retail pharmacies have come to resemble fast food joints moreso than they resemble a health care center. With cost-cutting and efficiency being the rule of the day, pharmacies are filling more prescriptions and at a faster rate than ever before. Although in many cases, this is necessary to accommodate the large amount of prescription […]

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Georgia Resident Injured and Killed in Florida Crash

Posted on April 20th, 2009 No Comments

The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting on an accident that claimed the lives of two south Georgia residents.  A third person involved in the accident was injured, and taken to a hospital. According to reports,  the car lost control and drifted off the road.   The car then struck a tree.  The accident occurred around […]

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Plane Crash Strikes House and Cuts it in Two

Posted on April 20th, 2009 No Comments

A twin engine Cessna took off from a Florida airport shortly before noon on Friday afternoon.  Minutes after take-off,  the plane began to run into trouble.  The plane came down and crashed into the ground.  In the process of crashing,  the plane struck a house in the middle,  cutting it into two separate pieces. The […]

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Florida Man Injured in Skydiving Accident

Posted on April 17th, 2009 No Comments

A man from Cocoa Beach is currently in the hospital recovering from injuries that were sustained during a skydiving accident.  After jumping out of the plane,  the man was about 13,000 feet in the air.  According to officials, the man then began to start spinning after jumping out of the plane.  The man landed in […]

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Man Arrested in Crash that Killed One

Posted on April 17th, 2009 No Comments

An 18 year old man has been arrested following an accident that has left one dead.  The accident occurred at Huber Heights on Tuesday, April 14th. The victim was a 42 year-old Huber Heights woman.   When the crash occurred,  the victim was ejected from the vehicle and died instantly.   It has been found that […]

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Types of Toxic Torts

Posted on April 17th, 2009 No Comments

A toxic tort is essentially a product liability case; it is filed against the parties who are responsible for the manufacture and distribution of chemicals which have caused an injury. Most commonly, the chemicals responsible for these injuries are occupational chemicals, although occasionally pharmaceutical products may result in a toxic tort, as may environmental hazards. […]

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Legal Components of Wrongful Death Claims

Posted on April 17th, 2009 No Comments

The death of a loved one is already one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. When the death is caused by someone else’s negligence, it only makes the experience that much more painful. Unlike murder, where the person responsible for death is clearly guilty of intentionally taking someone’s life, in a […]

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