A first degree burn normally involves the top surface layer of the skin, such as a typical sunburn that might be a little bit red and sensitive to the touch. Second degree burns involve the first two layers of the skin. Symptoms of second degree burns include a deeper reddening… CONTINUE
In addition to maintaining smoke detectors in good working order, it is important to keep emergency phone numbers near your phone, or program them into your mobile device. You should have a family plan, especially if you have young children, regarding how and where to exit your home in the… CONTINUE
Smoke detectors are required by law, but it is important to maintain them properly. You should change the batteries in smoke detectors regularly and periodically test them to be sure they are in good working order.
According to the Center for Disease Control on average, in the United States, on average, someone died in a fire every two hours, and someone was injured every 23 minutes. Each year in the United States, 1.1 Million burn injuries require medical attention. Of those injured as a result of… CONTINUE
Actionable burn injuries may come from any number of sources, including explosions, hot liquids, flames, steam, electrical currents, radiation, and strong chemicals, such as paint thinner or gasoline. Burns may also come from sources like homes, restaurants hotels, and defective products. Our firm has also seen a number of clients… CONTINUE
What If I’m Trespassing and I Get Hurt from Some Negligently Maintained Property? The general rule of law is that trespassers do not have a right to sue for their injuries. There can be exceptions where a property owner should reasonably foresee and anticipate trespass, but the law generally disfavors… CONTINUE
Premises liability refers to the negligent ownership, occupation or control, or maintenance of property that causes injury. To prove a valid premises liability case, one must show that the owner or occupier, or person in control of property, was negligent in the use or maintenance of the property, and that… CONTINUE
If you are suing a private party, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the bite. With a government entity, such as the circumstance of when you are bitten by a police dog, you must file a government claim within six months. Normally after you file… CONTINUE
Do I have a case if I was bitten while trespassing? In order to recover damages, the person bitten must lawfully be on property where the bite takes place. However, you should speak with an experienced dog bite attorney about the specific circumstances of your case. If the offending dog… CONTINUE
Dog bites are normally proven by percipient witnesses who saw the bite as it occurred and/or the physical evidence of scars and injuries that result. We often obtain evidence to prove a dog bite from police reports, animal control reports, private investigator reports, photographs and medical records.