What should you do after a slip-and-fall accident?

Slip-and-fall accidents happen all the time. Since trip, slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone and anywhere, it is important to know the steps you should take if you are involved in one. This is especially true if the accident is attributable to someone else’s negligence. The law requires property owners or occupiers to maintain their homes, parking lots and walkways to ensure that they are safe for visitors. Where there are hazards, like slippery floors or loose cables, property owners are required to issue adequate warnings. This responsibility is known as premises liability. Thus,...

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Recognize delayed injury symptoms

On the surface, it seemed like a routine fender-bender – a car accident with minimal damage to either vehicle. You shrugged off the minor headache that surfaced, attributing it to the fact that you were in a rush to get to work and only had a cup of coffee for breakfast. But that headache gradually worsened. You went home for lunch and did not return to work, calling in sick for the rest of the day. This is a prime example of a delayed injury symptom. You cannot ignore such a symptom, which could mean a serious health problem and potentially death. Seek medical attention right away....

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It’s illegal for someone to booby-trap their own property

Someone who is worried about robbers or trespassers may decide to set up booby traps on their own property. The rationale is simple: If someone isn’t supposed to be on the property, the property owner assumes they have the right to do anything they want to “protect” themselves from that person. They also assume this means booby traps are fine and that they’re within their rights, claiming that the traps are just there for self-defense. This is an inaccurate assumption. Booby traps are actually illegal, and the courts have taken this stance over and over. Even with the excuse of self-defense,...

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Knowledge of common birth injuries causes can be power

It's the last thing you want to think about when expecting a child, but birth injuries do happen. In fact, they occur at the rate of three per hour, in the U.S. Although many injuries are unavoidable, it's not always the case. While the onus is on the physician, it's helpful for expecting parents to know how the most common injuries occur before their baby is born. There are several common injuries that occur during the birth process: Cerebral Palsy. A group of motor disorders affecting movement. Erb's Palsy. Paralysis of the upper arm muscles due to brachial plexus injury Klumpke's Palsy....

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