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Personal Injury

What Is Strict Liability?

Posted on February 3, 2020 to
Most personal injury claims impose a burden of proof on the plaintiff, or injured party. As an accident victim, you or your DC personal injury lawyer will have to prove the defendant’s negligence to qualify for financial compensation. Without...
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Signs a Pet Has Asbestos Exposure

Posted on October 11, 2019 to
Most people are aware of the serious and fatal risks of exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral that is a carcinogen for humans. Physicians have linked asbestos exposure to terminal illnesses such as mesothelioma – a type of...
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Can I Sue if My Child Is Being Bullied?

Posted on September 12, 2019 to
Bullying is a global epidemic that can cause issues such as mental health problems, depression, anxiety and child suicide. Bullying is a dangerous matter all parents and schools should take seriously. If another kid is bullying your child, you...
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How Is Pain and Suffering Determined in Washington, DC?

Posted on June 14, 2019 to
Pain and suffering is an umbrella phrase that can refer to any and all noneconomic losses during a personal injury lawsuit. In Washington, DC, the civil courts permit injured parties to demand compensation from at-fault parties for their pain...
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Can You Recover Compensation for Hearing Loss?

Posted on October 6, 2018 to
Hearing loss is devastating. Whether it is complete or partial, it alters your life permanently. It might affect your job, your interactions with loved ones, and it could negatively impact your quality of life in general. When hearing loss...
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How Jurisdiction Affects Injuries within the Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland Borders

Posted on September 6, 2018 to
Most of us have heard the term "jurisdiction." But when asked to define it, we focus on the criminal aspect of the law, such as which law enforcement group has the right to arrest someone, which district attorney tries...
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What Are the Laws Regarding Dangerous Dogs?

Posted on August 24, 2018 to
Dangerous dogs could be living in your neighborhood, but the rules for how they must be kept and your rights if one were to attack you depend on the state in which you live. Some states impose stricter standards...
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The Key Differences between Intentional and Negligence Torts Every Plaintiff Must Know

Posted on August 13, 2018 to
When another person injures you or someone you love, the conduct of the defendant falls into a category known as "torts." Torts are wrongful acts that harm another person. Torts typically involve intentional or negligent acts. While both are...
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Understanding Washington DC and Surrounding Area Leash Laws

Posted on August 6, 2018 to
As a pet owner, you are required to follow all leash laws and keep the public safe. Even if your pet is completely harmless and has never bit someone before, you still need to obey these laws. Failure to...
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Children are at High-Risk for Serious Injuries on Golf Carts

Posted on May 25, 2018 to
You would not think they are a high-risk by looking at them, but golf carts have been creeping up in the charts when it comes to severe injuries to children. In fact, golf cart accidents with children lead to...
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