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Defendants Can’t Make You Waive Strict Liability Claims

By Velasquez & Associates |

We have written in the past about exculpatory clauses, or what many people like to call “hold harmless agreements.” These are agreements that make you agree that should a property owner be negligent, and should you get injured because of that negligence, that you agree that you cannot and will not sue them. These… Read More »

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Volunteer Is Killed By Rescue Dog; Who Is At Fault?

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Dogs are mankind’s best friend. But we also all know how dangerous dogs can be. A tragedy earlier this year, which has now resulted in a lawsuit, highlights how dangerous dogs can be–and who can be liable when dogs do bite someone. Rescued Dog Kills Volunteer The case involves a volunteer for an animal… Read More »

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3M Lawsuit Shows Faulty Instructions Can Lead To Liability Claims

By Velasquez & Associates |

If there was any group of people that you would think should have some protection against defective products that cause injury, you would think that U.S. military soldiers would receive only the best products and services. But a series of class action suits shows that even our soldiers can fall victim to defective products…. Read More »

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Watch Out – Construction Sites Can Be Dangerous

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Construction sites can be very dangerous places, not just for workers, but for others passing by, or for those on the property doing business, inspecting, or doing other work, even if that work is unrelated to the actual construction. Every construction site is different, but there are some commonalities between them that make all… Read More »

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Lawsuit Funding Has A Number Of Dangers

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You may have seen or heard commercials, promising what is known as litigation or lawsuit financing. These commercials promise you quick money in your accident case, and the promise of little or no risk to accepting these company’s funds. At first, the deal may sound pretty good, but looking closer you may want to… Read More »

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Why Are Brightline Trains So Dangerous?

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The Brightine railway system promised South Floridians a new method of mass transportation, in a region where mass public transportation is sometimes hard to find. And to some degree, it has delivered; Brightline trains are known to be fast, efficient, and clean. But they’re also starting to be known for something else: Deaths. So… Read More »

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What Is Negligent Entrustment?

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When you are injured in an accident, it is important to hold everybody responsible who may have contributed to your injuries. Part of doing that is looking to see not just who was negligent, but who may have been indirectly negligent. People who are indirectly negligent are usually thought of, in plain terms, as… Read More »

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Man Is Injured When Diving In Pool’s Shallow End

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There are many things in personal injury law that are dangerous and which could hurt someone else, but if they do hurt you, you generally can’t sue for them. For example, conditions that are open and obvious can prohibit (or limit) your ability to sue, and certain inherently and obviously dangerous things, like residential… Read More »

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When Evidence In Your Case Is Just Too Good It Could Be Excluded

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In your personal injury trial, to win your case, the idea is to put forth as much evidence in your favor that you can. Evidence that helps your case or supports your allegations helps you, but so does evidence that hurts the other side, or which puts their side of the story in doubt…. Read More »

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Failed Exactech Implants Lead To Class Action Lawsuits

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Often when large companies are sued for defective products, the story of the lawsuit illustrates how products and how they are designed can go very wrong. Design defects are where a product works the way it is supposed to-but something in how the product was initially designed, ends up being faulty or dangerous. Implants… Read More »

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