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Can I Sue My Employer If I Get Kidnapped?

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Every year, more than 90 million Americans travel outside the US for work or leisure. However, the last thing you would expect to happen when you’re in a foreign country is to get kidnapped. That’s anyone’s worst nightmare. Although kidnapping statistics held by the US government and private security companies are not usually released publicly, we estimate that number could …

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What Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident?

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You’re driving down the street for a quick grocery run. You’re keeping to the speed limit like the good driver you are bobbing your head softly to your favorite jam on the radio. You slow down as you approach the red light, and then, bam! Someone rams into your car from behind. Great, just what you need – a car …

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Brain Injury Attorneys – What Are They and When Should You Hire One?

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is among the top causes of death and disability in the US. Every year, approximately 2.87 million hospitalizations, ER visits, and deaths occur, with children accounting for more than 837,000 of these cases. Contrary to what you might think, you don’t have to be struck by a hard object or involved in a car accident to …

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Can a Business Sue You for a Bad Review?

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Have you ever encountered such horrible customer service from a business that it left you feeling utterly infuriated? So, much so that even after asking “to speak to the manager,” you could still feel yourself getting hot under the collar? Don’t worry. You’re in good company. We’ve all been there at one point in our lives. Before you know it, …

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Do You Have to Have Insurance on a Boat?

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The short answer is – yes. If you live in any one of the few states that require it, then you do. But what if you don’t live in any of those states? Do you need boat insurance? Well, not necessarily. It doesn’t hurt to, especially if you want to use a slip or mooring at a marina where having …

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Who Is Liable in a 3 Car Accident?

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Fault determination in car accidents isn’t always so clear. Sometimes, it’s downright confusing, more so when multiple vehicles are involved. Even the drivers in the pile-up aren’t always sure who’s to blame. That’s why there are rules in place to ensure that all multi-car accidents are evaluated in the same way, to ensure a consistent outcome whenever similar actions of …

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Can You Sue a Boat Marina for Negligence?

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The fact that you got hurt at a boat marina doesn’t necessarily mean that anyone was negligent. The rule of thumb when it comes to pursuing such lawsuits involves proving that your injuries were the result of another party’s negligence. That had the circumstances been better; the injury in question would have never resulted. The term “negligence” as used here …

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Stand Your Ground Law: Legal Rights and Liabilities

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If you thought that self-defense cases were straightforward, well, you thought wrong. This isn’t always the case, especially in states that have a stand your ground law. If you’ve previously come across cases that involve it, then you’re likely aware of the controversy this law generates. It essentially means that an individual can get away with causing harm, injury, or …