Can Gun Manufacturers Be Sued

Can Gun Manufacturers Be Sued?

Legal Assistant Business Law, Consumer Law, Mass Torts, Personal Injury Law

Nearly every sector of the American economy could potentially face civil and product liability lawsuits if they’re found culpable. This has been used as a way to keep irresponsible manufacturers and rogue retailers in check. As with all things, however, there is an exception to that all-important rule, and that’s the gun industry. In 2005, Congress enacted the Protection of …

can you sue a country

Can You Sue a Country?

Legal Assistant Criminal Law, International Law, Personal Injury Law

In a 2019 ruling, a federal judge ordered Iran to pay Jason Rezaian and his kin almost $180 million in damages. The Washington Post reporter took to the courts to sue the Middle Eastern country for his unlawful detention, imprisonment, physical abuse, and the psychological torture he endured at the hands of Iranian authorities. This ruling raised many questions, key …

Builder working on top

How Long Is a Builder Liable for His Work?

Legal Assistant Business Law, Personal Injury Law

You’ve recently moved into your new home. Your local municipality, city, or town had a building inspector check that everything was built to code before issuing a certificate of occupancy. As far as you were concerned, that meant your new home was safe for occupation at the very minimum. Unfortunately, this may not always be the case. An inspection certificate …

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Worst Industrial Accidents in Texas

Legal Assistant Personal Injury Law, Regulatory Law

They say everything’s bigger in Texas – and with good reason. The Lone Star state is the second-largest in the country after Alaska, and with a resident population of roughly 29 million, it also happens to be the second most populous state in the nation. Boasting a GDP of $1.7 trillion, Texas has one of the most advanced economies in …

Defense Base Act

What Is the Defense Base Act (DBA)?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury Law

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries while working in a foreign country supporting the military, you may be entitled to compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA). The law is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and is designed to compensate any injured civilian deployed overseas under a US government contract. This …

Liable In a Roller Coaster Accident

Who Is Liable In a Roller Coaster Accident?

Legal Assistant Business Law, Personal Injury Law

It’s all fun and games at amusement parks until someone gets hurt. No one ever goes to Disney World thinking that they may require medical attention afterward. According to statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 8,800 people get injured on roller coaster rides every year. In reality, this number could be much higher since this data only accounts …

What Happens If the at-Fault Driver's Insurance Won't

What Happens If the at-Fault Driver’s Insurance Won’t Pay?

Legal Assistant Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury Law, Resources

At one point in your life, you will likely be involved in an accident. You might be the one at fault, or it might be the other driver’s fault. If it’s the latter, their insurance company is required to foot the costs associated with any injuries you sustain, and the repair bills required to fix your car. If the car …

Who Is at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident

Who Is at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Personal Injury Law, Regulatory Law

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatal road crashes in 2019 involving pedestrians was 6,205, down from the previous year’s 6,374 fatalities. While this may appear to be a slight improvement, the truth is, those numbers are still quite high, pointing to the very real possibility of being involved in a pedestrian accident. …