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  • What are Personal Injury Cases? Personal injuries cases are the most common legal cases in America, and they result in millions of court cases every year. Personal injuries occur because of no fault of the victim; they typically occur because of the negligence of the defendant. The cases can be extremely complicated with two or more defendants and medical bills, property damage and repayment for missed time at work, so if you have been injured in an accident, you need an efficient and persuasive attorney to represent you in either mediation or court. Potter Law Firm has over 30 years of experience in personal injury cases. The team of lawyers that make up the firm has won hundreds of

    Oct 26,
  • Transportation Law: Air Transportation: Personal Injury & Property Damage In almost every aircraft accident, whether the accident involves a commercial aircraft or a private aircraft, one of the first considerations is whether the pilot's negligence was the cause of the accident. A pilot who is in command of an aircraft is the person who is responsible for the operation of the aircraft while it is in flight. The pilot is also responsible for the safety of the aircraft. Only a pilot is responsible for making decisions regarding the operation and safety of an aircraft. Air traffic controllers do not make decisions for the pilot. Air traffic controllers cannot decide whether the pilot should land an aircraft during bad weather. Only

    Jun 28,
  • Apart from legislation granting a right to sue for a specific harm, personal injury law generally consists of tort law and the civil procedure for enforcing it. This article discusses the words used to describe those who commit torts and how tort law is a particular collection of accepted legal theories for suing people for money. Those Who Commit Torts A person who does wrong may be known as a perpetrator, a violator, or a wrongdoer. A perpetrator, violator, or wrongdoer who commits a tort is known as a tortfeasor. Two or more tortfeasors may commit a single tort. When two or more tortfeasors commit a single tort, they are known as joint tortfeasors. Certain conduct will result in the

    Jun 28,
  • People may suffer emotional distress that manifests itself as mental suffering, mental anguish, nervous shock, fright, horror, grief, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, anger, chagrin, disappointment, worry, and nausea. Historically, claims for damages for emotional distress caused by a defendant's negligence were usually denied. However, almost every state now recognizes the right to recover for negligent infliction of emotional distress. Conduct causing emotional distress A defendant may be liable for negligent infliction of emotional distress if he unintentionally causes emotional distress to a plaintiff when he should have realized that his conduct involved an unreasonable risk of causing the distress that might result in illness or bodily harm. The defendant's negligence must be the proximate cause of the plaintiff's distress, which means

    Jun 28,
  • State laws govern lawsuits regarding recreational boating accidents only if federal laws and the general maritime law do not apply. Federal laws and the general maritime law may apply to a lawsuit even if the lawsuit is filed in a state court. However, if a plaintiff waives the federal laws or the general maritime law, the lawsuit will be governed by state laws. State Laws Most states have enacted navigational statutes that govern the use and operation of recreational boats. Most states have also enacted statutes that govern the safety equipment that is required on recreational boats. Those state laws generally incorporate the federal Inland Navigational Rules or the "rules of the road." The federal boating rules prescribe standards of

    Jun 28,

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