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Finding out you’re disabled because of some medical issue or freak accident is a scary thing. What’s even scarier is finding out it could have been avoided if your doctor would have treated you differently. Read More
On Sunday, a 10-yr-old boy died while on the Verrückt water slide at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, KS. How we, and the law, can help.
By: Darrell Castle Misdiagnosis is not only a form of medical malpractice, but it’s one of the more common ones. Doctors are professionals and have spent many years in school learning the human body and how to treat it. However, doctors are also human and can make mistakes just as a professional in any other…
Who is responsible for an electrocution injury at work? If you’re injured on the job, typically you can get workers’ comp to help cover your medical expenses. This is true even if the injury was just an accident. Many electrocution injuries are exactly that. Read More
By: Darrell Castle Ford is introducing Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing, a program that will help ensure vehicle owners are able to afford their monthly payments. Read More
Memphis ranked as the second most violent city in the country in 2011, with 1,006 violent crimes committed per 100,000 residents. Indeed, it can be hard to read or watch the news in Memphis because of the violence we hear about from start to finish. We celebrate when a heartwarming story finally makes the headlines,…
A lot of people assume all slip and fall lawsuits are bogus, and as a Memphis slip and fall lawyer I understand their concern, but the cases are often more serious than you realize.
Businesses have a duty to the public and their customers to maintain safe premises at all times. When they fall short of this duty, it can lead to serious injury! This disregard for potentially hazardous conditions is called negligence, and negligence can be a very dangerous thing. If you've slipped and fallen at a place of business or private property, should you call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer ? Well, like so many other things in life, that depends! We're here to help you know if you should call. Should you call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer? For any case to be viable, it needs to satisfy certain elements. All this means is that certain things have to happen for you to be eligible to recover compensation for your injury. If each of these things has happened to you, it's definitely time to call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer ! 1. You fell This might seem obvious, but for you to have a slip and fall case, you must have fallen! Pretty self-explanatory, right? However, did you know that even private property can qualify in a slip and fall case? If you are invited to enter private property, the property owner has a duty to protect guests from reasonable, foreseeable injury. If you have slipped, fallen, and injured yourself–no matter where–you might need to call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer. 2. You were injured Simply slipping and falling isn't enough to recover compensation; you must have suffered an injury. As with car wrecks, you must go to the doctor if you're injured. A medical diagnosis is needed to support your case and serve as evidence of your injury. Without it, your chance of recovering any compensation is very low. 3. Someone else must be at fault If you drop a grape in line at the grocery store and then slip and fall on it, breaking your hip, are you entitled to compensation? Nope. To recover compensation in a slip and fall case, there must be negligence at play. In other words, it must have been someone else's fault–namely, the business or individual you're making a claim against! Examples of this sort of negligence might include: a leaking roof that led to a puddle on a slick floor, a hole on the grounds over which grass had grown, or even five grapes left on the floor in a grocery store for a couple hours! Have you injured yourself at a business? We can help! 4. The business or individual had reasonable time to notice and fix the situation Again with the grape example, if grapes are dropped on the floor by the family in line in front of you, and you immediately fall and injure yourself, is the business at fault? The answer is…likely not. The grocery store most likely did not have a reasonable amount of time to notice the spill and clean it up. Of course, the question of what is "reasonable" is a tricky one, so it's always best to call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer if there is any uncertainty. If you slip and fall on a property, and you believe that the business or property owners are at fault, speak with the business or property owner before you leave. They're entitled to know what happened, and this statement will help your case in the long run. However, don't give a recorded statement without an attorney present! 5. You know why you fell It's not enough to say you don't know why you fell. To prove your slip and fall case, you need to know what caused the slip. You skidded on smushed grapes; you slipped on a puddle from the leaky roof; you fell into the hole over which grass had grown. Without knowing smushed grapes; you slipped on a puddle from the leaky roof; you fell into the hole over which grass had grown. Without knowing why , it will be impossible to prove your slip and fall case. If you have slipped, fallen, and injured yourself, don't worry about proving each of these elements before calling a Memphis slip and fall lawyer. Call now, and we'll handle the legal details for you!
Parents should teach their kids how to behave around dogs By: Darrell Castle An estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur every year in the United States, 800,000 of which require medical care! The insurance industry pays over $1 billion in dog bite claims annually. Read More