Punitive Damages Defined

Punitive Damages Defined
​In personal injury cases, you can be awarded several types of damages, and understanding them can be a little difficult.Economic damages are losses you might have suffered as a result of a personal injury accident, and they are monetary in nature. For example, in a car accident, you may need money to replace your damaged vehicle.Non-economic damag...
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Types of Defective Product Cases

Types of Defective Product Cases
Product liability law deals with injuries caused by defective products. Product liability lawsuits can fall under a number of different categories, including negligence cases, strict liability cases, and breach of warranty cases.Here is a brief look at the different lawsuit categories that involve product liability: Negligence CasesIn a negligence case, you are obligated to show that the designer, manufacturer, or seller of a defective product should have known that the product could cause injury, and that one or more of these parties failed to take reasonable steps to prevent such injuries.This requires proving that the manufacturers or vendors of a faulty product knew that it was faulty or should have known.  Strict Liability CasesStrict liability cases involve the manufacture and sale of dangerous products. While a strict liability case doesn’t require the injured plaintiff to prove negligence, it does require that there be a design or manufacturing defect that renders the product...
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How US Car Accident Death Rates Compare to Other Nations

How US Car Accident Death Rates Compare to Other Nations
Although car accidents aren't the leading cause of death in the United States, they are a significant factor. But how do we stack up against other countries?Fortunately, car accident fatalities make up tiny a fraction of a percentage of deaths they cause. The worldwide average is roughly 18 out of 100,000 people per year, or 0.00018 percent. The nu...
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Man Gets Thirty Years for Fatal Crash

Man Gets Thirty Years for Fatal Crash
​Traffic accidents are often tragic, especially when they result in someone's death. When someone dies, it's important that the right person be held accountable. Darrel Earl Daise, age thirty-three, of the Florida Panhandle, was sentenced on April 4, 2017, for his role in a fatal crash that killed one and seriously injured another.Extreme Speeding ...
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