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Waterpark Liability

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Waterpark Liability

Summer is upon us, and popular area waterparks are open for business. Many families enjoy floating down the lazy river, experiencing the thrilling rides, and soaking up the sun. But every summer people are seriously injured in waterparks. We trust waterpark owners to keep their premises reasonably safe, but that is not always the case. Earlier this year, authorities charged a Kansas water parker owner in connection with the death of a 10-year old boy who died while using a water slide. Most owners won’t be held criminally liable for injuries at their waterparks, but they can be held civilly responsible (more…)

Can the City be Liable for a Bus Accident?

Can the City be LiableEvery day thousands of buses travel through the streets of New York City transporting millions of passengers. Buses owned by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) account for 80% of the buses on the road. Due to their massive size, bus accidents can cause devastating injuries to passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. If a bus owned by the City is the source of your injury, can the City be held liable? (more…)

Why is Maternal Mortality So High in the United States?

Why is the Maternal Mortality Rate so HighThere is an assumption that death from childbirth is something that doesn’t happen in the United States. However, with an estimated 26 deaths per 100,000 live births, the United States leads industrialized countries with the highest maternal mortality rate. The U.S. has more than 3.5 times as many maternal deaths as in Canada and most Western European countries. Every year in the U.S., 700-900 women die from pregnancy or childbirth related causes, and some 65,000 nearly die. But what is causing such a high maternal mortality rate? It turns out there are multiple factors that may be contributing to the high numbers. (more…)

Choosing the Right Nursing Home

Choosing the Right Nursing HomeDeciding that your loved one is no longer able to live on their own, whether it’s a grandparent, parent, or a spouse, can be difficult. Trusting your loved one’s care to a stranger isn’t easy, so you want to make sure you choose a nursing home that is safe and meets his or her needs. Here are some tips to help you during this process: (more…)

Financial Resources for Families Coping With Birth Injuries

Financial ResourcesParenting a child can be financially draining even under typical circumstances. When you have a child with a birth injury, the financial effects can be devastating. The costs of therapies, doctor visits, assistive equipment, home modifications, and respite care can easily add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, there is help out there for families coping with birth injuries. (more…)

What to Do After a Car Accident

What to do After a Car AccidentBeing involved in a car accident can be a very stressful and emotional event. It’s important, however, that you remain calm and follow these steps to make the process after a car accident as painless as possible. (more…)

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