Landlords must ensure the homes they rent are habitable, and that includes taking care of environmental issues that can have a harmful impact on the occupants' health. One issue that has gained prominence over the years is mold, with some tenants winning millions of dollars in personal injury awards due to landlords failing to take care of mold when notified about the problem. If mold has developed in your rental, here's what you need to know about holding your landlord liable for the injuries you sustain as a result.
While there are often news headlines touting multi-million dollar personal injury jury verdicts—sometimes even making the national news circuit if the injury was highly sympathetic or the verdict controversial—the reality of personal injury law is that the vast majority of claims quietly settle prior to trial. Negotiating a settlement prior to trial can provide a number of advantages to both parties by saving time and expense, by avoiding the uncertainty that comes when leaving a verdict in the hands of a judge or jury, and by reducing the emotional upheaval created by a stressful trial.
If you were involved in a car accident that wasn't your fault, it is important to know the driver of the other vehicle may not have been the only one negligent. In fact, there may be legally negligent individuals who weren't even present during the accident; regardless of their location, these individuals may still owe you compensation for losses suffered. This type of legal negligence is known as negligent entrustment, and according to civil law, negligent entrustment places these individuals in the same liability position as the negligent driver of a vehicle.
While the flying cartoon cars depicted in the Jetsons never quite materialized with the advances in technology over the last several decades, automation continues to rule the highways -- with more and more vehicles developing "autopilot" modes that allow the car to brake, shift, accelerate, and even change lanes with no action by the driver. However, while these autopilot features can nearly remove human error from the equation, they're not foolproof themselves, as several recent accidents have indicated.
Are you packing up your belongings and getting ready to move to a new state? If so, traffic tickets are likely the last thing on your mind right now. However, if you aren't careful during and after your move, you could put yourself at risk of getting pulled over for a traffic violation. Read on for 3 violations to be wary of during your relocation to a new state.
Obstruction Of License Plate