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Can I File a Lawsuit Over Emotional Distress?

Depending on your circumstances, you can file a lawsuit for your emotional distress. To be clear, this does not include a relationship gone wrong or an unhappy childhood. Legally speaking, emotional distress happens when someone, through either negligence or direct intent, wrongs you. The result of that wrong is severe trauma or distress, affecting every aspect of your life. Typically,…

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Why Is a Business Liable in a Slip-and-Fall Case?

When we imagine suing a business for an injury, a slip-and-fall often comes to mind. These are the lawsuits that are often mocked in the media. Many people consider such lawsuits frivolous, and they can seem that way. People assume that slipping makes someone clumsy, and therefore, the injuries are their fault. This, however, is a false conclusion. When a…

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How Do Lawyers Investigate Personal Injury Cases?

Proving fault in a personal injury case is often about showing a defendant’s negligence. Sometimes that negligence is direct, and the facts are obvious. For example, imagine a driver who was clearly speeding through multiple stop signs and hit another driver who was obeying traffic laws. A case like this requires little investigation. This is what you might call an…

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Are Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits Frivolous?

In the U.S., it is technically legal to file a lawsuit for any reason, but a lawsuit does not automatically go forward just because it was filed. Often, judges will “throw out” a case that they believe has no merit. Sometimes, however, lawsuits that seem unjustified make their way to court. People often refer to these suits as “frivolous.” What…

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New York’s “Scaffolding Law” Protects Construction Workers

As a major metropolitan state, New York has several laws specifically designed to protect construction workers. One such protection is its “scaffolding law,” also known as New York Labor Law 240. This law is designed specifically for workers who deal with scaffolding, a dangerous job at the best of times. What Is This Law? There is a long history of…

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