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July 2017 Archives

What is my case if I have slipped and fallen?

When an incident has happened at a private property that is not your own, and you have slipped, tripped and fallen, there may be a premises liability case. It is a property owner's responsibility to ensure that the place is safe for guests, and therefore they are liable if their property is not safe.

What should I do if I’ve been bitten by a dog?

It's very common in America that people are bitten by dogs -- often by those of strangers when out in public. This can be a traumatic and dangerous experience for the victim, and therefore there may be legal rights to recover damages. This blog summarizes the circumstances in which the responsible party might be liable, and what damages the victim may be able to claim.

Legal implications of refusing a blood, breath or urine sample

A breathalyzer test is often used by the Police and Highway Patrol to have a reliable indication of the amount of alcohol in a person's blood. This is generally done when there is reasonable cause to suggest that a person, most commonly a driver involved in an accident or an incident, is intoxicated above the legal blood alcohol limit.Since a person that has been asked to take a breathalyzer test is already under suspicion of being intoxicated beyond the legal driving limit, refusing to take a test therefore has serious consequences because it is seen as an effort to not disclose evidence for a potential crime.Initial refusal