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Slip and Falls And The Science Of Friction

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Let’s say that you fall in someone’s store or on someone’s property. You may not think there’s a lot of science involved. Sure, there are legal and factual issues that need to be resolved to see if the other side is liable, but a scientific expert is hardly the kind of expert you’d think… Read More »

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Have You Ever Read What’s Actually In That Cruise Ticket?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

As things get back to normal after COVID, one industry that is experiencing a rebirth is the cruise industry. People are starting to have a great time buying that ticket and going cruising. But have you looked at that cruise ticket? Because that’s actually much more than a ticket: it’s a contract, and one… Read More »

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Lacerations Are Serious Injuries

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Compared to other types of injuries, it’s easy to think of cuts or lacerations as relatively minor. But laceration injuries can be very serious and even debilitating. How Lacerations Happen Lacerations often happen in accidents; they may be the only injury suffered, or they may accompany other types of injuries. Certainly, lacerations happen when… Read More »

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Safety And Injuries In Large Crowd Events

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

We tend to love events that attract a lot of people. From carnivals, to concerns to sporting events to fairs and festivals–large crowds are often synonymous with a good time. But with large crowds comes another risk: The risk of the crowd getting out of control, and suffering an injury because of rowdiness, or… Read More »

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What Is Your Injury Case Worth And How Will The Defendant Evaluate It?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

One of the most common questions that injured victims have when they are injured, is how much their injury or their case is “worth.” Of course, what they really mean is what kind, amount or level of compensation they can receive if and when they opt to sue the Defendant. As you may have… Read More »

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How Comparative Negligence Can Affect Your Injury Case

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

When you are injured, and you sue for your injuries, you expect that the court and the jury will look at the Defendant, and determine whether or not the Defendant was negligent or careless to an extent that caused your injury. What you may not expect or anticipate, is the Defendant turning around and… Read More »

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What Questions Should You Ask When Speaking To A Personal Injury?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

If you are injured in an accident you may be ready to hire a personal injury attorney. That’s a very smart move and you’re on the right track to helping yourself get over this very difficult time. But the next question may cause you to ask some questions.: What attorney should you choose, and… Read More »

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What Is Strict Liability?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

You probably know that when someone is negligent, that you can sue for injuries caused by that negligence. But negligence is not the only way to recover damages, and sometimes you can recover compensation for your injuries, without having to prove anybody was negligent at all. That’s possible because of the legal doctrine called… Read More »

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Simple Things You Can Do To Help Your Own Case

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

When you go see a personal injury attorney, it is to get help with compensation for your injuries, and to get justice. Your attorney is the legal professional, so it may not seem like there’s much you can do to help your own case. But in fact, there are things that you can do,… Read More »

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Is Your Case Malpractice, Or Just Normal Negligence? It Makes A Big Difference

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

Let’s say that you are in a hospital, getting ready to take an MRI scan. The nurse tells you to get onto the bed, where you will be scanned. You hop up onto the bed, but as you are doing so, you don’t see a large, sharp, metal piece that is sticking out from… Read More »

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