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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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Who Is Liable For Gun Violence?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

When people are injured by guns, it may not seem like there is anybody to sue; there may be someone criminally liable, but as far as a business or person being careless, or suing the manufacturer of the gun, it may feel like there aren’t many avenues to recover damages for your injuries. But… Read More »

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What Is Qualified Immunity?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

When police cause people injury, or there are incidents of police brutality, there are often calls to sue the police departments or cities, and hold them responsible for the excess force that the officers may have used. But in every case, there is a term that tends to come up that has become quite… Read More »

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Golf Carts Can Be Dangerous If Misused

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

More and more, on country roads and urban streets, there seems to be a newer mode of transportation: the golf cart. Certainly, the golf craft isn’t new, having of course been used on golf courses for years and years. But they have recently become functional, getting people to stores and nearby shopping, as well… Read More »

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What Is A Herniated Disc? Is It Serious?

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

When people are in accidents, they often complain of or are diagnosed with herniated or slipped discs. A herniated disc has almost become a “catch all” phrase for every type of back injury, but a herniated or ruptured disc is actually a very specific—and often, painful and serious—type of injury. The Anatomy of the… Read More »

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Preparing To Be The Best Witness Possible At Your Deposition

By Joseph R. Linnehan, Jr. |

If your personal injury case is filed in court, there is a chance that at some point the other side will want to take your deposition. This may frighten you, but rest assured, the fear is only because you may be unfamiliar with the process—actually having your deposition taken is a relatively easy and… Read More »

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