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VIDEO – Slip and Fall Injuries

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Who’s at fault when someone slips and falls and injures themselves? Well, it all turns on a concept of negligence which basically comes down to the question of what a reasonable person would have done in the same situation. Even when is truly an accident, if there was some dangerous condition on the property that the owner knew, or should have known about, and failed to act responsibly, then the property owner may be at fault for it. On the other hand, if someone simply wasn’t looking where they were going, or was just careless, then it might be their own fault that they fell. Often the assistance of an attorney is needed to interview the witnesses, investigate the scene, and research how courts have ruled in similar situations in the past to help figure out who’s legally responsible. To get started though, try to look at the situation as if you were an outsider watching a movie of it happening. Noticing as many details as possible could help prove your case, no matter what side you’re on if there is a lawsuit

VIDEO – Dog Bites

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They say a dog is man’s best friend. That is until the dog bites someone. Not only is a dog bite a serious injury that can result in skin damage, bone injury, scars and serious infections, a dog bite generally means a lawsuit against the owner for those damages. State laws vary regarding liability for dog bites, and some state laws take into account whether the dog has ever bit in a person prior to this incident. If the dog has bitten before, then the “one bite states” may find the owners strictly liable for all subsequent bites on the theory that the owner should have known about the dogs propensity for biting. Other states may hold that the owner is liable on simple negligence or premises liability theories, regardless of whether the dog has previously bitten anyone. If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, or if your dog has bitten someone else, then you should contact an attorney immediately to discuss your case. The sooner the better in these cases. As the injuries and circumstances should be well documented as soon as possible after the incident.

VIDEO – Product Liability

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There are countless medications available today that help thousands, even millions of people lead more satisfying and pain free lives. But when those drugs cause negative side effects, they are often at the center of product liability lawsuits. Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to test the products for safety and warn the public of potentially harmful side effects they know about. Because it can be very complex to prove whether a drug was dangerous, product liability cases often require expert testimony and can take years to prove. Unfortunately, only after people suffer harm from these drugs do we become aware of some of the dangers. If you’ve suffered side effects from a prescription medication or medical device talk to your doctor and contact an attorney to discuss whether you have a dangerous product claim and your injuries qualify for compensation.

VIDEO – If You’ve Been Injured – You Need A Lawyer

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If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence, you know how aggravating and stressful it can be to deal with the situation alone. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can make a huge difference and can help you get the compensation you deserve. The experienced attorneys of Curd, Galindo & Smith, L.L.P. have helped clients like you in the Southern California area for over 50 years with personal injury claims and pride themselves in offering skilled and efficient service. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

VIDEO – How to Meet With Your Personal Injury Attorney

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Your initial consultation with a personal injury attorney can be exhausting. You can help the process by answering the following questions before you meet with your attorney. First, what type of accident occurred? What is the extent of your injuries? Have you seen a doctor? If so, bring along a copy of your medical files and bills. Have you already filed any claims? Have you filed a police report? Were there any witnesses to the injuries? If so, do you have their contact information? Do you have insurance that covers you for the types of injuries you sustained? You may not yet know, but are you aware of whether any other involved parties have insurance that covers this type of accident? Answering these questions may result in embarrassing admissions, but don’t worry, anything you tell your attorney is confidential, so make sure you disclose all matters even remotely related to your case.