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Assault and battery are considered intentional torts in personal injury law. This means that they are intentionally inflicted on an individual by another person. In a typical assault and battery case, the offender is sued by the victim to get compensation for injuries and damages that stem from the incident. Legal requirements differ by state but a personal injury complaint for assault can arise even when there is no actual touching or contact that occurred.
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Most individuals think that air travel is the safest form of transportation. Flying may be safe but aviation accidents can also occur and can be catastrophic in terms of fatalities and injuries. The causes of aviation accidents significantly vary depending on the problems or circumstances that may arise before, during or after the flight process.
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Whether it be a dog, a cat, a monkey, a snake, a camel or a horse, being attacked by an animal is definitely traumatic experience. Animal attacks can be prevented if the owners or caretakers exercise proper caution and care which will prevent the occurrence of such ill-fated events.

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It is very easy to be careless in your everyday life. Unfortunately, sometimes that carelessness can cause someone else to get hurt or injured. In a personal injury court case, that carelessness is called negligence.

Negligence comes in two different forms: an action or an in-action. An action is when someone physically does something that causes injury to another. For example, if a construction worker throws a brick off a building and it hits someone below, this is a negligent action.

Joint Liability

12 Aug 2010
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One of the key elements in any civil case is determining who is liable and to what degree they are responsible for the plaintiff's injuries. Most of the time it is easy to arbitrate who is liable as, more often than not, only a single person or entity is responsible for the harm caused.

However, there are times when more than one individual or institution is shown to be liable and this is where joint liability comes in. In essence, joint liability is when two or more individuals or institutions are considered to be responsible for any injury caused to the plaintiff.

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It is quite hard to figure out whether an injury/sickness suffered is related to exposure to toxic substances or chemical exposure.

In the United States, the term “toxic tort” is used to depict an increasing area of the law that covers issues as diverse as lead poisoning, tobacco, asbestos, contaminated groundwater exposure, toxic mold, medical devices and prescription medication. While federal and state governments move forward for tort reform to limit toxic tort litigations from flaring up in the court systems, toxic tort cases keep on expanding into new areas.

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A traumatic brain injury or "acquired brain injury" or "head injury" happens when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury can include headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, tired eyes or blurred vision, fatigue, and ringing in the ears. Sometimes victims also experience a change in sleep patterns and their moods. They also have trouble with memory, attention, concentration, or thinking.

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Everybody makes mistakes; after all, to err is human. However, your ability to walk, eat, earn a living, etc. could be taken away if a medical professional makes mistakes and do not provide the proper standard of care necessary to their patients. Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is a way to then hold hospitals, pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and other staff accountable for their negligence and help you recover damages when seriously injured while under their care.

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A birth injury is a disturbance or trauma to the baby, which can happen before, during or after delivery. Such disturbances can cause severe and permanent damage to the brain of the baby resulting in different levels of motor, speech and cognitive deficits. Expectant parents are at times unaware of the risks of birth injuries. Several birth injuries are physically apparent while some can only be detected shortly after birth or until the child is almost one year of age.
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The intentional personal injury law, specifically called as the intentional tort law, applies when someone willfully causes personal injury to another person. This is within the domain of criminal acts and it can also land in severe punitive measures being imposed on the guilty party. People who become the victims of intentional personal injury are entitled to both monetary compensations and justice served in the form of punitive sentences being slapped on the party that is at fault.

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