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How Do “Stand Your Ground” Laws Affect Personal Injury Claims?

You may not realize it but there are a number of states that have enacted “stand your ground” laws when it comes to self-defense from injury. Missouri is one of those states. Other states provide some form of civil immunity under specific self-defense situations, including Arkansas. So, what effect might these laws have on a [ ] The post How Do “Stand Your Ground” Laws Affect Personal Injury Claims? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.


Ask Your Bicycle Accident Lawyer about Helmet Laws in Your State

Just like cars and other modes of transportation, bicycle safety should be a concern for everyone.  The more safety precautions you take, the less likely you will be injured in an accident.  When it comes to bicycles, wearing a helmet is an important safety precaution.  However, the laws regarding the use of bicycle helmets are [ ] The post Ask Your Bicycle Accident Lawyer about Helmet Laws in Your State appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.

I Was Bitten by a Dog – Who Should I Sue?

There are state laws that determine who is liable if you are bitten by a dog.  That liability is typically based on who was responsible for supervising the dog and whether or not that individual knew of any propensity the dog may have had to bite or otherwise be aggressive.  While it is most common that the owner of the dog will be held responsible for any resulting dog bite injuries, there may be situations where liability may point to someone else. Determining who should be held liable The facts of each case are always different. So, depending on the particular facts surrounding your dog bite injury, there may be more than one person who can be held liable.  The first step, however, is determining the theory of liability that is followed in your state.  Some states impose “strict liability,” which means the only proof you need is that the dog cause your injury.  If “strict liability” is not followed in your state, then you may need to establish that the dog’s owner kn

Knowing the Hit and Run Laws in Your State

There are more serious legal consequences, for the at-fault driver, following a hit and run accident.  The term refers to an accident where the guilty driver leaves the sign of the accident, after causing injuries and damage.  Not only are their civil consequences, but there are also possible criminal consequences, as a result of fleeing the scene.  Knowing the hit and run laws in your state will make it easier to understand how to pursue your claims, if you are a victim, or the consequences you may face, if you are found to be at fault. The basic duties of an automobile driver Not only are there duties for drivers when traveling on the roadway, there are also certain duties when a driver is involved in an automobile accident.  If the accident resulted in an injury, the uninjured driver is normally required to, at the very least, call 911 to report the accident.  It is also necessary for the parties involved in the accident to exchange contact and auto insurance information.  Ob