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When it comes to animal bites, you’re much more likely to suffer from a dangerous infection after being bitten by a cat than by a dog. According to the results of a new study released recently by Mayo Clinic researchers, cat bites, even though they are much less common than dog bites, are much more likely to end in dangerous infections that can have serious consequences.
According to the study, patients who suffer cat bites often have to be hospitalized due to their injuries. The results of the study were published recently in the Journal of Hand Surgery, and indicate that at least two-thirds of persons who suffer a cat bite require surgery to remove all traces of infection from their wounds. The study focused on 193 patients who had suffered a cat bite wound.
Unlike dog bites,
On Sunday, February 9, Southern California woke up to news of a particularly horrific drunk driving accident that had taken place before dawn on the 60 freeway in Diamond Bar, a suburb in eastern Los Angeles County. According to the LA Times, the three-car accident was caused by 21-year-old Olivia Carolee Culbreath of Fontana, who was driving her Chevrolet Camaro the wrong way at a high rate of speed. At 4:40 AM, Culbreath hit a Ford Explorer, which was then hit by a Ford Freestyle. As a result of the accident, six people lost their lives.
The occupants of the Explorer accounted for four of the fatalities; to add to the tragedy, all were members of the same family. The other two fatalities were occupants of the Camaro – one was Culbreath’s sister, the other a friend. According to the
Being stranded without electricity, running water, and working restrooms in the middle of the ocean or vomiting throughout your weeklong dream holiday does not constitute a perfect cruise vacation. Unfortunately, more and more Americans are beginning to worry that when they sign on for a cruise holiday on the seas, they are going to face situations that are far from pleasant.
News reports of food poisoning, drowning’s, and other accidents on cruise vessels are becoming increasingly common. A number of cruise vessels have recently been stricken by norovirus and other food poisoning outbreaks on board. In some of the worst of these cases, hundreds of people were. Some of these experiences have left passengers with nightmares even after they safely reached shore.
1. Carnival Triumph “Poop Cruise” Passengers on the February 2013 voyage of the Carnival Triumph were expecting a
Lawyers love to pat themselves on the back, congratulate each other for a job well done, and hand out as many awards to each other as possible. The reason for this is pretty obvious: as attorneys, our reputation is a major part of the business. The better reputation an attorney has, the more clients he or she will have. The attorney will also get to litigate more important cases and charge more for his or her time.
When you are injured due to the actions of someone else and would like to file a claim, it is up to you to do your homework and find a good lawyer. Not all awards mean something, but there are many that do have meaning. You should look for someone who you believe will vigorously represent you in court, matches your personality type,
A frivolous lawsuit is a claim, suit, motion, or appeal that lacks a legal basis or a basis on the merits. Many times, frivolous lawsuits are used by attorneys to delay an outcome, harass or embarrass the opposing party. Typically, courts find that a claim or defense is frivolous when it conflicts with a judicially noticeable fact or is logically impossible.
The Supreme Court has weighed in on defining a frivolous lawsuit as well. In Denton v. Hernandez, the Court said that a frivolous claim is one that is meritless or irrational. The Court warned, however, that judges should be conservative when punishing lawyers for frivolous claims, as it may have a chilling effect on creative lawyering and new ways to solve legal issues. The Court held that some allegations may be “strange but true,” and hence, dismissals
Did you know that the word “slogan” has its origins in a similar sounding Scottish term for “battle cry”? Although law firm slogans and catchphrases may not be as cool as a Scottish war cry, below are some of the best, and worst, law firm catch phrases we have come across. Generally speaking, catch phrases are supposed to set a firm apart from all of its competition. A catch phrase is not only supposed to define what the firm’s priorities are but also give a little taste of the culture of that firm to the client before stepping inside the office. As you will see, some of the firms below achieve this, while others clearly do not. Without further ado, the list:
The Good Jenner & Block: “When it’s a Matter of Importance”
Bad Rap was established in 1999 to help pit bulls and pit bull type dogs in the San Francisco Bay area. They have since become a nationally recognized shelter and educator on pit bulls. Bad Rap provides training classes for owners, consultations to animal welfare advocates, and – of course – offers a number of pets for adoption.
Bad Rap has both education-based programs and adoption-based programs. Their education-based programs include Pit Ed Classes and Pit Ed Camps. Pit Ed Classes are held every weekend, and teach owners how to better handle their dogs while maintain responsible ownership practices. The Pit Ed Camps, on the other hand, are held over a longer period and are specifically designed to assist animal care specialists gain a more in-depth understanding of Pit Bull issues. Bad Rap also offers Canine Good Citizen
A deposition is a procedure that happens before a trial where one party asks questions to the other party in order to obtain information. Although depositions are not typically carried out inside the courtroom, the courts still play a role.
Participants in a deposition may need to take an oath that they will state the truth before a judge, and if the deposition is compulsory, a judge can issue a subpoena, which mandates that a person participate in a deposition.
In a typical personal injury deposition, an attorney for one party will ask the person being deposed questions connected to the personal injury claim. The questions and answers are recorded, and a copy of the deposition can be presented as evidence in trial.
Types of Questions
Information obtained during a deposition can not only
Many studies show the high rate of accidents that kill motorcyclists across the United States. Despite all of this data, however, motorcycle accidents continue to occur at an alarmingly high rate. Even more frightening are the number of accidents that are caused by the negligence of other drivers.
For example, according to the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of all fatal motorcycle accidents were caused by a bike colliding with another vehicle. The report states that over 30% of these crashes were caused when another vehicle was turning left while the motorcycle was going straight. It is important to remember to always be on the lookout for motorcycles when driving in your car.
Here are five things drivers do to kill motorcyclists when on the road:
1) Many drivers do
Last year we published a graphic describing the most common ways that the attention of drivers is removed from their primary task; safe driving.
As we move into 2014, we want to urge drivers to pledge to quit becoming distracted while behind the wheel. We believe that if everyone would pledge to stop doing the following 5 things while driving, the roads would much safer for everyone. Pledge below and you’ll be entered to win a $25 gas card!
1. Using a Cell Phone
It’s a worn out topic by now, but the stories of people getting into car accidents as a result of using a cell phone continue to roll in. Cell phone use is among the most distracting behaviors for a driver to engage in, as it causes all 3 forms of distraction: Manual, Visual, and Cognitive.