The seventh amendment of the U.S. Constitution grants Americans the right to a trial by jury if they are seeking compensation in a civil matter. However, the Federal Arbitration Act has created the opportunity to settle disputes through other means instead.
To protect the ability of both plaintiffs and defendants, the 7th Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. This Amendment grants citizens that “the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”
Every year, nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs, half of these are children according the Center for Disease Control. One in five dog bites are serious enough to require medical attention. Unfortunately, many people are bitten by dogs they know – pets owned by family members and friends. In many cases, if a dog has bitten you, you have a legal right to recover damages from the dog owner or another responsible party. While this can put you in a tough situation as you may be apprehensive about suing someone you know, you need to cover your medical bills. What you might not know is that dog bite injury claims are normally filed against the dog owner’s renters or homeowners insurance company, not the dog owner individually.
Texas and New Mexico’s summer temperatures can soar above a scorching 100+ degrees outside, and it only takes a few minutes for a hot car to become deadly to a child stuck inside. In just 10 minutes a car’s internal temperature can increase by 20 degrees. Last year, 44 children died of heatstroke after being left inside a vehicle according to KidsandCars.org. It was one of the deadliest years on record.
Grilling might just be the official summer past time of Texas. Fire under hot dogs and burgers is welcome at a BBQ but fire anywhere else can make your family grill-out memorable for all the wrong reasons. And now that we are in peak grilling months, Liggett Law Group wants to remind you and your family to use safe grilling practices so no one gets hurt.
Yesterday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released an updated report on how auto-brake systems and forward collision warnings in cars and SUVs were increasing vehicle safety. According to the report, “auto manufacturers are making strides in adopting the most beneficial systems with automatic braking capabilities and are offering the features on a wider variety of models.”
Hurricane season begins June 1; and the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts 8-13 hurricanes, with a couple developing into major hurricanes. Riding out a hurricane on land can be scary, but offshore it can be catastrophic and deadly.