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Pool Safety and Healthy Swimming Tips

By David Goguen | Updated by Melanie Rauch, JD | Last updated on

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, and kids nationwide counting the days until summer vacation, it's a great time to make sure pools and spas are as safe as possible for kids. Parents and caregivers should also learn how to prevent Recreational Water Illness (RWI) outbreaks that can be caused by swimming in public pools, water parks, rivers, and lakes.  Pool Safety Hazards.

Can You Be Sued for Not Stopping to Help?

By Aditi Mukherji, JD | Updated by Melissa Bender, Esq. | Last updated on

When you come across a person in distress -- y'know, the person drowning, choking, bleeding or burning (in the literal and not Alicia Keyes kind of way) -- can you be sued for not stopping to help? In some situations, when you turn a blind eye to a person in danger, you may need to cope with pangs of guilt -- and lawsuits, too.

What You Need to Know About Hurricane Safety

By Deanne Katz, Esq. | Updated by Melanie Rauch, JD | Last updated on

Hurricane Sandy is ramping up in parts of the country and one of the threats she's bringing is a risk of injuries from sources that are otherwise safe. It's not just hurricanes that bring about added danger. Snow storms, tornados, and other natural disasters can leave you in a dangerous position. The biggest risk is that you won't know what to look out for.

Can Children Be Sued?

By Brett Snider, Esq. | Updated by Melissa Bender, Esq. | Last updated on

While it might not be a great motivator for children to behave, children can potentially be sued for their actions. But it's usually the parents who foot the bill. The law offers some protection to children who are sued, but for the most part, they can still held liable for their legal misdeeds. But aren't children too young to be sued? Actually, it depends.Is My Child Liable?

Legal How-To: Getting Medical Records for Your Case

By Brett Snider, Esq. | Updated by Melissa Bender, Esq. | Last updated on

Medical records may be the foundation of your injury claim or the linchpin of your defense. But getting medical records for your lawsuit can be difficult. The following steps will help you obtain those sensitive medical documents in order to win your case and get some peace of mind.1. Request Documents From the Medical Provider. Often in the case of a serious injury, the medical records are kept electronically by a hospital or surgical clinic.

Pet Sitting Unleashes Potential Liability

By Betty Wang, JD | Updated by Melissa Bender, Esq. | Last updated on

Pet sitting may sound like the "purr-fect" way to combine your love of animals with your need to make some scratch cash. But on the other paw, you may want to think about potential liability issues that can come back to bite you. For example, just because you're not the pet's owner doesn't necessarily mean that you aren't responsible if something goes wrong. And if you are the owner, pet sitting can still unleash some unwanted legal consequences.

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