Monday, 20 April 2015

Department of Homeland Security: Cybersecurity priorities for 2015

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security hosted a discussion Feb. 20 on cybersecurity and the law at a breakfast meeting, held at the University Club in Washington, D.C... read more

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Car Accidents: Proving Fault

As with other types of accidents, figuring out who is at fault in a traffic accident is a matter of deciding who was careless -- or "negligent," in legalese... read more

How to Deal With a Burn Injury

Burns are some of the most common household injuries, especially when there are young children in the mix. A burn is generally characterized by some degree of skin damage in which most of the affected cells will die. Depending on the extent of the injury, many individuals can recover without emergency medical care or serious consequences to their health.

First-Degree Burns

The first-degree burn causes minimal damage to the skin’s surface. They are commonly deemed superficial. The signs this level of injury are redness, mild swelling, minor pain and peeling as the wound heals. Only the top layer is affected so the healing process tends to be reasonably quick. Typically, homecare in the form of acetaminophen, aloe and antibiotic ointment is all that’s needed to treat these injuries.

Second-Degree Burns

The second-degree burn causes injury beyond the first layer of skin. There are usually blisters accompanied by swelling and extended soreness. Because these types of wounds are delicate, bandages are used to prevent infection and protect the sensitive area. Most second-degree burns can be treated with homecare just like their first-degree counterparts. However, some are serious enough to warrant medical attention or even skin grafting.

Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns are the worst type because they cause the most extensive damage. All layers of skin are affected and even the underlying tissue may experience harm. Visually, the wound may look highly swollen, charred and/or severely blistered. Medical professionals should handle these kinds of injuries immediately.

For more information on a personal injury attorney in Escondido, please visit this website.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Car Accidents and Negligence: When You Are Liable for Another Person's Driving

In most car accident cases, the key issue is determining which driver is at fault for the accident. Usually, if one driver is negligent -- that is, did not use reasonable care or caution while driving -- he or she will be at fault... read more

Monday, 23 March 2015

What Should You Do if You Are Bitten by a Dog?

Dogs are man’s best friend, but every once in a while, something causes a dog to bite a person. Whatever the cause for the dog biting you, you need to know what to do need to prevent further harm. Here is a list of things to do if you are bitten by a dog.

Don’t Panic

It’s a scary situation, but make sure to keep your cool. You will need to have your wits about you.

Make Sure You Aren’t in Future Danger

Get away from the dog or subdue it somehow. Make sure the dog will not bite you further. Sometimes you may think the dog is not a threat to you and it returns to bite you again.

Identify the Dog and Owner, if Possible

You will need to be able to provide the owners information if you are to press charges against the owner. Sometimes the owner may not be present. In this case it is important to get a good description of the dog so you might be able to find it again.

Tend to Your Wounds

Depending on the severity of your wounds, you will need to bandage the wounds and possibly go to the hospital. You do not want the wound to get infected, so in addition to applying pressure, you need to make sure to disinfect the wound.

If you follow these steps, you will be able to take care of any problems you may run into in the future because of this dog bite. The fortunate thing is that dog bites can heal, and you will be better overall if you take these steps.

For more information on a dog bite attorney in Jacksonville, visit this website.

What is an Intentional Tort?

Many civil lawsuits involve torts. A tort is an act that is committed by one party and ends up causing harm to another. That harm can be in the form of a physical injury, damage to property, or even damage to reputation or diminution in the value of something... read more

Construction Site Calamity

Here you can observe the side of a big rig that doesn’t usually see the light of day. Accidents like this happen for many reasons, including driver error and collisions. Professional representation will make sure you’re covered from any angle