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Injured in Another Country: Glass Door Harms Canadian Man in Louisiana

A man from Ontario, Canada recently filed a lawsuit in New Orleans alleging negligence at a hotel he was staying in. On October 16, 2016, the plaintiff was injured due to a sliding glass door falling off its hinges. He has accused the hotel and its managing companies of failing to ensure that the hotel room was safe as well as failure to warn of the dangerous condition posed by the broken sliding glass door. This kind of case would typically fall under the umbrella of premises liability – but what do you do if you are not a United States citizen and you are injured while visiting? Injured While Visiting the United States Even if you are not a United States citizen, you still have rights if you are injured while visiting. Even if you are an undocumented resident, you still have the right to file a personal injury…
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Distracted Driving is Dangerous – This Clip Shows Why

This funny clip shows a series of mistakes caused by smartphones. It can wait, people!          

How Many People Have Died Because of Takata Air Bags?

Takata Corp.’s problems continue to escalate. Takata is the company responsible for the largest product recall in United States history, namely millions of defective air bag inflators. The problem with the air bag inflators in question is that, due to defects, they can explode in the event of a crash. If this happens, occupants of the vehicle can be sprayed with metal shrapnel, causing serious injury or wrongful death. The problem is most apparent in mild, humid parts of the world, but it can happen to anyone who has one of these deadly air bag inflators. It seems every day there’s a new story related to the recall. On July 11, Takata added another 2.7 million air bag inflators to the recall. To date, over 100 million defective air bag inflators have been part of this recall. Takata Air Bags Kill Another Person An individual that died in June 2016…
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