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Hello, I'm Karla Mitchell. Going through a legal case can be very expensive and challenging. I won't go into details, but I recently underwent my own legal battle that lasted several years. It is finally over and I successfully received a settlement, but I had to spend so much time studying law in order to play my role in my own court case. While I found a great attorney at one point, I felt completely lost initially and I don't want anyone else to experience the same thing. So I decided to create this blog for those who would like to know more about law.


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Three Situations That May Require Consulting A Personal Injury Attorney

by Andrew Martin

Calling an attorney usually means you're in trouble of some kind. Sometimes it's not always your fault and you need to have sound advice on how to handle certain situations. This is often the case if you get injured and someone or something else is the reason for your injury. If you find yourself in any of these three situations, you may end up needing to consult a personal injury attorney.

1. You Fall And Get Hurt At A Place Of Business

If you fall and hurt yourself at someone's place of business, and it's not merely because you were being clumsy, you should contact a personal injury attorney. If you feel the place of business you were in failed to do their part to keep you safe and cause you to fall and hurt yourself, you may be able to file a negligence claim against them. Some examples of a business owner not taking responsibility for the safety of their customers include:

  • Not putting out the appropriate warnings that their floors were wet
  • Not clearing all the ice off their sidewalk
  • Not taking care of cracked pavement in their sidewalk or entrance

2. You Get Attacked By Your Neighbor's Dog

It is the responsibility of dog owners in the city to adhere to certain ordinances so that the animal is not a nuisance or it does not pose a threat to residents. While each state has its own laws when it comes to having a dog, many of them prohibit a dog from running at large. Many states also have leash laws that require a dog's owner to have them on a leash when going off of their property.

If you are in your yard minding your own business when your neighbor's unrestrained dog hurts you, and the owner is not taking responsibility, you should contact a personal injury attorney.

3. You Get Injured While On An Amusement Park Ride

In 2014, just over 1,100 people were injured on amusement park rides. Some of the most common injuries associated with amusement park rides include:

  • Back, neck, and head injuries sustained on bumper car rides
  • Lacerations and torn ligaments due to a ride that abruptly stops
  • Brain aneurysms from rides that are too fast

If you are injured on a carnival ride and it was due to mechanical failure or improper installation, it's always wise to discuss your options over with an attorney.