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  • Who is Responsible if I was Injured at a Hotel Pool?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Aug-2017

    Hotel pools can be a luxurious getaway for guests, but even the most stunning hotel pools have some inherent risk. Spas or hot tubs can also pose a risk to pool-goers as well. Even if you are a careful swimmer, you may still be injured. Negligent hotels and staff can cause dangerous conditions for guests, and if you are injured, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Learn more about ...
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  • Who Is Responsible If My Child is Injured on Another Person's Property?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 4-Aug-2017

    Unlike adults, children do not always have the capability of evaluating a situation for potential dangers. For this reason, kids are typically not held accountable for the cause of their injuries, but are instead reliant on others to ensure an environment is made safe for them. All property owners, whether commercial or private, have some sort of responsibility to provide and maintaining a ...
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  • Swimming Accidents and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Apr-2017

    Warmer weather has many people heading for the nearest pool for some relief from the heat. But pools can be dangerous. Injuries can easily occur in or around the water, and accidents can be deadly. Protect your loved ones this summer and learn about common pool-related accidents and how they can be avoided. Common Swimming Pool Accidents A number of accidents can occur around pools. The injuries ...
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  • The Consequences of Saying "Sorry" After an Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Mar-2017

    For many people, it is a natural reaction to apologize after any type of incident involving contact between two people. While it may be a nice gesture when you accidentally bump into someone on the street or step on someone’s foot, it is not the most appropriate thing to do following a car accident. In fact, apologizing after a crash can potentially harm your case and your ability to recover ...
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  • Can Victims of Assault Sue for Personal Injury?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Feb-2017

    The majority of personal injury lawsuits are over things like car accidents and slip and fall accidents. There are some instances, however, in which a person can sue when an injury was intentional rather than accidental. Thus, injured victims of battery can file a compensation-seeking civil lawsuit. But what about victims of assault, which involves intentional threats of harm but does not ...
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