Personal Injury Newsletters
In accordance with general tort principles, a person who injures a child through his or her tortious conduct is liable to the child for the child's damages. A parent who is entitled to the child's services or who has a legal duty to provide medical treatment for the child is also entitled to damages from the person for the person's tortious conduct towards the child.
Federal law does not require air carriers to provide medical assistance to passengers.
A lawsuit for defamation has the following basic elements: (1) making a false statement (2) about a person (3) to others, and (4) actual damages (if the harm to the person is not apparent). There is a fifth element when the person is a public official or public figure. The person who made the statement has to have made it with a known or reckless disregard of the truth. This article discusses a matter related to the fifth element, the prohibition against strict liability.
When the weather or other conditions affect a driver's view of a highway or roadway, the driver has a duty to act with reasonable care under the circumstances. In other words, the driver is required to act with the same degree of care that a reasonable person would have acted under the circumstances.
The Foreign Claims Act (FCA) was enacted in 1982 in order to provide compensation to persons in foreign countries who sustain personal injuries, who die, or who sustain property damage as a result of the actions of military personnel of the United States government while the personnel are stationed overseas.