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Why You Need an Experienced Motorcycle Injury Accident Lawyer

Published by personal injury attorney, Charlie Ward 9/3/12. A person injured in a motorcycle accident that is a direct result of another driver’s negligence, requires legal representation by a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney that understands and can counter the defenses employed by defendant’s counsel. Defendant will likely attempt to portray the cyclist as a “risk-taker” who is in whole or part to blame for his or her own injuries. Why?

Defamation of a Public Figure

A lawsuit for defamation has the following basic elements: (1) making a false statement; (2) about a person; (3) to others; and (4) 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. In such a case, the person who made the statement has to have made it with a known or reckless disregard of the truth. This article examines the fifth element for defamation of a public official or public figure.

Federal Volunteer Protection Act — Exceptions

The federal Volunteer Protection Act (VPA) grants immunity to a volunteer who causes harm to a person while the volunteer is performing services for a nonprofit organization or governmental entity. However, under some circumstances, a volunteer is not immune from liability for such harm.

Federal Volunteer Protection Act — Overview

The Volunteer Protection Act (VPA) is a federal law that was designed to promote volunteerism by granting civil immunity to volunteers under certain circumstances. The VPA was signed into law by President Clinton in 1997.

Interference With a Contract

When parties come together to form a contract, a third party may interfere with the performance of that contract or induce one party to breach it. In such a case, the injured party may bring an action against the third party for interfering with his economic relations with the other contracting party or parties.

Torts in Wrestling

Injuries may occur to both spectators and wrestlers at a wrestling match. An injured party may recover damages in a negligence action against the premises owner.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America©

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