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June 2019 Archives

Can you sue your mental health counselor for negligence?

Psychiatrists must go to medical school like any other physician to be able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with medication. Psychologists and therapists attend graduate school to learn to identify and treat these disorders using nonmedicinal approaches. Since both practitioners are capable of diagnosing your condition, you may wonder if either one can be sued if they make a mistake. They can be.

What do consumers need to know about carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide detectors are readily available. However, many people don't realize the seriousness of this illness. Some falsely believe that they will know if they are being exposed to carbon monoxide. The sad fact is that you may never know that you are in danger. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas, so you can't see it or smell it.

The kitchen tools that are most apt to injure you

If someone were to ask you what the most dangerous object in your kitchen is, you'd likely mention a knife. While researchers with the home improvement website Porch confirmed that knives are indeed the most dangerous object in our kitchen, plates take second place. There are many other hazardous items that can be found in this room as well.

Truck accidents may involve multiple defendants

Traffic accidents between consumer vehicles and large trucks often cause massive damage to property and serious physical injuries, leaving victims with complicated legal issues to resolve while they work toward recovery. While any accident may cause significant physical harm and property damage, determining the liable party or parties is often more difficult.

How often are crashes caused by tailgating?

Almost everyone has been tailgated before. Other drivers usually do this because someone is not moving fast enough for their liking or because they're in a hurry to get somewhere. It's never safe to have someone drive so close to the back end of your car that it leaves you little to no room to stop. Countless individuals get injured in tailgating crashes each year.

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