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Accidents at School: Who is Liable?

While accidents on school grounds are inevitable, parents want to know that their children are safe and secure when sending them to school. According to the law, administrators and teachers must do all that they can reasonably do to decrease the possibility of accidents and injuries. When a child is injured at daycare or school, the first things most parents want to know are: Who is responsible? And Who is going to pay for any medical bills? Answering these questions requires a complete understanding of legal negligence that not only applies to school administrators and teachers, but also to your child.

7 Boating Safety Tips

Beating the heat in the summer is so simple if you just add water. From speed boats to pontoons to jet skis and beyond, the cool spray of water colliding with a gust of wind is far more refreshing than spending the day in the air conditioning. Regardless if you like to spend your time on the water catching rays or waves, there is no shortage of activities that anyone can enjoy. For those who want to relax, sunbathing on the deck is the way to go. If you're looking for a little more excitement, skiing and tubing are much more thrilling. It is, however, critical to remember that boating accounts for thousands of injuries and deaths each year. To ensure you, your friends and your family have fun and stay safe, we suggest following these seven boating safety tips.

Roadway Safety: Avoiding a Motorcycle Accident

With nice weather rolling across the Midwest this time of year, we're sure to see our fair share of motorcyclists on St. Louis roadways. It is important for everyone on the road to watch out for these drivers as they are especially susceptible to injury from an accident. At Eason Law, we understand knowledge is power, so here are six rules of the road for riders to avoid motorcycle crashes. By following these tips bikers, can ensure they will safely enjoy another ride.

Springtime Hazards: Driving Safely on Wet Roads

April showers bring May flowers - and wet roads - to our cities. Here in the St. Louis area, we get everything from a light drizzle to pounding downpours that result in flooded roads. To stay safe while driving in springtime's hazardous weather, follow these tips for before and during your trip.

DISTRACTED DRIVING: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Getting behind the wheel of a car is one of the most common occurrences in our day-to-day lives. Whether we're on the way to work, driving to the grocery store or out to meet with friends, operating a vehicle is something most of us will do on any given day. What's unfortunately just as common is the number of auto-related injuries and deaths that occur while a driver is distracted and gets into a car accident.

Do I have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Before donning their white coat, your doctor took an oath to "do no harm," which is reassuring since you're often putting your life in their hands. But, what if your doctor's care does more harm than good? While most medical care improves the lives and comfort of patients, there are thousands who die or are harmed every year from preventable medical events. Many of these events can be classified as medical malpractice.

Five things you need to know about Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims

First, let's cover what exactly a Wrongful Death Lawsuit is. Most simply, it's a civil lawsuit (not a criminal case) brought against someone legally responsible for another person's death due to wrongful conduct or negligence. If the person would have been entitled to damages as part of a personal injury claim if the death had not occurred, a wrongful death claim can be filed to collect damages on their behalf. So, what do you need to know?

Driving on Winter Roads: How to Stay Safe

This winter, it's important to be mindful of the weather. Not just to know how many layers you need to bundle up in, but also how to get where you need to go safely. If you aren't one of the lucky ones who gets snow days, how can you avoid winter-weather car accidents?

Common Holiday Injuries and How to Avoid Them

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most dangerous. As the lights come out and trees go up, many get injured in holiday decorating tasks. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012. And this number has been on the rise ever since. Here are some of the most common holiday related injuries and tips to avoid a trip to the emergency room during this season.

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