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Venue for Missouri premises liability case to be determined

Attorneys for defendants in a premises liability suit are arguing over the state in which the case should be heard. The lawsuit was brought by a man who was loading milk into carts supplied by Dean Foods. He says that he was pushing a loaded cart up a plywood ramp at an Aldi grocery store in West Plains, Missouri, when it hit a nail and turned over, causing him suffer serious injuries when he fell.

The man claims that the ramp was defective. He is suing both Aldi Inc. and Dean Foods. Aldi is arguing that the man wasn't paying attention and that they have no responsibility for his injuries.

What to do if you’ve been injured at work

If you've been injured on the job, there's nothing more important than your health. Even so, you need to take into consideration the fact that you could be in position to receive workers' compensation benefits until you are able to return to work.

On the surface, you may believe that it's easy to file a claim for benefits. But as you learn more, you soon find that this is not the case.

Steps to take after a car accident

Just when you think everything is going smoothly on the road, you could soon find yourself involved in a car accident. Above all else, if you are able to do so, move your car to a safe area. This is generally easy to do if you were involved in a fender bender. However, if you were seriously injured, don't attempt to move your vehicle.

From there, you should remain cautious as you get out of your vehicle to assess the damage.

Commercial property slip and fall accidents

When you visit a commercial property, such as a restaurant or grocery store, you assume that you will be safe during your time there. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are times when a visitor slips and falls, thus finding him or herself seriously injured.

Whether or not the commercial property owner is responsible for the injuries depends on a variety of details, including:

How do you deal with sun glare when driving?

As a driver, you never know what will happen while you are behind the wheel. The conditions can change at any time, which means you have to be ready for anything that comes your way.

There are many things you can do to better deal with sun glare when driving. Here are some of your best options:

How to drive in heavy wind and rain

It doesn't matter what type of vehicle you are driving, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, you must know what to do next. Taking the right steps will keep you safe. However, if you make the wrong decisions, it could cause an accident.

If heavy wind moves into the area, here are some things you should do:

What are the dangers of summer driving?

Regardless of what type of vehicle you are driving, you realize that danger is always lurking around every corner. This shouldn't scare you from hitting the road, but it should make you more aware of what is going on around you.

Many people think that summer driving is safer than winter driving, due to the fact that snow, ice, and wind don't come into play.

A defective product can sneak up on you

When you make a purchase, regardless of the product, you hope that it will be 100 percent safe to use at all times. Unfortunately, there are situations in which this does not hold true.

It is always possible that you or a loved one could be inured by a dangerous or defective product. If this happens, you need to receive immediate medical care. From there, you can also learn more about your legal rights, such as whether or not you are entitled to receive compensation.

Were you the victim of a work-related injury?

If you come to the conclusion that you want to file a workers' compensation claim, there are many questions you must first answer. Here is one of the most important: Did you suffer a work-related injury?

Unfortunately, if you are unable to prove that your injury occurred at work, it can be a challenge to receive benefits. It is not impossible, but it will definitely add some roadblocks.

Alleged drunk driver facing charges for accident that killed 2

When a fatal car accident occurs, the family members who are left behind are usually thrust into a series of events that they never expected. In some cases, the person who caused the accident has to face criminal charges, which provides the loved ones of the victim a chance to get some closure.

Last month, a motor vehicle accident claimed the life of an infant girl and her father. The man who allegedly caused the accident is said to have been driving at more than double the speed limit while he was intoxicated. He is said to have been traveling at 70 miles per hour in an area with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour.

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