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Motorcycle accident study in Canada reveals grim numbers

Motorcycles occupy a niche out on the road -- and it isn't a pretty one. They are very vulnerable out on the road, and when they get into an accident, the rider or riders on them are highly likely to suffer serious injuries. This is why drivers of other vehicles have a big responsibility to always be on the lookout for motorcyclists. When they fail in this regard and they cause an accident, the drivers of cars must be held responsible for the immense harm they cause a motorcyclist.

Looking at some causes of car accidents

What would you assume are some of the most common reasons for car accidents? There are a bevy of reasons why car accidents occur, of course. But most people would answer this question with some similar answers: distracted driving, drunk driving, and inattentive driving. And for the most part, these answers are correct. Cellphones have made drivers less attentive; some drivers lose their focus; and others consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car.

Dangerous premises are a risk to everyone

Slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability, an area of law that actually covers a significantly greater field of injurious incidents than just slip and falls. Negligent and dangerous conditions can exist in myriad buildings, sidewalks, bridges, vehicles, and many other places. And when they lead to a person suffering needlessly and avoidable harm, it is only right that the victim gets a chance to hold the at-fault party responsible for their inability to cure the risky condition.

Woman remembers little about horrible dog attack

While the following story didn't happen here in Pennsylvania, it just sheds light -- yet again -- on the terrible reality that victims of dog attacks must face after another person's pet decides to go rogue. In this particular case, we look to New Jersey where a woman was simply trying to warn her neighbor's about some rat poison in the neighborhood. When she approached the neighbor's door and knocked, the neighbor opened the door slightly.

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