Monthly Archives: April 2015

Does Indiana Use the “One Bite” Rule for Dog Bite Accidents?

Many states offer limited liability protection for dog owners in the case that their dog bites or attacks someone for the first time. If there is no history of aggression or violence, or the dog has never bitten or attacked … Continue reading

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Can an Injured Employee Collect Unemployment and Temporary Total Disability Benefits if Laid Off?

A few years ago, the Indiana Court of Appeals made a ruling regarding injured employees and workers compensation. They ruled that an injured worker can still receive workers’ compensation benefits even after collecting unemployment during the same time-period, so long … Continue reading

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Types of Secondary Liability

Secondary liability is also referred to as indirect infringement. It is best defined as a legal obligation, forcing an individual to assume responsibility for another person’s act or behavior. Examples of secondary liabilities include principle liability, employers’ liability and parental … Continue reading

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Types of Legal Guardianship

In the case that an adult cannot make decisions for themselves, whether mentally or medically incapacitated, the state provides laws that allows an appointed individual to make decisions for them. These individuals are referred as guardians or conservators, and the … Continue reading

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Understanding Medical Consents

Anytime a patient is preparing to undergo a medical procedure, surgery, or treatment, the state will require medical consent. In the case that a hospital or doctor fails to obtain proper medical consent from either the patient or their conservator, … Continue reading

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