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Who is responsible to ensure that everyone is belted in?

A driver who transports passengers in their vehicles in Kansas City takes a great responsibility on themselves when they choose to do so. They are charged with the safety of all of those in the car. Like most, you might assume that responsibility ends with them driving safely so as to avoid any unnecessary risks, yet it even goes farther than that, even down to making sure that everyone is wearing their seat belts

Understanding the one-bite rule

Regardless of whether or not you are a dog lover, it is difficult to deny that canines provide millions of Americans with loving companionship. Indeed, the ease at which they can be trained and domesticated often causes many to look past the fact that they are still animals, and as animals, they possess certain instincts that can lead them to act aggressively. If you have been bitten by a dog, you know this better than most. You also know that such an injury can be costly, and can have you wondering whether you can hold their owners legally liable. Many have come to us here at The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi with the same question. The answer depends on where the incident occurred. 

What is an attractive nuisance?

As a parent in Kansas City, you naturally worry about your kids. Yet you likely take some comfort in knowing that your teaching and example at home have taught them sound judgment (and that such judgment will help keep them out of potentially dangerous situations). While that may be true in many cases, there may be some things that seem so enticing to children (particularly young children) that they cannot be expected to understand the dangers that they pose. Such things are often referred to (in the legal world) as attractive nuisances

Defining a property owner’s duty of care

Like most of those that we here at The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi have worked with in the past, you would not dream of inviting another into your home or on to your property in Kansas City without first ensuring that the space was free of any hazards that could potentially cause harm. You no doubt, then, expect that the same courtesy will be afforded to you when you enter on to another’s land. Common courtesy might dictate that property owners meet this standard, yet a question may exists as to what extent they are legally required to. 

What if you signed a liability waiver?

A common request you may encounter when participating in many of the activities offered throughout Kansas City is for you (or members of your family) to sign a liability waiver. Such waivers essentially stipulate that if you (or your family member) is injured while participating in the activity, the activity provider cannot be held liable for your injuries. Typically your participation in the activity is contingent on you agreeing to the terms of the waiver. Yet if you do (or do so for a family member) and then you (or your family member) are injured, are they absolutely no options for you to seek legal recourse

Woman's sues after altercation leaves her with a concussion

When the topic of brain injuries is brought up, many in Kansas City might automatically conjure up images of people in persistent vegetative states unable to function on their own. While such conditions are often the result of traumatic brain injuries, there are also many TBI cases whose outcomes are far less severe. Indeed, while many may not realize it, a concussion is also classified as a TBI. Yet most do not view concussions as being overly serious, as those who sustain are often able to recover from them in just a few days (without having to deal with any apparent ill effects). Any injury involving the brain, however, should be viewed as serious, as even something as simple as a concussion can have a dramatic impact on one's life? 

Could your headache be a cerebrospinal fluid leak?

There are many reasons residents of the Kansas City metropolitan area complain of headaches, from allergies to weather changes. However, if you have suffered an injury to your spine or had a spinal medical procedure, your headaches may be something more. You may have a cerebrospinal fluid leak, which can cause debilitating headaches and other symptoms. The following information from the Spinal CSF Leak Foundation may help you determine if you are suffering from a CSF leak.  

Addressing anger after a car crash

When some people think about the different challenges that auto accident victims have to endure, they may envision the debilitating injuries that so many people have struggled with or the countless lives that have been claimed too soon. With that being said, the consequences of an accident are not always noticeable right away. Moreover, some may never be noticeable to others, since the mental trauma and emotional wounds of a car collision can last for years without showing any visible outward signs. Many people become depressed in the wake of a crash, but there are other negative emotions that people may struggle with, such as anger.

How can I keep my child safe when riding a bike?

Now that summer is here, plenty of children in Kansas are spending ample time riding bikes outdoors. While this is a fun and healthy activity, it also leaves your child vulnerable to accidents, which can sometimes be caused by careless drivers. There are tips you can provide your child to ensure that she is as safe as possible when riding a bike, as explained by KidsHealth.org

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