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Assault and battery personal injury claims

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]As technology has improved, so has the ability to apprehend criminals and prove injury claims. Just as a dashboard camera can point to an at-fault driver in an automobile accident, an ATM camera may identify the culprit behind an assault and battery incident that leaves a victim with severe injury. Defining assault and battery Assault occurs when one person threatens bodily harm to another, causing the victim to reasonably assume they will be hurt. Assault charges are usually coupled with the actual act of inflicting bodily harm, which falls under battery charges. However, if a victim did not realize they were...

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Tips for staying safe while you and the kids trick or treat

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On behalf of Smith + Schwartzstein posted in Personal Injury on Thursday, October 11, 2018. It shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that Halloween is one of the most dangerous days of the year for pedestrians. The combination of more people walking on or near the road after dark and people driving to and from parties with alcohol in their system is a deadly one. Children are at particular risk on this holiday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the risk of being hit by a car quadruples for children on Halloween. When Halloween falls during the week,...

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