Warnock MacKinlay Law
LEGAL BLOG Year: 2021
Construction accidents are the leading cause of work-related injuries nationwide. People who work on construction sites face occupational hazards every day. In fact, unsafe working conditions are a common sight. As contracted labor is more common in this industry, liability is often questioned when someone suffers an injury. The Risks Involved in the Construction Industry...
Struck-by accidents cause fatal injuries on construction sites. Among OSHA’s “fatal four”, it is one of the hardest to avoid. It is because of the wide range of hazards that result in struck-by accidents. Hence, its victims usually do not know what hit them. It could be anything from falling objects, swinging loads, and moving...
Construction fall accidents are the result of negligence on job sites. Workers perform tasks at towering elevations amid safety violations. With large companies behind construction sites, proving negligence can be difficult. A lawyer experienced in handling construction fall accidents is what you need to seek justice and compensation. Construction Fall Accidents Can Be Prevented The...
Wrongful death is a result of human error or a faulty act of another person. Negligence has killed hundreds of lives, from workplace injuries to road accidents. Dozens of wrongful death cases in Arizona stem from preventable accidents. What qualifies as wrongful death? Negligent actions that fatally harm someone result in wrongful death. It could...
In Arizona, around 160,000 people go to the emergency room yearly due to slip and fall accidents. Like other personal injury cases, a slip and fall accident can bring long-term effects. They are, however, different from other types of injury cases. Here’s what you need to know: Premises liability laws may differ from state to...
Busy roads always pose risks, no matter how cautious a driver may be. It pays to know what to do after a car accident happens to you. In Arizona alone, the state has recorded the past decade as its deadliest. Here, almost 130,000 total vehicle crashes happen every year. As summarized by the Arizona Department...
A serious construction accident can bring permanent effects on its victims. Construction sites have become one of the most dangerous places to work in. Fatality rates are increasing each year. Why Do Construction Accidents Happen? Building sites will always be at risk of a construction accident. Human error is possible and machine malfunctions can happen,...
Are dog bites dangerous? A national study conducted several years ago revealed that dog bites affect nearly 5 million people in the U.S. each year. The same study reported that 946,000 dog bite victims end up receiving treatment in the hospital. Based on these numbers, it is clear dog bites are dangerous and remain a...
Should dog owners be held liable if their pet bites someone in Arizona? If you asked an Arizona Dog Bite Lawyer, the answer is commonly a “yes”. With dog bites though, the details matter. A bite is not an automatic basis for a lawsuit, since the incident must fall under the provisions of the dog...
Shock and confusion often cause people to make mistakes after a car accident. These mistakes have critical effects when it is time to file an injury settlement or seek compensation (click graphic to see full version): 1. Driving Away Immediately Quickly leaving the area is the equivalent of hit-and-run and has become very prevalent, hitting...
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