Author: Steven Palermo
An Inside Tip to Resolving Your Personal Injury Case Quicker and Inexpensively
It’s called Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR), and we’d like our followers to know more about how “Arbitration” and “Mediation” (the two types of ADRs) can be better options, in particular cases, than bringing personal injury cases to trial.
Arbitration is an ADR to trial. When two parties at dispute cannot come close to an agreeable resolution, arbitration may present a better means of resolution as opposed to trial, and we’ll list exactly why.
“Binding” arbitration is when an unbiased third-party of authority meets with two at-dispute parties to come to a resolution outside of trial. The arbitrator acts somewhat like a judge and jury. They will listen to witness testimony, review evidence such as documents and photographs and make a final resolution. Since this type of arbitration is “binding”, the decision is final and both parties must abide by it. “Non-binding” arbitration does not require either side to abide to the arbitrator’s decision, but is moreover used as a guideline.
Mediation is another form of ADR. Mediation is a “non-binding” discussion wherein a mediator listens to each party’s position and makes recommendations as to how the case should be resolved. “Non-binding”, in other words, means that parties do not have to agree to the mediator’s recommendations. Mediation occurs mostly between two parties who understand that compromise is necessary to bring their case to a close. It’s the mediator’s job to help both parties come to an agreement, whereas in arbitration, the agreement is made by the arbitrator. A mediation is more of a negotiation whereas arbitration is more akin to a trial.
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Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, there are precautions you can take, but first, here are the facts:
According to a Romper article, the CDC did a study on emergency room visits of children who were age 14 and younger during the period of 2001 and 2013.
- 10 percent or 21,000 children a year have a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Between 2005 and 2013, the statistic increased from 23 out of 100, 000 to 48 out of 100,000 children being treated for TBI
- Boys between the ages of five to nine were more likely to sustain a brain injury
- The increase could be attributed to the fact more children were actually using play equipment
- Most children were injured on monkey bars and swings (The study could not determine whether more injuries occurred because they were the favorite equipment or they were more dangerous.)
The study also indicated that most children recover completely from TBI injuries, and their discomfort only lasted a few hours to a few days.
- What Can You Do?
- Knowing what to do to keep your child safe is important for parents.
- If your child gets injured, be aware of concussion symptoms, which include headaches, dizziness, confusion, nausea and vomiting (AllGov).
- The most important thing you can do to keep your children safe is to supervise their play.
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We love our kids to be active in sports because they enjoy it and the exercise is good for them. Jumping on trampolines is fun, and trampoline parks are a type of recreation that has grown in popularity nationwide during the past few years.
According to ABC News, in 2009 only a handful of trampoline parks existed but by 2014, there were 345 parks across the country.
Granted, not all injuries occur in trampoline parks. Schools have trampolines and some people have trampolines in their back yards. Even so, close to 100,000 trampoline-related injuries happen annually. Between 2000 and 2009, there were 22 trampoline-related deaths. Read More
- Guidelines for safety at trampoline parks include:
- No more than one person on a trampoline at the same time
- Separate kids by size and keep small and large jumpers in different trampoline courts
- Never allow children 6 years old or younger onto a trampoline
- See that the park has monitors to watch the trampolines
- Follow the park’s rules
Accident victims should seek legal counsel to find out about recourse whenever their injuries or a loved one’s are serious.
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