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Getting bitten by a dog is never a particularly pleasant experience.

But not every dog bit incident will necessarily make for a successful dog bite injury lawsuit. From the extent of any possible injuries, to the circumstances surrounding the incident, there are many factors that a personal injury attorney will use in determining the potential merits of a lawsuit.

What makes for a good dog bite injury claim? Here are a few questions that you will likely be asked:

Kentucky Kingdom is countersuing two patrons who claim they were injured at the park, asserting the alleged waterpark injuries were "staged."

Louisville's WLKY-TV reports that Kentucky Kingdom CEO Ed Hart believes the pair had "some kind of plan to contrive incidents to get money" from the park. In a lawsuit, Felicia Evans and Brandon McClellan accused the park of negligently allowing them to go down a water slide using an incorrect inner tube.

But what does the theme park have to say about the alleged injuries?

Wrist injuries may not seem like a big deal at first, but you should know that they can potentially be covered by workers' comp.

According to a 2013 FindLaw.com survey, 20 percent of those injured on the job suffered repetitive motion type injuries -- including wrist injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Workers may just accept the pain associated with these injuries as acceptable parts of their jobs, but worker's compensation is typically available.

Consider these points when thinking about claiming workers' comp for your wrist injury:

A new report on bicyclists killed by cars on U.S. roads shows that a disproportionate number of these fatal accidents occur in just a handful of states.

The report, issued Monday by the nonprofit Governors Highway Safety Association, found that biking accident deaths increased 16 percent nationwide between 2010 and 2012, while motor vehicle accident fatalities increased by just 1 percent.

Which states saw the highest number of bicyclists killed in motor vehicle accidents, according to 2012 figures? Here are the Top 10:

Biking can be a healthy and ecologically friendly alternative to driving. But bicyclists should be aware that the number of fatal bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles is on the rise.

Between 2010 and 2012, the number of U.S. bicyclists killed in accidents involving motor vehicles rose by 16 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times. The numbers come from a report by the nonprofit Governor's Highway Safety Association.

What else did the GHSA's report have to say about fatal bicycle crashes? Here are five facts you should know:

A personal injury lawsuit can be incredibly complex, from proving fault to assessing damages.

That's why, in many cases, those who have been injured in an accident turn to a personal injury lawyer for help. Before your lawyer can start working on your case, however, he or she will have a few important questions about what happened.

What facts will your personal injury lawyer need to know? Here are five:

Although you may have done your research when selecting a day care facility, there is always the possibility that your child may be injured at day care. If that happens, should you call a lawyer?

In a potential lawsuit against a day care, there could be many possible defendants, including the person who caused the injury to your child, the staff members who were responsible for supervising your child, and the owners of the day care facility, among others.

But not all injuries make for successful injury lawsuits. If your child is injured, when should you call a personal injury lawyer? Here are a few things to consider:

Workers' compensation is the system that compensates employees who are injured on the job financially without requiring a personal injury lawsuit. But do you need a lawyer to guide you through the process?

The system is set up to be "no fault," meaning that any negligence on the part of the employee or the employer is not at issue. Nevertheless, successfully claiming workers' compensation benefits can be a complicated, frustrating process, especially if your claim is denied.

Working with a workers' compensation attorney may be the best way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Here are five things a workers' comp lawyer can do that you probably can't:

An airbag defect that's blamed for at least four deaths has led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall notice for more than 4.7 million vehicles.

The NHTSA is warning drivers of cars subject to the recall to bring them to dealerships immediately. The latest recall brings the total number of cars recalled because of the airbag issue to 12 million worldwide, reports The Washington Post.

What's the defect in these airbags, and which vehicles are subject to this latest recall?

Maybe it was a parking lot fender bender that didn't seem to cause any damage or an accident that occurred when someone else was driving your car.

Whatever the case may be, if you are contacted by another party regarding a car accident, you may be taken by surprise. And unfortunately, doing or saying the wrong thing may have repercussions in the event of an accident lawsuit.

So what should you do if you're contacted about a car accident?