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Our churches bring us together and lift us up in spirit. Every now and then, though, our bodies pay the price. Whether by accident or someone else’s fault, injuries at church-sponsored and church-related events happen. And when they do, determining who’s at fault can be difficult and determining if you can and want to sue can be even harder.

Here are some legal considerations if you’ve been injured at a church-sponsored event:

You're just sitting at a stoplight and BAM, you're rear-ended. Not just that, but you get pushed into the car in front of you. Does that mean you're liable for the other car's damages? How do you figure out who is at fault for a multi-car pileup?

There are a few options, depending on the law in your state:

Can I Sue for Diabetes Medication Side Effects?

You can sue for diabetes medication side effects. But you can’t sue the drug maker under state law if it is a generic Food and Drug Administration-approved medication. That doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do. It just may impact the claims you can make depending on the drug you have taken.

Suing for pharmaceutical drug defects is common and falls under personal injury law. The drug manufacturer is not the only target of the suit. You may also file a claim against the prescribing physician or the pharmacy that filled the prescription.

There’s one rule for daycare facilities: keep our children safe. And for the most part, they do. But every now and then, accidents happen. Many of the accidents that happen are preventable.

Here are the three most common injuries children suffer at daycare, and how to prevent them:

You thought you were being safe, and now you’re worried about STDs and a pregnancy. If a condom breaks during sex, the last thing from your mind might be a lawsuit.

But assuming the broken condom was an accident and not part of birth control sabotage, you may be able to sue for a broken condom. Here’s what that lawsuit may look like and who may be liable:

Spotting Settlement Mills and Fast Food Lawyering

Settlement mills are high-volume personal injury law firms that advertise heavily and resolve claims mechanically. Avoid these firms like the plague although their national ads might make them a familiar name.

The phrase “settlement mill” was coined and popularized by Nora Freeman Engstrom, a Stanford Law School professor who researches the intersection of torts law and ethics. She writes extensively about how these firms resolve legal matters mechanically at the expense of client rights. It’s not a heartening tale but should be taken to heart.

Doctors Can Be Liable for an Appendicitis Misdiagnosis

Failure to diagnose a condition is a basis for a medical malpractice suit. The more common the condition and the easier to diagnose, the more likely it is that missing it constitutes malpractice. This general principle applies to appendicitis, too.

Appendicitis is a common condition but it is not always easy to diagnose. Abdominal pain can be a sign of many things, not just appendicitis. What that means in terms of medical malpractice is that, although the condition is common, a misdiagnosis is unfortunately not completely uncommon.

Winter is fast approaching, and with it comes icy and dangerous sidewalks. Slip and fall accidents injure millions of people every year, and many of them occur on poorly maintained or hazardous sidewalks.

So who’s responsible for keeping sidewalks safe? And what can you do if you’re injured on a sidewalk?

Two recent deaths of high school football players have shifted some parents’ focus from head injuries to abdominal injuries. From heat stroke to sickle cell trait to concussions and now the rupture of internal organs, the dangers of playing football seem to increase every day.

But are abdominal injuries avoidable in high school football, or just the cost of playing the sport?

Sadly, far too many motor vehicle accidents happen between cars and pedestrians. In most of these cases, the driver is at fault, and an injured pedestrian will sue the driver for damages.

But in some cases, the pedestrian acted negligently and may have contributed to an accident. When that happens, can a motorist sue a pedestrian?