The Most Dangerous Holiday of the Year: Independence Day | Ginnis & Krathen, P.A.

The Most Dangerous Holiday of the Year: Independence Day

Although New Year’s Eve is associated with an increased risk of drunk driving accidents and Thanksgiving often involves long-distance travel over snow-slicked streets, the Fourth of July is unequivocally the most dangerous holiday of the year. Combining hot temperatures with alcohol, fireworks, and other potential hazards can create a “perfect storm” of factors likely to…

What is Product Liability? • Ginnis & Krathen, P.A.

What is Product Liability?

Although technology has advanced at a nearly unimaginable rate during the last century, new developments are not without their flaws. Both asbestos and lead paint were once prized for their effectiveness and low cost; now, scientists know that there are connections between exposure to these substances and serious or deadly illnesses. When a consumer is…

Workers' Compensation | Ginnis & Krathen, P.A.

Understanding the Differences between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation

In general, if you’re injured due to another person or entity’s negligence, you’re entitled to compensation—but the laws, rules, and regulations that govern injury-related lawsuits can be complex. Depending on factors like what you were doing when you were injured and who seems to be responsible for the injury, your claim could be litigated as…