Slip-and-Fall Accidents While Intoxicated: Can You Recover Damages?

Scenario: You get together with some friends at a bar across town. It’s an older neighborhood, and the sidewalks outside are uneven due to years of tree roots growing underneath. While you were in the bar, a light snow shower left a coating of snow outside, covering a patch of black ice underneath. You’ve had several drinks and you’re a bit tipsy, so when it’s time to go, you step outside to hail a cab home. You slip on the patch of ice in front of the bar, fall and break your arm. The question: Can you recover slip-and-fall damages…

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April Showers Bring…Mold. How to Protect Your Home

As spring kicks into gear, so do higher levels of rainfall and humidity—and with it an increase in allergens and mold. April is a fairly wet month here in the D.C. area, and we’re currently slightly above average for precipitation year-to-date. The extra moisture increases the chances for the accumulation of toxic mold in the home. Dangers of Mold Molds are a type of fungus that thrive in mild, damp, humid environments. It can grow on many different surfaces, and in the home it can often accumulate behind walls, under carpets, on pipes, on wood, on shower curtains, in your…

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