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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.

"Constructive Notice" in Slip and Fall Cases

  March 28, 2017     By Harold J. Gerr
Slip and fall accidents can be caused by a number of different sources, from icy walkways to hazardous spills, but the way that these accidents...

Are Landlords Liable for Carbon Monoxide Exposure?

  March 28, 2017     By Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless gas found in the fumes of any device that burns fuel, including cars, stoves, grills, and fireplaces.

When Should an Accident Victim Contact a Lawyer?

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you or your loved one has been in an accident, you’re understandably shaken up, hurt, confused and overwhelmed. You may be feeling...

How to Speed Up a Claim for Los Angeles Bicycle Accidents

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you’ve been in a bicycle accident in Los Angeles, you know how painful the process, both physically and mentally, can be when trying to get...

Defenses that May be Raised in a Dog Bite Injury Case

  March 27, 2017     By HG.org
Dog bite cases are not uncommon in rural areas or where suburban communities are located. Animals are usually behind a fence, in a yard, tied up...

How Understanding Tolling and the Statutes of Limitations Can Help Your Personal Injury Case

  March 27, 2017     By HG.org
If a person is hurt in a personal injury case including a car accident or a medical malpractice situation, an understanding of a tolling of the...

What to Expect at a Personal Injury Trial

  March 27, 2017     By HG.org
When an individual has a personal injury case, he or she must first find a lawyer for litigation. After the claim has been accepted as valid and...

Torts - Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

  March 24, 2017     By HG.org
Intentional infliction of emotional distress is a tort that allows for recovery when one person’s outrageous conduct results in severe emotional...

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

  March 23, 2017     By HG.org
When an accident occurs, the victim usually must deal with at least one insurance company to resolve the matter. This could be through an...

Toys Exposing Personal Information through Data Breach

  March 21, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
A line of toys manufactured by internet-based company, CloudPets, has left the personal information of nearly 800,000 consumers exposed to...

Common Airplane Turbulence Accidents

  March 21, 2017     By Bohrer & Lukeman
Though the number of major airline accidents have diminished in recent years, in-flight turbulence-related injuries have increased, in part due...

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

  March 21, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury claims are almost always restricted for filing by a time limitation based on the state and the injury being claimed. The...

How Does an Expert Witness Evaluate Ligament Injuries in Car Accidents?

  March 20, 2017     By HG.org
Damage to the ligament is common when a car accident occurs. When an expert witness is needed for the case, this professional must determine how...

Compensation from a Skiing Accident

  March 20, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Ski accident damage: compensation in civil and criminal matters.

An Overview of Wrongful Death Claims

  March 20, 2017     By Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C.
A wrongful death case can occur when a person is fatally injured as a result of another person or company’s negligence. Accidents such as...

Can Bicyclists be Liable for Traffic Accidents

  March 20, 2017     By HG.org
Bicyclists are sometimes the reason a traffic accident occurs. While these incidents are not common, they may be catastrophic depending on the...

Factors that Contribute to Nursing Home Abuse

  March 18, 2017     By HG.org
As the number of elderly individuals increases in the general population, there is a greater number of persons entering nursing and assisted...

Denied: Workers Compensation Claims and How a Lawyer Can Help

  March 17, 2017     By HG.org
Workers’ compensation claims are processed through a company that has a package purchased to take the place of other plans when an employee...

Design Defects

  March 17, 2017     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
A recent ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court highlights the role of design defect plaintiffs in product liability litigation.

Application of the One Bite Rule in Dog Bite Cases

  March 17, 2017     By HG.org
Animal attacks are common in areas where there are forests and family home developments. However, many of these dogs are carefully managed by...

Who Is to Blame When a Driverless Car Crashes and Causes Injury?

  March 16, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
With technological advances being made at a shockingly fast rate, it may come as no surprise that driverless, or robot cars, are already on...

The Right to Compensation for Plane Crash Victims

  March 16, 2017     By Carter Capner Law
Nobody likes to think about being in a plane crash when traveling. It does happen, and people should know what to expect if it does. Important...

Six California Plaintiffs Awarded $1 Billion Verdict for Defective Metal Hip Implants

  March 16, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
After being implanted with the devices the Plaintiffs all claim to have serious injuries due to the implant system.

Categories of Defective Product Cases

  March 15, 2017     By HG.org
There are many personal injury cases caused due to an incident with physical objects instead of specific persons. These are usually due to...

What Is an Invasion of Privacy Claim?

  March 15, 2017     By HG.org
There are many versions of sharing someone’s private details by accident that are not considered an invasion of privacy. However, when the...

Expert Witness: Common Factors that Contribute to Truck Accidents

  March 15, 2017     By HG.org
Truck accidents are among the general vehicular incidents on the road that lead to property damage, injury and death. When a truck collides with...

Understanding the Texas Stowers Demand Doctrine

  March 14, 2017     By Simmons and Fletcher, PC
A Stowers Demand is a tool often used by Plaintiff's lawyers in Texas to put pressure on insurance companies to either pay their policy limits...

Paralysis in Motorcycle Accidents

  March 14, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents involving motorcycles are often severe and life-threatening when not fatal. Safety gear and protections may lower these imminent...

What Is the “Discovery of Harm” Rule in a Medical Malpractice Case?

  March 10, 2017     By HG.org
Every state has a law related to the amount of time a person can bring forth a personal injury case before being time-barred from making the...

When Is the Government Responsible When a Government Vehicle Is Involved in an Accident?

  March 9, 2017     By HG.org
Car accidents with governmental vehicles are not common throughout the United States, but these incidents may occur with greater frequency in...

Alcohol – What Is Dram Shop Liability (and what is a dram, anyway)?

  March 9, 2017     By HG.org
Dram shop laws relate to cases in which a person has received alcohol from an establishment and then causes an accident while in an intoxicated...

Private Investigators Help Prevent Catfishing Schemes

  March 8, 2017     By HG.org
Catfishing schemes have become more common as social media presence has increased over time. They often lure unsuspecting victims in,...

Private Investigators on Teen Cyber Bullying

  March 8, 2017     By HG.org
Private investigators are often able to held identify the culprit of crimes or wrongful acts even when this individual is someone who is...

How the Law Determines Negligence

  March 8, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
When people suffer injury in an accident, they have a right to seek recompense for their injuries in a court of law. To prove their allegations,...

Do Workers’ Compensation Claims Include Negligence?

  March 8, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Many people mistakenly believe that there is a direct relationship between negligence and workers’ comp. The truth, however, is more...

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Maritime Injury Claim

  March 8, 2017     By The Pendas Law Firm
The law of the sea is very different from that of the land, and it can be confusing for someone who chooses to visit rather than work there.

Can a Previous Accident Be Used Against Me in My Florida Car Accident Lawsuit?

  March 8, 2017     By Alley, Clark & Greiwe
If you've been in a previous accident, insurers will try to use that against you in any subsequent Florida car accident lawsuit. Read on to...

To Uber or Not To Uber? That Is the Question

  March 8, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
You’ve probably heard of Uber—the smartphone app that allows you to call a cab to your doorstep in a matter of minutes. It’s a widely adopted...

Dangers Associated with Drones

  March 7, 2017     By HG.org
Drones have become an everyday consumer electronic device. Unfortunately, with advancements in technology, there are often dangers when the...

Is Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer?

  March 7, 2017     By Buckfire & Buckfire, PC
We know many things that cause cancer, but recent court filings have brought to light a new carcinogen you may not be aware of -- baby powder.

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

  March 7, 2017     By Jim Leach, LC
Most people don’t think too much about personal injury attorneys until they are in an accident. People get injured all the time in all kinds of...

Does Workers’ Compensation Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

  March 6, 2017     By HG.org
Workers’ compensation packages provide what benefits are allotted to workers when they have been injured while at the jobsite performing duties...

Your Car Insurance Might Not Cover Everything You Think It Does

  March 6, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
Most people don’t know a lot of details about their insurance. They assume all insurance is more or less the same, they get some minimum...

Falling in a Store – Proving Liability

  March 6, 2017     By HG.org
Falls, slips and other accidents that lead to injury inside a store may result in a valid legal claim when confronting the business. This often...

What Does the Average Personal Injury Case Look Like?

  March 6, 2017     By HG.org
The average personal injury case does not exist when it comes to compensation or negotiation. However, most of the proceedings are similar if...

What Legal Claims Are there for People Harmed by Asbestos?

  March 3, 2017     By HG.org
Asbestos exposure has been proven conclusively by scientists to be deadly to individuals that are around the material. It is important that...

Insurance Expert Witness: What Exactly Is Med Pay?

  March 3, 2017     By HG.org
When questions and concerns about medical insurance arise, an insurance expert witness may be needed to strengthen the case.

What to Do When You’ve Been Injured in a Hit and Run Accident

  March 3, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
How do you prove liability in a hit-and-run? Being injured in a hit-and-run accident is terrible because you do not know who was responsible and...

Discovery Options in a Personal Injury Case

  March 3, 2017     By HG.org
When a person is embroiled in a personal injury case, the discovery process provides a reasonable way for him or her to gather information....

Personal Injury Settlements – Do I Need a Lawyer?

  March 3, 2017     By HG.org
There are many different types of accidents that may occur that lead to a personal injury case. When determining a settlement, the question that...

"Am I Under Surveillance?" - The Investigators of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

  March 2, 2017     By HG.org
A workers’ compensation investigator may help companies determine when an employee is committing workers’ compensation fraud by conducting...

Can an Unmarried Partner Sue for Wrongful Death?

  March 2, 2017     By HG.org
Wrongful death situations transpire in accidents, at work and between persons where the deceased experienced some circumstances where he or she...

When Can You Sue for Emergency Room Malpractice

  March 2, 2017     By HG.org
Everyday people are injured and must go to an emergency room to seek care for their medical needs. However, in some cases, a doctor’s errors may...

Elder Care Abuse and Neglect – Should I Hire a Lawyer?

  March 2, 2017     By HG.org
Every year, elderly individuals are abused, neglected or exploited. In many cases, this abuse is inflicted by a caregiver, which may be a...

I Want to Sue My School District because of My Child’s Injury

  March 1, 2017     By HG.org
Children are harmed in school constantly in usual occurrences where the child is just running, exercising or playing with other kids. However,...

Bringing a Lawsuit Against the Police for Brutality

  March 1, 2017     By HG.org
The injuries suffered by victims of police brutality may be extensive and require several medical procedures that are expensive and may not be...

Unwanted Facebook Pictures: Has My Privacy Been Invaded?

  March 1, 2017     By HG.org
The digital world of the electronic age is rife with invasions of privacy, identity theft and various instances of crime. There are many...

Can a Child Victim Receive Compensation from Car Accident Injuries?

  March 1, 2017     By HG.org
Car accidents involve children often when the driver has kids under the age of eighteen. While the responsible party may not have any younger...

Wrongful Death Questions Answered

  February 28, 2017     By HG.org
When one person’s negligence results in the death of another, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. Individuals contemplating such a lawsuit...

Do I Have a Car Accident Claim?

  February 28, 2017     By HG.org
Car accidents often leave the victim with medical and therapy bills that must be paid even after insurance has been exhausted. When this occurs,...

Unraveling the Personal Injury Claims Process

  February 28, 2017     By HG.org
The personal injury claims process is often a long and arduous one, but with the assistance of a lawyer, the entire situation may be less...

Photographing the Scene of an Accident Can Preserve Evidence

  February 27, 2017     By HG.org
When the victim of a car accident has initiated a case for compensation, he or she may be advised that it is best to ensure there is...

A Cautionary Tale: Insurance Adjusters and Personal Injury Cases

  February 27, 2017     By HG.org
After an accident, the victim usually must deal with an insurance agency that sends an adjuster to interview the injured party and gather all...

Are Flying Drones Legal? Can They Trespass on My Property? Who Should I Call?

  February 27, 2017     By HG.org
In the age of technology, the flying drone has become just another consumer electronic that may be purchased for personal and private use.

What Is "Assumption of Risk" and How Will It Affect My Personal Injury Case?

  February 27, 2017     By HG.org
There are many circumstances that may result in a loss for a case long before the incident passes through the first stage of legal processes....

What Happens When a Bicyclist Gets Hit by a Car Turning Right?

  February 27, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
Bicycle accidents often can result in some extremely serious injuries. At times, they can even be fatal. There are a number of injuries that...

What You Need to Know About Uber’s $1 Million Insurance Plan

  February 27, 2017     By HG.org
When two vehicles are involved in a car crash, establishing liability and which insurance company should pay may be fairly straightforward....

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

  February 23, 2017     By Mark Schiffrin, PA
In almost all accident cases, it is important that measures be taken to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and enable doctors and other...

Maritime Employee Injuries: Early Groundwork Critical

  February 23, 2017     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The Jones Act governs employees who work aboard shipping vessels and are permanently assigned to those vessels. If you are injured while on...

When Can You Sue a School for Your Child’s Injuries?

  February 23, 2017     By HG.org
Injuries occur at school that leave the victims traumatized in multiple ways that could lead to long-term damage. These children could be hurt...

Do I Need an “Affidavit of Merit” in a Medical Malpractice Case?

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
Medical malpractice cases are complex and often take a substantial amount of time when tried. They can be expensive for both parties.

FAQS about the Jones Act and Other Maritime Law

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
There are many questions to be asked about the Jones Act and Maritime Laws. These involve seamen that may be injured in the line of duty or...

The Strict Liability Rule in Dog Bite Cases

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
When the owner of a dog faces the incident where his or her pet viciously attacks and bites someone else, he or she may face the possibility of...

Food Poisoning – How to Prove Who Is Liable

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
Instances of food poisoning tend to appear in batches with certain types of food or in specific restaurants on occasion. However, when these...

If I Signed a Waiver, Did I Just Sign Away All My Rights to Sue?

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
When certain circumstances occur, a waiver must be signed to proceed with a situation. These could be for employment, disclosed secrets and...

When a Car Accident Is Due to a Manufacturing Defect or Design Flaw

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
Products with design flaws or defects often harm those that purchase them after normal and intended use has been initiated. Unfortunately for...

When Can a Nursing Home Be Sued for Bedsores?

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
An increasing trend in personal injury cases involves claims that are brought forward related to a loved one acquiring bedsores. The formation...

Who’s at Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?

  February 21, 2017     By HG.org
When in an auto accident, there are many factors to consider when determining who may be at fault and how to receive compensation for the victim...

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury – Symptoms, Treatment, and Legal Recovery

  February 21, 2017     By HG.org
Both concussions and traumatic brain injuries could lead to mild to severe consequences through various observed symptoms. The treatments for...

When Manufacturers are Responsible for Motorcycle Accidents

  February 21, 2017     By HG.org
Many motorcycle accidents end in severe injury or death for the driver. The importance of safety is paramount for these bikers. However, if...

Personal Injury Claims from Road Accidents in UAE

  February 21, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
If you have the misfortune of being involved in a road accident you may suffer from any number of injury or harm, which encompasses physical or...

Safety Protocols and Electronic Medical Records Can Reduce Incidence of Birth Injury

  February 21, 2017     By Kline & Specter, PC
Childbirth is especially susceptible to medical error because of the complexity and variability of the medical issues that can arise. Medical...

Medical Expert Witness How a Traumatic Brain Injury Changes Your Life

  February 17, 2017     By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries affect victims in severe and serious ways even when the initial injury is mild, moderate, severe and life-threatening.

What Is Strict Liability in Animal Attack Cases?

  February 16, 2017     By HG.org
Some states hold an animal owner strictly liable when his or her animal attacks another person. This legal theory is used most often in cases...

Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

  February 16, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Defective products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. These claims typically fall into three main categories.

New Federal Bill May Help Reduce the Risk of Workplace Injuries from Chemical Exposure

  February 16, 2017     By Cross & Smith LLC
The Toxic Substances Control Act is supposed to protect against chemical injuries, but it has not been updated since it was signed into law in...

Can I Sue a Rental Car Company for an Automotive Accident?

  February 15, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents on the road, in traffic and when driving on freeways is common and occurs with frequency in the United States. Some of these incidents...

Lawyers Claim DePuy Aggressively Marketed Metal-On-Metal Implants

  February 15, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
With alleged prior knowledge of the flawed design, DePuy still marketed these metal-on-metal implants.

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

  February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Domestic violence occurs when one’s safety is compromised. The safety in question includes one’s physical, mental, sexual, and economic, and...

Restraining Orders in New Jersey

  February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Anyone who is feeling like they are being harassed, verbally or physically abused, or otherwise receiving harm from a specific person can file...

How The Bifurcated Trial System Can Favor Defendants And Hurt A Plaintiff's Case

  February 14, 2017     By Palermo Tuohy Bruno, PLLC
[It has been] discussed how a century-old rule barring mention of liability insurance may actually create bias in a jury, favoring a defendant....

When Can You Sue for a Parking Lot Injury?

  February 13, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents occur in parking lots often where someone is injured. In many of these incidents, the individual that is harmed has been through an...

Five Common Cases Private Investigators Handle

  February 9, 2017     By HG.org
Private investigators serve an important role. They often handle cases that are not taken care of by other professionals but that serve an...

When Doctors Are Actually “Hired Guns” in Canada

  February 9, 2017     By Van Dyke Law Office
Would an insurance company be so driven to deny benefits to an injured person that they would spend more on medical assessments than on actual...

FDA Warns About Defibrillators

  February 8, 2017     By Harold J. Gerr
Tragically, two people recently lost their lives after the batteries in their implanted heart defibrillators failed to function properly.

How a Lawyer Can Help Determine Liable Parties in a Fatal Accidental Shooting?

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
Non-fatal shootings have become an issue in the country at over 70,000 persons affected each year with hospital visits as stated by the National...

Legal Help to Pursue Compensation for a Wrongful Death

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
It is when someone loved has died through the tragic circumstances that involve an individual or an entity that a wrongful death suit may be...

When Can I Sue for Verbal Assault?

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
There are instances that occur with frequency where someone is traumatized by the verbal actions of another. These could include name-calling,...

How Understaffing Contributes to Nursing Home Abuse

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
Nursing homes are often subject to understaffing issues due to the lack of funds, the ratio of elderly persons and the ability to find reliable...

How Facebook Live Can Lead to Accidents

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
The age of technology has proven to be catastrophic to the young when pairing electronics and driving. Facebook takes up more time for some than...

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