Personal Injury Law Articles

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Firefighters Face Injuries on the Job

  January 26, 2015     By Schmidt, Kirifides, Fridkin & Rassias
Firefighters put their lives on the line every day to help keep communities safe. There is no question that the job requires one to be dedicated, focused, and brave. Firefighters are at high risk for getting injured on the job and the length of time to recover from such injuries varies from incident to incident.

Increased Accident Risk during Winter Storms

  January 26, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Winter weather is expected to impact the Philadelphia area this week. Snow, sleet, and ice may make it difficult and dangerous to get around. Philadelphia winter storms are often followed by a brief thawing and then refreezing which creates icy roads, sidewalks, and parking lots if they are not properly treated.

FDA Issues Warning for Dangerous Surgical Tools

  January 26, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning that power morcellators used in laparoscopic hysterectomies and surgeries to remove uterine fibroids can increase a woman’s risk of developing uterine cancer.

MorningStar Farms Undeclared Peanut Allergen Recall

  January 26, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
MorningStar Farms has issued a recall of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers due to an undeclared peanut allergen that may be present in the products.

New Technology For Diagnosing Brain Injuries

  January 26, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a new technology for detecting and assessing brain injuries. The new technology detects the eye movements of patients while they watch music videos for less than four minutes. While viewing the video, a patient’s ratio of horizontal to vertical eye movements is measured.

Asian Spice Found to be Effective in Fight Against Mesothelioma

  January 26, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
In a recent study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a group of researchers from Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University and the German Georg Spayer Haus found that Curcumin, a commonly used spice in Asia, helps to slow down the progression of mesothelioma when combined with amino acids. The study brings new hope to patients fighting the battle against malignant mesothelioma.

Women with Mesothelioma are Living Longer

  January 26, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Researchers from Mount Sinai Health System and the Department of Population Health at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital recently reported some interesting findings on gender and mesothelioma in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. The study examined records of 14,200 mesothelioma patients who were diagnosed with mesothelioma from 1973 to 2009. Of these cases, 22% were women.

What Parents Should Know about the Danger of Scooters and Riding Toys

  January 23, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Scooters and riding toys are still big hits among children when it comes to gifts for birthdays and the holidays. However, new research is showing that these toys can be extremely dangerous as well. According to a study published last month in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, ride-on toys such as scooters, wagons, tricycles and motor-powered vehicles such as Barbie Jeeps, are responsible for a growing number of children's injuries and emergency room visits.

Environmental Claims Law

  January 23, 2015     By Law Offices of Rick Weaver
Environmental claims law is highly specialized and if a person is seeking to build a case and potentially seek damages for issues, a qualified and experienced attorney in the field of environmental claims law is a must.

Super Uber Deal-Breaker

  January 22, 2015     By Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.
Our major Uber ride-sharing concern is the issue of liability insurance coverage, not only for the Uber passenger; but also for pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles which might be involved in a crash with a Uber car. Even if the Uber passenger doesn't care about insurance coverage for themselves, does the Uber customer want to be a good citizen? If so, and we sure do hope that being a good citizen is something to strive for, then we all need to seriously weigh the Uber pros and cons.

Avoid Truck Accidents With These 4 Rules

  January 20, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Drivers can reduce their risk of truck accidents by leaving extra space, avoiding blind spots, pulling over safely and using caution in intersections.

Claims of Lawsuit Abuse Are Not Backed Up by the Facts

  January 20, 2015     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
To hear some critics tell it, Illinois is overrun with too many lawsuits. Travis Akin, of the group Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW), claims that “jackpot justice” has turned the Illinois courts into a “judicial hellhole.”

Mesothelioma Asbestos Sources Tough to Pinpoint

  January 20, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that commonly develops in the lungs of those who are exposed to asbestos or asbestos fibers. The cancer usually affects the thin, protective membrane surrounding the lungs, heart or abdominal cavity. About 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the United States and a majority of those cases are traced to job-related mesothelioma asbestos exposure.

“Can I Sue?” is Always the Wrong Question to Ask a Lawyer

  January 19, 2015     By John M. DeProspo & Associates
Ask any personal injury lawyer and they will tell you the number one question asked of them is “Can I sue?” Coming in a close second is “Do I have a case?” Both questions miss the mark, however, as the real question that accident victims should be asking is “Do I have a case worth pursuing.”

Motor Vehicle Accident Checklist

  January 19, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
When you are involved in a car accident there are a number of steps you should take to protect yourself.

Court Decision Favors Municipal Employee in Philadelphia

  January 19, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
In a major victory for injured municipal employees in Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania appellate court recently blocked the city’s attempt to obtain a portion of an injured worker’s personal injury lawsuit recovery. This decision allowed the injured worker, a Philadelphia police officer, to keep the full amount of the injury benefits he received under the Heart and Lung Act and the full recovery from his lawsuit award.

Breakthrough Treatment for Mesothelioma

  January 19, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Hope may be on the horizon for patients diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. A new treatment that uses genetically modified cells is just one of several in the breakthrough field of immunotherapy. Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have developed a method of genetically altering the DNA of a patient’s T cells and then reintroducing those cells into the body so they can fight the cancer.

New Study Reveals that Taconite Miners Face Higher Incidence of Mesothelioma

  January 19, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
In a new study conducted by the University of Minnesota, Taconite miners in the Iron Range area of Minnesota were found to be three times more likely to contract mesothelioma than those who did not work in the iron mining industry.

Medical Errors Resulting from Negligence

  January 19, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Patients who are harmed by negligent care provided by doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Concussions in Youth Sports Cause Serious Brain Injury

  January 19, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Traumatic brain injury associated with youth and high school sports is a significant risk for young athletes. The National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research reports that 90% of deaths resulting from sports-related head injuries occur in athletes who are high school age or younger. Severe injuries can cause paralysis, permanent brain damage, or death.

New Product Designed to Prevent Elderly Abuse

  January 19, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The Home Security Outlet, an online store that offers DIY home security systems, has released a new product designed to protect the elderly from abusive caregivers. The device, called The Air Freshener Hidden Camera with DVR, can be easily installed in any home and will record video that is stored on an SD card whenever motion is detected in the room.

Leading Cause of Birth Injury in Hospitals

  January 19, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Each year, more than four million babies are born in the United States. Fortunately, most of these babies are born healthy and without complications. But when problems arise in the delivery room that result in birth injuries, parents and families are left questioning what went wrong.

New Laws to Help Sexual Abuse Victims and Their Lawyers in California

  January 15, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
As a result of changes to sexual abuse laws in California and a more liberal statute of limitations, attorneys in California now have a greater chance to pursue perpetrators of sexual abuse and obtain justice for their victims. Thanks in part to greater public awareness of the problem, recent reports in the news, and more women willing to come forward after being abused, a greater number of abuse and molestation victims can at last obtain some measure of justice for the trauma they’ve endured.

Retail Liability for Selling a Defective Product

  January 15, 2015     By The Miley Legal Group
Several parties in the chain of distribution of a product may be liable for damages in a product liability lawsuit. In some cases, retail liability may apply to a case. Even though a retailer did not manufacture or distribute the product, it can be liable for injuries or losses arising from a defective product.

Can I Sue a Spouse for a Personal Injury?

  January 14, 2015     By HG.org
While the classic rule was that spouses could not sue each other, the abolition of laws throughout much of the 20th century has all but eliminated this rule.

BAP1 Gene Mutation Increases Survival Rates for Mesothelioma Patients

  January 14, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
In a recent study published in Carcinogenesis, researchers have concluded that the BAP1 gene mutation found in patients with mesothelioma may prove to prolong the survival rates of those with the terminal illness. The study included the analysis of 37 years of data from over 10,000 mesothelioma patients in the US Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program (SEER.)

Emergency Room Visits from Car Accidents

  January 14, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
According to a recent report in Health Day, approximately 7,000 people were sent to a U.S. emergency room each day in 2012 for injuries resulting from a car accident.

Get Smart After an Accident: Using Your Smart Phone to Help Protect Your Legal Rights

  January 14, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
It’s hard to imagine life before cell phones especially the latest smart phones such as Apple’s iPhone and the variety of Android phones that are available on the market today. The iPhone that I have in my pocket has over 100 times as much memory in it as the computer I owned just 15 years ago.

Events, Nightlife, Attractions and Hospitality Law Palm Springs Style

  January 13, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
In the past lawyers for the hospitality and entertainment industry, for restaurants, hotels, festivals, events, and attractions in California handled matters such as food safety, contracts with entertainers, alcohol regulations, or injuries on hotel properties. Hospitality and entertainment lawyers in places like Palm Springs today must also seek to protect guest confidentiality and safety at live music pool parties, film and music festivals, major sporting events and more.

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy Nerve Damage, FDA Warning States

  January 13, 2015     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
The FDA has warned that fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin and Cipro may cause a type of serious nerve damage to the arms or legs known as peripheral neuropathy. Patients who have been injured by these medications may be eligible to file a lawsuit.

How Can You Be Compensated if You are Involved in a Personal Injury Case in China?

  January 13, 2015     By Yingke Law Firm
The life in morden city is full of danger. Everyday people get hurt by car accident, third party's attack, even by animals like dogs. People should be aware a bit of what they can get for compensation, in case anybody fools you.

Philadelphia Workers' Compensation for Psychological Injuries

  January 12, 2015     By Schmidt, Kirifides, Fridkin & Rassias
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for different standards and evidence required to prove psychological injuries, as compared to physical injuries. The most common type of work injury claim involves a physical to part of the body, caused by a physical event – such as by falling or lifting something.

Satire and Parody, Publishing Law in California and England

  January 9, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
In the aftermath of the horrific and deadly attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, we examine why parody and satire are cherished forms of free speech and how they are protected by U.S. and U.K. law. When an aggrieved target of satire or parody sues for defamation, or a copyright holder sues when their work is contained in a mashup, can parody, satire, or fair use be utilized as a defense by an attorney? In the U.K., it will help if the parody is funny.

Trip-and-Fall Accidents in Grocery Stores

  January 8, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
If you've shopped in one of many grocery stores and markets, you've likely seen the types of hazards that lead to serious injury trip-and-fall accidents. For example, employees stocking shelves may leave cereal boxes or other items on the floor. Some stores may have cracks on the floor or uneven floors or carpeting in areas that may pose a trip-and-fall hazard.

Publicity Rights and The Right of Privacy, California Entertainment Law

  January 7, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The right of publicity is the right of every human being to control the commercial use of his or her identity. When that right is infringed, the individual’s publicity rights have been violated. The right of privacy is the right not have your name or likeness appropriated by another without your permission, your privacy intruded, your private information to be made public, and to not be placed in a false light. In California, damages can be pursued by an attorney for these infringements.

Understaffing and Undertraining in Nursing Homes: Results Can Be Deadly

  January 6, 2015     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Recently, an 82-year-old woman died in a hospital after developing severe dehydration, malnutrition, bruising, and cuts, all of which could have been avoided, had the staff been more attentive and better trained.

Elder Abuse: Underreported and On the Rise

  January 5, 2015     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Two million and counting elders suffer from elder abuse every year in the United States. However, with elder abuse on the rise, and the fact that elder abuse are often not reported, the actual number can exceed 2 million.

Personal Injury Liability in Turkey

  January 4, 2015     By Cindemir Law Office
Personal injury liability is well described under Tort Law Definition of Turkish Obligation Code. Under Turkish Law, there must be 4 conditions for tort liability (in other words, personal injury liability): Acts Against Law,Damage, Causal Relation, Negligence, and Act Against Law.

Statute of Limitations Related to Personal Injury Cases in Turkey

  January 4, 2015     By Cindemir Law Office
The claims of compensation because of a unlawful act cease after a certain period of time. Normally the term is 2 years running from the date on which the damaged person received knowledge of damage and of the person who had caused the damage. This may not be longer than ten years from the date when the act causing the damage occurred. (New Code of Obligation of Turkey entered into force in 2011, article 72).

Should I Hire a Private Service of Process Business Instead of Using a Sheriff’s Department?

  January 4, 2015     By HG.org
Although federal courts and many state courts only require that a process server be 18 years of age or older and a non-party, most process servers are representatives of private service of process businesses or certain law enforcement officers. For federal cases, a marshal may be used. In state cases, a sheriff’s department officer may be used.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Injuries in the Coachella Valley Cause Concern

  January 3, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
Pedestrian accidents, both with fatalities and injuries are on the rise in the Coachella Valley and officials are concerned. There has been a rash of hit and run accidents all over California this year and the Coachella Valley has not been immune. But it is the total number of pedestrian accidents, hit and run and otherwise that is causing city leaders to consider what can be done to prevent further death and injury to the desert’s residents.

CA New Bike Law Not Yet Preventing Coachella Valley Bicycle Accidents and Injuries

  January 2, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
On September 16, 2014, California’s new bike law went into effect requiring motorists to give bicyclists three feet of distance when passing a bike rider. Since the law passed, bicycle collisions continue to occur. Motorists are likely to be cited for breaking the three feet law only if a deputy witnesses the accident. With the initial publicity of the law fading, many drivers remain unaware of the law. And bicyclists will need to continue to look out for drivers coming too close.

Convicted of a DUI? You will Need an Ignition Interlock Device in Rhode Island

  January 2, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Starting Jan. 1, Rhode Island judges and magistrates will have the authority to prohibit drivers convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence, or those who refused a chemical test, from driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock system. According to a news report in The Providence Journal, the new law requiring an ignition interlock device for those with prior DUIs goes into effect on New Year's Day.

Mutation Increases Mesothelioma Survival

  December 30, 2014     By Balkin Law Group
A genetic mutation that increases the odds of developing mesothelioma has now been identified as the same mutation that leads to an increase in survival time.

Filing a Claim after a Rental Car Accident

  December 30, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
When you are in a rental car accident, you may be just as eligible for compensation for your losses as if you were in an accident while driving your personal vehicle. You might be eligible for damages even if you did not purchase rental car insurance.

Table Saw Accident Victims May Qualify to File a Lawsuit and Seek Settlement Compensation

  December 30, 2014     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Despite safety technology that could prevent many of the most serious table saw injuries, the manufacturers of these tools have failed to equip them with their products. Table saw users who suffered amputations, lacerations, avulsions, or other injuries may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the table saw manufacturer and receive compensation.

A History of Bus Crashes with Ties to Palm Springs and Palm Desert

  December 30, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The bus crash everyone in Palm Springs remembers most is the bus crash of July 31, 1991 that killed 7 and injured 53 when a chartered school bus carrying Girl Scouts and their chaperones skid 400 feet, overturned, careened off the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Road, and tumbled down an embankment after its brakes failed. That crash was only one of a number of bus crashes with ties to Palm Springs and Palm Desert. As bad as it was, the FedEx bus crash in 2014 may have even been more horrific.

Rhode Island Gets Federal Funding for Traffic and Vehicle Safety Programs

  December 29, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Rhode Island has been awarded nearly $341,000 in federal funding for traffic and vehicle safety programs. According to an Associated Press news report, the funding comes from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).

CA Hwy 74 Motorcycle Injuries, Fatalities and Vehicles Going Over the Side

  December 28, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The stretch of Hwy 74 that runs from Palm Desert toward Mountain Center and then toward Idyllwild as Hwy 243, is a scenic paradise with views of both the desert floor and the pine trees and firs that greet you as you get closer to the Mountain Village of Idyllwild. Known as the Palms to Pines Highway, it is a magnet for motorcycle riders who love the challenge presented by the curves in the road that take them in both directions. It’s also a death trap for the unwary or inexperienced rider.

CA Hwy 86 Injuries and Fatalities, Once Again a Killer Highway

  December 26, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
Hwy 86 runs from Interstate 10 to Calexico. It passes through Indio, Thermal, Brawley and El Centro. Once known as “The Killer Highway,” stoplights were installed at some intersections to prevent broadside collisions. Anyone who’s driven the highway, knows it’s still dangerous because of the cross traffic. Now, once again, the highway is taking its toll.

Common Defenses Against a Dog Bite Lawsuit in West Virginia

  December 26, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
Under West Virginia’s dog bite laws, a dog owner is liable for the bite if the animal was loose at the time of the incident. These strict liability laws mean the dog bite victim doesn't need to prove the dog owner was aware of any previous incidences of biting or even knew the dog would bite a person. But the law does allow dog owners to mount some common defenses against a dog bite lawsuit.

4 Tips to Keep You Safe on the Roads This Winter

  December 24, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Drivers can reduce their risk of wintertime car accidents by preparing their vehicles for winter driving and adjusting their driving techniques.

I-10 Big Rig Crashes and Tractor-Trailer Rollovers in the Coachella Valley

  December 23, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The truck speed limit on the I-10 through the Coachella Valley is 55 mph. Most truckers drive through the valley at faster speeds. It would be easy to blame all of the big rig crashes and tractor-trailer rollovers in the Coachella Valley on speed, but there are too many other factors, including the negligence of others. With trucks that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, the passengers in cars and pickups they hit have a lesser chance to survive.

Cathedral City CA Hit and Run Accidents and Fatalities, a Coachella Valley Tragedy

  December 22, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The families of hit and run victims in Cathedral City and their attorneys just want answers. How can a bicyclist be hit by a hit and run vehicle, then a second pedestrian be hit by the same vehicle just moments later, then hit a second time by a paramedics vehicle transporting the first victim, and then hit yet by yet a third hit and run vehicle? These deaths in October 2014 would be just two in a string of recent hit and run wrongful deaths in the Coachella Valley.

Distracted Holiday Shoppers Causing Car Accidents and Pedestrian Injuries

  December 22, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
It’s that time of year, Christmas, that dangerous time in California for drivers and pedestrians which accident attorneys and insurance adjusters know all too well. It’s Christmas. People in cars and pedestrians alike are distracted. They’re shopping, and coming from Christmas parties. Some are unfamiliar with the roads. Others forget what to do when it starts to rain.

Winter Driving Safety and Car Accident Prevention on Illinois Roads

  December 21, 2014     By Botto Gilbert Lancaster, P.C.
During the winter months, the risk of being involved in a car accident increases. According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 23 percent of the car accidents that occur each year are caused partially or entirely by poor weather conditions. During the 2009-2010 winter season, Illinois was one of the top 10 states for weather-related traffic fatalities.

The Christmas Tort, For Christmas Dishes You’ve Had to Eat and Lies You Were Told

  December 21, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
It’s time to give personal injury lawyers a tort that can improve the lives of people at Christmas. How long are family members going to suffer at Christmas after being served dishes that should have stayed in the 50's, for lies told to them by their parents, and for Christmas traditions they never agreed to take part in, without being able to obtain some type of relief for the distress, the stomach pain and heartburn they’ve endured? Well no more. It’s time for the Christmas Tort.

Twentynine Palms Marine Accidents and Fatalities on CA Hwy 62, The Killer Highway - A Personal Injury Tragedy

  December 20, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
At least 182 people have died on CA Hwy 62 since 2002. More than 90 lives have been lost since 2007. The risks of dying on Hwy 62 make this highway a dangerous road to travel and the stretch of Hwy 62 from 29 Palms to Palm Springs one of the most dangerous stretches of highway in California. Marines from the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and personal injury attorneys who represent grieving families know all too well what is known as “The Killer Highway.”

To Sue or Not To Sue- A Pretty Good Question

  December 19, 2014     By Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.
To sue or not to sue is indeed a pretty good question. The lawsuit can be underway at the time of the ADR; or, the success or failure of the ADR can determine whether a lawsuit is even necessary.

Victims of Mesothelioma Cancer Due to Asbestos Exposure Have Legal Rights

  December 19, 2014     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Individuals who have developed mesothelioma cancer, asbestosis, lung cancer, or other diseases linked to asbestos exposure may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for the injuries and the cost of medical care.

The Danger of Medical Marijuana on Illinois Roads

  December 19, 2014     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Illinois joined the growing group of states to allow the use of medical marijuana.

Tips for Staying Safe on California Roads During the Holiday Season

  December 19, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
This is the time of the year when California's highways become full to capacity with parents, children, cousins, grandparents, and friends traveling through the state to be together for the holidays.

Can I Represent Myself in a Criminal Case?

  December 18, 2014     By Minick Law, PC
Explaining the process of representing oneself in a criminal case, and outlining the risks involved with doing so.

Patient Safety Initiatives Needed to Address Medical Malpractice

  December 15, 2014     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Medical malpractice is a national crisis, killing more than 200,000 people each year by some estimates.

What Is an Attractive Nuisance?

  December 14, 2014     By HG.org
An attractive nuisance is a dangerous condition on a person’s property that attracts children onto the property and puts their safety in danger. Landowners who have an attractive nuisance on their property are held to a higher duty to protect children. If an attractive nuisance is found to have injured a child on the landowner’s property, the landowner may be required to pay for the damages that resulted, even if the child was technically trespassing.

Challenges of Winter Driving in Rhode Island

  December 11, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Winter driving can be extremely difficult, especially here in Rhode Island. Our proximity to the ocean constantly opens up the possibility of huge storms, blizzards and nor'easters. This closeness also influences frequent temperature changes with many freeze-thaw cycles throughout the winter months. Such a weather pattern makes roads slippery and riddled with potholes, contributing to more treacherous conditions for drivers.

Factors a Car Accident Lawyer Looks For to Determine the Winnability of a Case

  December 11, 2014     By Law Office of Mark H. Cibula
Car accidents are generally scary and stressful situations to find yourself in, no matter how major or minor they might be. However, when you also have to worry about recouping costs for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and anything else you owe as a result, it makes the hardship much more difficult to manage on your own. That’s where the knowledge and assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer really comes in handy.

Who Owns the Nursing Homes in California?

  December 9, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
When moving your loved one into a nursing home, you want the best. Except, that info isn't readily available to the public.

Can I Sue if I Am Injured on Private Property?

  December 7, 2014     By HG.org
If a person is injured on the private property that belongs to another, he or she may be able to sue for the damages that he or she sustained. The ability to recover will depend on state laws regarding premises liability and the relative duty of the host and guest.

Understanding Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage for Car Accidents

  December 4, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
An uninsured motorist is a driver who does not have a valid auto insurance policy. Under Rhode Island law, it is illegal to operate a vehicle without auto insurance.

Connecticut Elder Abuse on the Rise

  December 4, 2014     By Richard H. Raphael, Attorney at Law
We all want the best for our loved ones. Most of us would give anything to give back to our parents in their old age what they have given to us growing up. Unfortunately, some families have members that do not respect the relationship with their elders, and may take advantage of them in a vulnerable condition.

2014 Recalls Aimed at Infant Products

  December 3, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
Thousands of consumer products are recalled due to safety concerns every year. Every year, hundreds and even thousands of consumer products are recalled due to safety concerns. These products fall under a wide variety of categories, from automotive parts and products to kitchen goods, household accessories, pet toys and products, and children's products.

5 First Steps to Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

  December 3, 2014     By Venus Poe, Attorney at Law
Suffering a personal injury can be scary, but it is always important to try and keep calm. The steps you take following a personal injury can affect the amount of compensation that you will get after filling a personal injury claim.

Providence Rated Among Top Five U.S. Cities with Worst Drivers

  December 1, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Recently, a report released by Allstate Insurance listed the city of Providence, Rhode Island, as the fifth worst city in the United States when it comes to the worst drivers.

Can I Be Sued for Serving Alcohol in My Home if Someone Gets in a Wreck?

  November 30, 2014     By HG.org
Due to the more prevalent nature of laws against drunk driving, many states have enacted laws that allow a personal injury victim to recover from the person who provided alcohol to an impaired driver. However, there may be exceptions regarding who can be made liable.

When Is An Amusement Park Liable for Injuries?

  November 30, 2014     By HG.org
When people go to an amusement park, they plan on spending time and having fun with friends and family. They do not plan on getting injured. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that the rate of amusement park injuries more than doubled in the mid-1990s. However, some states have enacted special laws that almost completely insulate parks from liability.

When Drivers Are Negligent Towards Motorcyclists

  November 29, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
The vast majority of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles. Motorcycle accidents are the most dangerous because they involve a much higher risk of serious injuries or fatalities. Head-on motorcycle-car accidents often result in fatal injury to the motorcyclist. Often, those accidents are caused because of a motorist's failure to notice a motorcyclist, yield to a motorcyclist and other forms of negligence.

3 Excuses Insurance Companies Use to Deny a Car Accident Claim

  November 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Insurance companies often deny personal injury claims with excuses that include denying fault, denying the extent of the injury, and denying causation.

New Illinois Laws Target Senior Care Complaints

  November 24, 2014     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
As medical technology makes it possible for Americans to live longer lives every year, more and more individuals and their families turn to long-term care facilities to provide assisted living and on-site medical care during their later decades. These long-term care facilities are frequently known as nursing homes and can house disabled and injured individuals alongside the elderly.

Can I Sue for Being Catfished?

  November 23, 2014     By HG.org
The story of Manti Te’o caught the attention of millions around the world as the professional football player’s story of his girlfriend, her death and the ultimate discovery of the falsity of it all. Similar stories that popped up in the media and in the life of the leading character in the MTV show of the same name have also brought this new phenomenon to the forefront of the public.

Rhode Island's Push to Prevent Wrong-Way Auto Accidents

  November 20, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Wrong-way auto accidents are some of the most serious types of collisions that occur on Rhode Island's highways. Seeing a vehicle traveling the wrong way and hurtling toward oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed can be terrifying. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wrong-way accidents on divided highways are far more likely to result in deadly or serious injuries than any other type of car accidents.

Performance of California Nursing Home Chains

  November 18, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Many nursing home chains in California have been shown to underperform when it comes to quality-of-care, staffing, and inspection measures.

Too Often, Medical Malpractice Due to Misdiagnosis Goes Unreported

  November 16, 2014     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
People who are injured as a result of medical negligence are entitled to seek compensation through a lawsuit. However, in the vast majority of medical malpractice cases, a lawsuit is never filed. In fact, in the case of misdiagnosis – one of the most common types of medical errors – the patient may not be aware that a mistake occurred, and the error itself may go unreported.

Can Incidents of Medical Negligence be Reduced if NHS Trusts Shared More Data on Medical Errors?

  November 13, 2014     By Wright Hassall
It would be a truth universally acknowledged among sensible people that the sharing of information on best practice, and the identification of meaningful trends gleaned from data, can only be a bonus for all organisations regardless of operation - and none more so than the NHS.

Xarelto Side Effects Leading to Legal Effects

Even though Xarelto is a new drug on the market, the negative side effects have grown greater than those from Pradaxa. Both of these drugs have experienced bleeding issues with consumers because they are anticoagulants. The only difference between the legalities of the two drugs is that a lot of Pradaxa's cases have been settled while Xarelto's cases are just getting started and are unfortunately, firing up.

Case Digest of Burton v. Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Supreme Court held that a 17-year old trespasser on boarded up property who received sulfuric acid burns could not recover against the landowner under the attractive nuisance doctrine, because he appreciated the risk of his reckless actions. Burton v. Rhode Island, 80 A.3d 856 (R.I. 2013).

Whistleblower Failure-of-Care Claim Settled for $38 Million

Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped with whistleblowing.

Is a Truck Responsible for a Car Wreck Caused by Something that Falls Off the Moving Truck?

If you drive a car, you’ve probably seen it happen (or you’ve seen the aftermath). A mattress, a piece of furniture, a chunk of metal, a huge box or some other large object falls off a moving truck (or the object is lying on the side of the road). What happens when the stuff that fell off the truck hits a car or a pedestrian or a bicyclist, causing a wreck and injuries? Is the truck responsible?

Protecting Yourself from Recalls When Used Car Shopping in California

Consumers must be aware when shopping for vehicles that there are numerous vehicles that have had parts recalled that may not have received repairs. Car manufacturers like General Motors have issued recalls that affect nearly 25 million vehicles. Consumers must get informed about recalls when car shopping in order to avoid injury from car accidents related to defective parts.

Back Injuries from Automobile Accidents

Back injuries differ in type and severity. Some car wreck victims suffer minor back injuries. For example, if a victim was stopped at a red light and another driver slowly rolled into his car, the victim might experience soreness for a few days. Other car accident victims are not so lucky.

Illegal Evictions of Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Nursing homes can't evict elders based on ending Medicare coverage, lack of long term beds, or refusal to readmit after a hospital stay.

Nursing Home Elder Abuse Is Due To Understaffing

Studies show that understaffing is directly linked to elder abuse in nursing homes.

Insurance Companies' Profits Skyrocket, Even as Medical Malpractice Payouts Drop

A skilled pickpocket does not just take your wallet; he directs your attention elsewhere. When you notice you have been robbed, you blame someone else.

Some Changes of the Revised Regulation of the Supervision on Medical Instruments of China

Regulation of the Supervision on Medical Instruments was revised and published by the State Council of People’s Republic of China on Mar. 7, 2014.

Recent Case Gives New Hope to Victims of New York Lead Poisoning

A recent court decision based on the case Hamilton v. Miller in the New York Court of Appeals is giving more hope to victims in New York lead poisoning cases. Previously, victims had to provide medical reports relating to each alleged injury. The lower court's narrow requirement requiring medical reports be furbished before defense medical examinations take place is no longer honored in lead poisoning cases, although victims must still furnish medical records relating to their injuries.

How Truck Driver Impairment Can Cause Accidents

Truck drivers operating a massive vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs cause truck accidents in the Clarksburg, West Virginia region every year. These accidents can be severe given the size difference between large trucks and passenger vehicles, and the recklessness with which impaired truckers often drive. Survivors of accidents related to truck driver impairment can recover damages for losses sustained in the accident.

What Benefits am I Entitled to Receive for an Iowa Work Injury

Iowa limits the benefits you can receive if injured on the job to specific categories of benefits.

When Can the Hospital Be Sued for Malpractice?

  By HG.org
When a person is injured while in the hospital, he or she may consult a personal injury attorney who focuses on medical malpractice claims. One of the first questions that an attorney of this nature will try to answer is who may be sued. In addition to surgeons or other healthcare staff, hospitals may also be sued in some cases for malpractice. The hospital may be able to be sued if one of the following situations is applicable.

Illinois Rail Safety Week Aims to Promote Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety

While many would think it is more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car, railroad fatalities are a larger concern, especially among pedestrians. Illinois' Rail Safety Week aims to encourage awareness of rail safety among pedestrians and motorists.

Support The Passing Of Bills Dedicated to Protecting Elders From Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

This month, legislators passed a bill entitled The Residential Care Facilities for Elders Reform Act of 2014 (ACT), effective July 1, 2015.


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