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Should Auto Makers Be Subject to Stricter Auto Defect Laws?

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
General Motors has recently come under fire for its spate of auto recalls. Just last week it announced that it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide due to a defect with the cars’ electronic power-steering assist, which can suddenly stop working and make the car harder to steer. This most recent recall brings the total vehicles GM has recalled since February up to a staggering 6.3 million vehicles.

Do Rear Visibility Systems Prevent Auto Accidents?

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In an effort to reduce the amount of backover fatalities and injuries, all new cars will be required to have rear visibility technology by May 2018. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the required rear visibility systems must expand the field of vision to include a 10-foot by 20-foot zone directly behind the vehicle, as well as meet other requirements regarding image size, linger time, response time, durability, and deactivation.

Testosterone Lawsuits Go Before Judicial Executive Committee

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone lawsuits continue to mount against the makers of various testosterone supplements, and a Judicial Executive Committee was recently created to centralize at least 30 of those lawsuits which allege that testosterone caused heart attacks, strokes, and other injuries. The consolidated cases are pending before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in the Northern District of Illinois.

Prevalence of Work-Related Back Injuries

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Back injuries, such as a herniated disc, sprain, or fractured vertebrae, continue to be one of the most common work-related injuries. In the workplace, back injuries can occur when lifting or carrying heavy objects, or due to repetitive motions.

Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer - Be Careful!

  April 11, 2014     By McGee, Lerer & Associates
If you have been injured in an accident and need an accident attorney, you will have no trouble finding one. Personal injury lawyers are a dime a dozen. The difficulty will be in finding a good one. The more seriously injured you were, the more is at stake. It’s important to do your homework when choosing which attorney to hire.

5 Little Known Facts about Slip and Fall Accidents

  April 4, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Slip and fall accidents are one of the quintessential personal injury claims. While many people think of the so-called 'banana peel' case when they think of a slip and fall accident, slip and fall liability – or premises liability – actually applies to a number of different situations.

The Dangers of Talc Powder for Women and Children

  April 4, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Talc-based powders are used by many women as part of their personal hygiene routine and many parents use baby powder on their infants to prevent diaper rash. Despite the popularity of talc-based products, however, they present many dangers to women and children.

Proposed Florida Laws Strip Medical Care Decisions Away from Doctors during Personal Injury Claims

  April 2, 2014     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
You could be forgiven for thinking messing around with health care coverage rules was the sole domain of democrats these days, but the new laws which will deeply interfere with the choices a doctor will make and options available for the seriously injured have sprung from the minds of two republican lawmakers.

Evidence to Preserve After a Car Accident

  March 31, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Every car accident claim needs a strong foundation of evidence to establish fault for the crash and show the extent of the damages you or your loved one suffered. There are many types of evidence to collect and there’s really no such thing as “too much evidence” as long as it contributes positive, relevant information to your claim.

Androderm Lawsuit Filed in California Court After Testosterone Therapy Linked to Cardiac Events

  March 31, 2014     By Cohen & Malad, LLP
Testosterone lawsuits are being filed across the United States against drug manufacturers like Eli Lilly and Watson Pharmaceuticals who make prescription testosterone. Men claim to have suffered heart attacks, strokes, and pulmonary embolisms after taking prescription testosterone drugs.

Medication May Increase Risk of Falls for Elderly Patients

  March 25, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
While blood pressure medications may help prevent certain medical conditions, they can also put elderly persons at risk of other injuries. For instance, a new study revealed that older people who take blood pressure medications may be more susceptible to fall injuries than elderly persons who are not taking blood pressure medication.

Basics of an Auto Accident Claim

  March 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Auto accidents – whether relatively minor or serious – can be scary, confusing, and debilitating. It can be difficult to know what to do if you were injured in an auto accident, and you may be confused about how to get financial recovery for your injuries and damages.

Common Workplace Injuries

  March 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Workplace accidents and injuries can happen in any job and in any industry. But just like there are some jobs and industries are more prone to workplace accidents, certain work-related injuries occur more often than others.

Oregon Stryker Hip Recall Claims

  March 18, 2014     By Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC
Information on Stryker hip implant recalls and asserting claims in Oregon.

Trucking Accidents in Oregon

  March 18, 2014     By Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC
Facts and information about commercial truck accidents and legal claims.

Should Testosterone Products Contain a Heart Attack Warning on Labels?

  March 18, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In light of recent data indicating that testosterone is dangerous for many men, Public Citizen – a public advocacy group – is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require black box warnings about heart attack and stroke risks to be included on the labels of testosterone products.

What Women Need to Know About Talc Body Powders

  March 18, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Many women use talc-based body power as part of their personal hygiene routine, and they may be putting their health at risk as a result. In a recent study, researchers examined data collected from eight separate studies and found that women who regularly use talcum powder in the genital region increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 24 percent.

Expropriation Legislation in Albania

  March 17, 2014     By LPA Law Firm Albania
Law No. 8561, dated 22.12.1999, “On Expropriations and Temporary Posession of Private Property for a Public Interest” regulates the right of the state to expropriate or take for temporary use of a public interest the properties of physical persons or legal entities, as well as the protection of the rights and interests of the respective owners.

Suffered Injury In Louisiana? Learn How To Strengthen Your Legal Claim

  March 14, 2014     By Bravo Law Firm
Famed 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill once wrote, “A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” More than a century later, this simple statement rings as true as it did when first penned.

Common Cases of Medical Malpractice

  March 12, 2014     By The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka
Everyone makes mistakes. No matter how confident someone is in their abilities, they are only human. Sadly, this applies to doctors just like everyone else.

What Is the Difference between Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Accident and injury victims often wonder about their legal rights after an accident. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the defendant(s) may be liable for money damages in either a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Clients often have a number of questions about the differences between a personal injury lawsuit and a wrongful death lawsuit, and this article explains some of the major similarities and differences.

Workplace Accidents: The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
According to Forbes, some of the jobs that are commonly thought of as dangerous actually result in the fewest fatalities. For instance, firefighting and tractor operation are safer jobs than being a car mechanic.

Fatal Car Accidents Involving Marijuana Have Tripled in U.S.

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Marijuana alters a person’s ability to perform certain functions, including operating a motor vehicle. According to a new study, fatal car crashes involving marijuana have tripled during the past decade, which may be responsible for the increase in impaired driving accidents in recent years.

Does Daylight Savings Time Cause More Auto Accidents?

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Last weekend much of the United States, “sprang forward” as we moved our clocks ahead one hour. While daylight savings time has long been considered a modern rite of passage for the changing seasons, some experts point out that the time change puts our health at risk and increases the risk of accidents and injuries – particularly auto accidents and heart attacks.

Deflation Trends in the Assessment of Damages Under Cyprus law

  March 10, 2014     By Harris Kyriakides LLC
The guidance of the Cyprus Supreme Court in the assessment of damages in accident claims has traditionally been founded on certain principles.

“Unacceptable” High Rate of Accidents and Injuries on Communication Towers

  March 8, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The high rate of accidents and injuries on communication towers is “unacceptable,” according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administrator David Michaels. Michaels issued his remarks at the National Association of Tower Erectors’ conference, which took place February 24-27, and he stressed the need for proper safety precautions related to communication towers.

OSHA Issues 2014 Site-Specific Targeting Program for High Injury Employers

  March 8, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Pursuant to its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting program, OSHA plans to direct enforcement resources to those workplaces that have the highest rates of injuries and illnesses.

Nevada State Athletic Commission Bans Testosterone Replacement Therapy from Combat Sports

  March 8, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has banned testosterone-replacement therapy from combat sports, including boxing and mixed martial arts. The decision was made based on evidence that testosterone unnaturally increases the athlete’s competitive abilities and that it is not a necessary medical treatment for many of its users.

Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up – February 2014

  March 8, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Personal injury and workers' compensation lawyers have been discussing several important topics in the last few weeks, including the safety of surgical robots, the inadequacy of temp worker laws, employer abuse of the workers' compensation system, and the idea that doctors seek locations with lax regulations on professional liablility. This article is a brief summary of four separate articles detailing those topics.

Talc and Other Dangerous Personal Care Products

  February 26, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The cosmetic and personal hygiene industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. The United States cosmetic industry alone is the largest in the world, with total revenue in excess of $54 billion. Unfortunately, not all cosmetic and personal care products are safe for use and some are even linked to serious medical conditions – yet they remain on store shelves. Some of the most dangerous personal care products on the market today are talc-based products.

Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Baby Powder Lawsuit

  February 26, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Talc is used in a number of cosmetic and personal hygiene products, such as baby powder and feminine body powders. But new evidence and a recent lawsuit suggested that, despite its widespread use, talcum powder could be incredibly dangerous.

The Hidden Risks of Talcum Powder

  February 25, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Talcum powder – which is commonly referred to as baby powder or body powder – is a widespread cosmetic and personal hygiene product that has a number of uses. Talcum powder is made from a soft mineral called hydrous magnesium silicate, which is crushed, dried, and then milled. Talcum powder works by absorbing moisture and reducing friction, thereby protecting the skin.

You’re Going the Wrong Way! - Why Wrong Way Driving Happens

  February 25, 2014     By Slootsky, Perez & Braxton
While cities and states should obviously work to improve signs and barriers around any areas that have been a problem site for wrong way accidents, it seems clear that the best way to stop wrong way accidents is to stop drunk driving.

If I Allow My Friend to Drive Drunk, and it Results in Death, Can I Be Held Responsible?

  February 24, 2014     By Law Office of James Davis, PA
Drunk Driving accidents are continuing to occur. What you may not know is that you can be held criminally liable for a death even if you are not physically at the scene of the crime.

NY Car Accidents and Insurance: News You Can Use

  February 21, 2014     By Block O'Toole & Murphy
If you are like most people in New York, car accidents leave you wondering what to do. In addition to obtaining prompt and effective medical care if you have been injured, you will need to deal with your insurance company. Unfortunately, this can turn even a minor fender bender into a major challenge and require you to spend significant time to get the benefits you thought you had paid for with your insurance premiums.

Distracted Driving: A Serious Problem in New York

  February 21, 2014     By Block O'Toole & Murphy
Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 15 people die per day in the United States in car accidents that involve distracted driving? Moreover, another 1,200 people are injured on a daily basis.

Testosterone Shown to Cause Stroke and Heart Attacks

  February 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone therapy is used by a number of men believed to have low testosterone levels. Although low testosterone can cause fatigue, decreased libido, and muscle and bone loss, testosterone is sometimes prescribed unnecessarily – which can lead to serious side effects and medical conditions.

Were You Injured After Taking Testosterone Supplements?

  February 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone therapy has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including heart attack, stroke, and even death. For men under the age of 65 with a history of heart disease, the risk of heart attack nearly triples when taking testosterone supplements and doubles for men over the age of 65 even if they have no history of heart disease.

Liability for Testosterone and Other Unsafe Pharmaceuticals

  February 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The use of testosterone replacement therapy has increased exponentially in recent years. In fact, the Washington Post reports that the number of men starting testosterone therapy has almost quadrupled in the United States since 2000. But new data has also come to light indicating that the use of testosterone therapy can be dangerous, particularly to men over the age of 65 and men with a history of heart disease.

Premises Liability Claims in California: What Do You Need to Do if You Are Injured in a Retail Store

  February 17, 2014     By Glotzer & Sweat, LLP
Shopping in a store is usually enjoyable and fairly uneventful, but, what happens if you get hurt in a mall or box store like Home Depot? If you are injured due to a dangerous condition on the property such as a slippery floor or merchandise stacked wrong that falls down on you, there are things you should do immediately to protect any claims you may later assert for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering related to the incident.

Two RI Supreme Court Cases Examining Television And Negligence Claims

  February 17, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
While watching television recently, I came across a commercial involving dangerous stunts. The stunts were so dangerous and over the top that the producer included legal disclaimers to the effect that “You should not try this at home!” What would happen, I thought, if somebody injured themselves after watching such a stunt? Could a legal claim for negligence survive against the broadcaster or producer?

5 Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits

  February 12, 2014     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
There is a lot of misinformation floating around on the web about certain aspects of personal injury cases. Here we will reflect upon those myths and help clear them up.

Should I Sue for my Auto Accident Injuries?

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you were injured in a car accident, you may be facing mounting medical bills and be unable to work. In addition to the physical pain that you are in, you may also be angry and confused about what to do next. Many car accident victims wonder if they should accept an insurance settlement or pursue legal action by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Slip and Falls Are the Most Common Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Spinal cord injuries are on the rise, and slip and falls among seniors now top the list as the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. According to a new study, which was published in the January 23 issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma, falls among seniors have surpassed auto accidents as the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.

Winter Weather Responsible for a Number of Chicago Area Auto Accidents

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Winter 2014 will likely go down in the record books for one of the harshest winters ever. In fact, as of February 9, Chicago has seen 19 days with subzero temperatures and has already received more than 62 inches of snow. Winter in Chicago can make for treacherous travel conditions, but this winter has been particularly bad.

Study Shows Construction Workers Exposed to Silica Are at Risk of Disease

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Construction workers are exposed to a number of occupational hazards, such as scaffolding injuries, noise hazards, and equipment injuries. But a new report shows that construction workers who are exposed to crystalline silica dust are also at risk of developing occupational diseases over the long term.

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Cut Benefits for Traveling Employees

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Commuting and traveling is often a necessary part of a person’s job. While work-related travel and lengthy commutes are commonplace in today’s labor force, when a worker is injured while commuting or traveling for work, several issues can arise regarding workers’ compensation.

The Dangers of Working the Night Shift: How to Recover the Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Night shift work – though a necessity for many American workers – comes with a unique set of health risks and hazards. For instance, according to an article on WebMD, night shift work is related to a number of serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Were You a Victim of America’s Most Dangerous Transportation Hazards?

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Not only does the NTSB conduct independent investigations of all civil aviation accidents and major accidents of other modes of transportation such as train crashes, commercial trucking accidents, and auto accidents, but it also identifies areas for improvement in order to improve transportation safety.

The Dangers of Medication Errors In Canadian Medical Care Facilities

  February 11, 2014     By Greg Monforton and Partners
A detailed explanation of the common causes and types of medication errors that can occur in a medical establishment, provided by the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners.

Disagreement About Handling of California Caregiver Abuse Cases

  February 10, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm
Long -term care advocates and officials disagreed at a recent Assembly hearing.

Social Security Disability Applicants And Headache Claims - 5 Keys Pieces of Evidence

  February 9, 2014     By Anthony Castelli, Attorney
Seeking social security disability because you can not work because of a headache is unique and very difficult. But there are certain things you can do to help your chances of winning.

Driving on Snow and Ice in Arkansas

  February 6, 2014     By Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, PA
Be careful out there! Just because there’s ice on the roads doesn’t mean you’re off the hook if you plow into someone while you’re driving.

5 of the Most Dangerous Roads in the U.S.

  February 4, 2014     By Lawlor Winston White & Murphey
As with California State Route 138, the major problem with U.S. 431 in Alabama is that it consisted mostly of two narrow lanes until 2010 and had dense traffic. The good news is that the highway was expanded to four lanes from Phenix City to Dothan.

Los Angeles Assisted Living Facility Held Responsible for Injuries of Resident

  February 3, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm
A Los Angeles County assisted living facility has been ordered by a judge to pay a woman who was injured by a fall.

Preserving Evidence after a Motorcycle Accident

  January 31, 2014     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
Just because a motorcyclist is injured or sustains property damage due to someone else’s negligence and thinks he’s entitled to recover, it doesn’t mean that he will. The injured party must prove his case whether in the early stages of the claim or ultimately at trial. If you’re not careful, some things can slip through the cracks.

The High Cost of Being Injured in San Francisco

  January 30, 2014     By Law Office of Daniel H. Rose
The cost of medical care rendered to seriously injured accident victims in San Francisco is tremendous, especially given the high cost of treatment at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), to which seriously injured patients are brought by ambulance, and the fact that SFGH and its physician group balance bill the patient for whatever their insurance does not cover.

How to Document a Slip and Fall Case

  January 30, 2014     By Slootsky, Perez & Braxton
Chances are, you’ve slipped or tripped and started to fall but caught yourself—or maybe fell but didn’t seriously injure yourself—sometime in the last year. Everyone has those moments, and usually you can just laugh them off as a moment of clumsiness and move on.

Recent Utah Tragedies Highlight Dangers Facing Bicyclists On The Road

  January 29, 2014     By Larsen Larsen Nash & Larsen, Attorneys at Law
Bicycle accidents can cause devastating injuries when a vehicle is involved. With little to protect bicyclists from negligent drivers, the results of bike crashes can be devastating.

What is a Presumptive Personal Representative in a Utah Wrongful Death Claim?

  January 29, 2014     By Larsen Larsen Nash & Larsen, Attorneys at Law
Utah law identifies a presumptive personal representative as the person to handle the responsibilities of wrongful death claims, based on relationship to the deceased. This role involves addressing many legal details during a period of personal stress and grief for the close loved one who takes on this role.

When Do I Need to Retain an Attorney for a Workers' Compensation Claim in Salt Lake City?

  January 29, 2014     By Larsen Larsen Nash & Larsen, Attorneys at Law
The Utah Workers Compensation system makes claim filing easy for injured workers, who can leave the paperwork to other parties after notifying their employers of an injury.

Insurance Liability Issues When Teen Is in Auto Accident

  January 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you have been in an accident with a teen driver, you may wonder what sort of recourse you have in order to protect your rights. Teen drivers are often difficult or costly to insure, and they are often insured under their parents’ insurance policy.

Do Compact Cars Cause More Injuries When Involved in an Auto Accident?

  January 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Ultra compact cars – often called minis – have increased in popularity in recent years, in large part due to their relatively inexpensive price tag and high fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, many of the smallest cars sold in America are also some of the most dangerous and the most likely to result in serious injuries and deaths in an auto accident.

The Role of the Obstetrical Nurse in Labor and Delivery

  January 28, 2014     By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
The birth of baby is usually a joyous occasion for expectant parents and their families. Since pregnancy and childbirth are a normal physiological process, the woman usually goes through the 9 month pregnancy expecting everything to be perfect at the end.

What Happens at a Deposition in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
From a client’s perspective, one of the most confusing and challenging parts of a personal injury lawsuit is the deposition. Unless a case settles very quickly after the complaint is filed, a deposition will inevitably be part of the legal process.

Why You Need to Take Swift Action after a Personal Injury Accident

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you have been involved in a personal injury accident, you are likely hurt and confused. It is important that you not delay in getting the medical and legal help that you need so that you can protect your ability to seek financial compensation for your injuries and damages.

When Is a Restaurant Liable for Injuries or Illnesses?

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Every day restaurant customers and employees are injured in restaurant accidents. Injuries happen in restaurants for a number of reasons, including hazards such as food or drink spills, poor lighting, lack of or broken railings on stairways, failure to maintain the premises, burns by hot food or drink, food poisoning, sharp kitchen tools and utensils.

The Myths and Lies of Tort Reform

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Tort reform initiatives seek to limit plaintiff’s access to the court system, restrict the types of claims that can be asserted, and cap the damages to which you may recover in a lawsuit.

6 Secrets of Personal Injury Lawyers

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
No one plans on getting into a car accident or other personal injury accident, but accidents can and do happen. It is important that, if you are injured in a personal injury accident, you understand your rights and legal options. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide you with the crucial information that you need in order to get the compensation that you deserve.

Protect Your Children: Beware of these Commonly Misused Baby Products

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Toys and other children’s products, such as cribs, car seats and highchairs, can result in serious injury and even death when they are dangerous or defective. Sometimes a product is inherently dangerous, making children susceptible to risk of injury even when the product is used correctly. Other times products may be dangerous when used incorrectly or manufacturers may not include the necessary warnings on the product.

Drunk vs. Distracted Driving: Which Is Worse?

  January 24, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Most people will list drunk driving as their first guess for the most lethal cause of collisions caused by negligence, but digital gadgetry has ushered in a new era of “distracted driving” collisions – especially texting while driving accidents.

When a Loved One is Killed Due to Negligence

  January 17, 2014     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
By definition, personal injury law involves any injury that is the direct result of another person’s failure to exhibit reasonable care.

Who Can File a Claim For A Fatal Accident In Ontario, Canada?

  January 15, 2014     By Iacobelli Law Firm PC
Who can file a claim for a fatality accident in Ontario will depend on the circumstances of the particular case. In most instances, the blood relatives (husband, wife, mother, father, children, etc.) will be entitled to file a claim.

Distracted Driving Auto Accident Statistics

  January 13, 2014     By Standeffer & Harbin, LLC
Important information and helpful, recently released statistics for automotive accidents that have been caused by a distracted driver.

Woman Sues Hospital for Loss of Legs

  January 13, 2014     By The Tolson Firm, LLC
A 33 year-old Brooklyn woman is suing a hospital for medical malpractice after a simple surgery resulted in an infection, causing both her legs to be amputated.

Challenges You Face Proceeding Without a Car Accident Lawyer

  December 31, 2013     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
Everyone has seen the movies where people are representing themselves in the court of law and are making decisions to try to win a victory without a lawyer. This article will explain the perils in doing so.

7 Signs You Were At Fault During a Car Accident

  December 31, 2013     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
Car accidents are very situational and sometimes it can be very confusing as to who is at fault when an accident takes place.

What Can I Do to Prevent or Stop Dog Attacks?

  December 30, 2013     By The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka
Dog attacks can be extremely vicious, dangerous, and painful and if you are the owner of the dog, you may get sued - so preventing dog attacks is good for both parties all around.

Skiing and Snowboarding Accident Claims in Italy

  December 28, 2013     By Giambrone Law
Skiing and snowboarding accident claims: An important Judgment of the Italian Supreme Court [N. 28616 of 20.12.2013] excludes strict liability for the Ski Resort Operator if an accident on the slopes has been caused by excessive speed.

Are Sports Injuries Actionable?

  December 23, 2013     By HG.org
When it comes to American football or hockey, there is nothing more thrilling than the sound of two athletes smashing into each other. They put their bodies through unbelievable abuse for the entertainment of the crowd and a sizable paycheck. But what about the rest of us? What happens if a child is injured in a recreational league game, a college student at intramural sports, or adults during a social game? Could that injury form the basis of a lawsuit?

What is Physician-Patient Privilege and Why is It Important?

  December 23, 2013     By HG.org
Most of us have probably heard or been told that anything we tell our doctor is confidential. While this may be reassuring, it may have left you wondering why it was true and what the reason for that confidentiality was? How far does it extend? Would it hold up in court?

How to Choose the Best Personal Injury Attorney

  December 22, 2013     By HG.org
Few areas of legal practice are as crowded as the personal injury field. In most jurisdictions, billboards, website banner ads, television commercials, radio spots, yellow pages and magazine ads, and other forms of advertising permeate our consciousness with pitches for different personal injury attorneys. With so many choices and so much information, how does one choose the best personal injury attorney?

What You Should Know About Concussion Injuries

  December 21, 2013     By HG.org
Over the last few years, we have become increasingly aware of the dangers of concussions as several professional athletes have experienced severe emotional problems related to their traumatic brain injuries. Unfortunately, concussions are not just limited to top professional athletes. So what can you do if you or your child suffers a concussion?

Are There Any Laws That Regulate Psychics?

  December 19, 2013     By HG.org
Every year, millions of Americans use the services of psychics, mediums, palmists, and others who claim supernatural abilities. While most see such activities as entertainment and not to be taken too seriously, there are many who believe it wholeheartedly and, as a result, often find themselves out thousands of dollars before they realize they have been had. This leads many to wonder whether there are any laws that regulate psychics.

Tips for Staying Safe in the Workplace

  December 18, 2013     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Employers are legally obligated to provide a safe working environment for their employees.

Cold Weather Safety Tips

  December 18, 2013     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In Chicago – and the rest of the Midwest – winter has arrived, bringing with it snow, ice, and cold temperatures. At Ankin Law Offices, LLC, our Chicago accident and injury lawyers are dedicated to promoting safety – especially during winter months when conditions are more hazardous.

When is a Schoolyard Brawl a Battery?

  December 18, 2013     By HG.org
Kids will be kids, or so the saying goes. As such, children often roughhouse and get into small fights in the schoolyard. Most parents, teachers, and administrators, while not pleased by such conduct, know that it is an inevitable part of life in the school system and for many, a rite of passage for the children involved. But legally, when does it go from a simple schoolyard brawl punished by detentions or suspensions to a battery that could be punished by jail or a civil lawsuit?

Adderall Lawsuits

  December 16, 2013     By Pavich Law Group, PC
Victims of the side effects of Adderall and related medication have pursued lawsuits against corporations for the suffering that they have endured.

Florida Law Enforcement Agencies Team Up to Fight Hit and Run Accidents

  December 16, 2013     By Law Office of James Davis, PA
In a press release recently by the FDHS the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there has been an increase in fatal hit and run auto accidents within the past two years in Florida.

My Car is Defective and Caused an Accident, What Can I Do?

  December 15, 2013     By HG.org
Automobiles are safer today than they ever have been. Airbags, seat belts, crumple zones, computers that monitor road and vehicle conditions, and many other features help to keep drivers and passengers out of accidents all together, or protect health and safety if one does occur. But sometimes those systems are improperly manufactured or installed. Sometimes after-market additions interfere with their proper function.

Will Surveillance Cameras End Nursing Home Abuse?

  December 13, 2013     By Ferrer Shane, PL
A watchful eye may be the better alternative to no eye at all in a situation where abuse of elderly or otherwise vulnerable residents is known to happen.

What is Negligent Hiring and Retention?

  December 13, 2013     By HG.org
As an employer, one is often subject to a lot of liability and often from unexpected sources. Not only are there concerns about meeting payroll and keeping your business afloat, an employer must also ensure that all of its employees are properly qualified before hiring and adequately trained and supervised once employed. Otherwise, an employer could find itself liable to a third party for negligent hiring and retention. But what is negligent hiring and retention?

What is Negligent Entrustment?

  December 13, 2013     By HG.org
Ever had second thoughts about loaning your car to someone, or wondered what kind of liability you could face if they got in an accident? If so, and probably without realizing it, you may have been worrying about the idea of negligent entrustment.

Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Accident

  December 12, 2013     By Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A.
Perhaps one of the most prolific – and horrendous – cruise ship accidents in recent memory was the January 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia. When the ship ran aground off the cost of Italy, 4,200 passengers and crew members were forced to evacuate. Unfortunately, dozens of passengers were injured and a yet-still-unknown number killed.

Help, I Was Injured by a Faulty Power Tool!

  December 11, 2013     By HG.org
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured while using a power tool. Many of these injuries are self-inflicted and the result of inexperience or recklessness. Still, others are the result of a defectively designed or manufactured product. So, what should you do if you fall into the second category and have been injured by a faulty power tool?

Is It Legal to Leave a Car Running Unattended?

  December 11, 2013     By HG.org
Whenever cold weather approaches, there is an increase in the number of people who leave their cars running unattended in an effort to warm them up before driving anywhere. While this might be good for the engine and make for a toasty commute, it may not always be legal.

Petition Seeks to Protect Consumers’ Right to Access Data from Drug Studies

  December 10, 2013     By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.
December 9, 2013 A battle is currently underway that will determine whether drug makers can hide data about the safety and effectiveness of the drugs they sell or whether they will be required to release this critical information to the public.

Injured at the Beauty Salon, What Should I Do?

  December 10, 2013     By HG.org
Everyday, millions of women have various services performed at beauty salons. Hair cuts, dying, threading, manicures and pedicures, massages, and a host of other services are now available. While one rarely thinks about it, though, beauty salons are actually very dangerous environments. So what should you do if you are injured at the beauty salon?

What Can You Do if Someone Falsely Accuses You of Rape?

  December 10, 2013     By HG.org
It is an ugly reality, but it is known to happen: petty people misusing the very serious charge of rape as a way to gain an upper hand, get revenge, or otherwise harm another person. The results of such a false accusation can be devastating, even if the person wrongfully accused is ultimately acquitted. So, what can the innocent person do in such a case? What are the consequences to the false accuser?

American Gun Culture

  December 7, 2013     By Ferrer Shane, PL
In order to find ways to prevent terrible acts of violence from guns, and to reconcile those acts with our deeply-ingrained gun culture, we must first make steps to understand that culture.