Personal Injury Law Articles

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What You Need To Do After Being Bitten By a Vicious Dog

  August 27, 2015     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
Dog bites occur all the time across the country. Something many people do not realize is that you have legal rights if a dog bites you. You can file a claim to be compensated for anything from medical bills to lost wages.

Slip and Fall Accidents in Retail Stores

  August 26, 2015     By Jay L. Edelstein, Attorney At Law
Injuries from slip and fall accidents in stores are very common. There are many opportunities for customers to become injured.

New Illinois Concussion Law Goes Into Effect

  August 20, 2015     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
As the end of the summer draws near, tens of thousands of Illinois students and their parents are actively preparing for the upcoming school year and the changes it will bring.

The Mechanic Damaged My Vehicle - What Can I Do?

  August 18, 2015     By HG.org
Question: I took my car in for service and when it was returned, my transmission was no longer working properly. The mechanic said that he didn’t do anything to it, but the vehicle was working perfectly when I left it at his place of business. I am not sure what type of lawyer I need or what I can do about the situation.

Finding the Right Injury Lawyer to Represent You

  August 18, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Learn the necessary steps to take to find a lawyer you feel comfortable representing you.

Understanding How Adjusters View Your Medical Records

  August 15, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Learn what you can do to strengthen your personal injury claim when working with insurance adjusters.

Dangerous FLQ Antibiotic Warning Labels Reevaluated by FDA

  August 13, 2015     By Van Wey Law, PLLC
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics that are frequently prescribed for sinus infections or urinary tract infections can cause permanent nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). The FDA has now acknowledged this and is reviewing warning labels now. Learn about the dangers of the dangerous, common drugs.

Tort Reform Is Not Only Useless, It's Harmful

  August 16, 2015     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
The insurance industry and corporate interests have worked for decades to sell the story of “tort reform,” the idea that “frivolous lawsuits” and the high cost of health care can only be stopped by limiting people's right to sue for damages.

Bicycle Accident Risks and Prevention

  August 13, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
Secretary of State, John Kerry, knows all too well how devastating bicycle accidents with motor vehicles can be when a car collided with his bicycle in May of this year.

Fight Or Flight: Defending Yourself Against Dog Bites and Attacks

  August 16, 2015     By The Pearce Law Firm, P.C.
Millions of people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. It might be a neighbor dog that was previously friendly, or a strange dog that you encounter while out walking. Either way, dog bites and attacks can cause serious injuries, and national headlines reflect horror stories of fatal attacks and dog maulings. What do you do in the event that you are threatened by a dog? Should you stand your ground and fight?

Settlement for Baby's Death at Military Hospital

  August 17, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
When a four-month-old’s parents brought her to the Emergency Room at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 18, 2012, their infant had been suffering from an upper respiratory infection accompanied by labored breathing.

Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

  August 13, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
When older Americans become bedridden, they entrust their well-being to medical professionals in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities.

Parties of Interest in Wrongful Death Claims

  August 17, 2015     By Jay L. Edelstein, Attorney At Law
The former Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner was involved in a fatal car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway last February.

Homeowners Insurance and Dog Bites in Maryland

  August 17, 2015     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
In 2014, Maryland lawmakers elected to do away with laws that impose different liability standards on dog owners based on what breed of dog they own.

Workman’s Comp: Electrical Injuries

  August 13, 2015     By Schultz & Myers
More than half of annual construction worker deaths are caused by falling, being struck by an object, electrocution, or being caught in or in between objects. While falls are by far the most deadly injury in construction work (34.6%), electrocution deaths and injuries are not a statistic to be ignored.

Insurance Games: The “Pre-Existing Condition” Argument

  August 13, 2015     By Schultz & Myers
Mary Jo was injured in a crash, but the insurance company for the at-fault driver initially offered to cover less than half of her medical expenses due to her pre-existing conditions. The insurance company for the at-fault driver saw our client’s medical history as an opportunity to save themselves a few dollars. Luckily, she didn't fall for their tricks.

I Was Injured on a Sidewalk by a Segway. What Is the Responsibility of the Driver?

  August 9, 2015     By HG.org
Segways are two-wheeled power-operated transportation devices that involve the user standing on top of the device and balancing in order to get from one place to another. While many states permit Segways on sidewalks, a rider may be held civilly liable if he or she crashes into a pedestrian or other person.

What Is the Legal Status of a Segway? Motor Vehicle? Electric Bike? Pedestrian?

  August 9, 2015     By HG.org
Segways are two-wheeled vehicles that are powered by electricity. The rider of a Segway must balance on the device and can ride up to approximately 12.5 miles per hour. Because the vehicle possesses characteristics similar to motor vehicles, bikes and pedestrians, it can be difficult for people to know the rights and responsibilities that riders of the device have.

Are Segways Allowed to Ride on the Sidewalks?

  August 9, 2015     By HG.org
Segways are powered conveyances that provide upright transportation for speeds up to 15 miles per hour. They are sometimes used as an alternative form of transportation of walking or cycling. Segways are regulated on the state and local levels.

What Should I Do If I Have an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist?

  August 8, 2015     By HG.org
If you are involved in an accident that is primarily caused by a motorist who was uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to file a claim with your own insurance company. Follow these steps to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

Question and Answer: Insurance Company Not Responding to Car Accident Claim

  August 8, 2015     By HG.org
Question: "I was involved in a car accident, but there was no proper investigation conducted by the police. My insurance company has not done anything so far. I have full coverage but I am having to pay for my rental which I was told would be reimbursed to me.

How Personal Injury Lawyers Help Accident Victims

  August 8, 2015     By HG.org
When a person is injured because of the negligence of another party, personal injury lawyers may be retained by the victim. Many personal injury lawyers take accident cases on a contingency basis, which does not require a payment of legal services unless the case settles or the jury awards a verdict. Consider the following ways that personal injury lawyers may be able to help your case.

Do You Have the Right to Shoot a Drone Hovering on Top of Your Backyard or Property?

  August 6, 2015     By HG.org
Drones are small aircraft, usually used in a recreational capacity. However, some people see them as a safety and privacy risk as they have been used to deliver contraband to prisoners and have hovered dangerously close to the White House. Generally, you do not have a right to shoot such drones.

Manufacturers of Asbestos-Free Products Could still Face Claims of Negligence

  August 5, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
When a company manufactures a product containing no asbestos, but knows their product will be used with a product containing asbestos, the courts are considering if they are responsible for issuing a warning to consumers. An example of this is a pump which needs gaskets in order to operate.

New Jersey Teen Sexting Phenomenon

  August 5, 2015     By Law Offices of Michele Finizio
You could ask every teenager about sexting and many will be familiar with what it is and perhaps have engaged in sexting themselves.

Can I Sue for Laser Burns from Cosmetic Surgery?

  August 4, 2015     By HG.org
Individuals who seek laser hair removal or other cosmetic procedures that utilize lasers may suffer burns. Whether or not such an injury provides the basis for a viable claim depends on a number of factors.

Can You Be Sued for Something You Post on Facebook?

  August 4, 2015     By HG.org
Since Facebook’s launch, millions of users have been drawn to the site to give friends updates, share pictures and reconnect. As such, it has provided people with a platform to communicate information in a way that they may otherwise never have considered. While posting information on Facebook may give people a sense of anonymity especially if their profile does not reflect their true identity, posting certain information on Facebook may provide the basis for a lawsuit.

Can I Sue for a Hunting Accident?

  July 30, 2015     By HG.org
According to the Center for Disease Control, gun-related accidents cause more than 15 percent of the deaths and injuries that are caused by gunshot wounds. An individual who has been injured in a hunting accident may have a viable claim for recovery, depending on the circumstances of his or her case.

What if you Get in a Crash while on Vacation?

  July 30, 2015     By Schultz & Myers
Summer travel is one of our country's favorite activities. With nearly 60% of Americans planning to travel more than 100 miles from home, it's no surprise that once in a while, we'll get a call. Accidents happen. Even on vacation.

Finding Foreign Objects in Your Food

  July 29, 2015     By HG.org
When you consume food, you usually do not expect to find foreign objects in it. While such action may seem grotesque, whether or not you have a viable case depends on a number of factors. Additionally, pursuing the case involves an even closer analysis.

Lawsuits Over Cyberbullying

  July 27, 2015     By HG.org
For generations, bullying has been a problem on the playground and in the classroom. However, with more children having access to electronic devices, a new form of bullying has formed: cyberbullying. This form of bullying can sometimes rise to the level of a criminal offense or a tort in which the parents of a bullied child may be able to recover on a monetary level for the suffering their child has endured.

Recent Absestos Removal Violation Case

  July 23, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Certified Environmental Services Inc., a New York asbestos abatement testing company, recently pled guilty in federal court to negligence for releasing asbestos into the atmosphere.

Can You Get a Subpoena without a Lawyer?

  July 15, 2015     By HG.org
A subpoena is an order from the court demanding that someone or something be provided to assist in a case. Lawyers who are licensed in the state usually have the power to issue a subpoena. However, individuals who are a party to a lawsuit and other individuals may also be able to issue a subpoena, depending on the rules of civil or criminal procedure in the court that has jurisdiction of the case.

Seeking Legal Assistance in Response to a Collision or Accident

  July 15, 2015     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
Finding an attorney for car accident damages, civil cases and insurance disputes is a concern that should always be taken seriously.

Negligent Supervision Increases Workplace Accidents

  July 13, 2015     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
Proper supervision of employees is essential for the safety and well-being of all workers at a company.

Scaffolding Safety Regulations

  July 13, 2015     By Schmidt, Kirifides, Fridkin & Rassias
A worker was recently left hanging from his safety harness, eight stories up on the side of a building in Wilmington, Delaware for 30 nerve wracking minutes.

How Soon Must We Bring a Lawsuit on Behalf of Our Child?

  July 30, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
If your child suffered injuries in an accident or an instance of medical malpractice, you know how important it is to get the help he or she needs. Protecting your child’s legal rights is just as crucial as securing the best medical care, especially if the injuries could have permanent implications for your child’s future. You may wonder when you need to make a decision about filing a claim or lawsuit on behalf of your child.

What Is a Complaint?

  July 31, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
When you begin pursuing a personal injury claim, you start hearing all kinds of legal jargon. While some legal terms are unfamiliar, others are words that you hear every day but that have a special meaning used in a legal context. In the legal system, a complaint doesn’t refer to your medical ailments caused by the accident or a gripe about the person who is at fault.

My Parent Suffered a Fractured Bone in a Nursing Home. Does She Have a Lawsuit?

  July 31, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
When a family member falls and sustains injuries while living in a nursing home, it’s common for families to worry about neglect. We all have seen too many horror stories about elderly parents being neglected or even abused in nursing homes. A fall injury doesn’t necessarily mean that neglect is going on, but it should be a cause for concern.

Construction Accidents and Supervisor Negligence

  July 13, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
Construction site accidents happen for many reasons. Poor equipment, poor safety, and the constantly changing landscape mean those who own and run these sites need to be vigilant. Employers regularly have a site supervisor at the construction work zone to monitor dangerous conditions. Many times, the supervisor can prevent construction accidents but even with the best intentions, construction accidents still happen and often cause serious injury.

Aerial Lift Dangers

  July 13, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Aerial lifts continue to injure construction workers. A common scenario is when a worker is pinned by a lift against an object, either to the side of the lift, or directly above the lift. On May 30, 2015 an aerial lift fatally pinned a 35-year-old Monroeville, Pennsylvania man against the roof of a bridge overpass near Pittsburgh, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazzette.

Generic Drug Consumers Lack Important Legal Protections

  July 8, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Many times, people take generic drugs because they are more cost effective and included in insurance plans. However, these consumers may not have the same legal protections taking a generic drug as a brand name drug. Despite generics being copies of existing drugs, legal protections for consumers of generic drugs may not apply.

Teen Drivers Present Risks to all Road Sharers

  July 8, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
New teen drivers pose risks to everyone on the road due to inexperience and immaturity.

How to Find a Reputable Injury Attorney & What to Expect after Contacting Them

  July 7, 2015     By Ladah Law Firm, PLLC
If you've been injured in an accident, one of the most important steps that you can take following the accident is to have an experienced, respected attorney represent you. A good lawyer will deal with the present while preparing for the future. From investigating a claim to filing a lawsuit, they will answer your questions and fight for a settlement that will help you heal and rebuild your life. Also, many attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, so they only get paid if you get paid.

What Do I Do When my Current Attorney is Pushing me into a Settlement I Don’t Feel is Adequate?

  July 6, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
When you hire an attorney to pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf, you expect that lawyer to make sure you get all the money you deserve. If your attorney is pushing you into a settlement that you don’t feel is adequate, you may feel frustrated. Your lawyer works for you, not the other way around. If you feel a settlement is inadequate and your current attorney won’t or can’t give you a satisfactory explanation as to why you should accept this low settlement, get a second opinion.

California Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome Litigation Attorneys

  July 6, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
Lawsuits filed by attorneys in California over Indoor Air Quality or Sick Building Syndrome, are increasing. The WHO estimates that nearly 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide have indoor air quality problems (possibly 20 percent in the U.S., according to one study). In California, dangerous indoor air quality and sick building syndrome are a growing area of law for lawyers in the areas of personal injury, real estate, construction, homeowner associations and business.

What a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do for You After a Hit and Run Accident

  July 3, 2015     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
Hit and run accidents are particularly brutal and traumatic. They create many problems afterwards especially if the driver cannot be found. You could be left pleading with an insurance company for just a small amount of compensation. This is why you need to contact a lawyer right away. A personal injury attorney can do many things for you after a hit and run accident.

Can I Sue My Spouse?

  July 2, 2015     By HG.org
In some circumstances, one spouse may consider suing his or her spouse for particularly egregious conduct. However, whether the spouse can bring a viable claim against his or her spouse depends on the nature of the behavior, the nature of the relationship, state law and the particular circumstances involved.

Construction Industry in the UK Lost 1.1 Billion

  July 3, 2015     By Levi Solicitors LLP
Propelled by the government’s investment in property, the construction industry is a leading section for the UK economy. In an industry where workers rely upon pneumatic tools, heavy duty machinery and other high-risk tasks, it is surprising that 40% of construction sites failed health and safety checks last year.

Asbestos Continues to Enter U.S. Ports

  July 1, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund recently released an analysis of federal trade data that more than eight million pounds of asbestos have entered U.S. ports since 2006.

Fatal New Jersey Bicycle Accidents

  July 1, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
New Jersey is a great place to ride a bike. Depending upon where you choose to go, you can enjoy a smooth ride along flat plains, challenge yourself on an adventurous mountain trail, or take in the fresh salt air as you bicycle along the boardwalk next to the Atlantic Ocean. That’s the good news. The bad news is that New Jersey ranks second in the nation for fatal bicycle accidents.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

  July 1, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
We live in a society that values our elderly citizens, yet sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect are more common occurrences than one may think.

Trial Award for Exposure to Asbestos in Talcum

  July 1, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
In Los Angeles, California a jury has awarded a 73 year old woman $13 million for contracting mesothelioma from Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder.

Concern about Asbestos in Nation’s Schools

  July 1, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently focused their attention on the 1986 law created to protect students, teachers, and employees in the United States from asbestos exposure.

Wearable Fitness Devices as Courtroom Evidence

  July 1, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Devices and smartphone apps that measure health information such as heart rate or sleep cycles could find their way to the courtroom.

Drug Company Settles Lawsuits for $2.37 Billion

  July 1, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
After a lengthy battle in court, Japanese drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Company has agreed to pay out a record $2.37 billion to resolve claims that the company failed to warn users about cancer risks associated with one of their most popular drugs.

Construction Projects Create Hazards for the Public

  July 1, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Public works and commercial construction projects are increasingly proliferating throughout the nation as our slow but steady economic recovery continues.

The Elements of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

  June 30, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
When a person dies as the result of someone else's negligence, recklessness or deliberate action, surviving family members can file a civil wrongful death claim or lawsuit. For instance, wrongful death may occur as a result of negligence or intent when a victim dies in a traffic accident, a slip-and-fall accident or due to medical negligence, etc.

Why a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Lead to Financial Ruin

  June 25, 2015     By Christensen Law
Some auto accidents seemingly result in only damage to two or more vehicles and no injuries to the drivers or passengers. What is common, however, but not often acknowledged, is that plenty of car accidents also lead to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The force of two or more cars colliding can do plenty of unseen damage, the result of which could lead to a person’s financial ruin.

Top 10 Causes of Boating Accidents

  June 24, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Keep yourself safe while boating and avoid these common reasons for boating accidents.

Car Hit on Private Property, Who is Liable?

  June 24, 2015     By HG.org
When accidents occur on the road, we all know that the first thing you do is call the police to report the accident, exchange insurance information, and document the scene. But, what do you do when an accident occurs on private property? Who is liable, especially if the other driver leaves the scene?

Understanding the Importance of New Florida PIP Insurance Rules after an Accident

  June 23, 2015     By All Injuries Law Firm, PA
In New Florida, there some specific laws of insurance that demand owners of motor vehicles to have at least 10,000 dollars in personal injury protection coverage and just 14 days to use that coverage if needed.

Three Injuries that Regularly Occur in Warehouse Environments

  June 18, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Over 145,000 laborers across the U.S. work in warehouses, as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports. Sadly, about one in 20 of these workers will suffer injuries in a given year, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Due to the hazards present in most warehouses, the following serious injuries are especially common among these workers.

Shipping Contracts: Interpreting the Terms

  June 17, 2015     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
The Supreme Court in the UK has recently considered a case which demonstrates the complexities that can arise from the interpretation of a contract. The judges examined the extent to which parties have the contractual power to form an opinion, and affirmed the need for decisions by contractual fact-finders to be reasonable.

What Should a Car Owner Know Before Negotiating with an Insurance Company When a Car Has Been Totaled?

  June 17, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
If your insurance company informed you that your car has been totaled, you may wonder if you have any recourse to challenge this decision or if the amount they’re willing to give you is fair. Before you sign any kind of release, or even a check from the insurance company, you need to know what options you have.

What Should I Do If I Feel I Might Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

  June 16, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
We trust our doctors to make us well and keep us healthy. Unfortunately, not every medical professional provides the standard of care that all patients deserve. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor fails to provide acceptable care and the patient suffers harm as a result. If you believe your doctor may have done something wrong, contact our attorneys as soon as possible to start getting help and make sure you don’t miss any legal deadlines.

What Types of Damages Are Recoverable in Wrongful Death Cases?

  June 16, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
A sudden death, like that resulting from an accident, leaves a void in a family’s life. Wrongful death laws vary by state. Generally, bereaved family members can seek money damages for both past losses, such as accident-related medical expenses and funeral costs, and future losses, such as future economic contributions to the family’s household.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim, and What Kinds of Claims Can they Bring?

  June 16, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
If you recently lost a family member due to unpredictable and preventable circumstances, you are dealing with a lot. On top of your grief, you might be struggling to help keep your family financially afloat in the wake of unexpected funeral costs and the sudden loss of your loved one’s income. Filing a wrongful death claim could protect your family during this difficult time.

Photographing the Scene of Your Accident

  June 15, 2015     By Ladah Law Firm, PLLC
Photographic evidence a powerful form of evidence in any type of accident. Photos can convey pertinent information, while also providing jurors with physical, tangible evidence they can hold and view while listening to testimony or deliberating. While pictures to do not replace written reports or other testimony, they provide useful evidence to help further explain the accident and who may have caused it. As such, if involved in an accident, it is important to document it with numerous photos.

Workplace Injuries Increase Income Inequality

  June 15, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Workplace injuries, along with an inadequate Workers’ Compensation system, may be contributing to the gap between rich and poor, according to the US Labor Department.

What to do when Bitten by a Dog in California and How to Protect Your Rights

  June 15, 2015     By The Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
Dogs are a very important part of life in California and can bring companionship and joy in a person’s life. However, some dogs can also be dangerous and aggressive at any moment.

Fatal Crane Accidents

  June 16, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
Construction workers must contend with a variety of safety hazards on every work shift. Many of these hazards come from the heavy equipment construction workers use on construction sites.

Federal Tort Claims Act Practice Alert: U.S. v. Wong

  June 16, 2015     By Bottar Leone, PLLC
According to the United States Supreme Court, the two- year and six- month time limits in 28 U.S.C.§ 2401(b) of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) "are just time limits, nothing more. Even though they govern litigation against the Government, a court can toll them on equitable grounds."

Slip and Fall Accident at New Jersey Property

  June 15, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
A Florida couple has filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia District Court against the Hyatt Hotel Corporation for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

Slip and Fall Injuries among Elderly People

  June 15, 2015     By Jay L. Edelstein, Attorney At Law
Forty percent of fatal injuries among people ages 65 and older are the result of slip and fall accidents, making falling the fifth leading cause of death among the elderly.

Unmentioned Risks Associated With Power Morcellators Assisted Surgeries

  June 15, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The Wall Street Journal notes that power morcellator manufacturers may not have disclosed that the instrument can spread cancer when used in uterine fibroid removal procedures.

Tracy Morgan Settles Lawsuit With Walmart

  June 15, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Walmart has reached a settlement agreement with Tracy Morgan in a lawsuit filed by Morgan after a Walmart truck crashed into his limo on the New Jersey Turnpike and left him with a traumatic brain injury (TBI.)

New Data Concerning Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  June 15, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to reduce the incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) by raising public awareness and improving TBI treatment.

Scaffolding Accidents

  June 15, 2015     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
Construction workers are at an increased risk of injury or death when working above ground level at a jobsite.

Cognitive Neuroscience Therapies Needed for Brain Injuries

  June 15, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Brain injured patients are not benefiting from the newest cognitive neuroscience therapies available, according to scientists in an issue of Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.

Malpractice and Birth Injuries

  June 15, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
When obstetric teams communicate well and follow established protocols, incidents of medical error and birth injuries are preventable.

When Can an Injured Seaman Recover Money Damages Under the Jones Act?

  June 14, 2015     By Forrest & Kolodny, LLP
A seaman may be entitled to money damages in a maritime accident. The Jones Act, found at 46 U.S.C.A. §688 (46 U.S.C. 30104), allows for a seaman to recover for injuries suffered during the course of his employment while at sea. The family of a seaman who is killed during the course of his employment may also file a suit under the Jones Act. Whether the injured party is able to recover will depend upon the actions of the those who control the ship.

New Drug Delivery System for Mesothelioma Treatment

  June 11, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
Pemetrexed is the only medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Since it was approved in 2004, pemetrexed combined with cisplatin has become standard treatment for mesothelioma patients.

Brain Injuries Change Lives Permanently

  June 11, 2015     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from a blow to the head that may or may not show outward objective evidence of injury like a bump, cuts or bruising. A TBI can also occur when the brain gets jostled inside of the skull and collides with the bone against it. About half of these injuries occur when the victim is involved in a motor vehicle collision.

Safety Regulation Violations Lead to Charges in Employee Death

  June 11, 2015     By Schmidt, Kirifides, Fridkin & Rassias
Charges were filed against employees of Bumble Bee Foods in the 2012 death of a worker who was performing maintenance on a 35-foot-long oven at the Santa Fe Springs Plant in California.

Game of Assessing Groans: How East Coast Lawyers Would Advise the Houses of Westeros

  June 11, 2015     By East Coast Injury Lawyers
So far, season 5 of Game of Thrones has most people on the edge of their seats (especially from episode 6, which we are all still shocked about.) Despite the compelling story lines, it is clear that one of its most controversial and memorable aspects are the horrible, yet riveting personal injuries that have been inflicted on many of the characters both beloved and hated.

Uninhabitable Conditions in California - The Right of a Tenant To Move Out And Break Their Lease

  June 11, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
In certain circumstances, California Civil Code Section 1942 allows a tenant or lessee to move out of a rented property without prior notice when the property is uninhabitable. A rented property must be fit for humans to live in. When it is so unhealthy as to be a danger to the renter, the renter has the right to leave the premises even when there is a lease. However, there are steps to take before doing so in order to support your claim that the property is uninhabitable.

Risk of Injury From Treadmills

  June 10, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The deaths of SurveyMonkey CEO and Mike Tyson’s four-year-old daughter by treadmill are rare headlines in the daily news.

Product safety Recalls in Children's Products

  June 11, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Protecting children is a main priority in the United States, yet many consumers are unaware of the safety philosophies of the companies selling children’s products.

Bar Fights, Negligent Security and Your Legal Rights

  June 10, 2015     By Jay L. Edelstein, Attorney At Law
With many people taking vacations over the summer months and with colleges being on break, the crowds at nightclubs and bars increase greatly and so do the chances of being involved in a bar fight.

Importance Of Water Safety For Children

  June 10, 2015     By Jay L. Edelstein, Attorney At Law
With the summer months quickly approaching, children are looking forward to swimming with family and friends at local pools and in backyards; however, recent statistics reveal that it is vital for parents and children to understand the risks involved while swimming in pools and spas.

Operation Orange Squeeze on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

  June 11, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Operation Orange Squeeze has begun along the Pennsylvania Turnpike as Pennsylvania State Police make the safety of their construction workers and turnpike work crews a top priority.

Child Product Recalls

  June 10, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
A recent look at which companies have issued the greatest number of product recalls has revealed some surprising insight into the safety philosophy employed by these firms.

New Options in Pain Management Therapies

  June 10, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Mesothelioma is one of the most serious forms of cancer a person can become afflicted with in the 21st century.

GM Repairs Faulty Ignition Switches

  June 10, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
In the year and two months since General Motors instigated a worldwide recall of more than two million cars due to faulty ignition switches, the company claims to have repaired nearly 70% of all vehicles with the product defect.

Car Accident Limited Tort Suits

  June 10, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
For limited tort suits in Pennsylvania, plaintiffs have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. Moreover, plaintiffs may only seek non-economic damages when they have suffered a serious personal injury.

Personal Injury Attorneys In California Need To Be On The Lookout For Legionnaires’ Disease

  June 10, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
Few people realize Legionnaires’ Disease can occur in nearly any location. The first reported outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak was at a Legionnaires Convention at a hotel in Philadelphia in 1976. Since then, outbreaks have been traced in California and other states to building water systems, spas and pools, fountains, and ventilation and cooling systems in hospitals, nursing homes, apartment complexes, shopping centers, fitness centers, dental offices, and individual homes.

Considerations When Pursuing a Lawsuit for Car Crash Injuries

  June 9, 2015     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
Car crash injuries can affect your entire body from head to toe, but there are certain injuries that are the subject of lawsuits more often than others. Those injuries and what the lawsuits entail follow.

Train Accident Cases

  June 4, 2015     By HG.org
Cases involving train accidents and resulting injuries have a number of significant differences from other personal injury cases. By being aware of the following information, you can make a more informed decision about whether to pursue a train accident case.

Illinois to Introduce Safe Phone Zones

  June 3, 2015     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Like it or not, cell phone use is a part of life in the 21st century. People use their phones for everything regardless of rules against their use in cars, public transportation, and certain public spaces like gyms, restaurants, and churches. Statistics have shown that driving a car while using a cell phone can cause accidents.


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