Personal Injury Law Articles

Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide
discussing legal aspects related to Personal Injury.




Can I Recover Money Damages if an EMT Makes a Mistake?

  March 3, 2015     By HG.org
Accidents happen. Whether it is a slip and fall, a car crash, or a sports injury, accidents can happen many ways and in any variety of different places. Typically, after an accident, the first call is for emergency medical attention. That help is usually delivered by an emergency medical technician. But, what happens when these people make mistakes?

Sick or Injured After a Cruise, What Can I Do?

  March 3, 2015     By HG.org
A cruise vacation is supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. But, they do not always end that way. An increasing number of passengers in recent years have experienced illness or injuries while on their vacation. Often, this has been the fault of the cruise line, itself. If this happens, what can you do?

Common Mutated Genes Found in Mesothelioma Patients

  March 2, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rapidly spreading and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Residents of Philadelphia: Know the Rules for Proper Snow Removal

  March 2, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
Many Philadelphia residents are unaware of the local city rules regarding snow removal on their property.

Asbestos Exposure to Construction Workers

  March 2, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
The Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umea University in Sweden conducted a research study focused on male Swedish construction workers who participated in health examinations between 1971 and 1993.

Asbestos Hazard at New Jersey High School

  March 2, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
An emergency asbestos clean-up has been ordered at Paulsboro High School in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

The Basics of a Successful Personal Injury Claim

  March 2, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Many types of accidents can cause injury. If an injury is sustained in an accident that resulted from someone else’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to collect compensation for his or her injuries from a liable party.

How Can I Prove Fault in a Car Accident Case?

  February 28, 2015     By HG.org
In many car accident cases, a central question is who is ultimately liable for the accident. Even if a person is at fault, his or her level of liability may be reduced or eliminated based on the laws of his or her state.

Discovery and Depositions in Germany

  February 27, 2015     By Planet Depos
Taking depositions in Germany can be easy with the proper planning and scheduling.

How Can You Prevent a Truck Accident?

  February 27, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
It can be intimidating to drive right next to a big-rig or an 18-wheeler. They are huge, weigh about 80,000 pounds and have this scary tendency to drift in and out of your lane. But, sharing the roadway with these large trucks does not have to be daunting and a nightmare. There are steps you can take to stay safe around big rigs and make sharing the road with commercial truck drivers a lot loss tense.

Personal Injury Perspectives: The Dark Side of Rego Labels in Queensland

  February 25, 2015     By East Coast Injury Lawyers
Beginning 1 Oct 2014, motorists were no longer required to display registration (‘rego’) stickers on their vehicles. This change was made by the government to align Queensland with the rest of the nation. The purpose was to save taxpayers up to $3.5 million a year in postage/printing costs.

New Reporting Requirements For Fatal Work Injuries

  February 23, 2015     By Schmidt, Kirifides, Fridkin & Rassias
According to the 2013 Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries preliminary report, a total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were reported in 2013. In addition to the number of worker fatalities, millions of employees suffer workplace injuries every year.

Potential Public Health Crisis in Canada

  February 23, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
According to new national data acquired by The Globe and Mail show, asbestos exposure was the single most cause of workplace deaths in Canada last year topping other chemical exposures, fire fatalities and deaths caused by highway accidents. The data stated that in 1996 there were nearly 5, 000 death claims approved due to asbestos exposure.

Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury Care Act

  February 23, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
The Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury Care Act, intended to improve the efficiency and quality of treatment for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), was approved by both the Senate and the House of Representatives in early December.

Dangerous Conditions at Construction Sites

  February 23, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

Reports of Dangerously Mislabeled Supplements

  February 23, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
A recent investigation into the quality of supplements sold at four popular retailers has revealed some troubling news. Herbal supplements sold under store brand names may not be what they claim to be, and may contain hidden ingredients that could be harmful.

Icy Winter Conditions Create Fall Hazards

  February 23, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
While the winter of 2014 will be remembered for its significant snowfall, the winter of 2015 looks like it will be remembered as an icy one.

New Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment

  February 23, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a major cause of death and disability, particularly in children and young adults.

The Dangers of Untreated Jaundice in Newborns

  February 23, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Jaundice is a very common condition in newborn babies. More than 50% of babies develop the condition, which causes a yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes. Jaundice is usually not considered a serious illness, and is often resolved with minimal to no treatment. In some cases, however, ongoing or severe jaundice that is not properly treated can result in devastating and lifelong complications.

Icy Fall Accidents

  February 23, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
New Jersey’s winter weather often involves thawing and freezing cycles which lead to dangerous icy surfaces.

How to Report a Defective Product

  February 20, 2015     By The Miley Legal Group
Not knowing how to report a defective product stops a lot of people from taking action. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission makes it as easy as possible for those reporting defective products. Learn how to alert the CPSC about a product that injured you and in turn, let other consumers know of dangerous products.

The Effects of Brain Injuries on Children

  February 19, 2015     By Martinez & Schill LLP
The effects of a brain injury can be far more devastating in a child than in an adult patient. This is because a child's brain is still developing until age 25. An injury sustained by a still-developing brain can stall or even completely stunt the brain's growth.

What Is a Product Defect?

  February 18, 2015     By HG.org
There are numerous ways in which a product may be considered defective. Once an item enters the stream of commerce and injures someone, the victim may be able to pursue a products liability claim against the party found to be responsible.

How Do I Present Evidence If I Am Pro Se?

  February 18, 2015     By HG.org
Even though you do not have a legal education, a pro se plaintiff or defendant is still expected to comply with the same rules of evidence as seasoned lawyers. In federal cases, the federal rules of evidence must be followed. In state cases, state and local court rules must be followed to ensure that the judge receives relevant and reliable information.

Limits to a Hunting Company’s Liability during a Hunting Accident

  February 18, 2015     By The Miley Legal Group
When a Clarksburg, West Virginia company provides its grounds for hunting purposes, it may face exposure to liability in case of any injuries or accidents that occur on its premises. The extent of such liability may differ depending on the relationship between the company and the hunter.

How to File a Personal Injury Claim On Behalf Of Incapacitated Loved One

  February 18, 2015     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Sometimes, injuries in an accident can leave a person mentally and physically incapacitated and unable to take any legal action on his or her own. In such cases, authorized family members may file a personal injury claim on behalf of the person.

You Can’t Just Sue Anybody Who Is Rude to You

  February 16, 2015     By HG.org
In order for a plaintiff to prevail with a lawsuit, there must be an existing framework for recovery. Simply put, individuals generally do not have a cognizable cause of action based on someone simply being rude to them. However, state statutes and case law determine whether there is a recognized cause of action. The following causes of action may be available to a person who has been slighted, depending on the state law that has jurisdiction over the case.

Defendants' Insistence on Confidential Settlements Can Have Adverse Consequences for the Public

  February 16, 2015     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Confidentiality clauses in lawsuit settlement agreements have become more common over the years, but secrecy in settlements can be harmful for injured plaintiffs and for the public.

Illinois Snowmobile Safety Tips

  February 16, 2015     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Snowmobiling can be an exhilarating winter activity for Illinois residents of all ages. But like any other sport, it can be dangerous. Snowmobile accidents can lead to serious injury and even death.

Can Someone Who Trespasses on My Land Sue Me?

  February 15, 2015     By HG.org
While it may defy common sense, a trespasser who is injured on a property owner’s land may be able to successfully sue a property owner. Fortunately for homeowners, this is not always the case. Additionally, several nuances can tilt a case one way or the other.

Just Had a Car Accident, What Do I Do Now?

  February 14, 2015     By HG.org
The time after a car accident can be frightening and confusing. What will happen to your car? Will your insurance pay, and if they do will your rates go up? Will anybody face criminal charges? Could you be sued? These and many more questions are likely racing around the minds of most people after an accident.

Freedom of Speech – Why Satire is Protected

  February 10, 2015     By HG.org
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution grants individuals the freedoms of speech, the free exercise of religion, the press and the right to peacefully assemble. While many individuals may construe their freedom of speech rights broadly, not all forms of speech are protected. Satire is generally a protected form of speech, but there are certain exceptions.

Defamatory Social Media Posts - Can I Sue Someone for Bashing Me Online?

  February 9, 2015     By HG.org
When individuals feel that their reputation is damaged because of a reckless comment made on Facebook, Twitter or other social media channels, they may consider pursuing a defamation lawsuit against the insulting party. Through a libel lawsuit, they may be able to recover compensation for the damages that they have sustained.

Elder Abuse

  February 9, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
One of the most disturbing crimes against humanity is the abuse and neglect of the elderly. The mistreatment of this highly vulnerable group of people is incomprehensible on many levels. The recent case of a 99 year old man from New York was especially troubling. His children viewed surveillance films that showed hired caretakers tying him to his bed, throwing him on his bed, and watching him fall from a wheelchair without helping him.

How Does Personal Injury Protection Insurance Work when You are Driving Someone Else’s Vehicle?

  February 9, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
In states with no-fault accident laws, like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, a portion of your automobile insurance coverage known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provides coverage for accident-related medical expenses, regardless of fault. However, if you suffered an accident while driving someone else’s vehicle, you may wonder which policy covers you. Yours? The vehicle owner’s? Neither?

How Do You Prove Liability in an Auto Accident?

  February 9, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
Without having professional experience in the legal system, personal injury law can be complicated, even intimidating. You know you weren’t at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, but how can you prove it?

Taconite Mining Linked with Mesothelioma Cancer

  February 9, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Mesothelioma patients experience the breakdown of the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs in their bodies, which in most cases specifically affects the lungs. This rare form of cancer usually attacks people who have been exposed to asbestos. A recent study has shown that mesothelioma has also been linked to taconite mining.

Unwarranted Defective Medical Device Lawsuits Undermine True Personal Injury Victims

  February 9, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of health-care products, claims women are being solicited to make fraudulent lawsuits against the company, which has already paid out millions in settlements to women injured by their defective trans-vaginal pelvic mesh.

Birth Defects Associated with Epilepsy Medication

  February 9, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The American Academy of Neurology is recommending that doctors discontinue prescribing anti-seizure medications containing valproic acid to pregnant women.

Fire Safety

  February 9, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
From candles to cooking to electrical wiring to home appliances, there are potential fire hazards at every turn within our homes. In recent years, unintentional fires have killed an average of 2,500 people, injured more than 13,000, and caused $5 billion in property damage. Learn how to protect your family and home from fire hazards.

Beware of Ice and Snow

  February 9, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
The winter months are here, and that means there’s going to be ice and snow all around you.

Insomnia is a Major Contributor to Car Accident Fatalities

  February 9, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
A recent study found that individuals who suffer from insomnia are more likely to die from injuries sustained in car accidents and other unintentional injuries than non-insomnia sufferers.

California Dog Bites – What You Need to Know to Keep Yourself, Your Family, and Your Dog Safe

  February 9, 2015     By Martinez & Schill LLP
Dogs play many roles in our society. They sniff out drugs and bombs, guide the blind, and protect our properties. Most dogs, though, have only one job: to be a loyal, loving companion. It can be easy to forget that dogs still share many physical characteristics with wolves, the apex predators from which they have descended, and have the capacity to seriously injure or even kill a human being.

Can I Sue a Restaurant for Getting Food Poisoning?

  February 8, 2015     By HG.org
In most situations, a person who is injured by another person’s negligence can sue the party that caused his or her harm. This holds true in cases of food poisoning. However, there are certain factors regarding food poisoning lawsuits that victims should be aware of before deciding to pursue this route.

When Can an Employer be Found Liable for an Act of an Employee?

  February 8, 2015     By HG.org
Due to a number of legal theories, employers may be found liable for their employees’ actions that resulted in harm to coworkers, customers or other individuals. There may be variations or prohibitions against certain causes of action based on state law.

California Lawyers Weigh Lawsuits for Spread of the Measles Virus, Negligent Endangerment

  February 6, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
California legislators plan to introduce a bill to eliminate the personal belief exemption which allows California parents to refuse to vaccinate their children. Two U.S. senators also want to eliminate the religious exemption. Whether either change is enacted, daycare facilities who fail to protect others from unvaccinated children and parents who fail to vaccinate their children risk liability for any injuries or deaths caused by their child’s spread of the highly contagious measles virus.

Car Manufacturer Recalls Are on the Rise: Airbags, Fuel Leaks, and More

  February 5, 2015     By Richard H. Raphael, Attorney at Law
Work. Home. School. Daycare. Supermarket. We rely on our vehicles to get us from point A to point B quickly, cost effectively and safely. We trust that our cars have been manufactured properly, have been designed effectively, and will not falter in the event of an emergency.

It's Time to Stop Your Teen from Texting and Driving

  February 5, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Texting and driving is a serious problem on our roadways – no matter who is doing it. In the five seconds it takes to send a brief text message, you typically travel the length of an entire football field without looking at the road. It's like driving blindfolded.

Six Auto Accident Myths that Everyone Thinks are True

  February 5, 2015     By Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP
Getting into an auto accident is something you may experience at some point in your life. Here are some myths debunked that can help you be better prepared.

Liability Concerns Prompt Some Illinois Cities to Limit Sledding

  February 3, 2015     By Botto Gilbert Lancaster, P.C.
Along with building snowmen, dodging snowballs and relaxing with a warm mug of cocoa by the fire, sledding is a fond childhood memory for millions of Illinois residents. But in recent years, safety and liability concerns over the beloved winter pastime have prompted cities across the country to close hills to sledders.

Second Opinion in Mesothelioma Diagnosis

  February 3, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is frightening and overwhelming, especially when one is diagnosed with an aggressive and serious type of cancer such as mesothelioma. It is vital to get the right kind of treatment and care while fighting this disease in order to have the best outcome possible.

Pennsylvania's New Consumer Expectation Standard for Defective Products

  February 3, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided that a product defect can be established through several different methods.

Recent Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Study

  February 3, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Progesterone is known to protect neurons from injury and degeneration. A recent study to determine if administering progesterone to patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) can prevent brain injury progression found that the risks associated with administering this hormone outweigh the benefits.

Truck Accidents Caused by Improper Loading of Truck Cargo

  February 3, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
New Jersey commercial truck accidents sometimes occur because a truck’s cargo shifts or falls during transit. Strict mandatory guidelines exist to ensure that commercial trucks are loaded safely.

Social Host Liability Laws in New Jersey

  February 3, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Under New Jersey’s social host liability laws, people who serve alcohol to guests in their homes are liable for any injuries that a guest may cause if they become intoxicated.

Construction Worker Exposure Risk to Asbestos

  February 3, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
A new study has come out of Sweden’s Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umea University concerning the risk of asbestos exposure to construction workers.

Wisconsin Recreational Vehicle Safety During the Winter Months

  February 2, 2015     By Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd.
Every winter, Wisconsin is blanketed with acres upon acres of soft, fresh snow. This snow cover is ideal for snowmobile enthusiasts who carve out riding trails and enjoy the frozen scenery of winter. Like other recreational vehicles, such as ATVs and jet skis, snowmobiles can be dangerous. In 2014, a total of 181 snowmobile accident reports were filed in Wisconsin. Of these, 23 were fatal.

Does Hiring a Slip and Fall Attorney Help?

  January 31, 2015     By Clark Law Firm, PC
Have you or a loved one suffered a fall and consequent injury? Is the insurance company denying your claim? A slip and fall attorney can help.

Personal Injury Lawyer for Trucking Wreck Claims

  January 30, 2015     By Guajardo & Marks, LLP
Being involved in a trucking accident can be traumatic, not to mention devastating. Whether you are the one driving the truck or a passerby or even an innocent bystander, the risk of traumatic injury is significant. If you get into a truck accident, it is imperative that you know whether you are eligible to file a truck accident claim against the responsible parties. There are thousands of people who die in trucking accidents each year in the US.

The Costs of Mesothelioma Cancer

  January 30, 2015     By Balkin Law Group
Mesothelioma cancer develop in your body and may not show up for years after. There's no way to prepare for the cost so once you're diagnosed, start asking questions right away.

Distracted Driving

  January 30, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Distracted driving is a serious problem nationwide. What is distracted driving? Typically, any action that involves taking your hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or attention away from driving is a distraction. Distracted driving endangers not just the driver and his or her passengers, but also pedestrians, bystanders and others on the roadway.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

  January 29, 2015     By HG.org
Individuals who are involved in an automotive accident may react negatively due to fear, confusion or guilt. This is especially true if the person is driving without a valid license, was drinking and driving or otherwise feels culpable for the accident. However, leaving the scene of an accident can have several negative consequences.

Negligent Entrustment of a Motor Vehicle

  January 29, 2015     By HG.org
When a person is injured because of another person’s negligence, he or she may look to each individual who bore some responsibility for the accident. Negligent entrustment provides for the recovery of damages when a person puts a dangerous device in the hands of a person who is not equipped to handle it properly. Through this tort claim, a person may be able to recover damages from the owner of the device.

Defective Motorcycle Accidents: A Hard Look at Manufacturer Liability

  January 29, 2015     By The Miley Legal Group
Motorcycle accidents are caused not just by motorist negligence, but also by malfunctioning or defective vehicle components or parts. Motorcyclists are already at a higher risk of injuries compared to occupants of a passenger vehicle, and when a person is riding a defective motorcycle, those accident and injury risks are amplified.

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.

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.


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