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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

  February 23, 2017     By Mark Schiffrin, PA
In almost all accident cases, it is important that measures be taken to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and enable doctors and other witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of an automobile accident involving a drunk driver, hire a personal injury attorney and let them handle your case.

Maritime Employee Injuries: Early Groundwork Critical

  February 23, 2017     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The Jones Act governs employees who work aboard shipping vessels and are permanently assigned to those vessels. If you are injured while on board your employer’s ship, you may decide to sue your employer for negligence.

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

  February 23, 2017     By HG.org
Injuries occur at school that leave the victims traumatized in multiple ways that could lead to long-term damage. These children could be hurt by others of their own age or someone older such as a teacher.

Food Poisoning – How to Prove Who Is Liable

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
Instances of food poisoning tend to appear in batches with certain types of food or in specific restaurants on occasion. However, when these incidents occur, the question becomes who is to blame and what should happen next with these situations.

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

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

FAQS about the Jones Act and Other Maritime Law

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

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

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
Products with design flaws or defects often harm those that purchase them after normal and intended use has been initiated. Unfortunately for those that drive a vehicle with these issues, individuals may suffer injuries that may be severe or cause the loss of someone’s life.

The Strict Liability Rule in Dog Bite Cases

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

When Can a Nursing Home Be Sued for Bedsores?

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

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

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

When Manufacturers are Responsible for Motorcycle Accidents

  February 21, 2017     By HG.org
Many motorcycle accidents end in severe injury or death for the driver. The importance of safety is paramount for these bikers. However, if there is a manufacturer defect, no amount of safety adherence may prevent an incident from transpiring.

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

  February 21, 2017     By HG.org
Both concussions and traumatic brain injuries could lead to mild to severe consequences through various observed symptoms. The treatments for these medical concerns are similar, and recovering legally may be a complicated matter without a lawyer to assist in these situations.

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

  February 21, 2017     By HG.org
When in an auto accident, there are many factors to consider when determining who may be at fault and how to receive compensation for the victim of the incident. One of these would be if the person making a left-hand turn is at fault and accountable for his or her actions as liable for damages.

Personal Injury Claims from Road Accidents in UAE

  February 21, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
If you have the misfortune of being involved in a road accident you may suffer from any number of injury or harm, which encompasses physical or emotional. Injuries that occur to both drivers and passengers may open up the door to personal injury claims for compensation. Road accidents that cause road injury fall under tortious liability in the country, which means any cases taken are through civil action.

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

  February 21, 2017     By Kline & Specter, PC
Childbirth is especially susceptible to medical error because of the complexity and variability of the medical issues that can arise. Medical mistakes during childbirth can lead to devastating injuries, such as Cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy, and sometimes even result in the tragic loss of the infant’s life. When your child suffers a birth injury, you should always consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

Medical Expert Witness How a Traumatic Brain Injury Changes Your Life

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

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

  February 17, 2017     By HG.org
When two vehicles are involved in a car crash, establishing liability and which insurance company should pay may be fairly straightforward. However, if one of the vehicles was used in a rideshare program at the time of the accident, the situation can become more difficult.

What Is Strict Liability in Animal Attack Cases?

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

Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

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

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

  February 16, 2017     By Cross & Smith LLC
The Toxic Substances Control Act is supposed to protect against chemical injuries, but it has not been updated since it was signed into law in 1976. In 2016, the President signed a new Act that plugs some holes and should help make workers safer.

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

  February 15, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents on the road, in traffic and when driving on freeways is common and occurs with frequency in the United States. Some of these incidents involve rental cars where the driver has insurance, while in other instances of these wrecks, the driver does not have insurance.

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

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

Restraining Orders in New Jersey

  February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Anyone who is feeling like they are being harassed, verbally or physically abused, or otherwise receiving harm from a specific person can file for a restraining order through the court in New Jersey. A restraining order is essentially a form of protection that enables a victim to live safely and free from abuse, threats, stalking, and harassment.

Lawyers Claim DePuy Aggressively Marketed Metal-On-Metal Implants

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

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

  February 14, 2017     By Palermo Tuohy Bruno, PLLC
[It has been] discussed how a century-old rule barring mention of liability insurance may actually create bias in a jury, favoring a defendant. [T]he “bifurcated trial system” [also] can actually create jury bias as well.

When Can You Sue for a Parking Lot Injury?

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

Five Common Cases Private Investigators Handle

  February 9, 2017     By HG.org
Private investigators serve an important role. They often handle cases that are not taken care of by other professionals but that serve an important function in the justice or corporate system. Some of the common cases that private investigators take include:

When Doctors Are Actually “Hired Guns” in Canada

  February 9, 2017     By Van Dyke Law Office
Would an insurance company be so driven to deny benefits to an injured person that they would spend more on medical assessments than on actual injury compensation? It sounds too ludicrous to be true. And yet, a recent and revealing article in the National Post summarizes an Insurance Bureau of Canada report that says yes, indeed, this sort of thing happens, and that in 2011, Ontario auto insurers spent on average $10,700 in medical assessments per claim vs. $9,700 in compensation.

FDA Warns About Defibrillators

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

How Understaffing Contributes to Nursing Home Abuse

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
Nursing homes are often subject to understaffing issues due to the lack of funds, the ratio of elderly persons and the ability to find reliable help. When there is less staff than is optimal, there are many concerns that may arise such as neglect and abuse.

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

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
Non-fatal shootings have become an issue in the country at over 70,000 persons affected each year with hospital visits as stated by the National Center for Injury Protection and Control. Additionally, just under half of this amount is fatally wounded in various instances of a gunshot wound.

How Facebook Live Can Lead to Accidents

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
The age of technology has proven to be catastrophic to the young when pairing electronics and driving. Facebook takes up more time for some than any other hobby, even when the person is a passenger or operating a vehicle. It is these circumstances that often prove fatal to some.

When Can I Sue for Verbal Assault?

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
There are instances that occur with frequency where someone is traumatized by the verbal actions of another. These could include name-calling, vicious rumors, descriptions of gruesome situations and many other similar issues.

Legal Help to Pursue Compensation for a Wrongful Death

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
It is when someone loved has died through the tragic circumstances that involve an individual or an entity that a wrongful death suit may be considered. While these situations are usually filled with sadness, despair and grief, the surviving family members are able to in certain instances and states file a suit of wrongful death against the party that caused the incident.

Importance of Evidence in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

  February 7, 2017     By HG.org
Car accidents occur for a variety of reasons, and various factors often play into the cases as a result. However, when one person is at fault in these circumstances, he or she may be the responsible party for a multi-vehicle collision. Due to certain elements that may exist in these situations, multiple persons may be seeking damages for injuries and property damage.

Bad Faith Insurance Practices and How to Spot Them - Should I Hire a Lawyer?

  February 7, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury claims are often processed by insurance carriers for negotiating settlements when certain incidents occur. This means that the companies are legally required to act in good faith to the persons that purchased the policies as well as third-party claimants in these situations.

When a Driver’s Negligence Results in a Motorcycle Accident

  February 7, 2017     By HG.org
Motorcycle drivers face numerous dangers when on the road, and they are more likely to collide with other vehicles and receive severe injury or lose their lives in the process. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are due to the negligence of the driver.

Deciding Factors before Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim

  February 7, 2017     By HG.org
Medical malpractice issues plague thousands of patients in the United States each year due to medical errors and negligence. Deviations from standard care may be a contributing factor that leaves a healthcare facility open to litigation. However, before a lawsuit may be pursued by the victim of injury, there are certain deciding factors that should be considered.

Obese Drivers at Risk

  February 7, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
It is undeniable that obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Now, several highly-respected studies have come out showing that in addition to the array of health problems obese people face, they are more likely to be fatally injured in car accidents.

A 100-Year-Old Court Rule That Can Favor A Defendant’s Case

  February 6, 2017     By Palermo Tuohy Bruno, PLLC
For 100 years, courts have disallowed even mentioning liability insurance in negligence cases. This court rule was conceived in order to protect the defendant from a biased jury, who may inflict more damage on a defendant if they know their insurance company will bear the weight of the verdict. But, is the rule truly effective?

Snow Blowers and Risk of Injuries

  February 6, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Many people use snow blowers during the winter season, particularly after a moderate to heavy snowfall. Snow blowers can be particularly effective products, since they clear fallen snow by blowing it off to the side.

Pennsylvania Granted Extension on REAL ID

  February 6, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Just over one week ago, Pennsylvania was granted an extension on the implementation of the REAL ID law.

How a Misdiagnosis Results in Medical Malpractice

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
When diagnosed with a medical condition, the situation is often stressful and emotional as it is. When the person discovers that initial health problem is not what is really occurring, he or she may become agitated, angry and upset.

Private Investigators Detecting Fake Online Reviews

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
Many people check with friends and family before buying a new product or using a new service. In today’s age, many people even rely on the reviews of complete strangers.

Expert Witness Explains How E-Cigarettes Can Cause Burn Injuries

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
E-Cigarettes have become the next way in which a person may choose to stop smoking or to prevent offensive normal cigarette smoke from offending others. While there are many potential benefits to these alternatives, it is important to realize the disadvantages of switching to an E-cigarette as well.

How Does an Architectural Expert Witness Find a Building Defective?

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
When there is a possible case where a building has been erected with defective areas or designs, it may be necessary to hire an architectural expert witness to assist with the proceedings.

Determining Liability in a Roof Fall Accident

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents involving roof disasters are among some of the most injurious to the victims. They may experience intense pain, broken bones, harm to various body parts, internal bleeding and even death. Even when the injuries are minor, the damage may be extensive on the inside. Back pain could lead to the loss of functionality of limbs.

How Driver Impairment Can Cause Truck Accidents

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
Impairment, when coupled with driving, may mean many things. This could be through distractions that cause the driver to lose awareness of the road and goings-on. Another form of impairment is the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Dangers Of Parking Lot Wheelstops

  February 6, 2017     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Wheelstops are commonly used in parking lots across the country to indicate spaces where vehicles can park. Some may call them parking blocks or curb stops, but many do not realize how dangerous these can be to pedestrians crossing in their path.

How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim in North Carolina

  February 6, 2017     By Kevin Bunn, Attorney at Law
If you have been injured on the job there are important legal deadlines for filing your claim. Learn when, where and how to file a workers' compensation claim in North Carolina.

Expert Witness Provides Testimony in Recognizing Signs of Daycare Abuse

  February 5, 2017     By HG.org
Some parents who believe that their caregiver has mistreated their child may sue the daycare center or caregiver for this poor treatment. An expert witness may be called to testify about the signs of daycare abuse and whether these signs existed in a particular case.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Decides Whether to Take a Case

  February 3, 2017     By HG.org
When harmed through an accident or an incident occurs where injury is sustained, the individual affected often needs legal assistance. This means a lawyer should be hired to represent the victim of these circumstances. However, there are instances where this professional chooses not to take the case.

Ways Settling a Car Accident Case for a Child is Different than for an Adult

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
Car accident incidents are often confusing already when they only concern one person and only one injury. However, when multiple types of individuals or other factors are included, these events are complicated and difficult to resolve. Children involved in a car accident case may already be traumatized to the point of nonverbal communication.

Mistakes that can Ruin Your Car Accident Case

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
When building a case for a car accident incident, there are many common mistakes that are made that assist in a negative response from a jury panel or judge. It is important to understand what these mistakes are and how to avoid them.

What to Do When Insurance Coverage Doesn't Cover All Damages in a Personal Injury Accident

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
When harm befalls someone, he or she may require an insurance policy to take effect and pay for damages. Unfortunately, these carriers do not always cover all the costs. In some instances, they refuse to even pay half, partial or any damages owed to the victim of these occurrences. If these companies cannot provide the assistance needed in these situations, it is important to know what to do next.

Things You Have to Tell Your Personal Injury Lawyer

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
When accidents transpire and severe injuries occur, it is often best to obtain a lawyer for assistance in claims for compensation or if litigation suits are necessary. A personal injury lawyer should be consulted first. Then, one should be hired that fits with the person pursuing action.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Helps Prove Negligence

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
Negligence with accidents and other incidents where someone is injured is usually proven with difficulty and usually only with a personal injury lawyer’s assistance.

Seeking Damages from a Landlord for a Slip and Fall Injury

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
Slips and falls often an issue when dealing with slippery surfaces or when the ground is cluttered with debris. Even though it is usually thought the elder are plagued with this issue, even the young and of age person may experience an injury through an accident involving a slip or a fall.

Workers' Compensation Benefits that may be Available for Your Claim

  February 1, 2017     By HG.org
Employers started purchasing workers’ compensation packages in accordance with some state laws in addition to protecting management and the company from liability in worker accidents.

Defenses in a Dog Bite Lawsuit

  February 1, 2017     By HG.org
Each state has different regulations that govern dog bite laws. Because of this, it is easier in certain areas of the country for someone that has been attacked by animals to succeed in a litigation case than where the laws are stricter and more in favor of the dog owners.

How to Handle Natural Disaster Insurance Claims

  February 1, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Need to file a natural disaster insurance claim? Get all the information you need for a successful claim from our 15-step process.

Elements of a Negligence Claim

  February 1, 2017     By Denena & Points, PC
Negligence leads to thousands of personal injury lawsuits throughout the United States every year. Despite its frequency, understanding exactly what happens in a negligence claim and how negligence works isn’t always simple and straightforward.

What Driverless Cars Mean for Michigan Auto Lawyers

  February 1, 2017     By Christensen Law
Driverless cars are coming to Michigan roads, and around the world, sooner than many of us might expect. Auto lawyers and insurance companies are already bracing for impact, trying to prepare for when the first autonomous vehicles crash into our lives, and our practices. Exactly how driverless cars will affect the future of no-fault auto accident litigation remains to be seen, but there will be changes. That much is certain.

Common Reasons Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims

  January 31, 2017     By HG.org
Insurance carriers often attempt to refuse payouts for claims when there are legitimate files for compensation necessary due to injury and property damage. It is in these situations that the average person is unsure of how to proceed. It is important to know how and why an insurance company may deny providing a settlement for a claim that should be successful.

What Are Slip and Fall Injuries and When Can I Recover?

  January 31, 2017     By HG.org
Accidental incidents occur with frequency, and these situations arise in older individuals. When a person slips or falls, he or she is usually harmed as a result. However, these instances of injury could be extensive enough to require medical assistance.

Slip and Fall: What Constitutes Negligence?

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
We’ve all done it. One minute you’re walking along, then – bam! – you slip or trip and find yourself on the floor. Slip and fall accidents have a self-explanatory name, but they often result in a more complicated legal case than one would expect. If you’ve been injured on another person’s property or own property on which someone was injured, it’s important to understand what constitutes negligence and who may be held legally responsible.

Premises Liability Law: Determining Who’s at Fault

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Few people realize that there are guidelines the court goes by to determine if a property owner is liable for an injury sustained while a person was on their property. A case is not won or lost simply because a person was injured. Other factors must be proven before a liability suit can be won. The first step is to become familiar with the terminology of premises liability laws.

Your Personal Injury Questions Answered

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Accidents, especially those involving personal injury, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Navigating your way through the legalities of it all should be the least of your concerns. To help, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked personal injury questions. Read through each answer and feel free to comment below, or reach out with any additional inquiries.

Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who is at Fault?

  January 30, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Car manufacturers continue to develop ways to ensure that both car drivers and passengers remain safe in the case of an accident. One of the latest innovations in vehicle technology is the creation of a self-driving car. With a computer manning the wheel, the possibility of human error contributing to a crash is greatly diminished. But accidents still do happen.

Bus Crash Highlights Serious Gap in Safety Regulations

  January 30, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
In recent years, the United States has seen more and more people using buses as a means of transportation. Many agree that the growth in the national bus industry requires change to current bus safety regulations and rules.

Asbestos Clean Up

  January 30, 2017     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Beginning in the 1950s, asbestos was used throughout the United States.

The Intersection of Workers’ Compensation Claims and Third Party Claims

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
When an employee is harmed while on the job and must seek medical treatment, he or she usually has a successful workers’ compensation claim to pay for the healthcare.

Injuries that Warrant a Car Accident Claim

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
Car accidents usually cause minor to severe injuries for those involved, and even when someone has only been mildly included in these incident, he or she may be harmed in the process. It is important to know when a claim is warranted, or when an insurance settlement provides enough to cover the medical costs.

When You Can Pursue a Civil Claim Against an Employer Instead of Workers’ Compensation

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
When a person has been injured while working at a company, typically he or she may seek medical repayment when filing a workers’ compensation claim. These are packages of a type of insurance purchased by the employer, owner or manager of the business that pays various forms of costs based on what is lost when a person is harmed while performing job duties.

How to Improve the Quality of Your Case through Documentation

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
For a successful case in the legal world, it is vital to have the proper documentation. Without quality over quantity in paperwork, any claim could be thrown out. Grammar, context, syntax and timeliness are all important when documenting an issue or incident.

Alcohol Incidents Expert Witness

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
Alcohol affects individuals in different ways. However, this substance is one of the leading causes of accidents and personal injury cases outstripping various other incidents. Because of this, there are numerous experts in the field of alcohol as applied to cases and claims for compensation due to property damage and personal injury concerns that transpire in various manners and areas of the United States.

Legal Options for When an Insurance Claim Is Denied

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
After an accident where injuries have been sustained, the victim usually attempts to collect compensation from his or her insurance company before any other avenues are explored. However, these insurance carriers deny claims often and sometimes with little provocation or explanation.

How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Minnesota

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
There are many variations of filing a workers’ compensation claim based on the state. While in Minnesota, it is important to know who the state changes the process of the claim. Injuries that occur during standard job duties or while performing a task for the company, usually provide conditions that allow workers’ compensation claims to be filed so benefits may be supplied to the victim or the family of someone that has died in the process.

Expert Witness: The Role of Auto Insurance Companies during Accident Claims

  January 29, 2017     By HG.org
Due to the widespread damage and injuries that occur with car accidents on the roads and highways, it is imperative that auto insurance has been purchased for anyone that may be driving any vehicle. These carriers provide both protection through liability clauses as well as piece of mind that medical bills and property damage may be covered through particular policies that are purchased.

Accident Analysis Expert Witness

  January 29, 2017     By HG.org
The goal of an expert witness is to provide detailed explanations, experience, analysis from an outside perspective and an overall capability in assisting the party that hired him or her. These persons are experts in a given field with extensive knowledge and expertise.

When a Business is Responsible for Third-Party Violence

  January 28, 2017     By HG.org
Violence in the workplace is not a common issue that must be addressed every day, but when it does transpire, it is important to know how to handle these incidents. Because employees are provided regulations that ensure safety at the jobsite, a scuffle or brawl is not something observed in normal working shifts.

When Defective Products Cause Wrongful Death

  January 28, 2017     By HG.org
Defective products are common in small numbers, but these items do not usually cause wide-spread damage or lead to severe injury. In most situations, a defective item just does not work or cannot perform as originally intended.

Necessary Elements to Prove in a Slip and Fall Case

  January 27, 2017     By HG.org
Slips and fall accidents occur with great frequency at home and in certain industries where the risks of danger are greater than in others. These incidents may be harmful in minor to major degrees of injury, but when the elderly experience these situations, they may become deadly.

What You Should Know About Dog Bites and When You Can Request Compensation

  January 27, 2017     By HG.org
Compensation payments owed for dog bite claims through an insurance company may be complicated and lead to severe aggravation. It is possible a personal injury lawyer is needed to ensure a settlement is reached and allocated to the victim of these attacks.

What to Do after a Baby's Birth Goes Terribly Wrong

  January 27, 2017     By HG.org
A baby’s birth is usually one of the happiest times an expecting mother experiences in her life. However, this is not the case when a medical professional is negligent in his or her duties. The consequences of unprofessional actions often affect the entire life of the person birthed during this situation.

When Is It Medical Malpractice VS. Just a Bad Outcome?

  January 27, 2017     By HG.org
When a person is harmed during a medical procedure, the family and victim often feel it necessary to seek a suit against the attending physician, healthcare facility or those involved in the incident. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to seek compensation when injury occurs in these situations.

What Makes It Wrongful Death?

  January 27, 2017     By HG.org
Wrongful death incidents occur when someone has caused the death of another person through his or her behavior or actions. These situations often leave surviving family members or dependents behind that are affected by these circumstances without the deceased’s monetary assistance.

How to Get the Maximum Payout You’re Entitled To From the Insurance Company Without the Hassle

  January 27, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
When you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll definitely be in touch with insurance companies. Some are faster than others, and they all want to get you your money. But, of course, the money they offer is usually way, way less than what they may owe, and that puts you in a very tough position. On one hand, you can get your money all up front, and then you’ll be done with any paperwork and additional hassle.

Bicycle Accident Insurance: What Would Your Attorney Recommend?

  January 27, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
Bicyclists and drivers share a lot of the same roads, but their transportation modes are completely different.

Personal Injury: When Is the Right Time to Settle?

  January 27, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
After an accident, it can be difficult to assess if the personal injury settlement you’ve been offered is fair. Know when it is time to renegotiate.

Recent Evolution of the Duty to Provide a Safe Workplace in Texas

  January 26, 2017     By Simmons and Fletcher, PC
Texas is the only state where employers are not required to provide worker's compensation to employees. As a result, a large body of law has evolved from the litigation that ensues when an employee of a non-subscriber to worker's comp sues his employer. This paper looks at the recent evolution of that body of law and its relation to premise liability law.

Determining Liability in Cycling Accident Cases

  January 26, 2017     By HG.org
Bicyclists are not often heard entering into accidents either on sidewalks, roads or other areas. The collisions most frequently reported are those of passenger and commercial vehicles. Because of this, many under-reported incidents transpire with persons riding bicycles.

The Critical Role of a Medical Expert in a Medical Malpractice Case

  January 26, 2017     By HG.org
Medical malpractice cases arise in the thousands each year that affect individuals and groups in grievous ways. Injury is the most frequent outcome, but some victims lose their lives when a physician is not exhibiting appropriate behavior or standards when operating or caring for someone else.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Assesses the Winnability of Your Case

  January 26, 2017     By HG.org
Injuries and fatalities due to car accidents are messy and complicated disasters that often require the assistance of a lawyer for personal injury cases or with insurance claims. The necessity of extensive evidence, witness testimony and various factors surrounding the situation cause difficulty in traveling these circumstances alone.

Injuries Caused by School Bus Drivers and How to Collect

  January 25, 2017     By HG.org
Students that ride on a bus often experience peaceful and non-eventful drives. However, there are some incidents that may transpire while in these vehicles. Of these, there are some accidents or collisions that occur where the young persons are injured.

Complex Causes of Truck Crashes and Who Bears the Liability

  January 25, 2017     By HG.org
The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have put various regulations in place that limit and restrict various issues from occurring, but sleep deprivation, fatigue and distractions are still a concern with truck drivers and crashes.

IVC Filters and Product Liability Cases

  January 25, 2017     By HG.org
Litigation has risen due to faulty IVC filters. Many patients have had these inserted and receive injury due to defects and issues with these devices. The manufacturers have been filed against due to claims of poor design, failures to warn of inherent and possible risks with the device, defects and similar issues.

10 Lies Auto Insurance Companies Tell You After a Car Accident

  January 25, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
Insurance companies deal with car accidents all the time, and their process to sweep it away is highly efficient.

Georgia Personal Injury Laws - What You Should Know

  January 25, 2017     By Kim Injury Law, PC
If you are injured in the State of Georgia, there is a statute of limitations requirement you need to know about. From the date of your injury, you have up to two years from that date to file a personal injury lawsuit. This “statute of limitations” applies to all personal injury-related cases. After the two-year window expires, you may lose your right to file a claim or receive monetary compensation.

I Had a Bad Car Accident. I Have Auto Insurance. Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

  January 25, 2017     By Kim Injury Law, PC
Your car insurance premium covers compensatory damages for property loss and medical costs up to the policy limits. But if you have sustained bodily injuries that require ongoing medical treatment, if your injuries have caused physical limitations that cause you loss of income and continued pain and suffering and have impacted on your relationship with family members and your spouse, will your car insurance premium cover your bills and emotional distress?

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