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Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.

Is There Such a Thing as a Federal Defamation Claim?

  May 26, 2017     By HG.org
Defamation cases are often either clearly obvious or difficult to determine. There are a number of elements that must be proven in court for a...

Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Nationwide Fatal Crashes

  May 26, 2017     By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP
Nationwide, one in five deadly collisions is caused by drowsy driving. Read on to learn more about the dangers of fatigued drivers on U.S....

Expert Witnesses Provide Testimony in Perinatal Malpractice Cases

  May 26, 2017     By HG.org
Perinatal malpractice usually involves injuries to the baby before, during or after the child has been born. These could occur through the...

Have You Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

  May 25, 2017     By Julie Butcher Law Office
Steve is driving back to his hometown from college. It’s late at night and, while Steve is wide-awake, another driver on the dark, windy road...

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

  May 25, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
Life happens to all of us. Most people experience some type of injury at some point in time. And of course, most of us would rather simply heal...

What Can I do about Water Drainage on My Property Caused by the Adjourning Property?

  May 25, 2017     By HG.org
Living in close proximity to others can cause some problems to arise. In some situations, a neighbor’s actions or lack of actions may be...

Ford Door Latch Recall

  May 24, 2017     By McCann & Wall, LLC
Last month, Ford Motor Company announced an expansion of a previous recall for a faulty door latch. The pawl spring tab in side doors can break,...

Product Design Defect: HoMedic Massagers Pose Shock and Burn Hazards

  May 24, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
HoMedics is complying with a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall and is removing many of its massagers from the shelves.

Can You Sue a Deceased Person?

  May 24, 2017     By Folkman Law Offices, P.C.
Is it possible to sue a deceased person? This may seem like a strange question, yet there are actually quite a few scenarios where it makes...

Liability and Safety Concerns with Self-Driving Cars

  May 24, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
Commercially available self-driving cars are being touted as one of the next great innovations in transportation technology. Many individuals...

Seeking Financial Compensation when the Other Driver Isn’t to Blame

If driver negligence was not a factor in your auto accident, what are your options for seeking financial compensation? As it turns out, you may...

Easy Worker Health Initiatives You Can Implement in Your Workplace

  May 23, 2017     By Kaplan Lawyers, P.C.
Whether business owners realize it or not, worker health and safety plays a major role in managing the costs of running an operation. In fact,...

An Introduction to Personal Injury

  May 23, 2017     By Mann Law Firm
The chances are good that if you’ve suffered an injury and are exploring your legal options, you’ve come across several pages, blogs or articles...

In Truck Accident Cases, Experience Makes All the Difference

  May 23, 2017     By Julie Butcher Law Office
Few types of vehicle crash cases are as complex as those involving large commercial vehicles. Large truck crashes often result in severe...

Lyft Drop Off Incorrect, Refused Return Ride. Can I Sue?

  May 22, 2017     By HG.org
There are many specialized terms and conditions when getting rides through Lyft. It is important to read through these carefully, as it is...

Don’t Let Irresponsible Dog Owners Get Away with It

  May 22, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
There are no bad dog breeds–only bad dog owners.

Medical Expert Witnesses Needed for Negligence in Hazardous Chemical Cases

  May 18, 2017     By HG.org
Hazardous chemicals are both dangerous and lethal to humans when they come into contact with the skin or are inhaled. Some chemicals are such a...

Keurig Penalty for Mini Plus Coffee Brewing System

  May 18, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.’s will pay a $5.8 million penalty as a result of its failure to report products that Keurig knew were unsafe and...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Initial Personal Injury Consultation

  May 16, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
In the aftermath of an accident caused by someone else, you could be facing life disrupting injuries rendering you unable to work. The medical...

Bayer Facing Additional Lawsuits Over Mirena IUD Side Effects

  May 16, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
These clients are claiming that Bayer never warned the public about the possibility of developing Pseudotumor celebri.

Fault for Stair Accidents

  May 15, 2017     By Nerenberg & Gagliano, P.C.
Thousands are injured each year in slip and fall accidents, many of which occur on stairs. Premises liability laws require that the owner of a...

Responsibility for a Dangerous Product

  May 15, 2017     By McCann & Wall, LLC
Product liability laws are designed to keep consumers safe from harm by the products they use in their daily lives. Without these strict legal...

Expert Witness Describes What Damage an Infestation of Insects Causes

  May 12, 2017     By HG.org
Infestation of insects is often one of the worst possible problems with real estate that a homeowner discovers.

Role of Medical Examination in a Personal Injury Case

  May 12, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents usually involve personal injuries that require immediate medical attention. This means that the victim of the incident is being...

Baltimore City Accident Settlement

  May 11, 2017     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
The city of Baltimore recently settled a lawsuit involving a high-speed chase with city police. The Board of Estimates, which is overseen by...

Recovering Damages for Burn Injuries

  May 10, 2017     By HG.org
Burn accident or incidents are not common. The laws that govern over other types of accidents or issues that arise still apply to when someone...

What’s Included in a Catastrophic Injury Claim in New York?

  May 10, 2017     By Mark L. Bodner, Attorney at Law
In New York, catastrophic injury claims can cover more than just the upfront financial costs for hospitalization and treatment of the immediate...

Who Is to Blame for Drunk Driving Accidents?

  May 9, 2017     By HG.org
Drunk driving incidents are the cause for severe injuries, fatalities and extensive property damage. Those responsible for these accidents are...

Takata Agrees to Pay $1 Billion to Settle Faulty Airbag Charges

  May 9, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The cover-up by the Takata executive have also lead to federal charges.

When Does an Accident Claim Turn into a Personal Injury Case?

  May 8, 2017     By The Miley Legal Group
Accident law in West Virginia has become very complicated over the years. With recent changes in insurance regulations, claim limits and even...

Just Because You Hire a Lawyer, Doesn’t Mean You Will End Up in Trial

  May 8, 2017     By The Miley Legal Group
There is a common misconception out there that most people think about when they hire an attorney. Most people believe that if you hire an...

Should I Report a Slip and Fall Accident?

  May 8, 2017     By The Miley Legal Group
A slip and fall accident should always be reported if you were hurt on another person’s property. Not only will it document the incident, but it...

3 Myths about Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Effects on Auto Accident Victims

  May 8, 2017     By The Miley Legal Group
Myths about brain injury victims appear all over the internet and in some medical communities.

Expert Witness Explains Electrical Accidents and Incident Reconstruction

  May 5, 2017     By HG.org
Electrical accidents often require reconstruction of the incident so that the judge or members of the jury understand what occurred during the...

Workers’ Compensation and Knee Injuries

  May 5, 2017     By HG.org
Knee and joint injuries are among the most painful and difficult to completely recover from, and these are often common in certain workplace...

How the Michigan Points System Works

  May 5, 2017     By Jeffrey J. Randa, Attorney at Law
The state of Michigan uses a points system to penalize drivers who are caught breaking the law—driving while intoxicated, disregarding traffic...

Calculating Your Losses after a Vehicle Collision in Florida

  May 5, 2017     By Powell, Powell & Powell, P.A.
In order to seek just compensation after an auto accident, you need to calculate your losses.

Atrium C-Qur Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Is Underway in New Hampshire

  May 5, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The lawsuits allege that the makers of the C-Qur hernia mesh knew that it was a defective product and failed to warn the public.

Dangers Associated with Spray Foam Insulation

  May 4, 2017     By HG.org
There are several types of insulation that may be harmful to the individual or group of persons residing within a building. One of these under...

How Long Do I Have to File a Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

  May 4, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
If you have been injured a defective product, be sure to research your state’s statute of limitations when filing a lawsuit.

Hurt in a Car Accident? You Don’t Have Much Time to Wait

  May 3, 2017     By HG.org
Car accidents are usually mild to severe in property damage and injuries to those involved. When an individual has been hurt in a car accident,...

Expert Witness: Abusive Head Trauma

  May 1, 2017     By HG.org
Abusive head trauma is a serious injury where the brain is impacted through pressure and force. These injuries usually occur through abuse to a...

What Should I Bring to My Personal Injury Case Initial Consultation?

  April 28, 2017     By HG.org
For those that have never participated in a consultation with a lawyer, they may wonder what to bring to the initial meeting. The best advice...

Expert Witness Explains Building Codes in Slip and Fall Cases

  April 27, 2017     By HG.org
Getting the building and safety codes correct in any case is vital. When the expert cites or reports the wrong codes for a litigation case, the...

Pursuing Compensation after a Drunk Driving Accident

  April 27, 2017     By HG.org
Drunk driving collisions are a plague on the roads. There is almost one-third of all accidents where fatalities are involved with a drunk driver.

How an Expert Witness Uses Biomechanics Knowledge in Seatbelt Defect Cases

  April 26, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury claims usually must have the elements of the case include proof that the defending party’s actions caused the incident. This...

Retailer Liability

  April 26, 2017     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Retailers have a legal responsibility to ensure that the products they sell are free from inherent risks to the consumer when used properly.

Injured While on Private Property - Can I Sue?

  April 25, 2017     By HG.org
There are many incidents that occur on private property that cause injury. Some individuals question whether there is the possibility to sue due...

Recognizing Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

  By HG.org
Individuals who are in a nursing home are supposed to receive quality medical treatment from trained professionals. However, individuals are...

Tire Defects that Can Cause Serious Accidents

  By HG.org
One of the most important aspects of a vehicle that keeps the driver safe is the tire. When these have been created with defects, they may...

Information that an Expert Witness May Explain in Sport Concussion Cases

  April 24, 2017     By HG.org
Concussion injuries are common when someone plays sports. Because of this, there are many litigation cases that arise through accidents and...

First Day of Trial in a Personal Injury Case - What to Expect

  April 24, 2017     By HG.org
While most personal injury lawsuits are different from each other, there are many common elements that may be expected by both the defending...

Permatemping: New Bill HB690 Seeks Temp Workers' Rights in Illinois

  April 21, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
The right for temp workers to be treated the same as the full-time staff they work beside was finally brought into the spotlight with the recent...

Introduction to Elder Abuse and Negligence in Florida

  April 21, 2017     By The Spivey Law Firm
In Florida, elder abuse and neglect is quite common, so it’s important to recognize the common signs.

Risky Business: Reasons Not to Handle Your Own Personal Injury Case

  April 21, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury cases are often complicated and difficult to both understand and handle. While there are many reasons for these issues, the...

Expert Witness Testimony: When Police Brutality Occurs

  April 20, 2017     By HG.org
Police brutality is being increasingly noticed throughout the country through the use of electronic surveillance equipment and the rise of the...

How are Damages in a Personal Injury Case Calculated?

  April 20, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury cases often involve various periods where the case has calculated damages to determine what may be possible to recover through...

Can Part-Time Employees Receive Workers' Compensation?

  April 20, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Workers’ compensation is a vital part of our employment system. It’s a no-fault insurance that the vast majority of employers are required to...

Understanding Out of Pocket Costs for Big Truck Accidents

  April 20, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Large truck accidents are some of the most devastating incidents on the roads, with thousands of people dying in these collisions across the...

Personal Injuries and Case Adjusters

  By HG.org
When a person has been injured in an accident where the fault falls on someone else, insurance settlements are often the first means of...

Personal Injury Cases and Common Defenses

  By HG.org
Personal injury lawsuits can arise when a person’s negligence results in an injury to another. This may happen because of a car accident, slip...

Construction and Negligence Claims: Possible Defects

  By HG.org
There are various claims where construction leads to negligence and defects that may cause injuries later. In these incidents, there are often...

Expert Witness on the Serious Consequences of Inhaling Mold during Career or in Home

  April 18, 2017     By HG.org
When mold is prevalent in a home or in a business setting, it may lead to serious health consequences. This substance may be a concern that...

What to Do after a Fatal Car Wreck?

  April 18, 2017     By HG.org
Car accidents are usually traumatic to some degree, have extensive property damage, may include injuries and at least one person is at fault....

Expert Witness Explains the Harmful Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and How to Recover Damages

  April 17, 2017     By HG.org
Carbon monoxide may lead to poisoning, injury and death when someone has been exposed to too much of the gas. It is colorless and odorless, so...

Forklift Accidents and Equipment Defects

  April 17, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Forklifts are one of the most useful tools to those working in construction, retail, warehouses, and other industries that require the moving of...

Landlord Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents

  April 17, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
Slip and fall accidents are one of the more common causes for emergency room visits in the United States and can lead to a variety of long-term...

What Is My Automotive Accident Case Worth?

  April 17, 2017     By HG.org
Car crash cases often are confusing when determining damages that are owed to the victim. This is usually due to various misconceptions that the...

Chicago's Public Hospitals Paid Out More than $160 Million for Medical Malpractice Cases

  April 14, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Two of Chicago’s public hospitals have shelled out more than $160 million in the last several years, indicating that medical malpractice is a...

What Are My Options if my Parent Was Injured in a Nursing Home?

  By HG.org
Nursing home injuries are common in the United States with over half a million cases being reported each year where at least one elder person...

Expert Witness: How Brain Death Affects Personal Injury Claims

  April 13, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury claims are difficult enough with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer, but when the victim of the incident becomes brain...

Do I Have a Criminal Case, A Civil Tort Claim, Both or Neither?

  April 13, 2017     By HG.org
Many crimes committed may be prosecuted through the criminal justice system as well as civil courts so that a remedy may be provided for the...

How to Hire a Construction Defect Lawyer

  April 13, 2017     By HG.org
When construction defects occur, it is possible that thousands of dollars may be lost, severe injuries or death may transpire and multiple...

Things to Avoid Saying after a Car Accident

  April 12, 2017     By HG.org
Involvement in car accidents often includes fear, anxiousness, nerves and fright. This may lead to words being spoken and actions taken that...

Superfluous Surgical Procedures Undermine Patient Safety

  April 12, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Unnecessary surgical procedures unduly cost patients time, money, and discomfort. In some cases, the surgical procedure may even put their...

Expert Witness: How Does the Amount of Alcohol a Person Drinks Impair Judgment and Ability to Drive?

  April 12, 2017     By HG.org
When someone drinks before or during a drive, his or her blood alcohol level tends to rise. It is when it is above the legal limit of .08...

Commonly Asked Questions about Defamation

  April 12, 2017     By HG.org
Defamation happens commonly in public. When someone is making a false claim meant to be truth about another that is then considered negative,...

Does a Hotel Have any Liability for Monitoring Use of an On-site Gym/Sauna?

  April 12, 2017     By HG.org
Some personal injury cases arise through the unmonitored use of on-site gyms or saunas in a hotel. While it is the goal of these establishments...

Importance of Personal Injury Demand Letters

  April 12, 2017     By HG.org
When someone has been injured through an accident or incident, he or she usually settles the matter with the insurance agency involved. This...

Workers’ Compensation: What if I Have Two Jobs?

  April 11, 2017     By Frame & Frame, LLC
Generally, in Maryland, you will only be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits from the job where you suffered your workplace accident...

Expert Witness: How Can an Expert Identify Construction Defects?

  April 11, 2017     By HG.org
When there is a need for a construction expert that must be used as a witness in a court case, he or she should have extensive knowledge and...

Negligent or Inadequate Security – When Can I Sue?

  By HG.org
Security when on premises is often a vital protection to ensure criminal activity is not occurring within the property. When these safe guards...

Are Black Boxes Required in Commercial Trucks?

  April 6, 2017     By HG.org
Before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration initiated a plan to ensure black boxes are required in all commercial trucks, this was...

What Do You Need to Prove in a Defective Product Case?

  April 6, 2017     By HG.org
Defective product liability claims often arise when the victim of an incident has been injured by using a product in standard or regular...

FAQs on Negligent Security

  April 6, 2017     By HG.org
Security in a commercial enterprise, industrial establishment and residential housing is important to maintain both in manpower and in...

Defamation Caused a Loss in Business, What to Do?

  April 5, 2017     By HG.org
Defamation is often considered a tortious act when the other person is harmed through the words spoken or written. Even though falsehoods spoken...

Patients File LivaNova Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

  March 31, 2017     By Patterson Dahlberg Injury Lawyers
More Hospitals Warn Patients About LivaNova Bacterial Infection.

How an Expert Witness Evaluates Economic Damages

  March 30, 2017     By HG.org
When an expert witness or professional is needed to evaluate economic damages, he or she has experience through several years in business...

Federal Tort Claims Act FAQ

  March 30, 2017     By HG.org
When the federal government is responsible for an incident with someone through an employee due to an act of negligence, it is possible the...

Prescription Drug Abuse Becoming More Common Reason for Accidents

  By HG.org
After years of a steady decline in drunk driving accidents, an increasingly common reason for accidents is due to impaired driving caused by...

"Constructive Notice" in Slip and Fall Cases

  March 28, 2017     By Harold J. Gerr
Slip and fall accidents can be caused by a number of different sources, from icy walkways to hazardous spills, but the way that these accidents...

Are Landlords Liable for Carbon Monoxide Exposure?

  March 28, 2017     By Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless gas found in the fumes of any device that burns fuel, including cars, stoves, grills, and fireplaces.

When Should an Accident Victim Contact a Lawyer?

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you or your loved one has been in an accident, you’re understandably shaken up, hurt, confused and overwhelmed. You may be feeling...

How to Speed Up a Claim for Los Angeles Bicycle Accidents

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you’ve been in a bicycle accident in Los Angeles, you know how painful the process, both physically and mentally, can be when trying to get...

Defenses that May be Raised in a Dog Bite Injury Case

  By HG.org
Dog bite cases are not uncommon in rural areas or where suburban communities are located. Animals are usually behind a fence, in a yard, tied up...

How Understanding Tolling and the Statutes of Limitations Can Help Your Personal Injury Case

  By HG.org
If a person is hurt in a personal injury case including a car accident or a medical malpractice situation, an understanding of a tolling of the...

What to Expect at a Personal Injury Trial

  March 27, 2017     By HG.org
When an individual has a personal injury case, he or she must first find a lawyer for litigation. After the claim has been accepted as valid and...

Torts - Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

  March 24, 2017     By HG.org
Intentional infliction of emotional distress is a tort that allows for recovery when one person’s outrageous conduct results in severe emotional...

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

  By HG.org
When an accident occurs, the victim usually must deal with at least one insurance company to resolve the matter. This could be through an...

Toys Exposing Personal Information through Data Breach

  March 21, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
A line of toys manufactured by internet-based company, CloudPets, has left the personal information of nearly 800,000 consumers exposed to...

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