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

How Lawyers Assist in Construction Defect Cases

  June 23, 2017     By HG.org
Defects occur so often as per specifications are not always followed, some machines break down, certain designs are not perfected and accidents...

Expert Witnesses Explain Potential Legal Issues with Autonomous Vehicles

  June 23, 2017     By HG.org
The future has arrived, and it is showing the public that it includes vehicles that drive themselves. However, there are various issues that...

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help in a Case of Motorcycle Wrongful Death by Truck?

  June 23, 2017     By Thomas Creech Law Offices, LLC
Accidents involving a motorcycle and truck are serious, often fatal, and necessitate immediate legal representation and attention. Many tasks...

How Car Insurance Can Help Cyclists in Times of Crisis

  June 22, 2017     By Levinson and Stefani
Your coverage isn’t limited to auto crashes alone.

Five Things You Should Know about Truck Accident Cases

  June 22, 2017     By Levinson and Stefani
Some things are obvious. Other things are not. Like the fact that commercial truck drivers are bound by stricter laws and regulations. And in...

Essential Tips from an Expert Witness in a Slip, Trip and Fall Case

  June 22, 2017     By HG.org
Injuries and cases of slips, trips and falls are prominent in certain industries and with the elderly. It is important to understand how to...

Legal Options after a Work Injury

  June 21, 2017     By The Benton Law Firm
We would like to think our employers take every necessary precaution to keep us safe at work, but unfortunately, this is not always the case....

Common Causes of Car Accidents

  June 21, 2017     By Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC
In Philadelphia, car accidents are as large of a problem as they are across the country. In 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation...

Admitting Expert Witnesses under Daubert or Frye

  June 21, 2017     By HG.org
It is often essential to have an expert witness in conjunction with a lawyer for many different types of cases. These professionals are...

My Daycare Did Not Take My Son to the Hospital after an Injury, Can I Sue?

  June 21, 2017     By HG.org
Daycare responsibilities are to the children that reside within the building or facility until they are discharged for the day. This means those...

Grounds for a Personal Injury Case

  June 20, 2017     By Harold J. Gerr
Slip and fall accidents are not uncommon. Most of the time, these types of accidents are minor and cause nothing more than a bruised ego.

Why People Are Hesitant to File Medical Malpractice Claims and Why They Shouldn’t Be

  June 20, 2017     By Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP
People often feel subject to things that are completely beyond their control and understanding. This is true not only of bigger forces in life,...

Polaris Recall Update

  June 19, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Polaris, a company that manufactures all-terrain and off-highway recreational vehicles, is once again recalling its products due to serious...

Motorcycle Accidents

Cruising open roads on two wheels with nothing between the rider and the air rushing by – this is the thrill sought by many motorcycle...

Liability in a Four-Way Stop Accident

  June 19, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
Four-way stops can be found in towns and cities throughout New Jersey. When traffic is stopped from four directions and there is no traffic...

Liability for Trampoline Accidents

  June 19, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
Trampolines are a great way for kids to be active and have fun during the warm months. They can also be dangerous. Trampolines on unsteady or...

Drunk Driving Car Accidents

  June 19, 2017     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
Despite decades of outreach designed to spotlight the dangers of drunk driving, approximately 28 Americans are fatally injured every day in...

How Louisiana Insurance Companies Pay Damages in a Car Wreck

  June 19, 2017     By InjuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC
Insurance companies in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Look at many claims in different ways. Here are some secrets of how a car insurance...

How Do You Sue for Defamation of Character in Brisbane?

  June 15, 2017     By Carter Capner Law
If you think someone has hurt your reputation, you can take legal action against them. A person who tarnishes another's name can be sued for...

Seeking Compensation for Burn Injuries Through Premises Liability Claims

  June 14, 2017     By Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C.
Contact with an excessively hot surface or substance can result in a burn. Relatively minor burns are classified as first degree burns. These...

Distracted Driving Car Accidents

  June 14, 2017     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
Distracted driving causes more fatalities on America’s roadways every year than speeding or even drunk driving. According to the National...

Daubert and its Effect on Expert Witnesses

  June 14, 2017     By HG.org
Before the use of expert witnesses changed to the standard that is known in the electronic and computer age, Daubert had to go through a case...

When to Contact a Construction Litigation Lawyer

  June 13, 2017     By HG.org
Construction contracts may end in trouble or may be broken before the structure has been built. Many of these issues end in litigation, and this...

Expert Witnesses Discuss Dangers of Using Forceps during Childbirth

  June 13, 2017     By HG.org
There are many dangers in childbirth, but there are none greater than when the baby is harmed during the process. This may occur with various...

Why Litigation Needs an Expert Witness to Explain Details

  June 8, 2017     By HG.org
Litigation is often messy, complicated and difficult to get through for all parties concerned. There are procedures, processes, stages,...

Suing for Wrongful Death

  June 8, 2017     By McCann & Wall, LLC
Wrongful death lawsuits serve to provide financial relief to family members whose loved one has died due to negligence or carelessness. They...

Consumer Expectation Test and Strict Product Liability Cases

  June 8, 2017     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
A consumer expectation test is used in strict product liability lawsuits to establish whether a product has a manufacturing defect. The test can...

Defective Pacemakers, Recalls, and Alerts

  June 8, 2017     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
A pacemaker is a medical device that delivers electrical impulses to the heart to stabilize heart rhythms. Irregular heartbeat affects millions...

Risks of Large Truck Crashes Reviewed in Study

  June 7, 2017     By Bredell & Bredell
People who live in Michigan may understandably be concerned about the dangers of large trucks on their area highways and roads. When a smaller...

Biomechanics Expert Witness Proves Defects in Seatbelt Cases

  June 7, 2017     By HG.org
Defects occur in almost all manner of products, materials and structures. These problems may exist in designs, a product line or only a batch....

Why Dangerous Substance Cases Need an Expert Witness

  June 6, 2017     By HG.org
Dangerous substances have a variety of effects and hazards to those exposed to them. This could occur through inhalation, skin contact,...

9 Tips for a Successful Deposition

  June 2, 2017     By Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP
So you received a Notice of Deposition. What is a deposition and what does that mean for you, the witness? A deposition is the legal term for a...

What Happens if I Get Hit By Debris at the Indianapolis 500?

  June 1, 2017     By Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
The Indianapolis 500 - The Greatest Spectacle in Racing - features open-wheeled race cars flying around a 2.5 mile oval (rectangle) at more than...

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $20 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial

  June 1, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Johnson & Johnson (J & J) has been ordered to pay a woman $20 million as a result of defective vaginal-mesh inserts that caused serious damages.

Does the Verbal Threshold Apply to Underinsured Motorist Claims?

  June 1, 2017     By Folkman Law Offices, P.C.
New Jersey drivers are required to carry automobile insurance. Insurance companies offer various levels of coverage in their New Jersey...

5 Things to Consider When Hiring an Attorney

  June 1, 2017     By Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
Typically, people don’t need the services of an attorney unless they are experiencing some type of serious issue. Those issues often involve...

Workers' Compensation for Shoulder Injuries at Work

  June 1, 2017     By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gross
Shoulder injuries are among the most debilitating a person can experience. They occur for a variety of reasons and vary in severity.

Expert Witnesses in Business Defamation Cases Explain Extent of Damages

  May 31, 2017     By HG.org
Defamation may not always be applied to business transactions, clients or customers, but even companies may be affected by false statements....

Deciding Which Personal Injury Lawyer Is Best for Your Case

  May 31, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injuries usually require the need for a lawyer if litigation is necessary. This means that choosing a legal representative demands...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Takata for Defective Airbags

  May 30, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The lawsuit claims that major automakers knew the airbags were defective and still chose to sell vehicles containing them.

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

  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?

  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

  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

  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

  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?

  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...

Pursuing Compensation after a Drunk Driving Accident

  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.

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...

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?

  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...

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

  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...

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...

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

  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?

  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...

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