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Winter Driving Safety and Car Accident Prevention on Illinois Roads

  December 21, 2014     By Botto Gilbert Lancaster, P.C.
During the winter months, the risk of being involved in a car accident increases. According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 23 percent of the car accidents that occur each year are caused partially or entirely by poor weather conditions. During the 2009-2010 winter season, Illinois was one of the top 10 states for weather-related traffic fatalities.

The Christmas Tort, For Christmas Dishes You’ve Had to Eat and Lies You Were Told

  December 21, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
It’s time to give personal injury lawyers a tort that can improve the lives of people at Christmas. How long are family members going to suffer at Christmas after being served dishes that should have stayed in the 50's, for lies told to them by their parents, and for Christmas traditions they never agreed to take part in, without being able to obtain some type of relief for the distress, the stomach pain and heartburn they’ve endured? Well no more. It’s time for the Christmas Tort.

Twentynine Palms Marine Accidents and Fatalities on CA Hwy 62, The Killer Highway - A Personal Injury Tragedy

  December 20, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
At least 182 people have died on CA Hwy 62 since 2002. More than 90 lives have been lost since 2007. The risks of dying on Hwy 62 make this highway a dangerous road to travel and the stretch of Hwy 62 from 29 Palms to Palm Springs one of the most dangerous stretches of highway in California. Marines from the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and personal injury attorneys who represent grieving families know all too well what is known as “The Killer Highway.”

To Sue or Not To Sue- A Pretty Good Question

  December 19, 2014     By Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.
To sue or not to sue is indeed a pretty good question. The lawsuit can be underway at the time of the ADR; or, the success or failure of the ADR can determine whether a lawsuit is even necessary.

Victims of Mesothelioma Cancer Due to Asbestos Exposure Have Legal Rights

  December 19, 2014     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Individuals who have developed mesothelioma cancer, asbestosis, lung cancer, or other diseases linked to asbestos exposure may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for the injuries and the cost of medical care.

The Danger of Medical Marijuana on Illinois Roads

  December 19, 2014     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Illinois joined the growing group of states to allow the use of medical marijuana.

Tips for Staying Safe on California Roads During the Holiday Season

  December 19, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
This is the time of the year when California's highways become full to capacity with parents, children, cousins, grandparents, and friends traveling through the state to be together for the holidays.

Can I Represent Myself in a Criminal Case?

  December 18, 2014     By Minick Law, PC
Explaining the process of representing oneself in a criminal case, and outlining the risks involved with doing so.

Patient Safety Initiatives Needed to Address Medical Malpractice

  December 15, 2014     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Medical malpractice is a national crisis, killing more than 200,000 people each year by some estimates.

What Is an Attractive Nuisance?

  December 14, 2014     By HG.org
An attractive nuisance is a dangerous condition on a person’s property that attracts children onto the property and puts their safety in danger. Landowners who have an attractive nuisance on their property are held to a higher duty to protect children. If an attractive nuisance is found to have injured a child on the landowner’s property, the landowner may be required to pay for the damages that resulted, even if the child was technically trespassing.

Challenges of Winter Driving in Rhode Island

  December 11, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Winter driving can be extremely difficult, especially here in Rhode Island. Our proximity to the ocean constantly opens up the possibility of huge storms, blizzards and nor'easters. This closeness also influences frequent temperature changes with many freeze-thaw cycles throughout the winter months. Such a weather pattern makes roads slippery and riddled with potholes, contributing to more treacherous conditions for drivers.

Factors a Car Accident Lawyer Looks For to Determine the Winnability of a Case

  December 11, 2014     By Law Office of Mark H. Cibula
Car accidents are generally scary and stressful situations to find yourself in, no matter how major or minor they might be. However, when you also have to worry about recouping costs for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and anything else you owe as a result, it makes the hardship much more difficult to manage on your own. That’s where the knowledge and assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer really comes in handy.

Who Owns the Nursing Homes in California?

  December 9, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
When moving your loved one into a nursing home, you want the best. Except, that info isn't readily available to the public.

Can I Sue if I Am Injured on Private Property?

  December 7, 2014     By HG.org
If a person is injured on the private property that belongs to another, he or she may be able to sue for the damages that he or she sustained. The ability to recover will depend on state laws regarding premises liability and the relative duty of the host and guest.

Understanding Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage for Car Accidents

  December 4, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
An uninsured motorist is a driver who does not have a valid auto insurance policy. Under Rhode Island law, it is illegal to operate a vehicle without auto insurance.

Connecticut Elder Abuse on the Rise

  December 4, 2014     By Richard H. Raphael, Attorney at Law
We all want the best for our loved ones. Most of us would give anything to give back to our parents in their old age what they have given to us growing up. Unfortunately, some families have members that do not respect the relationship with their elders, and may take advantage of them in a vulnerable condition.

2014 Recalls Aimed at Infant Products

  December 3, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
Thousands of consumer products are recalled due to safety concerns every year. Every year, hundreds and even thousands of consumer products are recalled due to safety concerns. These products fall under a wide variety of categories, from automotive parts and products to kitchen goods, household accessories, pet toys and products, and children's products.

5 First Steps to Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

  December 3, 2014     By Venus Poe, Attorney at Law
Suffering a personal injury can be scary, but it is always important to try and keep calm. The steps you take following a personal injury can affect the amount of compensation that you will get after filling a personal injury claim.

Providence Rated Among Top Five U.S. Cities with Worst Drivers

  December 1, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Recently, a report released by Allstate Insurance listed the city of Providence, Rhode Island, as the fifth worst city in the United States when it comes to the worst drivers.

Can I Be Sued for Serving Alcohol in My Home if Someone Gets in a Wreck?

  November 30, 2014     By HG.org
Due to the more prevalent nature of laws against drunk driving, many states have enacted laws that allow a personal injury victim to recover from the person who provided alcohol to an impaired driver. However, there may be exceptions regarding who can be made liable.

When Is An Amusement Park Liable for Injuries?

  November 30, 2014     By HG.org
When people go to an amusement park, they plan on spending time and having fun with friends and family. They do not plan on getting injured. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that the rate of amusement park injuries more than doubled in the mid-1990s. However, some states have enacted special laws that almost completely insulate parks from liability.

When Drivers Are Negligent Towards Motorcyclists

  November 29, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
The vast majority of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles. Motorcycle accidents are the most dangerous because they involve a much higher risk of serious injuries or fatalities. Head-on motorcycle-car accidents often result in fatal injury to the motorcyclist. Often, those accidents are caused because of a motorist's failure to notice a motorcyclist, yield to a motorcyclist and other forms of negligence.

3 Excuses Insurance Companies Use to Deny a Car Accident Claim

  November 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Insurance companies often deny personal injury claims with excuses that include denying fault, denying the extent of the injury, and denying causation.

New Illinois Laws Target Senior Care Complaints

  November 24, 2014     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
As medical technology makes it possible for Americans to live longer lives every year, more and more individuals and their families turn to long-term care facilities to provide assisted living and on-site medical care during their later decades. These long-term care facilities are frequently known as nursing homes and can house disabled and injured individuals alongside the elderly.

Can I Sue for Being Catfished?

  November 23, 2014     By HG.org
The story of Manti Te’o caught the attention of millions around the world as the professional football player’s story of his girlfriend, her death and the ultimate discovery of the falsity of it all. Similar stories that popped up in the media and in the life of the leading character in the MTV show of the same name have also brought this new phenomenon to the forefront of the public.

Rhode Island's Push to Prevent Wrong-Way Auto Accidents

  November 20, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Wrong-way auto accidents are some of the most serious types of collisions that occur on Rhode Island's highways. Seeing a vehicle traveling the wrong way and hurtling toward oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed can be terrifying. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wrong-way accidents on divided highways are far more likely to result in deadly or serious injuries than any other type of car accidents.

Performance of California Nursing Home Chains

  November 18, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Many nursing home chains in California have been shown to underperform when it comes to quality-of-care, staffing, and inspection measures.

Too Often, Medical Malpractice Due to Misdiagnosis Goes Unreported

  November 16, 2014     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
People who are injured as a result of medical negligence are entitled to seek compensation through a lawsuit. However, in the vast majority of medical malpractice cases, a lawsuit is never filed. In fact, in the case of misdiagnosis – one of the most common types of medical errors – the patient may not be aware that a mistake occurred, and the error itself may go unreported.

Can Incidents of Medical Negligence be Reduced if NHS Trusts Shared More Data on Medical Errors?

  November 13, 2014     By Wright Hassall
It would be a truth universally acknowledged among sensible people that the sharing of information on best practice, and the identification of meaningful trends gleaned from data, can only be a bonus for all organisations regardless of operation - and none more so than the NHS.

Xarelto Side Effects Leading to Legal Effects

  October 29, 2014     By Baker & Zimmerman
Even though Xarelto is a new drug on the market, the negative side effects have grown greater than those from Pradaxa. Both of these drugs have experienced bleeding issues with consumers because they are anticoagulants. The only difference between the legalities of the two drugs is that a lot of Pradaxa's cases have been settled while Xarelto's cases are just getting started and are unfortunately, firing up.

Case Digest of Burton v. Rhode Island

  October 28, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
The Rhode Island Supreme Court held that a 17-year old trespasser on boarded up property who received sulfuric acid burns could not recover against the landowner under the attractive nuisance doctrine, because he appreciated the risk of his reckless actions. Burton v. Rhode Island, 80 A.3d 856 (R.I. 2013).

Whistleblower Failure-of-Care Claim Settled for $38 Million

  October 20, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped with whistleblowing.

Is a Truck Responsible for a Car Wreck Caused by Something that Falls Off the Moving Truck?

  October 17, 2014     By Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.
If you drive a car, you’ve probably seen it happen (or you’ve seen the aftermath). A mattress, a piece of furniture, a chunk of metal, a huge box or some other large object falls off a moving truck (or the object is lying on the side of the road). What happens when the stuff that fell off the truck hits a car or a pedestrian or a bicyclist, causing a wreck and injuries? Is the truck responsible?

Protecting Yourself from Recalls When Used Car Shopping in California

  October 16, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
Consumers must be aware when shopping for vehicles that there are numerous vehicles that have had parts recalled that may not have received repairs. Car manufacturers like General Motors have issued recalls that affect nearly 25 million vehicles. Consumers must get informed about recalls when car shopping in order to avoid injury from car accidents related to defective parts.

Back Injuries from Automobile Accidents

  October 15, 2014     By Eberstein Witherite LLP - Car Wreck
Back injuries differ in type and severity. Some car wreck victims suffer minor back injuries. For example, if a victim was stopped at a red light and another driver slowly rolled into his car, the victim might experience soreness for a few days. Other car accident victims are not so lucky.

Illegal Evictions of Elderly Nursing Home Residents

  October 10, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Nursing homes can't evict elders based on ending Medicare coverage, lack of long term beds, or refusal to readmit after a hospital stay.

Nursing Home Elder Abuse Is Due To Understaffing

  October 3, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Studies show that understaffing is directly linked to elder abuse in nursing homes.

Insurance Companies' Profits Skyrocket, Even as Medical Malpractice Payouts Drop

  September 29, 2014     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
A skilled pickpocket does not just take your wallet; he directs your attention elsewhere. When you notice you have been robbed, you blame someone else.

Some Changes of the Revised Regulation of the Supervision on Medical Instruments of China

  September 29, 2014     By Wiselink Law Firm Shanghai
Regulation of the Supervision on Medical Instruments was revised and published by the State Council of People’s Republic of China on Mar. 7, 2014.

Recent Case Gives New Hope to Victims of New York Lead Poisoning

  September 24, 2014     By Keogh Crispi, PC
A recent court decision based on the case Hamilton v. Miller in the New York Court of Appeals is giving more hope to victims in New York lead poisoning cases. Previously, victims had to provide medical reports relating to each alleged injury. The lower court's narrow requirement requiring medical reports be furbished before defense medical examinations take place is no longer honored in lead poisoning cases, although victims must still furnish medical records relating to their injuries.

How Truck Driver Impairment Can Cause Accidents

  September 23, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
Truck drivers operating a massive vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs cause truck accidents in the Clarksburg, West Virginia region every year. These accidents can be severe given the size difference between large trucks and passenger vehicles, and the recklessness with which impaired truckers often drive. Survivors of accidents related to truck driver impairment can recover damages for losses sustained in the accident.

What Benefits am I Entitled to Receive for an Iowa Work Injury

  September 23, 2014     By Pothitakis Law Firm, PC
Iowa limits the benefits you can receive if injured on the job to specific categories of benefits.

When Can the Hospital Be Sued for Malpractice?

  By HG.org
When a person is injured while in the hospital, he or she may consult a personal injury attorney who focuses on medical malpractice claims. One of the first questions that an attorney of this nature will try to answer is who may be sued. In addition to surgeons or other healthcare staff, hospitals may also be sued in some cases for malpractice. The hospital may be able to be sued if one of the following situations is applicable.

Illinois Rail Safety Week Aims to Promote Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety

While many would think it is more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car, railroad fatalities are a larger concern, especially among pedestrians. Illinois' Rail Safety Week aims to encourage awareness of rail safety among pedestrians and motorists.

Support The Passing Of Bills Dedicated to Protecting Elders From Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

This month, legislators passed a bill entitled The Residential Care Facilities for Elders Reform Act of 2014 (ACT), effective July 1, 2015.

What Are the Surgical Errors that Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Case?

  By HG.org
A medical malpractice case may arise when a patient’s treatment falls below the standard of care when compared to other surgeons in the same practice area and the patient is harmed. A patient may be injured due to a variety of surgical errors.

When a Business Can Be Sued for Personal Injury

  By HG.org
Every day, individuals are injured while on the premises of a business. Injured individuals may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit and recover for the damages that they suffer.

I Found Mold in My Rental Home – What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
In recent years scientists have learned more about the potential dangers of mold and breathing it in on a daily basis. While some individuals may develop minor respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing, more serious conditions may develop, such as fungal respiratory infections. In many states, your landlord may have some responsibility to help remediate the problem.

When Defective Products Cause a Wrongful Death

Product manufacturers must ensure their products are safe from defects that can cause injuries or fatalities. When companies fail in this duty, customers are exposed to the risk of injury or death while using the product. When death occurs because of a defective product, survivors of the deceased can filed a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages.

Is There a Statute of Limitations When It Comes to Workplace Injury?

  By HG.org
The statute of limitations provides a time limit in which a plaintiff can bring a lawsuit without it being time barred by the court. With few exceptions, if this time limit passes, the plaintiff will be forever barred from bringing the suit. Like other types of claims, there is usually an applicable statute of limitations.

Do I Have a Civil Lawsuit Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
If you have been injured in another accident that was caused by another party, you may be able to pursue a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. However, a lawyer may evaluate certain factors of your case to determine whether or not to take your case.

Consequences of a Head Injury from a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists are at an especially high risk of suffering head injuries in an accident because of the relative lack of protection compared to drivers of passenger vehicles. Accidents can result in brain injuries and can require extensive treatment, including hospitalization. For some victims, a head injury from a motorcycle accident can have lasting and severe effects.

Nursing Homes Caught Willfully Committing Elder Abuse All Over Los Angeles

Nursing homes in LA discovered prematurely closing claims regarding elder abuse before completing investigation

Road Traffic Injury in the UAE

Being involved in a road traffic accident can leave you with anything from whiplash and bruising to serious head and spinal injuries. If you are uncomfortable enough to be involved in a horrific road accident, which was not your fault, then you may be entitled for a personal injury compensation claim.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer

  By HG.org
If you have been injured in an automotive accident, slip and fall or workplace accident, your immediate reaction may be to sue the party responsible for your injuries. However, not all cases warrant an attorney’s involvement. Furthermore, attorneys may refuse to take a case if it is not worth the attorney’s time or experience.

Workplace Hazards & Accidents: Fear of Employer Retaliation in Pennsylvania

Can an employer retaliate when a worker files an OSHA complaint or files for workers’ compensation benefits?

Civil Consequences of a DWI

A few weeks ago, we discussed the criminal consequences of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge in Texas. This article covers some of the civil (i.e. non-criminal) consequences that you might face as a result of a DWI charge.

Tesla Model S a Fire Trap?

Tesla Motors is known for their cutting edge electric vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating in every subcategory without exception, setting a new record for the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants (Tesla Motors).

New California Law Seeks to Protect Youth Football Players from Brain Injuries

Youth football players are at risk for brain injury due to their sport, and a new law in California, AB 2127, seeks to reduce injuries to the brain, such as concussions, among young football players. California joins many other states in combating the growing concern that young football players are sustaining head injuries playing middle school and high school contact sports.

Proposed Legislation for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Reform Act of 2014

Status updates on proposed legislation for the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Reform Act of 2014 that are up for review at the next legislative session.

Nursing Home Neglect May Result in Death of Patients

When our loved ones grow old and sick, families can feel a sense of relief knowing that when they are put into a nursing home they will receive the 24 hour a day care that they truly need. Having grandma and grandpa live at home may be nice for the family, but you and your spouse are not certified to give true medical attention that they need, and working full time in the midst is not helpful for them either.

Another Drug on the Market with Undisclosed Side Effects

Since the time we were children, we have heard that medications will make all of our problems go away. After years of testing, and product consumption, people are now starting to realize that there are unwanted side effects for almost every medication out on the market today.

Most Dangerous Industries for Workplace Injuries and Deaths

Each year thousands of U.S. workers die and millions more are injured in workplace accidents. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,383 fatal work accidents and 3.7 million nonfatal work injuries in 2012.

A California Tenant’s Guide to Seeking Compensation Against Landlords After a Slip and Fall Injury

Living as a tenant in a apartment or house in California requires payment of monthly rent to your landlord. Clearly, it is your obligation to pay rent in exchange for living at a property that is owned by another.

Another Indian Pharmaceutical Recall

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), India's pharmaceutical company Lupin Ltd is recalling 9,210 bottles of the infection-preventing drug Suprax because of a failed purity test in the United States.

Challenges from Other Family Members in a Wrongful Death Settlement

Some family members may challenge the distribution of a wrongful death settlement, arguing they are entitled to damages because they were dependent on the deceased. An attorney can help Clarksburg families protect their right to damages.

Do Parents Drive More Dangerously Than Teens?

Parents warn their teenagers about the dangers of risk driving habits, but data shows that many parents engage in the same dangerous driving behavior that they warn their children against.

Damages in Georgia Car Accident Cases

Car accident victims may suffer terribly in the aftermath of the wreck. They may be forced to cover the costs of significant property damage, emergency medical treatment, doctor’s bills, and even long-term rehabilitation

Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Drain Entrapent - Not a Typical Premises Liability Claim

Many people are simply not aware of the dangers that defective swimming pool, wading pool, spa and hot tub drains have until it is too late, especially when children are involved

Common Truck Accidents Causes

Accidents involving large commercial trucks may occur for a wide variety of reasons, with numerous potentially responsible parties. According to the Federal Motor carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers are ten times more likely to cause commercial truck accidents than other factors, such as improper cargo loading, vehicle malfunction, or inadequate truck maintenance.

Safety Regulations for Pool Owners

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and federal regulations enacted by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) have established safety requirements to help prevent drowning and swimming pool accidents.

Car Safety Features That Save Lives

Car safety features like airbags and seatbelts marked significant advancements in safety. Now, new safety features are making our vehicles even safer. More advanced features do not just protect occupants from injuries in an accident, but work proactively to minimize the risk of an accident.

Recoverable Damages for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury in Pedestrian Accidents

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the more severe injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents in Dallas every year. While short-term consequences like headaches, disorientation and memory problems may reduce in severity and intensity over a period of time, some victims may suffer long-term or permanent consequences including impaired cognitive abilities, motor dysfunction and psychological distress.

Compensatory vs. Punitive Damages – Understanding Personal Injury Settlements

The goal of any personal injury lawsuit is to prove negligence. Once this has been achieved, then there is a need to show causation. This is where the plaintiff needs to show that the negligence of the party is what led to any injuries. If an injured party can prove both negligence and causation, then there will be a determination needed for damages.

Did a Life Insurance Company Wrongfully Deny a Life or Diability Claim?

Individuals and families purchase life insurance policies for one reason: peace of mind. The purpose of life insurance is to provide protection in the rare but devastating event of the death of a loved one.

Georgia Boating Fatalities Lowest in Years, Drowning Risks Are Still Real

The U.S. Coast Guard recently released statistics regarding recreational boating fatalities. The good news is that fatalities are down nearly fourteen percent in 2013 from the year before. This decrease reflects a concerted effort to encourage boating safety.

Nap Nanny® Recalled After Six Infants Killed by Suffocation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of three models of the Nap Nanny ® infant recliner chair/bed made by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, Pennsylvania. The Nap Nanny is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping, resting, and playing. It includes a shaped foam based fitted with a fabric cover and three-point harness.

Who Pays Medical Bills in a Forklift Work Accident Case?

Workplace forklift accidents are one of the most common types of work accidents in the U.S. Injured workers often want to know how medical bills are paid. This article discusses how medical bills are paid after a workplace forklift accident with a focus on PA and NJ law.

Steps That Must Be Taken Immediately After Being Involved in a Car Accident

No matter how careful while driving, there is always the possibility of becoming involved in a car accident. For most first-timers, an accident can be cause for fright and panic. Initially, drivers involved in accidents suffer shock as a result of the impact and then are forced to deal with physical injuries, property damage, and possible medical bills. The hassle of dealing with insurance companies and the other negligent driver can be confusing and time consuming.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury May Cause Cognitive Problems

Traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden trauma results in brain damage. Unlike brain-related problems dating all the way back to birth, traumatic brain injury is a form of acquired brain injury.

Golf Carting in Florida

Those operating golf carts in Florida should understand that the Florida legislature intends to protect persons and property from the all-too-common accidents associated with golf carts and other motorists and pedestrians.

Determining Future Damages in Georgia Wrongful Death Cases

When the intentional or negligent actions of another lead to death, certain family members of the deceased may be entitled to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.

What Type of Lawyer Handles Swimming Pool Accident and Drowning Claims?

Personal injury attorneys typically handle swimming pool injury or drowning cases. However, drowning claims and swimming pool negligence claims have many unique issues that the typical injury lawyer may not have the requisite experience or expertise.

Ten Common Birth Injuries Experienced by Newborns in Georgia

Every parent hopes their newborn child will enter this world happy and healthy. In most cases, this is exactly what occurs. In some rare instances, however, newborn children may suffer from a birth injury. Following are ten of the most common birth injuries experienced by newborns in Georgia.

Preventing Connecticut Car Accidents

Every year, car accidents lead to a substantial number of serious kidney injuries. Motor vehicle safety devices such as seat belts and airbags have saved countless lives and prevented injuries for many individuals involved in car accidents. Seat belts are designed to prevent chest and other internal injuries by dispersing the force of a collision across two of the body's sturdiest areas: the upper chest and the pelvis.

New York Funeral Processions and Who Has the Right-of-Way

Confusion often surrounds the question of whether or not a car in a funeral procession can run a red light. Additionally, the probability of a serious car accident occurring involving personal injury increases if you have a long line of cars running through a red light during heavy traffic such as in New York City.

Knowing the Basic Elements of a Slip and Fall Claim

Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries in the United States. In fact, these unfortunate instances account for nearly 9 million emergency room visits annually. While young and old people get involved in such mishaps, the elderly are considered high risk with one-third of those who are age 65 or older suffering falls every year.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Just last month, the issue of drowsy driving was brought to the attention of the nation when a sleepy truck driver plowed into famous comedian Tracy Morgan, killing his passenger - fellow comedian James McNair - and critically injuring Morgan and his other passengers.

How to Handle a Hit and Run Accident

No matter a driver's reasons for leaving the scene of an accident, you, the victim, are still left high and dry without compensation to help you pay for your injuries or to fix the vehicle's damage. On the other hand, there still are many options for legal recourse and compensation.

What to do in the Case of a Dog Attack

While dog bites are fairly common, unprovoked dog attacks are not. However, as we recently saw in the viral video of a cat saving a human child from an attacking dog, they do occur. Therefore, it is important that you know what to do in case of a dog attack. These tips can help you rectify a situation with a potentially dangerous animal.

Common Boating Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Arizona has more lakes and rivers than many people assume. However, the state also has the fifth highest boating accident rate in the country. Why is that?

Common Injuries from Car Accidents

The impact of a car accident may pose serious harm to the driver as well as the passengers, and leave them with long-lasting side-effects to contend with in the future. Here are some examples of the most common injuries sustained in an accident:

Risks Associated with Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is one of the most common driving hazards, but new data highlights the dangers associated with drowsy driving. In fact, research shows that drowsy driving is as dangerous as driving while drunk.

What to do if Hit by a Drunk Driver While Riding in UBER

UBER has insurance above and beyond minimum state insurance requirements that are carried by regular taxi drivers.

Ten Things You Can Do to Increase Your Recovery After a Motorcycle Accident

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer injuries and property damage as a result of somebody else’s negligence, the only thing the civil justice system permits by way of recovery is monetary compensation. Similar cases can have different results and, as such, it is important to do everything you can to obtain full value for your damages.

Roller Coaster Wrongful Death at Higher Rates than Shark Deaths

While most of us worry about swimming too far off the coast during a summer vacation, we don't realize that we're more at risk on a roller coaster than a shark when venturing outdoors this season.

Why the Surge of Children Being Forgotten in the Back of a Car?

It seems that we're hearing more and more about children being left in cars on a hot summer day as the parent goes shopping or to a hair salon, but is their a legitimate surge in these cases or is the media covering them more often?

Texting Increases Injury Risk Even When Not Driving

The dangers of texting and driving are well-known and undisputed. But did you know that texting while walking also presents a number of injury risks?

Slip and Fall Accidents More Common Than We Thought?

If you presumed that only the elderly are prone to slip and fall incidents, think again. Many people just older than 24 are affected by slip and falls every day, with numbers going into the millions annually.

College & School Liability for Assaults & Fights in Pennsylvania

A discussion of whether a college can be held liable when a student is assaulted. A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision found in favor of a student, against the college, in a physical assault case.


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