Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In fact, the word ďtortĒ comes from a Latin term meaning twist, wrong, or harm. In contrast to criminal law, a tort action does not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. Rather, these cases involve a private plaintiff seeking compensation (usually money) for the harm caused by the defendantís actions.

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  • Texting Potentially Worse than DUI
      by HG.org

    When a driver is texting, they are not paying attention to the road or traffic. This may lead to severe injury through negligence. Because all senses are impaired whilst texting, these actions are potentially worse than driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Dangers of Teen Drinking
      by HG.org

    Teenage drivers may cause severe injury or death when driving under the influence. The lack of experience and knowledge about what to do tends to lead to damages by these drivers. When individuals are driving it is best to avoid drinking in any quantity, but it is especially important for teenage drivers.

  • Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Cases

    Itís all fun and games until someone slips and falls. Sometimes itís just not your fault, and there is no way you could have avoided the fall. In cases like these you may be able to take legal action against the owner or the person responsible for the accident.

  • Approximately 1,500 New IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed in Federal Court

    These new IVC Filter lawsuits also claim that the manufacturers failed to warn patients about serious life threatening side effects.

  • Is There Any Recourse for Passengers on Commercial Jetliners that Crash?

    Even though you may never be involved in an aviation crash or mishap, it pays to be informed as to your rights when traveling on a commercial carrier.

  • Recent Citations Against Pennsylvania Contractors

    The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently fined two Pennsylvania companies for repeated safety violations that endangered employees. Penn Stucco Systems, Inc. was given citations for one serious and four repeat violations; BC Stucco and Stone is facing citations for three willful, two repeated, and two serious violations.

  • Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits

    In light of the two large sum awards recently settled for talcum powder cancer lawsuits, many women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer are now asking themselves if the powder they used could be the culprit in their diagnosis. A verdict against Johnson & Johnson awarded $55 million to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using the talcum powder the company produces for her feminine hygiene.

  • The 3 Things You Must Prove to Win a Slip and Fall Injury Claim

    Slip and Fall Injuries Say you slip on the bottom step in the stairwell at the mall and fall over, landing on your knees. There was a puddle you didnít see in the dark stairwell. It hurts, but you get over it. Three weeks later, you wake up with agonizing back pain.

  • Prevent Social Media from Damaging an Auto Accident Injury Case

    It's been a long trial and things look good. The jury seems to be siding with the plaintiff in a personal injury case. It was proven the injuries sustained by the plaintiff were a direct result of the traffic accident. But then the defense provides a Snapchat photo of the plaintiff.

  • Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuits Decoded

    If one of your family members has died in an accident, you may be able to recover damages on a wrongful death claim. However, there are specific elements that must be proven in order to prevail on a wrongful death claim, and deadlines that must be met. Additionally, only certain "loved ones" will legally qualify as a proper plaintiff in a wrongful death matter.


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