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


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...

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,...

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...

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

  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?

  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

  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

  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

  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

A line of toys manufactured by internet-based company, CloudPets, has left the personal information of nearly 800,000 consumers exposed to...

Common Airplane Turbulence Accidents

Though the number of major airline accidents have diminished in recent years, in-flight turbulence-related injuries have increased, in part due...

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

  By HG.org
Personal injury claims are almost always restricted for filing by a time limitation based on the state and the injury being claimed. The...

How Does an Expert Witness Evaluate Ligament Injuries in Car Accidents?

  By HG.org
Damage to the ligament is common when a car accident occurs. When an expert witness is needed for the case, this professional must determine how...

Compensation from a Skiing Accident

Ski accident damage: compensation in civil and criminal matters.

An Overview of Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death case can occur when a person is fatally injured as a result of another person or company’s negligence. Accidents such as...

Can Bicyclists be Liable for Traffic Accidents

  By HG.org
Bicyclists are sometimes the reason a traffic accident occurs. While these incidents are not common, they may be catastrophic depending on the...

Factors that Contribute to Nursing Home Abuse

  By HG.org
As the number of elderly individuals increases in the general population, there is a greater number of persons entering nursing and assisted...

Denied: Workers Compensation Claims and How a Lawyer Can Help

  By HG.org
Workers’ compensation claims are processed through a company that has a package purchased to take the place of other plans when an employee...

Design Defects

A recent ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court highlights the role of design defect plaintiffs in product liability litigation.

Application of the One Bite Rule in Dog Bite Cases

  By HG.org
Animal attacks are common in areas where there are forests and family home developments. However, many of these dogs are carefully managed by...

Who Is to Blame When a Driverless Car Crashes and Causes Injury?

With technological advances being made at a shockingly fast rate, it may come as no surprise that driverless, or robot cars, are already on...

The Right to Compensation for Plane Crash Victims

Nobody likes to think about being in a plane crash when traveling. It does happen, and people should know what to expect if it does. Important...

Six California Plaintiffs Awarded $1 Billion Verdict for Defective Metal Hip Implants

After being implanted with the devices the Plaintiffs all claim to have serious injuries due to the implant system.

Categories of Defective Product Cases

  By HG.org
There are many personal injury cases caused due to an incident with physical objects instead of specific persons. These are usually due to...

What Is an Invasion of Privacy Claim?

  By HG.org
There are many versions of sharing someone’s private details by accident that are not considered an invasion of privacy. However, when the...

Expert Witness: Common Factors that Contribute to Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Truck accidents are among the general vehicular incidents on the road that lead to property damage, injury and death. When a truck collides with...

Understanding the Texas Stowers Demand Doctrine

A Stowers Demand is a tool often used by Plaintiff's lawyers in Texas to put pressure on insurance companies to either pay their policy limits...

Paralysis in Motorcycle Accidents

  By HG.org
Accidents involving motorcycles are often severe and life-threatening when not fatal. Safety gear and protections may lower these imminent...

What Is the “Discovery of Harm” Rule in a Medical Malpractice Case?

  By HG.org
Every state has a law related to the amount of time a person can bring forth a personal injury case before being time-barred from making the...

When Is the Government Responsible When a Government Vehicle Is Involved in an Accident?

  By HG.org
Car accidents with governmental vehicles are not common throughout the United States, but these incidents may occur with greater frequency in...

Alcohol – What Is Dram Shop Liability (and what is a dram, anyway)?

  By HG.org
Dram shop laws relate to cases in which a person has received alcohol from an establishment and then causes an accident while in an intoxicated...

Private Investigators Help Prevent Catfishing Schemes

  By HG.org
Catfishing schemes have become more common as social media presence has increased over time. They often lure unsuspecting victims in,...

Private Investigators on Teen Cyber Bullying

  By HG.org
Private investigators are often able to held identify the culprit of crimes or wrongful acts even when this individual is someone who is...

How the Law Determines Negligence

When people suffer injury in an accident, they have a right to seek recompense for their injuries in a court of law. To prove their allegations,...

Do Workers’ Compensation Claims Include Negligence?

Many people mistakenly believe that there is a direct relationship between negligence and workers’ comp. The truth, however, is more...

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Maritime Injury Claim

The law of the sea is very different from that of the land, and it can be confusing for someone who chooses to visit rather than work there.

Can a Previous Accident Be Used Against Me in My Florida Car Accident Lawsuit?

If you've been in a previous accident, insurers will try to use that against you in any subsequent Florida car accident lawsuit. Read on to...

To Uber or Not To Uber? That Is the Question

You’ve probably heard of Uber—the smartphone app that allows you to call a cab to your doorstep in a matter of minutes. It’s a widely adopted...

Dangers Associated with Drones

  By HG.org
Drones have become an everyday consumer electronic device. Unfortunately, with advancements in technology, there are often dangers when the...

Is Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer?

We know many things that cause cancer, but recent court filings have brought to light a new carcinogen you may not be aware of -- baby powder.

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Most people don’t think too much about personal injury attorneys until they are in an accident. People get injured all the time in all kinds of...

Does Workers’ Compensation Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

  By HG.org
Workers’ compensation packages provide what benefits are allotted to workers when they have been injured while at the jobsite performing duties...

Your Car Insurance Might Not Cover Everything You Think It Does

Most people don’t know a lot of details about their insurance. They assume all insurance is more or less the same, they get some minimum...

Falling in a Store – Proving Liability

  By HG.org
Falls, slips and other accidents that lead to injury inside a store may result in a valid legal claim when confronting the business. This often...

What Does the Average Personal Injury Case Look Like?

  By HG.org
The average personal injury case does not exist when it comes to compensation or negotiation. However, most of the proceedings are similar if...

What Legal Claims Are there for People Harmed by Asbestos?

  By HG.org
Asbestos exposure has been proven conclusively by scientists to be deadly to individuals that are around the material. It is important that...

Insurance Expert Witness: What Exactly Is Med Pay?

  By HG.org
When questions and concerns about medical insurance arise, an insurance expert witness may be needed to strengthen the case.

What to Do When You’ve Been Injured in a Hit and Run Accident

How do you prove liability in a hit-and-run? Being injured in a hit-and-run accident is terrible because you do not know who was responsible and...

Discovery Options in a Personal Injury Case

  By HG.org
When a person is embroiled in a personal injury case, the discovery process provides a reasonable way for him or her to gather information....

Personal Injury Settlements – Do I Need a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
There are many different types of accidents that may occur that lead to a personal injury case. When determining a settlement, the question that...

"Am I Under Surveillance?" - The Investigators of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

  By HG.org
A workers’ compensation investigator may help companies determine when an employee is committing workers’ compensation fraud by conducting...

Can an Unmarried Partner Sue for Wrongful Death?

  By HG.org
Wrongful death situations transpire in accidents, at work and between persons where the deceased experienced some circumstances where he or she...

When Can You Sue for Emergency Room Malpractice

  By HG.org
Everyday people are injured and must go to an emergency room to seek care for their medical needs. However, in some cases, a doctor’s errors may...

Elder Care Abuse and Neglect – Should I Hire a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Every year, elderly individuals are abused, neglected or exploited. In many cases, this abuse is inflicted by a caregiver, which may be a...

Bringing a Lawsuit Against the Police for Brutality

  By HG.org
The injuries suffered by victims of police brutality may be extensive and require several medical procedures that are expensive and may not be...

I Want to Sue My School District because of My Child’s Injury

  By HG.org
Children are harmed in school constantly in usual occurrences where the child is just running, exercising or playing with other kids. However,...

Unwanted Facebook Pictures: Has My Privacy Been Invaded?

  By HG.org
The digital world of the electronic age is rife with invasions of privacy, identity theft and various instances of crime. There are many...

Can a Child Victim Receive Compensation from Car Accident Injuries?

  By HG.org
Car accidents involve children often when the driver has kids under the age of eighteen. While the responsible party may not have any younger...

Wrongful Death Questions Answered

  By HG.org
When one person’s negligence results in the death of another, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. Individuals contemplating such a lawsuit...

Do I Have a Car Accident Claim?

  By HG.org
Car accidents often leave the victim with medical and therapy bills that must be paid even after insurance has been exhausted. When this occurs,...

Unraveling the Personal Injury Claims Process

  By HG.org
The personal injury claims process is often a long and arduous one, but with the assistance of a lawyer, the entire situation may be less...

Photographing the Scene of an Accident Can Preserve Evidence

  By HG.org
When the victim of a car accident has initiated a case for compensation, he or she may be advised that it is best to ensure there is...

A Cautionary Tale: Insurance Adjusters and Personal Injury Cases

  By HG.org
After an accident, the victim usually must deal with an insurance agency that sends an adjuster to interview the injured party and gather all...

Are Flying Drones Legal? Can They Trespass on My Property? Who Should I Call?

  By HG.org
In the age of technology, the flying drone has become just another consumer electronic that may be purchased for personal and private use.

What Is "Assumption of Risk" and How Will It Affect My Personal Injury Case?

  By HG.org
There are many circumstances that may result in a loss for a case long before the incident passes through the first stage of legal processes....

What Happens When a Bicyclist Gets Hit by a Car Turning Right?

Bicycle accidents often can result in some extremely serious injuries. At times, they can even be fatal. There are a number of injuries that...

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

  By HG.org
When two vehicles are involved in a car crash, establishing liability and which insurance company should pay may be fairly straightforward....

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

In almost all accident cases, it is important that measures be taken to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and enable doctors and other...

Maritime Employee Injuries: Early Groundwork Critical

The Jones Act governs employees who work aboard shipping vessels and are permanently assigned to those vessels. If you are injured while on...

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

  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...

The Strict Liability Rule in Dog Bite Cases

  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...

When Can a Nursing Home Be Sued for Bedsores?

  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...

FAQS about the Jones Act and Other Maritime Law

  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...

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

  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...

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

  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.

Food Poisoning – How to Prove Who Is Liable

  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...


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