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Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Baby Powder Lawsuit

  February 26, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Talc is used in a number of cosmetic and personal hygiene products, such as baby powder and feminine body powders. But new evidence and a recent lawsuit suggested that, despite its widespread use, talcum powder could be incredibly dangerous.

The Hidden Risks of Talcum Powder

  February 25, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Talcum powder – which is commonly referred to as baby powder or body powder – is a widespread cosmetic and personal hygiene product that has a number of uses. Talcum powder is made from a soft mineral called hydrous magnesium silicate, which is crushed, dried, and then milled. Talcum powder works by absorbing moisture and reducing friction, thereby protecting the skin.

You’re Going the Wrong Way! - Why Wrong Way Driving Happens

  February 25, 2014     By Slootsky, Perez & Braxton
While cities and states should obviously work to improve signs and barriers around any areas that have been a problem site for wrong way accidents, it seems clear that the best way to stop wrong way accidents is to stop drunk driving.

If I Allow My Friend to Drive Drunk, and it Results in Death, Can I Be Held Responsible?

  February 24, 2014     By Law Office of James Davis, PA
Drunk Driving accidents are continuing to occur. What you may not know is that you can be held criminally liable for a death even if you are not physically at the scene of the crime.

NY Car Accidents and Insurance: News You Can Use

  February 21, 2014     By Block O'Toole & Murphy
If you are like most people in New York, car accidents leave you wondering what to do. In addition to obtaining prompt and effective medical care if you have been injured, you will need to deal with your insurance company. Unfortunately, this can turn even a minor fender bender into a major challenge and require you to spend significant time to get the benefits you thought you had paid for with your insurance premiums.

Distracted Driving: A Serious Problem in New York

  February 21, 2014     By Block O'Toole & Murphy
Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 15 people die per day in the United States in car accidents that involve distracted driving? Moreover, another 1,200 people are injured on a daily basis.

Testosterone Shown to Cause Stroke and Heart Attacks

  February 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone therapy is used by a number of men believed to have low testosterone levels. Although low testosterone can cause fatigue, decreased libido, and muscle and bone loss, testosterone is sometimes prescribed unnecessarily – which can lead to serious side effects and medical conditions.

Were You Injured After Taking Testosterone Supplements?

  February 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone therapy has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including heart attack, stroke, and even death. For men under the age of 65 with a history of heart disease, the risk of heart attack nearly triples when taking testosterone supplements and doubles for men over the age of 65 even if they have no history of heart disease.

Liability for Testosterone and Other Unsafe Pharmaceuticals

  February 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The use of testosterone replacement therapy has increased exponentially in recent years. In fact, the Washington Post reports that the number of men starting testosterone therapy has almost quadrupled in the United States since 2000. But new data has also come to light indicating that the use of testosterone therapy can be dangerous, particularly to men over the age of 65 and men with a history of heart disease.

Premises Liability Claims in California: What Do You Need to Do if You Are Injured in a Retail Store

  February 17, 2014     By Glotzer & Sweat, LLP
Shopping in a store is usually enjoyable and fairly uneventful, but, what happens if you get hurt in a mall or box store like Home Depot? If you are injured due to a dangerous condition on the property such as a slippery floor or merchandise stacked wrong that falls down on you, there are things you should do immediately to protect any claims you may later assert for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering related to the incident.

Two RI Supreme Court Cases Examining Television And Negligence Claims

  February 17, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
While watching television recently, I came across a commercial involving dangerous stunts. The stunts were so dangerous and over the top that the producer included legal disclaimers to the effect that “You should not try this at home!” What would happen, I thought, if somebody injured themselves after watching such a stunt? Could a legal claim for negligence survive against the broadcaster or producer?

5 Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits

  February 12, 2014     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
There is a lot of misinformation floating around on the web about certain aspects of personal injury cases. Here we will reflect upon those myths and help clear them up.

Should I Sue for my Auto Accident Injuries?

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you were injured in a car accident, you may be facing mounting medical bills and be unable to work. In addition to the physical pain that you are in, you may also be angry and confused about what to do next. Many car accident victims wonder if they should accept an insurance settlement or pursue legal action by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Slip and Falls Are the Most Common Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Spinal cord injuries are on the rise, and slip and falls among seniors now top the list as the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. According to a new study, which was published in the January 23 issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma, falls among seniors have surpassed auto accidents as the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.

Winter Weather Responsible for a Number of Chicago Area Auto Accidents

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Winter 2014 will likely go down in the record books for one of the harshest winters ever. In fact, as of February 9, Chicago has seen 19 days with subzero temperatures and has already received more than 62 inches of snow. Winter in Chicago can make for treacherous travel conditions, but this winter has been particularly bad.

Study Shows Construction Workers Exposed to Silica Are at Risk of Disease

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Construction workers are exposed to a number of occupational hazards, such as scaffolding injuries, noise hazards, and equipment injuries. But a new report shows that construction workers who are exposed to crystalline silica dust are also at risk of developing occupational diseases over the long term.

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Cut Benefits for Traveling Employees

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Commuting and traveling is often a necessary part of a person’s job. While work-related travel and lengthy commutes are commonplace in today’s labor force, when a worker is injured while commuting or traveling for work, several issues can arise regarding workers’ compensation.

The Dangers of Working the Night Shift: How to Recover the Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Night shift work – though a necessity for many American workers – comes with a unique set of health risks and hazards. For instance, according to an article on WebMD, night shift work is related to a number of serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Were You a Victim of America’s Most Dangerous Transportation Hazards?

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Not only does the NTSB conduct independent investigations of all civil aviation accidents and major accidents of other modes of transportation such as train crashes, commercial trucking accidents, and auto accidents, but it also identifies areas for improvement in order to improve transportation safety.

The Dangers of Medication Errors In Canadian Medical Care Facilities

  February 11, 2014     By Greg Monforton and Partners
A detailed explanation of the common causes and types of medication errors that can occur in a medical establishment, provided by the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners.

Disagreement About Handling of California Caregiver Abuse Cases

  February 10, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Long -term care advocates and officials disagreed at a recent Assembly hearing.

Social Security Disability Applicants And Headache Claims - 5 Keys Pieces of Evidence

  February 9, 2014     By Anthony Castelli, Attorney
Seeking social security disability because you can not work because of a headache is unique and very difficult. But there are certain things you can do to help your chances of winning.

Driving on Snow and Ice in Arkansas

  February 6, 2014     By Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, PA
Be careful out there! Just because there’s ice on the roads doesn’t mean you’re off the hook if you plow into someone while you’re driving.

5 of the Most Dangerous Roads in the U.S.

  February 4, 2014     By Lawlor Winston White & Murphey
As with California State Route 138, the major problem with U.S. 431 in Alabama is that it consisted mostly of two narrow lanes until 2010 and had dense traffic. The good news is that the highway was expanded to four lanes from Phenix City to Dothan.

Los Angeles Assisted Living Facility Held Responsible for Injuries of Resident

  February 3, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
A Los Angeles County assisted living facility has been ordered by a judge to pay a woman who was injured by a fall.

Preserving Evidence after a Motorcycle Accident

  January 31, 2014     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
Just because a motorcyclist is injured or sustains property damage due to someone else’s negligence and thinks he’s entitled to recover, it doesn’t mean that he will. The injured party must prove his case whether in the early stages of the claim or ultimately at trial. If you’re not careful, some things can slip through the cracks.

The High Cost of Being Injured in San Francisco

  January 30, 2014     By Law Office of Daniel H. Rose
The cost of medical care rendered to seriously injured accident victims in San Francisco is tremendous, especially given the high cost of treatment at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), to which seriously injured patients are brought by ambulance, and the fact that SFGH and its physician group balance bill the patient for whatever their insurance does not cover.

How to Document a Slip and Fall Case

  January 30, 2014     By Slootsky, Perez & Braxton
Chances are, you’ve slipped or tripped and started to fall but caught yourself—or maybe fell but didn’t seriously injure yourself—sometime in the last year. Everyone has those moments, and usually you can just laugh them off as a moment of clumsiness and move on.

Recent Utah Tragedies Highlight Dangers Facing Bicyclists On The Road

  January 29, 2014     By Larsen Larsen Nash & Larsen, Attorneys at Law
Bicycle accidents can cause devastating injuries when a vehicle is involved. With little to protect bicyclists from negligent drivers, the results of bike crashes can be devastating.

What is a Presumptive Personal Representative in a Utah Wrongful Death Claim?

  January 29, 2014     By Larsen Larsen Nash & Larsen, Attorneys at Law
Utah law identifies a presumptive personal representative as the person to handle the responsibilities of wrongful death claims, based on relationship to the deceased. This role involves addressing many legal details during a period of personal stress and grief for the close loved one who takes on this role.

When Do I Need to Retain an Attorney for a Workers' Compensation Claim in Salt Lake City?

  January 29, 2014     By Larsen Larsen Nash & Larsen, Attorneys at Law
The Utah Workers Compensation system makes claim filing easy for injured workers, who can leave the paperwork to other parties after notifying their employers of an injury.

Insurance Liability Issues When Teen Is in Auto Accident

  January 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you have been in an accident with a teen driver, you may wonder what sort of recourse you have in order to protect your rights. Teen drivers are often difficult or costly to insure, and they are often insured under their parents’ insurance policy.

Do Compact Cars Cause More Injuries When Involved in an Auto Accident?

  January 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Ultra compact cars – often called minis – have increased in popularity in recent years, in large part due to their relatively inexpensive price tag and high fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, many of the smallest cars sold in America are also some of the most dangerous and the most likely to result in serious injuries and deaths in an auto accident.

The Role of the Obstetrical Nurse in Labor and Delivery

  January 28, 2014     By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
The birth of baby is usually a joyous occasion for expectant parents and their families. Since pregnancy and childbirth are a normal physiological process, the woman usually goes through the 9 month pregnancy expecting everything to be perfect at the end.

What Happens at a Deposition in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
From a client’s perspective, one of the most confusing and challenging parts of a personal injury lawsuit is the deposition. Unless a case settles very quickly after the complaint is filed, a deposition will inevitably be part of the legal process.

Why You Need to Take Swift Action after a Personal Injury Accident

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you have been involved in a personal injury accident, you are likely hurt and confused. It is important that you not delay in getting the medical and legal help that you need so that you can protect your ability to seek financial compensation for your injuries and damages.

When Is a Restaurant Liable for Injuries or Illnesses?

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Every day restaurant customers and employees are injured in restaurant accidents. Injuries happen in restaurants for a number of reasons, including hazards such as food or drink spills, poor lighting, lack of or broken railings on stairways, failure to maintain the premises, burns by hot food or drink, food poisoning, sharp kitchen tools and utensils.

The Myths and Lies of Tort Reform

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Tort reform initiatives seek to limit plaintiff’s access to the court system, restrict the types of claims that can be asserted, and cap the damages to which you may recover in a lawsuit.

6 Secrets of Personal Injury Lawyers

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
No one plans on getting into a car accident or other personal injury accident, but accidents can and do happen. It is important that, if you are injured in a personal injury accident, you understand your rights and legal options. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide you with the crucial information that you need in order to get the compensation that you deserve.

Protect Your Children: Beware of these Commonly Misused Baby Products

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Toys and other children’s products, such as cribs, car seats and highchairs, can result in serious injury and even death when they are dangerous or defective. Sometimes a product is inherently dangerous, making children susceptible to risk of injury even when the product is used correctly. Other times products may be dangerous when used incorrectly or manufacturers may not include the necessary warnings on the product.

Drunk vs. Distracted Driving: Which Is Worse?

  January 24, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Most people will list drunk driving as their first guess for the most lethal cause of collisions caused by negligence, but digital gadgetry has ushered in a new era of “distracted driving” collisions – especially texting while driving accidents.

When a Loved One is Killed Due to Negligence

  January 17, 2014     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
By definition, personal injury law involves any injury that is the direct result of another person’s failure to exhibit reasonable care.

Who Can File a Claim For A Fatal Accident In Ontario, Canada?

  January 15, 2014     By Iacobelli Law Firm PC
Who can file a claim for a fatality accident in Ontario will depend on the circumstances of the particular case. In most instances, the blood relatives (husband, wife, mother, father, children, etc.) will be entitled to file a claim.

Distracted Driving Auto Accident Statistics

  January 13, 2014     By Standeffer & Harbin, LLC
Important information and helpful, recently released statistics for automotive accidents that have been caused by a distracted driver.

Woman Sues Hospital for Loss of Legs

  January 13, 2014     By The Tolson Firm, LLC
A 33 year-old Brooklyn woman is suing a hospital for medical malpractice after a simple surgery resulted in an infection, causing both her legs to be amputated.

Challenges You Face Proceeding Without a Car Accident Lawyer

  December 31, 2013     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
Everyone has seen the movies where people are representing themselves in the court of law and are making decisions to try to win a victory without a lawyer. This article will explain the perils in doing so.

7 Signs You Were At Fault During a Car Accident

  December 31, 2013     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
Car accidents are very situational and sometimes it can be very confusing as to who is at fault when an accident takes place.

What Can I Do to Prevent or Stop Dog Attacks?

  December 30, 2013     By The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka
Dog attacks can be extremely vicious, dangerous, and painful and if you are the owner of the dog, you may get sued - so preventing dog attacks is good for both parties all around.

Skiing and Snowboarding Accident Claims in Italy

  December 28, 2013     By Giambrone Law
Skiing and snowboarding accident claims: An important Judgment of the Italian Supreme Court [N. 28616 of 20.12.2013] excludes strict liability for the Ski Resort Operator if an accident on the slopes has been caused by excessive speed.

Are Sports Injuries Actionable?

  December 23, 2013     By
When it comes to American football or hockey, there is nothing more thrilling than the sound of two athletes smashing into each other. They put their bodies through unbelievable abuse for the entertainment of the crowd and a sizable paycheck. But what about the rest of us? What happens if a child is injured in a recreational league game, a college student at intramural sports, or adults during a social game? Could that injury form the basis of a lawsuit?

What is Physician-Patient Privilege and Why is It Important?

  December 23, 2013     By
Most of us have probably heard or been told that anything we tell our doctor is confidential. While this may be reassuring, it may have left you wondering why it was true and what the reason for that confidentiality was? How far does it extend? Would it hold up in court?

How to Choose the Best Personal Injury Attorney

  December 22, 2013     By
Few areas of legal practice are as crowded as the personal injury field. In most jurisdictions, billboards, website banner ads, television commercials, radio spots, yellow pages and magazine ads, and other forms of advertising permeate our consciousness with pitches for different personal injury attorneys. With so many choices and so much information, how does one choose the best personal injury attorney?

What You Should Know About Concussion Injuries

  December 21, 2013     By
Over the last few years, we have become increasingly aware of the dangers of concussions as several professional athletes have experienced severe emotional problems related to their traumatic brain injuries. Unfortunately, concussions are not just limited to top professional athletes. So what can you do if you or your child suffers a concussion?

Are There Any Laws That Regulate Psychics?

  December 19, 2013     By
Every year, millions of Americans use the services of psychics, mediums, palmists, and others who claim supernatural abilities. While most see such activities as entertainment and not to be taken too seriously, there are many who believe it wholeheartedly and, as a result, often find themselves out thousands of dollars before they realize they have been had. This leads many to wonder whether there are any laws that regulate psychics.

Tips for Staying Safe in the Workplace

  December 18, 2013     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Employers are legally obligated to provide a safe working environment for their employees.

Cold Weather Safety Tips

  December 18, 2013     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In Chicago – and the rest of the Midwest – winter has arrived, bringing with it snow, ice, and cold temperatures. At Ankin Law Offices, LLC, our Chicago accident and injury lawyers are dedicated to promoting safety – especially during winter months when conditions are more hazardous.

When is a Schoolyard Brawl a Battery?

  December 18, 2013     By
Kids will be kids, or so the saying goes. As such, children often roughhouse and get into small fights in the schoolyard. Most parents, teachers, and administrators, while not pleased by such conduct, know that it is an inevitable part of life in the school system and for many, a rite of passage for the children involved. But legally, when does it go from a simple schoolyard brawl punished by detentions or suspensions to a battery that could be punished by jail or a civil lawsuit?

Adderall Lawsuits

  December 16, 2013     By Pavich Law Group, PC
Victims of the side effects of Adderall and related medication have pursued lawsuits against corporations for the suffering that they have endured.

Florida Law Enforcement Agencies Team Up to Fight Hit and Run Accidents

  December 16, 2013     By Law Office of James Davis, PA
In a press release recently by the FDHS the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there has been an increase in fatal hit and run auto accidents within the past two years in Florida.

My Car is Defective and Caused an Accident, What Can I Do?

  December 15, 2013     By
Automobiles are safer today than they ever have been. Airbags, seat belts, crumple zones, computers that monitor road and vehicle conditions, and many other features help to keep drivers and passengers out of accidents all together, or protect health and safety if one does occur. But sometimes those systems are improperly manufactured or installed. Sometimes after-market additions interfere with their proper function.

Will Surveillance Cameras End Nursing Home Abuse?

  December 13, 2013     By Ferrer Shane, PL
A watchful eye may be the better alternative to no eye at all in a situation where abuse of elderly or otherwise vulnerable residents is known to happen.

What is Negligent Hiring and Retention?

  December 13, 2013     By
As an employer, one is often subject to a lot of liability and often from unexpected sources. Not only are there concerns about meeting payroll and keeping your business afloat, an employer must also ensure that all of its employees are properly qualified before hiring and adequately trained and supervised once employed. Otherwise, an employer could find itself liable to a third party for negligent hiring and retention. But what is negligent hiring and retention?

What is Negligent Entrustment?

  December 13, 2013     By
Ever had second thoughts about loaning your car to someone, or wondered what kind of liability you could face if they got in an accident? If so, and probably without realizing it, you may have been worrying about the idea of negligent entrustment.

Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Accident

  December 12, 2013     By Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A.
Perhaps one of the most prolific – and horrendous – cruise ship accidents in recent memory was the January 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia. When the ship ran aground off the cost of Italy, 4,200 passengers and crew members were forced to evacuate. Unfortunately, dozens of passengers were injured and a yet-still-unknown number killed.

Help, I Was Injured by a Faulty Power Tool!

  December 11, 2013     By
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured while using a power tool. Many of these injuries are self-inflicted and the result of inexperience or recklessness. Still, others are the result of a defectively designed or manufactured product. So, what should you do if you fall into the second category and have been injured by a faulty power tool?

Is It Legal to Leave a Car Running Unattended?

  December 11, 2013     By
Whenever cold weather approaches, there is an increase in the number of people who leave their cars running unattended in an effort to warm them up before driving anywhere. While this might be good for the engine and make for a toasty commute, it may not always be legal.

Petition Seeks to Protect Consumers’ Right to Access Data from Drug Studies

  December 10, 2013     By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.
December 9, 2013 A battle is currently underway that will determine whether drug makers can hide data about the safety and effectiveness of the drugs they sell or whether they will be required to release this critical information to the public.

Injured at the Beauty Salon, What Should I Do?

  December 10, 2013     By
Everyday, millions of women have various services performed at beauty salons. Hair cuts, dying, threading, manicures and pedicures, massages, and a host of other services are now available. While one rarely thinks about it, though, beauty salons are actually very dangerous environments. So what should you do if you are injured at the beauty salon?

What Can You Do if Someone Falsely Accuses You of Rape?

  December 10, 2013     By
It is an ugly reality, but it is known to happen: petty people misusing the very serious charge of rape as a way to gain an upper hand, get revenge, or otherwise harm another person. The results of such a false accusation can be devastating, even if the person wrongfully accused is ultimately acquitted. So, what can the innocent person do in such a case? What are the consequences to the false accuser?

American Gun Culture

  December 7, 2013     By Ferrer Shane, PL
In order to find ways to prevent terrible acts of violence from guns, and to reconcile those acts with our deeply-ingrained gun culture, we must first make steps to understand that culture.

In a Rear End Collision, Is the Guy in the Back Always at Fault

  December 7, 2013     By
Being in any accident can be a nightmare, but when you are the driver of a vehicle that collided with another from the rear, it can be particularly troubling. Conventional wisdom will usually tell you that the driver in the back is always at fault, and in most instances this will be true, but not all.

Employer Responsibility in an on the Clock Collision

  December 6, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
It is common practice for an injured party to file a claim with the trucking company when involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle. The driver of the truck was most likely working at the time, and his employer, the trucking company, is responsible for ensuring that he followed the laws and drove safely.

Legally Speaking, What is an Act of God?

  December 6, 2013     By
Contracts talk about them, statutes mention them, even TV sitcoms joke about them, but what are acts of God? Many people might think they have a good idea, but given that insurance is often designed to protect against most catastrophes except acts of God, how confident are you that you actually know what is covered?

Is There a Law Against Cyberstalking or Cyberharassment?

  December 4, 2013     By
With the rise of social networking, many have lost some of their concerns about personal privacy. Indeed, millions of Americans share the intimate details of their lives with an audience of dozens to thousands to sometimes even millions of people everyday, and think nothing of it. But what happens when someone begins to use this information against you? Are they violating any laws by following you online or bothering you on the Internet?

Social Security Disability: COPD & Lung Disease - Condition, Symptoms and Social Security Law

  December 3, 2013     By Joseph W. Segraves, Attorney at Law
There is nothing more basic to every day of our life than breathing. When breathing becomes difficult and even mild exercise causes shortness of breath and fatigue, it affects almost all our daily activities and the ability to work is severely impaired. Social Security Laws may help by providing income benefits (Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)) and medical benefits (Medicare and/or Medicaid).

10 Things Personal Injury Attorneys Won’t Tell You

  December 2, 2013     By McGee, Lerer & Associates
When you seek legal representation from a personal injury lawyer, there are 10 things that they likely won't tell you but that you need to be aware of.

When Someone Allows Your Identity To Be Stolen, Are They Liable?

  November 30, 2013     By
Imagine this: you go to the car dealership, financial information in hand, ready to buy a car. A few weeks later you discover that someone has stolen your identity. Based on the information stolen, you realize that it was taken from the car dealership. Maybe you get some of the damage undone, maybe not. Aside from the actual thief, who you may never be able to identify, can anyone else be held responsible?

Authorities in Las Vegas Crackdown on Pedestrian Accidents

  November 28, 2013     By Kunin & Carman
Las Vegas is a city with many things to boast, including a growing pedestrian population. According to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, the city has made some changes. These changes have allowed an increase in residential and commercial uses throughout the downtown area, leading to a jump in pedestrian travel.

Tennessee’s Lenient Texting Law Disqualifies It from Federal Funds

  November 28, 2013     By Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod and Baril, PLLC
After several years of coverage by the media, the American public is now considered to be on notice about the dangers of reading, sending or composing text messages while driving. Statistics like the study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which found such behavior triples one risk of being involved in a car accident, has been cited in many news stories of the past three or four years. Yet, despite the fact that texting and other forms of distracted driving was responsible for 3,331

FDA Warns Sleep Medications Can Cause Fatigue the Next Morning

  November 28, 2013     By Wall Ellison LLP
As new medications tailored to help individuals get a good night's sleep continue to flood the market, the Food and Drug Administration has taken an increased interest in the effect of these medications on motorists. Many Americans have turned to sleep aids when they are unable to sleep soundly, but questions have been raised as to whether these medications may create dangers on our roads in the morning.

Hit By a Company Car: Drivers Fault or Employers?

  November 27, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
Law of negligence determines who is responsible for a car accident. Sometimes it is clear, sometimes it is shared and in some instances it can be complicated if one of the drivers is utilizing a company owned vehicle.

Obtaining Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

  November 26, 2013     By Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
Obtaining compensation seems pretty straight forward in many personal injury cases. In others, you may wonder if you should even bother filing a lawsuit. Not matter what the cause of your injury, an attorney can help you determine what your legal options are for seeking compensation.

The Importance of an Attorney in Truck Accident Lawsuits

  November 22, 2013     By Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
When a devastating accident occurs you can be sure that trucking companies will have lawyers on their side fighting for them. It is important that you gain more than equal footing by having an experienced truck accident attorney working to protect your best interests as well.

Miss and Run Accidents and Phantom Drivers: Not as Hopeless as You Think

  November 22, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
Being involved in a Miss and Run accident does not mean that obtaining compensation is impossible. There are some important steps you should take to protect your claim, including contacting a car accident lawyer who has a proven track record of getting results.

Diet Pills Hurt Me, What Can I Do?

  November 21, 2013     By
Every year, millions of Americans buy a range of diet and exercise products. After obesity became one of the most prominent health concerns in the United States, the market for these products exploded. Unfortunately, each year a number of these products is discovered to have a harmful effect on the health of the person using them. So what do you do when you find out that your diet pills are hurting your health?

When a Family Member Witnesses a Dog Bite to a Child

  November 21, 2013     By McGee, Lerer & Associates
When an immediate family member witnesses an attack, even if they were not the one injured, they may still have a claim for compensation.

Intersection Accidents - Is a Driver Always At Fault?

  November 15, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
The majority of car accidents are the result of a driver being careless or reckless. Yet in some instances human error may have been caused by a roadway or intersection that was designed poorly. In such situations the only course of action may be to sue the government entity that is responsible for the roadway.

Deadliest Jobs: 3 of America’s 10 Deadliest Jobs are Construction-Related

  November 15, 2013     By Ferrer Shane, PL
Three of the ten deadliest jobs in America are construction-related. Roofers are no. 4 on the list, followed by structural iron and steel workers at no. 5 and construction laborers at no. 10.

What to Do If You Are Misdiagnosed in the Emergency Room

  November 15, 2013     By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
No reasonable person ever wants to find themselves in a hospital emergency room. If you find yourself there, chances are you have been seriously injured or are gravely ill and in a lot of pain. An emergency room tends to be overloaded with patients and understaffed. This type of stressful atmosphere can often time lead to mistakes.

Methods of Service of Process

  November 14, 2013     By Markell & Associates, Inc.
Service of process must be done accurately and according to the rules of each jurisdiction. Generally, three methods of process are permitted: personal service, substituted service, and service by publication. Personal service, or hand delivery, is always preferred as it is seen to be most accurate. Substituted service is allowed when the defendant is unable to be contacted in-person. Service by publication is only used as a last resort, as it is quite unreliable.

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

  November 14, 2013     By
For many, it can be a nightmare scenario: driving safely and minding their own business when another vehicle hits them, causes damage and possibly injuries, then flees the scene. What do you do? Who will pay for the damage?

Could a Doctor Be So Negligent That it is Considered Murder?

  November 13, 2013     By
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when the loss could have been avoided. Often in cases of medical malpractice, those who are left behind after a loved one's passing wonder why the doctor is not going to jail for murder. Is it possible for one to charge a doctor with murder when their treatment of a patient was so poor as to result in death?

Is it Legal to Raise Wild Animals or Keep Them as Pets?

  November 13, 2013     By
Anyone who has grown up near a park, nature preserve, or in a rural setting probably came across a wild animal that he or she wished to adopt. Whether it was a baby duckling, a squirrel, a raccoon, or even a bear cub, there are laws affecting raising wild animals.

What Should You Do if You Slip and Fall in an Icy Public Parking Lot?

  November 12, 2013     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
Know what steps to take should you suffer from a slip and fall injury in a public parking lot.

Patients Abandoned By Caregivers at Castro Valley Assisted Living Facility

  November 11, 2013     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
A Castro Valley assisted living facility was shut down by state social services last month. Patients were left with minimal staff to attend to their needs.

I Was Given Bad Advice About Fitness or Nutrition, What Can I Do?

  November 6, 2013     By
I recently spoke to a friend, who is a personal trainer, about diet and exercise. Her advice, while well-intentioned, was wildly off-base from a scientific standpoint. This got me to wondering, what if I had taken her advice to heart and suffered a loss? Would the consequences of choices I made about diet and exercise be mine alone or would she have some liability for her inaccurate assertions?

How to Quantify Damages after a Car Accident in Italy

  November 5, 2013     By Giambrone Law
If you have been involved in a car accident in Italy and have suffered damages, there are a few important things you need to note. As any Italian personal injury lawyer will tell you, according to Italian Law, the person who caused the damage has the duty to restore the victim back to the position they would have been in if the damage had not occurred - as set out in articles 2043 and 2054 of the Italian Civil Code.

Construction workers at a higher risk for accidents

  November 4, 2013     By Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP
Not long ago a Queens construction worker died when he fell through a floor and struck his head on a steel girder. The 42-year-old worker was rushed to the hospital but sadly died shortly afterward from his injuries.

Gall Bladder Surgery: A Common Cause for Medical Malpractice Litigation

  November 1, 2013     By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
A gall bladder attack can come on without any warning. Pains on your right side radiate to your back. The pain becomes more than you can bear, so you go to the nearest emergency room and seek medical help. A few quick tests are performed and it is determined that your gall bladder is the offending organ and it needs to be removed. The surgeon assures you that this is a common procedure and you will be just fine afterwards.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Inside (and Outside) the NFL

  November 1, 2013     By Ferrer Shane, PL
Brain injuries aren’t just the NFL’s problem, but if a concussion is one type of TBI, it’s downright irresponsible to “minimize the dangers” of having a concussion.

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