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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.

Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

  June 8, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
Most people will agree that getting injured or ill on the job can be a physically and emotionally painful experience that often causes employees to miss days, weeks or in some cases, months of work.

IVC Filters Used to Prevent Blood Clots Linked to Serious, Potentially Fatal Side Effects

  June 6, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
The Food and Drug Administration has warned that patients who are implanted with IVC filters sold by Cook Medical, C.R. Bard, and other medical device manufacturers may be at risk of serious and potentially fatal side effects. Dozens of lawsuits filed by patients who suffered complications from IVC blood clot filters have been filed against these companies.

Office Accidents

  June 7, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
While workplace injuries are typically imagined in occupations where heavy machinery is used or people are working from high heights, office workers often suffer workplace injuries that affect their daily life, ranging from minor to severe. Whether an injury leads to temporary lost work or has a permanent, life-altering effect on the rest of your life, it is imperative to seek damages and compensation as soon as possible to ensure the best outcome for your case.

Slip and Fall Accident Facts

  June 5, 2016     By HG.org
One of the most common types of accidents that results in a personal injury is a slip and fall. These injuries generate a great deal of claims for insurance or litigation.

Can I Sue a Company for Using My Image to Sell a Product?

  June 5, 2016     By HG.org
Many companies use photos of people when selling their brand or product. Often times, these photos are of models or professional actors. In some cases, businesses may use photos of private parties rather than expert models.

Workplace Risks in the Restaurant Industry

  June 5, 2016     By HG.org
Restaurants often have many hazards that cause work-related injury to many workers each year. By learning about the potential risks in the restaurant industry, employers and employees can take steps to make the workplace safer and prevent injuries.

Legal Options for Injured Passengers

  June 5, 2016     By HG.org
Thousands of travelers are injured in traffic accidents each year. Though the amount of injuries fluctuates from year to year, the problem is still an issue. Many passengers are harmed along with the driver, but in some instances only the passenger is the one with wounds.

Cash Payments Alone Do Not Make You an Independent Contractor in Kentucky

  June 4, 2016     By Scheynost Law Offices, P.S.C.
Being paid cash is only one fact to look at to determine if you are an independent contractor or employee for Kentucky workers' compensation.

La-Z-Boy “Leather” Furniture Defects

  June 2, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Thousands of consumers have recently been making complaints concerning the sub-par durability of La-Z-Boy leather furniture.

Be Safe Memorial Day Weekend

  June 2, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Memorial Day has become the unofficial start to summer in the United States, and with it comes an increased risk of car accidents involving drunk drivers.

When Should A Negligent Doctor Apologize?

  June 2, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Often, physicians that make errors and harm their patients do not apologize because they either don’t want to tip a patient off to their medical mistake, or don’t want to admit fault.

Insurance in Defective Product Cases

  June 8, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Well-known storage unit company, PODS, is facing criticism over their handling of a damaged property claim. A woman in Phoenix, AZ rented a storage unit while renovating her home, but her belongings were damaged when a hole let water into the unit.

Man Left In Sun Dies At Florida Nursing Home

  June 2, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
A man left in a wheelchair in the sun at a Florida nursing home passed away after suffering second-degree burns, blistering, and symptoms of dehydration, leading to an investigation of the home.

Unique Device Identifiers (UDI) For Medical Devices

  June 9, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
In an effort to better regulate and document performance and safety of medical devices in the country, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working toward fulfilling its goal of total compliance with its Unique Device Identifiers (UDI) system by the year 2020.

Samsung's Efforts To Reduce Crashes

  June 9, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
In an effort to prevent truck accidents by increasing visibility, Samsung has developed a “safety truck” that has a wireless camera mounted on the grill at the front of the truck.

Need For Underride Guard Safety

  June 8, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Rear underride guards on the backs of trucks are installed to prevent cars from becoming wedged underneath tractor trailers in the event of a rear-end collision.

Risk of Negligence in Weight Loss Surgeries

  June 2, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
According to the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third highest cause of death in the United States, behind cancer and heart disease.

Zofran Lawsuit Alleges Failure To Warn

  June 3, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
One of the most recent lawsuits filed against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) regarding its drug Zofran alleges that GSK engaged in wrongful conduct and fraudulent misrepresentation, directly resulting in a child being born with severe congenital heart defects.

When Can an Injured Employee File a Lawsuit Against His Employer?

  June 2, 2016     By HG.org
When workers are injured on the job, their usual course of recourse is to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are several scenarios that may arise that provide a basis for a civil lawsuit against an employer.

Controversial Medical Device

  June 7, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
A sterilization implant is facing harsh criticism for allegedly causing numerous complications. Essure is a device that is inserted into the fallopian tubes for permanent sterilization.

BMW Class Action Case

  June 3, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
A class action lawsuit has been filed against BMW of North America, alleging that their hands-free remote locking feature is defective.

Johnson & Johnson Verdict Upheld

  June 5, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Johnson & Johnson sought review of a Massachusetts jury decision that awarded $140 million dollars in a lawsuit alleging that it failed to warn consumers that Children’s Motrin could cause a life threatening skin condition. On January 19, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal.

Breach of Warranty Lawsuits

  June 7, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Many products come with a warranty, which guarantees that the product’s quality will meet a certain standard.

Increase in Fatal Crashes

  June 6, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Each year the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) compiles and releases crash data, and New Jersey car accident lawyers say the preliminary results for 2015 are cause for alarm.

Hyundai Sunroof Class Action Suit

  June 4, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Too much of a good thing is proving to be detrimental for Hyundai as it faces a class action lawsuit over spontaneous shattering of the panoramic sunroofs in some of their vehicles.

Inattentive Drivers At Fault For Fatal Car Accidents

  June 2, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), inattentive drivers in New Jersey are responsible for the majority of fatal car accidents in the Garden State.

Underinsured and Uninsured Motorists

  June 7, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
New Jersey car insurance is essential to protecting you and your loved ones in the event of a car accident. Insurance policies can cover damage to your vehicle, individual medical injuries to you and your passengers and even damages to the other vehicles and individuals involved in the accident, if you are determined to be at fault.

Slip and Fall Accidents

  June 3, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that slip and fall accidents are responsible for 15 percent of all work-related fatalities in the United States.

Discuss Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

  June 2, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Pedestrians are at a much greater risk of being seriously injured or killed when struck by a vehicle compared to passengers in a vehicle because there is nothing physically protecting them from the impact.

Workplace Risks in the Construction Industry

  May 27, 2016     By HG.org
While every workplace poses a certain degree of risk, some industries are more inherently dangerous than others. Such is the case with the construction industry.

What Do Pain and Suffering Damages Include?

  May 27, 2016     By HG.org
One of the types of damages that personal injury victims may be able to receive compensation for is pain and suffering. It is important for plaintiffs to understand what is considered “pain and suffering” in the court that has jurisdiction of the case.

Drugged Driving

  May 27, 2016     By HG.org
Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by impaired drivers. While many of these are attributed to drivers under the influence of alcohol, many others are due to drug impairment.

Legal Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

  May 27, 2016     By HG.org
The moments after a car accident can be extremely confusing. They may lead individuals involved in car accidents to make some mistakes that can affect their legal claim, including:

Car Accident Victims Often Suffer Joint Injuries Down The Road

  May 27, 2016     By Cantor Crane
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are more than 37,000 deaths each year due to automobile accidents. Additionally, there are 2.35 million people who are either seriously injured or disabled in car crashes. The unfortunate issue is that at times, injuries are not instant. Instead, injuries can take time before they are noticed. For example, being rear-ended by a drunk driver. You might not have back pain for the first week but start to notice severe pain.

Inadequate Training and Commercial Truck Accidents

  May 26, 2016     By HG.org
Truck drivers occupy a safety-sensitive position. They operate vehicles that are very heavy and dangerous when involved in an accident. Sometimes they also carry goods that can be dangerous in the event of an accident.

Proving a Defect in a Car Accident Case

  May 26, 2016     By HG.org
In some car accident cases, the liable party is not either driver. In some cases, the liability lies with the manufacturer that put a dangerous vehicle on the roadway. In these cases, the plaintiff must be able to show why the manufacturer should be held responsible for the accident.

Drug Testing of Truck Drivers

  May 26, 2016     By HG.org
Given the potential dangerousness of driving a large vehicle in an impaired state, laws have been established to help prevent drugged driving. Truck drivers are subject to a number of state and federal regulations, including the requirement to be drug tested.

Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers

  May 25, 2016     By HG.org
Truck drivers and the companies for whom they work must follow stringent guidelines regarding the hours that they can work. Violating these rules can subject the truck driver and trucking company to fines and potential civil liability.

When a Dental Malpractice Mistake Happens, Patients Have Options

  May 25, 2016     By Cantor Crane
Across the US, dental malpractice cases happen much more frequently than you might expect. It might not sound to be such a big issue, but on the contrary, mistakes made by a dentist can have long-term affects. These affects can be associated with cosmetic deformities, excessive pain, disease misdiagnosis and in rare cases even lead to death.

Unsafe Road Conditions

  May 31, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
As drivers, we can control how well we drive, making sure to obey speed limits and other traffic laws, and keeping our vehicle well-maintained at all times. But when poor road conditions like missing guardrails, potholes and poorly designed roads are the cause of a car accident, the question arises as to who should be held liable.

OSHA Tree Care Safety Standards

  June 7, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Tree care is a high-hazard industry that provides services such as pruning, tree and stump removal, cabling and bracing, storm cleanup and lightning protection.

Pre-existing Condition

  May 30, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
If you are injured in a workplace accident, you expect your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover your injury-related medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages while you recover.

Nurse Fatigue and Medical Malpractice

  May 25, 2016     By HG.org
Medical malpractice often involves more than a treating doctor and a patient. Instead, many individuals may contribute or detract from a patient’s care, including lab technicians, pharmacists, assistants and nurses. When factors affect support staff, a critical error may be made in a patient’s treatment.

Common Injury Claim Mistakes

  June 1, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
A person who suffers an injury in any type of accident can often feel overwhelmed.

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

  May 25, 2016     By HG.org
When a family makes the difficult decision to move a loved one into a nursing home, they expect that the loved one will be treated properly. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect abuse affects millions of people every year.

No-Fault Birth Injury Fund

  June 6, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
For the second time in two years, the Maryland General Assembly will hear arguments in favor of creating a no-fault birth injury fund to help cover the costs of medical care for babies born with brain injuries.

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

  June 3, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Medication errors are a common and serious problem throughout the United States healthcare system.

Dangerous Defect Prompts Nissan Recall

  June 2, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Nissan Motor Co has announced a major recall of its 2013-2015 Altima midsize cars to address potentially faulty hood latches.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Fine to Amazon

  May 28, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a $7,000 fine to mega online retailer, Amazon Inc. for failure to report 26 workplace injuries that occurred in their New Jersey warehouse in 2015.

Proving Fault in a Wrongful Death Claim

  May 25, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
When a person is killed as a result of another person’s negligent act, the survivors of the victims may file a wrongful death claim as part of a civil lawsuit.

Busy Maryland Highway Set For Major Safety Improvements

  May 26, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
State and local officials have announced plans to spend $152 million to fund needed improvements to a dangerous stretch of Maryland Route 32 that connects Carroll County and Howard County.

Avoid These Mistakes When Reporting a Work-Related Injury

  May 25, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
If you were hurt in a workplace accident or have recently been diagnosed with an occupational illness or injury, the actions you take during the first few days will set the tone for the rest of your claim.

How Do Medication Errors Occur and Who Is Liable?

  May 25, 2016     By HG.org
One of the leading causes of death in the United States is medical malpractice. Many of these injuries are the result of medication errors, which can have devastating effects on patients and their families.

Remote Texter Liability

  May 24, 2016     By HG.org
As more and more areas crack down on distracted driving, a new theory may hold other individuals partially liable for accidents caused by distracted driving. This theory is referred to as “remote texter liability,” and involves the assessment of whether a person not in the vehicle who texts a driver should share in the responsibility of the accident.

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  May 24, 2016     By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents. They may be caused by negligent or intentional actions. They can also lead to serious consequences.

How To Handle a Motorcycle Accident Case in Chicago

  May 24, 2016     By Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan
The role of discovery in motorcycle accident cases, the importance of expert witnesses, and what happens at trial.

Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Takeda Illegally Promoted Diabetes Drug for Patients with Prediabetes

  May 24, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company promoted its diabetes drug Actos to patients with prediabetes, despite the fact that it was never approved for this use by the FDA. Studies have shown that patients who use Actos may be more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer.

Statistics Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  May 24, 2016     By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries that individuals can sustain in accidents. It is important that they receive a proper diagnosis and start treatment as quickly as possible.

Walk This Way: Pedestrian Accident Prevention

  May 24, 2016     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Between 2009 and 2014, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States grew by 19 percent, far outpacing the number of total traffic deaths (which only grew by 4 percent). Florida was once again listed among the top states for pedestrian deaths nationwide. As the number of cars on the road increase and distracted driving becomes a more prevalent issue, this trend may continue to worsen.

I Was on My Phone at the Time of the Car Accident

  May 24, 2016     By HG.org
If you were on your phone at the time of a car accident, you may assume that you caused the accident by being distracted. While this is sometimes the case, it is not always. Therefore, it is important that individuals who are in such predicaments protect their legal rights and understand the legal consequences of certain actions.

I Was Injured by a Distracted Driver

  May 23, 2016     By HG.org
Distracted driving is a dangerous activity because it removes a person’s focus while operating a machine that is thousands of pounds. Due to the increasing concern over this action, distracted drivers may be subject to civil liability and criminal reprimand.

How to Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim

  May 23, 2016     By HG.org
A medical malpractice claim arises when a person is injured because of a healthcare provider’s negligence or deviation from accepted standards. Simply because a person suffers an injury while in a doctor’s care does not necessarily mean that such a claim exists.

Injured at Work: Reporting It Is Key

  May 23, 2016     By McKenzie & Snyder, LLP
Reporting your injury after an accident at work is the first step for a successful workers' compensation claim.

Mistakes to Avoid After a Workplace Accident

  May 22, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
If you are injured in an accident at work, the moments and days following it can be overwhelming. You might not know what to do after you are injured, which can cause you to make mistakes that jeopardize your ability to receive Workers’ Compensation. However, the first step can be simpler than you might think. By seeking legal counsel as soon as possible, you can receive the help of a skilled Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer that has seen it all before.

Distracted Truck Driving and its Risks

  May 20, 2016     By HG.org
The dangers of distracted driving are well known and cited. When truck drivers get into wrecks because they are distracted, tragic results may arise.

Preserving Evidence after an Accident

  May 19, 2016     By HG.org
Accidents happen every day. The successful resolution of a case often depends on the actions that the victim takes immediately after the accident.

Common Workplace Injuries

  May 19, 2016     By HG.org
Individuals in every industry are susceptible to workplace injuries. However, there are often ways to prevent these injuries. By recognizing workplace hazards, employers and employees alike can take steps to mitigate risks and prevent employee injuries. Some of the most common injuries that American workers sustain include:

Hazards of Drowsy Driving

  May 19, 2016     By HG.org
Drowsy driving has significant impacts on a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Taking this risk means that a drowsy driver may also be taking the risk of causing an accident and being found liable for the injuries that result.

Mechanical Failure in Motor Vehicle Accidents

  May 19, 2016     By HG.org
In some cases, motor vehicle accidents are not caused by an act immediately before the accident, such as speeding or turning in front of oncoming traffic. Instead, some motor vehicle accidents are caused because of the vehicle’s mechanical failure.

Truck Leasing Companies and Negligent Driver Actions

  May 18, 2016     By HG.org
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2013 report, there were over 3,300 fatal truck accidents for the most recent year that statistical data was available. Given the vast disparity between the size of the commercial truck and the other vehicle involved, such accidents are often serious.

Survivors Must Establish Fault To Prevail in Court

  May 23, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Mourning the death of a loved one is difficult under any circumstances, but when the loss is the fault of a third party, the process can be immeasurably more painful.

Hit and Run Accidents

  May 22, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Anyone who has ever been involved in a car accident knows that it can be a traumatic, stressful experience, especially when someone is seriously injured.

Court Rules Third Parties Can Sue Hospitals

  May 18, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
A patient is administered sedatives or narcotics in a hospital emergency room, and is discharged without being advised not to drive while under the influence of the medication.

Toyotal Recalls Over One Million SUVS

  May 18, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 1.1 million sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the United States after the auto company was put on notice that during a car accident, the rear seat belts in certain RAV4 models can become slashed by metal seat-cushion frames, leaving passengers unprotected.

Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

  May 18, 2016     By HG.org
Thousands of people die every year in accidents involving semi-trucks. Most often the victims are people in passenger vehicles that are ill-equipped to withstand a collision with a vehicle many times its weight and strength.

Hover Board Injuries

  May 17, 2016     By HG.org
Hover boards are a popular toy item that teens and pre-teens are particularly drawn to. However, hover boards have been a frequent source of injury for children who use them.

How Truck Drivers Must Log Hours

  May 17, 2016     By HG.org
It is standard practice for a truck driver to get paid by the number of miles he or she logs, a practice that many proponents believe creates an incentive for the driver to avoid safety concerns in order to get paid more.

What Is Social Host Liability?

  May 17, 2016     By Console & Hollawell, P.C.
As a homeowner, there are many ways you can be liable for accidents that happen either on your property or as a result of an action that took place at your social gathering. From allowing guests to drink too much and drive to leaving safety hazards accessible to guests, a number of possible scenarios can leave you at risk for being held legally responsible for damage that results from a party on your property.

Dealing with Injuries Stemming from Distracted Driving

  May 12, 2016     By Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan
Many see distracted driving as acceptable in today’s society. The rise of cell phones means that people regularly drive while talking, texting, taking a selfie, or tweeting. While people often see this conduct as acceptable, the fact of the matter is that it can result in extreme injuries such as head trauma, spine damage, paralysis, or even wrongful death. I will explain why such conduct constitutes negligence and how a victim can go about proving distracted driving at trial.

How to Recover from a Serious Car Accident Without Bankrupting Yourself

  May 14, 2016     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you’re feeling squeezed by bills stacking up after an auto accident, you should know that it’s not just you. This happens to a lot of people after being injured in a car wreck.

Common and Not So Common Injuries from a Car Accident

  May 14, 2016     By Cantor Crane
Every car accident is different and has the potential to leave the driver and their passengers with serious injuries. These injuries can lead to life-long issues that the victims must contend with for the rest of their lives. Even though each accident is different, there are some very common injuries that occur during a car accident, regardless of how the accident happened.

Firework Laws in Fort Worth - What's Illegal?

  May 11, 2016     By Anderson Law Firm
Every year around the Fourth of July and New Year's, we get tons of questions about firework laws in Fort Worth. Given the hazard of fireworks, there are a number of Texas laws that control their sale and use.

Talcum Powder Products Linked to Ovarian Cancer Risk, Hundreds of Lawsuits Filed

  May 12, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Women who used talcum powder products for feminine hygiene may be at risk of developing ovarian cancer. More than 1,200 lawsuit have been filed against Johnson & Johnson by women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson's Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, or other talc products sold by the company.

Commonly Used Terms in a Long-Term Disability Claim

  May 7, 2016     By Aaron Waxman & Associates
Many insurance policies are drafted with confusing and technical terms that insurance companies repeatedly use to deny and terminate claims. One of the many ways a disability lawyer can help you is by explaining what all the terms mean in the denial letter you receive from your insurance company.

What Is My Ohio Diminished Value Claims Potential?

  May 4, 2016     By McKenzie & Snyder, LLP
You might be asking how much your diminished value claim is worth. There are a lot of factors that go into how much your claim may be worth, and a professional appraisal is probably needed to ascertain this value, but I do know that in Ohio the potential value of your claim is probably capped.

The First 5 Things You Should Do if You Are in an Accident that Was Not Your Fault

  May 4, 2016     By Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC
Following an accident, you will surely have questions about how to recover compensation. When you do not believe that you were at fault, the exact steps to take are very important. Here are five things you should do when you are in an accident that was not your fault.

How Can I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

  May 2, 2016     By HG.org
Malpractice occurs when some form of negligence, such as a misdiagnosis, treatment after the surgery, mismanagement of care, treatment errors or the continuing care plan of the patient when they have been released from the hospital.

At What Point Do You Know You Should Hire an Attorney for an Injury?

  May 2, 2016     By Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC
Not all accident claims require the guidance of an attorney. However, sometimes, claims are complex enough, or injuries are severe enough, that hiring an attorney is the smartest thing a victim can do to protect their future and improve their chances of a fair resolution.

Ohio: Should I Use My Insurance if the Other Person Was at Fault?

  May 2, 2016     By McKenzie & Snyder, LLP
After an accident, many insurance questions arise. Getting in contact with an experienced attorney can help solve any pending questions.

4 Ways Local Police Fight Against Distracted Driving

  May 2, 2016     By Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC
Your local police wants to you to stop texting and driving among other actions. See ways they can influence safer driving practices in your community.

What Can I Expect to Happen in a Typical Injury Case in the State of Pennsylvania?

  May 1, 2016     By Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC
The laws regarding tort actions vary on a state-by-state basis. Further, what one can expect to experience in an injury case – to a certain extent – will depend upon the type of injury claim that is being filed (i.e. while the basic process for filing different injury claims may be similar, they will not mirror each other identically). The following provides a general overview of what you can expect to happen in a typical injury case in the state of Pennsylvania:

Do I Have a Case?

  By HG.org
If you have been wronged by another, you may consider pursuing a legal claim against the person who harmed you. However, before taking this action, you may consider whether your claim is viable. Some considerations in making this assessment include:

Evaluating the Value of a Case

  By HG.org
When considering pursuing a particular case, a potential plaintiff must determine whether the case is worth pursuing. While some clients feel that pursuing the case is necessary because of “principle,” unless the client has significant financial means to justify bringing forth a case that will yield a lower damage award than the associated legal expenses, making this determination is usually a financial decision.

Why Is My Lawyer Not Taking My Case

  By HG.org
It is not uncommon for a person to interview multiple lawyers before deciding which one to hire. Just as clients may interview lawyers, lawyers may conduct their own assessment of a case. Some of the factors that lawyers may consider when determining whether or not to take a case include:

Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Massachusetts

Drivers in Massachusetts are required by law to have auto insurance. But it’s not enough to insure oneself. Motorists also need to insure themselves against those who have no insurance or who are underinsured.

Social Media and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

It is second nature in this age of technology to post up-to-the-minute details of almost every facet of our personal lives. We share photos, experiences, observations and opinions. But when it comes to your personal injury lawsuit, you need to be very cautious about every piece of information you make public.

Don't Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Case

In any legal action, individuals have the right to represent themselves in court. But just because they can doesn’t mean they should. The notion is understandable. You’re facing a mountain of medical bills. Your injury has left you out-of-work and struggling to pay your mortgage. You can’t afford a lawyer, and even if you could, why should s/he get a cut of your compensation?

Civil Liability for Transmitting Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  By HG.org
With more and more people being infected with sexually transmitted diseases, more jurisdictions are beginning to recognize causes of action by infected individuals against their sexual partner who infected them. There are a variety of legal causes of action that may be implicated in this type of situation. However, different jurisdictions have different rules regarding these types of actions.

How to Calculate Damages in a Slander Case

  By HG.org
Slander occurs when a person makes an unprivileged false statement of fact that causes harm to that person or his or her reputation. Determining the amount of damages in a given slander case can help the plaintiff and lawyer determine the potential value of the case and if it is worth pursuing.

Statute of Limitations for Defective Medicines

  By HG.org
Sometimes after a person has taken certain medications, he or she discovers that this medicine has caused unanticipated medical issues. A person may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by defective products. However, a person only has a limited amount of time in which to bring a lawsuit in order to recover.

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