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

When Can You Sue for Emergency Room Malpractice

  March 2, 2017     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?

  March 2, 2017     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

  March 1, 2017     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

  March 1, 2017     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?

  March 1, 2017     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?

  March 1, 2017     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

  February 28, 2017     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?

  February 28, 2017     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

  February 28, 2017     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...

A Cautionary Tale: Insurance Adjusters and Personal Injury Cases

  February 27, 2017     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...

Photographing the Scene of an Accident Can Preserve Evidence

  February 27, 2017     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...

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

  February 27, 2017     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?

  February 27, 2017     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?

  February 27, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
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

  February 27, 2017     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

  February 23, 2017     By Mark Schiffrin, PA
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

  February 23, 2017     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
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?

  February 23, 2017     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...

If I Signed a Waiver, Did I Just Sign Away All My Rights to Sue?

  February 22, 2017     By HG.org
When certain circumstances occur, a waiver must be signed to proceed with a situation. These could be for employment, disclosed secrets and...

Food Poisoning – How to Prove Who Is Liable

  February 22, 2017     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...

The Strict Liability Rule in Dog Bite Cases

  February 22, 2017     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...

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

  February 22, 2017     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.

FAQS about the Jones Act and Other Maritime Law

  February 22, 2017     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

  February 22, 2017     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...

When Can a Nursing Home Be Sued for Bedsores?

  February 22, 2017     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...

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury – Symptoms, Treatment, and Legal Recovery

  February 21, 2017     By HG.org
Both concussions and traumatic brain injuries could lead to mild to severe consequences through various observed symptoms. The treatments for...

When Manufacturers are Responsible for Motorcycle Accidents

  By HG.org
Many motorcycle accidents end in severe injury or death for the driver. The importance of safety is paramount for these bikers. However, if...

Who’s at Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?

  February 21, 2017     By HG.org
When in an auto accident, there are many factors to consider when determining who may be at fault and how to receive compensation for the victim...

Personal Injury Claims from Road Accidents in UAE

  February 21, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
If you have the misfortune of being involved in a road accident you may suffer from any number of injury or harm, which encompasses physical or...

Safety Protocols and Electronic Medical Records Can Reduce Incidence of Birth Injury

  February 21, 2017     By Kline & Specter, PC
Childbirth is especially susceptible to medical error because of the complexity and variability of the medical issues that can arise. Medical...

Medical Expert Witness How a Traumatic Brain Injury Changes Your Life

  February 17, 2017     By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries affect victims in severe and serious ways even when the initial injury is mild, moderate, severe and life-threatening.

What Is Strict Liability in Animal Attack Cases?

  February 16, 2017     By HG.org
Some states hold an animal owner strictly liable when his or her animal attacks another person. This legal theory is used most often in cases...

Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

  February 16, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Defective products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. These claims typically fall into three main categories.

New Federal Bill May Help Reduce the Risk of Workplace Injuries from Chemical Exposure

  February 16, 2017     By Cross & Smith LLC
The Toxic Substances Control Act is supposed to protect against chemical injuries, but it has not been updated since it was signed into law in...

Can I Sue a Rental Car Company for an Automotive Accident?

  February 15, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents on the road, in traffic and when driving on freeways is common and occurs with frequency in the United States. Some of these incidents...

Lawyers Claim DePuy Aggressively Marketed Metal-On-Metal Implants

  February 15, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
With alleged prior knowledge of the flawed design, DePuy still marketed these metal-on-metal implants.

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

  February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Domestic violence occurs when one’s safety is compromised. The safety in question includes one’s physical, mental, sexual, and economic, and...

Restraining Orders in New Jersey

  February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Anyone who is feeling like they are being harassed, verbally or physically abused, or otherwise receiving harm from a specific person can file...

How The Bifurcated Trial System Can Favor Defendants And Hurt A Plaintiff's Case

  February 14, 2017     By Palermo Tuohy Bruno, PLLC
[It has been] discussed how a century-old rule barring mention of liability insurance may actually create bias in a jury, favoring a defendant....

When Can You Sue for a Parking Lot Injury?

  February 13, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents occur in parking lots often where someone is injured. In many of these incidents, the individual that is harmed has been through an...

Five Common Cases Private Investigators Handle

  February 9, 2017     By HG.org
Private investigators serve an important role. They often handle cases that are not taken care of by other professionals but that serve an...

When Doctors Are Actually “Hired Guns” in Canada

  February 9, 2017     By Van Dyke Law Office
Would an insurance company be so driven to deny benefits to an injured person that they would spend more on medical assessments than on actual...

FDA Warns About Defibrillators

  February 8, 2017     By Harold J. Gerr
Tragically, two people recently lost their lives after the batteries in their implanted heart defibrillators failed to function properly.

Legal Help to Pursue Compensation for a Wrongful Death

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
It is when someone loved has died through the tragic circumstances that involve an individual or an entity that a wrongful death suit may be...

How Understaffing Contributes to Nursing Home Abuse

  By HG.org
Nursing homes are often subject to understaffing issues due to the lack of funds, the ratio of elderly persons and the ability to find reliable...

How Facebook Live Can Lead to Accidents

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
The age of technology has proven to be catastrophic to the young when pairing electronics and driving. Facebook takes up more time for some than...

When Can I Sue for Verbal Assault?

  February 8, 2017     By HG.org
There are instances that occur with frequency where someone is traumatized by the verbal actions of another. These could include name-calling,...

How a Lawyer Can Help Determine Liable Parties in a Fatal Accidental Shooting?

  By HG.org
Non-fatal shootings have become an issue in the country at over 70,000 persons affected each year with hospital visits as stated by the National...

Importance of Evidence in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

  By HG.org
Car accidents occur for a variety of reasons, and various factors often play into the cases as a result. However, when one person is at fault in...

Deciding Factors before Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim

  By HG.org
Medical malpractice issues plague thousands of patients in the United States each year due to medical errors and negligence. Deviations from...

When a Driver’s Negligence Results in a Motorcycle Accident

  By HG.org
Motorcycle drivers face numerous dangers when on the road, and they are more likely to collide with other vehicles and receive severe injury or...

Bad Faith Insurance Practices and How to Spot Them - Should I Hire a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Personal injury claims are often processed by insurance carriers for negotiating settlements when certain incidents occur. This means that the...

Obese Drivers at Risk

  February 7, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
It is undeniable that obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Now, several highly-respected studies have come out showing that in addition...

A 100-Year-Old Court Rule That Can Favor A Defendant’s Case

  February 6, 2017     By Palermo Tuohy Bruno, PLLC
For 100 years, courts have disallowed even mentioning liability insurance in negligence cases. This court rule was conceived in order to protect...

Snow Blowers and Risk of Injuries

  February 6, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Many people use snow blowers during the winter season, particularly after a moderate to heavy snowfall. Snow blowers can be particularly...

Pennsylvania Granted Extension on REAL ID

  February 6, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Just over one week ago, Pennsylvania was granted an extension on the implementation of the REAL ID law.

Private Investigators Detecting Fake Online Reviews

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
Many people check with friends and family before buying a new product or using a new service. In today’s age, many people even rely on the...

Determining Liability in a Roof Fall Accident

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents involving roof disasters are among some of the most injurious to the victims. They may experience intense pain, broken bones, harm to...

Expert Witness Explains How E-Cigarettes Can Cause Burn Injuries

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
E-Cigarettes have become the next way in which a person may choose to stop smoking or to prevent offensive normal cigarette smoke from offending...

How Does an Architectural Expert Witness Find a Building Defective?

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
When there is a possible case where a building has been erected with defective areas or designs, it may be necessary to hire an architectural...

Dangers Of Parking Lot Wheelstops

  February 6, 2017     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Wheelstops are commonly used in parking lots across the country to indicate spaces where vehicles can park. Some may call them parking blocks or...

How Driver Impairment Can Cause Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Impairment, when coupled with driving, may mean many things. This could be through distractions that cause the driver to lose awareness of the...

How a Misdiagnosis Results in Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
When diagnosed with a medical condition, the situation is often stressful and emotional as it is. When the person discovers that initial health...

How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim in North Carolina

  February 6, 2017     By Kevin Bunn, Attorney at Law
If you have been injured on the job there are important legal deadlines for filing your claim. Learn when, where and how to file a workers'...

Expert Witness Provides Testimony in Recognizing Signs of Daycare Abuse

  February 5, 2017     By HG.org
Some parents who believe that their caregiver has mistreated their child may sue the daycare center or caregiver for this poor treatment. An...

How a Personal Injury Attorney Decides Whether to Take a Case

  February 3, 2017     By HG.org
When harmed through an accident or an incident occurs where injury is sustained, the individual affected often needs legal assistance. This...

Ways Settling a Car Accident Case for a Child is Different than for an Adult

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
Car accident incidents are often confusing already when they only concern one person and only one injury. However, when multiple types of...

Mistakes that can Ruin Your Car Accident Case

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
When building a case for a car accident incident, there are many common mistakes that are made that assist in a negative response from a jury...

Seeking Damages from a Landlord for a Slip and Fall Injury

  By HG.org
Slips and falls often an issue when dealing with slippery surfaces or when the ground is cluttered with debris. Even though it is usually...

Things You Have to Tell Your Personal Injury Lawyer

  By HG.org
When accidents transpire and severe injuries occur, it is often best to obtain a lawyer for assistance in claims for compensation or if...

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Helps Prove Negligence

  By HG.org
Negligence with accidents and other incidents where someone is injured is usually proven with difficulty and usually only with a personal injury...

What to Do When Insurance Coverage Doesn't Cover All Damages in a Personal Injury Accident

  By HG.org
When harm befalls someone, he or she may require an insurance policy to take effect and pay for damages. Unfortunately, these carriers do not...

How to Handle Natural Disaster Insurance Claims

  February 1, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Need to file a natural disaster insurance claim? Get all the information you need for a successful claim from our 15-step process.

Workers' Compensation Benefits that may be Available for Your Claim

  By HG.org
Employers started purchasing workers’ compensation packages in accordance with some state laws in addition to protecting management and the...

Defenses in a Dog Bite Lawsuit

  By HG.org
Each state has different regulations that govern dog bite laws. Because of this, it is easier in certain areas of the country for someone that...

Elements of a Negligence Claim

  February 1, 2017     By Denena & Points, PC
Negligence leads to thousands of personal injury lawsuits throughout the United States every year. Despite its frequency, understanding exactly...

What Driverless Cars Mean for Michigan Auto Lawyers

  February 1, 2017     By Christensen Law
Driverless cars are coming to Michigan roads, and around the world, sooner than many of us might expect. Auto lawyers and insurance companies...

Common Reasons Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims

  By HG.org
Insurance carriers often attempt to refuse payouts for claims when there are legitimate files for compensation necessary due to injury and...

What Are Slip and Fall Injuries and When Can I Recover?

  By HG.org
Accidental incidents occur with frequency, and these situations arise in older individuals. When a person slips or falls, he or she is usually...

Slip and Fall: What Constitutes Negligence?

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
We’ve all done it. One minute you’re walking along, then – bam! – you slip or trip and find yourself on the floor. Slip and fall accidents have...

Premises Liability Law: Determining Who’s at Fault

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Few people realize that there are guidelines the court goes by to determine if a property owner is liable for an injury sustained while a person...

Your Personal Injury Questions Answered

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Accidents, especially those involving personal injury, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Navigating your way through the legalities of it...

Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who is at Fault?

  January 30, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Car manufacturers continue to develop ways to ensure that both car drivers and passengers remain safe in the case of an accident. One of the...

Bus Crash Highlights Serious Gap in Safety Regulations

  January 30, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
In recent years, the United States has seen more and more people using buses as a means of transportation. Many agree that the growth in the...

Asbestos Clean Up

  January 30, 2017     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Beginning in the 1950s, asbestos was used throughout the United States.

The Intersection of Workers’ Compensation Claims and Third Party Claims

  By HG.org
When an employee is harmed while on the job and must seek medical treatment, he or she usually has a successful workers’ compensation claim to...

Alcohol Incidents Expert Witness

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
Alcohol affects individuals in different ways. However, this substance is one of the leading causes of accidents and personal injury cases...

Injuries that Warrant a Car Accident Claim

  By HG.org
Car accidents usually cause minor to severe injuries for those involved, and even when someone has only been mildly included in these incident,...

How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Minnesota

  By HG.org
There are many variations of filing a workers’ compensation claim based on the state. While in Minnesota, it is important to know who the state...

How to Improve the Quality of Your Case through Documentation

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
For a successful case in the legal world, it is vital to have the proper documentation. Without quality over quantity in paperwork, any claim...

Legal Options for When an Insurance Claim Is Denied

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
After an accident where injuries have been sustained, the victim usually attempts to collect compensation from his or her insurance company...

When You Can Pursue a Civil Claim Against an Employer Instead of Workers’ Compensation

  By HG.org
When a person has been injured while working at a company, typically he or she may seek medical repayment when filing a workers’ compensation...

Expert Witness: The Role of Auto Insurance Companies during Accident Claims

  January 29, 2017     By HG.org
Due to the widespread damage and injuries that occur with car accidents on the roads and highways, it is imperative that auto insurance has been...

Accident Analysis Expert Witness

  January 29, 2017     By HG.org
The goal of an expert witness is to provide detailed explanations, experience, analysis from an outside perspective and an overall capability in...

When Defective Products Cause Wrongful Death

  By HG.org
Defective products are common in small numbers, but these items do not usually cause wide-spread damage or lead to severe injury. In most...

When a Business is Responsible for Third-Party Violence

  By HG.org
Violence in the workplace is not a common issue that must be addressed every day, but when it does transpire, it is important to know how to...

When Is It Medical Malpractice VS. Just a Bad Outcome?

  By HG.org
When a person is harmed during a medical procedure, the family and victim often feel it necessary to seek a suit against the attending...

What Makes It Wrongful Death?

  By HG.org
Wrongful death incidents occur when someone has caused the death of another person through his or her behavior or actions. These situations...

What You Should Know About Dog Bites and When You Can Request Compensation

  By HG.org
Compensation payments owed for dog bite claims through an insurance company may be complicated and lead to severe aggravation. It is possible a...

What to Do after a Baby's Birth Goes Terribly Wrong

  By HG.org
A baby’s birth is usually one of the happiest times an expecting mother experiences in her life. However, this is not the case when a medical...

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