Personal Injury Law Articles

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New Data Concerning Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to reduce the incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) by raising public awareness and improving TBI treatment.

Scaffolding Accidents

Construction workers are at an increased risk of injury or death when working above ground level at a jobsite.

Cognitive Neuroscience Therapies Needed for Brain Injuries

Brain injured patients are not benefiting from the newest cognitive neuroscience therapies available, according to scientists in an issue of Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.

Malpractice and Birth Injuries

When obstetric teams communicate well and follow established protocols, incidents of medical error and birth injuries are preventable.

When Can an Injured Seaman Recover Money Damages Under the Jones Act?

A seaman may be entitled to money damages in a maritime accident. The Jones Act, found at 46 U.S.C.A. §688 (46 U.S.C. 30104), allows for a seaman to recover for injuries suffered during the course of his employment while at sea. The family of a seaman who is killed during the course of his employment may also file a suit under the Jones Act. Whether the injured party is able to recover will depend upon the actions of the those who control the ship.

New Drug Delivery System for Mesothelioma Treatment

Pemetrexed is the only medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Since it was approved in 2004, pemetrexed combined with cisplatin has become standard treatment for mesothelioma patients.

Brain Injuries Change Lives Permanently

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from a blow to the head that may or may not show outward objective evidence of injury like a bump, cuts or bruising. A TBI can also occur when the brain gets jostled inside of the skull and collides with the bone against it. About half of these injuries occur when the victim is involved in a motor vehicle collision.

Safety Regulation Violations Lead to Charges in Employee Death

Charges were filed against employees of Bumble Bee Foods in the 2012 death of a worker who was performing maintenance on a 35-foot-long oven at the Santa Fe Springs Plant in California.

Game of Assessing Groans: How East Coast Lawyers Would Advise the Houses of Westeros

So far, season 5 of Game of Thrones has most people on the edge of their seats (especially from episode 6, which we are all still shocked about.) Despite the compelling story lines, it is clear that one of its most controversial and memorable aspects are the horrible, yet riveting personal injuries that have been inflicted on many of the characters both beloved and hated.

Uninhabitable Conditions in California - The Right of a Tenant To Move Out And Break Their Lease

In certain circumstances, California Civil Code Section 1942 allows a tenant or lessee to move out of a rented property without prior notice when the property is uninhabitable. A rented property must be fit for humans to live in. When it is so unhealthy as to be a danger to the renter, the renter has the right to leave the premises even when there is a lease. However, there are steps to take before doing so in order to support your claim that the property is uninhabitable.

Risk of Injury From Treadmills

The deaths of SurveyMonkey CEO and Mike Tyson’s four-year-old daughter by treadmill are rare headlines in the daily news.

Product safety Recalls in Children's Products

Protecting children is a main priority in the United States, yet many consumers are unaware of the safety philosophies of the companies selling children’s products.

Bar Fights, Negligent Security and Your Legal Rights

With many people taking vacations over the summer months and with colleges being on break, the crowds at nightclubs and bars increase greatly and so do the chances of being involved in a bar fight.

Importance Of Water Safety For Children

With the summer months quickly approaching, children are looking forward to swimming with family and friends at local pools and in backyards; however, recent statistics reveal that it is vital for parents and children to understand the risks involved while swimming in pools and spas.

Operation Orange Squeeze on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Operation Orange Squeeze has begun along the Pennsylvania Turnpike as Pennsylvania State Police make the safety of their construction workers and turnpike work crews a top priority.

Child Product Recalls

A recent look at which companies have issued the greatest number of product recalls has revealed some surprising insight into the safety philosophy employed by these firms.

New Options in Pain Management Therapies

Mesothelioma is one of the most serious forms of cancer a person can become afflicted with in the 21st century.

GM Repairs Faulty Ignition Switches

In the year and two months since General Motors instigated a worldwide recall of more than two million cars due to faulty ignition switches, the company claims to have repaired nearly 70% of all vehicles with the product defect.

Car Accident Limited Tort Suits

For limited tort suits in Pennsylvania, plaintiffs have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. Moreover, plaintiffs may only seek non-economic damages when they have suffered a serious personal injury.

Personal Injury Attorneys In California Need To Be On The Lookout For Legionnaires’ Disease

Few people realize Legionnaires’ Disease can occur in nearly any location. The first reported outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak was at a Legionnaires Convention at a hotel in Philadelphia in 1976. Since then, outbreaks have been traced in California and other states to building water systems, spas and pools, fountains, and ventilation and cooling systems in hospitals, nursing homes, apartment complexes, shopping centers, fitness centers, dental offices, and individual homes.

Considerations When Pursuing a Lawsuit for Car Crash Injuries

Car crash injuries can affect your entire body from head to toe, but there are certain injuries that are the subject of lawsuits more often than others. Those injuries and what the lawsuits entail follow.

Train Accident Cases

Cases involving train accidents and resulting injuries have a number of significant differences from other personal injury cases. By being aware of the following information, you can make a more informed decision about whether to pursue a train accident case.

Illinois to Introduce Safe Phone Zones

Like it or not, cell phone use is a part of life in the 21st century. People use their phones for everything regardless of rules against their use in cars, public transportation, and certain public spaces like gyms, restaurants, and churches. Statistics have shown that driving a car while using a cell phone can cause accidents.

Distracted Driving Penalties Increase Under New Ontario law

If you’re prone to using your phone behind the wheel, you could end up driving yourself out of money. There will be a maximum $1K fine and three demerit points for drivers who text, email or talk on handheld phone

Orphan Drug Destroys Mesothelioma Cancer Cells

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new orphan drug that is designed to help fight malignant mesothelioma.

Swim at Your Own Risk: Tips for Swim Safety

Every year Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season and also the start of the season during which the risk of drowning exponentially increases.

New Diagnostic Method for Determining Brain Injuries

Injuries to the head can result in a wide variety of afflictions ranging from simple bumps and mild concussions, to severe brain trauma that can greatly impact a person’s life.

Seeking Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries in Rhode Island

Learn what you need to do if injured in a construction accident for a greater chance of success in your injury claim.

Seven Important Questions for Your Personal Injury Attorney

There are thousands of personal injury attorneys available to assist victims who are injured in accidents that are caused by negligent individuals and entities. However, there are vast differences between lawyers. Before hiring a personal injury attorney, interview several and inquire about the following matters.

What Are the Elements of Negligence?

Every year, individuals are injured due to the negligent acts of others. These types of claims involve individuals who have been injured because of accidents. These accidents could have been prevented. A successful negligence lawsuit provides monetary recovery for the victim and punishes the careless person or entity responsible for the accident.

New Changes Under Bill 15 in Ontario

On November 20, 2014, Bill 15, titled the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014, received Royal Assent in the Ontario Provincial Parliament.

Car Accident in Pennsylvania: At Fault Driver Does Not Have Insurance

If you were in a car accident in Pennsylvania and learn that the other driver at fault does not have insurance, can you still recover for your damages?

Medical Malpractice and Birth Injuries

Expectant parents dream of the day their happy, healthy baby comes into the world. When a baby suffers a birth injury; however, this special day becomes a parent’s worst nightmare.

UK Hospital Liable for Birth Injury

The family of a seven-year-old girl with severe cerebral palsy is awaiting the final award amount following a settlement agreement by the hospital where the girl was injured.

Summer is Almost Here!

The warm summer air brings families outside their homes for vacations, gardening, barbeques and every day fun in the sun!

Asbestos in University Campus Renovations

In a common scenario for buildings constructed during the post-World War II era in the U.S., the discovery of high levels of degraded asbestos often requires extensive removal and abatement programs before renovations can begin.

Dangers of Construction Work Zones

Construction work zones are dangerous places for construction workers, pedestrians, drivers, and passengers.

Your Abilify Lawsuit Questions Answered

Learn more about the drug Abilify and some of the common questions regarding the drug.

Pointers on Taking Accident Scene Pictures

If you are involved in an accident, being able to take pictures of the scene can make the difference between winning or losing your case. Photographs can help provide a more objective perspective to the case, whether the accident is a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall injury or another type of injury.

What is Tort Reform?

The term “tort reform” has been a favorite in the news for years, but what does it really mean? What is a tort, why does it need to be reformed, and what kind of change needs to be made?

A Website Published Embarrassing Content About Me, What Can I Do?

The Internet has brought many benefits to modern civilization. Unfortunately, just as with any technology, it also has a dark side. So, when a website publishes embarrassing content about you, what can you do?

After a Riot, Who Pays for the Damage?

Riots have erupted all over the United States in recent years, often in the wake of racial tensions created by police activities. Often beginning as peaceful protests, these demonstrations sometimes degenerate into violent riots where people and property suffer harm, leaving innocent people to pick up the pieces. This has led many to ask who should pay for the damage after a riot?

Struck by an Object Construction Injury

Construction workers are often confronted with risks unique to their industry, including being struck by an object or debris.

Construction Worker Killed in Mast Climber Accident

Three construction workers were recently killed, and one seriously injured, when the mast climber they were working on collapsed and sent them hurling to the ground.

Pennsylvania Statewide Spotlight on Aggressive Drivers and Work Zone Safety

Pennsylvania has undertaken a new statewide effort for 2015 that is meant to increase driver and road worker safety across the state’s roadway infrastructure.

Infant Wrongful Death Due to Medical Errors

Negligence resulting in the death of an infant at, or shortly after, birth is avoidable.

How Does Workers’ Compensation Work?

Injured employees across the country are able to receive medical treatment and have a portion of their wages replaced after being injured in a work-related accident or becoming ill on the job through the workers’ compensation program. Employers and employees both have a number of responsibilities under the program.

What Pictures Should I Take after a Motor Vehicle Accident?

After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you or someone with you be able to establish an accurate depiction of the scene. This is so vital that many insurance companies included a disposable camera as one of the items in their emergency preparedness handouts to clients. Now, with the advent of modern technology, many people have cameras in their possession at a moment’s notice.

Preventing Drunk Driving on Pennsylvania Roadways

The Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association (PA DUI) is working hard to keep drunk drivers off of Pennsylvania’s roadways.

Fatal Collapse Accident at Construction Site

Three construction workers were recently killed, and one seriously injured, when the mast climber they were working on collapsed and sent them hurling to the ground.

The Benefits of Avoiding Slip and Fall Accidents

According to research conducted at the Trondheim University in Norway, the key to a long and productive life is avoiding falls.

My Neighbor's Dog Keeps Barking; Do I Have Any Legal Rights?

Noisy dogs are a common legal dispute. After all, while pet owners may feel annoyance at a dog that barks at every little noise, a neighbor has absolutely no control over training the dog not to respond in this manner. Thus, as the neighbor, what can you do legally to get the pet owner to quiet his noisy animal?

Teen Victims of Dating Violence

A recent change in the phrasing of the questions on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Youth Behavior Risk Surveillance System Questionnaire has produced alarming new statistics.

Understanding Defamation ... Slander ... Libel

Everyone has heard of the terms: defamation, slander and libel. But not all understand the meanings of the words or the elements necessary to bring a successful lawsuit involving those legal concepts.

Victims of Personal Injury Accidents Are at Risk for these 3 Mental Health Illnesses

The victims of personal injuries often live with many harmful long-term consequences. These individuals may suffer from ongoing health complications or permanent disablement. Many injury victims face challenges performing daily activities, from work to hobbies. Sadly, some victims also develop debilitating mental illnesses or disorders.

Who is Liable if a Trespasser Gets Injured on My Property?

Imagine someone enters onto your property without your permission. Perhaps it is a child playing in the neighborhood, a stranger who does not belong there, or an uninvited acquaintance that has turned up on the property without permission. Now imagine that person is hurt while on your property without permission. Who is responsible? You? Them? A third party?

Are Bars and Clubs Responsible if Their Customers Get a DUI?

People injured in DUI cases often sustain life-changing injuries. Frequently, these injuries mean the victims will require expensive medical attention, either for a short period of time or for the rest of their lives. Of course, individual drunk drivers may not have the resources to fully compensate victims in these situations.

WorkCover Rejected my Serious Spinal Injury Claim in Brisbane!

A common WorkCover scenario that we find with hard-working clients all over Queensland including Brisbane and the Gold Coast is this: They are employed in a heavy labour position such as in mining, construction work, heavy duty cleaning or a similar demanding job. Sometimes, these workplaces may not have adequate safety equipment, training or processes to address the nature of their job.

Closed Head Brain Injury Cases Require an Experienced TBI Lawyer

People who experience brain injuries have to face a lasting impairment. Whether this results from an accident, fall, sports injury, acts of violence, or medical incompetence, the victim may be able to receive compensation for loss of income, medical costs, pain, suffering and other damages.

Proposed Helmet Legislation for Ice Skaters

Currently New Jersey state law requires children ages 16 and younger to wear helmets when roller skating or skateboarding.

Possible Child Safety Seat Law Overhaul

According to AAA New Jersey, car accidents are the leading cause of death for children over six months of age.

Trot Selection and Bicycle Accidents

With the congestion and traffic in the city of Philadelphia, as well as a growing trend toward “going green,” more and more people are turning to bicycles as their preferred method of transportation throughout the city.

Concussions Caused by Contact Collision Sports

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one half of the one million sports injuries that occur are among middle school children.

Infant Brain Damage

Damage to the delicate infant brain can have devastating effects on the life of the baby, as well as the lives of those who love and will care for the child throughout their life.

Use of Zofran During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Defects and Other Birth Defects

The FDA has warned that women who use Zofran during pregnancy could be more likely to give birth to a child with heart defects or other birth defects. Families whose children were born with birth defects linked to Zofran have already filed lawsuits against the drug's manufacturer in two states.

How Is My Automotive Insurance Claim Affected If I Was Partially at Fault?

The individual who is found to be at fault for the car accident is the party who is ultimately responsible for paying for the damage that was caused by this individual’s negligence. However, when fault is not clear or two or more parties were at fault, fault may be apportioned between the negligent parties. A further analysis under the comparative or contributory negligence laws under the state is also necessary.

Trip and Fall Accidents on New York City Sidewalks

If you have been injured on a sidewalk in New York City, there are many factors to consider when considering who is at fault and whom the claim needs to be brought against.

Injured While on a Bus, Who Is at Fault?

Buses are generally thought of as fairly safe forms of transportation. Otherwise millions of school children would not ride buses to school everyday, millions more commuters would not use them to get to and from work, and others would not use them to take cross-country trips or go on tours. They also tend to be in fewer accidents than cars and motorcycles.

Filing an Injury Claim Against a Company

Filing an injury claim against a company is much more complicated and challenging than filing a claim against an individual. You don't want to go rushing after an injury and file a claim against a business or commercial establishment. You first need to gather evidence, make sure that you meet all the criteria for your claim, and only then take the first step forward to contacting either the business or the insurer.

Safety Tips for the Motorcycle Season

As the weather warms up, more and more motorcycles are coming out of the garage, with riders ready to hit the road. Before you hop on your bike, remember to put safety first.

Victims of Bicycle Accidents

Riding a bike is a popular means of travel with good reason.

Construction Accident Injuries

Every year thousands of the over nine million construction workers in the United States are injured at construction sites throughout the country.

Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses

For high school seniors and their parents, Spring can mean the excitement of learning which colleges and universities they have been offered admission to, and which new campus communities they may become a member of in the Fall.

Ebola Nurse Lawsuit Against Employer

The deadly Ebola outbreak that has been plaguing West Africa hit home in October of 2014 when a nurse in Dallas was diagnosed with the disease.

New Jersey Lawmaker Proposes New Helmet Law

In an effort to reduce the number of concussions and brain injuries resulting from ice skating accidents, one New Jersey legislator has recently proposed a new law requiring the mandatory use of protective headgear for juvenile ice skaters.

South Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyers Report on Energy Drink Litigation

The popularity of highly caffeinated energy drinks is well known for its ability to provide a quick lift and increased energy levels.

Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Parity Bill

Pennsylvania House legislators voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill that will equalize patients’ out-of-pocket expenses for oral and intravenous cancer treatments.

Reinstatement of Ship Worker's Asbestos Care

A New Jersey Appellate Court has reversed an earlier judge’s decision in a case involving a former ship worker who died from mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos at work.

Construction Accidents

Construction industry workers face dangerous working conditions every day.

What Do I Do If Attacked In A Public Place?

Many find it surprising to know that violence has actually been on a steady decline for decades. Unfortunately, it does still happen. Often, altercations occur in a public location, such as a bar or club, a store, or a park or public street. When an attack occurs, what can you do to defend yourself and who is liable for any harm you suffer?

What Is the Difference between No-Fault and At-Fault Insurance States?

Whether your insurance policy is governed by a no-fault or an at-fault regime can have a direct and significant impact on how your claim is handled and the possible compensation that you may receive after being injured in an automotive accident.

Hit and Run Accidents - Why and How to Protect Yourself

Almost half of all car accidents in Los Angeles involve a hit and run driver. Don't be a victim and shoulder the damages on your own. Learn how to protect yourself.

What to Expect when Meeting Your Attorney for the First Time

Despite what some popular jokes insinuate to the contrary, lawyers are people, too. They understand that it’s common for potential clients to be nervous or anxious when meeting for the first time. Try to remember that attorneys are there to help you. Knowing what to expect can ease your mind.

Car Crashes Involving Bicycles

The warmth of the spring weather is almost upon us. This brings many people outdoors after being cooped up in the house all winter to enjoy activities such as walking, running, and riding bicycles.

New Study Focuses on Dangers of Energy Drinks

A recent study conducted by the pediatric chair for Wayne State University and DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan reveals that energy drinks may be dangerous and even deadly.

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Dangerous Levels of Arsenic in Wine

A class action lawsuit was filed in California Superior Court on March 19, 2015 claiming that 28 wineries produced and sold wine containing dangerous levels of arsenic and failed to warn consumers about the potential risks.

Contaminated Children's Medication

McNeil-PPC Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, has pled guilty to knowingly distributing tens of millions of bottles of children’s medication containing metal particles.

Crush Injuries in the Workplace – Preventing Work Accidents

Work accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, such as crushed limbs. Understanding the most common work accident scenarios which result in crush injuries can help prevent these devastating injuries.

Ricon to Pay 1.75 Million for Selling Defective Wheelchair Lifts

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently slapped a penalty of $1.75 million on the Ricon Corporation for continuing to produce and sell defective wheelchair lifts, despite issuing a recall of the product.

A Car Accident Lawyer is a Specialized Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury lawyer is someone who provides legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.

Makers of Children's Tylenol to Pay $25 Million to Settle Case

Manufacturers failed to take immediate steps to resolve issue of metal particles found in Children’s Tylenol medicine.

Is a Medical Malpractice Attorney the Same as a Wrongful Death Attorney?

If you or someone you know has recently lost a loved one due an incident of ‘Medical Malpractice’ – you may be wondering what your legal options are, and what type of attorney to consult with in order to get the legal advice you need. There are two types of attorneys you might want to consider and should contact in order to get the necessary legal advice to decide your best course of action.

Common Areas to Slip and Fall

In some cases, people enjoy falling: falling in love, falling asleep, falling in with good fortune, etc. Most of the time, however, falling is an unpleasant, jarring experience. It's unfortunately one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, accounting for 21.3% of all causes.

Do I Need an Attorney to Handle my Personal Injury Case?

The top 3 mistakes people make trying to handle their personal injury case themselves.

What is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

If you or someone you know works in the medical field, you may have heard the term ‘Medical Malpractice’ – and you may be wondering “what is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?”

What you and your Personal Injury Lawyer Need to Know when Filing a Lawsuit

You need to take immediate action by hiring a personal injury lawyer if you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury. Keep notes about the incident and your injuries Preserve and protect any evidence you may have and take pictures as well. Get a copy of the police report and use it. Most importantly, meet with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

To Hire an Accident Attorney or Not to Hire an Accident Attorney

An auto accident attorney knows all the ins and outs of filing a personal injury claim. You should not have to deal with the stresses of legal paperwork while you work to piece your life back together after a serious auto accident. Although the benefits of hiring an accident attorney go far beyond the reaches of legal paper work.

Injured While Water Skiing, Who Is Liable?

Water skiiing is a lot of fun. The thrill of “standing” on the water, whizzing along at incredible speeds, and the inevitable splash at the end. But, what happens when something goes wrong and someone is injured while out there water skiing?

What Is a Lien?

As your personal injury claim nears its end, you will sign paperwork and prepare to collect the compensation we have recovered on your behalf. One word you will encounter during this process is lien. Lien is the legal term that refers to money you owe at the time of disbursement, or the time you sign paperwork listing your costs and receive your money.

What Is Lumbar Fusion?

The impact of a collision or a fall can put too much force on your spine, particularly in the lumbar region, also known as the lower back. Lumbar fusion, also known as spinal fusion, is a surgical procedure used to treat painful back conditions usually stemming from damage to discs or vertebrae in the spine. The procedure is relatively invasive, so medical professionals often consider it a last resort for patients who haven’t seen significant improvement from other treatment methods.

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