Personal Injury Law Articles

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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.

Lawsuit Claims Texas Facility Ignored Patient’s Pressure Sores

In Galveston, Texas, a family is suing a Texas City-based nursing home, saying it failed to properly care for their family member’s severe pressure sores. The bed sores, the family claims, resulted in Christopher Murphy’s early death. According to court documents, Murphy was a patient at the Hearthstone at the Mainlandnursing home from May- September 2010.

Daughter Raises Questions after Father Dies from Bed Sore Complications

In Britain, the daughter of a man who died as a result of infected pressure sores is publicly raising questions about his death. “To know that more could and should have been done to prevent his suffering is simply unbearable,” said 32-year-old Louise Norton, in an interview with the Reading Post. “If by speaking out we can somehow force change, I will feel in some small way justice has been done.”

Tips for Ensuring Your Parent’s Proper Care and Prevent Complications Like Pressure Sores

If you’re an adult child of an elderly parent, you may already know that choosing a proper nursing home can be stressful. Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, nurse and author of the blog AgingParents, shares some tips on how to ensure your parent will always remain safe and healthy:

Government Program Aims to Reduce Hospital Re-admissions from Problems Such as Pressure Ulcers

A new government program unveiled on Wednesday, April 27, will aim to reduce hospital readmissions by 20 percent, according to NorthJersey website. The initiative, an extension of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed March 23, will allot more than $1 billion to help fund “demonstration projects” over the next three years.

Are the Development of Bed Sores at a Nursing Home Considered to be a Form of Nursing Home Abuse?

The Administration on Aging, defines elder abuse as the intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Obviously, using the the government’s definition, many forms of mistreatment - intentional and negligent may be considered abusive.

Neglect and Medical Malpractice Alleged in Wrongful Death Case involving Decubitus Ulcers during Admissions

Philadelphia jurors have spoken in a case involving the development of decubitus ulcers during a hospitalization and deterioration during a subsequent stay at a nursing home. Not only did they speak up, but the jurors stood up in a loud way, slapping $5 million in punitive damages on top of a $1 million compensatory award against the Jeanes Hospital and Hillcrest Convalescent Home (Pennsylvania).

What are the Signs of Infection for People Who have Bed Sores?

People with advanced bed sores (stage 3 or stage 4) are particularly susceptible to developing infection– both in the wound itself and potentially systematically. In order to minimize risk of infection, care should be taken to keep the wound clean and dry. Dressings should be changed on a regular basis as ordered by a treating physician.

Pressure Sores are Needlessly Killing Nursing Home and Hospital Patients

Pressure sores (also referred to as bed sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers) are an all too common and painful problem for nursing home residents. Most pressure sores are preventable and are caused by faulty care where the nursing home or hospital does provide adequate care to prevent and treat bed sores.

Are Bed Sores Acquired during a Nursing Home Admission an Indication of Poor Care?

Without much objection, bed sores have become an accepted way of life at some nursing homes. Today, patients, families and caregivers at some nursing homes view the development of bed sores as an inevitable part of the aging process. To the contrary, the majority of circumstances when a patient develops a bed sore during an admission to a nursing home is an indication of inadequate care or neglect.

Can Young People Develop Bed Sores during an Admission to a Medical Facility?

Absolutely. Bed sores are not a condition isolated to the elderly. In many circumstances younger patients in nursing homes and hospitals face many of the same risk factors that their contemporaries encounter: remaining in one position for extended periods of time, being kept in soiled linens for extended periods and general neglect by staff when they fail to appreciate the warning signs related to the early signs of a bed sore (also called: pressure sore, pressure ulcer, decubitus ulcer).

Bed Sores Continue to Plague Patients in Chicago Nursing Homes and Hospitals

Even in large metropolitan areas like Chicago, IL patients in nursing homes, hospitals and other types of senior living facilities continue to suffer from a medical complication that has been around as long as history books have been written— bed sores.

The Blood Thinner Pradaxa and Serious Bleeding and Hemorrhaging

The FDA Is Evaluating Risk of Serious Bleeding Episodes with Prescription Drug Pradaxa. Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) is an oral blood thinner that was approved by the US FDA in October 2010. Pradaxa is in the class of anticoagulant (anti-clotting) blood thinners called “direct thrombin inhibitors”.

Facts about Motorcycle Accidents in California and How to Claim for Compensations

Traffic accident fatalities are not only associated with vehicle mishaps because a good portion of road accidents do involve motorcycles. Traffic accident fatalities are not only associated with vehicle mishaps because a good portion of road accidents do involve motorcycles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010, 3,615 people were killed in the United States due to motorcycle accidents.

Can I Fire My Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have lost confidence in your lawyer, you should get a legal second opinion, and seriously consider changing attorneys. Unhappy With Your Personal Injury Attorney? You were injured in an accident and needed a personal injury attorney. You may have been referred to a lawyer by friend, or found a local lawyer on the internet, or perhaps your doctor referred you to an attorney. However you found your attorney, it is possible that the relationship is not the right fit.

Distracted Pedestrians at Higher Risk of Injury

Since the rise of the cell phone, distracted driving has been a huge area of concern. Attention is now turning to distracted pedestrians. Pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased for the first time in four years, focusing attention on the problems of pedestrians distracted by technology, including cell phones and iPods.

Car Driving Wrong Way on I-55 Could Have Injured Many

A wrong-way driver was killed in a crash in South St. Louis County, putting many drivers in danger. If you or a loved one has been victimized in an accident such as this, you need reliable help from an attorney you can trust. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, an elderly man was driving his car southbound on the northbound I-55 when he collided with an SUV.

The Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents usually fly under the radar because the majority of pedestrians never report their accident to the police. These catastrophic accidents are usually caused by the negligence or inattentiveness of a driver, but other factors such as driver confusion or aggressive driving significantly increase the chance of pedestrian accidents as well.

Medical Malpractice Claims and Lawsuits

Medical malpractice is a term used to embody the negligent behaviors of medical professionals whose omissions or deliberate actions/ inactions have resulted in a failure to practice safe medicine. In many instances, medical malpractice becomes a case worthy of legal address, and claims and lawsuits often follow the injuries and/or fatalities of malpractice within the health care field.

SCV Personal Injury and SFV Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Mistakes Made after Accidents - Part 1

Personal injury refers to any incident where the victim sustains physical and/or emotional injuries. Classic examples include accidents (car, truck, bus, construction site, motorcycle, pedestrian, and train accidents), slip and falls, dog bites, food poisoning, burn injuries, and using defective products. This article focuses on mistakes make after accidents.

To Protect your Rights Following an Injury, it May be Worthwhile to Consult with a Lawyer

I receive many inquiries from parents of injured children who are concerned both about the long-term impact of injuries on their children--- and how to go about seeking legal recourse from the party that may have caused the injured. While the medical implications of an injury are indeed best suited for a physician to address, to potential legal redress may be evaluated by an attorney experienced in personal injury law.

Trampoline Parks: Too Much of a Dangerous Thing?

Always on the cutting edge, some of my son's friends are always looking for different birthday themes. Moving beyond paint guns and 'Pump it up', my son was recently invited to a birthday gathering at a trampoline park. Everything sounded great until I Googled the facility and saw a link to a Chicago Tribune article about the new trampoline park trend invading the Chicagoland area.

Poor Supervision of Children on ATV's Can Have Disastrous Consequences

It never ceases to amaze me how the poor judgment of an adult can lead to disastrous consequences for a child.Particularly with the use of recreational activities, adult carelessness frequently contributes to situations where a child is harmed because the adult watching him or her failed to provide necessary instruction to a child regarding:

Nursing Homes Need to Ensure that Dangerous Materials are Properly Safeguarded to Prevent Injuries

Depending on the individual, even the most mundane parts of a long-term care facility can pose a risk of harm. While we normally associate an injury at a long-term care facility with an error committed by staff or a faulty device, many facilities-- and particularly those that care for the developmentally disabled--- need to take precautions to make make sure potentially dangerous materials are kept securely out of reach of the residents.

Federal Government Issues New Crib Standards for Hotels; Daycare Centers

In response to at least 32 infant deaths caused by “drop-side” cribs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued stringent new rules for cribs in hotels. As of December 2012, all U.S. hotels and motels must:

Ten Great Websites for Children Facing Difficulties with Adoption or Foster Care System

Adoption and foster care arrangements can be terrific alternative for children with troubled backgrounds. After all, children living in these types of arrangements may be blessed with a loving family. If you are looking for insights one these family situations, you've come to the right place.

Funding Pulled from Group Home for Children Following Discovery of Abuse

For handicapped children, living in a group home environment with peers facing similar disabilities can be a real gift. Unlike other living arrangements where children can feel significantly out of place, group homes for disabled children and young-adults hopefully foster an environment of support and encouragement.

State Doesn't Buy Claim that Nursing Home Patient's Leg Spontaneously Broke

When it comes to prosecuting cases involving fractures of unknown origin, one of the primary defenses proposed by nursing homes is that the fracture was simply "spontaneous". In other words, due to the patient's weakened state, the bone likely fractured simply as a result of the person's own weight, taking a particular type of medication or as a result of their own movement that may have put awkward pressure on a particular area.

7 Steps to Help Your Child's Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Case

When you become aware of an injury to your child, you should obviously get medical attention as soon as feasible. After your child's condition has stabilized, it is important to get into ‘fact collection mode’. In fact collection mode, you are beginning to collect information about the incident, and they type of injuries your child sustained.

Boating Safety: Prevention of Childhood Injuries while Boating, Tubing and Swimming

Boating, tubing, and other water sports and activities can provide fun and enjoyment for families when the weather is warm. However, these pleasurable activities can also be dangerous for young children, resulting in injury or even death. According to statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard, injuries and property damages related to boating accidents cannot be ignored:

Bed Sores Acquired during a Nursing Home Admission are an Indication of Negligent Care

Without much objection, bed sores have become an accepted way of life at some nursing homes. Today, patients, families and caregivers at some nursing homes view the development of bed sores as an inevitable part of the aging process. To the contrary, the majority of circumstances when a patient develops a bed sore during an admission to a nursing home is an indication of inadequate care or neglect.

Can Shoulder Injuries Sustained during Delivery be Prevented?

Great debate has ensued in the medical community concerning what can be done to reduce the incidence of shoulder injuries sustained by babies during the delivery process. Collectively referred to as: shoulder dystocia, Erb’s Palsy or brachial plexus injuries, this type of birth injury is sustained when the child’s shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone during vaginal delivery and the delicate nerves in the child’s neck—or more acutely—brachial plexus— is damaged.

Settlement of Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Brings Closure to Child's Cerebral Palsy Case

Two years of litigation has achieved a $7.5 million settlement in a birth injury lawsuit initiated by the grandparents of a child born with cerebral palsy. As reported in the Chicago Sun Times, the medical malpractice lawsuit was brought against Christ Medical Center and treating obstetricians for their respective roles in the way they responded to a situation involving signs of fetal distress of a baby born at the hospital in 2002.

Injuries and Deaths Involving Distracted Pedestrians on the Rise

Distracted driving is no longer news – distracted walking is. According to studies, walking on streets and pedestrian lanes while listening to portable music player or talking to someone on phone may result in various pedestrian-related accidents. Several studies found out that when a pedestrian does not keep his focus on walking, chances are he or she may get involved in an accident.

FDA Proposes Lower Risk Classification for External Pacemakers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed the risk classification for external pacemaker pulse generators be lowered from high-risk Class III to moderate risk Class II. Doctors use external pacemaker pulse generators to temporarily regulate a patient’s heartbeat until a permanent pacemaker can be implanted. The external pacemakers are also used after heart surgery or after a patient’s heart attack to control their irregular heartbeats.

Understanding Trucking Regulations and How They are Violated

Trucks are notorious for causing some of the most damaging accidents on the road. Unfortunately, some of these accidents are not as “accidental” as their name entails. In fact, many truck collisions are a direct result of reckless or negligent behaviors that, had they been avoided, could have prevented the accident from occurring altogether. For this reason, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations exist to proactively take measures preventing against unnecessary trucking accidents.

Beauty Salon Disasters: Hidden Cameras Reveal Sanitation Problems

With the warmer temperatures, many are rushing out to nail salons to get beautiful nails to show off in their sandals. Sadly, you may be getting more than you bargain for when many salons and aestheticians fail to use basic hygiene.

Carelessness to Blame for Many Carnival Ride and Water Park Accidents

Several years ago, my office represented a boy who fractured his legs after he was thrown from a water slide at a large water park to the concrete pavement below. Our investigation into the matter revealed that the boy should never have been permitted on the slide because he was grossly under the weight requirements set forth by the designer of the slide. Further, we soon discovered that the water park operators elected to use their own tubes—that were inappropriately sized for the slide.

Lack of Supervision of Children on ATV's Can Have Disastrous Consequences

It never ceases to amaze me how the poor judgment of an adult can lead to disastrous consequences for a child. Particularly with the use of recreational activities, adult carelessness frequently contributes to situations where a child is harmed because the adult watching him or her failed to provide necessary instruction to a child regarding: safe operation of a vehicle; hazards in the area; and the importance of using safety equipment.

Can an Employer be Held Liable for Death Resulting from Employee’s Drunk Driving?

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), based in Orange County, California, is currently facing a civil lawsuit brought as a result of the actions of one of their employees. The employee, a pastor, was driving drunk in a company vehicle when he caused an accident resulting in the serious injuries that ultimately claimed the victim’s life. A lawyer explains how TBN may be held liable for its employee’s actions.

Could Illinois Case Impact Liability in Lawsuits Arising from Train Accident Victim Negligence?

Throughout the United States, pedestrians account for the majority of fatalities resulting from train accidents. In 2010, 725 people died on our nation’s railroads. While deaths from train-verses-motor vehicle collisions have decreased by 42 percent, those involving pedestrians have only declined by 6 percent. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, train-verses-pedestrian accidents are the leading cause of death in the railroad industry, reported USA Today.

FDA Panel Determines Yaz Birth Control Labeling Needs More Risk Information

The Food and Drug Administration voted that the birth control Yaz needed new warnings related to the drugs risk of causing blood clots. On December 8, 2011, Food and Drug Administration panelists voted 21-5 that Bayer’s current labeling on Yaz and Yasmin, (drospirenoen containing drugs,) is “inadequate” and “needs more information” regarding the potential risk of blood clots in the legs and lungs.

Does California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Discriminate Against Fuel Producers in Other States?

As part of their efforts to prevent the injurious consequences of high greenhouse gas emissions, legislators in California passed regulations requiring producers, refiners, and importers of diesel and gasoline to reduce their carbon footprint by 10 percent over a decade. In late December, a federal judge issued an injunction preventing California from enforcing its rules on the grounds that California's regulations were in violation of the Commerce Clause in the United States Constitution.

Construction Attorney Discusses Scaffolding Injuries on Construction Sites and Construction Accidents

Every year, there are thousands of scaffolding injuries resulting from scaffold use and scaffolding accidents. Scaffolding injuries occur because construction sites are dangerous places to work and there are different subcontractors performing different duties, sometimes in the same area. Scaffolding injuries can result in serious injuries, which is why it is very important to use an attorney experienced in construction site accidents.

Teenage Workers and Workplace Accidents

Many teens decide to work in order to establish a foundation in budgeting, work ethic and money management. Some work to contribute to their households or supplement the family income. While these goals are laudable, it is not uncommon for teen workers to be injured on the job.

Are There Limits to Religious Freedom Concerning Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation?

In Los Angeles, a lesbian couple has filed a lawsuit against the proprietor of a bed and breakfast in Hawaii, alleging they personally suffered injurious consequences as a result of the discrimination to which they were subjected due to their sexual orientation. The owner of the establishment claims her actions were protected under her First Amendment right to religious freedom. A lawyer examines whether there are limits to religious freedom concerning discrimination based on sexual orientation.

How to Hire a Maryland Personal Injury Attorney

Maryland accident attorney Provides Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring An Auto Accident Attorney. The most important aspect of an attorney/client relationship is trust. If you do not have trust in your lawyer that they will obtain the best possible result for you, then you should find a different lawyer.

Drugged Driving in the United States: New Threat to Motorists

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol has been a major contributing factor to the rise of personal injury claims in the State of California. Because of this adverse trend, hundreds of people get injured and worst get killed due to drunken driving. However, unfortunately, alcohol is not only the cause of impaired driving in the United States as drug-related DUIs are also on the rise.

Social Media Can Hurt Your Injury Claim

These days, social media is everywhere. Most people have some sort of social media account, whether it's Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, or MySpace. Many people don't realize it, but the social media sites they use every day can hurt a pending personal injury claim. The fact is, insurance adjusters or defense attorneys will use anything they can to deny or discredit a claim. You might not think an adjuster will find his or her way onto your Facebook page, but it happens all the time..

Why You Should Consult a Skechers Shape-ups Injury Lawyer

Despite Skechers' recent statement, Shape-ups have caused serious injury to hundreds of consumers, many of whom are speaking out. Recently a California product liability firm filed a mass tort lawsuit against Skechers USA, Inc. on behalf of dozens of clients. Consult a product liability lawyer regarding your eligibility to file a suit for your Skechers Shape-ups injury.

Guide to Finding an Oregon Wrongful Death Attorney

If you have recently lost a loved one due to the actions or negligence of another, you may be seeking a wrongful death attorney for compensation. When a family member dies, there are emotional consequences but there are financial ones as well -and a wrongful death attorney can help ensure that the death does not cause a financial burden.

UIM and PIP Coverage In Oregon

In Oregon, both UIM and PIP coverage are required for auto insurance policies. Learn why this coverage is required and how they can help if you have been in an accident.

What are the Signs of Brain Injury in Newborns?

As with cerebral palsy, it can be difficult to determine if your newborn suffered a brain injury. This is because oftentimes symptoms will not be apparent until the child is around four to five years of age. This is because doctors often need to see your child move to check coordination and motor skills as well as evaluate how well your child is learning.

What is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

Found in the majority of cerebral palsy cases (>70%), spastic cerebral palsy is believed to be due to damage in the outer layer of the brain referred to as the cerebral cortex which disrupts the path of communication from the brain to the muscles.

What is Athetoid Cerebral Palsy?

Also referred to as, dyskenetic cerebral palsy / choreoathetoid / dystonic cerebral palsy, Children with athetoid cerebral palsy suffer from damage to the basal ganglia. The damaged basal ganglia commonly manifests symptoms that including involuntary movements that make the child seem restless.

What is Ataxic Cerebral Palsy?

A less common type of CP, ataxic cerebral palsy (sometimes also referred to as hypotonic cerebral palsy) involves damage to the cerebellum. Ataxic cerebral palsy is usually characterized by significantly diminished muscle tone, coordination and depth perception.

What are the Symptoms of CP?

CP can affect cognitive, motor, visual, sensory, speech, coordination, and autonomic functions. Below are the some of the most commonly associated deficits associated with cerebral palsy.

Fundraising Effort Attempts to Offset Cerebral Palsy Medical Costs

In Owls Head, Massachusetts lives a 5 year-old girl who is currently in a full body cast with a special attachment to keep her legs open in order to help properly align her hips. Makayla O’Hara-Damon was born with cerebral palsy, and suffers from many physical and neurological issues.

How does the Court in a Medical Malpractice Case Decide How Much Money to Allocate for my Child’s Future?

If the development of an individual’s cerebral palsy is related to the negligent care of a doctor, hospital or midwife, most jurisdictions allow for the parents or guardian pursue a case on their child’s behalf. While some jurisdictions limit the compensation that an injured party may seek for intangible damages such as pain and suffering or disfigurement, most jurisdictions allow for parents to recover money for economic damages that their child has incurred as a result of his birth injury.

Cost of Therapies for Cerebral Palsy Patients Makes Legal Action Necessary

Living life with cerebral palsy means living life with constant medical and therapy appointments. In order to gain the most mobility and the best quality of life it’s important for children diagnosed with the muscular disorder to start therapy early and go often. One family living in Britain is speaking out against Great Britain’s plan to cut legal aid. They claim their son’s life would have been unbearable without the therapies afforded them through their legal case.

How are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy most Commonly Managed?

Cerebral palsy can’t be cured, but treatment will often improve a child’s capabilities. Many children go on to enjoy near-normal adult lives if their disabilities are properly managed. In general, the earlier treatment begins, the better chance children have of overcoming developmental disabilities or learning new ways to accomplish the tasks that challenge them.

What Symptoms are Associated with Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy symptoms are varied depending on the severity of the case and what parts of the brain have been affected. Some cases are very mild, while others are extremely severe. Symptoms will most likely present themselves before a child is 2 years old, and can become apparent as early as 3 months. As each developmental stage passes which include sitting, rolling, crawling, and walking, symptoms will become more pronounced.

How Long Can My Child Survive with Cerebral Palsy?

Of course, no parent ever wants to consider the concept of losing a child. However, when it comes to planning for the future of a child with special needs — with a birth injury or cerebral palsy– the life expectancy of the child is an important consideration to keep in mind when securing your families’ future.

What are the Risk Factors for a Child Developing Cerebral Palsy?

Just as there are particular types of brain damage that cause cerebral palsy, there are also certain medical conditions or events that can happen during pregnancy and delivery that will increase a baby’s risk of being born with cerebral palsy. Research scientists have examined thousands of expectant mothers, followed them through childbirth, and monitored their children’s early neurological development to establish these risk factors.

Can a Mother’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Result in Injury to the Baby?

In 0.5% of all labors, mothers experience antepartum hemorrhage, otherwise known as excessive vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. There are two main causes of the complication: placental previa which accounts for 31% of obstetric hemorrhages and placenta abruption which accounts for 22%.

How does a Doctor Diagnose Cerebral Palsy?

Early signs of cerebral palsy may be present from birth. Most children with cerebral palsy are diagnosed during the first 2 years of life. But if a child’s symptoms are mild, it can be difficult for a doctor to make a reliable diagnosis before the age of 4 or 5. Nevertheless, if a doctor suspects cerebral palsy, he or she will most likely schedule an appointment to observe the child and talk to the parents about their child’s physical and behavioral development.

Should Parents be Concerned if their Child has been Diagnosed with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome?

Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a condition where a newborn breathes meconium (newborn’s first stools – thick, sticky, greenish-black color) and amniotic fluid into the lungs before, during, or after delivery. When a baby is under stress or not receiving enough oxygen or blood, the baby can pass feces while still in the uterus. Once this happens, the baby can breathe the meconium and amniotic fluid into its lungs.

Is Erb’s Palsy Associated with Medical Error During Labor and Delivery?

Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial palsy, brachial plexus birth injury, Erb-Duchenne Palsy, Dejerine-Kumpke Palsy) is the paralysis of the upper brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is a large network of nerves that send signals from the spine to the shoulder/arm/hand (diagram). If these nerves are damaged, it can cause the arm to be paralyzed, lack of sensation, lack of muscle control in the arm/hand/wrist.

Alabama 18 Wheeler Accidents and Spine Injuries

18-wheeler and tractor trailer accidents account for a large percentage of spinal injuries in Alabama every year, particularly around the Birmingham metro area. However, some conservative juries are skeptical of a claimant's spinal injuries when the impact speeds are relatively minor or when the property damage is minor. This article addresses common spinal injury issues associated with truck accidents.

Do Stuntmen Assume the Risks Inherent in Their Work?

Several large personal injury actions have been filed against celebrities and movie studios in California by stuntmen seeking damages for injuries incurred on the job, explains a lawyer in the state. The negligence lawsuits raise questions regarding whether the stuntmen assumed the risk of harm in a job known for its dangers.

Defamation: How Medium Influences Protections for Authors in California

With the democratization of public access to conveying and receiving information that has accompanied the Internet, questions have arisen as to which authors should receive protections from the consequences of defamation claims, explains a lawyer. While legal decisions in Oregon have indicated that only journalists are protected, California courts have focused on the immediacy of the news dissemination, ruling that the authors of news websites, often referred to as bloggers, are also protected.

Contact a Worker’s Compensation Attorney in Las Vegas — File Your Lawsuit Immediately Following an Injury

Getting in touch with a Las Vegas worker’s compensation attorney is a decision you must make immediately after being injured on the job. Many employees often wonder how soon after an injury should they pursue a Las Vegas worker’s comp claim. Because every state law is different, it’s important that the injured party understands when to file and which channels to pursue.

Motorcycle Accidents Accounts for Personal Injury in Las Vegas

Serious personal injury in Las Vegas can occur to the numerous motorcycle riders on our streets. While many motorcycle riders obey traffic rules and maintain a safe distance behind other motorists, accidents do happen.

Alabama Auto Insurance - Is "Full" Coverage "Good" Coverage?

Alabama law requires all motor vehicles operated on public roads to be covered by at least $25,000 in liability insurance. But, while having this coverage is in compliance with the law, is it adequate for the foreseeable circumstances of an Alabama auto accident? The answer is, usually not. It is common in the practice of personal injury and auto accident law for clients and others to mention that they have "full coverage" insurance.

Are Los Angeles Bus Riders Victims of Discrimination?

The Los Angeles, California Metropolitan Authority (MTA) obtains funding from the federal government to provide its services. As such, it is required to comply with antidiscrimination provisions found in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A recent federal audit of the MTA suggests that it is not in compliance with the law, the impact of which has been felt on a personal level among local riders and civil rights groups, explains an attorney in California.

During Insurance Claim: Requests from Your Insurance Company

If you look at your insurance policy, it will probably have a section stating that you have a duty or obligation to cooperate with your insurance company. What that means is explored here. Most, if not all, insurance policies will contain a provision or provisions that require the policyholder (or anyone defined as an "insured") to cooperate with the company. In fact, this language will typically state that it is a "duty" to cooperate.

Guidelines for Personal Injury Settlement

A person injury claim is a lawsuit that alleges wrongdoing resulting in harm to the person, property or reputation of the complainant. These types of injuries come under the branch of law called "torts", which is created to address civil wrongs against a person that is the result of a breach of legal duty. Personal injury settlement procedures and guidelines may vary, based on the nature and type of the personal injury.

Nerve Damage after an Automotive Accident

While some automotive accidents only result in minor injuries, some result in very serious injuries such as nerve damage. Such injuries can result in serious consequences to the victim. Filing a personal injury claim can help traffic accident victims to recover the expenses associated with their injuries including payment for medical expenses and lost wages.

Negligence and Intentional Torts in Personal Injury

While most personal injury cases result from negligent actions, called negligent torts, there are some that are intentional, called intentional torts. Know the difference and it can help you start to understand the personal injury process.

8 Pedestrian Safety Tips - Portland Pedestrian Injury Lawyers

In Portland, people like to walk, bike, etc., but there can be horrible pedestrian accidents. As Portland personal injury attorneys, we want to help prevent serious injuries by educating everyone about safety measures. Here we've outlined some basics for pedestrians.

Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors

A study by the University of Southern California took an in-depth look at 900 motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles and 3,600 motorcycle traffic reports. The study drew different conclusions about the factors that cause motorcycle accidents and provides useful information for avoiding accidents and injuries.

How to Fire Your Attorney

As a personal injury attorney in Georgia, I frequently get calls from car accident injury victims who want to fire their current attorney and hire a new lawyer to take over their case. It is always possible to fire your attorney and hire someone else. However, as every case is unique, it is important to keep some things in mind.

MetLife Study Indicates Elder Financial Abuse is on the Rise

Elder financial abuse is one of the major issues that is a hot topic in elder law circles at the present time. Though it is hard for reasonable people to understand how anyone could target vulnerable senior citizens, it is something that happens with alarming frequency. The MetLife Mature Market Institute does a lot of very valuable work that shines a spotlight on matters of interest to seniors.

Time Limitations for Your Personal Injury Claim

A personal injury claim is the best way to seek compensation from negligent parties if you have been injured in an avoidable accident. Most people don’t realize, however, that there is a time frame in which their claim must be filed or they will lose the right to sue. The statute of limitations defines this time period for different types of personal injury cases, and may differ depending on what state your injury occurred in.

Deadly Drugs and Drug Side-effects: Pharmaceutical Companies Place Profit Before Public Safety

Manufacturers of dangerous drugs and supplements should be held accountable for deaths and serious injuries due to their drugs or the side effects of their product. Drug companies have a duty to the public to make safe products. They must design, test, manufacture, and package a product to the best of their ability for the safety of their customers. Proving drug manufacturer responsibility for a defective product is a passion the the Clore Law Group.

What to Do if You Suspect Elder Abuse

As some point in your life, you are likely to have an elderly loved one who is unable to fully care for himself or herself. As people in the United States live longer, the population of people over the age of 65 continues to increase. Many people now live into their 80s and 90s with a great deal of independence. Even those who are relatively independent, however, eventually need some type of assistance in most cases.

About Misdiagnosis in Medical Malpractice Cases

When a person shows symptoms of a medical condition, such as a terminal illness or injury, they expect a doctor to be capable of providing them with the correct answers. If a doctor fails to correctly diagnose the obvious symptoms or gives an incorrect diagnosis, the patient may be a victim of medical malpractice.

What to Look for in a Lake County Truck Accident Attorney

A truck accident can have devastating consequences for the drivers and passengers of a smaller vehicle. When the reckless behavior of a large truck driver or the negligence of the trucking company causes a catastrophic Lake County truck accident, victims may be entitled to compensation. Entrusting your case to an experienced Lake County truck accident lawyer can help ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

How Could Minnesota Court Decision Impact Victims of Bridge Collapses?

In November 2011, the Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled that the state may seek compensation from a California design firm whose predecessor company's faulty design caused the collapse of a bridge, resulting in several fatalities and even more cases of personal injury, explains an attorney. The ruling is a significant one, as questions of liability in such cases may become more pressing as America's infrastructure ages.

Ongoing Complications With Hip Replacements

Patients who have been implanted with defective hip replacements continue to have a number of complications. These complications often lead to multiple surgeries. Lawsuits are being filed to help patients recover for their injuries. Recently, The New York Times cited a study that observed the outcomes of hip replacement surgeries over a five year period.

Explaining Premises Liability Cases

As one of the most complex and confusing areas of the law, premises liability cases involve a person’s injuries, illness, or death that was sustained while on public, private, or government property. If you were injured in a similar case, do not wait to speak to a legal professional right away.

Alabama Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

As with the other forty-nine states, Alabama law has a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim. That is, a certain period of time within which a lawsuit must be filed to preserve the claim. This article addresses the different kinds of claims and the exceptions to them.

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Helpful Resources from Recent Conferences

Every person who suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually has a medical status different than that of other TBI patients. The newly injured person may have diabetes, dementia or one of many other chronic medical conditions. These special circumstances often require treating physicians to explore some of the newest treatment and research information available in order to fully help all of their patients.

Do I Need an Alabama Car Accident Attorney?

Alabama law requires mandatory liability insurance coverage for all automobile drivers. But, if you suffer a serious personal injury, the mere existence of coverage on the at-fault driver may not be enough. Plus, there is no guarantee the insurance adjuster will fairly handle your claim. This is when you must decide whether a qualified Alabama car accident attorney is needed for your claim.

Las Vegas Personal Injury Law Firms – Finding the One that’s Best for You

How can you discern between the myriad of Las Vegas personal injury law firms? There are many choices, with most firms offering an extensive menu of services. How can you decide which firm may be best suited for your specific case? Before committing to one attorney or firm, consider this list of screening questions you can use to make your decision:

An Injury Attorney in Las Vegas Fights Nursing Home Abuse

Many families feel guilt when they discover that the nursing home they trusted to attend to the needs of a loved has been neglectful or worse, hurtful. Families need an honest, trustworthy source for guidance. An injury attorney in Las Vegas can help you identify the signs of nursing home abuse.

Ex-NFL Players Suing NFL for Neglecting to Disclose Long-Term Effects of Concussions

Going about our daily lives, we seldom think about the inherent risks associated with certain behaviors. The driver of a car accepts the fact that they may be injured in an accident, but is comforted by the knowledge that car manufacturers utilize the latest in crash safety technology to minimize their risk of injury.

Build-A-Bear Fruit Tutu Recall

Build-A-Bear Voluntarily Recalls Toy Accessory - This holiday season we may find ourselves watching old nostalgic movies such as A Christmas Story (1983) which remind us of the erroneous judgment with which people used to parent. In those days children did not ride in car seats, helmets were not required, and recalls were unheard of.

Probable Decrease in Auto Accidents with New Street and Traffic Signs

Careless, drunk and distracted drivers clearly cause a large percentage of America’s accidents. However, poorly marked street and road signs may cause many other collisions. To address this situation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is giving American communities until 2015 to upgrade their local street and traffic signs.

Civil Complaints in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

The Civil Complaint is what typically starts the litigation process in personal injury cases. A Civil Complaint is filed by the injured party to start a lawsuit. It is the legal mechanism to initiate the proceedings in Court and, unless a Court Order is obtained otherwise, the Complaint is a public document. The Complaint requires the "Plaintiff", which is the injured person, to set forth their claims against the "Defendant".

Alabama Personal Injury Claims Against Distracted or Texting Drivers

This article briefly summarizes the current state of the law in Alabama with regard to car accidents caused by texting drivers, as well as proposed changes in the laws regulating smartphone use while driving. In order to recover compensation for personal injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident, Alabama law requires proof that the other driver was negligent.

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