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


Fosamax: Cure or Cause

One fact is that women are five times more likely to get osteoporosis than men. Physicians know there is no way to stop osteoporosis or to cure...

Signs of Elder Abuse - How to Protect Your Loved Ones

If you are one of the millions of Americans who has an elderly family member in the care of someone outside the family you likely worry about...

Don’t Ignore Letters from the Workers' Compensation Board or Insurance Company

Many people make the mistake of disregarding notices from the Workers' Compensation Board because they are no longer missing time from work....

Palsgraf Causation Issues Revisited In Illinois, But With More Distressing Facts

The Chicago Tribune recently reported on a lawsuit arising from a bizarre set of circumstances, but which raised an interesting legal issue. The...

San Jose Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Seek Fair Compensation for Those Injured on Dangerous Properties

You may not believe it's necessary to speak with a San Jose slip and fall accident lawyer if you've suffered an injury after slipping on a...

San Francisco Defective Products Attorneys Protect the Rights of Those Injured by Faulty Products

San Francisco defective products attorneys know that by law, manufacturers and designers of products are responsible for ensuring those products...

How San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers Work to Protect the Rights of Injury Victims

San Francisco, San Jose and Pleasanton personal injury lawyers work not only to protect the legal rights of those injured due to someone else's...

Can a San Jose Dog Bite Accident Attorney Help You Get Compensation for Your Injuries?

California's temperate climate lends itself to the outdoors, which means like much of the rest of the U.S., many families and individuals have...

Benefits of Having a San Francisco Auto Accident Attorney on Your Side When Injured in a Car Crash

You've been injured in a car accident that wasn't your fault. Do you really need the services of a skilled San Francisco auto accidents...

Elderly Depression - What to Look Out For

For elderly Americans, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated because many people do not recognize the symptoms. Elderly people are...

Experienced Accident Attorneys – Simply, on Your Side!

Be it a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident or any other type of automobile accident, the automobile accident...

Lawyer Will Help to Make Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death leaves a family grief stricken and sometimes financially shattered. Though wrongful death compensation will help the family to...

What to Do If an Accident Results in Brain Injury

Medical expenses involving brain injuries are extremely high. Moreover, an individual can be permanently disabled for such injuries. Thus, it is...

Avoiding Truck Accidents - Defensive Driving Tips

Tractor-trailer accidents account for 9 of every 13 accidents last year, hence, it’s becoming increasingly important to drive safely around...

Illinois Court on Admissibility of Photos at Slip and Fall Trial

One issue that frequently crops up during personal injury trials is the admissibility of photographs of the scene where the accident occurred.

Illinois Court Holds Lawsuit Against City of Chicago Can Move Forward

Is the City of Chicago liable for every accident that occurs when a pedestrian trips and falls on a public sidewalk? Of course not. But under...

Moving

With spring not far away, thousands of residents’ thoughts turn to moving to another apartment or home. According to the Encyclopedia of...

Occupational Safety and Health

Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work by requiring...

Fingerprinting Your Child

While recent political discussions over fingerprinting as identification for public assistance programs have been in the headlines, there is one...

Tracking Medical Device Implants

In an attempt to protect consumers from the dangers of defective medical devices, the U.S. Senate recently proposed draft legislation that would...

Swimming Pool Safety

Poet Robert Frost wrote that “fences make good neighbors” in the early 1900’s but his simple instruction still has applications to living in...

Illinois Court Considers Liability in Mall Slip and Fall

When someone slips and falls in a public place in Illinois such as a mall, in order to prevail in a personal injury lawsuit, the person who fell...

Ex-Football Player Receives $4.4 Million Verdict for Head Injuries

Head injuries sustained by football players are sometimes played down as simple concussions. However, repeated concussions over time can lead to...

Tips For If You Are Injured on the Job

Make sure to notify your employer as soon as possible after your accident- Although the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act allows you forty-five...

Dog Attacks

If you have been attacked by a dog, you should not delay in establishing fault and fighting for the compensation you deserve! A personal injury...

Workplace Injuries in Pennsylvania - Right to Bring a Personal Injury Case?

If you are injured in the course of your employment, you may have a personal injury claim if the injury was caused by a third-party (not your...

Maclaren to Pay for Insolvent Distributor’s Product Liability Lawsuits

As per a news release, the UK based producer of baby related products and strollers, “Maclaren” will cover the product liability claims put...

Property Damage Liability in California

Property damage liability provides coverage for amounts you become legally responsible for paying another person as a result of damage to that...

Risks in the Water

If you or a loved one was injured in a water-related accident, you should seek the help of a personal injury attorney. Also, familiarize...

There Are a Variety of Factors that Can Lead to a Hospital Malpractice or Doctor Malpractice Case

Examples of medical malpractice caused by doctors or hospitals include medication errors, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, ordering the wrong...

Equity in Apportioning Blame: Market Share Liability, Explained

Market share liability is a unique concept in the United States and is only applicable if and only if the product is fungible. It was first...

Potential Defendants in California Dog Bite Accident Cases

  By HG.org
Unlike other states that use a “one bite” rule for dog bites, California imposes a strict liability statute that holds dog owners responsible...

Voir Dire: Picking a Jury May Win or Lose Your Lawsuit

Voir Dire, the First Stage of a Jury Trial, is a Key Aspect of the Case and Can Win or Lose Your Case Before Evidence is Even Presented

What to Do After a Car Accident in Texas

If you have been involved in an automobile accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of vehicle accident, these steps...

Inadequate Security in NYC Buildings is a Big Problem in Summer

As New York negligent security attorneys, we understand how these cases are extremely contentious. We’ve outlined some of the contested issues...

Oregon Hit and Run Laws

In Oregon, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without stopping. As a driver, your duty is to remain at the location, and assist as...

Surgical Site Infections Add to Hospitalization Costs

Patients who develop a surgical site infection are more likely to be re-hospitalized, adding millions of dollars every year to American health...

Successful Hospital Fall Prevention Strategies

A strong reporting initiative that encouraged hospitals to report the number of fall accidents that occurred in their facilities is being...

Are Home Births Dangerous?

There is conflicting evidence about the safety of home births versus the risks. What cannot be denied however is that there is an increasing...

How to Avail Accident Compensation?

Be it a car accident, a motorcycle accident or any other automobile accident, it always results in damages and loss. However, we are lucky to...

Insurance Coverage

Commercial vehicles have the potential to do extraordinary damage. Without the proper insurance coverage, the victims may suffer. Did you know...

Personal Injury Lawyer - Fighting Insurance Companies for Proper Compensation

The goal of any personal injury lawyer is to ensure that his or her client receives the best possible financial settlement. The reason why many...

3 California Traffic Laws Prohibiting Cell Phone Use while Driving

Every year, thousands of Americans get killed due to distracted driving-related accidents. In fact, in 2010 alone, more than 3,000 people were...

Employers Must Prevent Eye Injuries on a Construction Site

Every year, more than 10,000 construction workers suffer eye injuries, that are serious enough for them to miss work. In fact, this industry has...

Prevent Motorcycle Crashes This Summer -- And All Year

This summer, the NHTSA wants to prevent motorcycle accidents by reminding motorists to keep an eye out for motorcycles on the roads and to...

Surveillance Videos in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

When a Plaintiff brings a case for personal injuries, he or she puts those injuries at issue. Defendants and their insurance companies seek to...

Infuse Bone Graft Dangers

The Infuse Bone Graft by Medtronic has been used off-label and been associated with major side effects. Can you imagine how it would feel to...

Canada Warns its Citizens of Actos Bladder Cancer Risks

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway and Canada recently warned it's citizens of this risk. As...

New Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Link

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway as a new study confirms the actos bladder cancer link....

Z-Pak Linked to Sudden Heart Attacks

The antibiotic Zithromax (Z-Pak) has been linked to sudden Heart Attacks. The law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is investigating cases of...

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys Discuss Sexual Assault Charges against Taxi Driver

Recent sexual abuse and assault charges against 55-year-old Pesure Alshahapy of Tucker, Georgia, could cost the man his livelihood and land him...

Distracted Driving Can Cause Fatal Car Accidents in Florida

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people died in 2010 from distracted driving-related car...

Doctrine of Attractive Nuisance: Alabama’s Child Safety Exemption to General Premises Liability Law

This article discusses the doctrine of attractive nuisance, a significant exception to the general principles of Alabama premises liability law....

Dangers of Fourth of July Fireworks

The potential dangers of Fourth of July fireworks are well known, yet every year, there are hundreds of injuries. A study by the U.S. Product...

One Summer Worry - Boating Accidents

Operating a boat on the water is comparable with operating a motor vehicle on land: accidents happen. Just as a driver of a motor vehicle can...

Medical Malpractice Areas Responsible for Causing Birth Injuries Part 2

Part 2 of a two part blog about birth injuries from medical malpractice. Part 1 was posted June 25th. This is part two of a two part article...

Car Accidents - 3. Causation

Just because an insurance company agrees that its insured is responsible for causing an accident does not automatically mean that it will agree...

How the Drinking Culture is Increasing the Potential for Personal Injury - United Kingdom

From nightclub brawls, to drink driving, to alcohol related accidents, anyone has experienced British nightlife and pubs will have some...

Declining Patient Rights and Medical Malpractice Reform

The real outcome of tort reform is the limiting of sick and injured people’s rights and the stunning profits of insurance companies. The...

Venue Rules in Truck and Car Accident Cases

After a truck accident in Pennsylvania, an accident victim will want to recover for personal injuries and property damages. If the accident...

Legal Aspects of Wrongful Death Simplified

Wrongful death is the most depressing type of personal injury, as there is nothing more afflicting than losing your loved one due to the...

What to Do if You Suffer a Slip and Fall

Claim for the losses if you slip and fall due to neglect of some other entity. It is difficult to establish a personal injury case without...

Appoint a Lawyer to Recover Wrongful Death Compensation

Death of a loved one left a family grief stricken, but they have to file a lawsuit if such death occurs due to neglect of some others. A...

How to File an Oregon Funeral Home Abuse Case

Losing a loved one is hard enough without having to fight the Oregon funeral home, crematorium, or cemetery. But many people every year are...

Can You Make a No Win No Fee Accident Claim?

Who says that filing a legal claim for getting compensation is possible only for those who have got some sort of financial back-up? The law and...

Notice on Individual Income Tax on the Work Related Injury Insurance - China

The State Administration of Taxation has issued the Notice regarding the Policy of the Individual Income Tax on the Work-related Injury...

Medical Malpractice Areas Responsible for Causing Birth Defects Part 1

If your child has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have many questions. View this two part article about the...

Fees of a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

When it comes to hiring a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, one finds abundant options to choose from. Apart from the experience,...

Truck Accident Claim: Using a Driver Qualification File as Evidence

If you were in a truck accident, consider filing a claim. Contact an Atlanta truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today to...

The Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program

Criminal Charges against Veterans who complete the Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program are dismissed. The program itself is therapeutic,...

Personal Injury Lawyer: 4 Important Things to Know about Personal Injury Action

Are you considering taking Georgia personal injury action? Contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today and...

Choosing the Right Personal Injury Law Firm

People who experience a serious personal injury can find themselves needing legal representation for several reasons. If the accident has caused...

Should You Consult with a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer if Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?

Unfortunately, many people have the misconception that Kansas City personal injury lawyers only represent those injured in car accidents. The...

An Arizona Dog Bite Attorney Protects the Rights of Injured Victims

A dog bite or attack can be extremely serious, often leaving the victim with permanent scarring or disfigurement. Should you consult with an...

How Arizona Amputation Injury Lawyers Help Those Who Suffer Life Changing Injuries Due to Negligence

Were you injured in an accident caused by another person/party, and that resulted in the loss of a limb? It is critical that you seek the legal...

Co-Employee Liability for Alabama Workplace Injury Claims

Under Alabama workers' compensation law, injured employees are generally not allowed to pursue claims against co-employees. This article...

Assumption of the Risk Doctrine in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

Assumption of the Risk is a rule that is used by Defendants in civil lawsuits. Assumption of the Risk is a potential defense, or way to defend a...

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you are injured in a fall or in an auto accident, you are going to need professional representation that will make sure that your voice is...

Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation from Medical Malpractice

Children with developmental disabilities reach developmental milestones such as crawling, walking, talking, social behaviors, and learning,...

Summertime, Kids and Injuries

As parents we look forward to all types of summer time fun with our kids. In addition to fun there is also an element of risk and potential...

Tips to Qualify for Social Security Disability

Social Security disability insurance is specifically designed to help people who suffer from certain severe conditions. There are two major...

Three Types of Claims for Falls on Ice at a Business Property in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

If you fall on ice while a customer or patron of a business, there are 3 main types of claims. They are sometimes misunderstood. In...

Skateboarding Accidents – What to Do in the Aftermath

  By HG.org
Skateboarding has been around for decades and so have the dangers associated with it. Commonly, skateboarding accident victims are children and...

Basics of Oregon Bus Accident Lawsuits

If you've been injured by a bus, you may need help to file a claim and get compensation. Buses are usually public transportation, which can make...

Driver Negligence and Distraction: A Nationwide Concern

Distracted driving and driver negligence is the main culprit behind auto accidents. If drivers were to execute more caution, thousands of lives...

Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims

When you become injured at work, you may assume that you are entitled to worker’ compensation benefits, but what happens when your claim gets...

The Dangers of Swimming Pools

A brief explanation of swimming pools, their dangers, and how parents can ensure their children’s safety in and near the water. Every year, 283...

Brain Cooling for Newborns with HIE to Help Prevent Permanent Brain Damage

Brain cooling is a procedure which is helping infants suffering from HIE to reduce brain damage, including reducing the chances for cerebral...

Accidents: The Leading Cause of Death and Injury in Children

The leading cause of death in young children is accidents. Accidents are preventable and when a negligent adult or other entity is responsible,...

Veterans Contracting Hepatitis B from Unclean Colonoscopy Equipment

Medical malpractice refers to any doctor or practitioner that fails to meet the government standard of health care which then results in a...

Birth Injuries – Cerebral Palsy / Erb’s Palsy/ Brachial Plexus

In the case of Erb’s palsy, the network of nerves running from the base of the neck through the shoulder can be stretched or broken during...

Construction Accidents – Cranes and Scaffolding

In order to sue a contractor or employer in a scaffolding or crane construction accident, you must prove which section of the Labor Code was...

A 72 Hour Fall Watch Should be in Place After a Nursing Home Fall

After a nursing home fall occurs, the patient should be put on a 72 hour fall watch where there will be a series of thorough assessments to make...

SCV and SFV Motorcycle Accident Attorney Mason Rashtian Discusses Motorcycle Accidents

A report prepared by Governors Highway Safety Association reveals that in 2009, motorcyclist traffic fatalities in the United States dropped by...

2 Most Dangerous Freeways in California

Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere in Los Angeles but there are particular roads that are considered “accident-magnet” because of the...

Is it Possible to Sue the Negligent Driver for Pain and Suffering in Michigan?

If you live in Michigan, you probably know the premise behind no-fault auto insurance law, but you may not know that your ability to bring a...

How to Write a Demand Letter to an Insurance Company after an Injury

If you've been injured, you can send a demand letter to the at-fault driver's insurance company to begin the negotiation process for...

Lawyer Explains the Differences between Motorcycle and Auto Crashes

Michigan no-fault insurance is designed to make sure anyone involved in auto accidents in Michigan has their medical needs paid for and any...

Wrongful Death Claim from Medical Malpractice

When a family loses a member of their family because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or hospital, they have a right to be compensated....

Concealing the Risks of Dangerous Drugs

As more drug developers continue to conceal the potential risks of new drugs or medical devices, the frequency in which personal injury lawsuits...


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