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My Insurance Company Won't Pay: Can I Sue My Insurance Company in Pennsylvania?

So, you have made an insurance claim and your Insurance Company won't pay. Can you sue them? In Pennyslvania, there are three main "causes of action" (grounds for suit) against your own insurance company.

Animal Attacks: A Potential Cure to Symptomatic Rabies

Animal attacks are classified as personal injuries; hence, liability can be apportioned to those who failed to take control of the animals they are supposed to take care of.

What is Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

It’s important to understand uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, after you’ve been involved in traffic accidents in Indianapolis. For legal help, call an Indianapolis lawyer.

When You Suffer a Meniscus Tear During Serious Indianapolis Accidents

Think you might have a meniscus tear? If you or someone you love has been injured in any type of Indianapolis accidents, contact the team at Hensley Legal Group for a free consultation 1-888-552-0595.

Risk Of Death High For Children Left Alone In A Car

Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle deaths for children under the age of 14, with at least 27 documented deaths per year according to a national report.

Suffering a Concussion in a Serious Auto Accident

Concussions from an accident are deceptively serious injuries. Contact an Indianapolis accident attorney to discuss your Indiana auto accident claim.

Injuries Suffered in an SUV Rollover Crash in Indianapolis

An SUV rollover crash in Indianapolis can lead to serious neck, spinal and brain injuries. If you’ve been injured in an SUV rollover, contact an Indianapolis accident lawyer immediately.

The Elderly and Pedestrian Accidents

The number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians are up significantly from previous years, reports Fresno police. Ten pedestrians were killed in Fresno traffic accidents in 2010 compared to four pedestrian accident fatalities in 2009.

Workers Comp & Personal Injury Claims: You May Be Able to File Both

You don’t always have to choose between filing an IL workers comp claim and an Illinois personal injury claim when third party liability comes into play.

Suffering a Tibia Fracture in a Car Crash

After you’ve been involved in a car crash in Indianapolis, you may suffer minor to major injuries in your tibia bone.

Signs Of Childhood Abuse May Not Always Be Apparent

It is not uncommon for children to have scrapes and bruises from learning to walk or playing games. But, many common injuries can also be caused by abuse or neglect. There is no one injury that makes it obvious that abuse is occurring. Instead, it is often the regularity of injuries or location or grouping of injuries that are indicators of abuse.

Backyard Fun: Rented Play Rides Need to Be Set up Properly to Protect Children

A reminder of the dangers posed to children by rented play equipment made headlines in Chicago when eight children were sent to the hospital for various types of injuries they sustained when an inflatable slide tipped over while the children were upon it.

What a Motorcycle Accident Victim Must Know

Motorcycles offer virtually no protection for riders. That makes bikers particularly vulnerable to injury or death in collisions. As a biker, there are certain facts you should know to protect yourself against injury. Obeying traffic laws and adhering to safety measures can greatly reduce injury and death in Massachusetts motorcycle accidents.

Stages of Your Car Accident Claim

There are 7 general stages you should be familiar with when you’re filing your Indianapolis car accident claim.

California Truck Accident Catastrophic Injuries

Commercial trucks, such as a big-rig, semi, dump truck, 18-wheeler, tanker truck, tractor-trailer, or box trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds fully loaded and can produce disastrous results when involved in an accident with a smaller passenger vehicle.

Be Careful What You Tell Your Doctor after an Accident

What is a personal injury incident? A personal injury incident refers to any incident where someone gets injured, physically and/or emotionally.

When an Auto Accident Leads to the Loss of a Limb

Amputation claims and cases come in many different forms since there are many different body parts in which this may occur.

Steer Children Clear of Lawn Mowers

Approximately 253,000 people were treated for lawn mower-related injuries last year and nearly 17,000 of them were children under age 19, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Teenagers behind the Wheel of a Large Automobile

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety has reported that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people. To address teens’ lack of driving experience, the three-tiered Graduated Licensing Program mandates that each new driver practice under a learner’s permit for a minimum of nine months, with at least 50 hours of supervised driving. To attempt to reduce the number of car accidents involving teenagers, many avenues are being investigated.

Facial Injuries as a Result of a Car Accident

While any accident or incident that results in injury is a tragic event, they’re all the more difficult if they’re the result of another’s carelessness or negligence.

Broken Bones after a Serious Car Accident

Car accidents are unsettling at best, and often include injuries that increase the frustration, anxiety, and suffering of those involved. Broken bones are one of the most common injuries associated with a car accident in Indianapolis.

Analyzing the Disadvantages of Filing a Lawsuit over a Settlement

Today’s propensity of various Hollywood films to depict courtroom drama is like a contagious disease in the mental disposition of many Americans. Not only that, but it also gives a certain level of a romanticized view of how courtroom cases are tried, hence a woefully wrong viewpoint of things being imbibed to the typical American citizen, especially in a simple matter of cases such as personal injury, employment, or even social security.

Five Secrets of Michigan Workers Comp Insurance Companies

When injured on the job, many workers may be surprised to learn that insurance companies routinely stop payments or deny many workers comp claims. This article is intended for readers to learn about common tactics used by insurance companies to minimize workers compensation payouts.

Fractured Humerus in a Car Accident

Car accidents that result in injuries are stressful life events that sometimes force us to adapt to new circumstances whether we want to or not.

Protecting Children from TV, Appliance and Furniture Tip-Over Injuries

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still promoting its public awareness campaign about tip-over accidents.

Liability of Internet Service Providers and Website Hosts for Defamation

Whilst the author of a defamatory message published on the internet can be held liable for defamation, so can internet service providers (ISPs) and other intermediaries such as the provider, administrator and manager of a website on the internet.

Injured? Better Have a Valid Driver's License!

Many of us who regular drive motor vehicles or who are passengers in them (does that just about include everyone?), are unaware of a chilling and relatively recent Illinois Supreme Court decision that has the effect of denying insurance coverage to those without valid driver's licenses.

7 Things to Know When You Negotiate a Car Accident Claim

Injured in an Indiana car accident? Here are 7 things to know when negotiating your Indiana car accident claim.

4 Types of Car Insurance You Need to Know about

There are 4 types of car insurance coverage options you should know about in order to protect yourself from unforeseen complications related to paying for your medical expenses and other costs associated with a car accident in Indiana through the assistance of one of Indianapolis’ traffic accident lawyers.

I Was Hurt at Work, Do I Still Have a Personal Injury Claim?

In Pennsylvania, and other states, you can not make a claim against your employer for "pain and suffering", sometimes referred to as "bodily injury" damages. You can still make a claim against a "third party" if they were negligent and caused your injuries.

When You Experience Anxiety after an Accident

When you experience anxiety after an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

What to Do after a Motorcycle Crash

You should know what to do after a motorcycle crash to protect your claim.

Just Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim? The Answer May Surprise You!

Guidelines determine who is able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased person.

Understanding Negligence Laws: Your Injury Claim Depends on It

When filing an Illinois injury claim you should be familiar with how negligence laws can affect your case.

Internal Bleeding after an Auto Accident Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

A serious Illinois auto accident can cause trauma often leading to internal bleeding. This injury is sometimes fatal and can result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Knowing Insurance Dos and Don’ts Could Make or Break an Injury Claim

After suffering Illinois personal injuries you may need to file an Illinois injury claim. Be aware of the dos and don’ts that could impact your case.

On-Air: Dealing with Personal Injury in a Turbulent Plane

Although rare in occurrence, in-flight injuries do occur inside an aircraft. These injuries may be caused by turbulence, negligent flight attendants, carts, falling baggage, or other passengers. Actual injuries may prove to be disconcerting once it occurs due to the rarity of the event. But once it has been established, the right to sue is definitely no longer a question.

What to Know Before You Talk to the Insurance Adjuster

When you call your insurance company to file your Indianapolis car crash claim, be careful.

Florida Dog Bite Law and 10 Dangerous Dog Breeds

Last week, starting on May 15, it was Dog Bite Prevention week. Old news? Not if you’ve ever been the victim of a dog bite attack or other type of animal attack, or you’ve been threatened by an aggressive dog, you know that dog bite prevention is something that should be done year-round.

Facebook Can Destroy Your Personal Injury Claim

Social media can hurt your Indiana personal injury claim.

Traumatic Brain Injury Claims after an Auto Accident

Traumatic brain injury can impact a victim for the rest of their lives.

Kitchen Safety: Avoid Using Recalled Cooking Products

Even though we’re well into the 21st century, manufacturers continue marketing far too many defective kitchen appliances and cookware. Faulty skillets, cookers, deep fryers and other products keep seriously injuring innocent consumers every year.

5 Tips to Preserving Your Personal Injury Claim

When you file an Indiana personal injury claim, there are 5 important tips to consider.

Why Michigan Workers Comp Claims Are Denied for Back, Neck, Shoulder or Knee Injuries

Some of the most difficult workers comp cases involve injuries to the back, neck, shoulder and knee. It is typical for employers and insurance companies to avoid accepting responsibility for these injuries because of the potential for lifetime workers comp benefits or findings of arthritis. An experienced workers comp attorney provides helpful descriptions of each injury and suggestions to help injured workers protect themselves.

Mom's Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Baby's Wheeze

If a pregnant woman is exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), especially during the first trimester, her child may be at higher risk of wheezing early in life, according to a new study.

Is There Insurance Coverage if I Am Bit by a Dog?

In Pennsylvania, dog bites would be covered under the dog owner's homeowner's insurance, as long as there isn't an exclusion.

Texting while Driving

Proponents of a law banning texting argue that legislation will decrease accidents. But opponents contend that it's nearly impossible to enforce any anti-texting law, since for an officer to prove a violation, the driver must consent to a check of the phone log. That or the officer must present a search warrant, which is unlikely in a simple traffic stop.

Defective Products & Swimming Pool Accidents

Product-related water injuries – that is, injuries independent of any individual’s negligence -- constitutes a liability claim. The seller or manufacturer of the equipment becomes liable, and open to lawsuit.

Dealing With Insurance Companies After an Accident

For some Americans, their car -- not their home -- is their castle. So having an accident destroys not just the car’s sheet metal, but the owner’s peace of mind. Not to mention the possibility of injury.

Truck Accident Company Liability Following an Accident

The difference in size between the average passenger car and a truck means the average accident always favors the truck driver, with injuries typically sustained by operator or passengers of the car. If there is a collision, chances are good there will be serious injuries to motorists.

Who Is Entitled to Wrongful Death Benefits

Traditionally, wrongful death lawsuits are exclusively filed by spouses or other members of immediate family. Blood relation or legal marriage has been the criteria for the survivors filing suits on behalf of those killed by negligence or recklessness.

Oil Rig Injuries

Even though much of the oil consumed in the United States comes from the Middle East, Canada and China, much of the extraction takes place through technology created and implemented by American companies. So American workers are exposed to risk of injury at the often-remote regions in which the oil rigs are located.

What Pedestrian and Bicycle Lawyers Need to Know About Insurance Coverage For Their Clients' Injuries

Under California law, a bicyclist's or pedestrian's uninsured and under-insured motorist insurance coverage is a valuable source of potential recovery in a case involving bicycle accident or pedestrian accident injuries caused by a motorist.

Scaffolding Safety Tips for Construction Sites

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does all it can to keep American workers safe on the job. The agency regularly issues new guidelines to encourage employers to maintain safe working conditions.

Construction Site Accidents Await Around Every Corner

Construction of new office buildings, additional hospital wings, homes and other structures take place every day. While few people really give it much thought, many of these construction sites are areas where an accident is just waiting to happen. Not only are many people injured every year in construction site accidents, some also lose their lives.

When Negligent Drivers Cause Your Auto Accident

A negligent driver can cause an Indiana auto accident in 7 ways.

Florida Changes Its Slip-and-Fall Law

The state of Florida has made it significantly more difficult for plaintiffs to prevail in slip-and-fall cases.

Wisconsin Alters Personal Injury Law: a Danger to the Injured?

Aimed at improving the state's business climate, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law a comprehensive tort reform bill.

Understanding Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Uninsured motorist coverage provides protection against uninsured drivers in Indiana.

Making Sense of Comparative Negligence

Comparative negligence can affect your personal injury claim in Indiana.

5 Steps After a Car Accident to Protect Your Personal Injury Claim

Follow 5 basic steps to gather information for your Indiana personal injury claim.

In Kentucky, Can You Make a Worker’s Compensation Claim and Personal Injury Claim after a Vehicle Accident?

Discover how you can maximize your claims when you are injured in a motor vehicle accident while at work. Kentucky allows you to claim both workers' compensation benefits and personal injury damages so long as you do not duplicate them.

How Will My Personal Injury Cases Proceed?

If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you probably have a lot of questions about what happens if you decide to sue the person or company responsible for your suffering. This is a difficult and scary time for you, and an understanding of how your case will proceed will help you feel at ease.

Child Booster Seat Laws Save Lives

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1,300 children under 15 years old were killed and almost 184,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2005. Properly using child safety restraints, including car and booster seats, can help protect children from injuries and death in traffic accidents.

Focus on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is the umbrella term used to describe a situation in which a driver's attention is diverted from the road and the vehicle. Although cell phone use is a primary cause of distracted driving, there are plenty of other ways for it to occur: talking to other passengers in the car, changing radio stations, using a GPS, extracting maps from the glove compartment - the list goes on.

Listening to Patient Reports in Clinical Trials

Patients assume that when their doctors prescribe medications, the physicians know all the potential side effects and are reasonably certain the drugs are safe. However, this is not always true according to an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine by oncologist Dr. Ethan Basch.

Hospital Infections Persist Despite Prevention Efforts

It is often said among hospital workers that the most likely place to pick up an illness is the very place people go when ill: the hospital. For many years, health care policy makers have conducted studies and developed protocols to decrease the number of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). A HAI, or nosocomial infection, is just that: an infection that is acquired at the hospital.

If I'm in an Accident in Pennsylvania in Someone Else's Car, Which Insurance Pays My Bills?

Which insurance company is supposed to pay your bills depends on the type of coverage (i.e., wage loss, medical, bodily injury) and the amounts of coverage on each policy. There is a "priority" as to which insurer must pay first.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Blamed for Covering up Sexual Predators

With recent media attention being placed on the sexual predators being found in religious organizations and groups, it is no surprise that the members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses are not exempt. Over the past decade, serious allegations have been made regarding an elaborate cover-up by the leaders within the group to shield sexual offenders.

Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents

Here are important facts about Motorcycle Accident Prevention. Remember to Share the Road with Cyclists and Motorcycles.

Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe This Summer

Most children and teens are determined to have as much fun as they can during the summer, even if some of them have to hold down jobs.

Abusive Head Trauma Increases in Infants During Recession

Recession-related stress may have triggered an increase in non-accidental head injuries for infants, a new study suggests.

Understanding the Extent of Acquired Brain Injuries

Of all injuries that can be sustained in a preventable accident, one of the most devastating is that of brain damage. If you or a loved one have suffered from something of this nature, receiving compensation is of the utmost importance to help cover the damages.

How to Buy Auto Insurance

The author's perspective on buying auto insurance will help you buy the right kind of auto insurance because he knows what coverages are used when people have an auto accident. The insurance agent just wants your money. Unfortunately, you can not change your insurance coverage after the accident occurs.

The Harmful Effects of Nerve Damage in a Serious Accident

Some injuries in an accident can be devastating and completely change an individual’s quality of life. The potential for this with nerve damage is quite high, since nerves are responsible for carrying messages to the brain.

The Devastating and Costly Long-Term Effects of TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating and result in the need for lifelong care and treatment. When an individual suffers this type of brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, the party at fault may be held legally liable.

Facial Injuries and Scars in a Car Accident

If you have sustained a facial injury in a car accident, it may result in facial scars. This could lead to an Illinois personal injury claim.

Motorcyclists: Watch Out for Potholes

Dangerous potholes and road defects in Michigan present driving hazards to motorists in general, but to bikers a pothole can lead to a serious injury accident.

5 Actions You Need to Take if You’re a Victim of a Hit and Run Accident

What should you do if you're a victim of a hit and run accident? You have rights, and to ensure they are protected here are 5 actions you'll want to take.

Immigration Status

Immigration status of plaintiffs is sometimes an issue in personal injury actions.

Speed-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents: Who Is Liable?

One of the most common and not to mention, dangerous driver behavior is speeding. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it is estimated that one-third of all fatal motor vehicle accidents is related to speeding and that every month, as much as 900 Americans are killed because of it.

Types of Northern California Auto Accidents

Thousands of auto accidents take place on California’s highways and roads every day. The circumstances surrounding an auto collision can vary considerably depending on the types of vehicles involved, where the crash occurred and what type of collision took place. For example, the results of a head-on collision are typically much more severe than the aftermath of a rear-end collision.

Strategies for Dealing with Insurance Company Claim's Adjusters

How insurance companies try to deny or not pay you full value for your claim and what you can do about it.

Issues in Connecticut Dog Bite Cases, Liability and What You May Do

A surprising liability twist in dog attack cases and who may be responsible for the damages.

Dram Shop Liability in Connecticut and Drunk Driving Accidents

Obtaining additional compensation in certain cases when hit by a drunken driver.

How to Protect Yourself from under Insured and Non Insured Drivers When You Are Injured in an Accident

How to get money when you are injured in a motor vehicle accident case when the at fault driver has little or no insurance.

Parental Liability In Alcohol Cases Involving Minors

What problems does a parent face in hosting a party for minors where alcohol is served?

Avoiding Hazardous Springtime Driving Conditions

April showers and melting snow bring hydroplaning situations and accident conditions.

Types of Northern California Truck Accidents

When examining the circumstances surrounding a truck accident, a skilled northern California personal injury attorney will be able to determine how and why the crash occurred. If it is discovered that a defective piece of equipment or an error made by a truck diver caused a truck crash, an injured victim may be able to receive assistance for injury expenses.

When Does a Stair Case Injury Become a Legal Matter?

A stair case injury can be anything from a fall, to a slip or a trip on the stairs or if there is an object obstructing the pathway that led to your fall.

Burlington Basket Company Recalling Bassinets

All of the bassinet models being recalled were manufactured prior to June of 2010. Consumers can readily recognize them by their folding legs “attached to the baskets with white plastic pens.” However, similar bassinets with non-folding legs attached to the baskets with metal pins are not subject to this recall.

Event Data Recorders

Event data recorders are a wealth of information.

Beating of Giants Fan: a Look into Violent Crimes and Premises Liability

By now, everyone in Los Angeles would have heard about the brutal attack on a San Francisco Giants fan in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot after the season opening game. Bryan Stow, 42, of Santa Cruz, a paramedic in Santa Clara County and father of 2, suffered a severe skull fracture that will likely result to brain damage.

4 Excuses Used by Insurance Companies to Pay Less on Insurance Claims

If you understand and recognize these excuses, you can avoid or combat them.

Elderly Plaintiffs

Elderly plaintiffs can be especially challenging in terms of being able to prove their damages.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Amounts - UK

This article has been written to provide victims of crime information about how to make a claim for criminal injury compensation and how the scheme works.

A Bill Before the Oregon Legislature Could Give Whistleblower Protections to Non-nursing Hospital Personnel

A recent bill before Oregon’s state Senate might provide non-nursing hospital personnel workplace protection when they report patient care practices, procedures, or policies that endanger patient safety.

3 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

There are 3 important steps you should take after a car accident in South Carolina.

Occupant Protection Systems and Dangerous Defects to Look Out for

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 5-34 years old and every year, around 40,000 die and 270,000 persons are hospitalized because of motor vehicle accident injuries.

Food Dyes

Food dyes are debated within the FDA.

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