Personal Injury Law Articles

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Many Patients at Risk for Sleep Apnea, but Few Are Sent for Testing

A new study reveals that 40 to 50 percent of people are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea but fewer are sent for testing because they don’t mention it to their doctors and doctors don’t always screen for it.

Types of Car Accident Damages

In addition to severe physical pain, seriously injured car accident victims often experience severe financial strain. Serious injuries often require expensive long-term medical care and treatment. The cost of treating a serious head injury, spinal cord injury, brain injury, broken bone injury, amputation injury or burn injury can soar into the millions.

The Dangers of the Diabetes Drug Actos

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to cause a significant increase in the risk of developing bladder cancer. It remains on the U.S. market despite being pulled from both France and Germany due to these concerns. Due to these dangerous side effects, this drug must be handled with caution and any concerns should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you or a loved one has developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, call our law firm today to arrange a free case evaluation.

Summer’s Best Friends: A/C Units and Fans

Each year, most Americans must cope with at least a few hot summer months. During those trying times, we can usually remain both comfortable and productive if we surround ourselves with high quality air conditioners and fans.

Recovering from a Spinal Cord Injury after an Accident

There are many instances of an accident in Austin, Texas, that can increase your risk of suffering a serious spinal cord injury.

Comparative Negligence and Your Car Accident Claim

Texas is one of 33 states that follows a comparative negligence law when it comes to filing a car accident claim.

Compensation Available through a Wrongful Death Action

When pursuing a claim for an Illinois wrongful death case, there are many factors to consider. The success of this type of claim relies solely on the fault of the death being designated to an individual’s negligence or carelessness.

Addressing Depression after Severe Car Accident

Depression is a disorder that may arise after a car accident. Keep in mind that this is an emotionally straining condition that may take time to subside, and with treatment and therapy, could be financially troubling for you and your loved ones.

New Draft Guidelines for Endoscopy to Avoid Medical Malpractice

The advancement of commonly used endoscopic procedures for the last 10 years gave way to better therapeutic and diagnostic benefits for patients, but these complex reusable devices also became more difficult to clean and disinfect.

5 Things You Need to Recover Loss of Future Earnings in Pennsylvania

Loss of future earnings, also called "lost earning capacity" is permitted under Pennsylvania Law in personal injury cases. There are generally five things needed.

Issues in Elder Law: Elder Abuse and Neglect

One of the biggest concerns in Elder Law is Elder Abuse. It has always been a concern for those vulnerable adults who are institutionalized in Nursing Homes or state hospitals, especially as the population in this country grows older. Abuse is also an issue in instances where elderly adults are being cared for at home by their grown children.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses

Commonly misdiagnosed illnesses include Lupus, Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis and Celiac's Disease. Many of these conditions carry somewhat similar symptoms.

5 Tips on Managing Your Medical Treatment after a Personal Injury or Car Accident

Managing your medical treatment after you have been injured will help you medically get better and help document your personal injury claim.

Road Rash Isn’t a Minor Motorcycle Accident Injury

A motorcycle accident injury in Indiana can range from minor to severe, and some of the most painful and serious injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are also the most common. Road rash, also called road burn, is a prevalent motorcycle accident injury in Indiana, and it results from crashes in which riders are thrown from their bikes or dragged on the ground.

Severe Burns after a Motorcycle Accident

A burn is one of the most common motorcycle crash injuries in Indiana, but its frequency does not make it any less severe. Due to the minimal protection motorcyclists have from the road or other vehicles, they are highly susceptible to burns or road rash.

3 Misconceptions About Personal Injury Claims

Be aware of these 3 common misconceptions about Indianapolis personal injury claims proceedings.

Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act: To Protect the Blind from Personal Injury

The streets may be quieter because of the advancement of silent vehicle technology of hybrid and electric cars, but it has its downside, especially to blind pedestrians who rely on the sound of a combustion engine for guidance in crossing roads.

The 3 Biggest Challenges to Proving Nursing Home Abuse

When a loved one dies from nursing home abuse you’ll need to concern yourself with proving nursing home abuse in Illinois.

Emergent C-Sections Require Full Participation of the Health Care Team

Emergent c-sections are most often called for when the fetal heart rate (FHR) drops down to 60 beats per minute. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and also the American Academy of Pediatrics have established guidelines that call for the hospital to be able to begin the c-section within 30 minutes of the decision being made to operate.

Shoulder Dystocia Causes Brachial Plexus

Shoulder dystocia Is the probable cause of most serious brachial plexus injuries. Shoulder dystocia is variously defined. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defines it as a delivery that calls for additional obstetric maneuvers following the failure of gentle downward traction on the fetal head to accomplish delivery of the shoulders.

Truck Collision Discovery is Critical and Can be Complex

Truck accident discovery is critical because of the complexity of trucks themselves and the complexity of the relationship between the different companies and drivers that may be involved.What follows is a series of proposed Interrogatories to first the driver and then secondly to the truck owner or company that is responsible for the vehicle itself.

Preventing a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident

Every year, more than one million Americans will experience a slip, trip and fall accident injury, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The second leading cause of accidental injuries, slip and fall accidents can be caused by a number of factors, such as wet spots, loose carpeting, uneven walking surfaces or objects in a pathway.

Why a Child’s Risk of Unintentional Shooting Death May Be Greatest in the Home

Gun ownership is guaranteed by the Second Amendment and is a fundamental right in the United States. However, along with owning a gun comes responsibility, including storing it in a safe place, out of the reach of children. Unfortunately, far too many children in this country have access to guns, resulting in a high incidence of accidental personal injury and death, especially in the home, as one incident that occurred in California illustrates.

Which Factors Make Rollover More Likely?

The likelihood of suffering serious or fatal personal injury during an accident increases if the vehicle rolls over. Although rollover is not particularly common in most crashes involving light passenger vehicles, occurring in only three percent, it accounts for more than a third of occupant deaths, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, (IIHS).

How Have Technological Advances Impacted Tort Lawsuits?

Technological advances have had a tremendous impact on our lives, altering the way we navigate the world—whether online or on the road. The increasing computerization of cars has made investigating defects contributing to accidents more challenging, as illustrated by a class-action lawsuit attorneys are pursuing against Toyota in Orange County.

Why You Need the Services of a Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents are inevitable and will always happen. Motorists are always involved in collisions leaving the parties gravely injured. Accidents do not only happen on the road; they can take place anywhere. The best way to protect yourself in the event of an accident is to know what legal remedies are available for you. There are steps in order to seek compensation when an accident takes place leaving you severe injuries.

What to Do after You Have Been Injured in a San Francisco Pedestrian Accident

Individuals injured through no fault of their own in a San Francisco pedestrian accident must often deal with pressing legal and financial issues. One of the biggest concerns a seriously injured pedestrian and their family may face is how to pay expensive medical bills.

Don’t Blow off Your Hand - 10 Ways to Stay Safe with Fireworks

10 ways to keep both your body parts and your environment safe on this 4th of July holiday. With July 4 fast approaching, MSNBC reports that heavy drought and wildfires burning in parts of Florida have caused many affected counties and cities to ban the use of fireworks.

Broken Bones in a Motorcycle Accident

Broken bones are common injuries from accidents of all varieties, but especially likely from a motorcycle accident in Indiana due to the minimal protection afforded to riders. If someone else’s negligence or recklessness is to blame for your accident, you may be able to seek the compensation you are rightly entitled to for your injuries.

Head Injuries or Concussion after a Motorcycle Accident

An Indiana motorcycle accident can result in a range of serious injuries, few more grave than brain injury. A misunderstanding about the severity of brain injuries such as concussions can be just as damaging long after the debris of the crash has been cleared.

A Look at Truck Driver Negligence that Can Lead to Accidents

Truck driver negligence can lead to a serious accident. A car accident can be a traumatic, life-altering event, and it’s no surprise that the larger the vehicles are that are involved in the accident, the more devastating the damage that can result.

Summer Food Safety Tips

It is a known fact that cases of "food poisoning" or food-borne illnesses rise in the summer months, mostly due to warmer temperatures, a rise in humidity and the fact that people get together for picnics and barbecues, where washing facilities are not readily available.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect - What You Need to Know

With so much negative news in the media about nursing homes, it's hard to know if your loved one is getting the proper care. Is your loved one being abused or neglected? Abuse isn't just physical; it can take on an emotional form as well.

PTSD after a Serious Accident

Emotional trauma is a common occurrence when an individual has been involved in an accident in Chicago, Illinois. This is especially true if the accident was severe and the injuries are serious or even life-threatening. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop.

Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe This Summer

Don’t feel you’re alone if you start feeling overwhelmed by all of your added supervisory duties. Instead, just read up on all of the ways you can help keep your kids safe as they pursue their summer dreams.

Maryland Accident Claim: The Boulevard Rule

What is the Boulevard Rule? Maryland’s Boulevard Rule applies to all “through highways” and major roadways where intersections are controlled by stop and yield signs.

A Look at Negligence Laws in Relation to Car Accidents

One of the most important factors in any legal case involving car accidents in Chicago, IL is negligence. Illinois negligence laws will affect not only who can be held liable, but also may determine the type of compensation that is recoverable.

Your Nursing Home Neglect Claim Settlement and Public Aid and Medicare

An Illinois nursing home neglect claim settlement can be impacted by Medicare or Public Aid payments for medical bills.

Nursing Home Neglect as a Result of Failure to Follow Nursing Home Regulations

Resident care is of utmost importance, and when nursing homes violate the nursing home regulations in Illinois you may need to file an Illinois nursing home neglect claim.

Whiplash Compensation Advice and Help

One of the most common causes of whiplash is road traffic accidents. However, road traffic accidents can happen in a variety of ways; an accident at work, through to slips, trips and falls. This article has been written with whiplash victims in mind to provide them with professional help and advice.

Motorcycle Safety Tips

The Governor’s Highway Safety Administration reports that there were over 4,700 motorcycle accident fatalities in 2009, noting the first time in 12 years that the number of fatalities has declined. In Colorado, the number of deaths decreased as well, down over 10 percent from the 2008 high of 98.

Lowe's Drywall Settlement Under Scrutiny

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received over 3,500 complaints from individuals in 38 states relating to defective drywall. Though a majority of these complaints come from Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, the problem has the potential to affect consumers nationwide.

Judging the Judgments: Collecting Compensation and Problems you may encounter

The first and foremost thing that one must not do when suing is to get blinded by the potential amount of compensation that he may receive when “all is said and done” in the court. In personal injury, employment, and social security matters, it is important to consider not only the figures which one may receive as final indemnification to the damage, but also the ability of the defendant to pay it once you win the case.

E. coli Outbreak

Our Michigan food poisoning lawyers represent those who have been sickened by food poisoning.

Understanding Amputation Injuries – From Causes to Rehabilitation

One of the most severe of injuries is that of an amputation – the loss of a limb. This is a devastating injury to be sustained and is not only painful to endure, but difficult to overcome. In the following article, we will discuss some of the most common causes of amputation injuries, as well as the steps that can be taken for rehabilitation.

Be Careful When Fixing that Morning “Cup of Joe”

Although thousands of cups of coffee are brewed safely every day, many people still suffer injuries when their machines malfunction. To minimize your chances of being hurt, keep all surface parts of your coffee maker clean, avoid using any extension cords when plugging it into the wall socket and stop using it if the cord ever becomes torn or frayed. Finally, be sure to tell your children and teens that they are never allowed to use the family coffeemaker.

Connecticut Rules For The 'Spite Fence'

Neighborly interactions can be less than neighborly at times.

Before You Fight the State of City Hall – Give Them Notice

The time and requirements to take legal action against municipalities may vary considerably depending on the exact case.

Save Yourself the Hassle: Call BEFORE You Dig

Digging even a few inches in the wrong spot may impact your health and wallet.

Underinsured And Dangerous

How not complying with your policy's provision could result in the dismissal of your case...

How Using Social Media Can Harm Your Case

An innocent "tweet" could cost you big money.

Workers Compensation in New York

If you are injured on the job in New York, you may be able to file a Workers Compensation claim and recover for your injuries.

Is the Development of Bed Sores during a Nursing Home Admission an Indication of Nursing Home Neglect?

Caring for nursing home patients is hard work! Caregivers must be dedicated to invest the necessary time and effort to assure the medical, personal and psychological needs of their patients are met.

Study Reveals Reduction in Infection Rate by Giving Patients Private Rooms

A study by McGill University researchers that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that a private room in a hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) can decrease the chances of contracting an infection.

State Fines Nursing Home Where Patients Drowns in Puddle in Front of Facility

Wandering in a potentially deadly problem for nursing home patients with dementia and other medical conditions that make them unable to appreciate the dangers around them.

Does Nursing Home Owners Judgment Need to Be Called into Question?

The fentanyl-overdose death of a central Illinois nursing home administrator really called into question the judgment of the owners of Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare Center for me. Apparently, the owners of the Pekin, IL facility weren't too concerned the fact that their administrator was on probation with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for 'substance abuse' issues at the time of his hire.

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.

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