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Junior Seau's Death - Could a Brain Injury have Lead to his Suicide?

Football great Junior Seau’s May 2, 2012 suicide, a result of a self-inflicted gunshot blast to the chest, asks many questions as family,...

Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim

If you’re filing a wrongful death claim, find out the elements of building a successful case. Consult a Denver wrongful death lawyer for help....

Personal Injury in Greece

Wrongful death actions typically involve deaths that are caused by automobile accidents, drunk driving accidents, boating accidents, drowning...

Road Safety Reminders You Need to Tell Your Teenage Son / Daughter

Road accidents can be very dangerous, especially since they do not pick their victims. Any driver, regardless of his or her age, can become a...

Seeking Compensation after a Redwood City Truck Accident

A collision involving a large commercial truck typically causes much more severe injuries than accidents between two cars. Trucks can weigh up...

Preventing Bicycle Accidents

Though an experienced Kentucky personal injury attorney can recover bike accident compensation for a cyclist when an injury occurs, following...

Proving Negligence in an Oregon Premises Liability Claim

If you've been injured in a premises liability, winning your case will depend a lot on proving that the negligent party was really liable for...

Personal Injury Law: Premises Liability

If you sustained an injury while on the property of another, you should not be responsible for the consequences. Under premises liability law,...

Important Differences in 18 Wheeler Accident Cases and Other Automobile Accident Cases

There are a number of differences in 18-wheeler and run-of-the-mill auto cases. All of these are important considerations for an attorney...

Car vs. Bicycle Accidents in San Diego

When a car hits a bicyclist, the aftermath can be tragic, particularly for the cyclist. Cyclists have no barrier to buffer the impact of a...

Benefits of Hiring an Experienced San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyer

After sustaining severe injuries in a bicycle accident caused by another party, wrongfully injured parties are encouraged to consult a...

Filing a Lawsuit after Suffering Complications from Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft

The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft has been implanted into thousands of patients for spinal fusion surgery. Although the medical device was...

More Steps Needed to Prevent Worker Fatalities in Massachusetts

A total of 58 workers died in accidents on the job in Massachusetts in 2011. That translates into approximately 1.1 worker fatalities every...

Carpal Tunnel and Workers' Compensation - Obtaining Benefits

The author explains the concept of carpal tunnel syndrome in relation to worker´s compensation. Colorado lawsuits, much like in the rest of the...

Video Footage Helps Injured Woman Obtain Maximum Compensation

The author explains the concept of negligence in relation to a slip and fall accident. Colorado personal injury lawsuits, much like in the rest...

Some Actos Claims Need to be Filed by June 2012

In many states, the statute of limitations for pharmaceutical injury lawsuits is one year, and we believe the manufacturer of Actos will argue...

DUI Checkpoint Arrest? A DUI Attorney Seattle WA Can Help

Throughout Seattle, law enforcement agencies routinely set up DUI checkpoints. These checkpoints are intended to catch people who are driving...

Common Carrier Accidents - Buses, Trucks and Taxicabs

Common carriers include buses, trucks, and taxicabs. Common carriers serve upon reasonable demand by all who seek their services; are held to a...

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

People who get in an accident are often not thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney right away. But there are several reasons why it is...

Protecting Your Elderly Family Members -- Signs of Elder Abuse

The vast majority of us will need to entrust an elderly family member’s care to a stranger at some point in time. This may be for anything from...

Does a Juvenile DUI Offender Need a Seattle DUI Lawyer?

Like all states, Seattle has strict rules when it comes to minors and driving while intoxicated or impaired by alcohol. Because the rules are so...

Avoiding Debt Settlement Scams with a Bankruptcy Attorney Seattle

If you are drowning in debt, often the best and only real solution to your problem is to file bankruptcy with the help of a bankruptcy attorney...

Dogs: Friendly Pet or Threat to Children?

Dogs are commonly referred to as man’s best friend, yet each year 4.5 million people are bitten by the animals, according to the Centers for...

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents today. Distracted driving comes in many forms including talking on the cell...

Mistakes People Make Settling Motor Vehicle Accident Cases

There is a lot of work and skill that goes into settling motor vehicle accident cases. Still, some people injured in car accidents choose to...

Wrongful Death and its Effects

Throughout the day there are many occurrences that can go wrong and lead to an injury. Sometimes the extent is so severe it results in a...

Common Tricks Played by Insurance Companies to Claim "Pre-Existing Injuries"

One common trick played by insurance companies is to claim that a personal injury victim’s injuries were “pre-existing” and therefore, their...

Workers' Compensation - Legal Advice

Legal advice so that you know your rights and understand the legal procedures for a workers' compensation case. Workers' Compensation is the...

Your Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer Warns of the Dangers of Tailgating

Broward County, Florida – The Florida legislature, with the full support of Florida governor Rick Scott, recently amended the laws governing...

Securing Compensation for a Serious Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Injury

The Medtronic Infuse bone graft is a medical device used to treat degenerative disc disease of the lower back. Despite the fact that the Food...

Motor Vehicle Recalls: What the Statistics Tell Us

Although human error and inattention play a major role in many accidents, defective vehicles are also frequently to blame. Fortunately, the...

How to Meet Social Security Disability Qualifications

Social Security disability qualifications will depend on your work situation and the severity of your impairment. A Social Security disability...

Depression – The Side Effect of a Drunk Driver Causing Your Accident

Depression may result after a drunk driver accident in Fulton County causes injuries. Depression may result from shock, coping with injuries or...

Alabama Governmental Cap Prevents Car Wreck Victims from Recovering Full Compensation

This article explores the intricacies of Alabama's governmental entity statutory damage cap and analyzes the impact of the cap on individuals...

Truck Accident Injuries

Trucks are heavy, large, and their drivers are often overworked - there are many reasons to be more wary of trucks on the road. But if you've...

Environmental Laws and How They Can Protect You and Your Property

Environment laws protect our natural resources by regulating businesses that have the potential to impact them. Due to the importance of these...

Why Injury Victims Need a Competent Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney

Kansas City personal injury attorneys handle far more than claims involving those injured in a car accident. Whether you or a loved one were...

Why You Should not Rely on a Class Action Settlement for Your Skechers Shape-ups Injuries

As more and more lawsuits are being filed against Skechers for Shape-ups related injuries and damages, a number of law firms are gathering...

Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice Problems in the United States

Medical negligence is defined as the act or omission in treatment of a patient by a medical professional, which deviates from the accepted...

Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Time

  By HG.org
Each state has enacted a statute of limitations for personal injury cases. This statute specifies the time in which a claim must be filed in...

Pradaxa Shows Significant Side Effects

Pradaxa is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that was approved by the FDA in Oct. 2011 to prevent blood clots in patients who experience...

Plavix Side Effects

The Need for Stroke and Heart Attack Medication - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fourth leading...

Medical Malpractice in Personal Injury Cases

Victims of injuries and wrongful deaths resulting from negligent or, sometimes even malicious behavior for doctors and/or other medical...

Wrongful Death Claims

When you lose a loved one, the grief is immeasurable. If you lost a loved one and you believe that someone else was at fault, it can add anger...

Social Security Disability: Check the List of Impairments to See if You Qualify

The Social Security Administration uses the List of Impairments – or Blue Book – to determine whether or not an applicant is disabled. Consult a...

How Much do Oregon Medical Records Cost?

Medical records are one of the most important factors used to determine the worth of a personal injury claim. They show your medical treatments,...

Car Accident Attorney in Las Vegas Protects Victims of Drunk Driving

Innocent motorists and pedestrians should contact a top car accident attorney in Las Vegas if they’ve been a victim of drunk driving. Although...

Lack of Employee Training?

Does improper employee training warrant a call to a Las Vegas workers’ compensation lawyer? In some cases employers try to say that the employee...

Personal Injury Law Firm in Las Vegas Protects Taxi Cab Victim’s Rights

A personal injury law firm in Las Vegas can fight for your rights should you be injured due to a negligent taxi driver’s or cab company’s...

Personal Animus Exception to Worker's Comp In Pennsylvania

The personal animus exception to worker's comp allows an employee to make a personal injury claim against his or her employer. The general rule...

A Safer Way of Healing Some Brain Aneurysms

According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, close to six million Americans have brain aneurysms that may one day rupture and either cause severe...

STCW-95 Deck Exam vs. Engineering Exam: Which Do You Really Need to Take?

Those in the maritime industry may need to obtain an updated STCW license, but depending on their job responsibilities, different courses and...

Victims of a Mississippi Motor Home Accident Still Suffer From Injuries

A tragic Mississippi RV crash left many of the passengers (like our client) injured and a few of the passengers dead. In January of 2012, a...

Cumming, GA Man is the Victim of a Fatal Alpharetta Car Crash

Kalka & Baer's Alpharetta accident lawyers discuss the impact of one recent Alpharetta car crash. A fatal Alpharetta car accident one Wednesday...

Canton Car Accident Victims Often Suffer Whiplash Injuries

One common injury from Canton car crashes is whiplash. Whiplash can be very painful and long-lasting, including various medical treatments. Many...

Maximizing Your Truck Accident Injury Claim

After being a victim of a Pomona truck accident, you may be considering legal action to recover compensation related to your truck accident...

Medtronic Drug Infusion Pump Recalls: Frequently Asked Questions

Medtronic Drug Infusion Pumps have been the cause of hundreds of adverse event reports to the FDA. The medical device manufacturing company...

FDA Class I Recalls for Medtronic Drug Infusion Pumps

Last year, Medtronic issued two Class I recalls of their implantable drug infusion pumps for defects that could result in serious injuries for...

Procedural Traps of an Alabama Wrongful Death Action

Due to the unique nature of Alabama's wrongful death statute, a claim brought under the statute is subject to many unusual procedural traps....

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) celebrates this month an advocacy campaign that focuses on the relevance of traffic...

Trucking Regulations Protect Accident Victims in Injury Claims

Trucking regulations make it clear motor carriers ignoring truck driver laws may be held responsible for injury claims when negligent behavior...

San Antonio Car Accident Victims Shouldn’t Hesitate to Pursue Compensation

Occasionally, a family member or friend who is driving with a loved one or a close friend gets into a collision with another car or truck,...

Two Teens Recovering after Seguin Texas Car Wreck

Hearing that a family member has been in a serious car accident can be a terrifying process. Christy Martinez, mother of 19-year-old Naomi...

National Distracted Drivers Awareness Month and San Antonio Texting Law

The Texas Department of Transportation has dedicated the month of April to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. The...

San Antonio Trucker Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash

Royce Dedrick Brooks, from San Antonio, Texas, was killed instantly when a BMW crashed into the 18-wheeler he was driving. The truck accident...

Elderly Texas Woman Dies in Crash With Garbage Truck

On April 3, 2012, ksat.com reported that an 82-year-old woman, Refugia Moreno, died when her vehicle collided with a garbage truck. The accident...

Three Car Accident in Seguin Injures Two

A multiple vehicle wreck, which occurred on Wednesday March 28, 2012 at about 4:00pm, involved three vehicles on the outskirts of Seguin on...

Seguin Truck Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

On March 27, 2012 a deadly accident occurred on Highway 46 at the intersection of Court Street in Seguin, Texas at approximately 10:15 pm. The...

Seguin Woman Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for 2007 Texas Car Accident

On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Jenny Ann Ybarra was sentenced to two years in prison for the manslaughter of Erica Nicole Smith, after being...

Suburban San Antonio School Bus Crashes with Pontiac Grand Prix

On the morning of April 3, 2012, a Harlandale Independent School Bus that had seven special needs children aboard collided with a Pontiac Grand...

Cement Truck Crashes Into New Braunfels Baseball Stadium

Comal County sees many truck wrecks each year. These 18-wheeler accidents are caused by many different factors, and have a wide range of...

General Principles and Information re: Director and Officer Liability Info. Checklist

I. General Standard - With some exceptions, the general legal standard of care for business actors and agents is “prudence.” In this context...

Choosing a Qualified Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Injury Lawyer

Individuals who have suffered serious complications after being treated with a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft medical device in the neck area may...

Oregon Auto Insurance Laws

In Oregon, there are certain requirements for auto insurance that you need to meet. These minimums vary by state so be careful to get the...

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Truck Accident Claim

Particular personal injury claimants in Los Angeles find it difficult to win their case because they assert for it by themselves. Although...

The Benefits of a Good Accident Lawyer

An accident lawyer will answer all of your questions and help put together the facts that will make up your case. When you feel that the...

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft and Cancer Risks

According to new medical studies, the recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2), the active ingredient in the Medtronic Infuse...

A Birth Injury from Medical Malpractice

A birth injury is one of the most heart-breaking situations a family can experience. A Birth injury can devastate a family and have a permanent...

When is Hot Water Too Hot?

The New York State Consumer Protection Board has issued a directive urging consumers to make sure their children and loved ones are protected...

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft: FDA Approval and Warnings

When the bioengineered bone graft developed by Medtronic was approved for U.S. markets in 2002, it was for procedures in the lumbar spine. The...

New York State Workers' Compensation and Lumbar Fusions

If your doctor has recommended a lumbar fusion, you must secure prior approval from the insurance carrier. The New York State Workers'...

How Can an Attorney Help My Workers’ Comp Claim?

Workers compensation can be a minefield to tread through, but having a competent workers’ comp attorney at your side often makes all the...

Compensation in a Work Related Injury

When an accident in the workplace occurs, employees can be left helpless with a number of restraints placed on them. Fortunately there are...

Product Liability: Protect Your Rights as a Consumer

A specific area of the law has been designated to represent the rights of individuals who were wrongfully harmed in any way through the defects...

Dangers of the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft

The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft has been used off label in a number of procedures and has caused serious complications including cancer, neck...

Hospital-Acquired Infections Increase Mortality Rate for Elderly ICU Patients

Senior citizens, who are admitted into a hospital intensive care unit and suffer from a hospital-acquired infection, have their risk of death...

Understanding Prejudgment Interest in Underinsured Motorist Cases

For RI personal injury lawyers, Metropolitan Property and Casualty v. Barry, 892 A. 2d 915 (RI 2006) is an important case concerning Rhode...

When an Accident Causes Catastrophic Injuries

In the event of an accident, those that are injured can be dealt a harsh blow when they are not just hurt but suffer a catastrophic injury....

What You Need to Know about Lead Based Paint in Your Home

If you live in Oregon, you need to know that lead-based paint was used in many older houses and can still negatively affect the health of those...

Should Motorcycle Riders be Required to Wear Helmets by Law?

The governor of Michigan just signed a law that overturned the state’s long-standing helmet requirement for motorcyclists. Senate Bill 291...

Personal Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas Discuss a ‘Hidden’ Alzheimer’s Cause

Personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas discuss new evidence that a traumatic brain injury may be a contributing risk factor in the development of...

How to Help Your Personal Injury Lawyer With Your Case

If you’ve been in an accident, you can help your personal injury lawyer with your case by taking a few simple steps: • Document your injury. The...

A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Helps You Understand Legal Issues

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may not consider hiring a pedestrian accident attorney immediately. After all, most...

Justice for Travvon Martin in Civil Court

It looks like the criminal justice system is delaying if not totally denying justice to Trayvon Martin and his surviving family. The Civil...

Impact of New PIP (No-Fault) Law on Accident Victims

Miami personal injury and auto accident attorney says that new PIP law may have a significant impact on victims. The Florida Legislature in...

Cerebral Palsy and How Medical Malpractice May be Responsible

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that affect muscle coordination and body movement. Cerebral palsy occurs from a lack...

When Negligence Leads to an Injury

Everybday individuals face an injury that is the direct result of another person’s negligence. This can lead to any number of accidents that...

Pradaxa Internal Bleeding Lawsuit

New cases of serious, uncontrolled bleeding in user of the prescription drug Pradaxa have surfaced. Pradaxa is used for stroke prevention in...

Avoiding Spring Break Accidents in Florida

A Report From Your Wellington Injury Lawyers - As thousands of tourists descend upon Florida’s roadways and beaches seeking warmer weather over...

Auto Accident Personal Injury Do’s and Don’ts

Auto accident personal injury attorneys can help you navigate through the confusing process of what to do after you’ve been in a crash. Some...


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