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Being bitten by a dog can leave not only physical scars, but psychological scars as well. An experienced Arizona dog bit attorney knows that once an individual has been bitten or attacked by what they perceive to be a vicious dog, they will likely never feel the same about 'mans' best friend' again.
Have you been injured by a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation for pain and suffering, and to replace income you may have lost as a result of your recovery. In that case, you need to hire an Arizona defective products lawyer to represent you in court, so that you get fair compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering.
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), certain errors by air traffic controllers rose by 81 percent between 2007 and 2010. These errors, which result in planes flying too closely to one another or too closely to an object, have the potential to result in injury or death. For instance, in January of 2010, an error made by an air traffic controller resulted in a plane crash in Hawaii that killed a pilot and passenger.
When you are injured in an accident caused by another party, that party's insurance company will try to settle with you for the damages. Skilled Kansas City personal injury attorneys know that the insurance company will not give you the full settlement that you are entitled to. They, like every other business, want to make money - so they will under compensate injury victims.
In April 2008, plaintiff Joao Gafanhao, 45, was driving northbound on Kennedy Blvd when he entered the intersection at 10th St and the front of his 1994 Ford Mustang stuck the front right panel of a 2004 Mercedes driven by Thomas Tota, who had been driving southbound on Kennedy Blvd and was attempting to turn left onto 10th St.
Detroit personal injury attorneys discuss postoperative bedsore case. In June 2006, plaintiff Dominick Carelli, early 50s, underwent bariatric surgery. The procedure was performed at Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla.
In April 2006, plaintiffs Blake Gladin, 8, and Reise Gladin, 3, were passengers in a vehicle being driven to school on a freeway in Central Brevard County, Florida when the driver lost control of her sedan as she tried to avoid a truck that had entered her lane. Her sedan was then struck by a tractor-trailer driven by Scott Brecht in the course of his employment for Conrad Yelvington Distributors Inc.
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The Workers' Compensation Board maintains a database known as E-Case. This database contains all documents that are a part of your file. The Law Judge has access to E-Case at the time of your hearing.
The Workers' Compensation Board has completed a draft of the newest treatment guidelines which, if the Board has its way, will apply to carpal tunnel syndrome cases.
A hit and run car accident can be a difficult situation because if the striking vehicle is not found or identified, then there is no "at fault" or "liability" insurance company. However, you might be able to recover for damages.
The job of a Dallas personal injury attorney is to make sure that whatever injuries and damages you face in your life should be paid accordingly.
Your injury lawyer in Dallas needs your help to reach a mutual settlement or win the court case. This means that the more diligent you are in documenting and remembering the event, the more likely he can help you get the right compensation that you deserve.
Fatal falls are typically associated with older adults, specifically those aged 65 and older. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults, and, while alcohol increases the risk of such accidents, it also makes this demographic more susceptible to falls. Recent incidents in New York and Colorado illustrate how the risk of suffering serious or fatal personal injury escalates when people drink, explains a lawyer.
Orthopedic surgery doctors manage patients with musculoskeletal system disorders. When malpractice occurs, a person could end up with fractures, tumors, and deformity in the wrists, joints, extremity, and spine.
According to American Medical News, state licensing boards, medical groups, and hospitals are requiring doctors to take continuing medical education (CME) courses to prevent misconduct.
The medical treatment of infectious disease falls into infectiology and in some situations the study of epidemiology (how infections spread).
Alcohol is a major contributor to accidents in the United States, and a factor in approximately 190,000 emergency room visits among persons under the age of 21 in 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Throughout California, a new trend in alcohol enforcement has emerged, in which hosts of social gatherings on private property are being held accountable for underage drinking and resulting car accidents, explains a lawyer in the state.
Over the years, the incidence of fatal and personal injury collisions among passenger vehicle occupants throughout the United States has steadily declined as the car industry has equipped vehicles with more safety features. Only recently have motorcycle manufacturers offered such features to riders. Moreover, it has fought legislation mandating the use of helmets. A recent crash in New York illustrates the dangers of neglecting to wear a helmet.
If you live in Portland, OR you need to know which intersections to avoid - the most dangerous intersections for accidents and injuries. According to a study conducted by the Pamplin Media Group, these are the top 10 most dangerous areas for driving in Portland.
If you've been in an accident, you might need to report it to the Oregon DMV (if you live in Oregon). Read the DMV's guidelines about who needs to report their accidents and who doesn't.
In Pennsylvania, if you have limited tort and were injured in an accident, you must prove that you have a "serious injury" to get pain and suffering damages.
In talking to clients and prospective clients I often hear them remark that anyone involved in an accident is negligent “just for being there”. That is a myth, an urban legend, and something the insurance companies would like you to believe.
A traumatic brain injury is a sudden, non-congenital physical impairment brought by an external force that would result to a disruption of the brain’s normal functioning. Traumatic brain injuries range from a simple nudge to the head through a hard surface to a strong blow to the head that can damage the brain and the skull.
For months now, financial districts and civic centers throughout the United States have been filled with demonstrators protesting economic and social inequalities. While police have targeted the crowds with canisters of tear gas, motorists have struck them with their cars, in some cases intentionally. Recently, in Oakland, California, two protestors suffered personal injury when a car struck them, prompting discussions about motorists’ liability in collisions with protesting pedestrians.
Studies in Oregon and California recently revealed that consumers have unwittingly been exposed to the chemical formaldehyde and its personally injurious health effects, explains a lawyer. Although marketed as “formaldehyde free,” a popular hair-straightening product contained amounts of the chemical in excess of the 2.0 percent considered safe by the Cosmetics Ingredient Review Expert Panel.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2010 that homicidal violence is the fourth leading cause of workplace death in the country. Moreover homicide is the leading cause of death for female employees, the incidence of which rose by 13 percent that year. A series of violent acts against female employees resulting in injuries and fatalities in Orange County and other California areas illustrate the severity of the problem, explains an attorney.
In a time and a society in which it would be difficult to find an individual who does not have continuous access to communications equipment, police departments are relying on the public to assist with investigations. In Los Angeles, the LAPD initiated a service that allows citizens to anonymously text tips about crimes in their neighborhoods. In Orange County, the 151 witness statements and videos concerning the fatal beating of a homeless man led to criminal charges for two officers.
A listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupes has affected people throughout the United States and spread to California. California has long provided broad protections to consumers who have suffered the personally injurious consequences of food borne illness, but the new case raises interesting questions concerning which parties could be held responsible for the outbreak, explains an attorney.
Over the years, bullying has received widespread media coverage. Some studies have shown that youths who behave aggressively are more likely to engage in criminal activity as adults, while others have indicated that bullying can lead to anxiety and depression and even drive some children to suicide. This tragedy and others have resulted in lawsuits, eliciting the question of who is liable when a bullying victim commits suicide.
Over the years, as high levels of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) were discovered in water supplies throughout California and other states and the environmental and personally injurious health risks of the chemical studied, several lawsuits were filed against the oil companies responsible for the contamination. However, multiple legal issues concerning liability arose throughout the course of the litigation, explains an attorney.
Your personal injury attorney in Las Vegas and local consumer groups may have contributed towards getting faulty baby cribs off the market.
In November of 2011, a California appellate court ruled that the use of a taser stun gun could, in cases involving personal injury, qualify as excessive force in violation of the US Constitution. However, other court decisions have varied, suggesting that the law on the use of the taser is still evolving. Given that police departments, counties, and officers have been found liable in lawsuits brought by those who have suffered trauma from the devices, they should use them with caution.
In April of 2011, a nonprofit environmental group filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court alleging that Disneyland is exposing children to unsafe levels of lead at some of its popular Orange County theme park attractions, explains a local attorney. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to force Disney to comply with signage requirements, but lead exposure could also subject Disney to personal injury lawsuits brought by individuals harmed at the park.
In September 2011, a California couple filed a lawsuit against the Trinity County Sheriff's Department for sending them into a dangerous situation. The couple had been contacted by a Sheriff's Corporal and sent to check on a neighbor who made a 911 call indicating she was in danger. They had not been warned of the nature of the distress call and, upon their arrival, were violently attacked. A lawyer explores how the couple will prove the police were liable for the personal injury they suffered.
In California, employees are protected both under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Both the FMLA and CFRA ensure that employees who need to take off work temporarily due to a family emergency or medical need do not lose their jobs or suffer other personally injurious consequences as a result, explains an attorney in the state.
Head injuries are one of the common injuries of persons involved in an accident. The exposed nature of the head makes it a vulnerable target in slip and fall and vehicular accidents. Statistics show that more than half of the recorded traumatic head injuries caused by vehicular accidents happen in people below 75 years old. People 75 years old and above sustain head injuries because of slips and falls.
Bicycle accident victims in Los Angeles should learn that they have the right to assert for their civil rights. Under California personal injury law, accident victims are entitled to receive appropriate amount of compensatory payments from the people who have caused them injuries and pain.
A new study shows that adverse drug reactions in older Americans come from only a few categories of Drugs. One of the categories includes Actos, a diabetes drug linked to bladder cancer.
There are three types of product defects that can result in product liability cases: Design defects, Manufacturing defects, and Marketing defects.
Dealing with PTSD can be very hard, especially because it can be difficult to diagnose and symptoms can be different for everyone. PTSD is very common after a car accident, and if treatment is received, you may be able to get compensation for your treatment in a personal injury claim.
Back and neck injuries are common results of trauma, but proving them in a personal injury case can be challenging.
Just like in any other cities in California, hundreds of personal injury cases are claimed each year in Santa Monica. People think that injury claims can only be resolved through court hearings or litigation; however, there are also other ways one can assert for his or her civil rights.
Drowning accidents take thousands of lives each year in the United States. Tragically, most drowning accidents could have been prevented if reasonable care was taken or other negligence avoided.
Corporate law attorneys are required in a number of aspects of a business and business affairs. Legal orders may sometimes require you to necessarily incorporate a new company to make sure that the correct paperwork is filed with adequate governmental requirements.
Two hip replacement systems manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, have been taken off the market globally due to complications that can cause permanent bone and tissue damage. Earlier this year, DePuy issued a recall involving the company’s ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems after higher than normal failure rates were reported.
In many personal injury cases, an injured person like you may be scared to go to trial. But there are alternative dispute resolutions, and your attorney can help guide you to the best one for your case.
Mesothelioma Affects the Lining of the Abdomen as well as the Lungs - If you receive a diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma, you likely need to learn as much as possible about it. The peritoneum is the lining that surrounds almost all the abdominal organs. This lining provides support as well as protection from external invaders.
If you've been trying and trying to work with the insurance company to get compensation after an accident, and they haven't been working with you, you might need to try something new - a bad faith claim.
According to The Seattle Times, more and more families are making an effort to protect their loved ones living in nursing homes by using the latest technologies in surveillance. Family members have long mistrusted these facilities, mostly due to the fact that abuse and neglect seem to be rampant in nursing homes and elder care facilities today.
Anyone who sustains injuries caused by the negligence of another person/party should consider the advantages of hiring a skilled Kansas City personal injury attorney. While you may believe that you cannot afford a lawyer, most work on a contingency basis today.
A slip and fall accident may seem like “no big deal,” but in some cases this can be farthest from the truth. A slip or fall can lead to serious injuries, costing thousands of dollars in medical expenses.
With the shocking number of reported elder abuse cases in the U.S., families are wondering how many cases are going unreported. People need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse so that they can protect their loved ones.
Seaman are often vulnerable to considerable injury and illness on the job; in some ways, it’s just the nature of the work. There are, however, some accidents and injuries that are more common than others – and many could have been avoided through the proper care and caution.
Aside from dealing with medical treatments, another intimidating and daunting task personal injury victims need to manage is dealing with insurance companies.
Certain contact lenses were recently recalled due to the potential for eye injuries, including painful corneal lacerations. The Law Firm is now investigating lawsuits on behalf of those injured.
Can a product liability firm help you determine if you’ve purchased or are using a defective product? Unfortunately many consumers don’t realize they own a defective product until tragedy strikes. Because several elements must converge in order to create a product, hiring a product liability firm who can break down the different elements can help you determine if the product you bought is defective or not.
Las Vegas personal injury lawyers warn consumers about checking with physicians about the possibility of having an allergic reaction to certain medications. Although many physicians inquire about medical allergies before administering medical attention, sometimes these instructions may fall by the wayside and can have devastating consequences.
How can truck accident lawyers help reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by reckless or negligent truck drivers or companies? If you or a loved one has been injured during a roadway collision with a truck, speak up! Our legal system needs to hear from you to improve legislation and make our roads safer.
If you've been injured in a car accident, you need to seek medical treatment. Delaying treatment, even due to financial hardship, can jeopardize your personal injury claim and lead to lack of future compensation.
If you've been in an Oregon car crash, and don't know what to do, let us help. Here's a simple list of Do's and Don'ts to guide you.
DePuy Orthopedics Inc. recalled their ASR hip implants after learning an independent study discovered the failure rate correlated with the ASR systems were more than double the industry’s standard. While they assured to provide the necessary compensation for patients who had been harmed by their defective products, DePuy has rejected numerous patients who have required a revision surgery.
The new Patients’ Right to Know Act, which became law earlier this year, restored consumers’ right to access this information. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently launched a website which contains profiles of physicians currently licensed in Illinois.
Injury victims, such as those people who get involved in vehicular accidents, are at times confused with the appropriate steps to take. In order to effectively make a decision, it is advisable for car accident victims to learn beforehand the process of litigation involved in personal injury cases.
Defective drugs can have many complications, some of which can be severe to deadly.
Pennsylvania Law permits you to recover damages when you prove that a personal injury has worsened a previous medical condition or illness.
Suffering a personal injury due to another person's or party's reckless behavior is a traumatic experience that lasts long after the accident itself. Medical bills add up while the injured are unable to work. South Carolina law permits personal injury victims to seek financial compensation for personal injuries. The Clore Law Group offer the following 10 tips you can take to help your personal injury law suit.
One type of personal injury lawsuit that is litigated quite frequently is a slip and fall case. In areas like Chicago, where there are long winters, snow and ice often accumulate on walkways and injuries can occur when someone slips and falls on a sidewalk outside of a business.
In Merca v. Rhodes, No. 1-10-2234, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, considered the issue of whether the trial court properly granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant. This case arose from a serious accident which caused the death of 14 year old Cassandra Merca, a pedestrian who had been hit by a car driven by the defendant.
I don’t know a parent out there that has not experienced the panic of not knowing where their child is, even if only for a moment. It isn’t hard for a child to wander off in a supermarket, department store, playground, park, or even from their own backyard.
Everyone has car problems at some point, so read these tips to make sure if you need to pullover that you know how to do so safely.
If you want to win your personal injury case, it's important to start noticing the language your attorney and adjuster use so that you can begin to understand the subtleties of meaning.
If you have been injured by the fault of another you have a personal injury case to resolve with the insurance company. Your doctor has much to do with whether you will get a fair settlement and great medical care to get well. Here are some tips to help you deal with and get the best from your doctor.
Often, commercial truck accidents can prove even more catastrophic than a typical car accident for obvious reasons. Additionally, navigating a personal injury claim after such an accident can be quite complex.
There are many terms that are used when it comes to personal injury legal proceedings, and most often than not, claimants are not aware of all of those terminologies. In order to sufficiently learn the concept behind personal injury claims, accident victims should be well-adept with the phraseology used on court proceedings.
The manufacturer of Actos is seeking approval for a new drug that combines Actos with another diabetes medication. The manufacturer is still facing lawsuits alleging that Actos caused bladder cancer.
One any given day there are more than 6,000,000 workers on construction site across the United States. South Carolina is fortunate to have a boom of large corporations and manufactures locating to the state, like Boeing in North Charleston. These new companies have brought thousands of new construction jobs to the Lowcountry. Recognition of the hazards on the job site can reduce the the thousands of construction accidents and fatalities that occur each year.
Dogs do not always meet the cute, cuddly “man’s best friend” prototype that has been described of them. In fact, many canines are just as easily provoked to attack as are other undomesticated animals.
One of the first questions personal injury victims have in mind is: “How long will it take?” The answer to such question is dependent on the nature of the case.
Last month a local resident of Katy, Texas was found dead – drowned – in the pool of a Houston football player. The incident, which occurred over a month ago on September 4, 2011 has been deemed accidental.
Every day in the United States, the actions and inactions of drivers—whether speeding, making dangerous lane changes, or failing to decelerate for red lights or slowing traffic—result in collisions. In 2009, crashes were among the leading causes of death for Americans between the ages of 5- and 34 years old, according to the CDC. Over the years, advances in wireless communication and other technologies have inspired innovations in transportation aimed at preventing car accidents.
California law imposes a strict liability rule in dog bite cases, which means that an owner is always liable for any personal injury caused by his or her dog, even in situations where a dog has not bitten before, explains a lawyer. While owners may be held liable for their dogs under California's dog bite statute, as well as under negligence rules and the negligence per se doctrine, holding animal control responsible for a dog attack becomes a much more complicated proposition.
More than 200,000 injuries per year occur as a result of playground accidents in children 14 years old and younger according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If your child is injured at a playground or a daycare center, the property owner or managing entity may be liable for the damages.
Personal Injury cases are affected by a bankruptcy filing. Timing, the value of the injury claim and whether a lawsuit is filed are all factors.
If you ride a motorcycle, read this article. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, read this article.
Whenever dog bite accidents happen, the first one always blamed is the dog. Is it really just to point fingers at dogs or people should take the blame?
Fortunately, thousands of people safely utilize public transportation services on a daily basis. However, the unfortunate reality is that accidents can occur. When those accidents result in injuries, an individual may be faced with a personal injury claim.