HG.org Legal Resources

Personal Injury Law Articles

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

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 Prix at about 7:20 am. The bus was proceeding along its daily route of transporting the children to two different schools – Leal Middle School and Collier Elementary.

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 results, from no or minor injuries, to deaths and devastation. In one of New Braunfels more bizarre truck accidents, MySanAntonio.com reports that a cement truck recently crashed into the New Braunfels High School baseball stadium.

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 happened at about 3:30 pm in San Antonio, near Bexar County at Loop 1604 and Marbach Road. Upon impact with the garbage truck, Ms. Moreno’s vehicle blew up in flames. Her husband, age 84, was also in the car. Firefighters promptly arrived at the scene and were to able to free Ms. Moreno and her husband from the burning vehicle.

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 Interstate 10. According to the chain of events began when the driver of a Chevy Impala, Gabriel Trevino, a resident of San Antonio, rear ended a Toyota Avalon driven by Billy Bailey, a resident of Brownfield, Texas. The collision caused Bailey to lose control of his car and he rear-ended a Jeep Liberty driven by Kenna Schievelbein, a resident of Seguin.

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 man who died, David Terry Pieper, 66-years-old from New Braunfels, was driving a Ford Ranger pick-up truck when his vehicle crashed into another pick-up truck, a Ford F-250. The front of Mr. Pieper’s truck was completely mangled. Mr. Pieper was pronounced dead at the scene.

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 “prudence” means to act as an ordinary prudent person would act under the circumstances. But, this standard can be misleading because, at law, prudent people arguably do not make common mistakes, like combing their hair or changing the radio dial while driving, let alone sending texts. So, the prudent standard.

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 be entitled to financial compensation for injury-related expenses. Although it is illegal for medical device manufacturers to market products for “off-label” use (use of a medical device for purposes not approved by the Food and Drug Administration),

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 correct insurance to avoid being fined, or find yourself vulnerable after an accident.

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 personal injury victims can pursue their claim by themselves, it is still much advisable for them to hire an expert Los Angeles injury attorney. There are known benefits claimants can maximize by getting the legal assistance of a Los Angeles attorney.

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 insurance companies are not giving you the respect that you deserve, then you need to hire a professional attorney to represent you and present the facts of your case for a court to see.

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 Bone Graft, may be linked to cancer. Recent research conducted by independent doctors has found higher rates of cancer amongst patients who received the Infuse Bone Graft than patients who did not.

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 impact on the lives of everyone involved. One of the most devastating events that can happen to a mother and family is experiencing a birth injury with a newborn baby.

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 from extremely painful and possibly fatal scalding burns. Here are some helpful hints:

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 FDA had approved the Infuse Bone Graft specifically for patients requiring spinal surgeries for scoliosis, spinal fractures, and other spinal injuries affecting the lower back.

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' Compensation Board Medical Treatment Guidelines provide recommendations for specific circumstances when lumbar fusion is appropriate and those when it is not.

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 difference. Claims are frequently denied because of employer or insurance carrier error; a skilled lawyer can investigate the reasons behind a claim denial and prepare an appeal for your case.

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 options that can help them get the full care they need. There is no telling what types of injuries a worker can sustain when they are on the job. Every work area has dangers that need to be dealt with and no matter where you work there is always the potential for an accident.

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 of a product that should not have been put on the market. This area of the law is referred to as product liability. U.S. law specifically addresses the issue of consumer harm through its implementation of product liability law.

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 swelling, airway compression, difficulty breathing, nerve damage, and other life threatening complications.

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 increase by 4 times compared to those seniors who do not have any infection.

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 Island uninsured and underinsured motorists (“UM”) insurance policy provisions. The Barry court determined that Rhode Island personal injury victims have a right to prejudgment interest beginning at the date of the automobile collision.

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. These can be life threatening and extremely challenging to overcome and deal with. Any type of personal injury can be devastating. Those that deal with one can be limited in a number of ways.

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 living in older houses, especially children. If you notice signs of lead-based paint poisoning in your child, take immediate action. From ancient times, it has been known that contact with lead can pose serious health risks, yet civilization has found countless uses for this toxic substance.

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 overturned the 35 year old safety requirement that was created to protect motorcycle riders from traumatic brain injuries and fatalities in the event of a crash. This decision has sparked national controversy and debates about the costly affects that the repeal will have on the lives of motorists in the state.

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 minute you experience an injury such as an auto accident or a slip and fall accident in a store, call the police or contact the store manager to ensure a report is provided.

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 people would consider getting medical attention to be the most important task at the time. However, getting legal aid is as important as getting medical help.

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 Alzheimer’s disease. While a minor bump on the head may not lead to problems later in life, doctors believe that head trauma that occurs repeatedly or when the victim loses consciousness could increase your risk of developing the disease in the future.

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 Courthouse may be the only place that Trayvon Martin and his family will find justice, just as in the Nicole Brown vs. O.J. Simpson case. The killing of Trayvon Martin is a sign of our times in Florida.

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 their attempt to combat perceived insurance fraud has once again made changes to the Florida No-Fault (PIP) law, F.S. 627.736.

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 of oxygen to the brain of the infant during labor or after delivery. It can also occur from premature delivery, infection, and head trauma. Approximately 70% of children who have cerebral palsy developed it due to an event before birth that interfered with normal brain development.

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 cause unfortunate results. When it comes to careless actions being taken, there is more than one type.

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 patients with atrial fibrillation. Lawsuits are now being initiated, contact our firm for a free case evaluation.

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 spring break, the potential for accidents to both vacationers and Florida residents rises.

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 important steps include:

Personal Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas Urge Motorists to Maintain Vehicles

Personal injury lawyers advise clients to practice safe winter driving habits in order to avoid accidents. Winterize your vehicle by taking the following steps:

Getting Help from a Personal Injury Law Firm after a Motor Vehicle Accident with a DUI Driver

Enlisting help from a personal injury law firm in Decatur may be necessary if the motor vehicle accident involves a DUI and injuries. Talk to an auto accident compensation attorney now. If you’ve been injured in a DUI motor vehicle accident in which the other driver is at fault, there are some things you need to know when filing your injury claim.

"Protect Yourself: 8 Questions Insurance Adjusters Don't Want You to Ask"

This book is for people who have been injured in an automobile crash. If you or someone you love has been injured, please tell them about printing this book. Car wrecks occur as a result of someone’s bad driving choices. This book can help you protect your rights. You did not ask for this to happen to you, and now your busy life has grown even more complicated.

The Causes of Large Truck Accidents

Truck accidents involving an 18 wheeler and a smaller passenger vehicle are well-known as some of the most catastrophic and dangerous accidents that a person can be involved in. By understanding some of the main causes of these large truck accidents, you may be able to identify a dangerous situation and avoid an accident altogether.

Five Things That Can Hurt Your Georgia Workers' Compensation Claim

If you have been injured on the job in Georgia, there are several things you need now to ensure you do not jeopardize your workers' compensation claim. 1) You don't report your injury in time. - If you are hurt while on the job in Georgia, you must report your injury as soon as possible.

New Hampshire Rule of Evidence 504: The Marital Privilege

New Hampshire has long since recognized the privileged nature of communications between husbands and wives. However, with the widespread use of electronic communications, it has become unclear whether such communications remain within the realm of “marital confidences”.

Doctors Claim They Suffer Increased Stress from Worrying about Malpractice Lawsuits

Despite all of the years of education and specialized training, reports show that 225,000 people die in the United States every year from negligence on the part of medical professionals. This number is relatively small compared to the even larger number of people who are injured or permanently disabled because of errors on the part of medical professionals.

Proving Fault in an Amador County Car Accident Claim

Having been unfairly harmed in an Amador County car accident, you may be facing the task of proving the other party’s liability. While the negligent party will sometimes accept responsibility for causing the accident, many times the parties at fault are unwilling to assume liability for the damages incurred by the accident.

When to Contact a Chowchilla Personal Injury Lawyer

Not all personal injury claims require assistance from a skilled Chowchilla personal injury lawyer. Many of the smaller and simpler claims can be settled reasonably without incurring the expenses of retaining an attorney. However, in some cases, the cost of retaining a lawyer may be be worth the impact an experienced attorney can have on increasing the value of your claim. Professional legal representation is especially recommended for victims of serious accidents resulting in the following:

Should I Hire a Zoloft Lawyer?

Should you worry about protecting a large drug manufacturer who may have acted negligently to protect the profitability of their product, while your child suffered as of result of this negligence? We get this question lot: Should I hire a Zoloft lawyer? A lot of our clients don't consider themselves the 'litigious type' and thus can feel apprehensive about filing a lawsuit.

The Rise of Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice

Gastric bypass surgery has long been touted as a dependable solution for individuals who need to lose a substantial amount of weight. This surgery is an invasive surgical procedure that involves the stapling, banding or rerouting of the stomach and small intestines so that food and nutrition bypass the normal physiological route that food takes through the body.

Types of Bakersfield Construction Accidents

One of the toughest and most dangerous professions in the U.S. is construction work. Construction workers are subjected to many dangers on an almost daily basis. These dangers include toxic chemicals, heavy machinery, toxic gases, power tools, open trenches, and other types of hazardous building equipment. Due to the inherent risks of construction work, the federal government heavily regulates the industry.

Road Surfaces

A short article describing how damaged road surfaces and poor road design lead to auto accidents and how you should proceed if you feel your accident was caused by these reasons.

Bad Faith Insurance Claims, Portland OR

If your insurance company has been extremely difficult to work with, has denied your injury claim, or just keeps giving you the run-around, you can do something about it - file a bad faith claim. You've been paying insurance premiums so that they'll take care of you, so make sure that happens.

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 their attempt to combat perceived insurance fraud has once again made changes to the Florida No-Fault (PIP) law, F.S. 627.736.

Older Patients: Make Sure Your Doctor Tests You for Colon Cancer

Like many other forms of cancer, you can definitely survive for many years if you catch and treat colon cancer at an early stage. Although many Americans are aware that they should have a first colonoscopy (the test used to view the interior walls of a person’s colon) near age 50, it’s a precaution that a number of others keep postponing.

Car Accidents that Occur on Roadways

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the country. Any number of car accidents can happen when a driver is negligent on the roads. Millions of drivers are on the roads every day in the United States. The high traffic and the danger involved in operating a vehicle makes it easy for an incident to occur. Thousands of traffic accidents occur each year, with around 250 fatalities taking place in New York.

Wal-Mart and Other Retail Stores Facing Slip and Fall Lawsuits

An accident on June 9, 2010 at a Wal-Mart in Louisiana led a shopper to sue the store for emotional distress after he slipped on a liquid substance while walking down the pet food aisle. The man claimed that he injured his ankle, side, back and arm in the incident, and he sought damages for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical expenses, loss of consortium, interest and court costs.

Pennsylvania Car Accident - Who Pays My Medical Bills?

After a car accident in Pennsylvania, there is a priority of who is responsible to pay your medical bills. Understanding that priority is important to getting those bills paid and preventing you from being left with unpaid bills. When you are in a car accident in Pennsylvania, your medical bills must first be submitted to your own car insurance company.

Will Zoloft Cause Birth Defects?

This question of whether Zoloft causes birth defects likely brought you here for two reasons. #1: You’re currently taking an antidepressant like Zoloft and you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. #2: Your child was born with a birth defect and you want to know if Zoloft was responsible in causing the injury.

Types of Car Accident Compensation

There are millions of car accidents that occur every year in the United States, leaving millions of Americans to suffer the physical injuries and emotional trauma involved with a devastating accident. When an accident is minor and does not result in serious physical injury, many people will simply file the police report, tell their insurance company and choose to pay the money out of their own pocket.

Preventing Occurrences of Elder Abuse

If you have an elderly family member, it is likely that they will have to be placed in a nursing home or in the custody of an elderly caregiver. While many families across the country expect high levels of professionalism, compassion, and cleanliness by these facilities, this is not always the case. Continue reading to learn more about elder abuse and what you can do to prevent it.

Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Military

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a condition that over 320,000 U.S. troops have been diagnosed with over the past 10 years. Though some may confuse TBI with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), TBI is an actual injury instead of extreme trauma. Brain and other injuries can be sustained by anyone due to the carelessness of another person, which may be cause for the victim to seek compensation in a personal injury case. If you are one such victim, learn what you could do today.

Defective Hip Replacement Lawyers

Depuy and other companies have recently come under fire for the manufacture of faulty hip replacements. These devices often fail to meet quality standards advertised by the companies that produce them, and may necessitate a second surgery to repair the damage caused by these defective products.

How to Deal With Elder Abuse

Do you know what to do if you suspect elder abuse? First you must understand what elder abuse is and how to spot it. - Types of Abuse - Elder abuse is the abuse of a retired aged individual in a nursing facility or in his or her own home. There are many types of elder abuse: financial, physical including sexual, verbal, and neglectful.

Elder Abuse Revised

Everyone gets older – that’s just a fact of life. And while we can’t avoid aging, we can take steps to ensure that our loved ones are properly cared for when they become elderly and can no longer take care of themselves. It’s a sad fact that abuse of the elderly in nursing homes and medical facilities is an ongoing concern. Not in every facility of course, but it does happen. And unfortunately, the victims frequently suffer in silence.

The Impressive Port of New Orleans

Many people think the only impressive thing about New Orleans is the jazz and the culture, but one of the underrated gems is the impressive Port of New Orleans. Located in none other than the “Big Easy” itself, the Port of New Orleans continues to be a vital component to not only Louisiana’s economy, but the entire United States economy.

Who’s Responsible for a Truck Accident Caused by Malfunction?

Mechanical malfunctions may seem like something that no one could have foreseen or prevented, but if you were involved in a truck accident caused by malfunction, think again. If you are involved in a truck accident and the accident investigation turns up results that prove it was caused by a truck mechanical malfunction, you may feel like there is nothing else you can do except wait to get help from your insurance agency.

Negotiating for Your Rightful Compensation After a La Quinta Personal Injury Accident

Recovering a reasonable settlement is not an easy process, requiring weeks (possibly months) of negotiation with the insurance companies. If you have been wrongfully injured in a La Quinta personal injury accident, you may decide to file a personal injury claim.

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

After labor and delivery, if your child developed persistent pulmonary hypertension and you believe it was caused by medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation through a birth injury claim. To learn what legal options may be available, contact a Cuyahoga County birth injury lawyer. A lawyer will take the time to examine the details of your case and determine if you have a legitimate claim worth pursuing.

The Significance of Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements in Alabama

Many victims of nursing home abuse are being forced to arbitrate their claims pursuant to their initial agreement with the nursing home. This article provides insight into the situation and discusses the impact of arbitration on Alabama nursing home abuse and neglect litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries

More significant than the average injury, a catastrophic injury can be life changing or even life threatening. The negligence of another can leave victims dealing with the repercussions permanently.

Federal Torts Claim Act – What You Need to Know Now

When an individual is injured due to the negligence of any employee of the United States who is acting in their role as a government employee at the time the negligence occurs, then there can be a viable cause of action on behalf of the injured person. - Written by Joel S. Rosen, Esquire

Litigants Beware — Your Facebook Content May Not Be Private

As the social networking market continues to grow and evolve, consumers are increasingly presented with new platforms through which they can document and share their lives. The expansion of this market, particularly over the past few years, has been nothing short of remarkable. Websites like Facebook and LinkedIn have become nearly mandatory for young adults, much like cell phones in the 1990s. Written by James P. Goslee, Esquire

Degrees of a Burn Injury

Burn injuries can vary in their severity but in any case they can be both painful and debilitating. For more serious cases legal action can be pursued for those that have been left impaired from a burn. A burn injury can be a painful experience to go through. Not all burn injuries are the same and they can vary greatly in the amount of damage they cause. Some of them can be simple and easy to treat at home, while others will require immediate medical care.

Zoloft Statute of Limitations

As a general rule of thumb, if you're concerned about the statute of limitations for your Zoloft related birth injury case, the sooner you contact an expert the better. It's as simple as filling out a free Zoloft case evaluation form to find out if you have a case. Whether you consider yourself a litigious person or not, in the case of Zoloft, the manufacturers may have known about the potential dangers to your child but negligently chose to not disclose this information.

Heart Patients: Improved Healing May Come from Use of Stem Cells from Fat by Elizabeth Smith

At least three promising studies during the past decade indicate that heart patients may one day enjoy improved health after their hearts are treated with stem cells taken from some of their own fat cells. Several of these studies have been run by Dr. James Willerson of the Texas Heart Institute. During recent interviews, Dr. Willerson has said that he believes one of his most successful studies was the one he presented in 2011.

Traffic Accident Attorney Addresses Street Racing Dangers

An experienced traffic accident attorney has seen the hazards and dangers created by street racing. Victims of street racing often don’t realize what is happening until it is too late and they’ve been hit by an irresponsible driver. Alcohol or other illegal substances may also play a part in many drag or street races, typically involving two or more parties wagering bets. Some staggering statistics are below:

Call a Bike Accident Lawyer if You’ve Been Struck by a Motorist

A bike accident lawyer with experience knows how to pursue cases where a bicyclist has been hit by a motorist. While bike rider death statistics are going down in the U.S., more riders are being injured. Take a look at some of these statistics:

Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Lawyers Handle Various Types of Cases

Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyers can help you determine which type of case you may have:

Personal Injury Cases – Each One is Different

Personal injury cases can have a myriad of circumstances and situations associated with them. It takes the long-standing and varied experience of an established law firm to understand the subtle differences from one case to another. It is this discerning quality you need to look for when deciding which law firm in Las Vegas may be ideally suited to handling your personal injury case.

Don’t Suffer in Silence – Call a Slip and Fall Attorney and Protect Your Rights

It is common for individuals to lament a slip and fall accident and yet not do anything about it. If you have been injured due to slipping and falling and the reason was the negligence of another party, don’t keep quiet about it. A slip and fall attorney can make you aware of your rights. Not only do you deserve to be compensated by the negligent party but you also owe it to others around you—you can help make sure that no further injuries occur the same way yours did.

Importance of Seeking Medical Attention after Sustaining a San Francisco Broken Bone Injury

Broken bone injuries are one of the most common types of injuries sustained in the United States. A bone breaks when it cannot withstand the force applied to it. Force, or energy, can be created in a number of events, such as car accidents, sports, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, and construction accidents.

Challenges in San Leandro Trucking Accident Claims

If you have been involved in a San Leandro truck accident, it is strongly encouraged to protect your legal interests by consulting a qualified San Leandro truck accident lawyer immediately after your accident.

Recovering Compensation for Your Victorville Brain Injuries

A brain injury accident can cause a wide range of symptoms, ranging from minor headaches to amnesia and can leave victims facing a difficult financial situation with mental disabilities. When a brain injury is sustained as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior, wrongfully injured victims are strongly urged to contact a local Victorville accident attorney to determine their eligibility to file a personal injury claim.

Statute of Limitations for Jones Act Claims

When injuries occur, people want compensation, or so it usually goes. Everyone is entitled to a claim in the event that they are injured by the negligence of a third party.

Zoloft Usage by Sex

Historically doctors had no idea that any risks were being posed to the unborn child when the mother took Zoloft while pregnant. Conversely, the manufacturer of Zoloft may have known of the increased risks to fetuses but chose not to disclose them. There are several reasons why they may have done this but most likely it was to protect their bottom line, make a quarterly earning call, or hope that the number of affected infants would be nominal.

Colorado Lawyers Explain How Long-Term Effects of Spinal Cord Injury May Give Grounds for Compensation Claims

Colorado lawyers list long-term effects of a spinal cord injury that may give grounds for a claim. Seek personal injury compensation when negligence puts your health in danger. A spinal cord injury can alter your life drastically. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may lose sensation, your ability to walk or your ability to breathe without the assistance of a ventilator.

Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury After an Accident

If you have been in an accident, you need to seek medical attention. If you have a serious brain injury, the signs are not always obvious. Read about the signs of traumatic brain injury to understand if you might be suffering from head trauma that you cannot diagnose yourself.

A New York Defective Products Attorney Can Help Unravel the Law's Complexities and Use Them in Your Favor

You undoubtedly use products in your home every day, and simply assume that they are safe. Maybe the product you bought isn't particularly effective, but at least you know it's safe. Occasionally, though, a product will slip by the United States' very tough product liability laws, and make it onto the market even though it's not safe.

New York Truck Accident Lawyers are Ready to Help under Dire Circumstances

Car accidents can be big or small, but the recent case of a motorcycle rider who met a bad fate in a head-on crash with a pickup truck illustrates just how serious these accidents can be. If you have been the victim of a truck accident, you need help.

Semi Accidents Can Be a Serious Business Indeed, Especially if You're a Victim

Semi accidents are no laughing matter; if you've been involved in an accident with a truck (and you only drive a lowly passenger car, SUV, minivan, etc.), you've probably come out with some pretty major injuries. If this is your situation, you need to focus on healing and on getting your life back in order after your injuries.

Suspect New York Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect? Why You Need a Lawyer

We all want to protect those we love when they depend on us, whether they are our children or older loved ones who can no longer care for themselves. It's normal to have protective instincts when we take care of those we love, but those protective instincts may also cloud our best judgment when we're dealing with a particularly stressful situation.

New York Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers Can Help You During a Tough Time

If you've discovered that your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect, you're not alone. Although most nursing homes are indeed fine places, many are also guilty of abusing and neglecting residents. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, New York nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers can help.

New York Truck Accident Attorneys Help Victims Get Justice and Compensation

Truck-car accidents aren't supposed to happen. Truck drivers are professionally trained drivers who should know how to handle their mammoth, 18-wheeled responsibilities, and most do this very well indeed. However, it just so happens that sometimes, a truck driver will lose control and cause a vehicle-truck accident; if you're the driver in the other vehicle, you're lucky to escape with your life, but you may be facing serious injuries.

Top Myths Associated with Dallas Injury Lawyer

You are probably eligible for some kind of compensation if you've been injured in an accident due to the recklessness of someone else. Certainly, it entirely depends on the circumstances surrounding the situation. To protect your rights in an effective manner, you will need a personal injury lawyer in Dallas that has experience in handling such cases. You need to find an injury lawyer in Dallas to represent your case and defend you.

Car Wrecks Caused by Animals: Alabama’s Farmer Immunity

Pursuant to Alabama law, drivers injured by stray livestock are essentially barred from recovering damages from the animal owner. This article examines the details of the Alabama statute regarding livestock car crash liability.

Learning about Nursing Homes, Part 1: Nursing Home Surveys

For many families, there's a real feeling of helplessness when it comes to selecting a nursing home for a loved one or perhaps learning more about an existing one. Certainly, with many families living vast distances from their loved ones, I can sympathize as to the feelings of despair.

Episode of Sexual Abuse by Nursing Home Employee Shows a Need for Nationalized Database for Healthcare Workers

Like most perspective employees, people seeking a position in a nursing home likely fill out an application, perhaps submit a resume and answer a few questions from the facility administrator or other managerial employee. Pretty simple and matter of fact. In the majority of situations, this tried and true method of seeking employment likely serves its purpose for both employer and employee.

British Poll Says Nurses Are More Reluctant Than Ever to Report Abuse

A recent survey by Britain’s Royal College of Nursing revealed that NHS (National Health Service) nurses are more unlikely than ever to report wrongdoing.

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Bicycle Accidents

Q. I suffered a serious broken bone injury in a bicycle accident caused by a reckless driver. What are my legal options?

Warning: Avoid Using These Recalled TVs and Wall Mounts

Although technological innovations continue to march forward, there will always be certain glitches that require consumers to stay on their guard. Fortunately, most of us are rather pleased with the quality of the televisions and wall mounts we've purchased in recent years. The TV screens’ beautiful colors and lack of distortion are wonderful, along with the excellent audio quality.

Premises Liability: When Spinal Cord Injury Results on Another’s Property

Premises liability cases include slip and fall accidents, assaults, and other injurious incidents that occur on someone else's property.

How to Determine Case Value

One of the most common questions I am asked by personal injury victims in Georgia is, “what is my case worth?” The short answer is, it depends. Many factors go into determining the value of a personal injury claim. However, there are a few main things that you can look at to get an idea of how an insurance company might view your claim.

Common Medications Used By the Elderly must be Properly Monitored to Keep Patients Safe

I highly suggest taking a look at the New York Time's recent "Well" column, Four Drugs Cause Most Hospitalizations in Older Adults, as a real wake up call for medical facilities--- such as nursing homes--- to do a better job monitoring the effectiveness in their patients.

An Injury Occurring During Physical Therapy May Be the Result of the Malpractice of the Physical Therapist

The increasing use of physical therapy amongst the elderly-- and particularly nursing home patients-- has resulted in increases in the number of incidences of patient injury or death.

Contact a Lawyer

Find a Local Lawyer