Personal Injury Law Articles

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discussing legal aspects related to Personal Injury.

NHTSA Reports Rise in Traffic Accident Fatalities

A new report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is stating that fatalities due to traffic accidents have been increasing during the first part of 2012. This increase is possibly the largest increase in traffic fatalities on record since reports were first kept track of in 1975. Federal transportation agencies must begin asking themselves whether the past few years of declines in traffic fatalities are a thing of the past.

Kayaking and Canoeing Sea Safety Tips: What to Know Before you Hit the Water

Practicing some standard sea safety tips when canoeing or kayaking can prevent the need to contact a maritime attorney in New Orleans. Even though boaters on larger, power-operated crafts have a duty to exercise reasonable care around you on the water, it’s everyone’s job to act safely and avoid reckless behavior.

Workers' Compensation Overview

Confused about work injuries? A Workers' Comp attorney may be able to help if your claim was denied. If you have concerns about the way your Workers' Compensation claim is being handled, seek legal counsel. - What is Workers' Compensation? When an employee is injured at work, whether or not the worker was at fault, benefits may be available.

Anesthesia Errors and Injuries from Medical Negligence

Anesthesia mistakes happen with major operations as well as with common elective procedures. An anesthesia error can cause severe permanent brain damage or death to a patient. Anesthesia errors happen every day in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and surgical centers. Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists play a vital role in surgeries.

Foreigners, Personal Injury Law and Compensation in Jamaica - Understanding Your Case

Compensation for personal injury in Jamaica is based on awards being made for special and general damages. In the case of general damages, the amount of compensation is based on local precedents, which are lower than those in high cost countries. Thus, a foreigner who lives in a high cost jurisdiction will get less monetary damages. Special damages are awarded as proved. In sum, foreigners from high cost jurisdictions are at a disadvantage in the amount general damages that they may receive.

Have You Lost a Loved One After a Fatal Accident in an Industrial Accident or Traffic Collision - Bahamas

The media often covers the tragic death of someone at an industrial workplace, in a traffic collision or at sea. In June this year, a US cruise passenger drowned in the Bahamas during a cruise visit whilst snorkeling; and a Carnival passenger was killed last year on a jet ski rented in Nassau.

Specific Missouri Laws That Apply to Cyclists and Bicycle Accidents

While the general motor vehicle laws apply in car accidents, there are additional Missouri statutes that may apply if the accident involves a cyclist or bicycle. The following is a list of the Missouri state statutes relevant to cyclists. 300.347. Riding bicycle on sidewalks, limitations – motorized bicycles prohibited.

Test Your Knowledge of Missouri Bicycle Laws

As a Missouri expert in bicycle law, here are the top five misconceptions about the law as it relates to cyclists. How many did you get right?

Top Ten Things to Do If you are In a Bicycle Accident

Here is a checklist to follow if you are hit while riding your bicycle and are still able to function: 1. Get out of the road to avoid being hit a second time; however, if possible, take pictures (or have someone else take pictures) before the bike or car are moved.

Supreme Court of Missouri Nominees Announced

We will have a new Supreme Court Justice in the State of Missouri come this December. The Honorable Richard B. Teitelman, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri and chairman of the Appellate Judicial Commission, announced that the commission selected its panel of nominees to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Missouri.

If You Are a Bicyclist Hit by a Car What Are Your Rights?

What rights do I have if I am injured in a bicycle accident? This question, or some form of it, is probably the most commonly-asked question that bicycle accident attorneys hear. Those who have suffered damage or injury on a bike want to know if they can collect damages to pay for their medical bills and possibly lost wages, as well as give them some type of compensation for their pain and suffering.

Contaminated Steroid Puts Thousands at Risk for Fungal Meningitis Death

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimate that as many as 13,000 people may have been injected with the defective drug, leaving open the possibility that the number of people infected with fungal meningitis will increase well beyond the currently known cases.

Your Most Important Ally When You've Been Injured

You may believe that you really don't need a personal injury attorney if you have been injured, and that's easy to understand. You simply want to settle with the insurance company and put it all behind you. However, most who are injured do not realize the serious implications of settling for less than they deserve from the insurance company, until it is too late.

Securing Full Compensation for Injury Victims Due to Negligence in Dallas, TX

If you have been injured due to another party's negligence or misconduct in Dallas, it's important that you secure the support and guidance of a dedicated personal injury attorney. Most people make the mistake of assuming the responsible party's insurance company will handle things fairly, but this is not usually the case.

What are the Side Effects From the Drug Victoza?

Victoza is a prescription medication that helps lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes, otherwise known as adult onset diabetes. The drug is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, and it was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in January of 2010. It functions by helping the body make more insulin and control glucose levels.

Information After a Brain Injury

Receiving a brain injury diagnosis after a car accident, birth injury or other traumatic event is devastating. Both the injured person and his or her family have many questions and the future seems very uncertain. Fortunately, many informational resources are available for people with brain injuries that can make life easier.

Few Traffic Accidents are Investigated in New York City

New York Police Department seldom investigates motor vehicle accidents. The New York City Police Department has become the object of criticism for its failure to investigate traffic accidents. Injured victims are unlikely to obtain answers from law enforcement, whether the accident involved motor vehicles, pedestrians or bicycles. The state of New York recently reported that city police investigated just 2 percent of all nonfatal traffic accidents.

NYC Traffic Deaths Spike For Motorists, Cyclists And Pedestrians

A recent Mayor's Management Report revealed a 23 percent increase in New York City traffic fatalities. The September 2012 Mayor's Management Report revealed a 23 percent increase in New York City traffic fatalities. That number - which includes deaths involving automobiles, bicycles and walkers - is particularly discouraging because it halts a trend of improved safety beginning in 2007.

Pedestrian Safety and Concerns

Failure to yield to pedestrians most often results in terrible injuries. In California, specifically Los Angeles, pedestrians are said to be in 3x more danger than the national average. If you are someone who walks the streets of Los Angeles, consider the following:

Car Accident Law - What to do if You Are in a Car Accident

Unfortunately, at some point in our lives, we will probably be involved in a car accident. Even if you do not get injured in the accident there are certain things you should do and not do. Consult with a Car Accident Lawyer if you are unsure of how to proceed.

Common Injuries in the Workplace That May Result in a Workers' Comp Claim

Possible Types of Injuries Suffered at Work - One possible type of injury is that involving the back and/or neck. This can be the result of slipping, tripping or falling. Back and neck injuries may also be a result of lifting and carrying heavy objects, or other causes.

Defenses Insurance Companies will Use in Bicycle Accident Cases

If you were injured in a bicycle accident you may think you have a clear case of driver negligence and don’t need to worry about hiring an attorney. Think again. Insurance companies can refuse to pay your claim based on the following defense, and unless you have an attorney to argue them you may be out of luck:

Equipping Your Son with the Proper Football Gear

Advice for parents on keeping your son safe during football season. When your kid heads out on the football field, you want to know that you have done everything in your power to keep him safe. One of the areas that parents have a lot of control is in the gear their boys wear on the field. Make sure that your son has everything necessary to protect him from injury.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Complications from Medical Malpractice

People considering a gastric bypass procedure need to understand that gastric bypass surgery is major abdominal surgery and with all surgeries comes risk of serious injury or even death. Gastric bypass surgery modifies a patient’s digestive system reducing the amount of food a patient can eat.

Truck Companies’ Right to Destroy Records

Although the statute of limitations in West Virginia allows you two years to file a claim, call a lawyer right away because trucking records – a potential main source of accident evidence – may be destroyed by the trucking company after a certain period of time. Waiting too long may result in the loss of evidence, which could impact your claim.

Possible Injuries Suffered in a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accident Injuries - When a pedestrian is struck, he or she may suffer various injuries, which can be serious. Even when a vehicle is simply pulling out of a driveway or parking lot, the impact of hitting a walker can be significant. Of course, the potential to sustain severe, disabling or life-threatening injuries is increased if the vehicle is traveling at a higher rate of speed.

Seeking Justice for Skechers Shape-Ups Arm and Wrist Injuries

Most of the injuries reportedly caused by the Skechers Shape-Ups involve the legs and other weight-bearing parts of the body. However, there have also been dozens of reports claiming arm and wrist injuries sustained after falling in an accident caused by the Skechers Shape-Ups.

Hospital Liability for Wrongful Death

Common Types of Hospital Negligence: One common type of hospital negligence is when a patient becomes the victim of a surgical mistake. Mistakes can be the result of miscommunication, fatigue, inattention, or even rushing through a surgical procedure.

Road and Equipment Defects

Bicycle and motorcycle accidents can be caused by factors beyond your control. If your bicycle or motorcycle accident-related injury was caused by a road or equipment defect, a Rhode Island motorcycle lawyer or Rhode Island bike lawyer will take different measures to help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Will Positive Train Control Save Lives?

After the horrific train accident of 2008 in Chatsworth, CA, Congress passed an act that would require all passenger trains to be outfitted with the Positive Train Control system (PTC) by 2015. The city of Los Angeles on the other hand has taken further initiative to make that requirement come true much earlier.

Avoid Bodily Injuries by Staying Current on Auto Recalls

There’s been quite a few auto recalls recently in the news. From defective GM fuel pumps to potentially fire-hazardous power steering cords – you name it. Just recently Honda recalled 600,000 vehicles for a faulty power steering hose that has the potential of causing a fire with its leaking steering hose. To add to the list, Honda is recalling 820,000 Civic sedans to expand an earlier recall this year for a faulty headlight wiring system.

Florida Businesses Must Have Notice to be Held Liable for Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and falls are one of the most common types of personal injury claims that businesses face; when a customer slips and falls due to slick floor, spill, or other condition that results in injury, he may initiate legal action against the company.

Kernicterus and Severe Jaundice in Newborns from Medical Malpractice

Kernicterus is a neurological condition that happens to a newborn with severe jaundice. It involves a high level of bilirubin, a substance created from the breakdown by the liver of old red blood cells that leaves the blood and builds up in the brain tissues. When the bilirubin enters the brain tissues, it causes permanent brain damage to the infant.

Los Angeles County Traffic Accident Statistics

Every time a driver gets behind the wheel they are at risk for experiencing an accident. A car accident can affect people’s lives in several different ways. First of all, traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths and injuries throughout the United States.

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases - Damages

In a Personal Injury claim in Pennsylvania, there are categories of damages under the law. If you have suffered injuries in a personal injury case, there are certain damages that you are permitted to seek. First, the law provides for compensation for past pain and suffering. That is, from the time of the incident up to present. Evidence of that pain and suffering includes medical treatment, photographs, witness testimony.

High Risk Pregnancy Causing a Birth Defect or Birth Injury

High risk pregnancies include premature delivery, multiple births, pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), preeclampsia, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), older women who are pregnant, a large infant, and other factors. Even though a woman may be in a high risk category, this does not excuse a doctor or medical professional for negligence.

What Questions Should You Ask Your Prospective Personal Injury Lawyer

There are different ways of going about choosing a lawyer. If you are not sure if the lawyer meets your requirements, ask them all the queries that you may have. Accidents occur all the time and all around us. Millions of people are injured in such accidents every year. A lot of these accidents are personal injury accidents and many of the people that are involved in such accidents are called the victims of personal injury.

Get to Know More about Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death refers to death that was caused by negligent or deliberate behavior of another individual. if you have lost a loved one in an untimely death because of someone else’s fault, get in touch with a lawyer for filing a compensation claim. When someone dies because of the negligent, faulty or wrongful actions of someone else, it would be considered as a wrongful death case.

Oregon Hit and Run Accidents, and Getting Compensation

In Oregon, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident - and it's not just illegal to leave an injured person. It is also immoral because your time and assistance after a car accident could help save someone's life if they are hurt. Read more about how ORS 811.705 defines the duties of the driver, and what to do if you have been the victim of a hit and run.

Birth Control And Blood Clots: The Dangers of Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella

By July 2012, Bayer Pharmaceuticals had spent over $400 million to settle claims that its ‘wonder drug’ Yasmin-line of birth control is actually a very dangerous drug. In 2011, Yasmin was the 4th most-prescribed oral contraceptive in the United States and brought in $1.1 billion in sales for Bayer.

Dangerous Roadside Conditions in Ft. Lauderdale

Drivers Killed After Leaving their Disabled Cars - In the past year and a half, there have been at least 11 incidents of drivers or Good Samaritans hit and killed on South Florida roadways. Victims include 2 people who stopped to help a driver and all three were hit by a car and killed. Another incident involved 4 people who were outside their car after an accident on the interstate and were struck and killed by a drunk driver who fled the scene.

How the Tort Law Protects Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Victims

Every Los Angeles motorcyclist should know how the tort law gives them protection from unnecessary expenses in case they get involved in an accident. Under the said law, motorcycle accident victims may be entitled to damages in case they get involved in an accident that was caused by another party. Definition of Torts: In order for riders to fully appreciate and understand the tort law, it is essential to define “torts.”

Damages as a Matter of Law in an Alabama Auto Accident Case

This article discusses a critical distinction between the amount of damages and the existence of damages under Alabama law. The artcile explains how this distinction can be used to a plaintiff's advantage in a motion for summary judgment in an Alabama personal injury case. Specifically, the distinction may allow an injured individual to obtain a judgment as a matter of law that he or she is entitled to damages, leaving only the amount of damages to a jury.

Work-Life Balance Can Reduce Workplace Injury Risks

Studies have found that lower work-family stress can lead to more productive workers and a lowered risk of on the job accidents. According to new data, reducing workplace injury risks could be as simple as encouraging your workers to develop a better balance between work and their personal lives. The study by the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health found that workers, who spend more time on their personal lives, could actually have a reduced risk of workplace accidents.

Filing a Wrongful Death Suit Has Strict Guidelines

Although you may have lost your favorite niece or nephew in a car crash or other accident in California, you can't file even file an amicus brief in a wrongful-death suit because you are a second-level relative, unless you can prove that you were the primary caregiver of the victim. The way the the system works in California. Not only is the time limit short in filing wrongful-death actions, but the degree of relationship to the deceased is the key.

Medical Malpractice Responsible for Birth Injuries, Including Cerebral Palsy

Two major types of birth injuries can occur as a result of medical malpractice, these include a traumatic brain injury and a lack of oxygen to the brain of the infant. If a birth injury is the result of medical malpractice, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit. A birth injury or birth defect can be one of the most difficult and stressful situations a family may encounter.

Filing Car Accident Case Caused by Defective Product

Los Angeles car accidents are not all caused by drivers’ negligence as there are times wherein the car manufacturers are at fault. There are many causes of traffic crashes in Los Angeles and they include defective car parts. Under the tort law, a person who gets injured as a result of using defective product may be entitled to personal injury damages.

Life Insurance Benefits: Applications, Exclusions, Denial and Payment

Life insurance seems like it is handed out like flyers on the Las Vegas strip. It’s a dirty business with insurance companies collecting premiums and hoping you don’t die before the policy expires, or looking for a reason to delay or deny payment if you do die. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of life insurance claims.

What You Should Know About Obtaining Compensation for Your Personal Injuries

Introduction - Accidents resulting in personal injuries are a common occurrence in our daily lives. In addition to auto accidents, we may suffer personal injuries or property damage in accidents in the home, at business premises or on streets and sidewalks. Injuries may also be caused by carelessness of doctors, lawyers and other professionals. You can protect yourself by consulting a lawyer if you suffer an injury or property damage as a result of an accident.

New Georgia Commission on Teen Driving Being Created

In a boost to focus safety programs to teen drivers, this new commission will pull together Georgia teens to help state officials. Governor Nathan Deal recently announced the creation of the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will spearhead the commission, choosing 15-20 teen drivers selected from applications.

Liability of Trucking Companies in Hiring

An injury, even after a trucking accident, is alone not enough to warrant a personal injury recovery. An injured person must prove that someone is liable, whether through negligence or some other theory of liability. One common theory of liability against trucking companies after an accident is “negligent hiring.” Negligent hiring is a theory of liability where the plaintiff accuses an employer of failing to exercise reasonable care in hiring an employee or retaining an independent contractor.

Expert Witnesses in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

According to a news article on expert witnesses in complicated cases, sometimes parties may not settle a lawsuit until after experts issue reports or provide testimony on what the average person knows and what the expert knows.

Pennsylvania Hospital Infections Rates Are Down

In a report released February 2012, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council stated inpatient infection rates at hospitals are down. This will surely affect the number of medical malpractice claims relating to infections by medical care providers which can cause people to die.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Tennessee

When our elderly cannot care for themselves properly due to illness or due to advanced age, they may need to spend their remaining years in nursing homes. We expect them to receive the care they require and treated with dignity and compassion. In actuality, what we want to happen is often far different from what really goes on in many nursing home facilities.

Simple Medical and Legal Background on Slip and Fall Accidents in Los Angeles

Slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of injuries in the United States, just behind road accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of Americans get involved and injured in slip and fall accidents. Because of the frequency of such accidents, it is necessary for all Los Angeles citizens to know the medical and legal rudiments involved in slip and fall incidents.

Laptops Can Cause Injury

College students, professionals, and writers may want to think twice about pulling all-nighters to write “A” papers or a stellar column. A recently published article in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that chronic exposure to the heat from the underside of a laptop can lead to injuries.

Hospital Malpractice and Doctor Malpractice

Hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice is an alarming problem that results in hundreds of thousands of patients losing their lives each year in the United States and medication errors which results in over 1.5 million Americans being injured as well. When doctors or hospitals are negligent with the medical care they provide to their patients, serious injuries or death can occur.

Does a Severely Injured Plaintiff Have a Right to Be in the Courtroom?

Defendants in cases involving severe injuries including brain injury, spinal cord, or burn injury, often request that the injured plaintiff is not present in the courtroom during the trial. The defense’s argument is that the plaintiff cannot contribute to the proceedings in any meaningful way due to the extent of the injuries.

The Use of Subpoenas in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case

Subpoenas are useful tools in personal injury cases because they are a way of compelling documents, information or witnesses. A subpoena is a document issued through the Court that compels a "third-party" (that is, a person or company that is not one of the parties to a lawsuit) to either: appear and testify or give documents. Since third-parties are not part of the lawsuit, the subpoena is the way the Court has authority to require them to cooperate.

Study Reveals Startling Hospital ICU Misdiagnosis Statistics

When a Patient Dies in an Intensive Care Unit, There Is a 28 Percent Chance That a Diagnosis Was Missed - When John Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers examined diagnosis errors in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), they expected to find some room for improvement in patient care. However, the lead author of the study, Dr. Bradford Winters, described the results as “surprising and alarming.”

How to File an Illinois Nursing Home Complaint

Often, people have not filed a formal nursing home complaint simply because they are unsure how or unaware that they can. A nursing home complaint can be filed when the negligence, misconduct, or abuse of a nursing home facility or caregiver causes you or your loved one to suffer. Filing a complaint should lead to an investigation into the facility.

3 Common Practices of California Drivers that Lead to Road Accidents

California is undeniably a hotspot for auto accidents. According to available statistics for 2006, out of the total 46,642 fatal car accidents in the country, more than 4,200 happened in California – making it the deadliest among U.S. states in terms of traffic accidents. Meanwhile, there are various causes of fatal car crashes in the Golden State, and knowing them can help citizens save their own and their loved ones’ lives.

Bicycle Magazine's Top 50 Bike-Friendly American Cities

Recently, Bicycle Magazine ranked America’s cities in terms of how bicycle friendly they are. The magazine looked at cities that had a population of 95,000 or more, a robust cycling infrastructure, and a vibrant biking culture. Here are the top 10 bicycle-friendly cities:

Common Injuries from Bicycle Accidents

The common bike accident where a biker falls or is knocked to the ground tends to be followed by common accident injuries especially including wrist bone breaks/fractures. Often times we see Roswell bike accidents involving a bicycle and a car. But there are accidents that can happen between cyclists and other cyclists. Earlier this year, we had a client who was riding his bike along Riverside Road in the right shoulder of the right-hand side of the road, in accordance with Georgia traffic laws.

Medical Malpractice: Be Aware of These Common Types of Emergency Room Errors

There are some common emergency room errors that are often caused by negligence that could lead to serious or fatal injuries. Demanding and fast-paced, an emergency room’s environment can unfortunately lead to errors. You may deserve compensation through a medical malpractice claim if you or someone you love has suffered serious or fatal injuries because of a preventable mistake.

How Hospital Negligence Contributes to Blood Transfusion Errors

Hospital negligence can lead to blood transfusion errors that result in injuries and even fatalities. Blood transfusion errors include: • Mislabeled blood; • The wrong patient receiving a blood transfusion; • The patient receiving the wrong blood type; • Hospital staff failing to respond to the signs and symptoms of a blood transfusion error;...

Birth Asphyxia and Birth Hypoxia from Medical Malpractice

Birth asphyxia and birth hypoxia happens if a baby doesn’t receive an adequate supply of oxygen before, during, or immediately following birth. Depending on the amount of oxygen the infant is deprived of, how long the event lasts, and how promptly and effectively the medical staff takes corrective action to repair the problem will determine the extent of damage to the baby’s brain.

Legal Rights of Nurses Injured Wearing Skechers Work Shape-Ups

Skechers Work Shape-Ups were heavily marketed to workers as an easy and safe way to “shape up while you work.” The nonslip version of the toning shoes were especially marketed to nurses who spend most of their work day on their feet on an average workday of 12 hours.

The Perils of Distracted Driving Advice From Your Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney

Distracted driving has made nationwide headlines in recent years as cell phone usage and text messaging has skyrocketed, both for social and business purposes. Unfortunately, as your Boca Raton car accident attorney knows, distracted driving due to cell phone use has become a significant factor in many traffic-related injuries and deaths.

The Current State of Automobile Accident Law in Los Angeles

The busy roads of this city often witness car accidents, motorcycle accidents or other automobile accidents that lead to the situation of seeking help from the Automobile Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles or from the law firms. Severe and catastrophic injuries often appear after the serious accidents and when it is a place like Los Angeles, which contains a huge population and a number of vehicles on road, than it is not surprising to hear about the accident news, almost every day.

Two Types of Settlements for California Slip and Fall Accident Claim

Personal injury settlements are awarded to victims of negligence-related accidents such as slip and fall mishaps. Pursuant to tort law, when a person’s negligence caused harm or injury to another individual, he or she may be required to provide compensations to the victim. In case the case is not brought to court, the liable parties and victims may opt to agree to settle the case. This is common in many injury accidents such as slip and fall accidents.

Proper Car Seats are Best Way to Prevent Children's Injuries From Car Crash

Child Passenger Safety Week takes places nationally and locally this year from September 16-22. Learn what you can about installing car seats properly. In the past five years, more than 180 children in Georgia have been in a traffic crash and were consequently saved from serious injury and/or death by a car seat or a booster seat, according to the Newnan County Times-Herald.

How to Avoid Falling Asleep at the Wheel

Falling asleep at the wheel can be as dangerous as drunk driving, and causes several fatal crashes every year. Here's a quick guide to avoiding this common but dangerous driving error. Now, we are not advocating driving when you are tired. If you are tired, pull over. But if you feel you have to drive, here are some useful tips.

Muscle and Ligament Tears from Wearing Skechers Shape-Ups

Skechers is currently facing dozens of lawsuits filed by consumers who suffered injuries, allegedly, as a result of wearing the Skechers Shape-Ups. With more than 250 reports of adverse events have been filed by Skechers Shape-Ups consumers, the toning shoes are the cause for a variety of different types of injuries including:

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Complications

Spinal fusion is a surgical technique used to treat fractured or broken vertebrae. Typically, supplementary bone tissue is harvested from other areas of the body and used to stimulate bone growth in the damaged area, and fuse the vertebrae. This procedure immobilizes the spinal joints and eliminates the pain and discomfort caused by the abnormal motion of faulty vertebrae.

Auto Accident Application is of Major Help in a Serious Auto Accident

Most people are shocked and terrified after suffering an auto accident. They are confused regarding what exactly to do. If the individual possess an auto accident application job becomes much easy for the person. Just pressing few buttons it will do all major taks. Auto accident is the major cause behind serious injuries and death of many on the roads of the US.

Injuries at Work in Pennsylvania Due to an Unsafe Condition Caused by a Third-Party

If a serious injury happens at work which was caused by a person or entity other than the employer, the injury person may have a personal injury claim. In Pennsylvania, if you were injured at work due to an unsafe condition caused by a "third party" you might have a claim for personal injury. Understand that you can not sue your employer for personal injury due to the Worker's Compensation Law, you can only bring a worker's comp claim against your employer.

Responsibility of Aerodrome Operators - Bird Strikes in Malta

Nicholas Valenzia (Mamo TCV Advocates examines the judgment in Air Malta plc and Shield Insurance Company (Guernsey) Limited v. Malta International Airport plc (by Justice Raymond C. Pace presiding the First Hall of the Civil Court ) : The author was involved in this litigation as a member of the plaintiffs’ external counsel team.

Extremely Painful yet Common Spinal Disc Injuries

The human spine is made up of vertebrae stacked vertically and discs that cushion between each vertebral body. Each disc contains a tire-like outer band (annulus fibrosus) that surrounds a gel-like substance (nucleus pulposus), according to the Colorado Cooperative Spine Center. These “cushions” act like shock absorbers as the vertebra twist and bend. But, it is important to note that as you age, discs will begin to harden and become less elastic.

Pedestrian-Car Crashes are on the Rise as a World Health Problem

The authors discuss how easily pedestrians can be involved in a serious car accident. There are more than 1 million deaths per year of people involved in road crashes around the world and a majority of these deaths involve pedestrians. The World Health Organization, Harvard University, and The World Bank commissioned a study that examined global health concerns.

Insurance Information Generally Not Admissible in Injury Cases

Why you probably can't sue an insurance company for your accident. Many of my clients ask me why I don’t file suit against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. After all, it is the insurance company’s adjuster who I have been negotiating with for months before filing suit. The reason I don’t name the insurance company in the lawsuit is that generally, Georgia law says I can’t.

How Can I Determine the Worth of "Pain and Suffering" in a Claim?

If you are bringing an injury claim after an accident, you are entitled to non-economic damages also known as pain and suffering. These damages are VERY hard to determine because there is a large number of factors that insurance adjusters consider when determining the worth of your case. Learn what constitutes non-economic damages and the details that could affect your claim.

Boating Accidents Frequent at Lakes Across Georgia

As Georgians enjoy boating, skiing, tubing, and more, high profile boat accidents keep lake patrons conscious of the possibility of an accident. Any of Georgia’s lakes- Lake Lanier, Lake Oconee, Hartwell Lake, Allatoona Lake, and many more. Located in the northern part of Georgia, Lake Lanier boasts 692 miles of shoreline and 59 square miles of water at a normal level. It is one of the more popular lakes in Georgia.

Avoid Alpharetta Bike Accidents by Properly Wearing Your Bike Helmet

Helmets in conjunction with riding safely can prevent serious bike accidents. Many Georgia cyclists think that a helmet will not fully protect them. But, why take that chance? Seeing numerous Alpharetta bike accident cases, we encourage all cyclists across Georgia to bike safely and follow Georgia bike laws.

Gestational Hypertension and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension / PIH

Gestational hypertension or PIH can lead to a low birth weight for the baby or premature delivery which poses additional health risks to the child. If the hypertension becomes severe, it can lead to preeclampsia or eclampsia which can cause serious injuries or even death to both the mother and child.

Aggressive Truck Driving across the State of Georgia

With major interstates not only running through metro-Atlanta but also north and south of the capital city, Georgia's highways are a commonplace for trucking accidents caused by aggressive driving. Aggressive driving is on the rise in the U.S. for both truck drivers and drivers of passenger vehicles.

4 Tips on How You Can Win Your Motorcycle Accident Case

It is not a new fact that motorcycle accident cases are difficult to pursue, not to mention to win. The complicated legal proceedings and actions involved in pursuing these cases are among the apparent causes for the involved complexities. It is not a new fact that motorcycle accident cases are difficult to pursue, not to mention to win.

How to Deal with Foorne Illness and Infection

Listeria, salmonella, vibrio, and campylobacter are some of the main pathogens that cause foorne infections and illnesses in our country. The University of Massachusetts recently completed a five-year study of Salmonella to identify ways to prevent and detect foorne illness bacteria that has been making millions throughout our country seriously ill.

Posting Information on Social Media After an Accident

Lets face it - social media is not going away, at least not for now. More and more people are joining the social media world of Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Google+. Anyone who is a member of the social media world needs to be aware of the fact that anything he or she says or posts following an accident can come back to haunt them.

Broken Steps, Pools, and Other Common Homeowner Liability Dangers that You Need to Know

Owing a home is part of the American dream but if you're not careful it can become a nightmare. Identifying sources of lawsuits, and taking steps to avoid them can lower your risk of becoming a liability casualty and keep yourself a happy homeowner. Being a homeowner comes with many perks, not the least of which is the freedom of having your own “castle.” However, it also comes with certain responsibilities, since you may be held liable for incidents that occur on your property.

Preventing Bike Accidents by Riding Safely

An alternative transportation method, bicycling needs to be taken just as seriously and responsibly as driving a car, bus, truck, or motorcycle. Caution, bike riders! There are many hazards cyclists face while out and about on Atlanta streets. The most common injury sustained by cyclists is caused from cars but can just as easily be caused by a truck, motorcycle, another cyclist or even a loose dog.

Motor Vehicle Accidents on the Reservation

There are a lot of things to be concerned with after a car accident, but when you are on vacation on the reservation, there is one extra worry: What happens if you get into an accident in on the Indian reservation? Will the law be the law that you have come to expect in car accidents? Will you have to have your lawyer file your suit in a tribal court?

Safety Information to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle is a fun experience for many reasons, but it comes with dangerous possibilities if involved in an accident. Motorcycle riding offers time spent outside, traveling to new beautiful places. It also offers that social community of others who enjoy what you enjoy while being able to meet new motorcycle enthusiasts. Here in Georgia, there are beautiful roadways to ride. North Georgia offers a multitude of riding choices and destinations.

Who Does Liability Fall with for Dog Bite and Attack Cases?

As dogs come in all shapes and sizes, dogs also come with ranges of temperaments and personalities. The way they are raised and treated can affect a dog’s behavior, specifically their aggression level. There are generally known more aggressive breeds of dogs, but at the end of the day, any dog can bite or attack any person. And, whether the attack is provoked or not by the injured person, there are still laws that lay the liability with the dog’s owner or caretaker.

Deposition in a Personal Injury Case

Expert witness depositions are critical to discovery and the outcome of litigation in wrongful death, personal injury, workers’ compensation cases. Most complex cases do not settle until after the experts provide deposition testimony.

Questions to Ask Your Potential Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer

Finding a lawyer is easy. Finding the right lawyer for you and your case can be hard. But if you need an Oregon personal injury lawyer, you should know the questions to ask to make sure he or she will meet your needs.

Personal Injury 101: What to Do if you Suffer a Personal Injury

Today’s average consumer faces an ever-increasing variety of personal injury dangers. These include everything from unsafe foods and untested products to burns, assaults, dog bites and poisoning. Many personal injuries are the result of car and truck accidents (9 out of 10 motorists will eventually be involved in an accident in their lifetimes). An average of 11,000 personal injury accidents occur every hour in the United States.

Bad Chest Injuries from Slip and Fall Acidents and Car Accidents

Kalka & Baer's accident attorneys give a description of some serious chest injuries that commonly result from motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents. Chest injuries are one of the more common types of injuries a person will sustain from a car accident. Sometimes even these injuries are caused by the protective force of a seatbelt or airbag. Serious slip and fall accidents can result in bad chest injuries as well.

Rear-End Accidents From Atlanta Traffic

Driving comes with responsibility. Not only is a driver responsible for himself/herself but also for other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and anyone else on the road. Safe driving is the number one way to prevent car accidents. The capital of the South is commonly ranked as the nation’s top cities with traffic. Cited as the eight worst American city for traffic by The Weather Channel, Atlanta’s highways are congested daily.

First Mesh Implant Case Earns $5.5 Million in Damages

For some time, the FDA has been aware of side effects related to vaginal mesh implants. The first case involving these side effects went to trial in California and earned a multi-million dollar settlement. According to the FDA, complications with vaginal mesh implants are not uncommon. A vaginal mesh (also known as an urogynecologic surgical mesh implant) is a medical product used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

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