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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.

Zofran Lawsuit Alleges Failure To Warn

One of the most recent lawsuits filed against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) regarding its drug Zofran alleges that GSK engaged in wrongful conduct and...
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Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Medication errors are a common and serious problem throughout the United States healthcare system.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health...

Dangerous Defect Prompts Nissan Recall

Nissan Motor Co has announced a major recall of its 2013-2015 Altima midsize cars to address potentially faulty hood latches.

Discuss Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are at a much greater risk of being seriously injured or killed when struck by a vehicle compared to passengers in a vehicle because...

When Should A Negligent Doctor Apologize?

Often, physicians that make errors and harm their patients do not apologize because they either don’t want to tip a patient off to their medical...

Inattentive Drivers At Fault For Fatal Car Accidents

According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), inattentive drivers in New Jersey are...

Risk of Negligence in Weight Loss Surgeries

According to the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third highest cause of death in the United States, behind cancer and...

Man Left In Sun Dies At Florida Nursing Home

A man left in a wheelchair in the sun at a Florida nursing home passed away after suffering second-degree burns, blistering, and symptoms of...

Be Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day has become the unofficial start to summer in the United States, and with it comes an increased risk of car accidents involving...

La-Z-Boy “Leather” Furniture Defects

Thousands of consumers have recently been making complaints concerning the sub-par durability of La-Z-Boy leather furniture.

When Can an Injured Employee File a Lawsuit Against His Employer?

  By HG.org
When workers are injured on the job, their usual course of recourse is to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are...

Common Injury Claim Mistakes

A person who suffers an injury in any type of accident can often feel overwhelmed.

Unsafe Road Conditions

As drivers, we can control how well we drive, making sure to obey speed limits and other traffic laws, and keeping our vehicle well-maintained...

Pre-existing Condition

If you are injured in a workplace accident, you expect your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover your injury-related medical...

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Fine to Amazon

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a $7,000 fine to mega online retailer, Amazon Inc. for failure to report 26 workplace injuries that...

Car Accident Victims Often Suffer Joint Injuries Down The Road

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are more than 37,000 deaths each year due to automobile accidents....

Drugged Driving

  By HG.org
Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by impaired drivers. While many of these are attributed to drivers under the influence of alcohol, many...

What Do Pain and Suffering Damages Include?

  By HG.org
One of the types of damages that personal injury victims may be able to receive compensation for is pain and suffering. It is important for...

Workplace Risks in the Construction Industry

  By HG.org
While every workplace poses a certain degree of risk, some industries are more inherently dangerous than others. Such is the case with the...

Legal Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

  By HG.org
The moments after a car accident can be extremely confusing. They may lead individuals involved in car accidents to make some mistakes that can...

Drug Testing of Truck Drivers

  By HG.org
Given the potential dangerousness of driving a large vehicle in an impaired state, laws have been established to help prevent drugged driving....

Proving a Defect in a Car Accident Case

  By HG.org
In some car accident cases, the liable party is not either driver. In some cases, the liability lies with the manufacturer that put a dangerous...

Inadequate Training and Commercial Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Truck drivers occupy a safety-sensitive position. They operate vehicles that are very heavy and dangerous when involved in an accident....

Busy Maryland Highway Set For Major Safety Improvements

State and local officials have announced plans to spend $152 million to fund needed improvements to a dangerous stretch of Maryland Route 32...

Proving Fault in a Wrongful Death Claim

When a person is killed as a result of another person’s negligent act, the survivors of the victims may file a wrongful death claim as part of a...

Avoid These Mistakes When Reporting a Work-Related Injury

If you were hurt in a workplace accident or have recently been diagnosed with an occupational illness or injury, the actions you take during the...

When a Dental Malpractice Mistake Happens, Patients Have Options

Across the US, dental malpractice cases happen much more frequently than you might expect. It might not sound to be such a big issue, but on the...

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

  By HG.org
When a family makes the difficult decision to move a loved one into a nursing home, they expect that the loved one will be treated properly....

Nurse Fatigue and Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
Medical malpractice often involves more than a treating doctor and a patient. Instead, many individuals may contribute or detract from a...

Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers

  By HG.org
Truck drivers and the companies for whom they work must follow stringent guidelines regarding the hours that they can work. Violating these...

How Do Medication Errors Occur and Who Is Liable?

  By HG.org
One of the leading causes of death in the United States is medical malpractice. Many of these injuries are the result of medication errors,...

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents. They may be caused by negligent or intentional actions. They can...

Remote Texter Liability

  By HG.org
As more and more areas crack down on distracted driving, a new theory may hold other individuals partially liable for accidents caused by...

I Was on My Phone at the Time of the Car Accident

  By HG.org
If you were on your phone at the time of a car accident, you may assume that you caused the accident by being distracted. While this is...

Statistics Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries that individuals can sustain in accidents. It is important that they receive a...

How To Handle a Motorcycle Accident Case in Chicago

The role of discovery in motorcycle accident cases, the importance of expert witnesses, and what happens at trial.

Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Takeda Illegally Promoted Diabetes Drug for Patients with Prediabetes

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company promoted its diabetes drug Actos to patients with...

Walk This Way: Pedestrian Accident Prevention

Between 2009 and 2014, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States grew by 19 percent, far outpacing the number of total traffic deaths...

Injured at Work: Reporting It Is Key

Reporting your injury after an accident at work is the first step for a successful workers' compensation claim.

How to Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim

  By HG.org
A medical malpractice claim arises when a person is injured because of a healthcare provider’s negligence or deviation from accepted standards....

I Was Injured by a Distracted Driver

  By HG.org
Distracted driving is a dangerous activity because it removes a person’s focus while operating a machine that is thousands of pounds. Due to the...

Survivors Must Establish Fault To Prevail in Court

Mourning the death of a loved one is difficult under any circumstances, but when the loss is the fault of a third party, the process can be...

Hit and Run Accidents

Anyone who has ever been involved in a car accident knows that it can be a traumatic, stressful experience, especially when someone is seriously...

Mistakes to Avoid After a Workplace Accident

If you are injured in an accident at work, the moments and days following it can be overwhelming. You might not know what to do after you are...

Distracted Truck Driving and its Risks

  By HG.org
The dangers of distracted driving are well known and cited. When truck drivers get into wrecks because they are distracted, tragic results may...

Mechanical Failure in Motor Vehicle Accidents

  By HG.org
In some cases, motor vehicle accidents are not caused by an act immediately before the accident, such as speeding or turning in front of...

Hazards of Drowsy Driving

  By HG.org
Drowsy driving has significant impacts on a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Taking this risk means that a drowsy driver may also...

Preserving Evidence after an Accident

  By HG.org
Accidents happen every day. The successful resolution of a case often depends on the actions that the victim takes immediately after the...

Truck Leasing Companies and Negligent Driver Actions

  By HG.org
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2013 report, there were over 3,300 fatal truck accidents for the most recent year...

Toyotal Recalls Over One Million SUVS

Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 1.1 million sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the United States after the auto company was put on notice that...

Court Rules Third Parties Can Sue Hospitals

A patient is administered sedatives or narcotics in a hospital emergency room, and is discharged without being advised not to drive while under...

Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Thousands of people die every year in accidents involving semi-trucks. Most often the victims are people in passenger vehicles that are...

How Truck Drivers Must Log Hours

  By HG.org
It is standard practice for a truck driver to get paid by the number of miles he or she logs, a practice that many proponents believe creates an...

Hover Board Injuries

  By HG.org
Hover boards are a popular toy item that teens and pre-teens are particularly drawn to. However, hover boards have been a frequent source of...

What Is Social Host Liability?

As a homeowner, there are many ways you can be liable for accidents that happen either on your property or as a result of an action that took...

Common and Not So Common Injuries from a Car Accident

Every car accident is different and has the potential to leave the driver and their passengers with serious injuries. These injuries can lead to...

How to Recover from a Serious Car Accident Without Bankrupting Yourself

If you’re feeling squeezed by bills stacking up after an auto accident, you should know that it’s not just you. This happens to a lot of people...

Dealing with Injuries Stemming from Distracted Driving

Many see distracted driving as acceptable in today’s society. The rise of cell phones means that people regularly drive while talking, texting,...

Talcum Powder Products Linked to Ovarian Cancer Risk, Hundreds of Lawsuits Filed

Women who used talcum powder products for feminine hygiene may be at risk of developing ovarian cancer. More than 1,200 lawsuit have been filed...

Firework Laws in Fort Worth - What's Illegal?

Every year around the Fourth of July and New Year's, we get tons of questions about firework laws in Fort Worth. Given the hazard of fireworks,...

Commonly Used Terms in a Long-Term Disability Claim

Many insurance policies are drafted with confusing and technical terms that insurance companies repeatedly use to deny and terminate claims. One...

The First 5 Things You Should Do if You Are in an Accident that Was Not Your Fault

Following an accident, you will surely have questions about how to recover compensation. When you do not believe that you were at fault, the...

What Is My Ohio Diminished Value Claims Potential?

You might be asking how much your diminished value claim is worth. There are a lot of factors that go into how much your claim may be worth, and...

Ohio: Should I Use My Insurance if the Other Person Was at Fault?

After an accident, many insurance questions arise. Getting in contact with an experienced attorney can help solve any pending questions.

4 Ways Local Police Fight Against Distracted Driving

Your local police wants to you to stop texting and driving among other actions. See ways they can influence safer driving practices in your...

At What Point Do You Know You Should Hire an Attorney for an Injury?

Not all accident claims require the guidance of an attorney. However, sometimes, claims are complex enough, or injuries are severe enough, that...

How Can I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Malpractice occurs when some form of negligence, such as a misdiagnosis, treatment after the surgery, mismanagement of care, treatment errors or...

What Can I Expect to Happen in a Typical Injury Case in the State of Pennsylvania?

The laws regarding tort actions vary on a state-by-state basis. Further, what one can expect to experience in an injury case – to a certain...

Social Media and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

It is second nature in this age of technology to post up-to-the-minute details of almost every facet of our personal lives. We share photos,...

Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Massachusetts

Drivers in Massachusetts are required by law to have auto insurance. But it’s not enough to insure oneself. Motorists also need to insure...

Why Is My Lawyer Not Taking My Case

  By HG.org
It is not uncommon for a person to interview multiple lawyers before deciding which one to hire. Just as clients may interview lawyers, lawyers...

Evaluating the Value of a Case

  By HG.org
When considering pursuing a particular case, a potential plaintiff must determine whether the case is worth pursuing. While some clients feel...

Do I Have a Case?

  By HG.org
If you have been wronged by another, you may consider pursuing a legal claim against the person who harmed you. However, before taking this...

Further Illinois Workers' Compensation “Reform” Is Unnecessary and Would Harm Injured Workers

The insurance industry wants cuts in benefits to injured workers, and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner intends to make them. They say that the...

Don't Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Case

In any legal action, individuals have the right to represent themselves in court. But just because they can doesn’t mean they should. The notion...

What is Your Pain Worth?

Before settling your claim, it is important that you investigate a fair and accurate value for your damages.

Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Nursing Home

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Cook County by a widow who claims that negligence on the part of a nursing home caused her husband's...

Civil Liability for Transmitting Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  By HG.org
With more and more people being infected with sexually transmitted diseases, more jurisdictions are beginning to recognize causes of action by...

Statute of Limitations for Defective Medicines

  By HG.org
Sometimes after a person has taken certain medications, he or she discovers that this medicine has caused unanticipated medical issues. A person...

How to Calculate Damages in a Slander Case

  By HG.org
Slander occurs when a person makes an unprivileged false statement of fact that causes harm to that person or his or her reputation. Determining...

New Bill Aims to Protect Nurses from Injury

Nurses and medical institutions will both benefit from the new laws being passed, which will help ensure safety regulations and accountability...

Tort Reform Has a Human Cost

Governor Bruce Rauner and Republicans in the state legislature say that Illinois is not friendly enough to businesses. They claim that...

New Illinois Law Protects Nursing Home Residents

A new Illinois law went into effect on January 1, 2016, allowing nursing home residents and their loved ones to place a video camera in the...

Obtaining Free Medical Evidence in a Personal Injury Claim in Western Australia

People who were injured at work, in a motor vehicle accident, or in other ways often financially disadvantaged and cannot afford to pay doctors...

How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident in Illinois?

When determining whether to hire an attorney after a car accident has occurred, these considerations are important to keep in mind.

Rights of an Owner of a Recalled Vehicle

  By HG.org
Every years, millions of products are recalled for various reasons. Recalls affect the very smallest of items such as children’s toys to large...

What is Maximum Medical Improvement and How Does It Affect Your Case

When you've been injured in an accident or as the result of someone’s reckless or negligent conduct, recovery can be a slow, painful process....

Claims that Give Rise to Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
Technology has progressed to allow all manner of surgeries that extensively prolong human life to be performed with varying types of machinery....

Spinal Cord Injuries

  By HG.org
Unlike most other wounds or damage to the body, spinal trauma may be long-lasting and life altering. When vertebrae are separated or...

Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Injury

  By HG.org
At times, new accidents may affect pre-existing wounds or damage done to the body from other accidents. The new injuries may cause previous ones...

Massachusetts Law on Failing to Disclose Defects of Residential Properties

  By HG.org
In Massachusetts, sellers of property have certain duties. One such duty is to disclose certain defects of the property. If the seller fails to...

Changes Ahead for Accident Benefits Dispute Resolution in Ontario

If you have ever had to dispute a decision related to accident benefits under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), you probably...

Why Writing Fake Good Reviews to Boost Your Business May Be Illegal

  By HG.org
National studies have found that many consumers check online reviews before making a purchase. Additionally, many consumers directly cite such...

How to Legally Fight Businesses that Are Posting Fake Good Reviews on the Internet

  By HG.org
Recognizing the power of first-hand user experiences, some businesses flood review sites with positive reviews about their product or service by...

What You Can Do to Prevent Slipping and Falling on a Wet Surface

If you do suffer an injury in a slip or fall, you can potentially recover compensation for your injury through a personal injury claim. After...

Additional 5 Million Vehicles with Takata Airbags Recalled

Takata Airbags recalled an additional 5 million vehicles due to inflator malfunctions.

Time Limit to Bring a Case for Wrongful Death

  By HG.org
A wrongful death occurs when one person’s negligence or intentional acts takes away the life of another, resulting in damages to a surviving...

Florida Highway Patrol Launches a Week-Long Awareness Campaign “Hit and Run, Bad to Worse”

In 2015, there were over 92,000 hit and run traffic crashes in the State of Florida resulting in over 19,000 injuries and 186 fatalities. The...

What Is the Statute of Limitations in NJ/PA for a Nursing Home Abuse or Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?

When you make the difficult choice to move a loved one into a nursing home, you want to know that they are getting the best care. Unfortunately,...


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