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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Newly Introduced Bill Would Grant Attorneys Fees in All Indiana Wrongful Death Cases

Under the current wrongful death landscape in Indiana attorneys fees are provided for in both child wrongful death cases and adult wrongful...

California Self-Driving Car Accident Robotics Lawyers

In March 2016, the arrival of self-driving cars, robotics and artificial intelligence systems took a major step forward with automatic breaking...

FDA Reclassifies Transvaginal Mesh as a High Risk Device

Learn why the FDA had reclassified the Transvaginal Mesh patch as a high risk device.

How to Prove Negligence at a Hospital or Nursing Home

  By HG.org
Hospitals, nursing homes and other medical providers owe patients a greater degree of care than one person owes another. This is because they...

5 Things You Should Do to Maximize Your Recovery in Your Car Accident Case

There are some simple steps that people injured in a car accident can take to help maximize their recovery. Here we discuss some of the most...

Severe Personal Injuries Often Result in Insurance Companies Acting in Bad Faith

Insurance companies are notorious for being resistant when dealing with the approval of a claim. This is especially true in cases such as...

Construction Workers at Risk of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

Construction can be one of the most hazardous occupations and the one that sees the most cases of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.

What Is BUI?

BUI means “Boating Under the Influence.” Like driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating a boat while intoxicated can be...

Signed Settlement Agreement to Resolve Durom Cup Lawsuits and Claims Announced

An overview of the Durom Cup settlement agreement.

Prohibition on the Publication of Personal Information

  By HG.org
This is the information age of electronics, data, computing and the internet. Cameras and the ability to capture photos and video are...

Exceptions to Limited Tort in Pennsylvania Automotive Accident Cases

  By HG.org
Pennsylvania offers a number of different insurance options in addition to the mandated personal injury protection requirement. Limited tort...

Stopping Distances for Commercial Vehicles

  By HG.org
Due to the potential for serious damage, the trucking industry is highly regulated. Truck drivers must follow a complete set of rules regarding...

Who Is at Fault if You Get Bit by a Dog in Idaho

Who is at fault if someone gets bit by a dog? Is it the owner of the animal? Perhaps the individual who came too close and threatened the...

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...

Newly Introduced Bill Would Grant Attorneys Fees in All Indiana Wrongful Death Cases

Two Of Indiana's Wrongful Death Statutes currently provide for attorneys fees in bringing a wrongful death claim. Senate Bill 124 would make it...

Jury Awards $12.5 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Trial

A woman was awarded by a jury for the alleged pain, suffering and corrective surgeries she endured due to her Transvaginal Mesh implant.

Do I Have a Case in Arkansas Even if I Wasn’t Wearing My Seat Belt When I Was Injured?

Even if you were not wearing your seat belt when you were hit by a negligent driver, you may still be entitled to recovery for your injuries...

Will My Pre-Existing Condition Prevent Me From Getting What I Deserve From the Insurance Company in Arkansas?

In Arkansas personal injury cases, pre-existing conditions do not always prevent you from recovering from the person who caused your injury.

What You Should Know About Semi-Truck Wreck Cases

An 18-Wheeler Against a Car, Pickup, SUV, Motorcycle, or Minivan is Not a Fair Fight. You know that, but sometimes truck drivers act like they...

How to Know When 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...

Dog Bite Liabilities: What Should You Do if You Were Bitten by a Dog?

Did you know that a dog's owner is responsible for attacks? It is not uncommon for pedestrians to be bitten by dogs in a variety of situations....

How Is a Car Accident Handled Differently in a Fault vs. No Fault State?

  By HG.org
Car accidents happen every day. As such, states have developed their own sets of laws to handle car accident claims. How a claim is handled...

Should Hoffman v. NLRB Affect Whether an Undocumented Immigrant Is Entitled to Future Lost Wages?

Many insurance companies are trying to apply the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hoffman v. NLRB to say that undocumented immigrants should be...

Injured in a Car Crash, Where Do I File Suit? Indiana Venue Laws

If you are injured in an accident and want to file suit against the negligent party you will need to know where your claim should be filed....

The Top Three Reasons You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Help in California

Accidents, especially automobile collisions, happen when people least expect them. Victims often wind up short on cash, precisely when they need...

Wearable Technology and Personal Injury Cases: Evidence and Ethics

Wearable technology has gone from calculator watch to Apple Watch in the last few decades. Now we can tweet from our T-shirts, view the world...

A New Year and New Driving Rules in Ontario

Further to the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act, there are certain regulations that came into effect as of January 1, 2016. These rules apply to...

A Brief History of Personal Injury Law

Extreme or unexpected events occur much more frequently than most of us like to admit. Car wrecks, workplace injuries, or even major trucking...

Stop Sabotaging Your Settlement with One Simple Step

Car accidents that cause neck and back injuries happen every day. When you're the person in the wrong place at the wronge time, it can be a...

Law Terms: What Is Negligence?

Negligence is the failure on the part of an individual or group to act in a fashion that would reasonably prevent injury being inflicted on any...

Lawsuits Pending after Volkswagen Officials Cheat EPA Emissions Tests

For years, the American public has bought Volkswagens in large part due to their excellent fuel efficiency, low emissions, and environmental...

Nerve Damage Lawsuits Filed against Makers of Levaquin and Other FQ Antibiotic Drugs

The FDA has warned that patients taking antibiotic drugs known as fluoroquinolones (or FQ antibiotics) may be at risk of developing a serious...

Are Attorney’s Fees Provided in the Indiana General Wrongful Death Statute?

Recently, the Indiana Supreme Court handed down a decision on whether Indiana's General Wrongful Death Statute provides for attorneys fees....

The Do's and Don’ts of Independent Medical Examinations (IME) in Canada

If you have been injured and advance an insurance claim, there is a good chance that your insurer will ask you to attend a medical examination...

Can a Pedestrian in Ontario be Liable for being Injured in an Auto Accident?

Did you know that in our province in 2013, more than 4000 pedestrians were injured in road accidents? Tragically, 91 of those pedestrians lost...

General Damages for Pain and Suffering: What is the Maximum You Can be Awarded in Canada?

If you are badly injured, you may wish to file a lawsuit with the goal of getting financial compensation for your pain, suffering and other...

What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic”?

A term that is often heard in the context of auto accidents, insurance, and lawsuits is “catastrophic injury”. As you’d imagine, a catastrophic...

Structural Collapse Accidents

In the city of Philadelphia, the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) regulates construction and demolition projects to maintain the...

Whose Insurance Pays after a Texas Car Accident?

If you are in a car accident in Texas, the degree of fault plays an important role in determining whose insurance pays for your damages. If you...

Legal Responsibility for Defects in Construction

People around the world enter and inhabit residential and commercial buildings every day.

Hospital Falls

Slips, trips and fall accidents can cause serious injury. Head trauma, cuts, lacerations, broken bones and internal injuries can result when...

Failure to Warn in Product Liability Cases

When a consumer uses a product that causes them harm or injury, the manufacturer, retailer or distributor of that product can be held liable if...

How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

  By HG.org
Determining which party is at fault for an accident is a critical step in the process of filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit....

California’s Anti-SLAPP Laws Increase Risk when Suing Based on Consumer Complaints

California anti-SLAPP laws are are designed to protect the public right to petition and free speech in matters of public interest and concern,...

Liability for Malpractice in Emergency Rooms

One of the most challenging positions in the medical profession is that of an emergency room physician.

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...

Lawsuit Claims Popular Hair Care Product Causes Hair Loss

More than 200 consumers across 40 states have joined together to file a class action lawsuit against the maker of a popular hair care brand....

How is Contributory and Comparative Negligence Handled in a Car Accident Case?

  By HG.org
The legal terms of contributory negligence or comparative negligence can have a significant impact on the victim’s ability to recover for an...

Can Injured Passengers Sue?

  By HG.org
When a person is injured while a passenger in a vehicle, he or she may be entitled to monetary compensation for the damages that he or she...

Psychiatric Care and Patient Harm

Most Americans know that when a physician breaches his or her duty of care to a patient, thereby causing harm, the physician can be held liable...

First Talcum Powder Lawsuit Scheduled for Trial

After a lifetime of Talcum Powder use a women alleges that it resulted in her developing ovarian cancer.

E-Cigarette Lawsuit for Lack of Cancer Warning

New E-cigarette lawsuits are being filed, all claiming that manufacturers are intentionally not warning consumers of dangerous ingredients found...

Motorcycle Accident Brain Injuries

Learn about the effects of a motorcycle brain injury and tips on how to avoid injury from a motorcycle accident.

Will a Dashboard Camera Help my Car Accident Claim?

Learn what benefits there are for having a personal dash cam in your car during a car accident.

PA Bicyclist Accidents: An Important Exception to Limited Tort

In Pennsylvania, you have a choice of car insurance: you can choose full tort or limited tort. If you choose full tort, you may sue for pain and...

Over 200 Talcum Powder Lawsuits Ordered Back to Missouri State Court

Learn why the lawyers for Johnson & Johnson are moving the cases to Federal Court.

Commercial Contracts in the UK: Damages Where There are Concurrent Causes of Action

What is the correct approach to calculating damages where a breach of contract claim is accompanied by a claim for negligence?

Can I Recover the Costs of Alternative Medicine/Chiropractors with a Legal Settlement in Nevada?

Nevada law distinguishes between general and special damages in negligence (personal injury) cases. Special damages refer to direct economic...

Mirena IUD Side Effects on the Brain

A hormone used in the Mirena IUD is now suspected of causing an elevated risk of PTC or pseudotumor cerebri in women.

Power Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated in Kansas

All across the United States, lawsuits are being file due to it allegedly causing the spread of cancerous cells throughout the body.

What Does the Law Say About Underage Drinking in Colleges?

  By HG.org
Drinking in colleges has risen over the years, causing many parents, college directors and students to question how to curb this behavior....

Advantages of Being Represented by a Personal Injury Attorney

Many consumers who experienced personal injuries through others negligence tend to dismiss their misfortune with a personal undertaking of costs...

Choking Hazard Claims

If a child chokes on a toy, block or any other small object, a parent may file a choking hazard claim, which is a sub-category of product...

What Is a Contingency Fee?

  By HG.org
A contingency is a designated amount of money that a client agrees to pay a lawyer conditioned – or contingent on – the lawyer providing a...

$100 Million Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Award Reduced to $10 Million

After appealing the original award, Boston Scientific, was able to have the amount significantly reduced.


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