Personal Injury Law Articles
Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide
discussing legal aspects related to Personal Injury.
July 19, 2012 By Law Office of Steven L. Weiner & Associates
San Francisco defective products attorneys know that by law, manufacturers and designers of products are responsible for ensuring those products are safe when used properly by consumers. However, each year thousands of people are injured due to defective or malfunctioning products, or those that are inadequately labeled.
San Jose Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Seek Fair Compensation for Those Injured on Dangerous Properties
July 19, 2012 By Law Office of Steven L. Weiner & Associates
You may not believe it's necessary to speak with a San Jose slip and fall accident lawyer if you've suffered an injury after slipping on a dangerous surface; after all, the insurance will fairly compensate you, right? Not usually. In fact, insurance companies use numerous tactics to protect their own profits. They may offer you a low-ball settlement, or delay paying your claim for months.
July 19, 2012 By Paul Giannetti, Attorney at Law
Many people make the mistake of disregarding notices from the Workers' Compensation Board because they are no longer missing time from work. Claimants believe that the paperwork cannot be important since their medical bills have been paid and they are earning their full wages. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
July 19, 2012 By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In 2012, more than 200 new laws will go into effect in Illinois including a database of first-degree murderers, stricter seat-belt enforcement and legislation that gives the public greater access to government information. To see all of the laws http://bit.ly/tMq23a
July 19, 2012 By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The Chicago Tribune recently reported on a lawsuit arising from a bizarre set of circumstances, but which raised an interesting legal issue. The facts in the case, Zokhrabov v. Jeung-Hee Park. (2011 WL 6823803), are decidedly gory and tragic.
July 19, 2012 By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
For elderly Americans, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated because many people do not recognize the symptoms. Elderly people are prone to develop depression for a variety of reasons. Anything from chronic back pain to the loss of independence caused by medical conditions can lead to depression or make depression more serious.
July 18, 2012 By Beverly Law Firm
Be it a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident or any other type of automobile accident, the automobile accident attorneys are always there to lend you a helping hand. Have you ever given it a thought that who helps you the most when you face an accident resulting in severe injuries and huge losses? Of course, many of you will say – doctor.
July 18, 2012 By The Mace Firm
Medical expenses involving brain injuries are extremely high. Moreover, an individual can be permanently disabled for such injuries. Thus, it is important to make personal injury claim if brain is injured for other’s faults. It is termed as brain injury when tissues in brains are damaged. It can be due to an accident or for a disease. Trauma due to an accident or serious injuries in brain can lead to damage of tissues.
July 18, 2012 By The Mace Firm
Wrongful death leaves a family grief stricken and sometimes financially shattered. Though wrongful death compensation will help the family to recover from financial loss but the process of making compensation claim is not that easy. An experienced lawyer may help in this regard.
July 17, 2012 By Johnson & Monteleone, L.L.P.
If you have been attacked by a dog, you should not delay in establishing fault and fighting for the compensation you deserve! A personal injury attorney can help you throughout this process. About 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs annually, however only 16,000 receive insurance compensation.
July 17, 2012 By Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
As per a news release, the UK based producer of baby related products and strollers, “Maclaren” will cover the product liability claims put forth against its former US distributor for strollers. This was announced after the US distributor, called Maclaren USA formerly halted a minimum of 7 product liability suits against the business, after a motion was filed against it in accordance with Chapter 7. However, before the filing commenced, the distributor changed its name to American Baby Products.
July 17, 2012 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
Tractor-trailer accidents account for 9 of every 13 accidents last year, hence, it’s becoming increasingly important to drive safely around semi-trucks. Central to understanding defensive driving is a solid appreciation of the dangers and risks these tractor-trailers represent.
July 17, 2012 By Demas Law Group, P.C.
Property damage liability provides coverage for amounts you become legally responsible for paying another person as a result of damage to that person’s vehicle or other property in an accident that was all or partially your fault. You will be covered only up to the amount of coverage, or “policy limit,” that you purchase. Again, the higher the coverage, the higher the premiums.
In an attempt to protect consumers from the dangers of defective medical devices, the U.S. Senate recently proposed draft legislation that would require manufacturers to conduct ongoing safety studies of medical devices even after the device has obtained the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
While recent political discussions over fingerprinting as identification for public assistance programs have been in the headlines, there is one fingerprinting program that is universally welcome, that of fingerprinting children.
July 17, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
If you are injured in the course of your employment, you may have a personal injury claim if the injury was caused by a third-party (not your employer). In Pennsylvania, the Worker's Compensation Act was passed to both protect employers and facilitate with worker's compensation claims. What does this mean?
Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work by requiring employers to sustain proper and safe workplaces free of danger for their employees. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (known as OSHA) to set and enforce protective workplace safety and health standards.
With spring not far away, thousands of residents’ thoughts turn to moving to another apartment or home. According to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, in the late 19th century, as many as one third of all families in Chicago moved annually. If you are considering a move this year, here are a few things to think about.
Is the City of Chicago liable for every accident that occurs when a pedestrian trips and falls on a public sidewalk? Of course not. But under certain circumstances, the City can be held liable.
One issue that frequently crops up during personal injury trials is the admissibility of photographs of the scene where the accident occurred.
Make sure to notify your employer as soon as possible after your accident- Although the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act allows you forty-five days to notify your employer of your accident, the sooner the better.
Head injuries sustained by football players are sometimes played down as simple concussions. However, repeated concussions over time can lead to serious head injuries.
When someone slips and falls in a public place in Illinois such as a mall, in order to prevail in a personal injury lawsuit, the person who fell must establish that the owner of the property was somehow responsible for the fall. Sometimes this can be a difficult proposition, as the plaintiff in Ishoo v. General Growth Properties, Inc., 2012 WL 933383, recently learned.
Poet Robert Frost wrote that “fences make good neighbors” in the early 1900’s but his simple instruction still has applications to living in urban areas today.
July 16, 2012 By Law Office of Mark Bush
If you or a loved one was injured in a water-related accident, you should seek the help of a personal injury attorney. Also, familiarize yourself with water safety tips this summer to prevent more accidents from occurring. Tragic accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. But some places are more dangerous than others.
July 16, 2012 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
Market share liability is a unique concept in the United States and is only applicable if and only if the product is fungible. It was first applied in the landmark case of Sindell vs. Abbott Laboratories where the victims developed cancers from the defendant’s DES, an active ingredient used to prevent miscarriages.
July 16, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Examples of medical malpractice caused by doctors or hospitals include medication errors, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, ordering the wrong tests, misinterpreting the results of a test, misinterpreting a patient’s medical chart or misreading equipment monitoring a patient.
July 13, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
Many Americans love to own pet dogs but nobody wants to deal with lawsuits when their dog attacks an individual. In the United States, pursuant to various tort laws, a dog owner whose pet bites a person may be held legally liable for the incident.
July 13, 2012 By Law Offices of Sheadyn R. Rogers, P.C.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of vehicle accident, these steps will help you handle the tragedy.
July 13, 2012 By Law Offices of Sheadyn R. Rogers, P.C.
Voir Dire, the First Stage of a Jury Trial, is a Key Aspect of the Case and Can Win or Lose Your Case Before Evidence is Even Presented
July 12, 2012 By Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
As New York negligent security attorneys, we understand how these cases are extremely contentious. We’ve outlined some of the contested issues commonly seen in this type of premises liability suit. Although most New Yorkers welcome summer, the warmer weather also correlates with a rise in crime. School-age teenagers are on break from school and people spend more time outdoors, perhaps explaining why New York City experiences increased violence in the summer.
There is conflicting evidence about the safety of home births versus the risks. What cannot be denied however is that there is an increasing trend of delivering at home. Something that started off as a pseudo-hippie trend is now being followed by fashionable mothers, who seem to subscribe to the belief that delivering a baby at home is safer, more spiritual and can actually help them become better mothers.
A strong reporting initiative that encouraged hospitals to report the number of fall accidents that occurred in their facilities is being credited with an improvement in hospital fall accident rates in Pennsylvania. Experts now recommend that the strategies be employed in other hospitals across the country in order to see similar progress.
Patients who develop a surgical site infection are more likely to be re-hospitalized, adding millions of dollars every year to American health care costs. According to the results of a recent analysis, preventing surgical site infections could save the US healthcare system approximately $65 million every year.
July 11, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
In Oregon, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without stopping. As a driver, your duty is to remain at the location, and assist as needed. If you don't, the penalties under Oregon law can be severe. ORS 811.705 outlines the duties of a driver when someone is injured:
July 11, 2012 By Beverly Law Firm
Be it a car accident, a motorcycle accident or any other automobile accident, it always results in damages and loss. However, we are lucky to have a law which has framed accident benefits. There is no place in the world which is free of risks for human beings. On the other hand, there are certain places in the world which have greater chance of putting humans into some sort of harm. One such place is road.
July 10, 2012 By Arnold & Itkin LLP
Commercial vehicles have the potential to do extraordinary damage. Without the proper insurance coverage, the victims may suffer. Did you know that a typical semi-truck or big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds? Now picture that vehicle getting into an accident with a regular passenger vehicle. Who do you think is likely to suffer the most?
July 9, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
Every year, thousands of Americans get killed due to distracted driving-related accidents. In fact, in 2010 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed and about 416,000 individuals were injured in road accidents involving distracted drivers.
July 9, 2012 By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
The goal of any personal injury lawyer is to ensure that his or her client receives the best possible financial settlement. The reason why many individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own turn to legal assistance is because it can be confusing to battle insurance companies on their own.
July 6, 2012 By Glusing & Muher, LLC
Every year, more than 10,000 construction workers suffer eye injuries, that are serious enough for them to miss work. In fact, this industry has a much higher rate of eye injuries compared to other workplaces. Flying debris, nails flying off nail guns, and welding sparks - all of these can increase the risks of an eye injury on a construction site. Workers may be at risk from tiny bits of splinters and metal, as well as debris that is generated as a result of grinding and chipping activities.
July 5, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
When a Plaintiff brings a case for personal injuries, he or she puts those injuries at issue. Defendants and their insurance companies seek to try to disprove the injuries. Sometimes, they use surveillance video to try to do that. It is important to understand that when you file a personal injury lawsuit, you are putting the injuries at issue. Meaning, the defendant insurance company will have the right to contest the injuries and defend the defendant in Court.
The antibiotic Zithromax (Z-Pak) has been linked to sudden Heart Attacks. The law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is investigating cases of Zithromax Heart Attack. Azithromycin (Zithromax or Z-Pak) is an antibiotic in the macrolide drug class commonly prescribed to those with sinus infection, bronchitis or pneumonia.
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway as a new study confirms the actos bladder cancer link. Pioglitazone (Actos) is an antidiabetic agent in the thiazolidinedione drug class. The British Medical Journal published an article May 31, 2012, stating that pioglitazone has been found to be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer development according to a case-control study.
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway and Canada recently warned it's citizens of this risk. As more and more patients are reporting the development of bladder cancer, Canada adds themselves to the list of nations that are warning their citizens of the severe risks of using Actos for a long period of time.
The Infuse Bone Graft by Medtronic has been used off-label and been associated with major side effects. Can you imagine how it would feel to have to fight for every breath? How would you feel if swallowing became so difficult and there was no relief in sight? This is the fate of thousands of patients who suffer side-effects after surgical implantation of a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft placed in the cervical spine.
July 5, 2012 By Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
This summer, the NHTSA wants to prevent motorcycle accidents by reminding motorists to keep an eye out for motorcycles on the roads and to remember that motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as other motor vehicles. May was Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Florida and throughout the country.
July 3, 2012 By Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people died in 2010 from distracted driving-related car accidents. Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes a motorist’s eyes off the road for more than two seconds. This can include eating behind the wheel, putting on make-up, turning to talk with a child in the back-seat, reading directions or the newspaper, trying to pick up something off the floor, or choosing music to listen to.
July 3, 2012 By Drake Law Firm
This article discusses the doctrine of attractive nuisance, a significant exception to the general principles of Alabama premises liability law. The doctrine essentially raises a landowner's duty of care towards trespassing children if certain conditions are present. In addition to identifying the facts necessary to invoke Alabama's doctrine of attractive nuisance, this article analyzes the impact of the doctrine on premises liability law in Alabama.
July 3, 2012 By The Margolis Legal Group, Inc
Recent sexual abuse and assault charges against 55-year-old Pesure Alshahapy of Tucker, Georgia, could cost the man his livelihood and land him in jail, according to Atlanta criminal defense attorneys. Alshahapy, an Atlanta taxi driver working for Rapid Taxi, has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his passengers, a 16-year-old girl. Alshahappy has been jailed without bond since June 14th.
July 2, 2012 By Law Offices of R. F. Wittmeyer, Ltd
Operating a boat on the water is comparable with operating a motor vehicle on land: accidents happen. Just as a driver of a motor vehicle can use safety precautions in operating their vehicle, an operator of a vessel (including an open motorboat, personal watercraft, cabin motorboat, sailboat, canoe, kayak, or pontoon) can use safety precautions in operating their vessel.
July 2, 2012 By Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
The potential dangers of Fourth of July fireworks are well known, yet every year, there are hundreds of injuries. A study by the U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that “65 percent of all firework injuries in 2011 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday.” An estimated 9,600 consumers were injured last year and four were killed. Who’s to blame?
July 2, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Part 2 of a two part blog about birth injuries from medical malpractice. Part 1 was posted June 25th. This is part two of a two part article about birth defects and birth injuries from medical malpractice (part 1 was posted June 25th). If your baby has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have a number of questions. Dr. Bruce Fagel handles many types of medical malpractice claims involving birth injuries to newborn infants:
June 30, 2012 By Demas Law Group, P.C.
Just because an insurance company agrees that its insured is responsible for causing an accident does not automatically mean that it will agree to pay all of the damages that you claim were caused by the collision. A common method for insurance companies to avoid paying a claim is to take the position that although their insured was responsible for causing the accident, the accident did not cause your claimed injuries or damages.
June 29, 2012 By Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
The real outcome of tort reform is the limiting of sick and injured people’s rights and the stunning profits of insurance companies. The National Practitioner Data Bank has caused much consternation among providers of medical services since its inception. While the complaints come in many forms, they all likely stem from the grim picture the data paints of the quality of medical care throughout the United States.
June 29, 2012 By Accident Solicitors Direct
From nightclub brawls, to drink driving, to alcohol related accidents, anyone has experienced British nightlife and pubs will have some understanding of how intoxication can have potentially hazardous consequences. In the past five to ten years we’ve been inundated with media stories about the rise of booze Britain and youth binge drinking, but how much of it is really true, and if true how does this impact upon the rise of alcohol related personal injury?
June 28, 2012 By Solnick & Levin LLC
After a truck accident in Pennsylvania, an accident victim will want to recover for personal injuries and property damages. If the accident happens between parties who are not of the same state, such as a Philadelphia injured party being smashed by a truck driver working for a company of another state like New York, there will be concerns on where to file the lawsuit, and which court may hear the case.
June 27, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
Wrongful death is the most depressing type of personal injury, as there is nothing more afflicting than losing your loved one due to the negligence of other people. Fortunately, there are laws that help survivors of wrongful death victims with their finances. Under tort laws, family members and other people related to the person killed in a negligence-based accident can claim for personal injury compensations.
June 26, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
Losing a loved one is hard enough without having to fight the Oregon funeral home, crematorium, or cemetery. But many people every year are appalled by the actions of these businesses, and seek help from injury lawyers for guidance. But how do you know if you have a case?
June 26, 2012 By The Mace Firm
Death of a loved one left a family grief stricken, but they have to file a lawsuit if such death occurs due to neglect of some others. A financial compensation is not able to fulfill the loss of a person but it certainly protects the family from financial crisis for the sudden death. It will be best to appoint an attorney to recover the compensation.
June 26, 2012 By The Mace Firm
Claim for the losses if you slip and fall due to neglect of some other entity. It is difficult to establish a personal injury case without lawyer’s assistance. A lawyer will support in every step of your case and will manage best compensation for the damages you suffered.
June 25, 2012 By UB & Co. Attorneys and Counselors
The State Administration of Taxation has issued the Notice regarding the Policy of the Individual Income Tax on the Work-related Injury Insurance Treatment (the “Notice”) on May 3rd, 2012, which has retroactively become effective as of January 1st, 2011. May 13rd, 2012.
June 25, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
If your child has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have many questions. View this two part article about the various forms of birth defects and birth injuries that can occur from medical negligence. This is part one of a two part article about birth defects and birth injuries from medical malpractice (part two will be posted July 2nd). If your child has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have a number of questions.
June 25, 2012 By Beverly Law Firm
Who says that filing a legal claim for getting compensation is possible only for those who have got some sort of financial back-up? The law and its rules have been framed by the people and for the people. The law understands what all problems people might go through and therefore it has provided provisions which help out people in different circumstances.
June 22, 2012 By Law Office of Bernard P. Healy
Criminal Charges against Veterans who complete the Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program are dismissed. The program itself is therapeutic, including confidential therapy and counseling. The Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program is State wide and is available to all Rhode Island Veterans who are charged with criminal misdemeanors.
June 22, 2012 By Law Offices of Shane Smith
If you were in a truck accident, consider filing a claim. Contact an Atlanta truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today to get started. Getting into a truck accident can be scary. Just the sheer size of a large truck or big rig can cause serious damage, even at very low speeds.
June 22, 2012 By Beverly Law Firm
When it comes to hiring a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, one finds abundant options to choose from. Apart from the experience, reputation and attitude, one who is looking forward to hire an injury attorney also checks out on the fees of advocate.
June 21, 2012 By Law Offices of Shane Smith
Are you considering taking Georgia personal injury action? Contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today and discover your legal options. If you’ve been hurt or injured because of someone else’s mistake or negligence, you may consider taking legal action to recoup the costs you’ve incurred due to the injury.
June 21, 2012 By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
People who experience a serious personal injury can find themselves needing legal representation for several reasons. If the accident has caused the victim to miss work and the insurance company will not pay for lost wages, then a lawyer needs to be called.
How Arizona Amputation Injury Lawyers Help Those Who Suffer Life Changing Injuries Due to Negligence
June 20, 2012 By Law Offices of Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C.
Were you injured in an accident caused by another person/party, and that resulted in the loss of a limb? It is critical that you seek the legal guidance of a qualified Arizona amputation injury lawyer. Your rights must be protected, and you deserve fair compensation for all you have been through.
June 20, 2012 By Law Offices of Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C.
A dog bite or attack can be extremely serious, often leaving the victim with permanent scarring or disfigurement. Should you consult with an Arizona dog bite attorney if you have been bitten or attacked by a dog? Absolutely. Every single day in the U.S. more than 1,000 individuals seek medical attention for injuries attributed to dog bites. It's serious for an adult who is bitten; for a child, the emotional trauma and physical injuries can be devastating, and lasting.
Should You Consult with a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer if Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
June 20, 2012 By The O'Connor Law Firm, PC
Unfortunately, many people have the misconception that Kansas City personal injury lawyers only represent those injured in car accidents. The fact is, any time you or a member of your family are injured because of another party's negligence or wrongful act, you should consult with a personal injury attorney in Kansas City. Why?
June 18, 2012 By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
When you are injured in a fall or in an auto accident, you are going to need professional representation that will make sure that your voice is heard and that all of your needs are taken care of. Unfortunately, the insurance companies are going to be looking out for their best interests and not yours. That is why you need someone to speak for you that can be heard above the din of the insurance companies and get your needs put front and center.
June 18, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
Assumption of the Risk is a rule that is used by Defendants in civil lawsuits. Assumption of the Risk is a potential defense, or way to defend a personal injury case. It is, however, often misunderstood. First, the person injured must have an understanding that they are taking a risk of danger by doing what they are doing. Second, they must voluntarily choose to accept the risk and do the activity anyway. Specifically, the likelihood and seriousness of the threatened harm must be appreciated.
June 18, 2012 By Drake Law Firm
Under Alabama workers' compensation law, injured employees are generally not allowed to pursue claims against co-employees. This article explores exceptions to Alabama's general prohibition against co-worker liability and discusses situations that allow injured workers to recover against co-workers and supervisors.
June 18, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Children with developmental disabilities reach developmental milestones such as crawling, walking, talking, social behaviors, and learning, later in life than other children. Developmental disabilities and mental retardation are terms referring to individuals with significant impaired cognitive functioning. These terms describe lifelong disabilities with mental or physical impairments.
June 15, 2012 By D'Alessandro & Wright - Personal Injury
As parents we look forward to all types of summer time fun with our kids. In addition to fun there is also an element of risk and potential injury associated with many summer activities. Injuries can be avoided and/or minimized through common sense, watching your kids and discussing and warning them about the dangers associated with various summer time activities. Below are some common injuries that occur as well as some injury prone locations that you may or may not be aware of.
June 14, 2012 By Fisher & Talwar
Social Security disability insurance is specifically designed to help people who suffer from certain severe conditions. There are two major factors that dictate who can qualify for disability benefits from Social Security Insurance. These two factors are an individual’s job situation and physical impairment.
June 14, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
Many American teens are inclined to skateboarding because of the thrills it can bring. However, even though skateboard is an exciting and adrenaline-pumping mode of transportation and recreation, it can cause serious injuries, especially if the skater gets hit by a vehicle.
June 14, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
If you fall on ice while a customer or patron of a business, there are 3 main types of claims. They are sometimes misunderstood. In Pennsylvania, owners or managers of commercial property open for business are required to keep their premises safe for people coming there for business reasons. For example, a store which opens for business must clear snow and ice or otherwise treat it with salt or other material so that patrons can travel safely.
June 12, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
If you've been injured by a bus, you may need help to file a claim and get compensation. Buses are usually public transportation, which can make filing a tort claim in civil court very difficult. Getting seriously injured on a bus or by a bus driver is rare, but it does happen. And if this has happened to you, there are several things you need to know to protect your rights.
June 12, 2012 By Lanier Law Group, P.A.
Distracted driving and driver negligence is the main culprit behind auto accidents. If drivers were to execute more caution, thousands of lives would be saved every year. Considering the amount of motor vehicles on the road, it’s no surprise that your chances of being involved in a car accident at least once within your lifetime are extremely high.
June 12, 2012 By Law Office of Mark Bush
When you become injured at work, you may assume that you are entitled to worker’ compensation benefits, but what happens when your claim gets denied? Work-related injuries are covered by your employer under what is called a workers’ compensation claim. These benefits are a type of insurance that provide things like wage replacement as well as coverage for medical expenses.
June 11, 2012 By Lanier Law Group, P.A.
The leading cause of death in young children is accidents. Accidents are preventable and when a negligent adult or other entity is responsible, they may be liable for all damages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 9,000 children died from injuries in the United States in 2009.
June 11, 2012 By The Tolson Firm, LLC
Medical malpractice refers to any doctor or practitioner that fails to meet the government standard of health care which then results in a misdiagnosis, improper treatment, or an unlawful delay in treatment. If any patient is either injured or killed by the malpractice of a health care professional, the family may have ample grounds to file a lawsuit against that doctor.
June 11, 2012 By Traywick Law Offices
A brief explanation of swimming pools, their dangers, and how parents can ensure their children’s safety in and near the water. Every year, 283 children under the age of five are killed in swimming-pool related accidents. Besides this, 2,700 water-related emergency rooms are recorded. Swimming pools can be fun and relaxing, but they are also dangers, especially to young children.
June 11, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Brain cooling is a procedure which is helping infants suffering from HIE to reduce brain damage, including reducing the chances for cerebral palsy and death. During gestation, if a newborn is asphyxiated before or during birth, the lack of oxygen to the brain can cause a condition called HIE to develop. HIE stands for hypoxia (a decreased amount of oxygen), ischemia (a decreased amount of blood perfusing the brain), encephalopathy (any dysfunction of the brain).
June 8, 2012 By Alpert Slobin & Rubenstein LLP
In order to sue a contractor or employer in a scaffolding or crane construction accident, you must prove which section of the Labor Code was violated. Here, it’s important to work with a construction accident attorney who can use accident investigators, collect eyewitness testimony, and expose contradictory statements on the part of construction companies and contractors.
June 8, 2012 By Alpert Slobin & Rubenstein LLP
In the case of Erb’s palsy, the network of nerves running from the base of the neck through the shoulder can be stretched or broken during birth. Since this network of nerves is responsible for providing movement and feeling to the arm, hand, and fingers, injury to the brachial plexus can result in Erb’s palsy. When the upper nerves of the brachial plexus are injured, a baby may not be able to move his shoulder even though he may be able to move his fingers.
June 7, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere in Los Angeles but there are particular roads that are considered “accident-magnet” because of the high frequency of car accidents there. These Los Angeles roads are: Interstate 5 (I-5) and Interstate 10 (I-10). These highways are particularly prone to fatal accidents because of the high volume of traffic and other contributing factors.
June 7, 2012 By Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C.
After a nursing home fall occurs, the patient should be put on a 72 hour fall watch where there will be a series of thorough assessments to make sure all injuries sustained from the fall are documented and treated appropriately. After the fall, if there are obvious signs of serious injury the nursing home resident should be transferred to an emergency room immediately.
June 7, 2012 By Baumgartner Law Firm - Texas Truck Accident
A blow to the head and accompanying traumatic brain injury can be very difficult for the victim and also requires the personal injury attorney to have a working knowledge of head injury treatment and diagnosis. By far the most common type of head injury is a concussion, which can have varying degrees of associated problems.
June 7, 2012 By The Mason Law Firm
A report prepared by Governors Highway Safety Association reveals that in 2009, motorcyclist traffic fatalities in the United States dropped by 16% to 4,465. This was the first time in 12 years that this number decreased. Unfortunately, any accident involving a motorcyclist results in serious injuries, if not death. Statistics gathered in 2006 show that for every mile traveled in the United States, there were 35 times more deaths resulting from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents.
June 6, 2012 By The Clark Law Office
If you live in Michigan, you probably know the premise behind no-fault auto insurance law, but you may not know that your ability to bring a third party lawsuit against the negligent driver is severely limited. In return for the limited ability to bring a third party suit, it should be easier to collect expenses such as medical bills, but the Michigan auto insurers are now trying to deny drivers even these benefits if they are at fault even though Michigan has a no fault system in place!
June 6, 2012 By Sachs Waldman, PC
Michigan no-fault insurance is designed to make sure anyone involved in auto accidents in Michigan has their medical needs paid for and any income lost to injuries reimbursed. It doesn’t matter who is at fault in the accident or how many vehicles were involved. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, it’s important to know what benefits you’re entitled to.
June 6, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
If you've been injured, you can send a demand letter to the at-fault driver's insurance company to begin the negotiation process for compensation. This is a basic guide for what to include in the demand letter, although with cases where liability is an issue or there are major injuries, contacting a personal injury attorney to create a demand for you may be more successful.
June 5, 2012 By Andrus Hood & Wagstaff
As more drug developers continue to conceal the potential risks of new drugs or medical devices, the frequency in which personal injury lawsuits are being brought up against them is exponentially increasing. It seems that more and more cases of dangerous drug liabilities and defective medical devices are coming to light in recent years.
June 5, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
When a family loses a member of their family because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or hospital, they have a right to be compensated. Wrongful death claims protect the dependents of the patient who died by providing them with compensation for both the economic as well as the non economic losses they suffered as a result of the wrongful death.
Philadelphia Injury Attorney Discusses SEPTA Crashes Resulting in Serious Injury to Philadelphia Residents
June 4, 2012 By Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, PC
SEPTA Drivers Cheating Red Lights and Stop Signs One Reason for Injuries says Attorney Weitzman - During a recent segment on FOX 29, personal injury attorney Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer discussed how reckless bus drivers put countless lives in danger by ignoring traffic signals throughout Philadelphia. “Drivers need to understand and really appreciate that they have 50 souls in their hands every trip they take,” commented Weitzman.
June 2, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
Interrogatories are a discovery tool in personal injury cases. Interrogatories are a routine part of personal injury lawsuits. They are a set of written questions sent by one party or side, to the other. They are part of the discovery phase of the lawsuit. The purpose of Interrogatory questions is to obtain information, i.e. discover information, about the other party. The questions will usually have a set of instructions to help define the terms or specific time frame of the interrogatories.
June 1, 2012 By Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm
New data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists drowning as one of the leading causes of death to children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued data indicating that drowning is still a major problem when it comes to fun in the sun activities. As the summer season rapidly approaches, the CPSC is launching their third consecutive year of the Simple Steps Save Lives campaign.