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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.


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.

The Many Costs and Losses Associated with Back and Neck Pain from a Car Accident

When you have neck and back pain from a car accident, you might be looking at not only medical costs, but also long-term consequences that...

What Can a Birth Injury Lawyer Do for You and Your Baby?

Child birth injury is deplorable and inexcusable. Children are precious, and they deserve the utmost care. Doctors, midwives, nurses and other...

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer If I Have Minor Injuries?

Learn why it is important to seek medical attention even if the injury you have suffered is not serious.

When Dogs Attack in Thailand: Torts, Crimes, and Property

When someone takes possession of an animal, that person can become legally liable for torts caused by the animal. And while most pet owners...

The Prevalence of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are extremely common. In fact, it is estimated that two million people suffer a brain injury each year. Nearly 500,000 people are...

Risperdal Lawsuit Awards and Settlements

Learn more about the current Risperdal lawsuits and what factors are considered in determining a settlement.

How We Perceive Gun Safety and Car Safety

Learn the differences on how we perceive gun safety and car safety.

What to Do If You Are Involved in an Accident Even If It Is Not Your Fault

  By HG.org
Every year, millions of people are involved in motor vehicle accidents. These accidents range from minor fender benders to serious accidents...

For Complicated and Crucial Injury Lawsuit, Be Prepared for the Possibility of a Lengthy Legal Process

Lawsuits for personal injuries can result in massive settlements and have long-lasting effects for all parties involved. With so much riding on...

The Statute of Limitations and Your Child’s PA Injury Claim

Have you seen lawyer ads on TV that tell you “Act now! You may lose your rights”? These ads are referring to the statute of limitations. A...

Subrogation: Medical Insurance and PA Car Accident Claims

Has Your Health Insurance Sent You a Bill for Your PA Car Crash? When you went to the hospital after your accident, you were asked for your...

Why You Should Go to the Doctor After a Car Accident in Florida

According to statistics compiled by Orlando regional transportation authorities, an average of 55 people are injured every single day in car...

U.S. Workers' Compensation Laws - Do They Really Protect Workers from Serious Work Accidents?

Each year, over 4,500 workers are killed in this country. While the number has decreased since the 1970s, the annual number has remained steady...

Texas Mother Alleges Denied C-Section Resulted in Birth Injuries and Death of Newborn

A young Texas mother is seeking answers after her newborn suffered extreme birth injuries and died during the labor and delivery process. The...

What to Do if the Person You Lent Your Car to Is in an Accident with your Vehicle

  By HG.org
A situation may arise in which you lend your vehicle to a family member, neighbor, friend or roommate. While you may agree to lend your vehicle...

The Four Keepers: Four Things You Should Keep After You've Been Injured

After you’ve been injured in a car accident (or other accident), the first thing you should do is make sure that everyone who needs medical...

HIV and STD Liability

Given the most recent very public admission by Charlie Sheen, it might be helpful to explain the legal ramifications. HIV is an STD (a Sexually...

Most Recent IVC Filter Lawsuit

Learn why and how you can file an IVC Filter Lawsuit if you have had an Inferior Vena Cava Filter implanted in you or someone you know.

Benefits of Medical Care on a Lien Basis

Even car accidents that cause only minor damage to vehicles can cause significant bodily harm. When injury does arise from another person's...

New Ruling on Impairment Rating Evaluation

A September, 2015 ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has changed the ways an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) will be used in...

Proposed Changes to Trucking Industry Standards

Despite concerns from the Department of Transportation, police and a large number of respondents in a recent poll on truck safety, Congress is...

Proving Liability

Proving your case when it comes to negligence in a defective product can be a tough task.

Proposed Transportation Bill

The latest controversy in the trucking industry is whether or not Congress is going to approve a bill that will allow 33-foot long trailers to...

Determining Liability in a Truck Accident

The process of determining liability following a truck accident can be much more complicated than in other accident cases.

Pill Mill Doctor on Trial for Murder

A Los Angeles doctor is facing a lifetime in prison for her alleged role in the drug overdose deaths of at least three of her patients.

Compensation for Grief in Pennsylvania

When an individual dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person or a group of people, certain family members of the deceased can...

Slip & Fall Back Injuries and Personal Injury Claims

Slipping, tripping, and falling can lead to severe back injuries. This is especially true in the elderly, or people with preexisting conditions.

Have You Been Injured By Your Car’s Airbag?

Although airbags are used to safeguard the driver and passengers when involved in a car accident, but when defective, they can cause serious...

Xarelto Lawsuit Update

Learn what the current status of lawsuits brought against the prescription drug Xarelto by those who have reported adverse side effects.

What Are the Common Testosterone Therapy Drugs?

Learn which common testosterone therapy drugs are causing adverse side effects and what people are doing about it.

Thousands File Low Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits

New testosterone lawsuits are being filed by men claiming to have experienced negative side effects from taking the drug.

Do I Have the Right to Sue a Doctor Who Wrongfully Accused Me of Child Abuse?

  By HG.org
Being accused of child abuse can be distressing for a parent, especially when it could not be further from the truth. Even if a criminal...

Can I Sue a Doctor for Treating Me Badly?

  By HG.org
Patients instill much trust in their doctors, sharing private information with them in order to receive the best medical treatment. However,...

I’m Being Sued for Posting a Bad Review on the Internet

  By HG.org
In today’s technological world, it is much easier for a client or customer to leave negative feedback about a business after having a bad...

Why Education is the Best Weapon Against Drunk Driving in Texas

Texas has more fatal car accidents involving alcohol than any other state. An approach focused on punishment and not education has not been...

Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits Continue

Lawsuits are still being filed against the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket as new medical studies are being performed.

How a Doctor Can Make or Break a Personal Injury Case

  By HG.org
The injuries that a person suffers in a personal injury case are personal by nature. Two individuals who are involved in the same accident and...

Personal Injury Claims and Gun Violence: What You Need to Know

Learn what to do in the case of a personal injury claim if you are a victim of gun violence.

Denver Releases Police Body Worn Camera Proposal

The city of Denver has completed a six month study concerning the use of body cameras on police and they have created and released a draft...

Is It Malpractice When a Doctor Misses a Diagnosis?

  By HG.org
Every year, there are thousands of medical malpractice lawsuits against a small number of doctors. All too often, these lawsuits stem from...

Florida’s New Service Animal Laws – A Nail without a Hammer

When it comes to service dogs and assistance animals, people often confuse the Federal American with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the Federal...

Understanding California Prop 213 in Car Accident Injury Lawsuits

A unique California law disallows general damages such as pain and suffering to uninsured motorists involved in traffic collisions within the...

Can I Have Google Content Removed?

  By HG.org
As many people know, once information is on the Internet, it can stay there forever. However, some individuals have a legitimate interest in...

Do I Have Any Legal Rights Against a Nonfiction Author?

  By HG.org
When people right their autobiographies or memoirs, they may recount stories that others do not wish to share. While the first amendment...

Electronic Scanning for Recalled Tires

Last month, tire maker Continental recalled over 12,000 tires in two recalls for risk of tread separation and air pressure loss.

OSHA's New Confined Space Mandates

Working in the construction industry is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Workers deal with a variety of hazards on a daily...

Dunkin’ Donuts Sip and Fall Settlement

According to a lawsuit filed in Middlesex County Superior Court, a woman who purchased multiple coffees at Dunkin’ Donuts in Highland Park, New...

Construction Manager Manslaughter Charges

Construction-related deaths often result in civil wrongful death lawsuits.

Three Things You Should Never Tell Your Insurance Company

Your insurance agent may be a friendly individual and perhaps even someone with whom you socialize on occasion. But no matter how friendly or...

Laws for Large Breed Dogs in New Jersey

On May 11, 2015 the Responsible Dog Ownership Act was introduced in New Jersey by Democrat assembly members.

Railroad Industry Safety Under Scrutiny

The Association of American Railroads claim stating 2014 was “the safest year on record for the railroad industry” is under scrutiny by train...

Sidewalk Liability is Property Owner's Responsibility

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that a condominium homeowners’ association should be held liable for injuries sustained by an...

Calculating the Value of a California Workers' Compensation Injury Claim

California workers' compensation makes available to the injured worker a bundle of insurance benefits. The purpose of those benefits is to help...

Proving Liability in a Texas Motor Vehicle Accident

  By HG.org
Motor vehicle accidents comprise a large proportion of personal injury cases. Determining which party is liable for the accident requires a...

China's New Food Food Safety Law

  By MMLC Group
China has experienced significant food quality controversies in recent years, bringing food safety and security to the limelight. Here, we...

What if the Medical Evidence Does not Support My Claim?

To make a personal injury claim, medical evidence is mandatory. Unfortunately, if the medical report is unable to link your injuries to the...

Workers’ Compensation Claims in Nevada

Workers’ Compensation is a statutory system of providing benefits for physical harm that arises in the course and scope of (i.e., during)...

Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

Learn what Social Security Disability benefits are and when you can obtain them.

Obtaining Compensation for Brain Injuries Often Leads to a Complex Legal Showdown with Insurance Companies

Brain injuries change lives. They change the lives of the victim as well as the lives of their family members. Many people need life-long...

The Lion's Share of Motorcycle Accidents Involve Inattentive Drivers

Motorcycles are everywhere, and drivers of cars and trucks should watch out for them. A motorcycle accident is potentially more dangerous than a...

4 Tactics to a Better Premises Liability Case

You have to deal with the insurance company in every premises liability case. For that reason, there are several things to bear in mind....

Should I Join a Class Action Lawsuit Against Volkswagen?

  By HG.org
All over the news are stories about Volkswagen cheating their emissions tests to improve sales and get approval for their vehicles. This has...

Personal Injury Attorneys Help Car Accident Victims Get Full Compensation

It's a day nobody thinks about, but then it happens. A person is involved in a car accident. Nobody wants this in their life. When this day...

Online Defamation

  By HG.org
The Internet has allowed people from across the globe to connect, but it has also provided a way for people to surround themselves in mystery by...

How a Distracted Walking Accident Affects a Pedestrian Accident Claim

In order to file a claim against a driver who hit you while walking you need to prove that you were not at full fault for the accident. If the...

What Can I do if my Neighbor is Causing Water Damage to My Property?

  By HG.org
Neighbor disputes can crop up due to a number of issues, but water damage issues due to the landscape of a neighbor’s property or...

Diabetes Drug Actos Linked to Bladder, Prostate, and Pancreatic Cancer Risk; Thousands File Lawsuits

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the drug, has agreed...

Frequently Asked Questions about Injury Accident Settlements

If you were injured in an accident, and someone is at fault for that accident, you may be able to recoup money for your injuries. Unfortunately,...

New Legislation Protecting Pennsylvania Highway Workers

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are reviewing multiple provisions to discourage speeding in highway work zones.

Work Injury Compensation: Everything You Need to Know

What is the one place most people spend more time in than even their own homes? Even if you discount all those hours staying late at the office...

Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial?

One of the first things that many clients ask is “will my case go to trial?” This question comes from every type of case. It’s understandable...

I Was Involved in a Hit and Run Accident

  By HG.org
Being involved in a hit and run accident can be confusing because the person who is at fault may not have been identified. However, the accident...

When Should I Report Something to the Police before Going to a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Making a police report can be a serious step that some people may prefer to avoid. On the other hand, speaking to a lawyer may not always be the...

Attacked at Work, What Are My Rights?

  By HG.org
Violence is rarely the answer, and this is especially true in the workplace. Yet, physical attacks can and do occur every day. When they happen...

There Is Always the Chance that You May Be Involved in a Car Accident

Most drivers exercise caution when they are behind the wheel. However, even though you may be driving cautiously and doing everything in your...

IVC Filters Have a High Rate of Failure

Learn how the Inferior Vena Cava or IVC filters work and what lawsuits are being brought against the medical device.

Pregnant Drivers: Risk for Car Crash Spikes in Second Trimester

Researchers from Canada have identified a new health risk to worry about during pregnancy: car accident injuries.

Loss of Income or Lost Earning Capacity? Know the Difference

When people imagine car accidents, they think of the physical pain that the victim suffers, or the trauma of the accident itself. What people...

What You Need To Do After Being Bitten By a Vicious Dog

Dog bites occur all the time across the country. Something many people do not realize is that you have legal rights if a dog bites you. You can...

Slip and Fall Accidents in Retail Stores

Injuries from slip and fall accidents in stores are very common. There are many opportunities for customers to become injured.

New Illinois Concussion Law Goes Into Effect

As the end of the summer draws near, tens of thousands of Illinois students and their parents are actively preparing for the upcoming school...

Finding the Right Injury Lawyer to Represent You

Learn the necessary steps to take to find a lawyer you feel comfortable representing you.

The Mechanic Damaged My Vehicle - What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
Question: I took my car in for service and when it was returned, my transmission was no longer working properly. The mechanic said that he...

Parties of Interest in Wrongful Death Claims

The former Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner was involved in a fatal car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway last February.

Settlement for Baby's Death at Military Hospital

When a four-month-old’s parents brought her to the Emergency Room at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 18, 2012, their...


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