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Should You Consult with a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer if Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
There are specific actions you can take to protect your best interests after a collision. Once you take the necessary steps, you should contact a personal injury immediately afterwards. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes were the 11th leading cause of death in the United States in 2009.
Recently as I was driving with my son, we came upon several state police troopers with lights flashing parked on the side of the highway. Off of the highway, down a hill right up against some trees there was a small SUV with damage on every part of it. Clearly, the vehicle had left the road and rolled over several times.
As part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and to help our children make safer driving decisions during April & May 2012 trial attorneys fanned out across the country making presentations at high schools. The presentations were developed by EndDD.org “End Distracted Driving.” 60forSafety.org and Nodd.org in collaboration with safety professionals whose expertise includes framing the appropriate messages to reach teens.
When you or a loved one suffers injuries due to another person’s negligence, you may have a claim for damages against the responsible person. The amount of your claim will determine how much compensation that you may be entitled to receive from the negligent person or persons. There are several types of damages for which you may be eligible as compensation for your injuries.
Cerebral palsy and Erbs (brachial) palsy are two of the most common forms of birth injury. A birth injury is any damage sustained by a mother or infant during labor and delivery, and can range from mild bruising to more serious injuries resulting in brain damage. Most often, cerebral palsy and Erbs palsy develop during the delivery of the child, but sometimes cerebral palsy may develop before or after the child is born.
If you’ve been injured in an accident in which harm was done to you at the hands of someone else, then you need to act quickly to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations runs out. Protect your case with a Fort Lauderdale, Florida personal injury attorney and the tips offered. It is bad enough that you have been injured on someone else’s property or you have been injured in an automobile accident that was not your fault.
I just read a story in the local paper that a 24 year old man killed a 40 year old man because the 24 year old was driving the wrong way on interstate Route 95 in Providence, RI. Although there is no evidence yet as to intoxication or drug use, and everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty, the facts of this case suggest that intoxication or drug use was indeed a factor.
For many years now, the Occupational safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has played a big role in making sure that the federal program governing workers’ compensation plans is up to par. However, it has paid far less attention to individual state plans – until now. As required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act that was established in 1970, the primary purpose of OSHA is to regulate the operation and effectiveness of state and federal workers’ compensation plans.
Some recent examples of nursing home horror stories from New York State and beyond are listed here. There are frequent news stories about the terrible conditions and treatment found in some of the nation's nursing home and assisted living facilities. Some recent examples are listed here:
The natural occurring mineral asbestos is a well-known human carcinogen. Despite the current knowledge of its danger, asbestos has been used prevalently throughout human history and its effects are still being felt today. People normally associate the causes of cancer with tobacco or perhaps exposure to radiation. However, there are a number of harmful materials that, after prolonged exposure, can cause cancer.
We all know the risks involved in using a cell phone or texting while driving. We even know statistics that tell us that drivers using phones are four times more likely to be involved in crashes. However, we often fool ourselves into thinking that we will not be a victim in such accidents. We believe that the numbers do not apply to us.
When an employee is injured on the job, it's natural for that employee to assume that workers' comp will cover his or her expenses. Arizona workers' compensation attorneys know that obtaining the benefits you deserve is not always that easy, nor is it a straightforward process. Filing for benefits is actually quite complicated, and if not done right can result in delayed payment or even denial of benefits.
For years, a mandatory motorcycle helmet law was in effect throughout the state of Michigan. However, recent changes have made the state slightly more lenient regarding the use of motorcycle helmets. Bikers now have the option to ride without a helmet, provided they meet certain requirements under the new law.
Arizona car accident attorneys know that auto accidents are a leading cause of serious and even fatal injuries in the U.S. today. When you have suffered injuries in an accident that was the other driver's fault, it is important that you seek the guidance and expertise of a skilled Arizona car accident lawyer right away.
Although the general public seems to be of the opinion that bikers who drive motorcycles are almost always at fault when an accident occurs, experienced Arizona motorcycle accident attorneys know better. You may ride a motorcycle simply for the enjoyment of feeling free in wide open spaces, or because it's more economical.
Americans experience 3.5 million sports-related concussions every year. During 2009, Soccer alone was blamed for approximately 24,184 head injuries requiring emergency room treatment. Although soccer appears to be a low-contact sport, players and coaches know that looks can be deceiving. Head injuries abound, although many go unrecognized. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans experience 3.5 million sports-related concussions every year.
Hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, and cerebral palsy can all occur from Jaundice, which happens as a result of elevated bilirubin levels. Parents and medical professionals need to watch for the warning signs. There are many potential dangers a newborn child faces when entering this world. Examples include hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, and athetoid cerebral palsy just to name a few. All of these conditions can be traced to an elevated and untreated level of bilirubin in the baby’s blood.
Any Hawaii personal injury lawyer who deals with cases of sexual abuse, knows that exposure to abuse, bullying and other forms of violent behavior in childhood dramatically affects a child’s psychological state. However, a new study finds that the effects of such exposure to violence may actually be more profound than we know.
Brachial plexus injuries very often occur during difficult births, and can result in damage to the infant’s arms and shoulder region. Often, the damage is temporary, and there will be no lasting damage to the health of the child. However, in some cases, the condition can have a long-lasting impact, and can substantially reduce movement and mobility in this area.
A jury has awarded $3.2 million dollars to the family of a man who died in hospice care after leaving a Rocky Ford, Colorado nursing home. The Pioneer Healthcare nursing home is challenging the verdict. At trial, an expert found that the deceased had acquired 16 separate infections during his stay at the nursing home, and over 30 injuries. The final cause of death was determined to be a stage-four bedsore as well as malnutrition and Parkinson’s disease.
Assessing who is at fault for an accident described by one driver as "the other car came out of nowhere."In my many years of practice as an attorney handling car accident cases, I can hardly begin to count the number of times that I have heard a witness say that "the other car came out of nowhere," which is then typically confidently asserted to demonstrate why they were not at fault and the other driver must have been.
In an intense, heated basketball game, it is expected from players of both teams to express their emotions. It is considered normal for a player to express frustration on a referee’s call which he believes is contestable. In some instances, a player from the opposing team may instead keep mum whenever a heckling fan of the home team annoys him.
Builders will often have to deal with alleged construction defects that can cause serious litigation issues. From problems with installed air conditioning to weak structural framing, the common defects that are seen in the construction industry can cause serious problems in real estate law.
New Jersey is one of the few states that has been privileged with a large increase in job listings in the last five years. Over 94,000 jobs were listed for New Jersey early on in 2010, and among those highest in demand were physical therapists and occupational therapists. Both physical and occupational therapists play a huge role in the physical recovery of injury victims, and they provide structured methods and ways for them to return to normal living.
The Missouri Workers' Compensation law provides some relief from the financial strain of being injured on the job or if you are unable to return to work because of your injury. If you or someone you love has been injured or has been exposed to occupational diseases on the job please follow the guidelines below. These guidelines may prove beneficial in your Workers' Compensation case.
When an accident occurs, the most common source of information is a “Traffic Collision Report” prepared by the California Highway Patrol or a local police agency. If you are incapacitated by injuries at the scene of a collision, this report may later be the only way to identify and locate the other parties involved, any witnesses, and insurance information.
Junior Seau Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound – A Look at Concussions and Head Injuries in the NFL
Junior Seau, a highly talented and greatly respected 19 year NFL veteran linebacker, was found dead in his home, on Wed., May 2, 2012, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Seau, aged 43, left behind his grief-stricken mother, three teenage children and countless numbers of heartbroken friends and fans. The ongoing investigation is being conducted as a suicide, according The Oceanside Ca. Police Dept.
Football great Junior Seau’s May 2, 2012 suicide, a result of a self-inflicted gunshot blast to the chest, asks many questions as family, friends, the medical profession and the NFL try to understand why this apparently robust 43 year old former San Diego linebacker – who apparently did not have a history of head injuries - would end his life.
If you’re filing a wrongful death claim, find out the elements of building a successful case. Consult a Denver wrongful death lawyer for help. Losing a loved one can be a terrible ordeal. If the tragic circumstances happen as a result of some kind of avoidable accident, you may have the basis for a Denver wrongful death claim. This kind of claim includes reimbursement on a number of different levels.
While summertime in San Diego may mean fun outdoor activities, people cannot neglect safety. One of the major draws of San Diego and any beach town is the fact that there is plenty of water. In the summertime when the weather gets hot, more and more people travel to recreational pools, lakes and the ocean to cool off. Summer appears as a time where people can let their guard down and just have fun.
Hit and Runs are among the most frustrating types of accidents because they can be difficult to prove, insurance companies won't want to pay, and there is no closure. But don't let yourself be taken advantage of - again. Read these steps for protecting your rights after a hit and run crash.
Road accidents can be very dangerous, especially since they do not pick their victims. Any driver, regardless of his or her age, can become a victim of traffic accident in the United States. According to statistics, even teenage drivers are in threat of sustaining minor to fatal injuries in vehicle accidents. It was estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that every day, some 18 teenagers die because of traffic accidents.
Wrongful death actions typically involve deaths that are caused by automobile accidents, drunk driving accidents, boating accidents, drowning and medical malpractice. However, they can also include accidents in the workplace, nursing home abuse, construction site accidents, violent acts and many more. If the death was caused by accident, or if it should or could have been prevented, it can usually be considered a wrongful death.
A collision involving a large commercial truck typically causes much more severe injuries than accidents between two cars. Trucks can weigh up to 40 times more than the average car and are much greater in weight and size, as a result, most of the fatalities and serious injuries that occur in truck accidents are usually sustained by the occupants of the smaller car.
Though an experienced Kentucky personal injury attorney can recover bike accident compensation for a cyclist when an injury occurs, following Kentucky road rules and not having to collect in the first place is even better for a cyclist. Safety for a bicyclist requires having the right gear, understanding KY traffic laws, and keeping a bike well maintained.
If you've been injured in a premises liability, winning your case will depend a lot on proving that the negligent party was really liable for your injuries. Your Portland premises liability attorney can help. Proving negligence in a premises liability claim can be complicated - Portland premises liability attorneys have to show several things:
If you sustained an injury while on the property of another, you should not be responsible for the consequences. Under premises liability law, the property owner could be held liable for any medical expenses or pain and suffering you went through.
After sustaining severe injuries in a bicycle accident caused by another party, wrongfully injured parties are encouraged to consult a professional San Diego bicycle accident lawyer regarding their potential rights to compensation. Although most bicycle accidents do not involve motor vehicles, in an accident between a bike and a car, the bicyclist frequently suffer severe, and sometimes even fatal injuries.
When a car hits a bicyclist, the aftermath can be tragic, particularly for the cyclist. Cyclists have no barrier to buffer the impact of a 4,000-pound vehicle, which is why cyclists typically suffer severe injuries in a car vs. bicycle accident. Catastrophic injuries, which is are potentially life threatening, disabling injuries, can include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, bone fracture injuries, amputation (severed limb) injuries, internal organ injuries, and head injuries.
There are a number of differences in 18-wheeler and run-of-the-mill auto cases. All of these are important considerations for an attorney handling a commercial motor vehicle collision case and they are good reasons why someone injured by such an accident should contact an attorney promptly.
If you have limited tort on your auto insurance and you were in an accident, it is important to find out if an "exception" is available. There are five exceptions to limited tort in Pennsylvania. When you have limited tort on your automobile insurance policy in Pennsylvania, there are a few exceptions. If you fall under one of the exceptions, then you are entitled to pursue your claim as if you had full tort.
Common carriers include buses, trucks, and taxicabs. Common carriers serve upon reasonable demand by all who seek their services; are held to a high standard of care for the persons and properties entrusted to them; and are limited to incidental damages for breach of duty. Liability is a big issue for buses, trucks, and taxicabs when collisions occur.
A total of 58 workers died in accidents on the job in Massachusetts in 2011. That translates into approximately 1.1 worker fatalities every week. That’s not even including the number of people killed by occupational diseases. According to a new report Dying for Work in Massachusetts, approximately 580 Massachusetts workers died from occupational illnesses in 2011. At least 1,800 workers are believed to have been diagnosed with work exposure-related cancer in 2011.
The author explains the concept of negligence in relation to a slip and fall accident. Colorado personal injury lawsuits, much like in the rest of the country, hinge upon proving fault or negligence. When a person fails at fulfilling their responsibility, they can be held responsible for personal injury.
The author explains the concept of carpal tunnel syndrome in relation to worker´s compensation. Colorado lawsuits, much like in the rest of the country, hinge upon proving occupational disease or illness. When a person is diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, he or she might be entitled to receive worker´s compensation.
The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft has been implanted into thousands of patients for spinal fusion surgery. Although the medical device was approved for only one purpose, analysts estimate that as much as 85.2 percent of Infuse use was for off-label purposes.
In many states, the statute of limitations for pharmaceutical injury lawsuits is one year, and we believe the manufacturer of Actos will argue that the statute of limitations began running on June 15, 2011, when the FDA issued a warning about the link between Actos and bladder cancer. Thus, patients who developed bladder cancer while on Actos should contact an attorney immediately to ensure their claims are preserved.
Throughout Seattle, law enforcement agencies routinely set up DUI checkpoints. These checkpoints are intended to catch people who are driving under the influence of alcohol. If you are stopped at a DUI checkpoint and you are found to be intoxicated and arrested for a DUI, it is absolutely imperative you consult with a DUI attorney Seattle WA as soon as possible. A DUI attorney Seattle WA can review the case against you and the manner in which evidence was obtained.
People who get in an accident are often not thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney right away. But there are several reasons why it is a good idea to get an attorney involved as soon as possible if you have been injured. The process of getting treated for an injury and then going through recovery is long and difficult. If you do not have someone speaking on your behalf, then you may find yourself going through the process alone and paying bills that you should not have to pay.
Dogs are commonly referred to as man’s best friend, yet each year 4.5 million people are bitten by the animals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of the victims of these attacks are children, which leads some parents to wonder if owning dogs puts their little ones at risk of serious harm.
If you are drowning in debt, often the best and only real solution to your problem is to file bankruptcy with the help of a bankruptcy attorney Seattle. While you may be offered other "solutions," by companies who promise to make your debt problems go away, unfortunately you will often find yourself in a much worse position if you take advantage of these offers than you would be if you just got help from a bankruptcy attorney Seattle and filed bankruptcy in the first place.
The vast majority of us will need to entrust an elderly family member’s care to a stranger at some point in time. This may be for anything from a monthly home visit by a caregiver, to full-time, around the clock nursing home care. Unfortunately, statistics tell us that elderly Americans are also being abused, neglected and generally taken advantage of at an alarming rate.
Like all states, Seattle has strict rules when it comes to minors and driving while intoxicated or impaired by alcohol. Because the rules are so stringent when it comes to minors and DUI, it is imperative to contact a Seattle DUI lawyer if your child is charged with driving under the influence.
Many people think of the enjoyment and relaxation that comes along with being on a boat. There is also a negative side to the event when an act of negligence and moment of recklessness ends in an accident. Many are aware of the severity of car accidents. We see the images on the news and can even witness them firsthand when driving on the freeway. The danger of driving is clearly evident. An area that can tend to be overlooked for its dangerous tendencies is boating.
There is a lot of work and skill that goes into settling motor vehicle accident cases. Still, some people injured in car accidents choose to handle their cases without lawyers. In most cases, it is recommended that victims injured in car accident cases hire an experienced attorney to handle the complexities that arise in car accident cases. However, there are some cases where it is not absolutely necessary to consult an attorney when you are in a motor vehicle accident.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents today. Distracted driving comes in many forms including talking on the cell phone while driving, texting while driving, and eating. It is any form of driving in which a driver's hands, eyes, or mental attention are distracted from their duties in driving a motor vehicle. Using a mobile device is the most common form of distracted driving, given the increased popularity of cell phone usage.
Legal advice so that you know your rights and understand the legal procedures for a workers' compensation case. Workers' Compensation is the name given to a system of laws meant to protect injured workers. If a person is injured on the job, the goal is to make sure that the employee receives the appropriate medical care and lost wages compensation.
Throughout the day there are many occurrences that can go wrong and lead to an injury. Sometimes the extent is so severe it results in a wrongful death that takes the life of the victim and devastates their loved ones. Personal injuries are some of the most difficult situations that you can face. There are countless ways that they can affect the lives of those that are victimized by an act of carelessness.
One common trick played by insurance companies is to claim that a personal injury victim’s injuries were “pre-existing” and therefore, their insured is not responsible for any damages. In truth, there are seldom any true cases involving “pre-existing injuries” when that term is given its plain and ordinary meaning.
Social Security disability qualifications will depend on your work situation and the severity of your impairment. A Social Security disability attorney in Raleigh, N.C., may be able to help. In order to obtain disability benefits, there are Social Security disability qualifications that you must meet. Even then, you will need to be able to support this with ample evidence.
In short, Texas drunk driving accident cases pose a significant risk to insurance companies who choose to go to trial. Over the last twenty-five years much as changed in Texas for personal injury victims. Generally, between court rulings and legislative changes, the environment in Texas has become much less plaintiff friendly and very much defense oriented.
Depression may result after a drunk driver accident in Fulton County causes injuries. Depression may result from shock, coping with injuries or losing a loved one. Understand that DUI victims have legal options when it comes to seeking treatment -- and compensation -- for their condition. The days following a serious car crash can be confusing and frustrating, especially as victims try to cope with the trauma they’ve experienced.
This article explores the intricacies of Alabama's governmental entity statutory damage cap and analyzes the impact of the cap on individuals injured in a car accident caused by state or local government employees. Due to the statutory cap, many car accident victims are left with substantial financial burdens and may never receive full compensation for their injuries.
Although human error and inattention play a major role in many accidents, defective vehicles are also frequently to blame. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regularly issues vehicle recalls when it discovers that specific autos have serious safety defects. Consumers must pay close attention to these recalls so they can avoid driving cars that can cause serious injuries or even death.
Broward County, Florida – The Florida legislature, with the full support of Florida governor Rick Scott, recently amended the laws governing Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits under Florida’s motor vehicle No-Fault law. The changes will become effective January 13, 2013.
The Medtronic Infuse bone graft is a medical device used to treat degenerative disc disease of the lower back. Despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not approve the medical device for use in the cervical (neck) spine, the bone graft has been frequently used to treat disc damage in the neck.
Kansas City personal injury attorneys handle far more than claims involving those injured in a car accident. Whether you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall or workplace accident, because of a dog bite, or even due to medical negligence, you need strong legal guidance and support on your side. Why? Because without a lawyer, it's very likely that you will be offered only a small portion of what you actually deserve, which means that you could face financial issues.
Environment laws protect our natural resources by regulating businesses that have the potential to impact them. Due to the importance of these laws, the Environmental Protection Agency was formed as a federal agency whose main task is to control and decrease pollution by researching potential hazards, monitoring companies that may cause environmental harm, setting standards of practice to minimize environmental impact and enforcing punishments for those who violate environmental regulations.
Trucks are heavy, large, and their drivers are often overworked - there are many reasons to be more wary of trucks on the road. But if you've been injured in a truck accident, you may be okay as many truck companies have commercial insurance with higher policy limits than individual drivers.
Not all costs involved in litigation are how much you pay your solicitor or attorney. There are hidden costs. Most people should know that when they instruct a solicitor, it will cost them money. Solicitors charges are either calculated by way of a fixed fee, a percentage of damages or the estate, or by reference to time spent multiplied by an hourly rate. In addition, clients may be asked to pay for something called disbursements – fees paid to other people, usually experts, or court fees etc.