Personal Injury Law Articles

Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide
discussing legal aspects related to Personal Injury.

Dangerous Roadside Conditions in Ft. Lauderdale

Drivers Killed After Leaving their Disabled Cars - In the past year and a half, there have been at least 11 incidents of drivers or Good Samaritans hit and killed on South Florida roadways. Victims include 2 people who stopped to help a driver and all three were hit by a car and killed. Another incident involved 4 people who were outside their car after an accident on the interstate and were struck and killed by a drunk driver who fled the scene.

How the Tort Law Protects Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Victims

Every Los Angeles motorcyclist should know how the tort law gives them protection from unnecessary expenses in case they get involved in an accident. Under the said law, motorcycle accident victims may be entitled to damages in case they get involved in an accident that was caused by another party. Definition of Torts: In order for riders to fully appreciate and understand the tort law, it is essential to define “torts.”

Damages as a Matter of Law in an Alabama Auto Accident Case

This article discusses a critical distinction between the amount of damages and the existence of damages under Alabama law. The artcile explains how this distinction can be used to a plaintiff's advantage in a motion for summary judgment in an Alabama personal injury case. Specifically, the distinction may allow an injured individual to obtain a judgment as a matter of law that he or she is entitled to damages, leaving only the amount of damages to a jury.

Work-Life Balance Can Reduce Workplace Injury Risks

Studies have found that lower work-family stress can lead to more productive workers and a lowered risk of on the job accidents. According to new data, reducing workplace injury risks could be as simple as encouraging your workers to develop a better balance between work and their personal lives. The study by the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health found that workers, who spend more time on their personal lives, could actually have a reduced risk of workplace accidents.

Filing a Wrongful Death Suit Has Strict Guidelines

Although you may have lost your favorite niece or nephew in a car crash or other accident in California, you can't file even file an amicus brief in a wrongful-death suit because you are a second-level relative, unless you can prove that you were the primary caregiver of the victim. The way the the system works in California. Not only is the time limit short in filing wrongful-death actions, but the degree of relationship to the deceased is the key.

Medical Malpractice Responsible for Birth Injuries, Including Cerebral Palsy

Two major types of birth injuries can occur as a result of medical malpractice, these include a traumatic brain injury and a lack of oxygen to the brain of the infant. If a birth injury is the result of medical malpractice, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit. A birth injury or birth defect can be one of the most difficult and stressful situations a family may encounter.

Filing Car Accident Case Caused by Defective Product

Los Angeles car accidents are not all caused by drivers’ negligence as there are times wherein the car manufacturers are at fault. There are many causes of traffic crashes in Los Angeles and they include defective car parts. Under the tort law, a person who gets injured as a result of using defective product may be entitled to personal injury damages.

Life Insurance Benefits: Applications, Exclusions, Denial and Payment

Life insurance seems like it is handed out like flyers on the Las Vegas strip. It’s a dirty business with insurance companies collecting premiums and hoping you don’t die before the policy expires, or looking for a reason to delay or deny payment if you do die. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of life insurance claims.

What You Should Know About Obtaining Compensation for Your Personal Injuries

Introduction - Accidents resulting in personal injuries are a common occurrence in our daily lives. In addition to auto accidents, we may suffer personal injuries or property damage in accidents in the home, at business premises or on streets and sidewalks. Injuries may also be caused by carelessness of doctors, lawyers and other professionals. You can protect yourself by consulting a lawyer if you suffer an injury or property damage as a result of an accident.

New Georgia Commission on Teen Driving Being Created

In a boost to focus safety programs to teen drivers, this new commission will pull together Georgia teens to help state officials. Governor Nathan Deal recently announced the creation of the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will spearhead the commission, choosing 15-20 teen drivers selected from applications.

Liability of Trucking Companies in Hiring

An injury, even after a trucking accident, is alone not enough to warrant a personal injury recovery. An injured person must prove that someone is liable, whether through negligence or some other theory of liability. One common theory of liability against trucking companies after an accident is “negligent hiring.” Negligent hiring is a theory of liability where the plaintiff accuses an employer of failing to exercise reasonable care in hiring an employee or retaining an independent contractor.

Expert Witnesses in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

According to a news article on expert witnesses in complicated cases, sometimes parties may not settle a lawsuit until after experts issue reports or provide testimony on what the average person knows and what the expert knows.

Pennsylvania Hospital Infections Rates Are Down

In a report released February 2012, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council stated inpatient infection rates at hospitals are down. This will surely affect the number of medical malpractice claims relating to infections by medical care providers which can cause people to die.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Tennessee

When our elderly cannot care for themselves properly due to illness or due to advanced age, they may need to spend their remaining years in nursing homes. We expect them to receive the care they require and treated with dignity and compassion. In actuality, what we want to happen is often far different from what really goes on in many nursing home facilities.

Simple Medical and Legal Background on Slip and Fall Accidents in Los Angeles

Slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of injuries in the United States, just behind road accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of Americans get involved and injured in slip and fall accidents. Because of the frequency of such accidents, it is necessary for all Los Angeles citizens to know the medical and legal rudiments involved in slip and fall incidents.

Laptops Can Cause Injury

College students, professionals, and writers may want to think twice about pulling all-nighters to write “A” papers or a stellar column. A recently published article in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that chronic exposure to the heat from the underside of a laptop can lead to injuries.

Hospital Malpractice and Doctor Malpractice

Hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice is an alarming problem that results in hundreds of thousands of patients losing their lives each year in the United States and medication errors which results in over 1.5 million Americans being injured as well. When doctors or hospitals are negligent with the medical care they provide to their patients, serious injuries or death can occur.

Does a Severely Injured Plaintiff Have a Right to Be in the Courtroom?

Defendants in cases involving severe injuries including brain injury, spinal cord, or burn injury, often request that the injured plaintiff is not present in the courtroom during the trial. The defense’s argument is that the plaintiff cannot contribute to the proceedings in any meaningful way due to the extent of the injuries.

The Use of Subpoenas in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case

Subpoenas are useful tools in personal injury cases because they are a way of compelling documents, information or witnesses. A subpoena is a document issued through the Court that compels a "third-party" (that is, a person or company that is not one of the parties to a lawsuit) to either: appear and testify or give documents. Since third-parties are not part of the lawsuit, the subpoena is the way the Court has authority to require them to cooperate.

Study Reveals Startling Hospital ICU Misdiagnosis Statistics

When a Patient Dies in an Intensive Care Unit, There Is a 28 Percent Chance That a Diagnosis Was Missed - When John Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers examined diagnosis errors in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), they expected to find some room for improvement in patient care. However, the lead author of the study, Dr. Bradford Winters, described the results as “surprising and alarming.”

How to File an Illinois Nursing Home Complaint

Often, people have not filed a formal nursing home complaint simply because they are unsure how or unaware that they can. A nursing home complaint can be filed when the negligence, misconduct, or abuse of a nursing home facility or caregiver causes you or your loved one to suffer. Filing a complaint should lead to an investigation into the facility.

3 Common Practices of California Drivers that Lead to Road Accidents

California is undeniably a hotspot for auto accidents. According to available statistics for 2006, out of the total 46,642 fatal car accidents in the country, more than 4,200 happened in California – making it the deadliest among U.S. states in terms of traffic accidents. Meanwhile, there are various causes of fatal car crashes in the Golden State, and knowing them can help citizens save their own and their loved ones’ lives.

Bicycle Magazine's Top 50 Bike-Friendly American Cities

Recently, Bicycle Magazine ranked America’s cities in terms of how bicycle friendly they are. The magazine looked at cities that had a population of 95,000 or more, a robust cycling infrastructure, and a vibrant biking culture. Here are the top 10 bicycle-friendly cities:

Common Injuries from Bicycle Accidents

The common bike accident where a biker falls or is knocked to the ground tends to be followed by common accident injuries especially including wrist bone breaks/fractures. Often times we see Roswell bike accidents involving a bicycle and a car. But there are accidents that can happen between cyclists and other cyclists. Earlier this year, we had a client who was riding his bike along Riverside Road in the right shoulder of the right-hand side of the road, in accordance with Georgia traffic laws.

Medical Malpractice: Be Aware of These Common Types of Emergency Room Errors

There are some common emergency room errors that are often caused by negligence that could lead to serious or fatal injuries. Demanding and fast-paced, an emergency room’s environment can unfortunately lead to errors. You may deserve compensation through a medical malpractice claim if you or someone you love has suffered serious or fatal injuries because of a preventable mistake.

How Hospital Negligence Contributes to Blood Transfusion Errors

Hospital negligence can lead to blood transfusion errors that result in injuries and even fatalities. Blood transfusion errors include: • Mislabeled blood; • The wrong patient receiving a blood transfusion; • The patient receiving the wrong blood type; • Hospital staff failing to respond to the signs and symptoms of a blood transfusion error;...

Birth Asphyxia and Birth Hypoxia from Medical Malpractice

Birth asphyxia and birth hypoxia happens if a baby doesn’t receive an adequate supply of oxygen before, during, or immediately following birth. Depending on the amount of oxygen the infant is deprived of, how long the event lasts, and how promptly and effectively the medical staff takes corrective action to repair the problem will determine the extent of damage to the baby’s brain.

Legal Rights of Nurses Injured Wearing Skechers Work Shape-Ups

Skechers Work Shape-Ups were heavily marketed to workers as an easy and safe way to “shape up while you work.” The nonslip version of the toning shoes were especially marketed to nurses who spend most of their work day on their feet on an average workday of 12 hours.

The Perils of Distracted Driving Advice From Your Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney

Distracted driving has made nationwide headlines in recent years as cell phone usage and text messaging has skyrocketed, both for social and business purposes. Unfortunately, as your Boca Raton car accident attorney knows, distracted driving due to cell phone use has become a significant factor in many traffic-related injuries and deaths.

The Current State of Automobile Accident Law in Los Angeles

The busy roads of this city often witness car accidents, motorcycle accidents or other automobile accidents that lead to the situation of seeking help from the Automobile Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles or from the law firms. Severe and catastrophic injuries often appear after the serious accidents and when it is a place like Los Angeles, which contains a huge population and a number of vehicles on road, than it is not surprising to hear about the accident news, almost every day.

Two Types of Settlements for California Slip and Fall Accident Claim

Personal injury settlements are awarded to victims of negligence-related accidents such as slip and fall mishaps. Pursuant to tort law, when a person’s negligence caused harm or injury to another individual, he or she may be required to provide compensations to the victim. In case the case is not brought to court, the liable parties and victims may opt to agree to settle the case. This is common in many injury accidents such as slip and fall accidents.

Proper Car Seats are Best Way to Prevent Children's Injuries From Car Crash

Child Passenger Safety Week takes places nationally and locally this year from September 16-22. Learn what you can about installing car seats properly. In the past five years, more than 180 children in Georgia have been in a traffic crash and were consequently saved from serious injury and/or death by a car seat or a booster seat, according to the Newnan County Times-Herald.

How to Avoid Falling Asleep at the Wheel

Falling asleep at the wheel can be as dangerous as drunk driving, and causes several fatal crashes every year. Here's a quick guide to avoiding this common but dangerous driving error. Now, we are not advocating driving when you are tired. If you are tired, pull over. But if you feel you have to drive, here are some useful tips.

Muscle and Ligament Tears from Wearing Skechers Shape-Ups

Skechers is currently facing dozens of lawsuits filed by consumers who suffered injuries, allegedly, as a result of wearing the Skechers Shape-Ups. With more than 250 reports of adverse events have been filed by Skechers Shape-Ups consumers, the toning shoes are the cause for a variety of different types of injuries including:

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Complications

Spinal fusion is a surgical technique used to treat fractured or broken vertebrae. Typically, supplementary bone tissue is harvested from other areas of the body and used to stimulate bone growth in the damaged area, and fuse the vertebrae. This procedure immobilizes the spinal joints and eliminates the pain and discomfort caused by the abnormal motion of faulty vertebrae.

Auto Accident Application is of Major Help in a Serious Auto Accident

Most people are shocked and terrified after suffering an auto accident. They are confused regarding what exactly to do. If the individual possess an auto accident application job becomes much easy for the person. Just pressing few buttons it will do all major taks. Auto accident is the major cause behind serious injuries and death of many on the roads of the US.

Injuries at Work in Pennsylvania Due to an Unsafe Condition Caused by a Third-Party

If a serious injury happens at work which was caused by a person or entity other than the employer, the injury person may have a personal injury claim. In Pennsylvania, if you were injured at work due to an unsafe condition caused by a "third party" you might have a claim for personal injury. Understand that you can not sue your employer for personal injury due to the Worker's Compensation Law, you can only bring a worker's comp claim against your employer.

Responsibility of Aerodrome Operators - Bird Strikes in Malta

Nicholas Valenzia (Mamo TCV Advocates examines the judgment in Air Malta plc and Shield Insurance Company (Guernsey) Limited v. Malta International Airport plc (by Justice Raymond C. Pace presiding the First Hall of the Civil Court ) : The author was involved in this litigation as a member of the plaintiffs’ external counsel team.

Extremely Painful yet Common Spinal Disc Injuries

The human spine is made up of vertebrae stacked vertically and discs that cushion between each vertebral body. Each disc contains a tire-like outer band (annulus fibrosus) that surrounds a gel-like substance (nucleus pulposus), according to the Colorado Cooperative Spine Center. These “cushions” act like shock absorbers as the vertebra twist and bend. But, it is important to note that as you age, discs will begin to harden and become less elastic.

Pedestrian-Car Crashes are on the Rise as a World Health Problem

The authors discuss how easily pedestrians can be involved in a serious car accident. There are more than 1 million deaths per year of people involved in road crashes around the world and a majority of these deaths involve pedestrians. The World Health Organization, Harvard University, and The World Bank commissioned a study that examined global health concerns.

Insurance Information Generally Not Admissible in Injury Cases

Why you probably can't sue an insurance company for your accident. Many of my clients ask me why I don’t file suit against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. After all, it is the insurance company’s adjuster who I have been negotiating with for months before filing suit. The reason I don’t name the insurance company in the lawsuit is that generally, Georgia law says I can’t.

How Can I Determine the Worth of "Pain and Suffering" in a Claim?

If you are bringing an injury claim after an accident, you are entitled to non-economic damages also known as pain and suffering. These damages are VERY hard to determine because there is a large number of factors that insurance adjusters consider when determining the worth of your case. Learn what constitutes non-economic damages and the details that could affect your claim.

Boating Accidents Frequent at Lakes Across Georgia

As Georgians enjoy boating, skiing, tubing, and more, high profile boat accidents keep lake patrons conscious of the possibility of an accident. Any of Georgia’s lakes- Lake Lanier, Lake Oconee, Hartwell Lake, Allatoona Lake, and many more. Located in the northern part of Georgia, Lake Lanier boasts 692 miles of shoreline and 59 square miles of water at a normal level. It is one of the more popular lakes in Georgia.

Avoid Alpharetta Bike Accidents by Properly Wearing Your Bike Helmet

Helmets in conjunction with riding safely can prevent serious bike accidents. Many Georgia cyclists think that a helmet will not fully protect them. But, why take that chance? Seeing numerous Alpharetta bike accident cases, we encourage all cyclists across Georgia to bike safely and follow Georgia bike laws.

Gestational Hypertension and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension / PIH

Gestational hypertension or PIH can lead to a low birth weight for the baby or premature delivery which poses additional health risks to the child. If the hypertension becomes severe, it can lead to preeclampsia or eclampsia which can cause serious injuries or even death to both the mother and child.

Aggressive Truck Driving across the State of Georgia

With major interstates not only running through metro-Atlanta but also north and south of the capital city, Georgia's highways are a commonplace for trucking accidents caused by aggressive driving. Aggressive driving is on the rise in the U.S. for both truck drivers and drivers of passenger vehicles.

4 Tips on How You Can Win Your Motorcycle Accident Case

It is not a new fact that motorcycle accident cases are difficult to pursue, not to mention to win. The complicated legal proceedings and actions involved in pursuing these cases are among the apparent causes for the involved complexities. It is not a new fact that motorcycle accident cases are difficult to pursue, not to mention to win.

How to Deal with Foorne Illness and Infection

Listeria, salmonella, vibrio, and campylobacter are some of the main pathogens that cause foorne infections and illnesses in our country. The University of Massachusetts recently completed a five-year study of Salmonella to identify ways to prevent and detect foorne illness bacteria that has been making millions throughout our country seriously ill.

Posting Information on Social Media After an Accident

Lets face it - social media is not going away, at least not for now. More and more people are joining the social media world of Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Google+. Anyone who is a member of the social media world needs to be aware of the fact that anything he or she says or posts following an accident can come back to haunt them.

Broken Steps, Pools, and Other Common Homeowner Liability Dangers that You Need to Know

Owing a home is part of the American dream but if you're not careful it can become a nightmare. Identifying sources of lawsuits, and taking steps to avoid them can lower your risk of becoming a liability casualty and keep yourself a happy homeowner. Being a homeowner comes with many perks, not the least of which is the freedom of having your own “castle.” However, it also comes with certain responsibilities, since you may be held liable for incidents that occur on your property.

Preventing Bike Accidents by Riding Safely

An alternative transportation method, bicycling needs to be taken just as seriously and responsibly as driving a car, bus, truck, or motorcycle. Caution, bike riders! There are many hazards cyclists face while out and about on Atlanta streets. The most common injury sustained by cyclists is caused from cars but can just as easily be caused by a truck, motorcycle, another cyclist or even a loose dog.

Motor Vehicle Accidents on the Reservation

There are a lot of things to be concerned with after a car accident, but when you are on vacation on the reservation, there is one extra worry: What happens if you get into an accident in on the Indian reservation? Will the law be the law that you have come to expect in car accidents? Will you have to have your lawyer file your suit in a tribal court?

Safety Information to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle is a fun experience for many reasons, but it comes with dangerous possibilities if involved in an accident. Motorcycle riding offers time spent outside, traveling to new beautiful places. It also offers that social community of others who enjoy what you enjoy while being able to meet new motorcycle enthusiasts. Here in Georgia, there are beautiful roadways to ride. North Georgia offers a multitude of riding choices and destinations.

Who Does Liability Fall with for Dog Bite and Attack Cases?

As dogs come in all shapes and sizes, dogs also come with ranges of temperaments and personalities. The way they are raised and treated can affect a dog’s behavior, specifically their aggression level. There are generally known more aggressive breeds of dogs, but at the end of the day, any dog can bite or attack any person. And, whether the attack is provoked or not by the injured person, there are still laws that lay the liability with the dog’s owner or caretaker.

Deposition in a Personal Injury Case

Expert witness depositions are critical to discovery and the outcome of litigation in wrongful death, personal injury, workers’ compensation cases. Most complex cases do not settle until after the experts provide deposition testimony.

Questions to Ask Your Potential Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer

Finding a lawyer is easy. Finding the right lawyer for you and your case can be hard. But if you need an Oregon personal injury lawyer, you should know the questions to ask to make sure he or she will meet your needs.

Personal Injury 101: What to Do if you Suffer a Personal Injury

Today’s average consumer faces an ever-increasing variety of personal injury dangers. These include everything from unsafe foods and untested products to burns, assaults, dog bites and poisoning. Many personal injuries are the result of car and truck accidents (9 out of 10 motorists will eventually be involved in an accident in their lifetimes). An average of 11,000 personal injury accidents occur every hour in the United States.

Bad Chest Injuries from Slip and Fall Acidents and Car Accidents

Kalka & Baer's accident attorneys give a description of some serious chest injuries that commonly result from motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents. Chest injuries are one of the more common types of injuries a person will sustain from a car accident. Sometimes even these injuries are caused by the protective force of a seatbelt or airbag. Serious slip and fall accidents can result in bad chest injuries as well.

Rear-End Accidents From Atlanta Traffic

Driving comes with responsibility. Not only is a driver responsible for himself/herself but also for other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and anyone else on the road. Safe driving is the number one way to prevent car accidents. The capital of the South has been ranked numerous times as one of the top U.S. cities with the highest amount of traffic. One of America's top 8 worst cities related to traffic, as cited by The Weather Channel, Atlanta’s highways are congested daily.

First Mesh Implant Case Earns $5.5 Million in Damages

For some time, the FDA has been aware of side effects related to vaginal mesh implants. The first case involving these side effects went to trial in California and earned a multi-million dollar settlement. According to the FDA, complications with vaginal mesh implants are not uncommon. A vaginal mesh (also known as an urogynecologic surgical mesh implant) is a medical product used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Stay Safe This Summer

Accident risks will remain disproportionately high over the next few weeks, as thousands of Bostonians take to the highways for summer trips and vacations. The months of May right through August are some of the most accident-prone months of the year, with the most dangerous days of the year falling during these weeks.

Will My Car Insurance Cover Me if I'm Injured Due to a Hit and Run Driver?

In Pennsylvania, you may be able to recover damages for injuries by a hit and run driver if you have Uninsured Motorist Coverage on your insurance policy. If you injured in a car accident due to a hit and run driver, you should first contact the Police and make a Report. It may be that you can identify the vehicle or the license plate number. If that driver is later found, you would have a right to make a claim for bodily injuries and damages if the driver has insurance coverage.

Tips for Preventing Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists and all motor vehicle drivers are at risk for an accident every time they drive. There are a vast number of events that can lead to an accident, and understanding these events can help lead to better accident prevention.

Plano Personal Injury Lawyers Work Diligently to Protect Victims Injured Due to Negligence

Why should you hire a Plano personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in a car accident, or any accident caused by someone else? The fact is, most people are not familiar with the laws, and what they are actually legally entitled to. Essentially, you may be taken advantage of by the defendant's insurance company without skilled legal guidance.

Oregon Wrongful Death Claims: Laws and Time Limits

If your loved one has been killed in an accident, you can file a wrongful death claim. In Oregon, however, there are time limits as well as limits on who can file the claim, and what damages can be compensated. Who can bring a wrongful death claim? ORS 30.020 says that the following people (or their legal representatives) are entitled to bring wrongful death claims against the person who caused the death:

Obamacare’s Impact on Alabama Personal Injury Claims

This article discusses the potential impact that the PPACA ("Obamacare") may have on Alabama personal injury claims. Specifically, the article dicusses how medical liens currently affect an injured individual's recovery. The article also explains how the PPACA may actually allow personal injury victims to obtain a larger portion of their overall recovery.

Wrongful Death in Pennsylvania

A motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, poorly maintained premises or even a workplace accident that is due to a wrongful act, a negligent act, a violent act or neglect may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania. A wrongful act, a negligent act, a violent act or neglect that results in death may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania.

Choosing a Doctor After a Workplace Injury

The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is set up to provide payment of medical expenses and lost wages related to an on-the-job injury. In-order to start off the process, a worker must simply report the injury to his or her employer. The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is set up to provide payment of medical expenses and lost wages related to an on-the-job injury.

A Cure in Sight for Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the brain before or during birth or in the first few years of life, and has no known cure. Recent studies that utilize a child’s own stem cells to repair damaged neural tissue, may provide new or renewed hope for vast improvement, and even a cure, for children diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

$78 Million for Delayed C-Section Resulting in Lifelong Injury: A Breakdown of PA Damages

Putting a dollar figure on a catastrophic event, particularly a birth injury that quickly turned what should have been a joyful day into a lifelong struggle with cerebral palsy is not easy and will never come close to putting a family back in the same position it would have been but for the negligence of another.

Settlements vs. Verdicts in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Regarding personal injury lawsuits, you’ve probably heard of “settlements” or “verdicts” recovered for the injured. But what is the difference between the two, and how can you know which type of outcome will be in your best interests? Here, we will address these two terms independently of one another in order to provide a clear explanation of how they differ and how they may affect you.

Facts About Drowning

Drowning is one of those types of experiences that many people fear the most, and one that most parents fear their child will fall victim to. Contrary to popular belief, drowning doesn’t happen like it does in the cinema. While media depictions often include a loud, violent struggle, the truth is that an asphyxiated person can seldom call for help.

Dnt Txt N Drv: Keeping Teen Drivers Safe in Florida

Distracted driving causes devastating accidents, prompting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recommend all states ban the use of phones in vehicles entirely. At least 35 states have already enacted prohibitions on texting while driving, but not Florida.

Faster Diagnosis Could Lead to Effective Brain Injury Treatment

A hand-held diagnostic tool that can help administer a blood test to diagnose brain injury could speed up the way these catastrophic injuries are diagnosed and subsequently treated in the US. Scientists at the University of Lincoln-Nebraska have announced that they are continuing work on the development of a handheld brain injury detection device. The device would check for the presence of a specific protein that is released when an injury occurs.

Swimming Pools and the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine in Florida

Under the law, residential property owners have a duty of care to children who are visiting their homes, including those who trespass on their property. Your Boca Raton injury lawyer advises that backyard swimming pools in the state of Florida are a frequent source of accidents and liability under Florida’s attractive nuisance doctrine.

Bike Sharing Raises Helmet Issue

Many cities have established programs for bicycle sharing. Sometimes it seems as if there are no downsides to bike sharing programs, however, there are public safety concerns associated with bike share programs – concerns that must be addressed as alternative transportation systems such as bicycle sharing grow in popularity.

Sometimes, Dangerous Intersections Can Be Fixed Only After Community Activism

Middle school students in the Bronx have taken up the cause of improving the safety of city streets. The city responded to student concerns by installing a No Standing sign to prohibit parking close to the intersection, allowing pedestrians to see and be seen.

New Dialysis Risks: Pete Maughan on the Recall of Dialysis Drugs GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®

A lot of questions have been raised following the recent developments concerning Fresenius Medical Care and their dialysis treatment products GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® after a memo was leaked to the FDA in which Fresenius warned doctors about the potentially dangerous side effects of its products. To help clarify, Pete Maughan, a Chief Medical Liaison at, has laid out the facts of the case and brings us up-to-date on the latest developments.

Shoulder Injuries After a Car Accident

Shoulder injuries are common after an auto accident, but the shoulder is very complex and injuries are not always diagnosed in a timely manner because it can be difficult to determine the source of pain. But shoulder injuries need to be treated, and your treatments can be compensated through insurance.

Fatal Day Care Accident Leads to Multiple Lawsuits

Child care injuries are alarmingly common and the harm may result from a variety of sources. However, all day care accidents typically involve employee negligence or recklessness. Just weeks ago, a day care van filled with children veered wildly toward oncoming traffic before leaving the road and crashing into a tree. The accident injured 15 passengers — 14 of them children — and killed a 31-year-old woman.

How Employers Can Host A Summer Party Without Getting Burned

  By Kurker Law
From Memorial Day barbeques, Fourth of July fireworks, Labor Day soirees and many pub-crawls and Friday afternoon happy hours in between, the summer season offers employees and employers the opportunity to bond outside of the workplace. While these events can serve to strengthen employment relationships and build morale, they also can be a hotbed for employer liability.

Overview: Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

If you have a valid medical malpractice claim, act now before the time limit. Call an Elyria medical malpractice attorney about statutes of limitations. Medical malpractice occurs from negligence caused by medical professionals and/or staff. It can refer to botched surgeries, unnecessary medical procedures, improper administration of medication, disability, impairment or even death.

Dangerous Drugs During Pregnancy: Injuries and Illnesses

Common prescriptions can be dangerous drugs for your unborn child during pregnancy. Almost all pregnant women know to stay away from illegal drugs while pregnant because of the risk for birth defects in their unborn children, but what about prescription drugs? If they are relatively safe for you to use when you’re not pregnant, shouldn’t they be safe when you are pregnant? Unfortunately, the answer is no.

Do Not Boat and Drink

As the summer winds down, it is important to stay safe on the water. Remember to follow the law and do not drink alcohol and operate a vessel, because just like driving under the influence, boating under the influence is illegal. Individuals are not allowed to operate a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Personal Injury Claims against the State or Local Government in Pennsylvania

State and Local Governments in Pennsylvania have "sovereign immunity" to personal injury claims except where there is an exception. One main exception is where there is a defect to the property that caused the injury. Injury Claims against Local Governments and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania require that there be an exception to "sovereign immunity".

Defamation and the Internet in the Bahamas

A defamatory comment can destroy both a person’s character and professional reputation. But a ruined reputation can be salvaged with expert legal advice. Online defamation is a clearly damaging and untrue statement that is published online. The twenty first century internet has vastly multiplied the avenues through which comments are published and spread.

Road Accidents Caused by Negligent California Drivers

Car accidents may just seem to be simple fender benders but there are times when they result in serious and life-altering situations. In the State of California, for example, car accidents are quite common as thousands of Californians get injured and get killed each year due to such mishaps.

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

There are several common causes of construction site accidents, and if you are considering hiring a personal injury lawyer, make sure they understand these causes and how to deal with them in a claim. There are thousands of construction sites, and hundreds of thousands construction workers, in the U.S. - and unfortunately, that means a lot of construction accidents.

When an Injury Case is Resolved in Court

There are some personal injury claims that will not be resolved through a settlement. These include cases in which the insurance company disputes that their client was responsible for an accident, or when very serious injuries have taken place, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns or others, and the insurance company is not willing to pay out a settlement that reflects all of the damages that the victim has suffered.

Are You at Risk of Drowsy Driving?

Drowsy driving is a very dangerous activity. It can be just as dangerous as drunk driving or driving while texting. There are certain risks that one should avoid when driving to prevent drowsy driving. Driving while sleepy or fatigued is a highly underestimated factor in auto accidents around the country. That can be seen in the fact that no state, except New Jersey, has any law that prevents persons from driving while they are sleepy or fatigued.

Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Takes the Lives of 29

A nationwide listeria outbreak in contaminated cantaloupe has gripped the country. Claiming 29 lives, the cantaloupe listeria outbreak is among the deadliest food poisoning outbreaks since 1924. Thousands of pounds of Jensen Farms and Carol’s Cuts cantaloupes have been recalled due to concerns about listeria contamination.

Lawsuit Filed in Connection with Yellowstone Bear Mauling

A $5 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the federal government by the widow of a man mauled by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park in June.

Spin Master Fined $1.3 Million for Harmful Aqua Dots Toy

Spin Master, a Canadian toy manufacturer, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle claims with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the import and sale of Aqua Dots, which is a banned hazardous substance. Aqua Dots are popular colored arts and crafts beads that stick together when sprayed with water to form various designs and shapes.

Another Lawsuit Filed Against the NCAA for Head Injuries Suffered By Former Football Players

Did the NCAA fail to protect student-athletes from concussions and their repercussions?

The Importance of Strong Expert Testimony in a Products Liability Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently considered whether a plaintiff in a products liability case had met his burden on a summary judgment motion in Bielskis v. Louisville Ladder Inc., 2011 WL 5829771.

Fosamax: Cure or Cause

One fact is that women are five times more likely to get osteoporosis than men. Physicians know there is no way to stop osteoporosis or to cure osteoporosis. Physicians do know that their patients can slow down this process by taking enough calcium, vitamin D, exercising, not smoking and limiting alcohol intake to no more than one glass per day.

Signs of Elder Abuse - How to Protect Your Loved Ones

If you are one of the millions of Americans who has an elderly family member in the care of someone outside the family you likely worry about the quality of their care on a regular basis. Although accurate statistics are difficult to come by because experts believe that a significant percentage of actual abuse and neglect of the elderly goes unreported, estimates are that over two million elderly Americans are abused or neglected every year by caregivers.

Benefits of Having a San Francisco Auto Accident Attorney on Your Side When Injured in a Car Crash

You've been injured in a car accident that wasn't your fault. Do you really need the services of a skilled San Francisco auto accidents attorney, or should you just let the insurance company handle it? The fact is, insurance companies will drag out a claim as long as they possibly can, and even when they do settle your claim, you can bet it won't be for the full amount you deserve.

Can a San Jose Dog Bite Accident Attorney Help You Get Compensation for Your Injuries?

California's temperate climate lends itself to the outdoors, which means like much of the rest of the U.S., many families and individuals have dogs. San Jose dog bite accident attorneys know that while most breeds are calm and docile, others are aggressive and prone to attack.

How San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers Work to Protect the Rights of Injury Victims

San Francisco, San Jose and Pleasanton personal injury lawyers work not only to protect the legal rights of those injured due to someone else's negligence, they also use their legal skill and experience to secure full compensation for costs associated with the victim's injuries.

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