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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.


Fight Or Flight: Defending Yourself Against Dog Bites and Attacks

Millions of people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. It might be a neighbor dog that was previously friendly, or a strange dog...

Understanding How Adjusters View Your Medical Records

Learn what you can do to strengthen your personal injury claim when working with insurance adjusters.

Insurance Games: The “Pre-Existing Condition” Argument

Mary Jo was injured in a crash, but the insurance company for the at-fault driver initially offered to cover less than half of her medical...

Workman’s Comp: Electrical Injuries

More than half of annual construction worker deaths are caused by falling, being struck by an object, electrocution, or being caught in or in...

Bicycle Accident Risks and Prevention

Secretary of State, John Kerry, knows all too well how devastating bicycle accidents with motor vehicles can be when a car collided with his...

Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

When older Americans become bedridden, they entrust their well-being to medical professionals in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities.

Dangerous FLQ Antibiotic Warning Labels Reevaluated by FDA

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics that are frequently prescribed for sinus infections or urinary tract infections can cause permanent nerve damage...

Are Segways Allowed to Ride on the Sidewalks?

  By HG.org
Segways are powered conveyances that provide upright transportation for speeds up to 15 miles per hour. They are sometimes used as an...

What Is the Legal Status of a Segway? Motor Vehicle? Electric Bike? Pedestrian?

  By HG.org
Segways are two-wheeled vehicles that are powered by electricity. The rider of a Segway must balance on the device and can ride up to...

I Was Injured on a Sidewalk by a Segway. What Is the Responsibility of the Driver?

  By HG.org
Segways are two-wheeled power-operated transportation devices that involve the user standing on top of the device and balancing in order to get...

What Should I Do If I Have an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist?

  By HG.org
If you are involved in an accident that is primarily caused by a motorist who was uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to file a claim...

How Personal Injury Lawyers Help Accident Victims

  By HG.org
When a person is injured because of the negligence of another party, personal injury lawyers may be retained by the victim. Many personal injury...

Insurance Company Not Responding to Car Accident Claim

  By HG.org
In some instances, insurance companies may not properly respond to claims. They may delay in making payments or efficiently resolving the case....

Do You Have the Right to Shoot a Drone Hovering on Top of Your Backyard or Property?

  By HG.org
Drones are small aircraft, usually used in a recreational capacity. However, some people see them as a safety and privacy risk as they have been...

New Jersey Teen Sexting Phenomenon

You could ask every teenager about sexting and many will be familiar with what it is and perhaps have engaged in sexting themselves.

Manufacturers of Asbestos-Free Products Could still Face Claims of Negligence

When a company manufactures a product containing no asbestos, but knows their product will be used with a product containing asbestos, the...

Can You Be Sued for Something You Post on Facebook?

  By HG.org
Since Facebook’s launch, millions of users have been drawn to the site to give friends updates, share pictures and reconnect. As such, it has...

Can I Sue for Laser Burns from Cosmetic Surgery?

  By HG.org
Individuals who seek laser hair removal or other cosmetic procedures that utilize lasers may suffer burns. Whether or not such an injury...

My Parent Suffered a Fractured Bone in a Nursing Home. Does She Have a Lawsuit?

When a family member falls and sustains injuries while living in a nursing home, it’s common for families to worry about neglect. We all have...

What Is a Complaint?

When you begin pursuing a personal injury claim, you start hearing all kinds of legal jargon. While some legal terms are unfamiliar, others are...

How Soon Must We Bring a Lawsuit on Behalf of Our Child?

If your child suffered injuries in an accident or an instance of medical malpractice, you know how important it is to get the help he or she...

What if you Get in a Crash while on Vacation?

Summer travel is one of our country's favorite activities. With nearly 60% of Americans planning to travel more than 100 miles from home, it's...

Can I Sue for a Hunting Accident?

  By HG.org
According to the Center for Disease Control, gun-related accidents cause more than 15 percent of the deaths and injuries that are caused by...

Finding Foreign Objects in Your Food

  By HG.org
When you consume food, you usually do not expect to find foreign objects in it. While such action may seem grotesque, whether or not you have a...

Lawsuits Over Cyberbullying

  By HG.org
For generations, bullying has been a problem on the playground and in the classroom. However, with more children having access to electronic...

Recent Absestos Removal Violation Case

Certified Environmental Services Inc., a New York asbestos abatement testing company, recently pled guilty in federal court to negligence for...

Seeking Legal Assistance in Response to a Collision or Accident

Finding an attorney for car accident damages, civil cases and insurance disputes is a concern that should always be taken seriously.

Can You Get a Subpoena without a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
A subpoena is an order from the court demanding that someone or something be provided to assist in a case. Lawyers who are licensed in the state...

Scaffolding Safety Regulations

A worker was recently left hanging from his safety harness, eight stories up on the side of a building in Wilmington, Delaware for 30 nerve...

Construction Accidents and Supervisor Negligence

Construction site accidents happen for many reasons. Poor equipment, poor safety, and the constantly changing landscape mean those who own and...

Negligent Supervision Increases Workplace Accidents

Proper supervision of employees is essential for the safety and well-being of all workers at a company.

Aerial Lift Dangers

Aerial lifts continue to injure construction workers. A common scenario is when a worker is pinned by a lift against an object, either to the...

Generic Drug Consumers Lack Important Legal Protections

Many times, people take generic drugs because they are more cost effective and included in insurance plans. However, these consumers may not...

Teen Drivers Present Risks to all Road Sharers

New teen drivers pose risks to everyone on the road due to inexperience and immaturity.

How to Find a Reputable Injury Attorney & What to Expect after Contacting Them

If you've been injured in an accident, one of the most important steps that you can take following the accident is to have an experienced,...

What Do I Do When my Current Attorney is Pushing me into a Settlement I Don’t Feel is Adequate?

When you hire an attorney to pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf, you expect that lawyer to make sure you get all the money you...

California Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome Litigation Attorneys

Lawsuits filed by attorneys in California over Indoor Air Quality or Sick Building Syndrome, are increasing. The WHO estimates that nearly 30...

What a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do for You After a Hit and Run Accident

Hit and run accidents are particularly brutal and traumatic. They create many problems afterwards especially if the driver cannot be found. You...

Construction Industry in the UK Lost 1.1 Billion

Propelled by the government’s investment in property, the construction industry is a leading section for the UK economy. In an industry where...

Can I Sue My Spouse?

  By HG.org
In some circumstances, one spouse may consider suing his or her spouse for particularly egregious conduct. However, whether the spouse can bring...

Fatal New Jersey Bicycle Accidents

New Jersey is a great place to ride a bike. Depending upon where you choose to go, you can enjoy a smooth ride along flat plains, challenge...

Drug Company Settles Lawsuits for $2.37 Billion

After a lengthy battle in court, Japanese drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Company has agreed to pay out a record $2.37 billion to...

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

We live in a society that values our elderly citizens, yet sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect are more common occurrences than one may think.

Asbestos Continues to Enter U.S. Ports

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund recently released an analysis of federal trade data that more than eight million pounds of...

Concern about Asbestos in Nation’s Schools

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently focused their attention on the 1986 law created to protect students,...

Wearable Fitness Devices as Courtroom Evidence

Devices and smartphone apps that measure health information such as heart rate or sleep cycles could find their way to the courtroom.

Trial Award for Exposure to Asbestos in Talcum

In Los Angeles, California a jury has awarded a 73 year old woman $13 million for contracting mesothelioma from Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet...

Construction Projects Create Hazards for the Public

Public works and commercial construction projects are increasingly proliferating throughout the nation as our slow but steady economic recovery...

The Elements of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When a person dies as the result of someone else's negligence, recklessness or deliberate action, surviving family members can file a civil...

Why a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Lead to Financial Ruin

Some auto accidents seemingly result in only damage to two or more vehicles and no injuries to the drivers or passengers. What is common,...

Car Hit on Private Property, Who is Liable?

  By HG.org
When accidents occur on the road, we all know that the first thing you do is call the police to report the accident, exchange insurance...

Top 10 Causes of Boating Accidents

Keep yourself safe while boating and avoid these common reasons for boating accidents.

Understanding the Importance of New Florida PIP Insurance Rules after an Accident

In New Florida, there some specific laws of insurance that demand owners of motor vehicles to have at least 10,000 dollars in personal injury...

Three Injuries that Regularly Occur in Warehouse Environments

Over 145,000 laborers across the U.S. work in warehouses, as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports. Sadly, about one in 20...

Shipping Contracts: Interpreting the Terms

The Supreme Court in the UK has recently considered a case which demonstrates the complexities that can arise from the interpretation of a...

What Should a Car Owner Know Before Negotiating with an Insurance Company When a Car Has Been Totaled?

If your insurance company informed you that your car has been totaled, you may wonder if you have any recourse to challenge this decision or if...

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim, and What Kinds of Claims Can they Bring?

If you recently lost a family member due to unpredictable and preventable circumstances, you are dealing with a lot. On top of your grief, you...

What Types of Damages Are Recoverable in Wrongful Death Cases?

A sudden death, like that resulting from an accident, leaves a void in a family’s life. Wrongful death laws vary by state. Generally, bereaved...

What Should I Do If I Feel I Might Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

We trust our doctors to make us well and keep us healthy. Unfortunately, not every medical professional provides the standard of care that all...

Federal Tort Claims Act Practice Alert: U.S. v. Wong

According to the United States Supreme Court, the two- year and six- month time limits in 28 U.S.C.§ 2401(b) of the Federal Tort Claims Act...

Fatal Crane Accidents

Construction workers must contend with a variety of safety hazards on every work shift. Many of these hazards come from the heavy equipment...

Slip and Fall Accident at New Jersey Property

A Florida couple has filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia District Court against the Hyatt Hotel Corporation for injuries sustained in a slip and...

Malpractice and Birth Injuries

When obstetric teams communicate well and follow established protocols, incidents of medical error and birth injuries are preventable.

New Data Concerning Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to reduce the incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) by raising public...

Tracy Morgan Settles Lawsuit With Walmart

Walmart has reached a settlement agreement with Tracy Morgan in a lawsuit filed by Morgan after a Walmart truck crashed into his limo on the New...

Unmentioned Risks Associated With Power Morcellators Assisted Surgeries

The Wall Street Journal notes that power morcellator manufacturers may not have disclosed that the instrument can spread cancer when used in...

Slip and Fall Injuries among Elderly People

Forty percent of fatal injuries among people ages 65 and older are the result of slip and fall accidents, making falling the fifth leading cause...

Scaffolding Accidents

Construction workers are at an increased risk of injury or death when working above ground level at a jobsite.

What to do when Bitten by a Dog in California and How to Protect Your Rights

Dogs are a very important part of life in California and can bring companionship and joy in a person’s life. However, some dogs can also be...

Workplace Injuries Increase Income Inequality

Workplace injuries, along with an inadequate Workers’ Compensation system, may be contributing to the gap between rich and poor, according to...

Photographing the Scene of Your Accident

Photographic evidence a powerful form of evidence in any type of accident. Photos can convey pertinent information, while also providing jurors...

Cognitive Neuroscience Therapies Needed for Brain Injuries

Brain injured patients are not benefiting from the newest cognitive neuroscience therapies available, according to scientists in an issue of...

When Can an Injured Seaman Recover Money Damages Under the Jones Act?

A seaman may be entitled to money damages in a maritime accident. The Jones Act, found at 46 U.S.C.A. §688 (46 U.S.C. 30104), allows for a...

Safety Regulation Violations Lead to Charges in Employee Death

Charges were filed against employees of Bumble Bee Foods in the 2012 death of a worker who was performing maintenance on a 35-foot-long oven at...

Product safety Recalls in Children's Products

Protecting children is a main priority in the United States, yet many consumers are unaware of the safety philosophies of the companies selling...

New Drug Delivery System for Mesothelioma Treatment

Pemetrexed is the only medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Since it was approved in 2004,...

Uninhabitable Conditions in California - The Right of a Tenant To Move Out And Break Their Lease

In certain circumstances, California Civil Code Section 1942 allows a tenant or lessee to move out of a rented property without prior notice...

Operation Orange Squeeze on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Operation Orange Squeeze has begun along the Pennsylvania Turnpike as Pennsylvania State Police make the safety of their construction workers...

Brain Injuries Change Lives Permanently

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from a blow to the head that may or may not show outward objective evidence of injury like a bump,...

Game of Assessing Groans: How East Coast Lawyers Would Advise the Houses of Westeros

So far, season 5 of Game of Thrones has most people on the edge of their seats (especially from episode 6, which we are all still shocked...

New Options in Pain Management Therapies

Mesothelioma is one of the most serious forms of cancer a person can become afflicted with in the 21st century.

Child Product Recalls

A recent look at which companies have issued the greatest number of product recalls has revealed some surprising insight into the safety...

Personal Injury Attorneys In California Need To Be On The Lookout For Legionnaires’ Disease

Few people realize Legionnaires’ Disease can occur in nearly any location. The first reported outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak was at...

GM Repairs Faulty Ignition Switches

In the year and two months since General Motors instigated a worldwide recall of more than two million cars due to faulty ignition switches, the...

Risk of Injury From Treadmills

The deaths of SurveyMonkey CEO and Mike Tyson’s four-year-old daughter by treadmill are rare headlines in the daily news.

Bar Fights, Negligent Security and Your Legal Rights

With many people taking vacations over the summer months and with colleges being on break, the crowds at nightclubs and bars increase greatly...

Importance Of Water Safety For Children

With the summer months quickly approaching, children are looking forward to swimming with family and friends at local pools and in backyards;...

Car Accident Limited Tort Suits

For limited tort suits in Pennsylvania, plaintiffs have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. Moreover, plaintiffs may only...

Considerations When Pursuing a Lawsuit for Car Crash Injuries

Car crash injuries can affect your entire body from head to toe, but there are certain injuries that are the subject of lawsuits more often than...

Train Accident Cases

  By HG.org
Cases involving train accidents and resulting injuries have a number of significant differences from other personal injury cases. By being aware...

Distracted Driving Penalties Increase Under New Ontario law

If you’re prone to using your phone behind the wheel, you could end up driving yourself out of money. There will be a maximum $1K fine and three...

Illinois to Introduce Safe Phone Zones

Like it or not, cell phone use is a part of life in the 21st century. People use their phones for everything regardless of rules against their...

Orphan Drug Destroys Mesothelioma Cancer Cells

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new orphan drug that is designed to help fight malignant mesothelioma.

Seeking Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries in Rhode Island

Learn what you need to do if injured in a construction accident for a greater chance of success in your injury claim.

Swim at Your Own Risk: Tips for Swim Safety

Every year Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season and also the start of the season during which the risk of...

New Diagnostic Method for Determining Brain Injuries

Injuries to the head can result in a wide variety of afflictions ranging from simple bumps and mild concussions, to severe brain trauma that can...

What Are the Elements of Negligence?

  By HG.org
Every year, individuals are injured due to the negligent acts of others. These types of claims involve individuals who have been injured because...

Seven Important Questions for Your Personal Injury Attorney

  By HG.org
There are thousands of personal injury attorneys available to assist victims who are injured in accidents that are caused by negligent...

New Changes Under Bill 15 in Ontario

On November 20, 2014, Bill 15, titled the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014, received Royal Assent in the Ontario...

Summer is Almost Here!

The warm summer air brings families outside their homes for vacations, gardening, barbeques and every day fun in the sun!


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