Personal Injury Law Articles

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

Hospital Malpractice and Doctor Malpractice

Examples of medical malpractice caused by doctors or hospitals include medication errors, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, ordering the wrong tests, misinterpreting the results of a test, misinterpreting a patient’s medical chart or misreading equipment monitoring a patient.

People Liable in Dog Bite Accidents in California

Many Americans love to own pet dogs but nobody wants to deal with lawsuits when their dog attacks an individual. In the United States, pursuant to various tort laws, a dog owner whose pet bites a person may be held legally liable for the incident.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Texas

If you have been involved in an automobile accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of vehicle accident, these steps will help you handle the tragedy.

Voir Dire: Picking a Jury May Win or Lose Your Lawsuit

Voir Dire, the First Stage of a Jury Trial, is a Key Aspect of the Case and Can Win or Lose Your Case Before Evidence is Even Presented

Inadequate Security in NYC Buildings is a Big Problem in Summer

As New York negligent security attorneys, we understand how these cases are extremely contentious. We’ve outlined some of the contested issues commonly seen in this type of premises liability suit. Although most New Yorkers welcome summer, the warmer weather also correlates with a rise in crime. School-age teenagers are on break from school and people spend more time outdoors, perhaps explaining why New York City experiences increased violence in the summer.

Are Home Births Dangerous?

There is conflicting evidence about the safety of home births versus the risks. What cannot be denied however is that there is an increasing trend of delivering at home. Something that started off as a pseudo-hippie trend is now being followed by fashionable mothers, who seem to subscribe to the belief that delivering a baby at home is safer, more spiritual and can actually help them become better mothers.

Successful Hospital Fall Prevention Strategies

A strong reporting initiative that encouraged hospitals to report the number of fall accidents that occurred in their facilities is being credited with an improvement in hospital fall accident rates in Pennsylvania. Experts now recommend that the strategies be employed in other hospitals across the country in order to see similar progress.

Surgical Site Infections Add to Hospitalization Costs

Patients who develop a surgical site infection are more likely to be re-hospitalized, adding millions of dollars every year to American health care costs. According to the results of a recent analysis, preventing surgical site infections could save the US healthcare system approximately $65 million every year.

Oregon Hit and Run Laws

In Oregon, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without stopping. As a driver, your duty is to remain at the location, and assist as needed. If you don't, the penalties under Oregon law can be severe. ORS 811.705 outlines the duties of a driver when someone is injured:

How to Avail Accident Compensation?

Be it a car accident, a motorcycle accident or any other automobile accident, it always results in damages and loss. However, we are lucky to have a law which has framed accident benefits. There is no place in the world which is free of risks for human beings. On the other hand, there are certain places in the world which have greater chance of putting humans into some sort of harm. One such place is road.

Insurance Coverage

Commercial vehicles have the potential to do extraordinary damage. Without the proper insurance coverage, the victims may suffer. Did you know that a typical semi-truck or big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds? Now picture that vehicle getting into an accident with a regular passenger vehicle. Who do you think is likely to suffer the most?

3 California Traffic Laws Prohibiting Cell Phone Use while Driving

Every year, thousands of Americans get killed due to distracted driving-related accidents. In fact, in 2010 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed and about 416,000 individuals were injured in road accidents involving distracted drivers.

Personal Injury Lawyer - Fighting Insurance Companies for Proper Compensation

The goal of any personal injury lawyer is to ensure that his or her client receives the best possible financial settlement. The reason why many individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own turn to legal assistance is because it can be confusing to battle insurance companies on their own.

Employers Must Prevent Eye Injuries on a Construction Site

Every year, more than 10,000 construction workers suffer eye injuries, that are serious enough for them to miss work. In fact, this industry has a much higher rate of eye injuries compared to other workplaces. Flying debris, nails flying off nail guns, and welding sparks - all of these can increase the risks of an eye injury on a construction site. Workers may be at risk from tiny bits of splinters and metal, as well as debris that is generated as a result of grinding and chipping activities.

Surveillance Videos in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

When a Plaintiff brings a case for personal injuries, he or she puts those injuries at issue. Defendants and their insurance companies seek to try to disprove the injuries. Sometimes, they use surveillance video to try to do that. It is important to understand that when you file a personal injury lawsuit, you are putting the injuries at issue. Meaning, the defendant insurance company will have the right to contest the injuries and defend the defendant in Court.

Z-Pak Linked to Sudden Heart Attacks

The antibiotic Zithromax (Z-Pak) has been linked to sudden Heart Attacks. The law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is investigating cases of Zithromax Heart Attack. Azithromycin (Zithromax or Z-Pak) is an antibiotic in the macrolide drug class commonly prescribed to those with sinus infection, bronchitis or pneumonia.

New Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Link

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway as a new study confirms the actos bladder cancer link. Pioglitazone (Actos) is an antidiabetic agent in the thiazolidinedione drug class. The British Medical Journal published an article May 31, 2012, stating that pioglitazone has been found to be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer development according to a case-control study.

Canada Warns its Citizens of Actos Bladder Cancer Risks

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway and Canada recently warned it's citizens of this risk. As more and more patients are reporting the development of bladder cancer, Canada adds themselves to the list of nations that are warning their citizens of the severe risks of using Actos for a long period of time.

Infuse Bone Graft Dangers

The Infuse Bone Graft by Medtronic has been used off-label and been associated with major side effects. Can you imagine how it would feel to have to fight for every breath? How would you feel if swallowing became so difficult and there was no relief in sight? This is the fate of thousands of patients who suffer side-effects after surgical implantation of a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft placed in the cervical spine.

Prevent Motorcycle Crashes This Summer -- And All Year

This summer, the NHTSA wants to prevent motorcycle accidents by reminding motorists to keep an eye out for motorcycles on the roads and to remember that motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as other motor vehicles. May was Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Florida and throughout the country.

Distracted Driving Can Cause Fatal Car Accidents in Florida

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people died in 2010 from distracted driving-related car accidents. Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes a motorist’s eyes off the road for more than two seconds. This can include eating behind the wheel, putting on make-up, turning to talk with a child in the back-seat, reading directions or the newspaper, trying to pick up something off the floor, or choosing music to listen to.

Doctrine of Attractive Nuisance: Alabama’s Child Safety Exemption to General Premises Liability Law

This article discusses the doctrine of attractive nuisance, a significant exception to the general principles of Alabama premises liability law. The doctrine essentially raises a landowner's duty of care towards trespassing children if certain conditions are present. In addition to identifying the facts necessary to invoke Alabama's doctrine of attractive nuisance, this article analyzes the impact of the doctrine on premises liability law in Alabama.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys Discuss Sexual Assault Charges against Taxi Driver

Recent sexual abuse and assault charges against 55-year-old Pesure Alshahapy of Tucker, Georgia, could cost the man his livelihood and land him in jail, according to Atlanta criminal defense attorneys. Alshahapy, an Atlanta taxi driver working for Rapid Taxi, has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his passengers, a 16-year-old girl. Alshahappy has been jailed without bond since June 14th.

One Summer Worry - Boating Accidents

Operating a boat on the water is comparable with operating a motor vehicle on land: accidents happen. Just as a driver of a motor vehicle can use safety precautions in operating their vehicle, an operator of a vessel (including an open motorboat, personal watercraft, cabin motorboat, sailboat, canoe, kayak, or pontoon) can use safety precautions in operating their vessel.

Dangers of Fourth of July Fireworks

The potential dangers of Fourth of July fireworks are well known, yet every year, there are hundreds of injuries. A study by the U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that “65 percent of all firework injuries in 2011 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday.” An estimated 9,600 consumers were injured last year and four were killed. Who’s to blame?

Medical Malpractice Areas Responsible for Causing Birth Injuries Part 2

Part 2 of a two part blog about birth injuries from medical malpractice. Part 1 was posted June 25th. This is part two of a two part article about birth defects and birth injuries from medical malpractice (part 1 was posted June 25th). If your baby has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have a number of questions. Dr. Bruce Fagel handles many types of medical malpractice claims involving birth injuries to newborn infants:

Car Accidents - 3. Causation

Just because an insurance company agrees that its insured is responsible for causing an accident does not automatically mean that it will agree to pay all of the damages that you claim were caused by the collision. A common method for insurance companies to avoid paying a claim is to take the position that although their insured was responsible for causing the accident, the accident did not cause your claimed injuries or damages.

Declining Patient Rights and Medical Malpractice Reform

The real outcome of tort reform is the limiting of sick and injured people’s rights and the stunning profits of insurance companies. The National Practitioner Data Bank has caused much consternation among providers of medical services since its inception. While the complaints come in many forms, they all likely stem from the grim picture the data paints of the quality of medical care throughout the United States.

How the Drinking Culture is Increasing the Potential for Personal Injury - United Kingdom

From nightclub brawls, to drink driving, to alcohol related accidents, anyone has experienced British nightlife and pubs will have some understanding of how intoxication can have potentially hazardous consequences. In the past five to ten years we’ve been inundated with media stories about the rise of booze Britain and youth binge drinking, but how much of it is really true, and if true how does this impact upon the rise of alcohol related personal injury?

Venue Rules in Truck and Car Accident Cases

After a truck accident in Pennsylvania, an accident victim will want to recover for personal injuries and property damages. If the accident happens between parties who are not of the same state, such as a Philadelphia injured party being smashed by a truck driver working for a company of another state like New York, there will be concerns on where to file the lawsuit, and which court may hear the case.

Legal Aspects of Wrongful Death Simplified

Wrongful death is the most depressing type of personal injury, as there is nothing more afflicting than losing your loved one due to the negligence of other people. Fortunately, there are laws that help survivors of wrongful death victims with their finances. Under tort laws, family members and other people related to the person killed in a negligence-based accident can claim for personal injury compensations.

How to File an Oregon Funeral Home Abuse Case

Losing a loved one is hard enough without having to fight the Oregon funeral home, crematorium, or cemetery. But many people every year are appalled by the actions of these businesses, and seek help from injury lawyers for guidance. But how do you know if you have a case?

Appoint a Lawyer to Recover Wrongful Death Compensation

Death of a loved one left a family grief stricken, but they have to file a lawsuit if such death occurs due to neglect of some others. A financial compensation is not able to fulfill the loss of a person but it certainly protects the family from financial crisis for the sudden death. It will be best to appoint an attorney to recover the compensation.

What to Do if You Suffer a Slip and Fall

Claim for the losses if you slip and fall due to neglect of some other entity. It is difficult to establish a personal injury case without lawyer’s assistance. A lawyer will support in every step of your case and will manage best compensation for the damages you suffered.

Notice on Individual Income Tax on the Work Related Injury Insurance - China

The State Administration of Taxation has issued the Notice regarding the Policy of the Individual Income Tax on the Work-related Injury Insurance Treatment (the “Notice”) on May 3rd, 2012, which has retroactively become effective as of January 1st, 2011. May 13rd, 2012.

Medical Malpractice Areas Responsible for Causing Birth Defects Part 1

If your child has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have many questions. View this two part article about the various forms of birth defects and birth injuries that can occur from medical negligence. This is part one of a two part article about birth defects and birth injuries from medical malpractice (part two will be posted July 2nd). If your child has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have a number of questions.

Can You Make a No Win No Fee Accident Claim?

Who says that filing a legal claim for getting compensation is possible only for those who have got some sort of financial back-up? The law and its rules have been framed by the people and for the people. The law understands what all problems people might go through and therefore it has provided provisions which help out people in different circumstances.

The Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program

Criminal Charges against Veterans who complete the Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program are dismissed. The program itself is therapeutic, including confidential therapy and counseling. The Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program is State wide and is available to all Rhode Island Veterans who are charged with criminal misdemeanors.

Truck Accident Claim: Using a Driver Qualification File as Evidence

If you were in a truck accident, consider filing a claim. Contact an Atlanta truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today to get started. Getting into a truck accident can be scary. Just the sheer size of a large truck or big rig can cause serious damage, even at very low speeds.

Fees of a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

When it comes to hiring a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, one finds abundant options to choose from. Apart from the experience, reputation and attitude, one who is looking forward to hire an injury attorney also checks out on the fees of advocate.

Personal Injury Lawyer: 4 Important Things to Know about Personal Injury Action

Are you considering taking Georgia personal injury action? Contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today and discover your legal options. If you’ve been hurt or injured because of someone else’s mistake or negligence, you may consider taking legal action to recoup the costs you’ve incurred due to the injury.

Choosing the Right Personal Injury Law Firm

People who experience a serious personal injury can find themselves needing legal representation for several reasons. If the accident has caused the victim to miss work and the insurance company will not pay for lost wages, then a lawyer needs to be called.

How Arizona Amputation Injury Lawyers Help Those Who Suffer Life Changing Injuries Due to Negligence

Were you injured in an accident caused by another person/party, and that resulted in the loss of a limb? It is critical that you seek the legal guidance of a qualified Arizona amputation injury lawyer. Your rights must be protected, and you deserve fair compensation for all you have been through.

An Arizona Dog Bite Attorney Protects the Rights of Injured Victims

A dog bite or attack can be extremely serious, often leaving the victim with permanent scarring or disfigurement. Should you consult with an Arizona dog bite attorney if you have been bitten or attacked by a dog? Absolutely. Every single day in the U.S. more than 1,000 individuals seek medical attention for injuries attributed to dog bites. It's serious for an adult who is bitten; for a child, the emotional trauma and physical injuries can be devastating, and lasting.

Should You Consult with a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer if Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?

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?

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

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 Doctrine in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

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.

Co-Employee Liability for Alabama Workplace Injury Claims

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.

Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation from Medical Malpractice

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.

Summertime, Kids and Injuries

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.

Tips to Qualify for Social Security Disability

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.

Tips for Parents Whose Child Got Injured in a Skateboarding Accident

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.

Three Types of Claims for Falls on Ice at a Business Property in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

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.

Basics of Oregon Bus Accident Lawsuits

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.

Driver Negligence and Distraction: A Nationwide Concern

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.

Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims

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.

Accidents: The Leading Cause of Death and Injury in Children

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.

Veterans Contracting Hepatitis B from Unclean Colonoscopy Equipment

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.

The Dangers of Swimming Pools

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 for Newborns with HIE to Help Prevent Permanent Brain Damage

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).

Construction Accidents – Cranes and Scaffolding

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.

Birth Injuries – Cerebral Palsy / Erb’s Palsy/ Brachial Plexus

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.

2 Most Dangerous Freeways in California

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.

A 72 Hour Fall Watch Should be in Place After a Nursing Home Fall

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.

SCV and SFV Motorcycle Accident Attorney Mason Rashtian Discusses Motorcycle Accidents

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.

Is it Possible to Sue the Negligent Driver for Pain and Suffering in Michigan?

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!

Lawyer Explains the Differences between Motorcycle and Auto Crashes

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.

How to Write a Demand Letter to an Insurance Company after an Injury

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.

Concealing the Risks of Dangerous Drugs

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.

Wrongful Death Claim from Medical Malpractice

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 in Personal Injury Cases

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.

Drowning Still among Leading Causes of Child Death

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.

What to do After an Auto Accident

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.

Seat Belt Use, So Easy, So Quick and So Effective

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.

Hang Up, Turn Off, Pay Attention and Drive

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 “End Distracted Driving.” and in collaboration with safety professionals whose expertise includes framing the appropriate messages to reach teens.

Calculating Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit - A Message from your Boca Raton Injury Attorney

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, Erbs Palsy and Medical Malpractice

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.

Make Note of These Personal Injury Attorney Tips to Best Protect your Claim

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.

What Will It Take?

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.

Are State Workers’ Comp Plans Effective? OSHA Will Decide

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.

Nursing Home Horror Stories Come from New York State and Beyond

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 Dangers of Asbestos

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.

Distracted Driving: Why isn’t it Getting More Attention?

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.

Arizona Workers' Compensation Attorneys Work to Ensure Injured Workers Get the Money They Deserve

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.

New Helmet Laws in Michigan Allow Freedom for More Experienced Riders

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 Fight for Full Compensation for Injured Victims

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.

Is Hiring an Arizona Motorcycle Accident Attorney Necessary if You're a Biker Who's Been Injured?

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.

Avoiding Soccer’s Worst Injuries

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 from Medical Negligence

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.

Children Exposed to Abuse, Bullying at Risk of Premature Aging

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 Injury Can have Long-Lasting Impact

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.

$3.2 Million Dollar Judgment in Denver Nursing Home Neglect Case

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.

A Car Came Out of Nowhere - Traffic Accident

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.

On Gays Slurs and Professional Basketball

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.

About Common Construction Defects

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.

Need for Occupational Therapists in New Jersey Will Benefit Those with Work-Related Injuries

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.

Workers Compensation - Process for Injured Workers

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.

Accident Investigation and Evidence

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.

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