Personal Injury Law Articles
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Most car accidents are straight-forward and liability is easy to understand. But did you know that there are more factors than the two drivers? The accident could have been caused by a faulty car, or a poorly designed intersection, or even bad weather. Before contacting the insurance company, make sure you understand the real cause of your accident.
Not every case needs a lawyer. If your case is small, you may be able to negotiate with the insurance company yourself. We don't often recommend this, as it can be very difficult even with a small claim to work with the insurance company, but it is possible.
Car accidents make up the majority of personal injury cases in the U.S. court system. They are an unfortunate fact of life as the majority of American's drive cars. If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident due to another person's negligence or recklessness, the laws in Missouri and Illinois holds them responsible.
The best way to curb speeding sometimes lies in enforcement, rather than relying on individuals to monitor themselves.
A recent school bus accident in San Bernardino seems to back statistics that most school bus crashes are head-on collisions. Elderly couple driving a Jeep struck the bus after running a red light. Fortunately, no kids were on the bus. Unfortunately, the bus driver and the elderly couple in the Jeep were hurt.
Johnson & Johnson announced in January 2013 that it had set aside close to $1 billion, in addition to the $3 billion set aside in 2011, to compensate those who received a defective metal-on-metal hip implant from the company.
Some of the most serious injuries resulting from an accident are brain injuries, and the medical expenses that follow could put a strain on your finances as well as your family's. When pursuing compensation for damages, it is recommended that you engage the services of an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney to help you obtain the highest possible amount for your claim.
At time it is customary to assume that when you crash into the car in front of you, the fault is all yours to take. That may not always be the case, and here is why.
You met with a motor accident, and your medical expanses were covered by insurance. Are you entitled to claim from the wrongdoer as well? The answer would appear to be a resounding yes, but it is not so simple...
Insurance companies will often deny benefits. They dispute shoulder injuries by blaming your problems on arthritis or that the injury did not result from a work related incident.
The driver of a semi truck got lots of attention on the morning of March 18th, 2013 when he drove for about 10 miles in the wrong direction on an interstate. Police dispatchers were first alerted to the wayward semi a little after four in the morning, when motorists began calling in handfuls to report the truck, which many reported forced them to swerve in order to avoid a collision.
Business owners have a duty to inspect their premises for slip and fall hazards and fix any hazards they find or provide proper warning. In general, homeowners and others who possess property are liable for the slips and falls of their guests.
Despite many attempts to provide a remedy, the purchaser potentially does not have to accept a defect in a new car that is irreparable.
If you have been truly hurt during a collision due to someone else's negligence, it is extremely necessary to consult with a North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer. Pierce Law Offices has the useful resources and expertise to assist you and your loved ones throughout this stressful period.
While recent statistics show a drop in vehicular accident fatalities over the past ten years, the most common cause of road accidents needs to be given some attention. The combination of speeding and aggressive drivers is the main factor involved in motor accidents and state authorities need to implement more effective measures to help prevent these accidents. For now, individuals may turn to their personal injury lawyer in seeking compensation for pain and injury resulting from these accidents.
Retail giant Target has settled a slip and fall claim that was filed in 2012 and based on an injury sustained in 2010. The injury was allegedly caused by a soda spill in the aisle of one of Target’s stores. The claim also named several “John Does” who may have been to blame in creating the hazard.
Sovereign immunity does not allow anyone to sue a federal or state entity without its consent. This authority comes from the federal structure of the U.S. Constitution. A government entity can only waive sovereign immunity through deliberate and explicit state action.
A motorcycle rider was killed on Thursday, March 7th, when the driver of a car attempting to make a turn entered the rider’s path - the rider, who was wearing a helmet, was just 21 years old and died later of his injuries. This accident occurred in Bradenton, Florida and is the second fatal motorcycle accident that the city has experienced in a week.
A speeding trucker is responsible for causing a chain reaction that caused traffic to back up for hours. According to reports, the at fault semi truck driver was navigating a ramp too fast when the truck tipped onto its side and slid across the highway, blocking every lane on that side of the expressway.
Leaving the scene of an accident with out stopping to to engage in the required procedures after an accident can lead to serious federal consequences for that driver.
When a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, the medical bills quickly pile up and the challenge of paying for them can be financially devastating. That's why it is important to understand when you need to pay, and under which circumstances the other driver is responsible for taking care of the repair and healthcare-related bills.
Most women who have had a previous C-section birth can deliver their next baby vaginally. However, some women will be in danger of a birth injury from VBAC. This article discusses the risks and what women contemplating VBAC need to do to prepare for a safe delivery.
Eugene Collier, a long time hunter well into his 60s, was recently acquitted of manslaughter charges in the accidental shooting death of Marine Reservist Christopher Ochoa, 20 years old from California. According to testimony, Collier believed he was shooting at a bear when he pointed his rifle at Ochoa and pulled the trigger from about 100 yards away. Collier admits to shooting Ochoa, but calls the incident a “tragic accident”.
A cab driver was taken to the hospital after being assaulted and battered by a customer who didn’t want to pay his fare. According to reports, the driver of the cab had just finished dropping off four customers when one of the customers pulled a handgun and used it to strike the cab driver in the head.
Lawsuit settlement funds allow victims to get money through means like pre-settlement loans with the help of a Dunn accident injury attorney. Get your money quickly.
It is estimated that one in seven drivers in the United States are consistently operating motor vehicles without insurance coverage. This article discusses the rise in uninsured motorist accidents and the need for people to review their insurance coverage to determine that they would be able to receive monetary compensation from their own carrier in the event of an accident with an uninsured driver.
The Miami Herald recently published a story by Texas A&M University's Transportation Institute who reported that the Urban Mobility Report for 2012 issued its annual report showing the region of Broward, Miami/Dade, and Palm Beach counties as having a rating of eleventh of the fifteen worst traffic congestion for urban areas.
A successful insurance claim means vital financial resources for a claimant, so what happens when insurance claims are denied?
High risk pregnancies include risk types such as women with abnormal weight, multiple pregnancies, premature birth, etc. Doctors need to pay close attention to a woman and infant with a high risk pregnancy.
Its estimated that every 17 years, we will be in a car accident severe enough to report to our auto insurance company.
In short, the overall picture looks good. New Yorkers can be confident that their streets are getting safer. However, not everything is wonderful, and the city cannot afford to relax its efforts to improve pedestrian safety.
The growing number of for-profit nursing homes appears to be adding to the problems of waste, fraud and abuse that plague many nursing homes.
Before you decide to have an epidural, it is important to understand the risks involved, including what injuries epidurals can cause to both you and the baby.
Personal injury lawyers aren’t the only people perusing the Web; insurance companies and defense lawyers will also use social media to their advantage.
If the buyer of a defective second-hand passenger vehicle has the defect removed himself and only then declares that the purchase agreement is rescinded, he is not entitled to claim rescission.
Even though last year traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, bicycle and large truck deaths are on the rise, and not by a small amount. While overall traffic-related deaths down 1.9%, bicyclist deaths are up 8.7% and large trucks fatalities are up 20% from the previous year.
This article details the legal rights a cyclist has when involved in an accident with a motorist.
Eligibility for VA benefits is dependent on factors such as active duty. The determination of this is sometimes complicated, depending on the circumstances.
Wrongful death lawyers can file Jones Act on behalf of surviving family members. Wrongful death compensation could include medical costs, lost earnings and more.
If you have suffered injuries as the result of an accident due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. There are two general types of damages that an injured party can recover: compensatory and punitive.
OSHA regulations for maritime professions include rules pertaining to shipyard employment, marine terminals and longshoring. Coast Guard rules may apply to vessels at sea.
After a dog attack, you may decide to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. To do this, however, you will need to establish ownership of the dog.
As motorcycle attorneys, we have been confronted with virtually every type of motorcycle accident imaginable, including those that arise from hazardous road conditions. Many times these motorcycle accidents are reported as driver error which is not always the case.
Personal injury law is a broad area. The term is generally associated with cases in which a person has been hurt as a result of the carelessness, recklessness, negligence or intentional act of another.
Getting your car repaired is usually not an option - you need your car! So after an accident, the repair process can seem slow and frustrating. Here's some tips on getting your car repaired, and making sure the at-fault driver's insurance covers the cost.
By Reiff & Bily
Just as any other type of medical practitioner, when a chiropractor consults with a patient he or she is expected to make an initial determination of what might be wrong with the patient's health, then create a plan to begin the healing process. When a patient is misdiagnosed or improperly treated for their pain, they will not likely find the relief that they are looking for, and may even experience worsened conditions.
Children with Erb's palsy often have partial or total paralysis of their hand, arm, or face. The most common cause of Erb's palsy is dystocia, which happens from a brachial plexus injury during a difficult childbirth.
Seatbelts save lives and help to reduce injuries during car accidents. That said, what are the ramifications of not wearing your seatbelt when involved in a car accident where you are not at fault?
Settling a personal injury claim can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
For Massachusetts car accident lawyers, Massachusetts’ Consumer Protection Act, M.G.L. c. 93A, is a powerful legal tool that allows the Attorney General and consumers to take action against unfair or deceptive conduct in the marketplace.
If you have been involved as a passenger in a car accident, there are legal remedies to receive financial compensation for the injuries you incurred. You may file a claim under the insurance coverage of the driver of the car that you were in, use the coverage of the driver of any other vehicle involved in the accident or use your own coverage.
A brain injury is a very serious condition, as the brain is the center of our nervous system and controls our entire body. Brain injuries fall under two categories: traumatic brain injury and acquired brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is the result of direct external force, while an acquired brain injury is one that has occurred due to a mental condition.
Car accident victims suffering from a catastrophic injury often cannot conduct their own affairs. If there is no power of attorney Court’s must approve both of the person being appointed as Guardian & the management plans. Any settlement agreement with the insurance company must also be approved by the court. To that point the system in Ontario effectively protects the best interests of the incapable person. The question is – what about afterwards?
According to a study released by Johns Hopkins, surgical errors that are considered “never events” happen at least 4,000 times a year in the United States.
Pitocin is not just a dangerous drug; there are benefits to its use. If administered and monitored correctly, it can help save the life of a mother and/or her unborn child.
30 Percent of all Birth Injuries Are Preventable.
Pregnancy and childbirth complications are on the rise in the US.
Most construction accidents are caused by one of three main reasons. Generally, a failure in training or a poor decision.
They advertise on daytime television, billboards, buses and benches. They are often called ambulance chasers or even worse. They are often the brunt of “lawyer jokes”, but when you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident, who do you call? That’s right, you call a lawyer. But, how do we know who is the right lawyer to call?
Wrongful death lawsuits resulting from medical malpractice are filed when a patient dies as a result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, medical professional or medical facility. This article will provide more information about California wrongful death claims.
Most tire manufacturers suggest replacing your tires within 6 years after the tire was made. Studies show tire age causes of many tire failures, occurring more prominently in warmer climates.
Making the right choice of placing your child in someone else's care can always be a difficult decision. In fact, there are many important factors to take into consideration when planning to choose a day care center for your child.
To clarify how much sensory and motor function is lost, after a patient experiences a spinal cord injury, physicians classify spinal cord injuries as either complete or incomplete.
Car accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Per mile driven, teens ages 16-19 are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than drivers over 20 years old, especially in their first year behind the wheel. It is important for teens, parents and drivers who share the road to understand these dangers and how to prevent them.
About 195,000 deaths are caused by burn injures each year worldwide. A burn is tissue damage caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or nuclear radiation. Burns are most commonly caused by scalds, building fires and flammable liquids and gases.
Though many people today take advantage of modern technology and record meetings or conversations for their own purposes or preservation, it would behoove them to know about the liabilities listed in the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act.
As the number of motorcycles on St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois roads increases, so does the potential for deadly encounters between motorcycles and cars. Many different types of careless or negligent behavior on the part of other motorists can lead to injury or death for the motorcyclist.
Kernicterus is a dangerous neurological condition that can develop if a baby with very high bilirubin levels, leading to severe jaundice is not immediately treated. Kernicterus causes severe and irreversible brain damage. Kernicterus can be prevented.
Defective product liability stemming from failure to pull product from shelves may require the services of personal injury lawyers in Clarksburg.
Advice for parents on preparing their home to protect children from common dangers.
There are OSHA safety standards for vessels that employers must enforce to ensure ship fire safety. Violating standards could result in a Jones Act maritime claim.
Maritime lawsuits can result from seamen being injured by slips, trips and falls while on the job.
When a doctor hurts a patient, the patient often looks to be awarded medical malpractice compensation. There are many damages available in medical malpractice lawsuit cases. In some cases, these payouts can amount to millions of dollars.
Cerebral palsy is one of the most serious birth injuries that can affect children and families.
This article discusses Alabama premises liability law, and explains that Alabama distinguishes between various premises liability cases. Specifically, this article discusses how plaintiffs bringing claims alleging a defective premises or a hazardous premises created by an employee are not required to make a prima facie showing of a premises owner's knowledge of the defect.
One of Senator Marco Rubio’s four children, 12-year-old Amanda Rubio, was recently injured in a traffic accident in Miami, according to news reports. At the time, Senator Rubio was campaigning with Governor Rubio in Kissimmee, but immediately left to join his family at Miami Children’s Hospital where the child was airlifted following the accident.
There are several dynamic elements to pay attention to when it comes to personal injury law. Lawsuits involving injuries require the attorney to pay close attention to the location of where the injuries occurred. Whoever the owner is of the premises where an individual sustains a personal injury is liable for any financial damages associated with that injury.
Auto related accidents involving serious to fatal injuries happen every day in and around Los Angeles. The most common cause of auto accidents, no matter where they occur, is operator error. Whether they’re overcompensating for road conditions or simply not paying attention to the road, vehicle operators improperly operating their vehicles is among the biggest causes of auto related accidents.
Claims for Survival and Wrongful Death may be permitted in Pennsylvania when a personal injury case results in the death of the injured victim.
The average weight of a passenger vehicle is 3,000 pounds and is simply no match for such large trucks. The statistics support this. Over 86% of those killed in large truck accidents are passengers in smaller vehicles.
A number of Ohio medical societies are fighting back against increased licensing standards, a worrisome development in a state with so many medical malpractice cases.
Brain injuries can have devastating effects on the health of young athletes, so rules to protect them must be followed diligently.
If your child is significantly slower in achieving developmental milestones such as walking, talking, or self-care skills compared with other children of a similar age, this may be a sign of a developmental delay. This article discusses developmental disabilities and potential causes.
Medical malpractice lawsuits often involve difficult questions of proof, i.e. proving a doctor’s error or mistake caused injury. To compound matter, there are circumstances where the medical malpractice is not immediately known.
Legal assistance is required in case you want to file a lawsuit for compensation for wrongful death.
Being involved in any type of accident can be jarring and frightening, especially when the other motorist speeds away and you are left alone with your injuries. If you are ever the victim of a hit and run accident, there are steps you can take to make handling a claim easier and more beneficial. You can get compensation for your injuries, even if you don't know who hit you.
Personal injury lawsuits are complicated. Try to hire a competent lawyer specialized in this section law. Seek his suggestion and collect evidence to solidify your compensation claim.
A recent study by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers found that the number one concern for most American drivers is the presence of erratic or careless drivers.
Although a medical professional’s negligence can have severe consequences, everyone injured at the hands of a doctor or nurse does not file medical malpractice claims.
Lawsuits for emotional distress can be filed by injured maritime workers and others. On the Gulf Coast, contact a Jones Act maritime attorney at The Young Firm.
Learn about some common bad faith insurance claim practices. If you are dealing with a denied claim after unfair practice, get legal help from a Denver attorney.
If you are injured, get help from a personal injury attorney in Raleigh, NC. Learn how to find a good attorney and how to hire a lawyer near you.
Every day about one thousand U.S. citizens incur dog bites that require emergency attention. Dog bite law is a branch of law that greatly varies from state to state. California has noticed an increase in dangerous dogs and dog bites, and has created a set of laws that are especially stringent in order to keep its citizens safer. Dog owners are responsible and held liable for what their dogs do to both humans and other animals.
Doctors routinely diagnose different conditions in patients. Unfortunately, these diagnoses are not always timely and accurate. In these cases patients may file medical practice claims against medical professionals who delay a diagnosis or misdiagnose a patient.
Being the victim of a personal injury is an unfortunate position to be in. However, the injury and the damages should be remedied and compensated. In order for the injured to ensure that the maximum compensation is received, it is important to select the right personal injury attorney.
The CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency whose mission is to keep American consumers safe. The agency issues standards for products and safety recalls for products demonstrated to create risks to users and consumers.
According to some legal experts, the New York wrongful death law has not changed much since 1847, when it was first enacted, and reflects 19th-century values.
It is important for expectant parents to educate themselves about birth injuries in general and about things they can do to help keep their unborn babies safe until they enter the world.
Traumatic brain injuries sometimes happen to newborn children as a result of medical malpractice. Traumatic brain injuries in babies can lead to developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, and many other lifelong medical conditions.
This article provides insight into the problem of uninsured motorists in Alabama; the article also discusses the new insurance verification process adopted by the state in its attempt to reduce the number of uninsured motorists on Alabama's roadways.