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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.

Newly Introduced Bill Would Grant Attorneys Fees in All Indiana Wrongful Death Cases

Under the current wrongful death landscape in Indiana attorneys fees are provided for in both child wrongful death cases and adult wrongful...
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California Self-Driving Car Accident Robotics Lawyers

In March 2016, the arrival of self-driving cars, robotics and artificial intelligence systems took a major step forward with automatic breaking...

FDA Reclassifies Transvaginal Mesh as a High Risk Device

Learn why the FDA had reclassified the Transvaginal Mesh patch as a high risk device.

How to Prove Negligence at a Hospital or Nursing Home

  By HG.org
Hospitals, nursing homes and other medical providers owe patients a greater degree of care than one person owes another. This is because they...

5 Things You Should Do to Maximize Your Recovery in Your Car Accident Case

There are some simple steps that people injured in a car accident can take to help maximize their recovery. Here we discuss some of the most...

Severe Personal Injuries Often Result in Insurance Companies Acting in Bad Faith

Insurance companies are notorious for being resistant when dealing with the approval of a claim. This is especially true in cases such as...

Construction Workers at Risk of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

Construction can be one of the most hazardous occupations and the one that sees the most cases of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.

What Is BUI?

BUI means “Boating Under the Influence.” Like driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating a boat while intoxicated can be...

Signed Settlement Agreement to Resolve Durom Cup Lawsuits and Claims Announced

An overview of the Durom Cup settlement agreement.

Prohibition on the Publication of Personal Information

  By HG.org
This is the information age of electronics, data, computing and the internet. Cameras and the ability to capture photos and video are...

Exceptions to Limited Tort in Pennsylvania Automotive Accident Cases

  By HG.org
Pennsylvania offers a number of different insurance options in addition to the mandated personal injury protection requirement. Limited tort...

Stopping Distances for Commercial Vehicles

  By HG.org
Due to the potential for serious damage, the trucking industry is highly regulated. Truck drivers must follow a complete set of rules regarding...

Who Is at Fault if You Get Bit by a Dog in Idaho

Who is at fault if someone gets bit by a dog? Is it the owner of the animal? Perhaps the individual who came too close and threatened the...

What Can I Expect to Happen in a Typical Injury Case in the State of Pennsylvania?

The laws regarding tort actions vary on a state-by-state basis. Further, what one can expect to experience in an injury case – to a certain...

Newly Introduced Bill Would Grant Attorneys Fees in All Indiana Wrongful Death Cases

Two Of Indiana's Wrongful Death Statutes currently provide for attorneys fees in bringing a wrongful death claim. Senate Bill 124 would make it...

Jury Awards $12.5 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Trial

A woman was awarded by a jury for the alleged pain, suffering and corrective surgeries she endured due to her Transvaginal Mesh implant.

Do I Have a Case in Arkansas Even if I Wasn’t Wearing My Seat Belt When I Was Injured?

Even if you were not wearing your seat belt when you were hit by a negligent driver, you may still be entitled to recovery for your injuries...

Will My Pre-Existing Condition Prevent Me From Getting What I Deserve From the Insurance Company in Arkansas?

In Arkansas personal injury cases, pre-existing conditions do not always prevent you from recovering from the person who caused your injury.

What You Should Know About Semi-Truck Wreck Cases

An 18-Wheeler Against a Car, Pickup, SUV, Motorcycle, or Minivan is Not a Fair Fight. You know that, but sometimes truck drivers act like they...

How to Know When You Should Hire an Attorney for an Injury?

Not all accident claims require the guidance of an attorney. However, sometimes, claims are complex enough, or injuries are severe enough, that...

Dog Bite Liabilities: What Should You Do if You Were Bitten by a Dog?

Did you know that a dog's owner is responsible for attacks? It is not uncommon for pedestrians to be bitten by dogs in a variety of situations....

How Is a Car Accident Handled Differently in a Fault vs. No Fault State?

  By HG.org
Car accidents happen every day. As such, states have developed their own sets of laws to handle car accident claims. How a claim is handled...

Should Hoffman v. NLRB Affect Whether an Undocumented Immigrant Is Entitled to Future Lost Wages?

Many insurance companies are trying to apply the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hoffman v. NLRB to say that undocumented immigrants should be...

Injured in a Car Crash, Where Do I File Suit? Indiana Venue Laws

If you are injured in an accident and want to file suit against the negligent party you will need to know where your claim should be filed....

What You Need to Know about Uber’s $1 Million Insurance Plan

  By HG.org
When a person is injured in an accident involving an Uber, he or she may be able to take advantage of Uber’s large insurance policy. However,...

The Top Three Reasons You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Help in California

Accidents, especially automobile collisions, happen when people least expect them. Victims often wind up short on cash, precisely when they need...

Wearable Technology and Personal Injury Cases: Evidence and Ethics

Wearable technology has gone from calculator watch to Apple Watch in the last few decades. Now we can tweet from our T-shirts, view the world...

A New Year and New Driving Rules in Ontario

Further to the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act, there are certain regulations that came into effect as of January 1, 2016. These rules apply to...

A Brief History of Personal Injury Law

Extreme or unexpected events occur much more frequently than most of us like to admit. Car wrecks, workplace injuries, or even major trucking...

Stop Sabotaging Your Settlement with One Simple Step

Car accidents that cause neck and back injuries happen every day. When you're the person in the wrong place at the wronge time, it can be a...

Law Terms: What Is Negligence?

Negligence is the failure on the part of an individual or group to act in a fashion that would reasonably prevent injury being inflicted on any...

Lawsuits Pending after Volkswagen Officials Cheat EPA Emissions Tests

For years, the American public has bought Volkswagens in large part due to their excellent fuel efficiency, low emissions, and environmental...

Nerve Damage Lawsuits Filed against Makers of Levaquin and Other FQ Antibiotic Drugs

The FDA has warned that patients taking antibiotic drugs known as fluoroquinolones (or FQ antibiotics) may be at risk of developing a serious...

Are Attorney’s Fees Provided in the Indiana General Wrongful Death Statute?

Recently, the Indiana Supreme Court handed down a decision on whether Indiana's General Wrongful Death Statute provides for attorneys fees....

General Damages for Pain and Suffering: What is the Maximum You Can be Awarded in Canada?

If you are badly injured, you may wish to file a lawsuit with the goal of getting financial compensation for your pain, suffering and other...

The Do's and Don’ts of Independent Medical Examinations (IME) in Canada

If you have been injured and advance an insurance claim, there is a good chance that your insurer will ask you to attend a medical examination...

Can a Pedestrian in Ontario be Liable for being Injured in an Auto Accident?

Did you know that in our province in 2013, more than 4000 pedestrians were injured in road accidents? Tragically, 91 of those pedestrians lost...

What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic”?

A term that is often heard in the context of auto accidents, insurance, and lawsuits is “catastrophic injury”. As you’d imagine, a catastrophic...

Structural Collapse Accidents

In the city of Philadelphia, the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) regulates construction and demolition projects to maintain the...

Whose Insurance Pays after a Texas Car Accident?

If you are in a car accident in Texas, the degree of fault plays an important role in determining whose insurance pays for your damages. If you...

Legal Responsibility for Defects in Construction

People around the world enter and inhabit residential and commercial buildings every day.

Hospital Falls

Slips, trips and fall accidents can cause serious injury. Head trauma, cuts, lacerations, broken bones and internal injuries can result when...

Failure to Warn in Product Liability Cases

When a consumer uses a product that causes them harm or injury, the manufacturer, retailer or distributor of that product can be held liable if...

How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

  By HG.org
Determining which party is at fault for an accident is a critical step in the process of filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit....

California’s Anti-SLAPP Laws Increase Risk when Suing Based on Consumer Complaints

California anti-SLAPP laws are are designed to protect the public right to petition and free speech in matters of public interest and concern,...

Liability for Malpractice in Emergency Rooms

One of the most challenging positions in the medical profession is that of an emergency room physician.

Avoid these Mistakes when Reporting a Work-Related Injury

If you were hurt in a workplace accident or have recently been diagnosed with an occupational illness or injury, the actions you take during the...

Lawsuit Claims Popular Hair Care Product Causes Hair Loss

More than 200 consumers across 40 states have joined together to file a class action lawsuit against the maker of a popular hair care brand....

Can Injured Passengers Sue?

  By HG.org
When a person is injured while a passenger in a vehicle, he or she may be entitled to monetary compensation for the damages that he or she...

How is Contributory and Comparative Negligence Handled in a Car Accident Case?

  By HG.org
The legal terms of contributory negligence or comparative negligence can have a significant impact on the victim’s ability to recover for an...

Psychiatric Care and Patient Harm

Most Americans know that when a physician breaches his or her duty of care to a patient, thereby causing harm, the physician can be held liable...

First Talcum Powder Lawsuit Scheduled for Trial

After a lifetime of Talcum Powder use a women alleges that it resulted in her developing ovarian cancer.

E-Cigarette Lawsuit for Lack of Cancer Warning

New E-cigarette lawsuits are being filed, all claiming that manufacturers are intentionally not warning consumers of dangerous ingredients found...

Motorcycle Accident Brain Injuries

Learn about the effects of a motorcycle brain injury and tips on how to avoid injury from a motorcycle accident.

Will a Dashboard Camera Help my Car Accident Claim?

Learn what benefits there are for having a personal dash cam in your car during a car accident.

PA Bicyclist Accidents: An Important Exception to Limited Tort

In Pennsylvania, you have a choice of car insurance: you can choose full tort or limited tort. If you choose full tort, you may sue for pain and...

Over 200 Talcum Powder Lawsuits Ordered Back to Missouri State Court

Learn why the lawyers for Johnson & Johnson are moving the cases to Federal Court.

Commercial Contracts in the UK: Damages Where There are Concurrent Causes of Action

What is the correct approach to calculating damages where a breach of contract claim is accompanied by a claim for negligence?

Can I Recover the Costs of Alternative Medicine/Chiropractors with a Legal Settlement in Nevada?

Nevada law distinguishes between general and special damages in negligence (personal injury) cases. Special damages refer to direct economic...

Mirena IUD Side Effects on the Brain

A hormone used in the Mirena IUD is now suspected of causing an elevated risk of PTC or pseudotumor cerebri in women.

Power Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated in Kansas

All across the United States, lawsuits are being file due to it allegedly causing the spread of cancerous cells throughout the body.

What Does the Law Say About Underage Drinking in Colleges?

  By HG.org
Drinking in colleges has risen over the years, causing many parents, college directors and students to question how to curb this behavior....

Advantages of Being Represented by a Personal Injury Attorney

Many consumers who experienced personal injuries through others negligence tend to dismiss their misfortune with a personal undertaking of costs...

Choking Hazard Claims

If a child chokes on a toy, block or any other small object, a parent may file a choking hazard claim, which is a sub-category of product...

What Is a Contingency Fee?

  By HG.org
A contingency is a designated amount of money that a client agrees to pay a lawyer conditioned – or contingent on – the lawyer providing a...

$100 Million Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Award Reduced to $10 Million

After appealing the original award, Boston Scientific, was able to have the amount significantly reduced.

The Many Costs and Losses Associated with Back and Neck Pain from a Car Accident

When you have neck and back pain from a car accident, you might be looking at not only medical costs, but also long-term consequences that...

What Can a Birth Injury Lawyer Do for You and Your Baby?

Child birth injury is deplorable and inexcusable. Children are precious, and they deserve the utmost care. Doctors, midwives, nurses and other...

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer If I Have Minor Injuries?

Learn why it is important to seek medical attention even if the injury you have suffered is not serious.

When Dogs Attack in Thailand: Torts, Crimes, and Property

When someone takes possession of an animal, that person can become legally liable for torts caused by the animal. And while most pet owners...

The Prevalence of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are extremely common. In fact, it is estimated that two million people suffer a brain injury each year. Nearly 500,000 people are...

Risperdal Lawsuit Awards and Settlements

Learn more about the current Risperdal lawsuits and what factors are considered in determining a settlement.

How We Perceive Gun Safety and Car Safety

Learn the differences on how we perceive gun safety and car safety.

What to Do If You Are Involved in an Accident Even If It Is Not Your Fault

  By HG.org
Every year, millions of people are involved in motor vehicle accidents. These accidents range from minor fender benders to serious accidents...

For Complicated and Crucial Injury Lawsuit, Be Prepared for the Possibility of a Lengthy Legal Process

Lawsuits for personal injuries can result in massive settlements and have long-lasting effects for all parties involved. With so much riding on...

The Statute of Limitations and Your Child’s PA Injury Claim

Have you seen lawyer ads on TV that tell you “Act now! You may lose your rights”? These ads are referring to the statute of limitations. A...

Subrogation: Medical Insurance and PA Car Accident Claims

Has Your Health Insurance Sent You a Bill for Your PA Car Crash? When you went to the hospital after your accident, you were asked for your...

Why You Should Go to the Doctor After a Car Accident in Florida

According to statistics compiled by Orlando regional transportation authorities, an average of 55 people are injured every single day in car...

U.S. Workers' Compensation Laws - Do They Really Protect Workers from Serious Work Accidents?

Each year, over 4,500 workers are killed in this country. While the number has decreased since the 1970s, the annual number has remained steady...

Texas Mother Alleges Denied C-Section Resulted in Birth Injuries and Death of Newborn

A young Texas mother is seeking answers after her newborn suffered extreme birth injuries and died during the labor and delivery process. The...

What to Do if the Person You Lent Your Car to Is in an Accident with your Vehicle

  By HG.org
A situation may arise in which you lend your vehicle to a family member, neighbor, friend or roommate. While you may agree to lend your vehicle...

The Four Keepers: Four Things You Should Keep After You've Been Injured

After you’ve been injured in a car accident (or other accident), the first thing you should do is make sure that everyone who needs medical...

HIV and STD Liability

Given the most recent very public admission by Charlie Sheen, it might be helpful to explain the legal ramifications. HIV is an STD (a Sexually...

Most Recent IVC Filter Lawsuit

Learn why and how you can file an IVC Filter Lawsuit if you have had an Inferior Vena Cava Filter implanted in you or someone you know.

Benefits of Medical Care on a Lien Basis

Even car accidents that cause only minor damage to vehicles can cause significant bodily harm. When injury does arise from another person's...

New Ruling on Impairment Rating Evaluation

A September, 2015 ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has changed the ways an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) will be used in...

Proposed Changes to Trucking Industry Standards

Despite concerns from the Department of Transportation, police and a large number of respondents in a recent poll on truck safety, Congress is...

Proving Liability

Proving your case when it comes to negligence in a defective product can be a tough task.

Determining Liability in a Truck Accident

The process of determining liability following a truck accident can be much more complicated than in other accident cases.

Pill Mill Doctor on Trial for Murder

A Los Angeles doctor is facing a lifetime in prison for her alleged role in the drug overdose deaths of at least three of her patients.

Proposed Transportation Bill

The latest controversy in the trucking industry is whether or not Congress is going to approve a bill that will allow 33-foot long trailers to...

Compensation for Grief in Pennsylvania

When an individual dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person or a group of people, certain family members of the deceased can...

Slip & Fall Back Injuries and Personal Injury Claims

Slipping, tripping, and falling can lead to severe back injuries. This is especially true in the elderly, or people with preexisting conditions.

Have You Been Injured By Your Car’s Airbag?

Although airbags are used to safeguard the driver and passengers when involved in a car accident, but when defective, they can cause serious...

Xarelto Lawsuit Update

Learn what the current status of lawsuits brought against the prescription drug Xarelto by those who have reported adverse side effects.

What Are the Common Testosterone Therapy Drugs?

Learn which common testosterone therapy drugs are causing adverse side effects and what people are doing about it.

Thousands File Low Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits

New testosterone lawsuits are being filed by men claiming to have experienced negative side effects from taking the drug.

Do I Have the Right to Sue a Doctor Who Wrongfully Accused Me of Child Abuse?

  By HG.org
Being accused of child abuse can be distressing for a parent, especially when it could not be further from the truth. Even if a criminal...

Can I Sue a Doctor for Treating Me Badly?

  By HG.org
Patients instill much trust in their doctors, sharing private information with them in order to receive the best medical treatment. However,...

I’m Being Sued for Posting a Bad Review on the Internet

  By HG.org
In today’s technological world, it is much easier for a client or customer to leave negative feedback about a business after having a bad...


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