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Alabama Governmental Cap Prevents Car Wreck Victims from Recovering Full Compensation

  May 9, 2012     By Drake Law Firm
This article explores the intricacies of Alabama's governmental entity statutory damage cap and analyzes the impact of the cap on individuals injured in a car accident caused by state or local government employees. Due to the statutory cap, many car accident victims are left with substantial financial burdens and may never receive full compensation for their injuries.

Motor Vehicle Recalls: What the Statistics Tell Us

  May 9, 2012     By Demas Law Group, PC
Although human error and inattention play a major role in many accidents, defective vehicles are also frequently to blame. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regularly issues vehicle recalls when it discovers that specific autos have serious safety defects. Consumers must pay close attention to these recalls so they can avoid driving cars that can cause serious injuries or even death.

Your Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer Warns of the Dangers of Tailgating

  May 9, 2012     By Shiner Law Group
Broward County, Florida – The Florida legislature, with the full support of Florida governor Rick Scott, recently amended the laws governing Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits under Florida’s motor vehicle No-Fault law. The changes will become effective January 13, 2013.

Securing Compensation for a Serious Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Injury

  May 9, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
The Medtronic Infuse bone graft is a medical device used to treat degenerative disc disease of the lower back. Despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not approve the medical device for use in the cervical (neck) spine, the bone graft has been frequently used to treat disc damage in the neck.

Why Injury Victims Need a Competent Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney

  May 8, 2012     By The O'Connor Law Firm, PC
Kansas City personal injury attorneys handle far more than claims involving those injured in a car accident. Whether you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall or workplace accident, because of a dog bite, or even due to medical negligence, you need strong legal guidance and support on your side. Why? Because without a lawyer, it's very likely that you will be offered only a small portion of what you actually deserve, which means that you could face financial issues.

Environmental Laws and How They Can Protect You and Your Property

  May 8, 2012     By Arnold & Itkin LLP
Environment laws protect our natural resources by regulating businesses that have the potential to impact them. Due to the importance of these laws, the Environmental Protection Agency was formed as a federal agency whose main task is to control and decrease pollution by researching potential hazards, monitoring companies that may cause environmental harm, setting standards of practice to minimize environmental impact and enforcing punishments for those who violate environmental regulations.

Truck Accident Injuries

  May 8, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
Trucks are heavy, large, and their drivers are often overworked - there are many reasons to be more wary of trucks on the road. But if you've been injured in a truck accident, you may be okay as many truck companies have commercial insurance with higher policy limits than individual drivers.

Hidden Costs of Litigation - United Kingdom

  May 8, 2012     By Carlisle Legal Costing
Not all costs involved in litigation are how much you pay your solicitor or attorney. There are hidden costs. Most people should know that when they instruct a solicitor, it will cost them money. Solicitors charges are either calculated by way of a fixed fee, a percentage of damages or the estate, or by reference to time spent multiplied by an hourly rate. In addition, clients may be asked to pay for something called disbursements – fees paid to other people, usually experts, or court fees etc.

Plavix Side Effects

  May 7, 2012     By Arias Ozzello & Gignac LLP
The Need for Stroke and Heart Attack Medication - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Healthy blood vessels allow oxygen and other nutrients to flow to the brain. When a clot is formed that blocks the brain’s input of blood, a stroke may result, resulting in mild, moderate or severe impairment - or death.

Pradaxa Shows Significant Side Effects

  May 7, 2012     By Arias Ozzello & Gignac LLP
Pradaxa is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that was approved by the FDA in Oct. 2011 to prevent blood clots in patients who experience atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat. When the heart does not beat in a regular, healthy rhythm, blood may collect in the heart and clots may form as it collects. If a clot is pumped into the bloodstream and it reaches the brain, a stroke may result. Pradaxa was designed to thin the blood, allowing it to flow freely without clotting.

Distracted Driving the New Epidemic

With the explosion of smart phones, text messaging, e-mail and real-time communications came the unexpected consequence of an increase in car and truck accidents because the driver was distracted at the time or shortly before the crash. Much has changed in the last ten years and the changes have had a significant and profound impact on our ability to communicate with each other.

Importance of Settling a Car Accident Claim on Time

  May 7, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Aside from dealing with injuries, Los Angeles car accident victims also have to deal with filing their personal injury claim. Many accident victims are at awe when it comes to the legal rudiments and parameters of the tort law; hence, some of them are having difficulty filing a claim.

18 Wheeler Accident Lawsuits in Texas after Tort Reform

One of the major changes in the new law was how the personal injury victims are compensated for their medical expenses. The statute now requires that innocent victims can only obtain medical expenses “actually paid or incurred”.

Why You Should not Rely on a Class Action Settlement for Your Skechers Shape-ups Injuries

  May 7, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
As more and more lawsuits are being filed against Skechers for Shape-ups related injuries and damages, a number of law firms are gathering plaintiffs for a class action suit against the shoe manufacturer. However, a class action settlement may not be in the best interests of severely injured individuals. Before you entrust your serious Skechers Shape-ups injury case to an attorney, make sure they can help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice Problems in the United States

Medical negligence is defined as the act or omission in treatment of a patient by a medical professional, which deviates from the accepted medical standard of care. Medical malpractice is negligence whereby a medical professional did not take the proper action required in a reasonable amount of time and this negligence caused injuries to the patient.

Items to Collect and Bring to a Personal Injury Lawyer

  May 7, 2012     By Law Offices of Jose Noriega
This article discusses the items you should bring to the initial consultation with an attorney. Many times individuals forget to bring things, thus making the process more complicated. When you are going to meet with a Dallas personal injury lawyer regarding your injury incident be sure to bring the following items:

Medical Malpractice in Personal Injury Cases

  May 4, 2012     By Goodman Law Group, P.C.
Victims of injuries and wrongful deaths resulting from negligent or, sometimes even malicious behavior for doctors and/or other medical professionals, in general, tend to just quietly accept whatever settlement these medical professionals, and the insurance company, offer them.

Wrongful Death Claims

  May 4, 2012     By Law Offices of Barton P. Levine
When you lose a loved one, the grief is immeasurable. If you lost a loved one and you believe that someone else was at fault, it can add anger to the flood of emotions you are likely already feeling. It can also require you to do a number of legal things at the same time following the death.

Social Security Disability: Check the List of Impairments to See if You Qualify

  May 3, 2012     By Brent Adams & Associates
The Social Security Administration uses the List of Impairments – or Blue Book – to determine whether or not an applicant is disabled. Consult a North Carolina disability attorney for guidance. The Social Security disability List of Impairments (also known as the “Blue Book”) plays an important role in the disability determination process.

Car Accident Attorney in Las Vegas Protects Victims of Drunk Driving

  May 2, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
Innocent motorists and pedestrians should contact a top car accident attorney in Las Vegas if they’ve been a victim of drunk driving. Although numerous education and awareness campaigns are prevalent in society, drunk driving continues to kill and injure people each day. People who drink and drive face more than jail and humiliation—they will have to live with the fact that their actions have ruined another person’s life.

Personal Injury Law Firm in Las Vegas Protects Taxi Cab Victim’s Rights

  May 2, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
A personal injury law firm in Las Vegas can fight for your rights should you be injured due to a negligent taxi driver’s or cab company’s actions. Some facts you should know: • Although Nevada has a seat belt law, it does not mandate seat belt use in a civil case;

Lack of Employee Training?

  May 2, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
Does improper employee training warrant a call to a Las Vegas workers’ compensation lawyer? In some cases employers try to say that the employee should have known better and that training has nothing to do with why she or he was injured. However in numerous cases, injury could have been prevented if the proper training was furnished.

How Much do Oregon Medical Records Cost?

  May 2, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
Medical records are one of the most important factors used to determine the worth of a personal injury claim. They show your medical treatments, what you've told the doctor and pain, and how the injury has affected your everyday life. But, medical providers can charge for those records.

Personal Animus Exception to Worker's Comp In Pennsylvania

  May 1, 2012     By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
The personal animus exception to worker's comp allows an employee to make a personal injury claim against his or her employer. The general rule in Pennsylvania is that you cannot sue your employer for personal injury arising from your employment. There is an exception called the "personal animus" exception.

A Safer Way of Healing Some Brain Aneurysms

  April 30, 2012     By Demas Law Group, PC
According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, close to six million Americans have brain aneurysms that may one day rupture and either cause severe brain damage or cost them their lives. Stated differently, about one out of every 50 Americans is currently living with a brain aneurysm. While some of these may never expand to the point that they become critical, no one really knows which ones are the most dangerous. Simply defined, and aneurysm involves a blood vessel with a bulge in it

STCW-95 Deck Exam vs. Engineering Exam: Which Do You Really Need to Take?

  April 30, 2012     By The Young Firm
Those in the maritime industry may need to obtain an updated STCW license, but depending on their job responsibilities, different courses and exams must be completed. For instance, deck officers must complete the STCW-95 deck exam, and those in the engine room, like limited deck engineers and second assistant engineers, must complete an engineering exam.

Medical Malpractice Including Surgical Errors and Surgery Mistakes in Hospitals and Doctors Offices

Every year approximately 225,000 people in the United States die from medical malpractice, making it the third leading cause of death after heart attacks and cancer. Many people are seriously injured or die each year from not only major operations but elective surgeries such as cosmetic surgery and bariatric surgery. Surgical errors and surgical malpractice is a terrifying prospect for any patient to experience.

Maximizing Your Truck Accident Injury Claim

  April 29, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
After being a victim of a Pomona truck accident, you may be considering legal action to recover compensation related to your truck accident injuries. Successfully recovering a full and fair compensation for a truck accident claim is a two-part process: proving liability and establishing the value of your claim.

Canton Car Accident Victims Often Suffer Whiplash Injuries

  April 29, 2012     By Kalka & Baer LLC
One common injury from Canton car crashes is whiplash. Whiplash can be very painful and long-lasting, including various medical treatments. Many victims of car accidents in Canton, GA have suffered major injuries from car accidents of all kind. The most common Canton car accident injury people have to deal with is neck and shoulder area injury.

Cumming, GA Man is the Victim of a Fatal Alpharetta Car Crash

  April 29, 2012     By Kalka & Baer LLC
Kalka & Baer's Alpharetta accident lawyers discuss the impact of one recent Alpharetta car crash. A fatal Alpharetta car accident one Wednesday morning left one man dead at the crash scene. The traffic accident was reportedly caused by a seemingly innocent lane merge on the entrance ramp for Georgia 400 at the Haynes Bridge Road exit.

Victims of a Mississippi Motor Home Accident Still Suffer From Injuries

  April 29, 2012     By Kalka & Baer LLC
A tragic Mississippi RV crash left many of the passengers (like our client) injured and a few of the passengers dead. In January of 2012, a crash in southern Mississippi of a motor home carrying people from Georgia to New Orleans left many passengers seriously injured and/or dead.

FDA Class I Recalls for Medtronic Drug Infusion Pumps

  April 27, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Last year, Medtronic issued two Class I recalls of their implantable drug infusion pumps for defects that could result in serious injuries for patients who had a defective pump. Drug pumps are implanted near the area that requires treatment and releases pre-programmed doses of medication.

Medtronic Drug Infusion Pump Recalls: Frequently Asked Questions

  April 27, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Medtronic Drug Infusion Pumps have been the cause of hundreds of adverse event reports to the FDA. The medical device manufacturing company recently recalled three of their devices, the SychroMed II, SynchroMed EL, and refill kits for potentially fatal defects. A few of the frequently asked questions are answered below:

Procedural Traps of an Alabama Wrongful Death Action

  April 27, 2012     By Drake Law Firm
Due to the unique nature of Alabama's wrongful death statute, a claim brought under the statute is subject to many unusual procedural traps. This article identifies and discusses some of the unusual nuances of bringing a wrongful death claim in Alabama.

General Principles and Information re: Director and Officer Liability Info. Checklist

  April 26, 2012     By Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C.
I. General Standard - With some exceptions, the general legal standard of care for business actors and agents is “prudence.” In this context “prudence” means to act as an ordinary prudent person would act under the circumstances. But, this standard can be misleading because, at law, prudent people arguably do not make common mistakes, like combing their hair or changing the radio dial while driving, let alone sending texts. So, the prudent standard.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

  April 26, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) celebrates this month an advocacy campaign that focuses on the relevance of traffic safety among motorists. This festivity also educates people, young and old alike, on the dangers of distracted driving. Today marks the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Trucking Regulations Protect Accident Victims in Injury Claims

  April 26, 2012     By Law Offices of Shane Smith
Trucking regulations make it clear motor carriers ignoring truck driver laws may be held responsible for injury claims when negligent behavior is found. Talk to a Georgia truck accident lawyer.

Seguin Truck Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
On March 27, 2012 a deadly accident occurred on Highway 46 at the intersection of Court Street in Seguin, Texas at approximately 10:15 pm. The man who died, David Terry Pieper, 66-years-old from New Braunfels, was driving a Ford Ranger pick-up truck when his vehicle crashed into another pick-up truck, a Ford F-250. The front of Mr. Pieper’s truck was completely mangled. Mr. Pieper was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three Car Accident in Seguin Injures Two

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
A multiple vehicle wreck, which occurred on Wednesday March 28, 2012 at about 4:00pm, involved three vehicles on the outskirts of Seguin on Interstate 10. According to the chain of events began when the driver of a Chevy Impala, Gabriel Trevino, a resident of San Antonio, rear ended a Toyota Avalon driven by Billy Bailey, a resident of Brownfield, Texas. The collision caused Bailey to lose control of his car and he rear-ended a Jeep Liberty driven by Kenna Schievelbein, a resident of Seguin.

Elderly Texas Woman Dies in Crash With Garbage Truck

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
On April 3, 2012, ksat.com reported that an 82-year-old woman, Refugia Moreno, died when her vehicle collided with a garbage truck. The accident happened at about 3:30 pm in San Antonio, near Bexar County at Loop 1604 and Marbach Road. Upon impact with the garbage truck, Ms. Moreno’s vehicle blew up in flames. Her husband, age 84, was also in the car. Firefighters promptly arrived at the scene and were to able to free Ms. Moreno and her husband from the burning vehicle.

Cement Truck Crashes Into New Braunfels Baseball Stadium

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
Comal County sees many truck wrecks each year. These 18-wheeler accidents are caused by many different factors, and have a wide range of results, from no or minor injuries, to deaths and devastation. In one of New Braunfels more bizarre truck accidents, MySanAntonio.com reports that a cement truck recently crashed into the New Braunfels High School baseball stadium.

Suburban San Antonio School Bus Crashes with Pontiac Grand Prix

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
On the morning of April 3, 2012, a Harlandale Independent School Bus that had seven special needs children aboard collided with a Pontiac Grand Prix at about 7:20 am. The bus was proceeding along its daily route of transporting the children to two different schools – Leal Middle School and Collier Elementary.

Seguin Woman Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for 2007 Texas Car Accident

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Jenny Ann Ybarra was sentenced to two years in prison for the manslaughter of Erica Nicole Smith, after being found guilty of manslaughter charges on February 13. Four years ago, on the night of the fatal car crash, Ms. Ybarra had driven from Seguin to San Antonio for a night out with friends. After having several drinks, while driving home, Ms. Ybarra began to travel the wrong way on Loop 410 near Rigsby Avenue.

San Antonio Trucker Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
Royce Dedrick Brooks, from San Antonio, Texas, was killed instantly when a BMW crashed into the 18-wheeler he was driving. The truck accident occurred shortly after midnight on March 28, 2012, in Travis County near Texas 130 and Maha Loop.

National Distracted Drivers Awareness Month and San Antonio Texting Law

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
The Texas Department of Transportation has dedicated the month of April to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. The Department’s message is when you are driving being safe should be your only focus because distractions can lead to motor vehicle accidents.

Two Teens Recovering after Seguin Texas Car Wreck

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
Hearing that a family member has been in a serious car accident can be a terrifying process. Christy Martinez, mother of 19-year-old Naomi Martinez, knows this all too well. According to the Seguin Gazette, early on the morning of April 1st, Martinez received a call from a friend who had witnessed the aftermath of a Seguin car accident, and had noticed that Martinez’s daughter, Naomi, was involved.

San Antonio Car Accident Victims Shouldn’t Hesitate to Pursue Compensation

  April 26, 2012     By The Bettersworth Law Firm
Occasionally, a family member or friend who is driving with a loved one or a close friend gets into a collision with another car or truck, causing injuries to their loved ones. In such situations, the injured party often is hesitant to pursue just financial compensation because they do not want to financially harm the driver.

Oregon Auto Insurance Laws

  April 25, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
In Oregon, there are certain requirements for auto insurance that you need to meet. These minimums vary by state so be careful to get the correct insurance to avoid being fined, or find yourself vulnerable after an accident.

Choosing a Qualified Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Injury Lawyer

  April 25, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Individuals who have suffered serious complications after being treated with a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft medical device in the neck area may be entitled to financial compensation for injury-related expenses. Although it is illegal for medical device manufacturers to market products for “off-label” use (use of a medical device for purposes not approved by the Food and Drug Administration),

The Benefits of a Good Accident Lawyer

  April 24, 2012     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
An accident lawyer will answer all of your questions and help put together the facts that will make up your case. When you feel that the insurance companies are not giving you the respect that you deserve, then you need to hire a professional attorney to represent you and present the facts of your case for a court to see.

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Truck Accident Claim

  April 24, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Particular personal injury claimants in Los Angeles find it difficult to win their case because they assert for it by themselves. Although personal injury victims can pursue their claim by themselves, it is still much advisable for them to hire an expert Los Angeles injury attorney. There are known benefits claimants can maximize by getting the legal assistance of a Los Angeles attorney.

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft and Cancer Risks

  April 23, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
According to new medical studies, the recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2), the active ingredient in the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, may be linked to cancer. Recent research conducted by independent doctors has found higher rates of cancer amongst patients who received the Infuse Bone Graft than patients who did not.

When is Hot Water Too Hot?

  April 23, 2012     By Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
The New York State Consumer Protection Board has issued a directive urging consumers to make sure their children and loved ones are protected from extremely painful and possibly fatal scalding burns. Here are some helpful hints:

A Birth Injury from Medical Malpractice

A birth injury is one of the most heart-breaking situations a family can experience. A Birth injury can devastate a family and have a permanent impact on the lives of everyone involved. One of the most devastating events that can happen to a mother and family is experiencing a birth injury with a newborn baby.

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft: FDA Approval and Warnings

  April 20, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
When the bioengineered bone graft developed by Medtronic was approved for U.S. markets in 2002, it was for procedures in the lumbar spine. The FDA had approved the Infuse Bone Graft specifically for patients requiring spinal surgeries for scoliosis, spinal fractures, and other spinal injuries affecting the lower back.

New York State Workers' Compensation and Lumbar Fusions

  April 19, 2012     By Paul Giannetti, Attorney at Law
If your doctor has recommended a lumbar fusion, you must secure prior approval from the insurance carrier. The New York State Workers' Compensation Board Medical Treatment Guidelines provide recommendations for specific circumstances when lumbar fusion is appropriate and those when it is not.

Product Liability: Protect Your Rights as a Consumer

  April 18, 2012     By McCoy & McCoy
A specific area of the law has been designated to represent the rights of individuals who were wrongfully harmed in any way through the defects of a product that should not have been put on the market. This area of the law is referred to as product liability. U.S. law specifically addresses the issue of consumer harm through its implementation of product liability law.

How Can an Attorney Help My Workers’ Comp Claim?

  April 18, 2012     By The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett Esq., PC
Workers compensation can be a minefield to tread through, but having a competent workers’ comp attorney at your side often makes all the difference. Claims are frequently denied because of employer or insurance carrier error; a skilled lawyer can investigate the reasons behind a claim denial and prepare an appeal for your case.

Compensation in a Work Related Injury

When an accident in the workplace occurs, employees can be left helpless with a number of restraints placed on them. Fortunately there are options that can help them get the full care they need. There is no telling what types of injuries a worker can sustain when they are on the job. Every work area has dangers that need to be dealt with and no matter where you work there is always the potential for an accident.

Dangers of the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft

  April 18, 2012     By Rudolph F.X. Migliore, PC
The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft has been used off label in a number of procedures and has caused serious complications including cancer, neck swelling, airway compression, difficulty breathing, nerve damage, and other life threatening complications.

Warning: Avoid Using These Recalled TVs and Wall Mounts

  April 17, 2012     By Demas Law Group, PC
Although technological innovations continue to march forward, there will always be certain glitches that require consumers to stay on their guard. Fortunately, most of us are rather pleased with the quality of the televisions and wall mounts we've purchased in recent years. The TV screens’ beautiful colors and lack of distortion are wonderful, along with the excellent audio quality.

What You Need to Know about Lead Based Paint in Your Home

  April 17, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
If you live in Oregon, you need to know that lead-based paint was used in many older houses and can still negatively affect the health of those living in older houses, especially children. If you notice signs of lead-based paint poisoning in your child, take immediate action. From ancient times, it has been known that contact with lead can pose serious health risks, yet civilization has found countless uses for this toxic substance.

Nursing Home Abuse: Would You Know it When You See It?

  April 17, 2012     By The Florida Law Group
As some of society’s most vulnerable people, it is not difficult for the elderly to be taken advantage of, even abused or neglected. These are common misbehaviors that take place within nursing home facilities across the country, and sometimes the signs aren’t as clear-cut as you might think.

An Overview of the Injury Claims Process - Understanding the Process

  April 17, 2012     By Hollander & Gould LLP
This is a brief guide to understanding what is a compensable injury how the bodily injury claims process works. It is intended for someone who is making or considering making a bodily injury claim for the first time.

Hospital-Acquired Infections Increase Mortality Rate for Elderly ICU Patients

  April 17, 2012     By Davis Levin Livingston
Senior citizens, who are admitted into a hospital intensive care unit and suffer from a hospital-acquired infection, have their risk of death increase by 4 times compared to those seniors who do not have any infection.

When an Accident Causes Catastrophic Injuries

  April 17, 2012     By Squires and Associates, P.C.
In the event of an accident, those that are injured can be dealt a harsh blow when they are not just hurt but suffer a catastrophic injury. These can be life threatening and extremely challenging to overcome and deal with. Any type of personal injury can be devastating. Those that deal with one can be limited in a number of ways.

Understanding Prejudgment Interest in Underinsured Motorist Cases

  April 17, 2012     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
For RI personal injury lawyers, Metropolitan Property and Casualty v. Barry, 892 A. 2d 915 (RI 2006) is an important case concerning Rhode Island uninsured and underinsured motorists (“UM”) insurance policy provisions. The Barry court determined that Rhode Island personal injury victims have a right to prejudgment interest beginning at the date of the automobile collision.

When Negligence Leads to an Injury

  April 16, 2012     By Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, PC
Everybday individuals face an injury that is the direct result of another person’s negligence. This can lead to any number of accidents that cause unfortunate results. When it comes to careless actions being taken, there is more than one type.

Impact of New PIP (No-Fault) Law on Accident Victims

  April 16, 2012     By Klemick & Gampel, P.A.
Miami personal injury and auto accident attorney says that new PIP law may have a significant impact on victims. The Florida Legislature in their attempt to combat perceived insurance fraud has once again made changes to the Florida No-Fault (PIP) law, F.S. 627.736.

Should Motorcycle Riders be Required to Wear Helmets by Law?

  April 16, 2012     By The Law Offices of John S. Moffa
The governor of Michigan just signed a law that overturned the state’s long-standing helmet requirement for motorcyclists. Senate Bill 291 overturned the 35 year old safety requirement that was created to protect motorcycle riders from traumatic brain injuries and fatalities in the event of a crash. This decision has sparked national controversy and debates about the costly affects that the repeal will have on the lives of motorists in the state.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas Discuss a ‘Hidden’ Alzheimer’s Cause

  April 16, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
Personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas discuss new evidence that a traumatic brain injury may be a contributing risk factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. While a minor bump on the head may not lead to problems later in life, doctors believe that head trauma that occurs repeatedly or when the victim loses consciousness could increase your risk of developing the disease in the future.

A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Helps You Understand Legal Issues

  April 16, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may not consider hiring a pedestrian accident attorney immediately. After all, most people would consider getting medical attention to be the most important task at the time. However, getting legal aid is as important as getting medical help.

How to Help Your Personal Injury Lawyer With Your Case

  April 16, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
If you’ve been in an accident, you can help your personal injury lawyer with your case by taking a few simple steps: • Document your injury. The minute you experience an injury such as an auto accident or a slip and fall accident in a store, call the police or contact the store manager to ensure a report is provided.

Cerebral Palsy and How Medical Malpractice May be Responsible

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that affect muscle coordination and body movement. Cerebral palsy occurs from a lack of oxygen to the brain of the infant during labor or after delivery. It can also occur from premature delivery, infection, and head trauma. Approximately 70% of children who have cerebral palsy developed it due to an event before birth that interfered with normal brain development.

Justice for Travvon Martin in Civil Court

  April 16, 2012     By Klemick & Gampel, P.A.
It looks like the criminal justice system is delaying if not totally denying justice to Trayvon Martin and his surviving family. The Civil Courthouse may be the only place that Trayvon Martin and his family will find justice, just as in the Nicole Brown vs. O.J. Simpson case. The killing of Trayvon Martin is a sign of our times in Florida.

Pradaxa Internal Bleeding Lawsuit

  April 16, 2012     By Rudolph F.X. Migliore, PC
New cases of serious, uncontrolled bleeding in user of the prescription drug Pradaxa have surfaced. Pradaxa is used for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. Lawsuits are now being initiated, contact our firm for a free case evaluation.

Avoiding Spring Break Accidents in Florida

  April 16, 2012     By Shiner Law Group
A Report From Your Wellington Injury Lawyers - As thousands of tourists descend upon Florida’s roadways and beaches seeking warmer weather over spring break, the potential for accidents to both vacationers and Florida residents rises.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas Urge Motorists to Maintain Vehicles

  April 15, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
Personal injury lawyers advise clients to practice safe winter driving habits in order to avoid accidents. Winterize your vehicle by taking the following steps:

Auto Accident Personal Injury Do’s and Don’ts

  April 15, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
Auto accident personal injury attorneys can help you navigate through the confusing process of what to do after you’ve been in a crash. Some important steps include:

The Causes of Large Truck Accidents

  April 13, 2012     By Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr.
Truck accidents involving an 18 wheeler and a smaller passenger vehicle are well-known as some of the most catastrophic and dangerous accidents that a person can be involved in. By understanding some of the main causes of these large truck accidents, you may be able to identify a dangerous situation and avoid an accident altogether.

New Hampshire Rule of Evidence 504: The Marital Privilege

  April 13, 2012     By Mulvey Professional Association
New Hampshire has long since recognized the privileged nature of communications between husbands and wives. However, with the widespread use of electronic communications, it has become unclear whether such communications remain within the realm of “marital confidences”.

"Protect Yourself: 8 Questions Insurance Adjusters Don't Want You to Ask"

  April 13, 2012     By Fisher Stark Cash, P.A.
This book is for people who have been injured in an automobile crash. If you or someone you love has been injured, please tell them about printing this book. Car wrecks occur as a result of someone’s bad driving choices. This book can help you protect your rights. You did not ask for this to happen to you, and now your busy life has grown even more complicated.

Doctors Claim They Suffer Increased Stress from Worrying about Malpractice Lawsuits

  April 13, 2012     By Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law
Despite all of the years of education and specialized training, reports show that 225,000 people die in the United States every year from negligence on the part of medical professionals. This number is relatively small compared to the even larger number of people who are injured or permanently disabled because of errors on the part of medical professionals.

Getting Help from a Personal Injury Law Firm after a Motor Vehicle Accident with a DUI Driver

  April 13, 2012     By Law Offices of Shane Smith
Enlisting help from a personal injury law firm in Decatur may be necessary if the motor vehicle accident involves a DUI and injuries. Talk to an auto accident compensation attorney now. If you’ve been injured in a DUI motor vehicle accident in which the other driver is at fault, there are some things you need to know when filing your injury claim.

Five Things That Can Hurt Your Georgia Workers' Compensation Claim

  April 13, 2012     By L. Ty Wilson, PC
If you have been injured on the job in Georgia, there are several things you need now to ensure you do not jeopardize your workers' compensation claim. 1) You don't report your injury in time. - If you are hurt while on the job in Georgia, you must report your injury as soon as possible.

Should I Hire a Zoloft Lawyer?

  April 12, 2012     By McEwen Law Firm Ltd
Should you worry about protecting a large drug manufacturer who may have acted negligently to protect the profitability of their product, while your child suffered as of result of this negligence? We get this question lot: Should I hire a Zoloft lawyer? A lot of our clients don't consider themselves the 'litigious type' and thus can feel apprehensive about filing a lawsuit.

When to Contact a Chowchilla Personal Injury Lawyer

  April 12, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Not all personal injury claims require assistance from a skilled Chowchilla personal injury lawyer. Many of the smaller and simpler claims can be settled reasonably without incurring the expenses of retaining an attorney. However, in some cases, the cost of retaining a lawyer may be be worth the impact an experienced attorney can have on increasing the value of your claim. Professional legal representation is especially recommended for victims of serious accidents resulting in the following:

Proving Fault in an Amador County Car Accident Claim

  April 12, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Having been unfairly harmed in an Amador County car accident, you may be facing the task of proving the other party’s liability. While the negligent party will sometimes accept responsibility for causing the accident, many times the parties at fault are unwilling to assume liability for the damages incurred by the accident.

Road Surfaces

  April 11, 2012     By The Clark Law Office
A short article describing how damaged road surfaces and poor road design lead to auto accidents and how you should proceed if you feel your accident was caused by these reasons.

The Rise of Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice

  April 11, 2012     By Steven J. Weinberg Trial Lawyer
Gastric bypass surgery has long been touted as a dependable solution for individuals who need to lose a substantial amount of weight. This surgery is an invasive surgical procedure that involves the stapling, banding or rerouting of the stomach and small intestines so that food and nutrition bypass the normal physiological route that food takes through the body.

Types of Bakersfield Construction Accidents

  April 11, 2012     By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
One of the toughest and most dangerous professions in the U.S. is construction work. Construction workers are subjected to many dangers on an almost daily basis. These dangers include toxic chemicals, heavy machinery, toxic gases, power tools, open trenches, and other types of hazardous building equipment. Due to the inherent risks of construction work, the federal government heavily regulates the industry.

Car Accidents that Occur on Roadways

  April 10, 2012     By Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, PC
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the country. Any number of car accidents can happen when a driver is negligent on the roads. Millions of drivers are on the roads every day in the United States. The high traffic and the danger involved in operating a vehicle makes it easy for an incident to occur. Thousands of traffic accidents occur each year, with around 250 fatalities taking place in New York.

Older Patients: Make Sure Your Doctor Tests You for Colon Cancer

  April 10, 2012     By Demas Law Group, PC
Like many other forms of cancer, you can definitely survive for many years if you catch and treat colon cancer at an early stage. Although many Americans are aware that they should have a first colonoscopy (the test used to view the interior walls of a person’s colon) near age 50, it’s a precaution that a number of others keep postponing.

Bad Faith Insurance Claims, Portland OR

  April 10, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
If your insurance company has been extremely difficult to work with, has denied your injury claim, or just keeps giving you the run-around, you can do something about it - file a bad faith claim. You've been paying insurance premiums so that they'll take care of you, so make sure that happens.

Impact of New PIP (No-Fault) Law on Accident Victims

  April 10, 2012     By Klemick & Gampel, P.A.
Miami personal injury and auto accident attorney says that new PIP law may have a significant impact on victims. The Florida Legislature in their attempt to combat perceived insurance fraud has once again made changes to the Florida No-Fault (PIP) law, F.S. 627.736.

Wal-Mart and Other Retail Stores Facing Slip and Fall Lawsuits

  April 9, 2012     By The Layfield Law Firm, LLC
An accident on June 9, 2010 at a Wal-Mart in Louisiana led a shopper to sue the store for emotional distress after he slipped on a liquid substance while walking down the pet food aisle. The man claimed that he injured his ankle, side, back and arm in the incident, and he sought damages for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical expenses, loss of consortium, interest and court costs.

Pennsylvania Car Accident - Who Pays My Medical Bills?

  April 7, 2012     By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
After a car accident in Pennsylvania, there is a priority of who is responsible to pay your medical bills. Understanding that priority is important to getting those bills paid and preventing you from being left with unpaid bills. When you are in a car accident in Pennsylvania, your medical bills must first be submitted to your own car insurance company.

Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Military

  April 6, 2012     By Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a condition that over 320,000 U.S. troops have been diagnosed with over the past 10 years. Though some may confuse TBI with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), TBI is an actual injury instead of extreme trauma. Brain and other injuries can be sustained by anyone due to the carelessness of another person, which may be cause for the victim to seek compensation in a personal injury case. If you are one such victim, learn what you could do today.

Types of Car Accident Compensation

  April 6, 2012     By Steven P. Roberts
There are millions of car accidents that occur every year in the United States, leaving millions of Americans to suffer the physical injuries and emotional trauma involved with a devastating accident. When an accident is minor and does not result in serious physical injury, many people will simply file the police report, tell their insurance company and choose to pay the money out of their own pocket.

Preventing Occurrences of Elder Abuse

  April 6, 2012     By Smith & Stallworth
If you have an elderly family member, it is likely that they will have to be placed in a nursing home or in the custody of an elderly caregiver. While many families across the country expect high levels of professionalism, compassion, and cleanliness by these facilities, this is not always the case. Continue reading to learn more about elder abuse and what you can do to prevent it.