Personal Injury Law Articles

Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.

How to Hire the Right Car Accident Lawyer for Your Case

  December 15, 2017     By McCormick & Murphy, PC
In 2016, there were 14,168 car accidents throughout the state of Colorado. Of these, 1,761 resulted in injuries. An injury accident can cause...

Dram Shop Law and Car Accidents in Texas

  December 15, 2017     By
Dram shop laws hold responsible bars and other entities that provide alcohol to people who cause drunk driving accidents. If a person is injured...

Dog Bites: It’s More Complicated than You Think

  December 15, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but if you spend enough time in an emergency room you’ll eventually see someone who is suffering from a dog bite....

This Is How You Handle a Traffic Stop

  December 13, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
When you see those flashing lights behind you pulling you over, it’s very important that you follow a few simple steps to keep yourself out of...

Commercial Truck Accident Litigation Process in Texas

  December 13, 2017     By
Truckers log thousands of miles while driving in and through Texas. When a truck accident occurs, it is important to understand the process...

Injured at Work? 10 Steps You Need To Take

  December 13, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
When people are injured at work, they are often too scared to file for a workers’ compensation claim because they are worried that they will be...

Home Heating Oil Dumped into Basement Rather than Holding Tank –Environmental Issue or a Negligence Claim?

  December 11, 2017     By
When an oil company has become involved in the personal property of an individual, it is possible that a negligence or environmental cleanup...

Losing Business Because of Online Defamation: Fake Accounts

  December 11, 2017     By
The loss of business interactions, clients, accounts and revenue is all possible when someone creates a fake social media account and issues...

Can Uber Drivers Choose to File an Accident Claim with Personal Insurance Rather than Uber’s Insurance?

  December 11, 2017     By
Working with Uber is often the chance of building a revenue stream without the hassle of going to an office and working for a supervisor that...

Filing a Small Claim When the Subject Matter Is in a Different State

  December 11, 2017     By
Small claims courts provide an abbreviated version of litigating a case when parties are involved in a dispute. However, there are limitations...

Nursing Home Neglect in Texas and the Need for Legal Assistance

  December 7, 2017     By
Families must often make the difficult decision to place an elderly or disabled loved on in a nursing home so that he or she can receive...

When Does Uber Have to Pay for Injuries and Damages in an Auto Accident?

  December 6, 2017     By Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
It stinks when other people are responsible for the injuries that happen to you, doesn’t it? Sometimes, you have to go through numerous legal...

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Texas Dram Shop Case?

  December 6, 2017     By
Texas’ dram shop law holds bars and others responsible for serving alcohol to patrons who then go out and cause injuries to others. There are a...

Non-Economic Damages in Texas Personal Injury Cases

  December 6, 2017     By
Texas personal injury victims can often recover non-economic damages in their personal injury case in addition to their economic damages....

Chuck and Gena Norris File Lawsuit Alleging Gadolinium Deposition Disease

  December 5, 2017     By Cutter Law P.C.
Cutter Law, P.C., along with Chuck and Gena Norris, announce the filing of a gadolinium lawsuit against McKesson Corporation and other...

Suing the Government in a Texas Personal Injury Case

  December 5, 2017     By
Suing the government instead of a private actor in a personal injury case in Texas can be complicated. Special rules apply to the government...

Alternative Medicine Can Kill

  November 30, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Alternative medicine can be deadly for cancer patients who choose these treatments over more traditional cancer therapies and remedies. People...

Los Angeles Jury Awards $417 Million to Talc Victim

  November 29, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The victim alleged that Johnson & Johnson knew the risks of using talcum powder and failed to warn consumers.

Did You Incur Serious Injuries When You Slipped and Fell?

  November 29, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
In most situations, slips and falls are just a normal part of life. You get up, dust yourself off, and continue about your day — maybe with an...

How Lawyers and Insurance Companies Evaluate Illinois Injury Claims for Fair Settlement Value

  November 29, 2017     By
One of the most common questions that a personal injury lawyer is asked is what the value of a claim is. However, this is often difficult to...

What Constitutes “Product Misuse” in a Product Liability Case?

  November 29, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
In a product liability case, a product has malfunctioned in a way that causes serious injuries to an individual.

What People Don’t Know about Recording the Police

  November 28, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
In the wake of the tragic police shootings, videos of the police being recorded by regular citizens are gaining popularity. In many of the...

What Should I Do after a Commercial Truck Accident in Texas?

  November 28, 2017     By
Every year, more than 500,000 commercial truck accidents occur. These vehicles weigh several tons, increasing the likelihood that any accident...

I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver, What Should I Do?

  November 28, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
If you've been hit by a drunk driver make sure you get seen by a physician as soon as possible. Your health comes first. You can file your claim...

Do You Really Need an Attorney after a Car Accident?

  November 28, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
No, you don't really need an attorney after a car accident, but it's a good idea. Most personal injury lawyers consult with injured victims for...

Expert Witness: Assessing Liability in Horseback Riding Fall Cases

  November 27, 2017     By
When someone has fallen from a horse while riding, the incident could have occurred due to improperly maintained equipment, inappropriate...

Damages Overview in Personal Injury Cases in Texas

  November 27, 2017     By
In personal injury cases, the court is concerned with making a victim whole again after the negligence of another party resulted in his or her...

Insurance Companies Taken to Task Over Handling of California Wildfires

  November 27, 2017     By Cutter Law P.C.
Thousands of people have been affected by the California wildfires and must face the stressful task of putting their lives back together. Some...

80,000 Pounds of Reasons Not To Weaken Truck Safety Regulations

  November 27, 2017     By The Johnson Law Firm
Weakening of safety regulations means there will likely be more drowsy truck drivers and more deadly truck crashes

Attractive Nuisance Doctrine and Child Trespassers in Texas

  November 27, 2017     By
Unlike many other states that have some type of attractive nuisance doctrine as part of their common law, Texas has actually codified this...

What is Legally Considered Hazardous Waste?

  November 21, 2017     By
Hazardous waste occurs when humans, manufacturing, industry, and agriculture create contaminated byproducts and substances. Contaminated...

Why Does Status Matter in a New Jersey Premises Liability Case?

  November 21, 2017     By
New Jersey has a traditional common law approach to premises liability cases. The status of the person on the property has a significant impact...

When Am I Responsible if My Dog Bites Someone in New Jersey?

  November 21, 2017     By
Dog owners may be held liable for the injuries that their dog causes in a personal injury lawsuit. If a pet harms someone else, the pet owner...

HIPPA Violation: Non-Medical Staff Accessed and Shared Medical Records. Who Do I Sue?

  November 20, 2017     By
When a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act occurs, severe penalties may be issued against the perpetrator when...

Security Request Denied by Employer Then Doorman Attacked While on Duty

  November 20, 2017     By
When there are possible attacks in a city or town where a doorman is present, additional security is recommended as a course of action to...

Steps to Take If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied

  November 20, 2017     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
If you have been injured at work, your employer’s Workers’ Compensation plan will cover the costs associated with your injury.

A Deadly Bus Crash Can Prove Catastrophic

  November 20, 2017     By Isaacs & Isaacs Law Office
Because of the way bus seating is designed, passengers on buses have far less chance of being injured or killed than drivers and passengers in...

New Jersey’s No-Fault Insurance Laws for Car Accidents

  November 20, 2017     By
New Jersey partially uses a no-fault insurance system. People who are involved in a car accident in New Jersey cannot always bring a personal...

Why Inadequate Trucking Regulations Fail Us All

  November 15, 2017     By McNeely Stephenson
There are two basic theories concerning regulation in business. The first one suggests that too much regulation kills business –that without the...

Malpractice suits alleging “improper bonuses” settled

  November 15, 2017     By Matzus Law, LLC
Incentives are a great way to motivate individuals and push them to reach new heights and get better at a given task. Rewarding people for their...

Inadequate Road Signage Contributed to Accident – Can I Sue the City or State?

  November 15, 2017     By
Road construction and deterioration often affects drivers to the point that a car crash occurs, and the damage may be significant or include...

GPS App Failed to Warn of Road Situation - Can I Sue for Damage to Vehicle?

  November 7, 2017     By
Every day millions of Americans rely on GPS apps to get them to where they need to go. Most often, drivers arrive at their destination...

Lithium Battery Fire on Airline Flight Raises Concerns

  November 7, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
An increase of incidents involving faulty lithium batteries also increases dangers in air travel.

How Much Money Can I Recover from a Mesothelioma Claim?

  November 7, 2017     By Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
Working with asbestos exposure victims for so many years has taught me that no two compensation claims are the same. Therefore, the amount of...

When Should You Contact an Asbestos Lawyer?

  November 7, 2017     By Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
Filing a claim for asbestos exposure is a complex matter. If you want to make the most out of your case and avoid the hurdles of the legal...

Veterans Exposed to Asbestos: How the Veterans’ Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act Can Help

  November 7, 2017     By Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
Veterans have had their share of misfortune in dealing with the VA health care system in the past years. Despite their right to benefit from...

School Bus Dropped My Child at Wrong Place and She Was Lost. Can I Sue?

  November 6, 2017     By
Many parents have experienced the occurrence of going to pick up their child from the bus stop and him or her not being there. They may have...

Who Is Liable for Injuries from School Violence?

  November 6, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Schools have a duty to keep kids safe. When students are injured due to violent acts while under the care of school employees or contacted...

OSHA Cites Aluminum Manufacturer for History of Safety Violations

  November 6, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The New Jersey aluminum manufacturing company has been cited for over 50 safety violations since 2011.

Can Employees Be Fired While Out on Workers’ Compensation?

  November 6, 2017     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
Employees with work-related injuries or illnesses often hesitate to file Workers’ Compensation claims because they fear retaliation from their...

Is My Injury Serious Enough for a Lawyer?

  November 3, 2017     By Breyer Law Offices, PC
When you or a loved one is hurt, expenses can begin to rack up, and sometimes for something that was not even your fault! You should not be...

Factors Considered When Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall Minnesota Case

  November 3, 2017     By
When slip and fall incidents occur within Minnesota, it is important for the victim to know what factors are considered for liability. Through...

No Fault Insurance and Bodily Injury Claims in Minnesota Bike Accident Cases

  November 3, 2017     By
When a case occurs with no fault conditions, this means that no single person or company is responsible for the injuries incurred. However,...

Ethical Violations by School Counselors: Loss of Custody, Defamation, and other Penalties

  November 2, 2017     By
Some parents may find themselves on the receiving end of false allegations of child abuse or neglect. Sometimes these reports originate from...

Compensation for a Wrongful Conviction

  November 1, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Man Freed after 23 Years in Prison for a Crime He Didn't Commit -- and Gets $0. More than two decades ago, a Kansas man named Lamonte...

NYC Construction Accidents: Is Workers' Comp Enough?

  November 1, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Construction is hard, dangerous work that requires a great deal of courage. The recent string of catastrophic accidents on New York City job...

Construction Expert Witness Explains How to Reduce Risk at Commercial Properties

  November 1, 2017     By
When a construction expert witness is hired for a case, it is to explain various aspects of the building, materials, persons involved and what...

Filing a Claim for Asbestos Non-Occupational Exposure

  October 30, 2017     By Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
Asbestos exposure is the cause of multiple diseases such as mesothelioma or asbestosis. This mineral which occurs naturally in the environment...

Avoiding the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

  October 30, 2017     By Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
This year, we have witnessed several severe natural disasters that caused significant material loss. Apart from the immediate destruction and...

Logging Company Destroyed Land While Exceeding Scope of Contract. Can It Be Prosecuted or Just Sued?

  October 30, 2017     By
When a person or entity has been wronged, the victim may consider criminal as well as civil remedies. In many cases, there may be criminal...

Do I Need an Accident Report to File a Slip and Fall Claim in Minnesota?

  October 27, 2017     By
Slip and fall accidents in Minnesota require certain processes, but one of the most important is the statute of limitations for the incident. If...

The Critical Role of a Medical Expert Witness in a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice cases arise in the thousands each year that affect individuals and groups in grievous ways. Injury is the most frequent...

Cults Tearing Apart Lives

  October 26, 2017     By
The activities of cults often lead members to perform aggressive actions after their belief and faith have been won by those in charge. Through...

Lawsuit Filed in Tennessee Over Defective Ethicon Hernia Mesh

  October 26, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The plaintiff claims that complications with the mesh lead caused his severe page and permanent injuries.

The Hidden Danger in Molded Plastics

  October 26, 2017     By Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
Plastic materials have been used from the beginning of the 20th century across multiple industries. Despite environmentalist concerns, nowadays...

Industrial Plant Accidents and Workers' Comp

  October 26, 2017     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
Industrial plant accidents include chemical spills, leaks, explosions, machinery malfunctions, electrical failures and fires. They can have...

How Is the Amount of My Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Award Determined?

  October 25, 2017     By
Workers’ compensation awards are often determined based on the types of injury or disability incurred while working for are at the company. To...

Expert Witnesses Used in Police Shooting Cases

  October 24, 2017     By
Police shootings could involve innocent bystanders, criminals or those accused of illegal acts, and proving that the injuries sustained were...

Using an Expert Witness to Prove Police Brutality

  October 24, 2017     By
Police brutality is a constant issue that requires the help of an expert witness to prove it exists within the case, and the professional may...

What to Expect in Making an Insurance Claim

  October 23, 2017     By Poynter & Bucheri, LLC
When you wind up making a claim on an insurance policy, an insurance claim can be a complicated process, and it can be full of unpleasant...

Understanding Automobile Insurance

  October 23, 2017     By Poynter & Bucheri, LLC
Trying to understand all the terms used in relation to automobiles, particularly automobile insurance, can be a daunting task. In many cases,...

What to Do if You Are in an Automobile Accident

  October 23, 2017     By Poynter & Bucheri, LLC
Would you know what to do if you drove your car into another car? A pedestrian? When a car accident happens, injuries may be severe and emotions...

Who Is at Fault for My Falling on Ice in Minnesota?

  October 23, 2017     By
Falling from icy surfaces is commonplace in such locations as Minnesota in the winter weather months, but when the injuries are severe and...

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

  October 23, 2017     By Poynter & Bucheri, LLC
Starting with experience . . .

Bicycle Accidents in North Carolina - Knowledge Can Help Avoid Injuries

  October 23, 2017     By Thomas Ferguson & Mullins
Bicycling is becoming more popular in the United States. A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association says that Americans are turning...

What Is a Minnesota Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant?

  October 20, 2017     By
When an employee has been injured to the point that he or she is no longer able to continue working within the same industry or job type, he or...

What Can I Do If I Contest the Amount of My Workers’ Compensation Award?

  October 19, 2017     By
Workers’ compensation awards usually end a claim and the injured is able to recover and become whole after the incident. However, sometimes, the...

Strict Liability, Negligence, Negligence Per Se, Scienter and Intentional Tort Claims Based on Dog Bites

  October 19, 2017     By
Dog bites are common, and the bigger the location where the victim has been bitten, the greater the chances are that an animal will bite a...

Potential Defenses to a Minnesota Dog Bite Case

  October 19, 2017     By
Dog bite cases are frequently an issue when the owner does not contain the animal, the pet has broken free of confinement or the owner is not...

Ford to Petition Regulators to Avoid Recall of Vehicles With Defective Airbags

  October 18, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The petition would let Ford to continue analyzing the inflators for defects.

Does Minnesota Provide Workers’ Comp for a Repetitive Stress Injury

  October 18, 2017     By
Workers’ compensation generally provides for the injuries, disability and medical conditions that occur due to or while working for a company....

Biomechanics Expert Witness in Slip and Fall Cases

  October 18, 2017     By
A biomechanics expert may be needed when there is a slip and fall case to determine various factors related to the body, anatomy and how the...

3 Reasons Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit

  October 17, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
If you think only guilty people confess to crimes, you couldn't be more wrong. In fact, innocent individuals are often convicted after they...

Construction Expert Witnesses Explain Why Balconies Collapse

  October 16, 2017     By
Balcony collapses often lead to severe injuries or death when someone is on the ledge when the accident occurs. With the help of a construction...

Accidents and Student Drivers: Who’s Responsible?

  October 16, 2017     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez
Everyone on the road has been a new driver at one point or another. Anyone who's ever been behind the wheel had to learn how to drive before...

Michigan Birth Injury Litigation 101

  October 16, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
You spent nine months dreaming about what your baby would look like. You eagerly anticipated holding him for the first time. Hearing that first...

Potential Defenses to a Minnesota Dog Bite Case

  October 15, 2017     By
Dog bite cases are frequently an issue when the owner does not contain the animal, the pet has broken free of confinement or the owner is not...

Was Your Construction Site Accident Caused by Defective Equipment?

  October 13, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
If you have been involved in a construction site accident, do you know the reason why the accident occurred? It could have been faulty equipment.

What Types of Damages Do Product Liability Cases Recover?

  October 13, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Serious medical issues and debilitating complications can result from product malfunctions and faulty equipment. These circumstances can put...

Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer: Woman's Lawsuit Alleges It Caused Her Cancer

  October 13, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
This woman is among 800 more claiming that the chemical glyphosate in Roundup lead to cancer and other harmful side effects.

$417 Million Verdict in Talc Lawsuit

  October 11, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
In the largest verdict yet to date, a jury awarded a plaintiff $417 million in punitive and compensatory damages against Johnson & Johnson.

Child Safety Alert: Fidget Spinners Can Puncture Skin and Eyes

  October 11, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Recently published data reveals more information on how dangerous and injury-causing fidget spinners can be – particularly for young children.

The Top 5 Motorcycle Safety Tips

  October 11, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
According to a recent report compiled by the Department of Transportation (DOT), there are 8,410,255 registered motorcycles across the United...

The 7 Most Common Work Hazards

  October 11, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
To assess what work conditions contribute the most to worker injuries, illnesses and deaths, the National Safety Council (NSC) sends safety...

Changes to Crane Safety Regulations

  October 11, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
Cranes are one of the largest pieces of equipment on a construction site and thus present a greater risk to construction workers, site visitors,...

Return-to-School Safety Tips for Kids and Teens

  October 11, 2017     By Galfand Berger LLP
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children under 15 were one of the most at-risk age groups for pedestrian...

Expert Witness Explains Baby Powder Risks

  October 10, 2017     By
Baby powder use harms children and women when inhaled directly or while being topically patted in place. The minute particles lodge inside the...

The Dangerous Truth About ATV Accidents

While many people enjoy the exhilaration and thrill that riding an all-terrain vehicle, or ATV, brings, others are suffering from severe...

Florida Nursing Home Deaths after Hurricane Irma under Investigation

  October 6, 2017     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Investigations are underway as to why eight residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida died in the days...

How to File an Asbestos Compensation Claim on Behalf of Someone Else

  October 5, 2017     By Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
An asbestos disease diagnosis is a devastating verdict. Victims and their families must be aware that these conditions, though irreversible, can...

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