Personal Injury Law Articles

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

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.

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...

Social Media and Your Personal Injury Case

  October 5, 2017     By Breyer Law Offices, PC
Social media is accessed by millions of people around the world. It is also used by defense lawyers, private investigators, and the defendants....

Battle Rages Over NYC's Construction Safety Act

  October 4, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Construction is arguably one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, if not the most dangerous -- particularly in New York. In fact,...

When Landlords Can Be Held Liable for Violent Attacks

  October 3, 2017     By
When certain situations arise, it is possible to hold a landlord liable for damages, medical compensation and similar monetary payouts. This...

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Recalled for Oil Defect

  October 3, 2017     By Greenberg Law Offices
Accidents on the road aren’t always caused by other drivers or vehicles. Sometimes, defective products are to blame. Defective products can...

Expert Witness Explains Defective Brakes and Product Liability Standards

  October 3, 2017     By
Defective brakes and other machine malfunctions within vehicles is serious for drivers and passengers. When injury or death is the result of...

Your Lawsuit May Have Multiple Other Defendants

  October 2, 2017     By Harris, Creech, Ward and Blackerby, PA
Lawsuits often involve multiple other defendants, which can complicate a case. When North Carolina defendants find themselves subject to a...

Can I Sue an Employer Instead of Pursue Workers’ Compensation?

  October 2, 2017     By
Suing the employer when harmed in an incident while at the jobsite or working for the company is often not possible when a workers’ compensation...

Recoverable Damages in Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Your doctor made a mistake. You were injured. You now have to take time off work, pay unexpected medical costs, and hire someone to maintain...

My Teenage Daughter Used Her Sister’s Passport. Can I Sue the Airline for Negligence?

  September 28, 2017     By
Flights from one country to another require a passport that is checked by the airline to ensure the right person is traveling. However, if the...

Is It Too late to Sue: Statutes of Limitation and Repose in Michigan

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Lawyers receive calls every day from people who are injured but waited too long to sue. Don't sleep on your rights. There are time limits that...

FDA Acknowledges Link Between Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Twenty years ago, over $4 billion was paid to victims who became sick from silicone and other toxic chemicals leaking from their silicone breast...

Michigan Medical Malpractice 101

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Michigan, like many other states, has strict rules governing the procedure one must follow in pursuing a lawsuit against a healthcare provider...

How Does the Toxic Substances Control Act Limit Asbestos Use?

  September 25, 2017     By Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976, and it grants the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the necessary...

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

  September 22, 2017     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
No one goes to work expecting to become seriously injured while performing their regular job responsibilities.

Home Depot Fined for Selling Dangerous Products

Congress established the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in 1972 to protect consumers from dangerous household products.

Common Questions that Arise after a Slip and Fall Accident

  September 20, 2017     By Thomas Creech Law Offices, LLC
One of the most common types of cases personal injury lawyers handle are Slip and Falls. To address confusion that people may have while...

Vertebrae Injuries that Occur During Newborn Delivery Explained by Expert Witness

  September 20, 2017     By
Medical malpractice often needs the assistance of an expert witness due to the complexities and medical procedures that occur during surgery and...

Equifax Data Beach: Can They be Sued for Negligence?

  September 20, 2017     By
A data breach to a company is usually the result of someone that hacked into the secured files and then distributed the information to another...

Equifax, Should I Sign Their Waiver?

  September 20, 2017     By
The need for consumers to sign a waiver before providing information and monitoring services may be legal, but this could prevent someone from...

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

  September 19, 2017     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez
While you may be juggling multiple tasks, such as dropping the kids off at school, stopping for coffee on the way to work, and picking up the...

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Higher Risk of Death

  September 18, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Studies conducted have suggested that the risk of death has increased due to some heartburn drugs.

How Much Is Your Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

  September 18, 2017     By Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
What kind of settlement can you get for your motorcycle accident? It depends on several factors.

Lack of Regulation Regarding Ambulance Accidents in Texas Adds Insult to Injury

  September 18, 2017     By Simmons and Fletcher, PC
In Texas, there are no laws requiring that private ambulance services carry anything more than a minimum limits policy. This is just one of many...

OSHA Rolls Back Safety Rule Relating to Beryllium

  September 15, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The safety rollback will create more exposure to beryllium to industrial workers and may lead to more beryllium lawsuits.

In a Car Crash? You Need to File a Police Report

  September 14, 2017     By Breyer Law Offices, PC
Filing a police report after a car accident is one of the most important things you can do. If your accident was bad enough to block traffic or...

Where Is the Line Between Medical Judgment and Medical Malpractice?

  September 13, 2017     By Levine Law, LLC
Doctors make life-changing decisions on a daily basis. When they make mistakes, the consequences can be devastating. While Colorado law affords...

Yaz Settlement Recipients the Target of Green Dot Debit Card Scam

  September 13, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Claiming to be from a settlement center, con-artists tell Yaz victims to send money to receive their settlements back.

Automotive Expert Witness Explains Problems that Should Not be Overlooked

  September 12, 2017     By
When an incident occurs with vehicles on the road, in traffic or while the person is driving, he or she may not be at fault. There are many...

Expert Witness Explains Damages Associated with Scars

  September 12, 2017     By
Scar tissue has the potential to cause problems for someone when he or she must undergo surgery, after a procedure has been completed and at...

How to Choose a Wrongful Death Attorney

  September 12, 2017     By Leader Law Firm
Losing a loved one is an unimaginable tragedy. Losing someone due to the possible negligence of another can make the pain even harder. Find out...

What to Expect in a Free Case Evaluation with a Personal Injury Lawer

  September 12, 2017     By Leader Law Firm
Most injury lawyers offer free case consultations. What can you expect to happen during your visit? What should you look for in an injury lawyer?

Winning Isn’t Worth Your Health

  September 8, 2017     By Johnson Law Firm
In a culture of masculinity, being seeing as tough or manly has worth. Shaking it off or putting dirt on it after an injury means toughness, or...

False Advertising Alleged in IVC Filter Lawsuit

  September 8, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The lawsuit accuses the makers of the Gunther Tulip IVC filter as retrievable when removal of the device is often impossible.

What Are First Party Benefits and How Do I Get Them after a Motor Vehicle Accident?

  September 7, 2017     By The Patberg Law Firm
So, you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident and been injured. Now what? What do you do about your medical bills? What about your lost wages?...

Expert Witness Describes Best Practices when Designing a Warning Label

  September 7, 2017     By
Warning labels are crucial for understanding the limits and restrictions of how products and items may be used. Without these items, someone...

Will Lawmakers Change New York's Scaffolding Law This Year?

  September 6, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Given that New York has one of the toughest scaffolding laws in the country, it is no surprise that many business associations, property owners,...

What if I Was Partially at Fault in a Vehicle Accident

  September 6, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
No one likes to be involved in a motor vehicle accident, especially one that causes them serious injury. Still, they happen every day in Georgia...

Who Is Liable if You Loan Your Vehicle and There Is an Accident?

  September 6, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Most people have loaned their vehicle to a friend or relative at one point or another. It’s a generous thing to do for someone close to you who...

Johnson & Johnson Appeals $48 Million Verdict Awarded in Motrin Case

  September 6, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The company is claiming that Motrin is not dangerous and cannot be held liable for failing to warn consumers.

Who Is to Blame When a Product Malfunctions?

  September 6, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Each and every day, you use hundreds of products. From the time you get up in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night (and even while...

How Businesses Must Properly Label Food Items

Businesses are accountable for how products are processed, canned, bottled, distributed and labeled. This means that each step in these...

Determining Liability for Truck Accidents

  September 5, 2017     By McCann & Wall, LLC
Commercial truck accidents may involve significantly more damage than regular car accidents. This is because a truck full of cargo can weigh...

UK Holidaymakers to Be Compensated for Holiday Disasters by Online Travel Websites

  September 5, 2017     By Giambrone Law
It would appear that when booking travel package deals online holidaymakers are not granted the same degree of protection that they would be...

Does the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act Really Help Asbestos Victims?

  September 5, 2017     By Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
Asbestos is still present in our lives, although it’s been more than 40 years since this deadly mineral’s use started to be limited. Thousands...

Texting and Driving: Illegal and Dangerous

  September 5, 2017     By Law Offices of Edward A. Smith
As a personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen many accidents caused by distracted driving, and one of the most common causes is texting. While having...

Legality of Posting Online Reviews of Products

  August 31, 2017     By
Posting online reviews for products or to inform consumers about the website is a legal gray area in general. However, if these reviews are from...

Takata Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Injured Victims Get a Say

  August 30, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Those injured by the faulty Takata airbags will now be able to challenge the company.

Ten of the most dangerous jobs for Workers Compensation

  August 28, 2017     By Cousins, Desrosiers, And Morizio, P.C.
Are you one of the many Americans working at high risk job on a daily basis for the sake of a paycheck? For a lot of you, avoiding imminent...

Bringing a Lawsuit Against the Police for Brutality

The injuries suffered by victims of police brutality may be extensive and require several medical procedures that are expensive and may not be...

11 Interview Questions You Must Ask Your Attorney

  August 28, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
At some point in their lives, people may need to consult with legal counsel to handle an important legal matter. Attorneys are in place to help...

How to Work with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Victim Even If They Don’t Realize They’re Injured

  August 28, 2017     By McNeely Stephenson
Imagine that you have been involved in a car wreck. Your vehicle was totaled and you suffered what you believed at the time were moderate...

"...and She Faked the Injury!"

  August 25, 2017     By Correll Law Firm, PLC
Insurance adjusters will look for any sign of weakness in the value of a personal injury case.

Hernia Mesh Products Sold Without Proper Testing

  August 25, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Many plaintiffs are speaking out about how the Physiomesh device had allegedly left them in constant pain.

Slip And Fall Accidents

Premises liability is the legal concept that allows an individual to file a claim against a property owner for injuries they sustain as a result...

What to Do in Case of a Car Accident in Italy

  August 24, 2017     By Boccadutri International Law Firm
An accident can cause damage to vehicles or other things, but it can also cause injury to the people involved and in severe cases it can cause...

Gathering Evidence to Support a Personal Injury Claim

  August 24, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
A personal injury claim cannot be successful without evidence to support it. This is because personal injury claims hinge on the issue of...

Is it Too Late to Hire a Lawyer to Handle My Medical Malpractice Claim I Filed?

In some situations, a person may file a lawsuit without the assistance of a lawyer. However, once he or she realizes how complicated the process...

Explosions in the Workplace

  August 23, 2017     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
Explosions in the workplace are very serious accidents that can cause extensive injuries to those within the radius of the blast. They often...

Man Freed from Prison after His Doppelganger Is Found

  August 23, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
After serving 17 years in prison for a 1999 robbery he adamantly denied committing, a Kansas City man is now free. What is particularly...

Expert Witness Testimony in Interpretation of Building Code Cases

  August 22, 2017     By
Building codes may require some interpretation for cases where someone has been injured or killed. This means an expert witness in building...

Death Benefit Claim Under California Workers Compensation Law

  August 21, 2017     By Napolin Law Firm
When an accident happens at work that results in the death of the employee or an injury arising out of and in the course of employment causes...

Liability for Dog Bites in California

  August 21, 2017     By Law Offices of Edward A. Smith
With over 4.5 million dog bites a year and 800,000 medical visits annually in the United States, the potential for liability is particularly...

Will Recent Court Opinion Place New Limits on Construction Scaffold Law?

  August 18, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
According to a recent, yep sharply divided, opinion issued by the New York Court of Appeals -- the state's highest court -- employers may not be...

Mexican Supreme Court Recognizes Punitive Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

  August 17, 2017     By Osuna Gonzalez
On February 26 of 2014, the First Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court issued a historic decision recognizing punitive damages as part of the...

Slip and Fall Accidents in Stores

  August 17, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
A slip and fall accident can turn an enjoyable day of shopping into a nightmare. Every year, more than one million Americans visit the emergency...

Compensation of Damages for Foreign Victims Due to Terror under Turkish Law

  August 17, 2017     By Cindemir Law Office
Within the scope of the Law No. 5233 on the Compensation of Damages Resulting from Terrorism and the Fight against Terrorism, the damages of our...

Raising Awareness about Faulty Takata Airbags

  August 17, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The list of recalled cars containing the defective airbags is expected to grow as time goes on.

Expert Witness Explains Hotel Liability for Negligence of Franchisee

  August 17, 2017     By
Hotel owners and franchisees have a relationship that benefits the brand behind the hotel. However, when the franchisee engages in activity that...

Using an Expert Witness to Establish Damages in Business Defamation Case

  August 17, 2017     By
If defamation has occurred against a business, it may take steps to recover damages for the harm done to its reputation. An expert witness may...

How Self-Driving Cars Might Affect Business Laws

With the increase in the need for safety on the roads for the various different incidents and accidents, the self-driving cars may be the answer...

Stolen Items in Hotel, Am I Permitted to View the Hotel Video Footage?

In situations where theft occurs, there may be a few options in progressing to a potential resolution to the matter. It may be possible to seek...

When Patients Place Trust in Professionals, Accountability is Vital

  August 14, 2017     By Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
When you suffer from a medical condition in the United States, you are forced to place your trust in the hands of a vast network of doctors,...

Cardiology Expert Witness and Why Lawyers May Need One

When someone has been involved in medical malpractice with the heart, a cardiology expert witness is often necessary. These professionals have...

Protecting Yourself from Undisclosed Defects in Residential Property Transactions

When purchasing residential real estate, it is often difficult to avoid potential dangers, risks to health and defects that could cause severe...

Why You Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage

  August 11, 2017     By Leader Law Firm
Arizona law requires drivers to have insurance coverage. However, many drivers lack adequate coverage and are actually underinsured. As a...

OSHA Rule In Limbo

  August 11, 2017     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
The compliance date for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s electronic reporting rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries...

Nissan Facing $231 Million Lawsuit Over Defective Brakes

  August 10, 2017     By McCann & Wall, LLC
Nissan North American is facing a $231 million lawsuit for allegedly withholding information from the public about a potentially deadly auto...

Long-term Impact of Workplace Injuries

  August 10, 2017     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
When an employee suffers from an injury at work, in most cases, that employee is eligible for Workers’ Compensation through their employee....

Illinois Receives High Workplace Safety Score from National Safety Council

  August 10, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
While workplace injuries remain a serious problem in Illinois, the state scored the highest in measures of workplace safety by the National...

When Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Start?

  August 10, 2017     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
When a worker suffers an injury on the job, their first concern is typically how they will pay their medical bills on top of their regular...

Advocates Urge Congress to Take Time with Driverless Cars

  August 10, 2017     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
In just a few years, self-driving robotaxis will share the road with human drivers. While humans routinely drive 10 to 15 miles per hour above...

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