Personal Injury Law Articles

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

Why People File Wrongful Death Claims

  March 19, 2018     By Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller
When an accident claims the life of loved one, families may experience extreme emotional suffering, along with financial hardship. While nothing...

Can I Get Injured from a Minor Rear-End Impact?

  March 16, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Yes, it is absolutely possible to get seriously injured from a “minor” rear-end impact. While the insurance companies may argue that because...

Missouri Judge Upholds $110 Verdict in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

  March 16, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Across the country, women who believe their Ovarian Cancer was caused by decades of Talcum Powder use, are filing lawsuits.

Immigration Consequences of Committing Voter Fraud

  March 16, 2018     By
When individuals that possess no citizenship in the country partake in voting events, this could skew the results for officials attempting to...

Future Medical Expenses and Arbitration Awards

  March 16, 2018     By
Arbitration claims are similar to litigation in that various types of awards are available to the victim after he or she suffers injury through...

Car Accidents and the Senior Drivers in Georgia

  March 16, 2018     By
Traffic accidents occur with frequency when the elderly are heading the wrong direction or are unable to see over the steering wheel. Some of...

An Employee's Sleep Disorder Could Be a Company's Liability

  March 14, 2018     By Kaplan Lawyers, P.C.
Any sleep disorder can pose a serious safety hazard, in and out of the workplace. And yet, a lot of recent research is pointing to employers as...

Appeal of a Personal Injury Arbitration Award

  March 13, 2018     By
Personal injury awards through arbitration or standard and often awarded based on overwhelming evidence of the wrong committed by the...

TV Documentary about My Family Without My Cooperation – What Are My Rights?

  March 12, 2018     By
When a person or family story becomes interesting enough that a news, documentary team or movie writer wants to put it on screen, there are...

What Are the Risks Involved with Medical Tourism?

  March 12, 2018     By
Medical tourism occurs when a person from one country researches and travels to another for healthcare procedures that are usually cheaper or...

Pros and Cons of Arbitration for Personal Injury Claims

  March 12, 2018     By
When determining whether to take part in arbitration, mediation or litigation, the individual will need to assess the pros and cons of each...

I Was Just a Witness to a Car Accident, Do I Have to Stop? Should I Stop?

  March 9, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
If you just saw a car accident, you are under no obligation to stop. In California, even if you saw that people were seriously injured from the...

I Hit Someone While They Were Jaywalking. Am I Responsible for Their Injuries?

  March 9, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
If you hit a pedestrian who is jaywalking, you may be held liable for their bodily injury claim. Their bodily injury claim includes payment for...

My Car Was Totaled in a Car Accident. Will They Pay for My Rental?

  March 9, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
If your car is not drivable because of another party’s negligence, they owe you for your property damage, which includes a rental car until they...

The Police Report for My Car Accident Is Wrong. Does the Police Report Determine Who Is at Fault?

  March 9, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
No, the police report does not determine who is at fault for your car accident. Yes, the police report is very important to help determine who...

Who Is Responsible for My Medical Bills after an Accident?

  March 9, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
A huge concern after you’ve been involved in a car accident is who is going to pay for your medical bills. If you sought emergency medical...

Contraceptives Crossing the Border and the Legal Hurdles

  March 8, 2018     By
It is when contraceptives become purchasable over the counter that crossing the borders of the country could lead to legal complications in...

Whiplash, Chronic Pain and Personal Injury Lawsuits

  March 8, 2018     By The Khalidi Law Firm PLLC
Auto accidents lead to a wide variety of injuries, from broken bones to burns. However, one of the most common injuries sustained in an auto...

Why It’s Important to Understand Shock after Vehicle Crashes

  March 8, 2018     By Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
When you're involved in a motor vehicle accident, you would expect any injuries you may have sustained to be obvious—right?

New York Cases Involving Slips and Falls on City Sidewalks

  March 7, 2018     By
Slips and falls on sidewalks in New York is common and these incidents occur in greater numbers where the population density is higher. When an...

Bar Fights and Duty of Care

  March 7, 2018     By Mann Law Firm
In serving alcohol, bars and restaurants walk a fine line; they must serve enough to make a profit, but not so much as to endanger customers....

Suing a Commercial Landlord for Injuries Occurring on Property in New York

  March 7, 2018     By
New York state imposes strict laws regarding how properties must be constructed and maintained in order to avoid injury to renters, business...

Wrongful Death at Sea: Liability, Non-Pecuniary Damages, and Survivors’ Legal Remedies

  March 2, 2018     By Moure Law PLLC
Maritime law, already one of the most complex areas of American law, presents particular challenges in the context of a wrongful death at sea.

Evaluating a Settlement Offer in a Pennsylvania Car Accident Case

  March 2, 2018     By
Before a settlement finalizes with an acceptance, it is critical to evaluate it through a lawyer or expert to determine if all appropriate funds...

The Lemon Law-Personal Injury Attorney Advantage

  March 2, 2018     By Neale & Fhima, LLP
Every now and then, one of our Lemon Law clients also becomes a Personal Injury client. It’s unfortunate because, most often, this happens...

Accounting Expert Witness Provides Evaluation on Lost Services of Family Member in Wrongful Death Cases

  March 1, 2018     By
The wrongful death of a family member usually leads to lost services to a company and the surviving spouse and children of the individual. The...

Report Workplace Injuries

  February 28, 2018     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
When a person is injured in a workplace accident, he or she must report their accident to their supervisor within 120 days, or approximately...

Common Questions About Medical Malpractice in Kansas City, Missouri

  February 28, 2018     By The O'Connor Law Firm, PC
Medical malpractice cases aren't all that uncommon, however they can be very complicated. You may believe you have a case, but do you - and how...

Injured during a Dentist Visit - Can I Sue the Dentist and Assistant?

  February 28, 2018     By
When a patient goes to a dentist, he or she expects a certain duty of care to occur so that complications do not cause injury or further damage...

Nursing Homes to Pay $1.25 Million for Providing Substandard Care

  February 28, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The lack of care caused residents to suffer from multiple forms of physical, mental and emotional harm.

What to do in California if Hit by Uninsured Driver

  February 28, 2018     By
There are times when accidents with other drivers could cause devastating consequences, and these often occur when he or she has no insurance to...

Overview of New York Wrongful Death Law

  February 27, 2018     By
If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligent or reckless behavior, it is important to understand New York’s wrongful death law. These...

Injured on Holiday Abroad and Not Your Fault

  February 27, 2018     By Giambrone Law
If you have had an accident or been injured whilst you are on holiday abroad through no fault of your own, it is only reasonable and right that...

How Ride-Sharing Accidents Are Treated in Massachusetts

  February 26, 2018     By
Cities like Boston and others across the country commonly have various ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft that allow passengers to set up...

Survivors of Ovarian Cancer Victim Seek Review after Court Tosses $72 Million Jury Verdict

  February 23, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Due to limitations on where liability lawsuits can be filed, the jury verdict was tossed out by a Missouri appellate court.

What Happens If You Leave the Scene of a Car Accident?

  February 23, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
It’s surprisingly common for people to leave the scene after a car accident, which is a criminal offense. Whether you’re at fault for a car...

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Claims with Defective Products

  February 23, 2018     By
Personal injury claims are rife with complications depending on which defective products cause the harm to Pennsylvania citizens and how the...

Recognizing the Cause of Your Car Accident in Illinois to Protect Your Claim

  February 22, 2018     By
In 2017, there was a significant increase in the number of motor vehicle accidents that resulted in fatalities. Understanding the potential...

Tractor Trailer Accident Cases

  February 22, 2018     By Thomas Creech Law Offices, LLC
With Interstate 85 running through, tractor trailer accidents occur often in South Carolina. This article considers some of the reasons for...

Personal Injury Claims Against Drivers with SR-22 Insurance in Illinois

  February 22, 2018     By
Drivers with SR-22 insurance are considered high-risk drivers. Getting involved in a driver with this type of insurance can add additional...

Common Causes of New Jersey Snow Car Accidents and How to Respond After Injury

  February 21, 2018     By
Snow car accidents are common in the New England states, but in New Jersey, these collisions could devastate the victims due to the massive...

How Are Damages Assessed in Illinois Personal Injury Cases?

  February 21, 2018     By
The amount of compensation a personal injury victim is entitled to receive is based on the extent of damages that they sustained. Damages are...

Texas Personal Injury Law: Unfit Truck Drivers on the Road

  February 19, 2018     By
Some commercial truck drivers still choose to drive even if they have been determined to be unfit to drive. This reality exists in Texas as well...

Dog Bite Injury Claim Principles in Illinois

  February 19, 2018     By
In 2016, there were more than 900 dog bite claims filed in Illinois. The same year, dog bite victims recovered $602 million in compensation for...

What to Know about T-Bone Car Accidents in Massachusettes

  February 19, 2018     By
T-bone accidents may provide the most severe injuries and damage of all collisions that exist, and these incidents could harm the drivers and...

Personal Injury in Massachusetts from Assault

  February 19, 2018     By
Assault cases in Massachusetts may lead to personal injury claims when the person sustained harm from the incident with the accused perpetrator....

Common Causes of Winter Automotive Accidents in Illinois and What to Do About Them

  February 18, 2018     By
Illinois winters are notorious for the dangerous conditions that they create. Driving in the snow can be treacherous, especially when ice has...

Xarelto Lawsuit Alleges Pharma Companies Rigged Clinical Trials

  February 16, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The Xarelto clinical trial results were compared to a Warfarin study that was mishandled in Eastern Europe.

Premises Liability Injuries in Washington DC

  February 15, 2018     By
Premises liability involves another’s property possessing various hazards and dangers that harm a person when he or she is on the land or in the...

When Can I Sue My Dentist for Dental Malpractice?

  February 15, 2018     By
Starting a claim of dental malpractice usually requires the services of a lawyer who understands these matters and has verified there is...

Even a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Can Affect You for Months

  February 14, 2018     By Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
Many mild TBIs are classified as “concussions,” a fact which causes victims and their families to believe that it is not a serious matter. In...

Johnson & Johnson Hit with Talcum Powder Lawsuit in Connecticut

  February 14, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
A wrongful death lawsuit was brought against Johnson & Johnson by the family of a woman who died of cancer.

Do You Suspect Medical Malpractice? Here's Where You Should Start

  February 14, 2018     By Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
Sometimes when seeking medical treatment, patients experience negative medical outcomes which healthcare providers simply cannot control. But on...

Am I Liable When My Uber Passenger Causes an Accident While I’m Driving for the Company?

  February 12, 2018     By
Working for Uber may lead to certain situations where an accident occurs during or after work hours for the driver. However, it is important to...

Who Is at Fault for an Injury? An Introduction to Liability

  February 9, 2018     By Louthian Law Firm, PA
You might think it’s pretty simple. Car A went through an intersection, against the red light and hit Car B, injuring its driver, so Car A’s...

What to Do if British Citizens Have a Car Accident Abroad to Support a Claim

  February 8, 2018     By Giambrone Law
To be injured in car accident is always a shocking thing to experience but if you are injured in an accident abroad it is so much harder to...

Uber Driver Injury Claim Made Long after the Initial Accident - What to Do

  February 7, 2018     By
It is important to file an accident claim immediately after medical treatment is sought to ensure there are fewer complications with acquiring...

Dental Malpractice: Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Take My Case If My Dentist Has No Insurance?

  February 6, 2018     By
Dental malpractice claims arise when the dentist or his or her staff cause an injury to a customer that needs dental work completed. While the...

Self-Driving Cars Permitted in New York and What Happens if They Cause an Accident

  February 6, 2018     By
Vehicles with self-driving capabilities may exist and drive many individuals to various locations throughout the United States, and this...

How Do I Know if I Need a Lawyer?

  February 6, 2018     By Thomas Creech Law Offices, LLC
There are times in your life when you may be faced with legal issues. If you are injured due to no fault of your own, you may need legal...

What Are the Chances Your Personal Injury Claim Will Go to Court?

  January 31, 2018     By Kaplan Lawyers, P.C.
During free consultations with potential clients, many of them ask, “Will my case go to court?” We hear this question an awful lot, regardless...

Filing Your Workers' Compensation Claim on Time Is Critical

  January 30, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
All employees are eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits if they suffer from a workplace injury.

Workplace Injuries Caused by a Fellow Employee

  January 30, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
Workplace injuries can happen anytime, often when you least expect it.

Do I Need to Have an Attorney Represent Me after a Car Accident?

  January 30, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
You don’t need to have an attorney represent you after an accident, but you probably should. While it is true that an attorney will charge you a...

How a Massachusetts Car Accident Claim Is Impacted if Other Driver Is Out of State

  January 29, 2018     By
Car accident claims arise often when there are more individual drivers on the road, and these may increase difficulty in acquiring compensation...

Arbitration Agreements: Nursing Homes May Soon Be Allowed to Force Seniors to Sign

  January 25, 2018     By Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Rules may soon be overturned that were created to prevent nursing homes from limiting the rights of abuse victims to sue. Our California and...

6 Things You Should Know about Your Medical Malpractice Case

  January 24, 2018     By Kline & Specter, PC
When you or your family member have been severely injured at the hands of the medical professionals you trusted with your care, it can be...

When Is a Nursing Home Liable for Injuries or Death in Virginia?

  January 24, 2018     By
The elderly placed in nursing homes sometimes need special attention, and injury or death may occur when this attention and help is not possible...

Abbott Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective St. Jude Defibrillators

  January 23, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The lawsuit alleges that the company knowingly failed to report the defects in the device.

Expert Witness Testifies on Cruise Ship Injuries

  January 22, 2018     By
Cruise ship injuries occur infrequently, but when they do, they are often severe with passengers falling overboard or suffering harm on the...

Insurance Adjuster for the Other Driver’s Insurance Company Wants to Visit Me at My House. What to Do?

  January 22, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Don’t be alarmed. This happens more often than it should. Making house visits soon after a car crash is a common tactic insurance companies use...

Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits in Illinois

  January 18, 2018     By
In Illinois, many families decide to place their loved ones in a nursing home for care and treatment. This is a way for family members to leave...

Why Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney Can Help

  January 18, 2018     By McMinn Law Firm
Truck accidents don't just involve larger vehicles, the insurance policies and stakeholders pulled into the cases can often be more complicated...

My Car Accident Was Almost Two Years Ago. How Long Do I Have to Do Anything about It?

  January 17, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
In California, you have two years from the date of your car accident to file a lawsuit against whoever is at fault for the crash – in most...

Nursing Home Duties in Illinois

  January 17, 2018     By
Nursing homes are required to provide quality care to nursing home residents. Duties may be outlined by state law, laws governing care required...

Link between Opioid Epidemic and Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Texas

  January 17, 2018     By
Like all other states, Texas is impacted by the opioid epidemic. This includes the loss of life and extensive property damage that results from...

Preserving Evidence after a Truck Accident in Texas

  January 16, 2018     By
Many of the two million semi trucks that are registered in the country are registered in Texas, Florida and California. Additionally, there has...

I Have Medical Payments Coverage under My Car Insurance Policy. What Is That For?

  January 15, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Medical payments coverage under your car insurance policy helps pay for medical bills whether or not you were at fault for the car accident.

What Qualifies as Lost Income in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

  January 15, 2018     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Many people forget that lost income is more than just the lost wages you won’t receive from not being able to work.

The Police Officer Did Not Report My Car Accident Accurately and Has Me at Fault. What Can I Do?

  January 15, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
While the police report is very important to determine liability, the police report is not the final word as to who is actually at fault. The...

I Was Pushed into a Car in Front of Me. Am I at Fault?

  January 15, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
After someone is rear-ended, it is very common for that person to get pushed into the car in front of them, even if they were at a complete...

Differences in Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Cases in Illinois

  January 11, 2018     By
Illinois personal injury cases and workers’ compensation cases have significant differences between them. Some of the key distinctions between...

What Is Workers Compensation Insurance?

  January 11, 2018     By Carter Capner Law
All jobs have their pros and cons. But at least employees are assured of income in exchange for services, and at least some compensation for any...

I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet When I Was Riding My Motorcycle. Can I Still Get Compensated for My Injuries?

  January 11, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Even though it is illegal in California to ride your motorcycle without wearing a helmet, you can still get compensated for your injuries. But...

Should I get a Dash Camera in my car?

  January 10, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Dash camera footage can be very helpful to you if you are involved in a car accident and were not at fault. The footage would be able to help...

Is It a Good Idea to Have My Friend or Relative Be a Witness for My Car Accident Case?

  January 9, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Even though your friend or relative might show bias in your favor, it is perfectly fine for your friend or relative to be your witness in your...

Reimbursement Obligations for Injured or Deceased Individuals in Illinois

  January 9, 2018     By
If an injured or deceased minor or adult owes a reimbursement obligation, certain amounts of income or funds are necessary to supply to...

Opioid Impairment and its Relationship to Traffic Fatalities in Illinois

  January 9, 2018     By
Illinois has witnessed a significant increase in fatalities caused by opioid impairment. These drugs have a significant impact on the ability to...

What are the Illinois Time Limits For A Lawsuit for an Adult or Minor’s Personal Injury Case?

  January 9, 2018     By
Illinois has a statute of limitations that acts as a time limit by which a lawsuit must be filed if a minor or adult is injured in a personal...

What does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do and Why is it Beneficial to Hire One?

  January 9, 2018     By
A personal injury lawyer is someone who provides legal representation to individuals who have been injured in an accident. Personal injury...

I Have to Pay Back My Health Insurance Company from My Car Accident Settlement? Why?

  January 8, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Yes, in most situations you will have to pay back your health insurance company from your car accident settlement. Most health insurance...

Why Are So Many Health Conditions Still Misdiagnosed?

  January 5, 2018     By Matzus Law, LLC
While today’s world of modern medicine has helped so many people deal with illnesses, medical conditions and other health ailments, there are...

Should I Get GAP Insurance?

  January 5, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
For many of our clients, gap insurance comes in very handy. Gap insurance covers the balance on how much you owe after your car insurance pays...

Can I Get Paid for My Medical Bills and Pain and Suffering after a Car Accident?

  January 4, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
If you've been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you deserve to get compensated not only for the damage to your car, but for...

Can I Get Paid for the Damage to My Car after an Accident?

  January 3, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
After you've been in a car accident that was not your fault, you deserve to get paid for your property damage and your bodily injury. The...

Pedestrian Accidents - 4 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  December 28, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
Pedestrian accidents can be absolutely horrifying and traumatic. The last thing on your mind is a lawsuit and how to get compensated fairly, and...

Six Nursing Homes in Connecticut Fined for Abuse and Neglect of Residents

  December 27, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
By recognizing the signs of abuse or neglect, one may be able to prevent nursing home abuse in their loved one.

I Was Pranked On Youtube. Can I Sue?

  December 27, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
Have you been a victim of a Youtube prankster? If you have, you may have a claim against them for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The One Reason Why You Might Need More Car Insurance Coverage

  December 27, 2017     By Lem Garcia Law
Even though there are serious penalties for driving without car insurance in California (license suspension, citation, car impoundment, and...

My Business Is Losing Significant Deals Because of Online Defamation

Defamation is a serious problem, and it is even worse when it affects a business due to the cost to revenue, the problems in negative feedback...

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