Personal Injury Law Articles

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

Filing a Claim against Homeowners’ Insurance for a Slip and Fall Accident

  May 24, 2018     By
There are many claims possible when the premiums for homeowners’ insurance are up to date, and these even include the slip and fall accident...

How to Win Your Injury Settlement

  May 24, 2018     By Law Offices of Howard N. Sobel
When you are ready and have almost decided to file for personal injury lawsuit, it is your responsibility to consider hiring an expert personal...

Protecting Your Family after a Workplace Injury

  May 23, 2018     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
The fallout from a workplace injury can lead to disastrous consequences. Someone who is making a healthy income can suddenly experience lost...

New Traumatic Brain Injury Blood Test

  May 23, 2018     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
Head injuries can be dangerous, in particular because serious issues may not present for some time.

Legislating Opioid Prescriptions for Workers’ Compensation Recipients

  May 22, 2018     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
Opioids like oxycodone, morphine, and hydrocodone can be very effective painkillers. Often, doctors prescribe them to patients recovering from...

Falsely Accused of a Crime - Can I Sue for Defamation?

  May 22, 2018     By
Filing suit against a person for accusations of criminal activity or behavior is possible through litigation with the form of defamation in...

When a Construction Accident Results in a Caught-In Injury

  May 22, 2018     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
“Caught-in” and “caught-between” construction accidents are among the most dangerous and frightening in the construction industry. That’s why...

Accidents Involving Pedestrians

  May 21, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
When two cars are involved in an accident, the occupants of the vehicle are protected by the physical structure of the car, as well as the...

The Dangers of Trench and Excavation Operations

  May 21, 2018     By Gross and Kenny, LLP
Between 2011 and 2015, more than 800 construction workers died in the United States in “struck by” incidents. That’s a number not seen in other...

Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Needs OSHA Standard

  May 21, 2018     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
Doctors, nurses, and other medical industry personnel dedicate their skills to providing health care, tireless service, and compassion toward...

What to Do Next If You’re Unhappy with the Insurance Company’s Offer

  May 21, 2018     By Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler
Insurance companies exist to make money, not make you happy. Surprised? Don’t be. Insurance companies exist to make a profit for their...

When Is the Best Time to Talk to an Attorney after a Car Accident?

  May 21, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
The best time to talk to a personal injury attorney after a car accident is as soon as possible. It is important not to wait too long to speak...

Steps to Take After Discovering Nursing Home Abuse

  May 15, 2018     By
Sending a loved one to a nursing home is often a difficult decision that often comes after trying other alternatives. When a loved one is sent...

Wrongful Death and Nursing Home Abuse

  May 15, 2018     By Law Offices of Roger S. Weinberg, LLC
Modern nursing homes house 1.4 million individuals, many of whom require round-the-clock care. Research suggests that over one-third of seniors...

If I Am a Local Celebrity, Can I Sue for Defamation?

  May 14, 2018     By
Defamation is generally possible when the person faces either libel in written words or slander in spoken words that affect the reputation or...

Opioids Are a Danger to Users and to Those Who Share the Road with Them

  May 11, 2018     By Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler
The use and abuse of opioid drugs has reached an epidemic level. If your family isn’t coping with it, you probably know one that is. America’s...

Someone Called Me a Pedophile Online - Can I Sue?

  May 10, 2018     By
When someone calls another person something he or she is not, this is often a defamation through slander against the character of a person in a...

Why Brain Injury Cases Can Be More Complex

  May 9, 2018     By McNeely Stephenson
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries prompt 2.8 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations,...

I Just Purchased a New Car. Do I Need to Get Car Insurance Right Away?

  May 9, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Yes, it is very important that you have car insurance to insure your new car. No matter how safe of a driver you are, you will never be able to...

Understanding Wrongful Death Cases

  May 8, 2018     By Guajardo & Marks, LLP
If a person dies because of negligence or misconduct by another person, the family of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil...

Jury Orders J&J and Bayer to Pay $28 Million in Xarelto Defective Drug Lawsuit

  May 8, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The plaintive claims she needed multiple blood transfusions to stabilize the effects of Xarelto.

Know Your State's Laws about Medical and Hospital Malpractice When Considering Filing a Claim

If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, the compensation you receive may depend on where you live.

New Jersey Personal Injury to a Family Member

  May 8, 2018     By
When a personal injury occurs to someone in the household, the law needs to clarify if this is a family member or someone unrelated that lives...

Documents Your Personal Injury Lawyer Wants For Filing Your Case in New Jersey

  May 8, 2018     By Law Offices of Howard N. Sobel
A stressful personal injury case can be cracked easily, but this can be possible if you have your personal injury lawyer. It can be sorted away...

After a Car Accident, My Car Was Towed to the Tow Yard. Should I Pay to Get It Out Immediately?

  May 8, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
If you were involved in a car accident that left your car inoperable, it might have been taken to the tow yard by the tow truck. If you find...

Alienation of Affection in North Carolina Divorce

  May 8, 2018     By McIlveen Family Law Firm
What is Alienation of Affection and how does it apply to North Carolina divorce cases?

How Long Does It Take for a Car Accident Case to Close?

  May 4, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Every case is different. When you’ve been involved in a car accident, you have two main claims: one for your property damage and one for your...

New Jersey Person Injury and LLC Liability

  May 4, 2018     By
Personal injury due to the actions of a limited liability company is difficult to prove successful because of the corporate veil that protects...

I Was Rear-Ended. It’s Clearly the Other Person’s Fault. Do I Still Need an Attorney?

  May 4, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Even though it is clear that the car accident was the other person’s fault, you still have an uphill battle against the insurance company –...

When a Faulty Repair Causes a Vehicle Accident

  May 3, 2018     By The Stoddard Firm, LLC
When you think about auto accidents, usually you think about crashes between two vehicles or about single-car accidents where the driver lost...

Proving Who Caused a Car Accident in Massachusetts

  May 3, 2018     By
In personal injury lawsuits, the victim has the obligation to show how the at-fault party caused the accident. Most car accident cases are based...

School Counselors Reporting Child Neglect

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

How Wrongful Death Cases Help Families after a Loss

  May 2, 2018     By Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller
The loss of a loved one is truly one of the most unimaginable events ever. It is heart-wrenching enough when death is due to natural causes,...

Minimum Requirements of Nursing Homes

  May 2, 2018     By
Nursing homes must comply with specific standards that are promulgated by law. Typically, nursing homes that receive federal funds, such as...

Insurance Company Does Not Want to Pay Me What I Feel Like My Claim Is Worth. What Should I Do?

  May 2, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
If you are handling your car accident claim on your own, the insurance company most likely will not pay you what you feel like your claim is...

Do I Have to Get My Tar Totaled? I Want It to Get Repaired

  May 1, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Car accident attorneys are often asked whether a car has to get totaled or if they can get the car repaired instead. Generally speaking, you do...

Police Did Not Want to Write a Report after My Car Accident. Do I Still Have a Case?

  May 1, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Police officers do not always write police reports for car accidents. In many situations, the police officer will not write the report because...

Weather-Related Accidents - Negligence Might Still Be a Factor

  May 1, 2018     By Johnson Law Firm
Even though a crash might be attributed to bad weather, drivers still have a responsibility to drive as safely as possible. Extreme weather...

Violations at Residential Care

  April 30, 2018     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
Making the decision to place a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is never easy.

Physical Restraint of Nursing Home Patients

  April 30, 2018     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
Residents of long term nursing home facilities typically have physical and cognitive impairments that require close supervision to ensure...

Proving Dehydration in a Nursing Home Neglect Case

  April 30, 2018     By
Nursing home residents are entitled to a certain level of quality care, including being provided with proper nutrition and hydration....

10 Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

  April 30, 2018     By
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two million elderly individuals reside in nursing...

Medical Malpractice - Doctors’ Use of Outdated Medical Equipment

  April 30, 2018     By
Outdated methods often lead to lesser standards of care when the equipment, tools and resources available with updated technology and science...

What Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

  April 30, 2018     By Louthian Law Firm, PA
You must have damages to have a personal injury case. They’re a necessary element of a lawsuit filed against a party who is accused of...

Proving Damages in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

  April 30, 2018     By
One of the elements that a nursing home resident or his or her family must prove in a nursing home abuse or neglect case is that the resident...

Who Is Responsible for the Opioid Epidemic

  April 27, 2018     By Bailey, Javins, & Carter L.C.
The opioid crisis in America has reached epic proportions. Opioid-related overdoses have claimed the lives of rock stars Prince and Tom Petty,...

Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Bedsores?

  April 27, 2018     By
Suing a nursing home may depend on the specific matter and surrounding circumstances of bedsores such as possible negligent behavior by staff or...

Can I Sue Over a Defective Medical Device?

  April 27, 2018     By
Defective medical devices often cause severe pain or injury to the person, and in certain instances, they will kill the individual through...

How to Stop Teens from Texting while Driving? Pay Them

  April 26, 2018     By Hebets & McCallin
Distracted driving is a highly dangerous activity that rivals the risk taken when drinking and driving. One of the main distractions is texting,...

Improperly Maintained Home Medical Equipment

  April 26, 2018     By
When the medical equipment is required at home, the individual may not maintain it properly which could lead to harm to the person physically....

Proving a Nursing Home Neglect Case

  April 26, 2018     By
Many nursing homes suffer from understaffing, high turnover rates and other issues that often result in a diminished quality of care. When older...

Damages in Personal Injury Cases and How to Define Them

  April 26, 2018     By Bley & Evans, LC
When you or a loved one is injured in an incident caused by somebody else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages suffered.

Medical Malpractice 101

  April 26, 2018     By Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller
Doctors are a group of the most respected professionals in the United States and the world. It’s a position they deserve; the years of education...

Medical Device Errors and Defect Claims

  April 26, 2018     By
The errors that medical devices may have could lead to a defect claim when the individual using such machine does so through instructed or...

Jury Orders J&J, Imerys to Pay $117 Million over Talcum Powder-Mesothelioma Link

  April 26, 2018     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
A New Jersey jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America to pay $117 million in damages to a woman and her husband who was...

When Will My Medical Bills Get Paid after I’ve Been Involved in a Car Accident?

  April 26, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
If you were injured in a car accident, you most likely will have medical bills that you will be responsible for. If you were taken to the...

Accounting Expert Witness: Economic Loses Due to a Wrongful Death

  April 25, 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...

What Is a Defective Medical Device?

  April 25, 2018     By
Defective medical devices cause injuries to thousands each year depending on what type of machine or equipment, and these issues often create...

Second Bellwether Trial Scheduled for Cook IVC Filter Multi-District Litigation

  April 25, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The victims are alleging that they suffered serious injuries from defective Cook IVC filters.

Where Should I Have My Car Towed after a Car Accident?

  April 25, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
After a car accident, not only is it important to make sure that your health is taken care of, but it is also very important to make sure that...

Nursing Home Liability for Injury or Death

  April 24, 2018     By
When a family is no longer able to care for an elderly individual, they may make the difficult decision to place him or her in a nursing home....

Who Is (and Who Isn't) Covered by Workers' Comp

  April 23, 2018     By Mann Law Firm
If you were hurt on the job, you could be very confused and stressed. You probably have hefty medical bills to pay and may be facing weeks or...

Ask Yourself These Questions if You’re Injured on Someone Else's Property

  April 20, 2018     By Kaplan Lawyers, P.C.
When you’re injured on someone else’s property, depending on the circumstances, that owner (or renter) could be held responsible for paying you...

Defamation: A Publication's Free Speech versus Your Individual Privacy

  April 20, 2018     By
Defamation of any kind is a serious offense that could pose a problem for the perpetrator when the target seeks legal action against the...

Key Laws to Know about Car Accidents in Washington, D.C.

  April 20, 2018     By
Car accidents occur every day in Washington, D.C. It is important to understand Washington, D.C. laws pertaining to car accidents and how they...

My Car Was Totaled and They Are Accepting Liability for the Car Accident. Do I Still Need an Attorney?

  April 20, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Even though a car accident is clearly the other party’s fault and you were hit very hard, we highly recommend that you at least speak to an...

Detailed Brain Scans in North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

  April 19, 2018     By
North Carolina personal injury victims often sustain serious traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can disrupt a person’s life dramatically.

Social Media and Personal Injury Claims in Alberta, Canada

  April 19, 2018     By Handel Law Firm
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision, your social media accounts may cost you significantly financially.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

  April 18, 2018     By
Many of the country’s seniors live in nursing homes and rely on caregivers to take care of their basic needs, such as feeding them, helping them...

Potential Defendants in Medical Device Cases

  April 17, 2018     By
When the victim of a medical device case needs to pursue legal action for compensation, he or she must do so with a specific person or company,...

After a Car Accident, Do I Have to Use the Repair Shop that the Insurance Company Sends Me To?

  April 17, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
If you’ve been involved in a car accident and are dealing with the insurance companies yourself, it is important for you to know that you do not...

Types of Elder Abuse

  April 17, 2018     By
When people think of abuse, they often think only of physical abuse. While physical abuse is one important form of abuse, it is not the only...

Settlement or Court? The Choice Is Yours

  April 16, 2018     By The Evans Law Firm
People who suffer an injury in an accident may be able to get compensation that covers their medical costs, lost wages, and other non-economic...

What Is Elder Financial Exploitation?

  April 16, 2018     By
Elder financial exploitation targets elderly individuals, often because of a perceived vulnerability on the part of the abuser. Exploitation may...

What Is A Letter Of Protection? Learn More About The Pros And Cons Of Using A Letter Of Protection Or LOP

  April 13, 2018     By Coye Law Firm
If there is no insurance coverage available to help pay for your health care and/or wage loss after an accident, a letter of protection may be...

California Personal Injury to the Elderly

  April 13, 2018     By
The personal injury to the elderly is often more severe than to any other type of person when suffering from the physical harm. The forms of...

Suing Nursing Homes for Abuse or Neglect

  April 13, 2018     By
A nursing home can be held legally liable for damages that its residents suffer due to abuse or neglect. Loved ones may be able to file a...

Georgia Personal Injury to the Child

  April 12, 2018     By
The injury to a child in Georgia may occur due to negligence just the same as any other harm befalls a citizen of the state, and this could lead...

Joining a Mass Tort Case for Defective Medical Devices

  April 12, 2018     By
When the defective medical device harms enough individuals, these groups may band together and create a mass tort case to pursue financial...

To Settle, or Not to Settle,That Is the Question

  April 12, 2018     By Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler
If you’ve been seriously injured because of the negligence or intentional act of another party, you should consider retaining an attorney to...

Texas, Guns, and the Law

  April 12, 2018     By Guajardo & Marks, LLP
While opponents and proponents of gun possession have argued its interpretation for more than a century, the Supreme Court has ruled that the...

Trucking Laws and Truck Accident Claims

  April 11, 2018     By
When a person is involved in a car accident, he or she may be confused during the aftermath of the accident. However, accidents caused by...

Chemical Plant Hazards Jeopardize Workplace Safety

  April 11, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
When a major chemical plant explosion occurs, it usually makes the national news due to the devastating nature of the accident.

Intentional Interference with Economic Relationships and Unfair Competition

  April 11, 2018     By
When a company engages in intentional unfair competition practices that seek to redirect or alter an economic relationship that interferes with...

Virginia Personal Financial Loss

  April 10, 2018     By
Personal injury due to financial loss in Virginia may occur due to economic, non-economic and loss of personal property incidents. It is...

What Should I Bring in for My First Car Accident Case Consultation?

  April 10, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
It is important that you come in prepared for your first consultation for your car accident. On your first visit, you will have a lot of...

When Liability Extends Beyond a Drunk Driver

  April 10, 2018     By The Stoddard Firm, LLC
Did you know that every day in the United States 29 people die from alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes? This astounding figure might make you want...

False Claims and Defective Medical Devices

  April 9, 2018     By
False claims that deal with medical devices and defects could occur through no less than two types of incidents where either the patient makes a...

Dental Malpractice Caused by Embedded Broken Instruments

  April 5, 2018     By
When surgery is necessary to adjust or resolve a matter in the mouth, it is possible for the dentist to leave some part of his or her equipment...

How Can a Lawyer Help with Abuse in a Nursing Home?

  April 4, 2018     By
Unfortunately, millions of elderly individuals are abused every year. Many families have to make the difficult decision to place their loved...

An Over-Medicated Nursing Home Resident Is Docile and More Profitable for the Facility

  April 4, 2018     By Louthian Law Firm, PA
Over-medicating, or chemically restraining, nursing home residents to make them easier to manage is a poorly kept industry secret. This practice...

Misappropriation of Personal Image and Possible Remedies

  April 4, 2018     By
Stealing or misappropriating the likeness of someone’s image may lead to legal action against the perpetrator when no permission is given or...

Rear-End Collisions by Commercial Trucks Are Avoidable and Can Be Deadly

  April 4, 2018     By Bley & Evans, LC
Commercial trucks come in all shapes and sizes, the largest being semi-trucks that can weigh 80,000 pounds. If such a truck rear-ends another...

Am I Allowed to Switch Lawyers? Should I?

  April 2, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Generally, you are allowed to switch lawyers in the middle of your case. Whatever your reason for getting another attorney may be, you are...

Should I Accept What the Insurance Company Is Offering Me after a Car Accident?

  April 2, 2018     By Lem Garcia Law
Before you accept any offer from an insurance company, make sure to have your offer reviewed by a personal injury attorney. In the vast majority...

Georgia Personal Injury Claims against a Small Business

  March 30, 2018     By
Customers and clients that suffer injury while in or with the small business may need to contact a lawyer for a resolution through compensation...

Evidence of Alcohol Use and Pennsylvania Auto Accidents

Alcohol as part of driving is often devastating when the person behind the wheel has had too much liquor and causes and accident. These...

Could Social Media Posts Affect My Injury Claim?

  March 29, 2018     By Riddle & Brantley, LLP
If you have recently filed a personal injury claim, then it is important to be very careful on social media.

Could this Bipartisan Senate Bill Prevent Fatal Side Underride Crashes?

  March 29, 2018     By Riddle & Brantley, LLP
Underride crashes are a horrific type of truck accident. An underride crash occurs when a smaller passenger vehicle is forced underneath the...

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California

  March 29, 2018     By The Brandi Law Firm
Unfortunately, there are times when a person’s negligent actions result in the death of another. Known as a wrongful death, the state of...

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