Personal Injury Law Articles

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

Fighting Misappropriation of Name or Likeness

  By HG.org
Americans have a non-explicit right (often called a “penumbra right”) to privacy. We find its origins in things like the right against...
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Seven Important Questions for Your Personal Injury Attorney

  By HG.org
There are thousands of personal injury attorneys available to assist victims who are injured in accidents that are caused by negligent...

I was Bitten by Neighbor’s Dog, Police Cannot Help. Should I ask the Condo to have the Dog Removed?

  August 1, 2017     By HG.org
There are situations where animals are permitted to remain while leashed, but if the owner has knowledge that the creature may bite, he or she...

What Are Third-Party Claims in Construction Site Accidents

  July 31, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Construction site workers can end up hurt or injured due to the risky nature of this work.

Can Wrongful Death Survivors Be Non Family?

  July 31, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
There are cases where a wrongful death survivor can be a non family member.

Do You Have Grounds for a Wrongful Death Case?

  July 31, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
In the wake of losing a loved one, determining whether or not you have a wrongful death case can be challenging.

Traveling Injuries and Workers Compensation

  July 31, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Did you know that workers' compensation can cover traveling injuries?

Managing Construction Investigations with the Help of an Expert Witness

  By HG.org
Investigations into construction incidents are important. When, where and how someone is injured or killed in an accident determine how much...

Why You Need an Auto Accident Lawyer after a Collision

  July 27, 2017     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a traffic collision, it is critical to contact an auto accident attorney as soon as possible.

When to Call Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

  July 27, 2017     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez
Workplace injuries are an unfortunate reality, with thousands of workers injured and killed every year in the United States. If you have been...

Roofing Injuries and Fatality Prevention with the Help of an Expert Witness

  By HG.org
When persons are working on the roof, there are many risks to the health and various dangers that could lead to either serious injury or death....

Expert Witness Explains Home Asbestos Exposure Liability

  By HG.org
Cases of asbestos exposure may be complicated due to how long the material has been in the building, who put it there, why it was there and how...

Wrongful Death Claims in Pennsylvania

  July 25, 2017     By McCann & Wall, LLC
Under Pennsylvania law, wrongful death is an avoidable death “caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of...

Disparagement Law, the Patriot Act and the Food Industry

  July 22, 2017     By HG.org
The United State Patriot Act was implemented to prevent and counteract terrorism in the country. Law enforcement officers and agencies are...

What Should be Done to Fight the Patriot Act Applied to the Food Industry?

  July 22, 2017     By HG.org
Because of the Patriot Act and other laws that govern the food industry, it is not legal to provide statements and information that could affect...

Disparagement Law and Your Reviews on the Internet

  July 22, 2017     By HG.org
Congress has decreed even though disparagement laws protect businesses from statements that may harm profits and revenue, the individual is able...

IVC Filter Manufacturer Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit

  July 21, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The lawsuit claims that manufacturer C.R. Bard failed to properly warn and hid safety hazards from patients.

Why You Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage

  July 21, 2017     By Leader Law Firm
If you don’t have Underinsured Motorist Coverage, you could be vulnerable if you have a crash.

I Was Injured by Leaking Battery Acid. Can I Sue the Store and the Product Manufacturer?

  By HG.org
Every year, thousands of individuals are injured in stores due to slips and falls, falling objects or even criminal activity. When an injury...

Railroad Accident Expert Witness Describes Cause of Accidents

  By HG.org
Many accidents that harm persons when working or performing job duties may be severe. This often depends on the industry and the equipment or...

What to Do if an Uninsured Driver Hits You in Texas

  July 20, 2017     By McMinn Law Firm
In Texas some estimates say that as many as 1 in 5 drivers are uninsured. Many in Texas drive without uninsured motorist coverage.

Laws & Liability for Texting and Driving Accidents

  July 20, 2017     By Johnson Law Firm
According to a CBS News report, 46 states prohibit texting and driving, and 14 states have outlawed any sort of hand-held cell phone use....

Impact of Social Media on Personal Injury Claims

The increasing popularity of sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is a testament to how integral social media has become in modern...

Managing Risks and Investigations in Construction Litigation with an Expert Witness

  By HG.org
Construction litigation is rife with complications, difficulties, risks and numerous types of investigations. These may be more in number when...

Hotel Accidents Liability

Summer is high season for vacations and hotel stays. Although most hotels are well managed and inspected regularly, even the best hotels are...

Uber Accidents: Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

Ridesharing is a growing trend. The popularity of ridesharing networks like Uber has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, Uber’s services are...

The Basics of the Ethicon Physiomesh™ Recall Class Action in Canada

Hernia Mesh victims from Canada have started a class action lawsuit against Ethicon Inc. over injuries allegedly caused by the company’s...

Summer Truck Tire Blowouts

Summer travel can be particularly hazardous for a number of reasons: there is often more traffic on roadways due to summer vacations, more young...

What Are the Signs and Symptoms that a Baby Suffered a Brain Injury at Birth?

When a baby suffers an injury during labor and delivery, parents are devastated and have many questions about what happened, why it happened and...

I Was Hurt on Private Property, What Are My Legal Options?

If a person is injured on the private property that belongs to another, he or she may be able to sue the property owner. Find in the article...

Caps to Non-Economic Damages Would Limit Patient Recourse

The United States House of Representatives has recently voted on legislation that would limit the amount of non-economic damages patients could...

Rise of Construction Defect Claims and the Role of Expert Witnesses

  By HG.org
Construction defect claims increase due to defective parts, materials, substances and similar concerns and have been on the rise since 2012....

Premises Liability at Gyms

Although the gym represents health and fitness for many, in some cases, it can also be a hazard to health. Faulty equipment, slippery floors,...

Trucking Regulation Update

Updates on 2017 trucking regulations were recently presented at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference in Cincinnati. The...

Expert Witnesses Explain Damages in Airbag Defect Cases

  By HG.org
Airbag defects in vehicles that collide with others may lead to severe injury or death. This may be due to the untimely deployment or the lack...

Expert Witness Explains Roofing Construction Flammability

  By HG.org
Construction sites and projects are fraught with potential risks to the health and safety of workers at the site. These dangers are numerous and...

Invisible Work Injuries

When a person is wearing a cast or using crutches to get around, it is clear to others that the person has been injured. However, sometimes the...

Taking Legal Action after a Car Accident

Car accidents can have devastating medical and financial consequences. Whether you are recovering from an injury, paying exorbitant medical...

Workers’ Compensation

In many professions, day-to-day tasks involve some level of risk that could result in injury or illness. The Occupational Safety and Health...

What to Know Before Hiring a Construction Accident Attorney

You’re on a construction site and—almost out of nowhere—a large beam knocks you out, leaving you unconscious and in pain. You’ve suffered a head...

Health Hazards Due to Insecticide Sprayed by Farm Next Door, What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
The rights and protections for homeowners in some instances extend beyond the property lines. This may mean that certain hazards from nearby...

How Lawyers Assist in Construction Defect Cases

  By HG.org
Defects occur so often as per specifications are not always followed, some machines break down, certain designs are not perfected and accidents...

Expert Witnesses Explain Potential Legal Issues with Autonomous Vehicles

  By HG.org
The future has arrived, and it is showing the public that it includes vehicles that drive themselves. However, there are various issues that...

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help in a Case of Motorcycle Wrongful Death by Truck?

Accidents involving a motorcycle and truck are serious, often fatal, and necessitate immediate legal representation and attention. Many tasks...

How Car Insurance Can Help Cyclists in Times of Crisis

Your coverage isn’t limited to auto crashes alone.

Five Things You Should Know about Truck Accident Cases

Some things are obvious. Other things are not. Like the fact that commercial truck drivers are bound by stricter laws and regulations. And in...

Essential Tips from an Expert Witness in a Slip, Trip and Fall Case

  By HG.org
Injuries and cases of slips, trips and falls are prominent in certain industries and with the elderly. It is important to understand how to...

Legal Options after a Work Injury

We would like to think our employers take every necessary precaution to keep us safe at work, but unfortunately, this is not always the case....

Common Causes of Car Accidents

In Philadelphia, car accidents are as large of a problem as they are across the country. In 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation...

Admitting Expert Witnesses under Daubert or Frye

  By HG.org
It is often essential to have an expert witness in conjunction with a lawyer for many different types of cases. These professionals are...

My Daycare Did Not Take My Son to the Hospital after an Injury, Can I Sue?

  By HG.org
Daycare responsibilities are to the children that reside within the building or facility until they are discharged for the day. This means those...

Grounds for a Personal Injury Case

Slip and fall accidents are not uncommon. Most of the time, these types of accidents are minor and cause nothing more than a bruised ego.

Why People Are Hesitant to File Medical Malpractice Claims and Why They Shouldn’t Be

People often feel subject to things that are completely beyond their control and understanding. This is true not only of bigger forces in life,...

Motorcycle Accidents

Cruising open roads on two wheels with nothing between the rider and the air rushing by – this is the thrill sought by many motorcycle...

Liability in a Four-Way Stop Accident

Four-way stops can be found in towns and cities throughout New Jersey. When traffic is stopped from four directions and there is no traffic...

Liability for Trampoline Accidents

Trampolines are a great way for kids to be active and have fun during the warm months. They can also be dangerous. Trampolines on unsteady or...

Drunk Driving Car Accidents

Despite decades of outreach designed to spotlight the dangers of drunk driving, approximately 28 Americans are fatally injured every day in...

How Louisiana Insurance Companies Pay Damages in a Car Wreck

Insurance companies in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Look at many claims in different ways. Here are some secrets of how a car insurance...

How Do You Sue for Defamation of Character in Brisbane?

If you think someone has hurt your reputation, you can take legal action against them. A person who tarnishes another's name can be sued for...

Seeking Compensation for Burn Injuries Through Premises Liability Claims

Contact with an excessively hot surface or substance can result in a burn. Relatively minor burns are classified as first degree burns. These...

Distracted Driving Car Accidents

Distracted driving causes more fatalities on America’s roadways every year than speeding or even drunk driving. According to the National...

Daubert and its Effect on Expert Witnesses

  By HG.org
Before the use of expert witnesses changed to the standard that is known in the electronic and computer age, Daubert had to go through a case...

When to Contact a Construction Litigation Lawyer

  By HG.org
Construction contracts may end in trouble or may be broken before the structure has been built. Many of these issues end in litigation, and this...

Expert Witnesses Discuss Dangers of Using Forceps during Childbirth

  By HG.org
There are many dangers in childbirth, but there are none greater than when the baby is harmed during the process. This may occur with various...

Why Litigation Needs an Expert Witness to Explain Details

  By HG.org
Litigation is often messy, complicated and difficult to get through for all parties concerned. There are procedures, processes, stages,...

Suing for Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits serve to provide financial relief to family members whose loved one has died due to negligence or carelessness. They...

Consumer Expectation Test and Strict Product Liability Cases

A consumer expectation test is used in strict product liability lawsuits to establish whether a product has a manufacturing defect. The test can...

Defective Pacemakers, Recalls, and Alerts

A pacemaker is a medical device that delivers electrical impulses to the heart to stabilize heart rhythms. Irregular heartbeat affects millions...

Risks of Large Truck Crashes Reviewed in Study

People who live in Michigan may understandably be concerned about the dangers of large trucks on their area highways and roads. When a smaller...

Biomechanics Expert Witness Proves Defects in Seatbelt Cases

  By HG.org
Defects occur in almost all manner of products, materials and structures. These problems may exist in designs, a product line or only a batch....

Why Dangerous Substance Cases Need an Expert Witness

  By HG.org
Dangerous substances have a variety of effects and hazards to those exposed to them. This could occur through inhalation, skin contact,...

9 Tips for a Successful Deposition

So you received a Notice of Deposition. What is a deposition and what does that mean for you, the witness? A deposition is the legal term for a...

What Happens if I Get Hit By Debris at the Indianapolis 500?

The Indianapolis 500 - The Greatest Spectacle in Racing - features open-wheeled race cars flying around a 2.5 mile oval (rectangle) at more than...

Does the Verbal Threshold Apply to Underinsured Motorist Claims?

New Jersey drivers are required to carry automobile insurance. Insurance companies offer various levels of coverage in their New Jersey...

5 Things to Consider When Hiring an Attorney

Typically, people don’t need the services of an attorney unless they are experiencing some type of serious issue. Those issues often involve...

Workers' Compensation for Shoulder Injuries at Work

Shoulder injuries are among the most debilitating a person can experience. They occur for a variety of reasons and vary in severity.

Expert Witnesses in Business Defamation Cases Explain Extent of Damages

  By HG.org
Defamation may not always be applied to business transactions, clients or customers, but even companies may be affected by false statements....

Deciding Which Personal Injury Lawyer Is Best for Your Case

  By HG.org
Personal injuries usually require the need for a lawyer if litigation is necessary. This means that choosing a legal representative demands...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Takata for Defective Airbags

The lawsuit claims that major automakers knew the airbags were defective and still chose to sell vehicles containing them.

Is There Such a Thing as a Federal Defamation Claim?

  By HG.org
Defamation cases are often either clearly obvious or difficult to determine. There are a number of elements that must be proven in court for a...

Expert Witnesses Provide Testimony in Perinatal Malpractice Cases

  By HG.org
Perinatal malpractice usually involves injuries to the baby before, during or after the child has been born. These could occur through the...

Have You Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Steve is driving back to his hometown from college. It’s late at night and, while Steve is wide-awake, another driver on the dark, windy road...

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Life happens to all of us. Most people experience some type of injury at some point in time. And of course, most of us would rather simply heal...

What Can I do about Water Drainage on My Property Caused by the Adjourning Property?

  By HG.org
Living in close proximity to others can cause some problems to arise. In some situations, a neighbor’s actions or lack of actions may be...

Ford Door Latch Recall

Last month, Ford Motor Company announced an expansion of a previous recall for a faulty door latch. The pawl spring tab in side doors can break,...

Can You Sue a Deceased Person?

Is it possible to sue a deceased person? This may seem like a strange question, yet there are actually quite a few scenarios where it makes...

Liability and Safety Concerns with Self-Driving Cars

Commercially available self-driving cars are being touted as one of the next great innovations in transportation technology. Many individuals...

Seeking Financial Compensation when the Other Driver Isn’t to Blame

If driver negligence was not a factor in your auto accident, what are your options for seeking financial compensation? As it turns out, you may...

Easy Worker Health Initiatives You Can Implement in Your Workplace

Whether business owners realize it or not, worker health and safety plays a major role in managing the costs of running an operation. In fact,...

An Introduction to Personal Injury

The chances are good that if you’ve suffered an injury and are exploring your legal options, you’ve come across several pages, blogs or articles...

In Truck Accident Cases, Experience Makes All the Difference

Few types of vehicle crash cases are as complex as those involving large commercial vehicles. Large truck crashes often result in severe...

Lyft Drop Off Incorrect, Refused Return Ride. Can I Sue?

  By HG.org
There are many specialized terms and conditions when getting rides through Lyft. It is important to read through these carefully, as it is...

Don’t Let Irresponsible Dog Owners Get Away with It

There are no bad dog breeds–only bad dog owners.

Medical Expert Witnesses Needed for Negligence in Hazardous Chemical Cases

  By HG.org
Hazardous chemicals are both dangerous and lethal to humans when they come into contact with the skin or are inhaled. Some chemicals are such a...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Initial Personal Injury Consultation

In the aftermath of an accident caused by someone else, you could be facing life disrupting injuries rendering you unable to work. The medical...

Bayer Facing Additional Lawsuits Over Mirena IUD Side Effects

These clients are claiming that Bayer never warned the public about the possibility of developing Pseudotumor celebri.

Fault for Stair Accidents

Thousands are injured each year in slip and fall accidents, many of which occur on stairs. Premises liability laws require that the owner of a...

Responsibility for a Dangerous Product

Product liability laws are designed to keep consumers safe from harm by the products they use in their daily lives. Without these strict legal...

Expert Witness Describes What Damage an Infestation of Insects Causes

  By HG.org
Infestation of insects is often one of the worst possible problems with real estate that a homeowner discovers.

Role of Medical Examination in a Personal Injury Case

  By HG.org
Accidents usually involve personal injuries that require immediate medical attention. This means that the victim of the incident is being...


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