Personal Injury Law Articles

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

Avoid Bodily Injuries by Staying Current on Auto Recalls

There’s been quite a few auto recalls recently in the news. From defective GM fuel pumps to potentially fire-hazardous power steering cords –...
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Florida Businesses Must Have Notice to be Held Liable for Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and falls are one of the most common types of personal injury claims that businesses face; when a customer slips and falls due to slick...

Kernicterus and Severe Jaundice in Newborns from Medical Malpractice

Kernicterus is a neurological condition that happens to a newborn with severe jaundice. It involves a high level of bilirubin, a substance...

Los Angeles County Traffic Accident Statistics

Every time a driver gets behind the wheel they are at risk for experiencing an accident. A car accident can affect people’s lives in several...

High Risk Pregnancy Causing a Birth Defect or Birth Injury

High risk pregnancies include premature delivery, multiple births, pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), preeclampsia, vaginal birth after...

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases - Damages

In a Personal Injury claim in Pennsylvania, there are categories of damages under the law. If you have suffered injuries in a personal injury...

Get to Know More about Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death refers to death that was caused by negligent or deliberate behavior of another individual. if you have lost a loved one in an...

What Questions Should You Ask Your Prospective Personal Injury Lawyer

There are different ways of going about choosing a lawyer. If you are not sure if the lawyer meets your requirements, ask them all the queries...

Oregon Hit and Run Accidents, and Getting Compensation

In Oregon, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident - and it's not just illegal to leave an injured person. It is also immoral because...

Birth Control And Blood Clots: The Dangers of Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella

By July 2012, Bayer Pharmaceuticals had spent over $400 million to settle claims that its ‘wonder drug’ Yasmin-line of birth control is actually...

Dangerous Roadside Conditions in Ft. Lauderdale

Drivers Killed After Leaving their Disabled Cars - In the past year and a half, there have been at least 11 incidents of drivers or Good...

Damages as a Matter of Law in an Alabama Auto Accident Case

This article discusses a critical distinction between the amount of damages and the existence of damages under Alabama law. The artcile explains...

How the Tort Law Protects Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Victims

Every Los Angeles motorcyclist should know how the tort law gives them protection from unnecessary expenses in case they get involved in an...

Work-Life Balance Can Reduce Workplace Injury Risks

Studies have found that lower work-family stress can lead to more productive workers and a lowered risk of on the job accidents. According to...

Filing a Wrongful Death Suit Has Strict Guidelines

Although you may have lost your favorite niece or nephew in a car crash or other accident in California, you can't file even file an amicus...

Medical Malpractice Responsible for Birth Injuries, Including Cerebral Palsy

Two major types of birth injuries can occur as a result of medical malpractice, these include a traumatic brain injury and a lack of oxygen to...

Filing Car Accident Case Caused by Defective Product

Los Angeles car accidents are not all caused by drivers’ negligence as there are times wherein the car manufacturers are at fault. There are...

What You Should Know About Obtaining Compensation for Your Personal Injuries

Introduction - Accidents resulting in personal injuries are a common occurrence in our daily lives. In addition to auto accidents, we may suffer...

Life Insurance Benefits: Applications, Exclusions, Denial and Payment

Life insurance seems like it is handed out like flyers on the Las Vegas strip. It’s a dirty business with insurance companies collecting...

Liability of Trucking Companies in Hiring

An injury, even after a trucking accident, is alone not enough to warrant a personal injury recovery. An injured person must prove that someone...

New Georgia Commission on Teen Driving Being Created

In a boost to focus safety programs to teen drivers, this new commission will pull together Georgia teens to help state officials. Governor...

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Tennessee

When our elderly cannot care for themselves properly due to illness or due to advanced age, they may need to spend their remaining years in...

Pennsylvania Hospital Infections Rates Are Down

In a report released February 2012, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council stated inpatient infection rates at hospitals are...

Expert Witnesses in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases

According to a news article on expert witnesses in complicated cases, sometimes parties may not settle a lawsuit until after experts issue...

Simple Medical and Legal Background on Slip and Fall Accidents in Los Angeles

Slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of injuries in the United States, just behind road accidents. According to the Centers for...

Does a Severely Injured Plaintiff Have a Right to Be in the Courtroom?

Defendants in cases involving severe injuries including brain injury, spinal cord, or burn injury, often request that the injured plaintiff is...

Laptops Can Cause Injury

College students, professionals, and writers may want to think twice about pulling all-nighters to write “A” papers or a stellar column. A...

The Use of Subpoenas in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case

Subpoenas are useful tools in personal injury cases because they are a way of compelling documents, information or witnesses. A subpoena is a...

Study Reveals Startling Hospital ICU Misdiagnosis Statistics

When a Patient Dies in an Intensive Care Unit, There Is a 28 Percent Chance That a Diagnosis Was Missed - When John Hopkins University School of...

How to File an Illinois Nursing Home Complaint

Often, people have not filed a formal nursing home complaint simply because they are unsure how or unaware that they can. A nursing home...

Common Injuries from Bicycle Accidents

The common bike accident where a biker falls or is knocked to the ground tends to be followed by common accident injuries especially including...

Bicycle Magazine's Top 50 Bike-Friendly American Cities

Recently, Bicycle Magazine ranked America’s cities in terms of how bicycle friendly they are. The magazine looked at cities that had a...

3 Common Practices of California Drivers that Lead to Road Accidents

California is undeniably a hotspot for auto accidents. According to available statistics for 2006, out of the total 46,642 fatal car accidents...

Legal Rights of Nurses Injured Wearing Skechers Work Shape-Ups

Skechers Work Shape-Ups were heavily marketed to workers as an easy and safe way to “shape up while you work.” The nonslip version of the toning...

How Hospital Negligence Contributes to Blood Transfusion Errors

Hospital negligence can lead to blood transfusion errors that result in injuries and even fatalities. Blood transfusion errors include: •...

Medical Malpractice: Be Aware of These Common Types of Emergency Room Errors

There are some common emergency room errors that are often caused by negligence that could lead to serious or fatal injuries. Demanding and...

Birth Asphyxia and Birth Hypoxia from Medical Malpractice

Birth asphyxia and birth hypoxia happens if a baby doesn’t receive an adequate supply of oxygen before, during, or immediately following birth....

The Perils of Distracted Driving Advice From Your Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney

Distracted driving has made nationwide headlines in recent years as cell phone usage and text messaging has skyrocketed, both for social and...

The Current State of Automobile Accident Law in Los Angeles

The busy roads of this city often witness car accidents, motorcycle accidents or other automobile accidents that lead to the situation of...

Types of Settlements for Slip and Fall Cases in California

  By HG.org
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one million Americans are injured every year due to slips and falls....

How to Avoid Falling Asleep at the Wheel

Falling asleep at the wheel can be as dangerous as drunk driving, and causes several fatal crashes every year. Here's a quick guide to avoiding...

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Complications

Spinal fusion is a surgical technique used to treat fractured or broken vertebrae. Typically, supplementary bone tissue is harvested from other...

Muscle and Ligament Tears from Wearing Skechers Shape-Ups

Skechers is currently facing dozens of lawsuits filed by consumers who suffered injuries, allegedly, as a result of wearing the Skechers...

Proper Car Seats are Best Way to Prevent Children's Injuries From Car Crash

Child Passenger Safety Week takes places nationally and locally this year from September 16-22. Learn what you can about installing car seats...

Auto Accident Application is of Major Help in a Serious Auto Accident

Most people are shocked and terrified after suffering an auto accident. They are confused regarding what exactly to do. If the individual...

Injuries at Work in Pennsylvania Due to an Unsafe Condition Caused by a Third-Party

If a serious injury happens at work which was caused by a person or entity other than the employer, the injury person may have a personal injury...

Responsibility of Aerodrome Operators - Bird Strikes in Malta

Nicholas Valenzia (Mamo TCV Advocates examines the judgment in Air Malta plc and Shield Insurance Company (Guernsey) Limited v. Malta...

Insurance Information Generally Not Admissible in Injury Cases

Why you probably can't sue an insurance company for your accident. Many of my clients ask me why I don’t file suit against the at-fault driver’s...

How Can I Determine the Worth of "Pain and Suffering" in a Claim?

If you are bringing an injury claim after an accident, you are entitled to non-economic damages also known as pain and suffering. These damages...

Pedestrian-Car Crashes are on the Rise as a World Health Problem

The authors discuss how easily pedestrians can be involved in a serious car accident. There are more than 1 million deaths per year of people...

Extremely Painful yet Common Spinal Disc Injuries

The human spine is made up of vertebrae stacked vertically and discs that cushion between each vertebral body. Each disc contains a tire-like...

Avoid Alpharetta Bike Accidents by Properly Wearing Your Bike Helmet

Helmets in conjunction with riding safely can prevent serious bike accidents. Many Georgia cyclists think that a helmet will not fully protect...

Boating Accidents Frequent at Lakes Across Georgia

As Georgians enjoy boating, skiing, tubing, and more, high profile boat accidents keep lake patrons conscious of the possibility of an accident....

Gestational Hypertension and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension / PIH

Gestational hypertension or PIH can lead to a low birth weight for the baby or premature delivery which poses additional health risks to the...

Aggressive Truck Driving across the State of Georgia

With major interstates not only running through metro-Atlanta but also north and south of the capital city, Georgia's highways are a commonplace...

Who Does Liability Fall with for Dog Bite and Attack Cases?

As dogs come in all shapes and sizes, dogs also come with ranges of temperaments and personalities. The way they are raised and treated can...

Safety Information to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle is a fun experience for many reasons, but it comes with dangerous possibilities if involved in an accident. Motorcycle...

Preventing Bike Accidents by Riding Safely

An alternative transportation method, bicycling needs to be taken just as seriously and responsibly as driving a car, bus, truck, or motorcycle....

Posting Information on Social Media After an Accident

Lets face it - social media is not going away, at least not for now. More and more people are joining the social media world of Facebook,...

How to Deal with Foorne Illness and Infection

Listeria, salmonella, vibrio, and campylobacter are some of the main pathogens that cause foorne infections and illnesses in our country. The...

Broken Steps, Pools, and Other Common Homeowner Liability Dangers that You Need to Know

Owing a home is part of the American dream but if you're not careful it can become a nightmare. Identifying sources of lawsuits, and taking...

Tips to Strengthen Your Motorcycle Accident Case

  By HG.org
Motorcycle accident cases are some of the most difficult to litigate. Motorcycle accident cases are often complex due to the nature of the...

Deposition in a Personal Injury Case

Expert witness depositions are critical to discovery and the outcome of litigation in wrongful death, personal injury, workers’ compensation...

Motor Vehicle Accidents on the Reservation

There are a lot of things to be concerned with after a car accident, but when you are on vacation on the reservation, there is one extra worry:...

Questions to Ask Your Potential Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer

Finding a lawyer is easy. Finding the right lawyer for you and your case can be hard. But if you need an Oregon personal injury lawyer, you...

Personal Injury 101: What to Do if you Suffer a Personal Injury

Today’s average consumer faces an ever-increasing variety of personal injury dangers. These include everything from unsafe foods and untested...

Bad Chest Injuries from Slip and Fall Acidents and Car Accidents

Kalka & Baer's accident attorneys give a description of some serious chest injuries that commonly result from motor vehicle accidents and slip...

Rear-End Accidents From Atlanta Traffic

Driving comes with responsibility. Not only is a driver responsible for himself/herself but also for other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and...

First Mesh Implant Case Earns $5.5 Million in Damages

For some time, the FDA has been aware of side effects related to vaginal mesh implants. The first case involving these side effects went to...

Stay Safe This Summer

Accident risks will remain disproportionately high over the next few weeks, as thousands of Bostonians take to the highways for summer trips and...

Will My Car Insurance Cover Me if I'm Injured Due to a Hit and Run Driver?

In Pennsylvania, you may be able to recover damages for injuries by a hit and run driver if you have Uninsured Motorist Coverage on your...

Tips for Preventing Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists and all motor vehicle drivers are at risk for an accident every time they drive. There are a vast number of events that can lead...

Plano Personal Injury Lawyers Work Diligently to Protect Victims Injured Due to Negligence

Why should you hire a Plano personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in a car accident, or any accident caused by someone else? The fact...

Obamacare’s Impact on Alabama Personal Injury Claims

This article discusses the potential impact that the PPACA ("Obamacare") may have on Alabama personal injury claims. Specifically, the article...

Oregon Wrongful Death Claims: Laws and Time Limits

If your loved one has been killed in an accident, you can file a wrongful death claim. In Oregon, however, there are time limits as well as...

Wrongful Death in Pennsylvania

A motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, poorly maintained premises or even a workplace accident that is due to a wrongful act, a...

$78 Million for Delayed C-Section Resulting in Lifelong Injury: A Breakdown of PA Damages

Putting a dollar figure on a catastrophic event, particularly a birth injury that quickly turned what should have been a joyful day into a...

A Cure in Sight for Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the brain before or during birth or in the first few years of life, and has no known cure. Recent...

Choosing a Doctor After a Workplace Injury

The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is set up to provide payment of medical expenses and lost wages related to an on-the-job injury....

Settlements vs. Verdicts in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Regarding personal injury lawsuits, you’ve probably heard of “settlements” or “verdicts” recovered for the injured. But what is the difference...

Dnt Txt N Drv: Keeping Teen Drivers Safe in Florida

Distracted driving causes devastating accidents, prompting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recommend all states ban the...

Faster Diagnosis Could Lead to Effective Brain Injury Treatment

A hand-held diagnostic tool that can help administer a blood test to diagnose brain injury could speed up the way these catastrophic injuries...

Facts About Drowning

Drowning is one of those types of experiences that many people fear the most, and one that most parents fear their child will fall victim to....

Swimming Pools and the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine in Florida

Under the law, residential property owners have a duty of care to children who are visiting their homes, including those who trespass on their...

Shoulder Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

  By HG.org
Motor vehicle accidents can lead to a number of serious injuries. One such injury can be shoulder injuries. These types of injuries can have...

New Dialysis Risks: Pete Maughan on the Recall of Dialysis Drugs GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®

A lot of questions have been raised following the recent developments concerning Fresenius Medical Care and their dialysis treatment products...

Sometimes, Dangerous Intersections Can Be Fixed Only After Community Activism

Middle school students in the Bronx have taken up the cause of improving the safety of city streets. The city responded to student concerns by...

Bike Sharing Raises Helmet Issue

Many cities have established programs for bicycle sharing. Sometimes it seems as if there are no downsides to bike sharing programs, however,...

Fatal Day Care Accident Leads to Multiple Lawsuits

Child care injuries are alarmingly common and the harm may result from a variety of sources. However, all day care accidents typically involve...

How Employers Can Host A Summer Party Without Getting Burned

  By Kurker Law
From Memorial Day barbeques, Fourth of July fireworks, Labor Day soirees and many pub-crawls and Friday afternoon happy hours in between, the...

Dangerous Drugs During Pregnancy: Injuries and Illnesses

Common prescriptions can be dangerous drugs for your unborn child during pregnancy. Almost all pregnant women know to stay away from illegal...

Overview: Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

If you have a valid medical malpractice claim, act now before the time limit. Call an Elyria medical malpractice attorney about statutes of...

Personal Injury Claims against the State or Local Government in Pennsylvania

State and Local Governments in Pennsylvania have "sovereign immunity" to personal injury claims except where there is an exception. One main...

Do Not Boat and Drink

As the summer winds down, it is important to stay safe on the water. Remember to follow the law and do not drink alcohol and operate a vessel,...

Defamation and the Internet in the Bahamas

A defamatory comment can destroy both a person’s character and professional reputation. But a ruined reputation can be salvaged with expert...

When an Injury Case is Resolved in Court

There are some personal injury claims that will not be resolved through a settlement. These include cases in which the insurance company...

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

There are several common causes of construction site accidents, and if you are considering hiring a personal injury lawyer, make sure they...

Road Accidents Caused by Negligent California Drivers

Car accidents may just seem to be simple fender benders but there are times when they result in serious and life-altering situations. In the...

Are You at Risk of Drowsy Driving?

Drowsy driving is a very dangerous activity. It can be just as dangerous as drunk driving or driving while texting. There are certain risks that...

Lawsuit Filed in Connection with Yellowstone Bear Mauling

A $5 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the federal government by the widow of a man mauled by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone...


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