Personal Injury Law Articles

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explaining the different aspects of Personal Injury.

New Indiana Law Makes it Illegal to Leave a Crashed Vehicle in the Road

House Bill No. 1048 will add a section to the Indiana Code that makes it illegal for vehicles involved in an accident to remain on the road. As...
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Missouri Jury Awards $55 Million in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson must now pay $55 million in damages to victim who claims the company’s talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer.

Safety of ATVs and Electric Cars

  By HG.org
American vehicle purchases tend to sway back and forth between large vehicles to compact vehicles. Consumers are also fascinated with using ATVs...

2015 Car Accident Statistics

  By HG.org
Automotive crashes continue to be one of the main reasons for American deaths. After seeing a decline in traffic fatalities for many years, 2015...

Who Is Responsible for Underage Drinking?

  By HG.org
Many teens and young adults report drinking even when they have not reached the legal age limit of 21. If a teen consumes alcohol and then...

Insys Faces Federal Investigation, Criminal Charges over Fentanyl Spray Subsys

Insys, the company behind the fentanyl sublingual spray Subsys, and former employees at the company face investigations and criminal charges...

Misdiagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

  By HG.org
Pancreatic cancer begins in the pancreas. Generally these cancers are exocrine gland tumors. Exocrine glands comprise perspiration, saliva,...

Commonly Used Terms in a Long-Term Disability Claim

Many insurance policies are drafted with confusing and technical terms that appear in denial letters. This is why it is important to hire a...

How Insurance Companies Value Accident Injury Claims in California

  By Kaass Law
Insurance company may use Colossus to determine how much to pay you for your personal injury claims. What type of information do insurance...

What Happens When You Are Injured at the Gym?

  By HG.org
Many gyms offer participants the ability to become members. Membership usually entails documentation that explains the use and rights of those...

Parties that May Be Liable for Food-Related Illnesses

  By HG.org
Whether going out to eat or eating at home, many individuals are harmed by different types of food. Safety may not be the first thought for many...

How Are Claims Affected When They Involve Multiple Vehicles?

  By HG.org
Accidents involving multiple vehicles happen each day in various states, and it only takes a moment to cause irreparable damage. Numerous...

When Restaurants Are Responsible for Illness and Injury

  By HG.org
Restaurants may be dangerous places for both workers and customers. Accidents happen in the kitchen often, but mishaps may occur in the dining...

Sports-Related Injuries and Legal Liability

  By HG.org
While some sports are inherently dangerous, some individuals sustain injuries due to the negligence of others. Legal liability may exist when a...

What happens at a Deposition in a Civil Case?

  By HG.org
A civil case is a claim that typically deals with contracts or business matters. Torts are usually negligent acts that end in damage or harm....

Dangerous Transportation Hazards

  By HG.org
Every day, people are subjected to certain hazards while commuting to and from home, work, school and other locations. These hazards exist on...

Right to Die Law Raises Questions of Disability Discrimination in California

California's so-called right to die law went into effect  June 9th, and its potential ramifications have been hotly debated between proponents...

Liability for Dog Bites and Attacks

  By HG.org
While many dogs are friendly and loyal companions, some dogs act ferociously and cause injury or even death. When a dog attacks a person, a...

Damages Available in Personal Injury Claims

  By HG.org
Every year, millions of individuals sustain injuries or are injured in personal injury accidents, including car accidents, medical malpractice...

Breach of Contract Litigation: The Guaranty

  By HG.org
Many consumers are influenced to purchase a product because a guaranty is offered on the product. This guaranty instills confidence in the...

Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

  By HG.org
In any given jurisdiction, there are many lawyers from which to choose. Personal injury lawyers are lawyers who represent clients who were...

Things to Know about Personal Injury Claims

  By HG.org
Many of the lawsuits filed in the United States are based on accidents and conduct that resulted in injury. These lawsuits are personal injury...

Risks of Unnecessary C-Sections

  By HG.org
Surgery runs the general risk of ending a patient’s life through several factors that are minimized through regulations and guidelines....

Characteristics of Drivers More Likely to Get in Car Accidents

  By HG.org
Many accidents occur through defects, negligence and accidental circumstances. While this holds true with most collisions or crashes, there are...

When Road Hazards Are to Blame for Car Accidents

  By HG.org
Many accidents involving vehicles are the fault of a driver or specific factors dealing with passengers, behavior, other drivers or conditions...

Construction Workplace Accident Prevention

The estimated 130 million construction workers on jobsites across the U.S. face a potentially dangerous work environment on a daily basis. OSHA...

Fatal Accident at Recycling Plant

Last month, a 42-year-old worker at a Waste Management recycling plant in Holmesburg, Pennsylvania was killed when a bale of paper fell on him...

Workplace Injuries Happen Every Seven Seconds

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an American worker is injured every seven seconds, with 12,900 workers per day, and 4.7 million...

PTSD

When you are injured on the job, you are entitled to file a Workers’ Compensation claim to seek monetary compensation for your lost wages while...

Overexertion Leading Cause of Workplace Injuries

The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index identifies critical risk areas in the workplace to help businesses better allocate their safety...

Common Causes of Automotive Accidents

  By HG.org
Car accidents have been one of the leading causes of death during the last decade. Though the number of deaths has varied each year, the number...

How Does Subrogation Impact Car Accident Claims

  By HG.org
Subrogation is the replacement of a person or group of people by another in respect of a duty or coverage claim, supplemented by the allocation...

Samsung's Efforts To Reduce Crashes

In an effort to prevent truck accidents by increasing visibility, Samsung has developed a “safety truck” that has a wireless camera mounted on...

Unique Device Identifiers (UDI) For Medical Devices

In an effort to better regulate and document performance and safety of medical devices in the country, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

How to Fight a California HOA (Homeowner Association) Architectural Committee and Win

While the Board of a Homeowner Association (HOA) in California has wide discretion to act on behalf of its members through its architectural,...

Need For Underride Guard Safety

Rear underride guards on the backs of trucks are installed to prevent cars from becoming wedged underneath tractor trailers in the event of a...

Insurance in Defective Product Cases

Well-known storage unit company, PODS, is facing criticism over their handling of a damaged property claim. A woman in Phoenix, AZ rented a...

Power Lines and Farming Accidents

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, farmers and others who work in the agricultural industry are among the top ten types of...

Claims for Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis occurs when repetitive motion or overuse causes the tendons in the wrist to become inflamed.

Sitting All Day Can Cause Back Injuries

Many of us work desk jobs, getting up only a few times throughout the day to walk to a colleague’s office or cubicle.

Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Most people will agree that getting injured or ill on the job can be a physically and emotionally painful experience that often causes employees...

Statute of Limitations for Benefits

Approximately one in 100 employees in America file for Workers’ Compensation benefits each year.

Office Accidents

While workplace injuries are typically imagined in occupations where heavy machinery is used or people are working from high heights, office...

Breach of Warranty Lawsuits

Many products come with a warranty, which guarantees that the product’s quality will meet a certain standard.

Controversial Medical Device

A sterilization implant is facing harsh criticism for allegedly causing numerous complications. Essure is a device that is inserted into the...

Underinsured and Uninsured Motorists

New Jersey car insurance is essential to protecting you and your loved ones in the event of a car accident. Insurance policies can cover damage...

OSHA Tree Care Safety Standards

Tree care is a high-hazard industry that provides services such as pruning, tree and stump removal, cabling and bracing, storm cleanup and...

No-Fault Birth Injury Fund

For the second time in two years, the Maryland General Assembly will hear arguments in favor of creating a no-fault birth injury fund to help...

IVC Filters Used to Prevent Blood Clots Linked to Serious, Potentially Fatal Side Effects

The Food and Drug Administration has warned that patients who are implanted with IVC filters sold by Cook Medical, C.R. Bard, and other medical...

Increase in Fatal Crashes

Each year the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) compiles and releases crash data, and New...

Johnson & Johnson Verdict Upheld

Johnson & Johnson sought review of a Massachusetts jury decision that awarded $140 million dollars in a lawsuit alleging that it failed to warn...

Legal Options for Injured Passengers

  By HG.org
Thousands of travelers are injured in traffic accidents each year. Though the amount of injuries fluctuates from year to year, the problem is...

Workplace Risks in the Restaurant Industry

  By HG.org
Restaurants often have many hazards that cause work-related injury to many workers each year. By learning about the potential risks in the...

Can I Sue a Company for Using My Image to Sell a Product?

  By HG.org
Many companies use photos of people when selling their brand or product. Often times, these photos are of models or professional actors. In some...

Slip and Fall Accident Facts

  By HG.org
One of the most common types of accidents that results in a personal injury is a slip and fall. These injuries generate a great deal of claims...

Hyundai Sunroof Class Action Suit

Too much of a good thing is proving to be detrimental for Hyundai as it faces a class action lawsuit over spontaneous shattering of the...

Cash Payments Alone Do Not Make You an Independent Contractor in Kentucky

Being paid cash is only one fact to look at to determine if you are an independent contractor or employee for Kentucky workers' compensation.

Zofran Lawsuit Alleges Failure To Warn

One of the most recent lawsuits filed against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) regarding its drug Zofran alleges that GSK engaged in wrongful conduct and...

BMW Class Action Case

A class action lawsuit has been filed against BMW of North America, alleging that their hands-free remote locking feature is defective.

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Medication errors are a common and serious problem throughout the United States healthcare system.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health...

Dangerous Defect Prompts Nissan Recall

Nissan Motor Co has announced a major recall of its 2013-2015 Altima midsize cars to address potentially faulty hood latches.

Discuss Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are at a much greater risk of being seriously injured or killed when struck by a vehicle compared to passengers in a vehicle because...

Risk of Negligence in Weight Loss Surgeries

According to the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third highest cause of death in the United States, behind cancer and...

Man Left In Sun Dies At Florida Nursing Home

A man left in a wheelchair in the sun at a Florida nursing home passed away after suffering second-degree burns, blistering, and symptoms of...

When Should A Negligent Doctor Apologize?

Often, physicians that make errors and harm their patients do not apologize because they either don’t want to tip a patient off to their medical...

Be Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day has become the unofficial start to summer in the United States, and with it comes an increased risk of car accidents involving...

La-Z-Boy “Leather” Furniture Defects

Thousands of consumers have recently been making complaints concerning the sub-par durability of La-Z-Boy leather furniture.

Inattentive Drivers At Fault For Fatal Car Accidents

According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), inattentive drivers in New Jersey are...

When Can an Injured Employee File a Lawsuit Against His Employer?

  By HG.org
When workers are injured on the job, their usual course of recourse is to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are...

Common Injury Claim Mistakes

A person who suffers an injury in any type of accident can often feel overwhelmed.

Unsafe Road Conditions

As drivers, we can control how well we drive, making sure to obey speed limits and other traffic laws, and keeping our vehicle well-maintained...

Pre-existing Condition

If you are injured in a workplace accident, you expect your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover your injury-related medical...

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Fine to Amazon

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a $7,000 fine to mega online retailer, Amazon Inc. for failure to report 26 workplace injuries that...

Car Accident Victims Often Suffer Joint Injuries Down The Road

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are more than 37,000 deaths each year due to automobile accidents....

What Do Pain and Suffering Damages Include?

  By HG.org
One of the types of damages that personal injury victims may be able to receive compensation for is pain and suffering. It is important for...

Workplace Risks in the Construction Industry

  By HG.org
While every workplace poses a certain degree of risk, some industries are more inherently dangerous than others. Such is the case with the...

Legal Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

  By HG.org
The moments after a car accident can be extremely confusing. They may lead individuals involved in car accidents to make some mistakes that can...

Drugged Driving

  By HG.org
Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by impaired drivers. While many of these are attributed to drivers under the influence of alcohol, many...

Proving a Defect in a Car Accident Case

  By HG.org
In some car accident cases, the liable party is not either driver. In some cases, the liability lies with the manufacturer that put a dangerous...

Inadequate Training and Commercial Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Truck drivers occupy a safety-sensitive position. They operate vehicles that are very heavy and dangerous when involved in an accident....

Drug Testing of Truck Drivers

  By HG.org
Given the potential dangerousness of driving a large vehicle in an impaired state, laws have been established to help prevent drugged driving....

Busy Maryland Highway Set For Major Safety Improvements

State and local officials have announced plans to spend $152 million to fund needed improvements to a dangerous stretch of Maryland Route 32...

Proving Fault in a Wrongful Death Claim

When a person is killed as a result of another person’s negligent act, the survivors of the victims may file a wrongful death claim as part of a...

Avoid These Mistakes When Reporting a Work-Related Injury

If you were hurt in a workplace accident or have recently been diagnosed with an occupational illness or injury, the actions you take during the...

When a Dental Malpractice Mistake Happens, Patients Have Options

Across the US, dental malpractice cases happen much more frequently than you might expect. It might not sound to be such a big issue, but on the...

How Do Medication Errors Occur and Who Is Liable?

  By HG.org
One of the leading causes of death in the United States is medical malpractice. Many of these injuries are the result of medication errors,...

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

  By HG.org
When a family makes the difficult decision to move a loved one into a nursing home, they expect that the loved one will be treated properly....

Nurse Fatigue and Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
Medical malpractice often involves more than a treating doctor and a patient. Instead, many individuals may contribute or detract from a...

Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers

  By HG.org
Truck drivers and the companies for whom they work must follow stringent guidelines regarding the hours that they can work. Violating these...

I Was on My Phone at the Time of the Car Accident

  By HG.org
If you were on your phone at the time of a car accident, you may assume that you caused the accident by being distracted. While this is...

Statistics Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries that individuals can sustain in accidents. It is important that they receive a...

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents. They may be caused by negligent or intentional actions. They can...

Remote Texter Liability

  By HG.org
As more and more areas crack down on distracted driving, a new theory may hold other individuals partially liable for accidents caused by...

How To Handle a Motorcycle Accident Case in Chicago

The role of discovery in motorcycle accident cases, the importance of expert witnesses, and what happens at trial.

Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Takeda Illegally Promoted Diabetes Drug for Patients with Prediabetes

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company promoted its diabetes drug Actos to patients with...

Walk This Way: Pedestrian Accident Prevention

Between 2009 and 2014, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States grew by 19 percent, far outpacing the number of total traffic deaths...

Injured at Work: Reporting It Is Key

Reporting your injury after an accident at work is the first step for a successful workers' compensation claim.

I Was Injured by a Distracted Driver

  By HG.org
Distracted driving is a dangerous activity because it removes a person’s focus while operating a machine that is thousands of pounds. Due to the...

How to Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim

  By HG.org
A medical malpractice claim arises when a person is injured because of a healthcare provider’s negligence or deviation from accepted standards....


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