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  • Accident Law

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    • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

      When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
    • Liability and Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident Case

      Nobody expects to be involved in a hit-and-runaccident. Nobody expects the turmoil and complexities of the process, and figuring out how you are going to pay for your medical bills. The question remains: Who can be held liable when one of these accidents occurs? How can I pin a face and name to the accident when they decided to drive away from the scene of the crime? As you may know, drivers have ...
    • Damages in a Pedestrian-Car Accident Case

      Pedestrian accidents can be devastating for many reasons, but the main one being that usually very serious injuries will result to the pedestrian who was hit. This is why discovering fault is a complex matter because many factors are taken into consideration and damages will be based off of this. Here are some of the damages that you may expect to receive when you have become injured: Medical ...

    Airplane Accident

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    • Airplane Turbulence and In-Flight Injuries

      Serious in-flight injuries occurring from airplanes are actually very rare, but they do happen. Imagine being excited about taking a trip and going on a ride in an airplane, and it just so happens that this flight is one that causes you grief and injury due to an unsightly accident. There are many accidents that can happen way up in the air that you might not even think of before you make a trip – ...
    • Airplane Accident Litigation and Victim Assistance Programs

      Airplane accidents may not be as prevalent as, say, accidents involving motor vehicles like cars, buses, or motorcycles. However, they still occur and they still bring grief and misfortune to many families. For instance, in San Diego August 2015, a midair collision occurred in Southern California. The death toll rose to five after an investigation took place. Two planes involved were approaching ...

    Amusement Park Accidents

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    • Amusement Park Accidents

      Every year, people are involved in accidents at amusement parks. In fact, recently, four people were injured after an amusement park accident occurred outside of London on June 2, 2015. A car full of thrill-seekers boarded a ride called “The Smiler” at Alton Towers, which is where the accident took place. It slammed into an empty car stuck on the tracks that Tuesday and the force of the collision ...
    • Amusement Park Accidents

      Accidents happen all the time, even in places where we expect to be having the most fun. Amusement parks are really no exception. In fact, amusement park rides like roller coasters, water slides, and bumper cars can cause thousands of injuries each and every year! Injuries resulting from these accidents can range from cuts and bruises, to broken bones or severe head trauma – and even, in some ...
    • The 10 Most Dangerous Amusement Park Rides

      According to the Daily Beast, over 2000 Americans were injured in accidents relating to amusement park rides. The data comes from 10 states, with California and Pennsylvania accounting for about two thirds of the injuries, and Massachusetts, Alaska, and Nebraska recorded zero amusement park injuries. Injuries in the 830 accidents examined ranged from spinal cord injuries to concussions to simple ...

    Animal Attacks

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    • "Strict Liability" Dog-Bite Statutes

      Currently about half of the United States has dog-bite statutes which hold the owner accountable if their dog attacks someone or causes injury. These statutes hold the owner responsible even if the owner had no reason to believe the dog was dangerous. Dog-bite statutes are called “strict liability” statutes because the injured person does not have to prove that the dog’s owner necessarily did ...
    • Couple Injured in Dog Attack

      Although dogs are often labeled as “man’s best friend”, there are situations that can arise where this is certainly not the case. What started out as an average day for a family turned out to be a nightmare for a man and woman who were attacked by their son’s pit bull mix dog. According to the couple, their son rescued this dog, which showed aggressive behavior shortly after the son got it. The ...
    • Do you Own a Pit Bull?

      Pit bulls are no more aggressive than any other breed. Pit bull attacks are often highly publicized because of the extensive damages these powerful dogs can do. Every dog has its own temperament, depending on genetics plus the amount of positive training and socialization it receives. The public has a bad perception when it comes to pit bulls; most believe the dogs are mean and cannot be trusted. ...

    Awards & Recognition

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    • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list

      Welebir | Tierney founder Douglas Welebir is a member of the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list, marking his ninth-straight selection for the prestigious list of attorneys. The selection process for the Super Lawyers list is extremely selective, using a combination of peer nominations, third-party research, and peer evaluations. Welebir’s practice was evaluated on 12 components of peer ...
    • Welebir Tierney & Weck Named 2015 Best Law Firms

      We are honored that the U.S. News & World Report national poll on law firms has ranked us as one of the “Best Law Firms” in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation in California. Welebir | Tierney has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. This Tier 1 ranking was determined through the firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a ...

    Bicycle Accident

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    • Bicycle Recalled

      Bicycles Recalled by SR Suntour Due to Crash Hazard On June 24, 2015, Bicycles with SR Suntour bicycle forks were recalled due to a hazard that involved the bolt that attached the upper part of the bicycle’s fork to the lower part of the fork. This could break or separate, which could cause the front wheel to come off the bicycle and pose a crash hazard for riders. The recall includes about 68,000 ...
    • Bike Lanes: Are They More or Less Safe for Those on the Road?

      Designated lanes for bicyclists have long been a source of debate for commuters. Are they really safer? Do they make drivers feel more or less comfortable? Do they provide more protection for bicyclists? These questions have plagued city planners and local governments for years, and bike lanes continue to divide commuters around the country. Interestingly enough, California drivers seem to want ...
    • Hit-and-runs On the Rise for Cyclists

      A dangerous trend is taking place in Los Angeles, California. From 2002 to 2012, hit-and-run collisions involving bicyclists rose 42 percent , according to a Times analysis of California Highway Patrol crash data. In June of 2011, musician Paul Livingston found himself a victim of such an incident. While biking on Santa Monica Boulevard when a car hit him hard at a red light, throwing him from his ...

    Birth Injury

    The latest posts for Birth Injury are listed below.
    • Birth-Related Medical Malpractice

      Every year, birth injuries occur as the result of medical malpractice in hospitals. It is a known statistic that, of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, 6 to 8 of them are born with a birth injury. This comes out to approximately 1 in every 9,714 people in the United States. There are many different reasons why birth-related injuries occur, some of which should have never happened in ...
    • Common Malpractice Errors By Doctors and Hospitals

      When do medical malpractice cases typically arise? Most of the time, they will come when a patient is harmed by a doctor or nurse who fails to provide proper health care treatment. The good news is that these mistakes are often times made only in a small amount of cases; however, in this small amount of cases, certain errors are more likely to happen than others. What many people need to keep in ...
    • I think my child might have suffered an injury at birth...

      The birth of a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in a couple’s life. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Pregnancy, labor and birth of a child can be rewarding, fulfilling and inspiring. But even if everything goes right, it can be frightening because of unfamiliar feelings, strange medical terms, detached doctors and the potential for harm. All patients depend on their ...

    Boating Accidents

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    • 5 Things You Should Do to Stay Safe When Boating and Swimming

      Summer is fast approaching, thus so is the time you’ll spend outside bathing in the sunshine on your pool deck, lakeside, or on the beach. Inevitably you’ll get too warm, and you’ll jump into your respective body of water for a quick dip. This increased time spent in close proximity to water unfortunately also heightens your risk of water related injuries. The following is an incomprehensive list ...
    • Hidden Safety Hazards in Your Home

      Chances are, outside the home you take extensive measures to ensure safety. Whether your child is at school, camp, a friend’s house, or other activities, you are fully aware of safety hazards and take precautions to prevent accidents. 9 out of 10 poison incidents involving children happen in the home Home should be a safe haven, but did you know there are even safety hazards hidden in your own ...
    • Injured in a Boating Accident

      People rush to the lakes, rivers and seaside paradises in beautiful Southern California every year to play in the water and under the sunshine. Boating, jet skiing and all types of water sports are enjoyed by many residents and visitors throughout Southern California almost every single day. With the warm weather upon Southern California, those lucky enough to own a boat are taking advantage of ...

    Brain Injury

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    • NCAA Settles Concussion Lawsuit with $70 million Fund for Diagnosing Brain Injury

      This week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association settled a class-action head injury lawsuit by establishing a $70 million fund to diagnose former and current college athletes to determine if they have traumatic brain injury from playing soccer, hockey, football, or other contact sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, has also agreed to instate a return-to-play policy ...
    • Higher Education Linked to Better Recovery from Brain Injury

      Recent research by John Hopkins Medicine has found that those with more education may recover from traumatic brain injury (TBI) faster than those with lower levels of education. What’s more, the researchers reported in medical journal Neurology that a person with a college education is 7 times more likely to be “disability-free” one year after a TBI that required hospitalization, compared with a ...
    • Can a Head Injury Lead to Alzheimer's?

      Have you suffered a blow to your head? A traumatic head injury is among the most devastating personal injuries. It can lead to a loss of motor skills, as well as dramatic impairments to the ability to move, speak and care for oneself. They can cause significant changes in a person’s abilities, personality, or behavior. It can have a tremendous impact on a person’s quality of life. Many times ...

    Burn Injuries

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    • Settlement Value of a Burn Injury Claim

      Burn injuries can be extremely serious and severe, depending on the nature of the burn. Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, a fire at a workplace, or some other situation that led to burns. One thing you should know is that there is a way to rate how severe the burn depth was in a patient. This can be very important when it comes to making your case. These are rated by first, second, and ...
    • Burn Injuries

      Thousands and thousands of people suffer burn injuries every year in the United States. Burn injuries are among the most traumatic and extremely serious personal injuries a person can suffer. In addition to the initial pain, which can be excruciating and intense, they sometimes require extensive, uncomfortable treatments such as skin grafts. They can leave victims with scars and loss of sensation ...
    • Rare Brain Disease Confirmed

      Recently ABC News reported that a New Hampshire man died following neural surgery; he had a rare, degenerative brain disease. Reports indicate that the man contracted sporadic Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, a degenerative brain disorder spread by infected brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid. It is characterized by rapidly progressive dementia. Health officials confirmed that 15 other patients may ...

    Bus Accidents

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    • Electronic Logbooks in Commercial Bus and Truck Industries

      What is the FMCSA? This stands for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, whose primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that involve large commercial trucks and buses. They are also responsible for developing and enforcing data-driven regulations to balance motor carrier safety with efficiency, target educational messages to all involved, and more. The FMCSA is ...
    • Injured in a Bus Crash? How Much is Your Case Worth?

      A bus is considered a common carrier, which is an individual or business that transports people, goods, or services for a fee. When it comes to people riding on buses, there are tons of people everyday who use public transportation to get to work and many children getting to school, and these common carriers have a responsibility to get them there safely. Common carriers work under the authority ...
    • Injured On a Bus? 5 Legal Points to Consider

      If you suffer injury on a bus, there are several legal issues to take into account. You may be eligible to collect a large sum of damages, like one California woman who collected $15.3 million after suffering injury on a bus. The woman fractured her spine after the AC Transit bus she was riding cruised over a speed bump and 30 mph, in a 15 mph zone. The bump caused the woman to fly up in the air ...

    Car Accidents

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    • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

      When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
    • Liability and Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident Case

      Nobody expects to be involved in a hit-and-runaccident. Nobody expects the turmoil and complexities of the process, and figuring out how you are going to pay for your medical bills. The question remains: Who can be held liable when one of these accidents occurs? How can I pin a face and name to the accident when they decided to drive away from the scene of the crime? As you may know, drivers have ...
    • Damages in a Pedestrian-Car Accident Case

      Pedestrian accidents can be devastating for many reasons, but the main one being that usually very serious injuries will result to the pedestrian who was hit. This is why discovering fault is a complex matter because many factors are taken into consideration and damages will be based off of this. Here are some of the damages that you may expect to receive when you have become injured: Medical ...

    Compensation

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    • How a Lawyer "Values" Your Case

      What happens if you become injured due to the negligence of another person – what compensation are you entitled to? Many personal injury cases are actually settled outside of court, believe it or not. Litigation for personal injury may lead to unsatisfying results and can be quite a costly proposition. How is a dollar value put on a personal injury case? Compensatory Damages in a Personal Injury ...

    Compensatory Damages

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    • How a Lawyer "Values" Your Case

      What happens if you become injured due to the negligence of another person – what compensation are you entitled to? Many personal injury cases are actually settled outside of court, believe it or not. Litigation for personal injury may lead to unsatisfying results and can be quite a costly proposition. How is a dollar value put on a personal injury case? Compensatory Damages in a Personal Injury ...

    Construction Accidents

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    • Bystanders and Construction Safety

      Construction sites are naturally dangerous workplaces, both for the workers themselves, and for anyone who happens to share a close proximity to the site. For workers, injuries are not uncommon in the slightest; according to the US Department of Labor, in 2013, 20.7% workers who were killed on the job were killed because of construction related injuries. Who is at fault for the accident depends on ...
    • Construction Worker Injuries and Your Legal Options

      Every year, construction workers are being injured on the job – let’s face it, they have an inherently dangerous profession. However, accepting that risk isn’t something that they need to do, because the risk of injury should be a preventable one. When a worker is injured on the job, they will almost always have some form of legal relief to help them recover from their injuries. There may be three ...
    • Proving Fault in Personal Injury Accidents: General Rules

      Making a Determination of Legal Liability Most accidents occur because somebody was being careless, or negligent as it is referred to in legal terms. One must make a determination of liability, which is who is legally responsible for covering your injuries (or at fault). There is a basic rule that applies to each accident situation: One person involved in an accident is typically less careful than ...

    Dangerous Drugs

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    • What if a Pharmaceutical Drug I Took Causes Negative Side Effects?

      Pharmaceutical drugs that pose the risk of dangerous side effects tend to fall under the product liability category. But how does one know if the drug can really be seen as ‘dangerous’? Side effects can be unreasonably dangerous to certain degrees when a manufacturer, pharmacy, or even a doctor does not warn the patient of the side effects that may follow. Many drugs, however, are known to carry ...
    • Defective Drugs: Xarelto

      Have you or a loved one taken Xarelto, the blood thinner that prevents the formation of blood clots? This is just one of the many drugs that was deemed ‘defective’ and went under scrutiny. Every day, Americans are injured by side effects due to dangerous drugs. Since the year 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved approximately 24 drugs a year, including many that pose health ...
    • Product Liability Claims Involving Pharmaceutical Drugs

      When do you have a defective products claim? If you have been injured by a defective pharmaceutical drug, this may be reason to file a claim and receive the compensation you deserve for all that you lost. Prescribed drugs are supposed to be beneficial to those that use them, and when they work against those benefits and instead cause harm, a patient may be able to sue. Defective products could end ...

    Defective Products

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    • Workplace Injury: When You Can Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation

      What happens when you end up with an injury that occurred in the workplace? You may have been misinformed that the only compensation you’ll be able to receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You may also be able to sue for damages, however. If a defective product was the cause of the injury, you may have a products liability action. You may be able to bring action ...
    • What Are the Different Kinds of Defective Product Liability Claims?

      Defective product claims come into play when you have been injured or suffered other damages as a result of a product you have used. This could have been due to the product manufacture, a defective design, or failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper usage of the product. All of these will be explained in-depth below. Defectively Manufactured Products The most ...
    • I Was Injured At Work, But What Are My Legal Rights?

      Every year, many Americans are injured on the joband wonder how they can protect their legal rights. The best way to protect legal rights of any kind is to report the injury to your employer. There is usually a certain amount of time in which the injury must be reported, such as within a few days of the incident, or as soon as possible. This all depends on the circumstance of the event. Once a ...

    Disability Benefits

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    • Everything You Need to Know About Permanent Disability Benefits

      If you have worked at a job for some time, you may have sustained some run-of-the-mill injuries. Perhaps you got a deep cut or a black eye due to something that happened in the workplace or with machinery. It’s safe to say that you probably recovered easily from those injuries. However, some workers will continue to have problems with injuries they sustained on the job. If your physician says that ...

    Distracted Driving

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    • What are the dangers you can face during Spring Break?

      Staying Safe During Spring Break There are many issues a spring breaker could run into in their week of bliss. The following highlights the biggest dangers, and explains effective methods for minimizing the danger you’ll face while on Spring Break. Auto Accidents A new study by Science Daily shows that in warm climate, spring break “hot spots,” automobile accidents dramatically increase. This ...
    • Reading iPhone Maps While Driving: Is it Ok?

      Legally speaking, yes, a Californian is legally protected when they reach down and glance at their smartphones while driving in order to double check the directions to a friends house. Or a better way of phrasing that: so far, in the state of California, using the map function on smartphones while driving is legally permissible. A recent court ruling by California’s 5th district court of appeals ...
    • Comparative vs. Contributory Negligence

      When a personal injury lawsuit involves negligence, it is common for fault to be shared to some extent by both parties. For example, take a car and motorcycle accident where the motorcyclist suffers injury to the head or neck. The driver would be considered negligent if they were speeding; however, if the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, they could be deemed negligent too, and partially ...

    Dog Bites

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    • Facial Wounds From Dog Bites

      Dogs bites have the potential to cause serious injury, and even more so when the bite is on the face or head. Depending on the size and strength of the dog, a bite can cause a number of serious medical issues. Their powerful teeth and jaws can cause internal damage, skin tearing, infections, damage to tissue and muscles, puncture wounds, scars, disfigurement, and broken bones. If the bite breaks ...
    • Dog Bite Injuries: Do You Have a Case?

      More than 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites every year, with approximately 20 percent requiring medical attention. Especially for children and senior citizens, dog bites can lead to serious injuries that need immediate medical attention or even corrective surgery. With more than 70 million dogs in homes around the country, it is crucial to understand California dog bite laws and what your ...
    • If Police Shoot Your Dog, Can You Sue?

      The police may have many reasons to shoot at and kill a dog, but usually the dog owners have grounds for a lawsuit . Though the police office probably would not spend any time in jail, there are other ways the dog owners can seek justice in court. Still, a police officer always has legal defenses at the ready. Below are situations when you have legal recourse to sue a police officer for shooting ...

    Drunk Driving

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    • Man Killed In Accident

      A 49-year old Victorville man was killed by another driver who may have run a stop sign at an intersection. Police are investigating. According to reports, the man’s SUV was struck on the side by another vehicle. He and his passengers were taken to a local hospital where he died shortly after. The intersection where the accident occurred is controlled by a two-way stop sign. Apparently, the other ...

    Elder Abuse

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    • Nursing Home Abuse: Common Types, Prevention, and More

      Say you’re going to visit your mother in the nursing home and she doesn’t seem herself. But this isn’t just one of her out-of-the blue bad days – no, you suspect that something much sinister is going on. She seems withdrawn, nervous, and won’t eat for you. If this is the case, you may have abuse happening right under your nose and will have to do your best to figure out where to turn next. Now you ...
    • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Basics

      The elderly are unfortunately subjected to abusive situations in some cases as they age and become less able to stand up for themselves. This may be very disturbing to imagine, but it happens more than you may think. In information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 500,000 older adults over age 60 are abused and neglected every year. However, even more ...
    • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics and Data

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have estimated that nearly two million people age 65 or older are currently residents of a nursing home. There are over 16,000 operating in the U.S. However, the number of elderly people living in nursing homes is only going to increase as time goes on. Many have come to the unfortunate realization that these elderly people may not ...

    False Imprisonment

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    • What is False Imprisonment?

      False imprisonment can be defined as the act of restricting another person’s freedom of movement. False imprisonment is classified as an intentional tort, which is a wrongful and purposeful act that causes harm to another. This type of tort is often correlated with false arrest , another intentional tort that involves restricting another individual’s freedom of movement. A tort is any wrongful act ...

    Firm News

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    • Do You Know How Tort Reform Hurts You?

      Do you want to understand how your rights to justice are being limited by a movement called tort reform? Then you will want to review our firm’s free white paper: “Tort Reform: A Roadmap.” Seriously injured people pursue justice in order to hold accountable those people who have caused their injuries. Proponents of tort reform want to limit that ability to pursue justice. Our white paper will help ...
    • Cory Weck Elected President of CAOCIE

      We are proud to announce the election of Cory Weck as President of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Inland Empire Chapter (CAOIE). He has been elected to the board for a 2-year term that begins this year. The Inland Empire Chapter of the Consumer Attorneys of California is a professional organization made up of attorneys who represent victims or family members who have been injured by the ...
    • Finding The Right Lawyer

      When You Are In Need Of A Personal Injury & Accident Lawyer, How Do You Find The Right Lawyer? The only thing more expensive than finding the right lawyer is not finding the right lawyer, especially when dealing with accident law, which is the body of rules and regulations that determine the rights that a victim has when suing the individual who injured them.. This includes work injury claims and ...

    Food Poisoning

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    • Costco Berries Contaminated with Hepatitis A

      Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to “Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend” Frozen Berry and Pomegranate Mix Has Now Sickened 120 State and federal health officials are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A that may stem from frozen mixed berries sold at Costco. At least 120 people in eight states including 61 cases in California are now sick with acute hepatitis A in an outbreak tied to Townsend ...

    Food Safety

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    • When Can You Sue a Restaurant for Food Poisoning?

      Food poisoning, while highly inconvenient for customers and thus bad for business, is unfortunately not uncommon. But even if the same pizza place has given you food poisoning after two of the last three visits you made there, you still may not be able to make the case in court. Typically, a food poisoning lawsuit will fall into the general category of product liability, or the idea that you ...
    • Do You Have to Be Hospitalized to Sue for Food Poisoning?

      Contaminated, under-cooked, or otherwise unsafe food causes 48 million Americans to suffer from food poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Of these cases, approximately 128,000 people are hospitalized, and another 3,000 are killed. If you suffered food poisoning at a restaurant, you may be wondering whether or not you have grounds to sue—especially if ...
    • Food Poisoning Lawsuits

      Depending on many factors surrounding your illness, you may be able to sue if you get food poisoning. Your case depends on many variables, such as time delays between eating the food and our illness, or if the food came from a government health agency, and others. There are a few legal theories you should be familiar with, under which food poisoning lawsuits usually fall. Strict product liability ...

    General

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    • Qualifying Vehicles For Single-Occupant Use of Carpool Lanes

      2015 is a very important year when it comes to single occupant carpool lanes and changes being instilled for many qualifying vehicles. High-occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as HOV lanes, is a network of special-use freeway lanes that connect major population and employment centers. These lanes work to increase freeway efficiency by moving more people in fewer vehicles than the full lane next to ...
    • DUI Sentencing

      Let’s say that a person is sentenced for a DUI. What happens next? After pleading guilty, this person will go through a sentencing and the appropriate punishment will be determined. Many different penalties could occur, including the following: First-Time Offense Incarceration: For a first time offense, many states will give an offender a shorter stint in jail. Suspension of Driver’s License: Many ...
    • Differences Between Theft, Burglary, and Robbery

      Theft, burglary, and robbery are all different in their own distinct ways. However, there is one thing that they all have in common: They are each illegal and involve the unauthorized stealing of someone’s personal property by another person. Theft/Larceny Theft is a pretty basic crime – it involves stealing an item from somebody with the intentions of permanently depriving that person of their ...

    General Damages

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    • Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases?

      State statutes may determine whether or not your damages will be limited or capped when it applies to medical malpractice cases. What is a cap? Some states will place a limit, also known as a cap, on the amount of money that an injured plaintiff will be able to receive. This applies even in cases where their medical malpractice case is successful and a jury has found that a health care ...
    • Insurer and Bad Faith in Injury Cases

      In some cases, an insurance company may be operating in bad faith, which means that their negotiations may be set up to work against you. When you are working on negotiating a settlement with your insurance company, bad faith can come into play – and this poses an issue, because insurance companies have a duty to protect you and to negotiate all of your claims in good faith. Not only this, but ...
    • What is a Defective Product Liability Claim?

      In some cases, people will use a product and become injured or suffer other damages. In these cases, they will have a defective product liability claim. The claims will typically fall into these categories: defective manufacture, defective design, or failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper use of the product. Defectively Manufactured Products When a defectively ...

    Head Injuries

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    • Brain Injury Lawsuits

      Brain injuries are very traumatic injuries that take place in 1.4 million people in the United States every year. The reasons for these accidents include car accidents and sports activities and so much more! The most important thing to remember is that many brain injury lawsuits will take place due to somebody else’s negligence. If one wants to pursue a lawsuit against another party, they must ...
    • Teens with Concussion History Likely to Suffer Depression

      Concussions, which are mild traumatic brain injuries, never make for a pleasant experience no matter the severity of the concussion. Concussions can alter or entirely disrupt your sleeping pattern, whither your energy levels, swing your moods and can even temporarily impair your short term memory. And the negative side effects unfortunately don’t stop there. According to a new study by the Journal ...
    • NCAA Settles Concussion Lawsuit with $70 million Fund for Diagnosing Brain Injury

      This week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association settled a class-action head injury lawsuit by establishing a $70 million fund to diagnose former and current college athletes to determine if they have traumatic brain injury from playing soccer, hockey, football, or other contact sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, has also agreed to instate a return-to-play policy ...

    Hospital Malpractice

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    • Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases?

      State statutes may determine whether or not your damages will be limited or capped when it applies to medical malpractice cases. What is a cap? Some states will place a limit, also known as a cap, on the amount of money that an injured plaintiff will be able to receive. This applies even in cases where their medical malpractice case is successful and a jury has found that a health care ...
    • Birth-Related Medical Malpractice

      Every year, birth injuries occur as the result of medical malpractice in hospitals. It is a known statistic that, of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, 6 to 8 of them are born with a birth injury. This comes out to approximately 1 in every 9,714 people in the United States. There are many different reasons why birth-related injuries occur, some of which should have never happened in ...
    • "Medical Standard of Care" in a Malpractice Case

      What do most medical malpractice cases depend upon? They will fall on whether or not a health care professional was negligent in treating or failing to treat a patient. Medical negligence is always measured by the medical standard of care that was applied in the treatment setting in which the patient was harmed. In a malpractice lawsuit, the standard of care is always something that comes into ...

    Improper Maintenance

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    • Airplane Turbulence and In-Flight Injuries

      Serious in-flight injuries occurring from airplanes are actually very rare, but they do happen. Imagine being excited about taking a trip and going on a ride in an airplane, and it just so happens that this flight is one that causes you grief and injury due to an unsightly accident. There are many accidents that can happen way up in the air that you might not even think of before you make a trip – ...
    • Airplane Turbulence and In-flight Injuries

      Injuries acquired from in-flight from airplanes crashes are rare, though they do occur. Airline passengers who suffer minor or severe injury from turbulence, slip and falls, or baggage falling from overhead storage may be entitled to compensation from the airline, the airline employees, aircraft manufacturers, or possibly from the Federal Aviation Administration. Many are unaware that a large ...

    Injury Settlement

    The latest posts for Injury Settlement are listed below.
    • Insurer and Bad Faith in Injury Cases

      In some cases, an insurance company may be operating in bad faith, which means that their negotiations may be set up to work against you. When you are working on negotiating a settlement with your insurance company, bad faith can come into play – and this poses an issue, because insurance companies have a duty to protect you and to negotiate all of your claims in good faith. Not only this, but ...
    • I Was Injured At Work, But What Are My Legal Rights?

      Every year, many Americans are injured on the joband wonder how they can protect their legal rights. The best way to protect legal rights of any kind is to report the injury to your employer. There is usually a certain amount of time in which the injury must be reported, such as within a few days of the incident, or as soon as possible. This all depends on the circumstance of the event. Once a ...
    • "Medical Standard of Care" in a Malpractice Case

      What do most medical malpractice cases depend upon? They will fall on whether or not a health care professional was negligent in treating or failing to treat a patient. Medical negligence is always measured by the medical standard of care that was applied in the treatment setting in which the patient was harmed. In a malpractice lawsuit, the standard of care is always something that comes into ...

    Liability

    The latest posts for Liability are listed below.
    • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

      When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
    • Making an Insurance Claim for Uninsured Driver-Involved Accidents

      When drivers use the roadways without insurance, they put others at immediate risk. Yes, there are always careful drivers as well as reckless drivers. However, driving without insurance means that you could become involved in an accident at any time and risk the other driver having to pay for their own damages. This is why there are penalties for those who drive without insurance, such as having ...
    • Traffic Accident FAQ

      Were you involved in a traffic accident and wonder where you should turn next? Or are you just interested in understanding the general questions surrounding what actions you should take if such a thing were to ever happen to you? Read on for a list of some of the most important questions you should ask yourself and answers that will guide you through the process of what happens regarding a traffic ...

    Medical Device Failure

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    • Signs and Symptoms of Hip Implant Failure or Injury

      They’re more than a major headache, and unfortunately they’re not that uncommon. Hip implant failure can lead to severe health issues for anyone who has had the procedure. The following are the most common types of complications, but this is not a comprehensive list; for a full list of complications, speak with your medical provider. Types of Hip Implants Total hip replacement procedures replace ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases?

      State statutes may determine whether or not your damages will be limited or capped when it applies to medical malpractice cases. What is a cap? Some states will place a limit, also known as a cap, on the amount of money that an injured plaintiff will be able to receive. This applies even in cases where their medical malpractice case is successful and a jury has found that a health care ...
    • Birth-Related Medical Malpractice

      Every year, birth injuries occur as the result of medical malpractice in hospitals. It is a known statistic that, of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, 6 to 8 of them are born with a birth injury. This comes out to approximately 1 in every 9,714 people in the United States. There are many different reasons why birth-related injuries occur, some of which should have never happened in ...
    • "Medical Standard of Care" in a Malpractice Case

      What do most medical malpractice cases depend upon? They will fall on whether or not a health care professional was negligent in treating or failing to treat a patient. Medical negligence is always measured by the medical standard of care that was applied in the treatment setting in which the patient was harmed. In a malpractice lawsuit, the standard of care is always something that comes into ...

    Military Accident

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    • Injured While Serving In The Military

      Working in the military naturally involves more hazardous activities than most other occupations. It is unfortunate, but too often we hear about a roadside explosion that throws a solider against the side of his vehicle, with force that shakes his brain inside his skull. Or, did you hear about the solider on his way to work when his head got thrown forward into the windshield of his vehicle? At ...
    • Do You Want To Be An Air Force Pilot

      Being a pilot is not an easy job, but it seems it is also not good for your brain. If you are thinking about becoming a pilot read on. According to a new study, “High-altitude U-2 pilots in the Air Force have a poorly understood type of brain lesion three times as often and four times as large as those seen in the brains of other military personnel.” The study states that decompression can result ...
    • Have you suffered from a traumatic brain injury while serving your country?

      What happens when a roadside explosion throws a soldier against the side of his vehicle with such force that it shakes his brain inside his skull? What an awful picture. Unfortunately, this happens way too much to our soldiers serving our country during this time of war. Statistics show that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the most common wounds suffered in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. They ...

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

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    • Liability and Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident Case

      Nobody expects to be involved in a hit-and-runaccident. Nobody expects the turmoil and complexities of the process, and figuring out how you are going to pay for your medical bills. The question remains: Who can be held liable when one of these accidents occurs? How can I pin a face and name to the accident when they decided to drive away from the scene of the crime? As you may know, drivers have ...
    • Uninsured Motorist Coverage in a Car Accident

      You may think you are prepared when a car accident happens. Everybody is required to carry car insurance, right? However, some people get past this and drive without insurance. This could open up entire new doors for you when you get into an accident and the information comes to you that the other driver was uninsured. You may be faced with some questions regarding who is going to pay your ...
    • How Insurance Affects a Car Accident Case

      Have you been involved in a car accident? You may already know that insurance coverage plays a huge role in these serious accidents when it comes to covering costs associated with the accident. Everybody must have an insurance policy. If you are planning on taking your vehicle on the road, then it is a legal qualification to carry some type of car insurance. The type of insurance you carry will ...

    Motorcycle Accident

    The latest posts for Motorcycle Accident are listed below.
    • How Effective are Motorcycle Helmets?

      According to a U.S. Department of Transportation study on Motorcycle Helmet Effectiveness, the past 15 years have shown a significant improvement in the design and effectiveness of motorcycle helmets. They state that helmets afford a much greater degree of protection against head injury related fatalities, if they are worn at the time of the accident. Between the years of 1993 and 2002, helmets ...
    • If a Motorcyclist isn't Wearing a Helmet, can they Still Recover for Injuries Caused by another Driver?

      Almost every state has a law in place which requires motorcycle operators to wear helmets. California has a universal helmet law which requires anyone driving or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle to wear a helmet that meets regulations set by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. If you get into a motorcycle accident in any state with a similar helmet law, and you are wearing a helmet, ...
    • Motorcyclist Wins $5.4 million in Settlement against the U.S. Government

      In June of 2014, a motorcyclist received $5.4 million in damages from the United States Government. Plaintiff John B. Hendrickson suffered severe injuries after a motorcycle collision with an on-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent, which resulted in Hendrickson’s leg being amputated. The court awarded $6.3 million overall, attributing the fault 85 percent to the U.S. Government and 15 percent to ...

    Negligence

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    • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

      When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
    • Making an Insurance Claim for Uninsured Driver-Involved Accidents

      When drivers use the roadways without insurance, they put others at immediate risk. Yes, there are always careful drivers as well as reckless drivers. However, driving without insurance means that you could become involved in an accident at any time and risk the other driver having to pay for their own damages. This is why there are penalties for those who drive without insurance, such as having ...
    • Personal Injury Issues Stemming From Commercial Trucking Accidents

      There are thousands of fatalities stemming from commercial truck accidents each and every year. In 2006 alone, large truck crashes accounted for an astounding 4,995 fatalities with over a hundred thousand injuries! One must remember that the size of these commercial vehicles are much larger than any four-door sedan driving along the roadways and so accidents can be both serious and deadly. ...

    Pain & suffering

    The latest posts for Pain & suffering are listed below.
    • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

      When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
    • Liability and Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident Case

      Nobody expects to be involved in a hit-and-runaccident. Nobody expects the turmoil and complexities of the process, and figuring out how you are going to pay for your medical bills. The question remains: Who can be held liable when one of these accidents occurs? How can I pin a face and name to the accident when they decided to drive away from the scene of the crime? As you may know, drivers have ...
    • Damages in a Pedestrian-Car Accident Case

      Pedestrian accidents can be devastating for many reasons, but the main one being that usually very serious injuries will result to the pedestrian who was hit. This is why discovering fault is a complex matter because many factors are taken into consideration and damages will be based off of this. Here are some of the damages that you may expect to receive when you have become injured: Medical ...

    Pedestrian Accident

    The latest posts for Pedestrian Accident are listed below.
    • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

      When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
    • Damages in a Pedestrian-Car Accident Case

      Pedestrian accidents can be devastating for many reasons, but the main one being that usually very serious injuries will result to the pedestrian who was hit. This is why discovering fault is a complex matter because many factors are taken into consideration and damages will be based off of this. Here are some of the damages that you may expect to receive when you have become injured: Medical ...
    • Under The Influence Of A Cell Phone

      According to a new study by Ohio State University, about two million injuries occur every year as a result of pedestrians walking while using their cell phones. Even though distracted walking is not yet an offense, it can be potentially dangerous for pedestrians. When a pedestrian is walking and texting, his or her eyes and attention are seldom on the road. Did you know that research shows that ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

      When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
    • Liability and Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident Case

      Nobody expects to be involved in a hit-and-runaccident. Nobody expects the turmoil and complexities of the process, and figuring out how you are going to pay for your medical bills. The question remains: Who can be held liable when one of these accidents occurs? How can I pin a face and name to the accident when they decided to drive away from the scene of the crime? As you may know, drivers have ...
    • Workers Compensation: Information & Help

      If you have become injured and need help withworkers’ compensation benefits, you will want to know whom you can turn to for further information. Not everything will be placed right out in front of you in writing, which is why it is best to look forward to receiving help from other sources. Your employer could be your best reference when it comes to receiving information because they are required ...

    Premises Liability

    The latest posts for Premises Liability are listed below.
    • How Does Comparative Negligence Affect a Slip and Fall Case?

      When it comes to slip and fall cases, one must ask themselves: Who is responsible for my injury? Each year, thousands of people are involved in these accidents and may injure themselves quite seriously. In some cases, it may be quite difficult to determine liability. To be legally responsible, one of the following must be true: The owner of the premises must have caused the spill, must have known ...
    • Premises Liability: What is it and What Legal Concepts Apply?

      Let’s say that somebody wanders onto a property and is injured in an accident that occurs there. When a person enters onto somebody else’s property, that person has a reasonable expectation to not get injured there. This means that property owners have a standard duty of care that they owe and are responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment. Premises liability is the theory that ...
    • Does My Homeowners' Insurance Cover Accidents That Occur Off My Property?

      What Does Homeowner’s Insurance Do? If you accidentally injure someone or damage their property, you may owe somebody a lot of money in damages. Home equity may look like money signs to some people, and attorneys are well versed in this. To help protect you, homeowner’s policies will usually provide coverage for accidents that happen on your property or those that occur away from home. Only ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • What if a Pharmaceutical Drug I Took Causes Negative Side Effects?

      Pharmaceutical drugs that pose the risk of dangerous side effects tend to fall under the product liability category. But how does one know if the drug can really be seen as ‘dangerous’? Side effects can be unreasonably dangerous to certain degrees when a manufacturer, pharmacy, or even a doctor does not warn the patient of the side effects that may follow. Many drugs, however, are known to carry ...
    • Workplace Injury: When You Can Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation

      What happens when you end up with an injury that occurred in the workplace? You may have been misinformed that the only compensation you’ll be able to receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You may also be able to sue for damages, however. If a defective product was the cause of the injury, you may have a products liability action. You may be able to bring action ...
    • What Are the Different Kinds of Defective Product Liability Claims?

      Defective product claims come into play when you have been injured or suffered other damages as a result of a product you have used. This could have been due to the product manufacture, a defective design, or failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper usage of the product. All of these will be explained in-depth below. Defectively Manufactured Products The most ...

    Punitive Damages

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    • Settlement Value of a Burn Injury Claim

      Burn injuries can be extremely serious and severe, depending on the nature of the burn. Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, a fire at a workplace, or some other situation that led to burns. One thing you should know is that there is a way to rate how severe the burn depth was in a patient. This can be very important when it comes to making your case. These are rated by first, second, and ...
    • How a Lawyer "Values" Your Case

      What happens if you become injured due to the negligence of another person – what compensation are you entitled to? Many personal injury cases are actually settled outside of court, believe it or not. Litigation for personal injury may lead to unsatisfying results and can be quite a costly proposition. How is a dollar value put on a personal injury case? Compensatory Damages in a Personal Injury ...
    • Punitive Damages For Gross Negligence

      Let’s say you’re going for a very serious emergency surgery at the hospital. Consider there’s a surgeon there who seems “just not into” his job very much, but against better judgment, you let it slide. You wake up in recovery and go about your normal life for a few weeks until something doesn’t seem right. You become ill. Upon further inspection, it is found that the surgeon closed the wound with ...

    Recalls

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    • GM Recall: Do You Need a Lawyer?

      Last year automaker General Motors continued to deal with the aftermath of a massive recall of over 2 million vehicles that were possibly equipped with a defective ignition switch. Nearly half of the defective vehicles remained unrepaired nine months after the recall was issued. Towards the end of last year, GM began issuing $25 gift cards to vehicle owners who brought their cars in for recall ...
    • Nationwide Fruit Recall by Wawona Packing Co.

      Wawona Packing Co. voluntarily recalled peaches nectarines, plums and pluots this week which were packed in Cutler, California between June 1 and July 12. Wawona reports the produce may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products were distributed to Costco, Kroger, and Walmart, which includes Sam’s Club stores. The stores have posted recall notices about the contaminated fruits on ...
    • Mass Vehicle Recalls due to Defective Air Bag Explosions

      Last month Japan’s Takata Corp., the second-largest auto-safety parts manufacturer in the world, caused a recall of 2.9 million vehicles around the world due to faulty air bags. The Takata air bags, made between 2000 and 2002, were manufactured incorrectly and are at risk for exploding unexpectedly and shooting shrapnel at the car’s occupants. Over the last 5 years, Takata airbags have caused ...

    Slip & Fall

    The latest posts for Slip & Fall are listed below.
    • Slip-and-Fall: Do You Have a Case?

      Everyone has accidently tripped or slipped before, and may have been mildly or seriously injured because of it. The question is, when is a slip and fall an accident due to clumsiness, and when does it warrant monetary compensation? Simply slipping and falling on another person’s property does not necessarily mean you can bring a lawsuit against them. In other cases, a person’s slip and fall is ...
    • Proving Fault in Personal Injury Accidents: General Rules

      Making a Determination of Legal Liability Most accidents occur because somebody was being careless, or negligent as it is referred to in legal terms. One must make a determination of liability, which is who is legally responsible for covering your injuries (or at fault). There is a basic rule that applies to each accident situation: One person involved in an accident is typically less careful than ...
    • The 10 Leading Causes of Death in the United States?

      If you only knew about America through our cinema and TV shows, it would be easy to think that people mostly die because of homicide, apocalyptic disease, or maybe because of an automobile explosion after a long car chase. However, as is with the case with most other things seen in movies, none of those makes the list of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States each year. So what ...

    Spinal Cord Injuries

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    • 3 Things To Know About Whiplash Injuries

      Whiplash is a neck injury sustained when the head whips forward and then suddenly backward. They are most often caused by motor vehicle accidents, especially when the car is hit from behind. It is known as a soft-tissue injury to the neck, but can also affect the nerves, muscles, bones, ligaments, and discs. But what do you need to know about whiplash if such an injury were sustained? (1) You may ...
    • Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Accidents

      A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal, which often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the area of the injury. It is estimated that between 12,000 and 20,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries in the United States every year. Over two-thirds of those spinal cord injuries are caused by ...
    • PARALYSIS

      According to the US National Library of Medicine, paralysis is the loss of muscle function in parts or all of the body. This is because your body is incapable of maintaining messages between your brain and the affected muscles. This usually occurs after an accident (typically accidents that result in spinal injuries), or stroke, or disease. Paraplegia is the loss of muscle function in the lower ...

    Statute of Limitations

    The latest posts for Statute of Limitations are listed below.
    • Understanding Statute of Limitations

      In the case of a personal injury claim, you may want to take your specific state’s statute of limitations into consideration. What is a statute of limitation in a state? This is a state law that is known to set a strict time limit on filing a personal injury lawsuit through a court. All states have these specific deadlines and if that deadline expires, your lawsuit will be dismissed in almost ...

    Swimming Pool Accidents

    The latest posts for Swimming Pool Accidents are listed below.
    • Premises Liability: What is it and What Legal Concepts Apply?

      Let’s say that somebody wanders onto a property and is injured in an accident that occurs there. When a person enters onto somebody else’s property, that person has a reasonable expectation to not get injured there. This means that property owners have a standard duty of care that they owe and are responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment. Premises liability is the theory that ...
    • 5 Things You Should Do to Stay Safe When Boating and Swimming

      Summer is fast approaching, thus so is the time you’ll spend outside bathing in the sunshine on your pool deck, lakeside, or on the beach. Inevitably you’ll get too warm, and you’ll jump into your respective body of water for a quick dip. This increased time spent in close proximity to water unfortunately also heightens your risk of water related injuries. The following is an incomprehensive list ...
    • Injured at a Public Pool? 3 Tips for Filing a Claim or Lawsuit

      In these hot summer months, the pools is a popular place to have fun for the whole family. However, it can also be a dangerous place. If you or someone in your family suffers an accident or injury at a public pool, there are steps you need to take if you are thinking about holding the pool liable and seeking damages. If you are thinking of filing for a claim or lawsuit for an injury at a public ...

    Train Accidents

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    • Train Safety Driving on or Near Tracks

      Every three hours, a train hits a car somewhere in our country. Imagine the terror of a car stuck on train tracks, unable to move, and having to exit the scary situation knowing you won’t be able to make it across. Although the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) works to reduce these accidents, sometimes they remain inevitable and, like anything, the best practice possible is prevention. ...

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    The latest posts for Traumatic Brain Injury are listed below.
    • 3 Things To Know About Whiplash Injuries

      Whiplash is a neck injury sustained when the head whips forward and then suddenly backward. They are most often caused by motor vehicle accidents, especially when the car is hit from behind. It is known as a soft-tissue injury to the neck, but can also affect the nerves, muscles, bones, ligaments, and discs. But what do you need to know about whiplash if such an injury were sustained? (1) You may ...
    • Teens with Concussion History Likely to Suffer Depression

      Concussions, which are mild traumatic brain injuries, never make for a pleasant experience no matter the severity of the concussion. Concussions can alter or entirely disrupt your sleeping pattern, whither your energy levels, swing your moods and can even temporarily impair your short term memory. And the negative side effects unfortunately don’t stop there. According to a new study by the Journal ...
    • Brain Injury Basics

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.4 million Americans suffer a brain injury each year. There can be several types of brain injury, some of which are difficult to detect. Some mid-brain injuries can be misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. Below are common types and symptoms of brains injury, and how to proceed if you or someone you know suffers a brain injury . ...

    Truck Accidents

    The latest posts for Truck Accidents are listed below.
    • Personal Injury Issues Stemming From Commercial Trucking Accidents

      There are thousands of fatalities stemming from commercial truck accidents each and every year. In 2006 alone, large truck crashes accounted for an astounding 4,995 fatalities with over a hundred thousand injuries! One must remember that the size of these commercial vehicles are much larger than any four-door sedan driving along the roadways and so accidents can be both serious and deadly. ...
    • Trucking Accident Process

      Truck accidents are not only scary, but also life-changing in ways that a plaintiff may not understand until it happens to them. You never expect to be driving along on the roadways when, all of a sudden, a truck barrels on through and hits you because they didn’t see you or for some other unforeseen reason. But what if you weren’t acting negligent when it comes to a trucking accident that ...
    • Traffic Accident FAQ

      Were you involved in a traffic accident and wonder where you should turn next? Or are you just interested in understanding the general questions surrounding what actions you should take if such a thing were to ever happen to you? Read on for a list of some of the most important questions you should ask yourself and answers that will guide you through the process of what happens regarding a traffic ...

    Workers Compensation

    The latest posts for Workers Compensation are listed below.
    • Workers Compensation: Information & Help

      If you have become injured and need help withworkers’ compensation benefits, you will want to know whom you can turn to for further information. Not everything will be placed right out in front of you in writing, which is why it is best to look forward to receiving help from other sources. Your employer could be your best reference when it comes to receiving information because they are required ...
    • I Was Denied a Job for Past Injury: Can I Sue?

      According to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), private employers cannot discriminate against applicants or potential hires because of a disability. Though the ADA does not cover all conditions, a “disability” is generally defined as any physical or mental impairment that significantly limits a major life activity. In 1990, congress passed the ADA to prevent discrimination against ...
    • Workers Compensation Information and Help

      What happens if you are injured on the job and know more about workers’ compensation , but you have some questions? What if nobody is answering your questions? There are several people and organizations that you can contact for more help and information about everything important you must know regarding the benefits you deserve! Employer : Employers are required to post information and give you ...

    Workplace Injury

    The latest posts for Workplace Injury are listed below.
    • Workers Compensation: Information & Help

      If you have become injured and need help withworkers’ compensation benefits, you will want to know whom you can turn to for further information. Not everything will be placed right out in front of you in writing, which is why it is best to look forward to receiving help from other sources. Your employer could be your best reference when it comes to receiving information because they are required ...
    • Workplace Injury: When You Can Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation

      What happens when you end up with an injury that occurred in the workplace? You may have been misinformed that the only compensation you’ll be able to receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You may also be able to sue for damages, however. If a defective product was the cause of the injury, you may have a products liability action. You may be able to bring action ...
    • I Was Injured At Work, But What Are My Legal Rights?

      Every year, many Americans are injured on the joband wonder how they can protect their legal rights. The best way to protect legal rights of any kind is to report the injury to your employer. There is usually a certain amount of time in which the injury must be reported, such as within a few days of the incident, or as soon as possible. This all depends on the circumstance of the event. Once a ...

    wrongful death

    The latest posts for wrongful death are listed below.
    • What if a Pharmaceutical Drug I Took Causes Negative Side Effects?

      Pharmaceutical drugs that pose the risk of dangerous side effects tend to fall under the product liability category. But how does one know if the drug can really be seen as ‘dangerous’? Side effects can be unreasonably dangerous to certain degrees when a manufacturer, pharmacy, or even a doctor does not warn the patient of the side effects that may follow. Many drugs, however, are known to carry ...
    • Workplace Injury: When You Can Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation

      What happens when you end up with an injury that occurred in the workplace? You may have been misinformed that the only compensation you’ll be able to receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You may also be able to sue for damages, however. If a defective product was the cause of the injury, you may have a products liability action. You may be able to bring action ...
    • Defective Drugs: Provigil

      Provigil, also known as modafinil, is a stimulant that has a use of helping patients who suffer from sleep disorders such as shift work disorder, narcolepsy, and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. The exact mechanism of how this drug works is generally unknown, but CNS stimulants are known to increase alertness and wakefulness. CNS stimulants can also cause insomnia, nervousness, and ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...