Personal Injury Law – Multiple Parties – Q & A

Q.   I was in a multi-vehicle personal injury accident. The accident was not my fault. Although my lawyer says I might be partially at fault.  I had a passenger in my vehicle and the other vehicle that caused the accident also had a passenger.  My lawyer said our personal injury lawsuit will likely have multiple Read more…

Burn Injuries In Personal Injury Cases

The occurrence of burn injuries are more common then you might think in personal injury cases. According to the National Hospital Discharge Survey, over 60% of the estimated U.S. acute hospitalizations related to burn injury were admitted to 128 burn centers. Such centers now average over 200 annual admissions for burn injury and skin disorders Read more…

Open And Closed Head Injuries In Personal Injury Cases

In personal injury law, there are two major types of head injuries: open and closed head injuries. Open Head Injury Open head injuries penetrate the skull and brain. These types of head injuries, such as a gunshot wound, the scalp and skull are opened and the brain is normally penetrated by the path of the bullet as it moves Read more…

Broken Bones And Fractures

From a legal damages perspective, broken bones and fractures are viewed quite seriously. These type of injuries can lead to severe pain, deformity, loss of motion and, possibly, serious crippling. The most common type of doctor to treat these forms of injuries is the orthopedic surgeon. Usually such injuries require post-surgical physical therapy, which depending on Read more…

Signs Of Elder Abuse – Nursing Home And Board & Care Injuries

Seven Signs Of Elder Abuse An elderly person who has Alzheimer’s disease or the onset of dementia is particularly at risk for elder abuse since they are often unable to adequately communicate the abuse to others. Families therefore must keep a sharp and attentive eye for signs of elder abuse and be diligent in promptly reporting it Read more…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Treatment For Traumatic Injury

The shock of experiencing a life threatening personal injury can have profound effects on the human psyche. It can cause phobias and even change the way we view danger. When danger is perceived, the body is hardwired to trigger an assortment of chemical and hormonal reactions – we are suddenly in immediate fear and apprehension Read more…

Medical Malpractice Claims

In personal injury law, “medical malpractice” is the term used to describe negligence committed by a health care provider. This includes doctors, nurses, dentists, hospitals, or hospital workers whose performance of their duties departs from the accepted standard of care for those with similar training and experience and which proximately causes harm to the patient. The standard of medical care Read more…

Motorcycle Accidents

According to a study conducted by the federal government, per mile traveled, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents. While the personal injury law regarding motorcycle accidents is similar to that covering other motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents are often so unique that it is particularly important to be Read more…

Discrimination and Harassment In The Workplace

“Discrimination” at the workplace occurs when your employer treats you differently. Discriminatory acts include making you work under unequal working conditions (such as lower pay or benefits), failing to promote you, or firing you. But not all “discrimination” is illegal discrimination. If your boss fires you because he simply doesn’t like you, that is not Read more…