Even Seemingly Strange Accidents Deserve Respect Before The Law


Bad things quite often happen to the best out there. Regardless of how careful a person you might be, you are still susceptible to getting hurt in an accident. In fact, you have little way to prevent most accidents from occurring. The most bizarre harms affect common people all the time. Following are three of the more strange personal injury cases handled by American lawyers.  Fortunately, when done harm, regardless of how seemingly unique the situation, you can count on a personal injury attorney to help get recompense from the person or entity responsible.

31 December 2015

Break The Mold: A Guide To Toxic Mold Litigation And Landlords


If you rent your residence, you should be aware of property damage and health issues arising from toxic mold. Mold grows in moist areas like basements, showers, attics, or water-damaged paneling. The experts sent to analyze the mold by your lawyer and the defendant's lawyer will often be at odds about the cause of injury or illness, which makes pursuing claims tricky. Here is some information about pursuing toxic mold claims against landlords.

18 December 2015

Why Shouldn't You Wait To Call A Trucking Accident Lawyer?


If you're seriously injured in a trucking accident, you may wait until you get out of the hospital to call an attorney. But that might be the wrong thing to do. Even if your injuries leave you unable to walk or leave the hospital, it's critical that you or someone you love contact a trucking accident lawyer as soon as possible. A trucking accident lawyer needs to file a claim for your case before it's too late, or you may not have a chance to do so later.

10 December 2015

Getting Started With Workers' Comp


If you were injured on the job, then you are probably interested in workers' comp. However, you might not know where to start or how the process actually works. Here is an introduction to getting the compensation that you deserve: What is workers' comp? First of all, it's a good idea to have some basic understanding of what workers' comp really is. In essence, workers' comp is a state-mandated insurance program.

20 November 2015

Mistakes That Will Unnecessarily Shrink Your Final Settlement in a Personal Injury Case


When you are filing a personal injury claim, there are small mistakes you could make that could lead to your personal injury claim being dismissed. Even worse is that you may even be held responsible for the injuries of another party, such as after a fight, and you may end up losing a counter-claim. Here are some actions to avoid:  Signing without Understanding Do not sign anything that you do not understand without receiving advice from a personal injury attorney.

11 November 2015

Explaining The Principle Of Res Ipsa Loquitur In Personal Injury Law


In a medical malpractice case, the plaintiff is required to prove the defendant's negligence. However, there are some cases where you don't have to prove this because the occurrence of the accident, in itself, implies negligence. This is known as the principle of "res ipsa loquitur," a Latin phrase with the literal meaning of "the thing speaks for itself." There are three elements you need to prove to succeed with the "

29 October 2015

Why These Factors Affect The Amount Of Damages In A Car Injury Settlement


The common factors affecting the value of an accident case include your medical bills, loss of earnings, type of injuries (permanent or temporary), and similar things. Most people know these, but there are also other salient factors that you may not know of. Here are four examples of additional factors to be aware of. Marital Status You are more likely to get a higher award if you are married than if you are single.

19 October 2015

Pregnant And Been In A Car Accident? Here's What To Do


If you are currently expecting a son or a daughter, protecting your unborn child is probably one of your top priorities. There are some situations that you can't control, however, such as getting in an accident that is not your fault. If you find yourself involved in a car crash while you are pregnant, make sure that you follow these tips to protect yourself and your unborn baby. Seek Medical Attention -- Immediately

7 October 2015

Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit? 3 Social Media Tips You Should Use Until You Settle


If you are like most people, you might not like the idea of deactivating your social media accounts during your personal injury proceedings. However, saying the wrong thing could land you in hot water—especially if you have posted about your case in the past. Social media comments are admissible in court, which is why you should be careful. Here are three social media tips you should use until you settle so you can avoid trouble:

28 September 2015

Received a Class-Action Notification? Three Reasons You Should Opt In


A class-action lawsuit is one in which one or several plaintiffs file and prosecute a case on behalf of many other plaintiffs. This is what may happen, for example, if a chemical factory is accused of polluting a local river that ends up harming hundreds of people. If, alongside many other people, you have been harmed by a common defendant or defendants, then you may receive a notification asking you to opt in (join) or opt out (leave) the lawsuit.

18 August 2015