Long-term care facilities throughout the United States are supposed to care for those too sick or too frail to care for themselves. Unfortunately, due to the increased demands for more care facilities, the regulations and monitoring of these facilities – including those that are federally and state funded – has started to fail. Residents of … Continue reading Nursing Home Abuse vs. Neglect
After an accident and you have filed your claim, your attorney will begin the settlement process with the insurer or third party. Negotiations can get heated and there are minor things that you may accidentally do that will lower how much money your attorney can get for you. By being aware of the things you … Continue reading Ways You Can Accidentally Lower Your Car Accident Settlement
Car accidents almost always cause some sort of injury. Even if they are not readily seen, you could have soft tissue injuries or even internal bleeding that can only be seen with modern diagnostic tests. Even a minor fender bender can lead to accidents that you may not be aware of and what may appear … Continue reading The Importance of Seeking Medical Care Immediately After an Accident
After a car accident, you will have plenty of questions, but one of the biggest may be who will pay for your vehicle’s damage. The answer will depend on the circumstances of the accident – including who was at fault for the accident itself. Also, it will depend on the type of insurance coverage the … Continue reading Who Pays for Vehicle Damage Following a Car Accident?
Hollywood loves to feature legal stories. After all, criminal cases and big lawsuits always make for a great show. What they do not seem to feature, however, is reality. Over the years, Hollywood has given way for several misconceptions – especially when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. Even TV dramas tend to leave out … Continue reading What Movies Do Not Tell You about Personal Injury Claims
Most personal injury lawsuits never see a newspaper or reach the headlines on your local news report. However, there are three that still to this day come back in headlines. Surprisingly, the most famous personal injury lawsuits are not all about the dollar amounts in the settlements; instead, it is about the subject. Stella Liebeck … Continue reading The Three Most Famous Personal Injury Cases of All Time
It is a significant goal of every physician in practice today to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits. Unfortunately, errors can occur and those errors can lead to long-term injuries or even death for innocent patients. A simple error is not always considered malpractice, and often the term itself is misunderstood by the public – as well … Continue reading Top Reasons Doctors Are Sued for Malpractice
Whiplash is a generic term used to describe soft tissue injuries that occur in the neck muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This type of injury is most commonly seen in rear-end collisions, but it is not a formal medical diagnosis, since it cannot be substantiated via tests or scans. Nevertheless, it is an established fact that, … Continue reading What Compensation Can You Get for Whiplash Injuries?
Medication manufacturers – whether of a prescription medication or over-the-counter medication – can be held liable for any dangerous side effects that occur with their medications. However, there are limitations to this rule, and not all manufacturers are held to the same standards when dangerous side effects occur. Therefore, if you have suffered from side … Continue reading Is a Drug Company Liable for Side Effects?
After you are injured, you may find yourself facing excess medical costs, time away from work, and even a loss of ability to return to your old job. Because these financial losses will continue to increase, you may explore your options for compensation. If, however, you partially contributed to your injury or you suspect you … Continue reading What if I Contributed to My Injuries in My Personal Injury Case?