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July 2010

What Slip and Fall Liability Clients Need to Know

Slip and Fall Liability clients want to know four basic pieces of information about their personal injury lawyer: 1. Can this case be won? 2. How long will it take? 3. What is your approach to cases similar to theirs? 4. Have you handled many previously? This may be slightly different than information the personal [...]

What is Product Liability?

Product liability falls under the heading of tort law. It is an area of regulation that assigns the responsibility for introducing safe and harmless consumer products to the general public. When cases of product liability are brought before the court, they frequently involve the manufacturers of the goods, the distributors or suppliers, sometimes also the [...]

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is an area of the law concerned with making the proprietor of a piece of property (whether a residence, a business, or an open plot of land) responsible for any injuries that might occur on that property. The winds of decision have changed quite a bit in recent years when it comes to [...]

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is defined as an act of negligence conducted by a health care professional toward a patient. In a medical malpractice case, the quality of treatment supplied by the health care provider varies from what is the acceptable recognized standard of practice within the medical community, causing either injury or death to the patient. [...]

What is a Personal Injury Law?

While understandings of the definition of a personal injury lawyer vary somewhat from state to state, there are certain universal commonalities. A personal injury lawyer, in short, is an attorney who offers legal representation to individuals who claim to have suffered injuries of a physical or psychological nature as a consequence of the actions of [...]

Sports Related Brain Injuries

There are many positive benefits to participating in sports, which is why so many parents are anxious for their children to play one sport or another. While there are plenty of safety measures in place for most major sports, enough isn’t usually done to sufficiently guard against brain injuries. When most of us think of [...]

Motorcycle Accidents in the US

While in years past motorcycles enjoyed a more positive reputation in pop culture, nowadays most consider these vehicles to be as dangerous as they are exciting. Indeed, there are numerous numbers to back up this position, with the motorcycle accident statistics in the US suggesting that motorbikes are perhaps the most dangerous mode of transport [...]

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

The personal injury lawyer has gotten a bad reputation. Frequently derided as an ‘ambulance chaser’ by those who do not fully understand the extent of the professional’s function, these litigators are actually in the business of putting lives back together. Within the scope of an average personal injury settlement or litigation, the attorney ensures that [...]

Hit and Run Accidents

While there are laws in each of the fifty states that clearly outline the illegality of leaving the scene of a car accident, there are still those who ignore both the law and basic decency. A common scenario for such is that in which a driver accidentally collides with an unoccupied vehicle in a parking [...]

Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

When the time comes to move a loved one into a nursing home or long-term care facility, most of us assume that they will be treated with dignity and compassion. Sadly, though, nursing home abuse is an all-too-common phenomenon in today’s world. Simply assuming that your loved one will be tended to with professionalism is [...]