In-Flight Injuries on Airplanes: Who Is Responsible?

By adminPersonal Injury Lawsuits

People are injured every year due to events that happen during their flight. One of the most common causes of injury, for example, is a passenger being hurt by an overhead bin opening and the contents falling out. As airline travelers know, the contents of bins can be heavy luggage. Another frequent cause of injury is caused by food carts. …

Can You Sue Your Spouse for Personal Injury?

By Ryan BrownPersonal Injury Lawsuits

Can spouses sue each other for personal injury? After all, one spouse may do things that are unsafe to the other, either intentionally or unwittingly. At one point in history, spouses were not legally allowed to sue each other for personal injury, due to a general principle called “interspousal immunity.” Why? Well, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a …

Emerging Medical Tech for Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Jacky GalePersonal Injury Lawsuits

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) refers to the type of brain degeneration caused by multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Sports fans will recognize CTE as being the central focus of the movie Concussion, which was based on the true story of a doctor’s exploration of the link between CTE and football injuries. Although the focus of CTE research, at least in …

Child Drownings Tragically on the Increase

By Dawn SnyderPersonal Injury Lawsuits

As summer approaches, so does swimming season. Seventy percent of drowning incidents take place between May and August, so that also means the risk of water accidents is at a peak. The child safety advocacy group Safe Kids Worldwide recently released its 2018 water safety study, drawing attention to the risks of water to children and what can be done …

What Are PTSD Personal Injury Claims?

By Dawn SnyderPersonal Injury Lawsuits

PTSD, also known as post traumatic stress disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that sometimes affects people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. When a personal injury victim suffers from PTSD as the result of an accident, it can interfere with daily functioning in ways that make physical and mental recovery even tougher. As a personal injury lawyer at …

How is Loss of Wages Determined in a Personal Injury Case ?

By Sarah MayPersonal Injury Lawsuits

A personal injury may result in long-term disability that makes resuming prior employment or earning pre-accident income levels an impossibility. When this occurs, the law affords aggrieved parties the opportunity to pursue compensation for those losses. But how can lost wages, reduced earning potential and related damages be accurately assessed? Lost wage calculations Accident victims who enjoyed regular employment by a company, individual …

What Are the Different Types of Bone Fractures?

By Ava LawsonPersonal Injury Lawsuits

There are 206 bones in the human body, and together they provide many functions that are critical to our health and wellbeing. When bones are fractured, the recovery process can be lengthy and expensive, especially in more severe cases entailing surgery and traction. Motor vehicle accidents, falls and sports injuries are the leading causes of broken bones, which are considered …

Your Personal Injury Consultation Checklist

By Ava LawsonPersonal Injury Lawsuits

Before meeting a personal injury attorney to discuss your accident and potential claim for damages, it’s important to ensure you’re prepared with the proper documents, reports and relevant information surrounding your injury. Documentation, including police reports, medical receipts,  and witness statements, lend credibility to your case, while providing your lawyer with key information to help determine whether litigation is warranted. …

What are the Statutes of Limitation on Personal Injury Cases?

By Ava LawsonPersonal Injury Lawsuits

Statutes of limitations, which can be traced back to Roman times, are an integral part of the legal system in the United States and many other nations.  Every state legislature has passed its own statute of limitations that prescribe the maximum time that you have to initiate litigation from the date of an alleged event. After this specified time period has …

What are the Stages of a Personal Injury Case?

By Jenn FusionPersonal Injury Lawsuits

Hiring a personal injury attorney is the start of a legal process aimed at holding negligent parties liable for wrongdoing and securing compensation for the victims. One of the first questions plaintiffs have for attorneys is, “How long will it take to reach a settlement or verdict?” The Court Statistics Project found that nearly half of personal injury cases were …