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Do You Have a Birth Injury Claim?

Wrongful death claims arise when death is caused by the negligence of someone else.  In those particular cases, survivors of the victim may be entitled to compensation for that death.  On the other hand, there are certain claims such as “wrongful birth” or “wrongful life” claims, which are often confused with wrongful death claims.  These […]

January 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Are All Catastrophic Injuries Permanent?

If you have been involved in a serious accident and suffered severe injuries, your injuries may be considered catastrophic.  Catastrophic injuries are distinct because they are most often severe or even permanent.  Whether you have physical or emotional injuries, there is a chance they may be permanent.  Yet, to be characterized as catastrophic, they don’t […]

January 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Don’t Eat and Drive!

Certainly you have seen the public service announcements and warnings on the roadway not to text and drive.  Put down that cell phone while you’re driving.  Cell phones can obviously create a dangerous distraction, often resulting in serious injuries or even death.  But cell phones are not the only driving distraction that most of us […]

November 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Liability for Accidents Caused by Teen Drivers

Although teens and young adults, age 15-24, only account for 14% of the population in the United States, young male drivers account for 30% of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries.  Young female drivers account for 28% of the total costs.  More compelling are the statistics regarding teen fatalities.  In 2013, more than 2,000 […]

November 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Surfaces that Commonly Lead to Slip and Fall Injuries

That nasty banana peel is not the only hazard out there that can cause a slip and fall injury.  In fact, there are certain types of walking surfaces that can commonly lead to slip and falls.  Sidewalks, store entrances, interior flooring surfaces and others can create a hazard, even in the absence of a foreign […]

November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can I Sue a Relative in an Auto Accident Case?

There is a unique legal issue that may arise in auto accident cases.  If you are injured in an auto accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who is at fault.  But what if that person is a family member?  Although it may not happen very often, it can happen.  Your […]

November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are Trucking Companies Regulated by the Federal Government

You may recall the accident in early June of 2014, in which comedian Tracy Morgan was injured.  His limousine was struck by a Wal-Mart truck driver, whom it was determined, was speeding while fatigued.  The truck driver did not have his automatic braking system engaged either.  It was determined, after a federal investigation of the […]

September 27th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Basics of a Products Liability Claim

Thousands are injured every year as a result of a defective product.  While some injuries occur during the normal use of a properly manufactured product, many injuries are caused by some sort of defect in the product.  If your injuries are the result of a defective product, you may be able to obtain compensation for […]

September 27th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Legal Implications of Distracted Driving

The number of fatal auto accidents has increased drastically over the years.  The U.S. Census reported in 2009 that there were over 10 million reported auto accidents, of which approximately 33,000 resulted in death.  In 2013, the CDC reported that auto accidents were the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, with more […]

September 15th, 2015|News|0 Comments

NHTSA: Who They Are and What They Do

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is an organization established in 1970 by the Highway Safety Act.  It is dedicated to achieving the highest standards in motor vehicle and highway safety possible.  Its primary goals are to help prevent highway crashes.  Its stated mission is to “Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes.”  So, […]

September 15th, 2015|News|0 Comments