Tag Archives: Personal Injury
What Do Our Lawyers Look for in Truck Accident Cases?
Eighteen-wheeler trucks and tractor trailers are a normal modern appearance on the road. Truck transportation is vital for our modern economy to succeed, and this type of vehicle transport makes the delivery of goods and services quicker and easier. These 50-foot long tractor trailers can weight up to 70,000 pounds, and when they are… Read More »
How Do I Report a Dangerous Road Defect?
No matter where you live, you have probably encountered some sort of road defect on your way to work. Road defects refer to situations where a problem develops due to the negligence of a party responsible for maintaining the road. There are several road blocks and problems that can appear on any road, but… Read More »
What Factors Do I Need to Show to Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?
Every day you probably see a billboard, bus sign, flyer, newspaper ad, or radio or TV commercial telling you that if you’ve been in an accident, you may be able to win a large settlement or verdict worth many thousands or even millions of dollars. And yet we’ve all had accidents in our life… Read More »
What Factors Can Reduce Your Personal Injury Settlement?
In a successful personal injury suit, you are generally entitled to recover the full cost of your injuries from an accident over your lifetime: medical bills, lost income and reduced earning potential, and pain and suffering for starters. But in many cases, plaintiffs will find that their full recovery might be reduced in a… Read More »
How to Establish Vicarious Liability in a Personal Injury Case
When you are injured by the negligent act of another, then the individual who committed the negligent act is liable to you. But other parties may also be liable to you based on the legal theory of vicarious liability, and those parties may be in a much better financial position (through either insurance or… Read More »
Contributory vs. Comparative Negligence
Long ago, defendants in personal injury cases could defeat a plaintiff’s negligence claim by simply showing that the plaintiff’s negligence caused any role in causing his or her injuries, even if the defendant’s fault far outweighed that of the plaintiff. For example, even if a plaintiff’s fault played only a 1% role in causing… Read More »
How Are Damages Calculated After an Injury?
If you’ve been injured in an accident, an act of violence, or through exposure to a defective drug, product, or toxin, you may be feeling a number of emotions: pain, stress, a sense of injustice, confusion, helplessness, and anxiety. Certainly, bringing a personal injury suit can help you reclaim a sense of power and… Read More »
Heartbreaking: A DUI Hit-and-Run at the Hollywood Museum of Broken Relationships
The Museum of Broken Relationships recently opened on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a place where visitors could observe the remnants of break-ups and divorces, including photos, letters, and other mementos of relationships gone south. The sad location became all the more sad in September when two pedestrians were struck by a driver… Read More »
Add Washing Machines to List of Exploding Samsung Products
Only a month after Samsung recalled 2.5 million of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones for explosion and fire risks that had led to numerous injuries, the appliance manufacturer is back in the news for explosion risks related to another of its flagship products: washing machines. On September 28, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission… Read More »
Can I Recover Money From a Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident?
There are few things more shocking and unjust than being struck by a car or truck only to have the driver flee the scene. As with any vehicle accident involving a pedestrian, it is the pedestrian who nearly always suffers the worst injuries, and because the pedestrian was not driving at the time, he… Read More »