Railroad Workers’ Safety and Injury Rights

, , ,

Railroad work includes significant hazards, and any negligence on the part of those responsible for ensuring safe conditions for railroad workers’ can result in severe consequences for passengers and workers alike. While there are obvious protections in place for passengers put in harm’s way on a railway, what rights exist to protect railroad workers? First, […]

What to Look for When Hiring an Attorney

, , ,

Finding yourself in need of an attorney is never a fun place to be, but it can be helpful to know exactly what is important to look for in reputable, effective legal representation. Finding an experienced, communicative attorney to take your side regardless of whether you are filing a personal injury claim or filing for […]

How to Know When to File a Sexual Harassment in The Workplace Lawsuit

, , ,

Sexual harassment is upsetting and disconcerting when it occurs. It can be difficult to know what officially counts as sexual harassment as well as when you should file a sexual harassment lawsuit. There are a variety of behaviors, some of which might surprise you, which count as sexual harassment. It should be noted that sexual […]

What to Do if You Are Hurt by a Defective Medical Device

, , ,

Medical devices are relied upon by doctors and patients alike to work in predictable, effective ways. When a medical device fails to do so because of a defect, severe consequences can occur to a patient’s health. If you or a loved one were injured by a defective medical device, it can be difficult to figure […]

Common Maritime Injuries and Liability

, , ,

When an injury occurs on the water, a special set of rules apply. Personal injury claims in this situation are referred to as maritime or admiralty claims, and they often require the experience of a maritime lawyer to file them. Some activities where injuries occur and these types of claims are applicable include cruise ships, […]

Should You File a Restraining Order?

, , ,

If you have been harassed, harmed, or abused by someone, it might be wise to consider filing a restraining order. It should be noted that restraining orders are civil orders, which means they do not give the abuser a criminal record. Restraining orders prevent them from being legally allowed to come within a certain distance […]

Why We Have a Jury

, , ,

You might have seen them in a movie or on television; a group of people seated in the courtroom who the attorney addresses, describing the details of a case and trying to convince them to vote one way or another. Maybe you’ve served on a jury, or you’ve heard your neighbor or co-worker complain about […]

When is it Time to Consider Bankruptcy?

, , ,

If you are feeling harassed by bill collectors or credit card companies, it might be time to consider filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a type of court proceeding in which a judge examines the assets and liabilities of a person filing for bankruptcy to decide if that person’s debts should be discharged; in other words, […]

Legal Options for Ceramic Hip Implant Defects

, , ,

Hip implant defects are an alarmingly common cause of complications in hip surgery patient recovery. While many hip implants have been recalled and hip plant manufacturers are currently being sued for damage to patient’s health, ceramic hip implants present their own unique set of dangers and damages. Patients who have received a ceramic hip implant […]

Is Lane Splitting Legal In California?

, , ,

While it is important for drivers to look out for other vehicles on the road, this is especially important in the case of motorcyclists. Without the protection of an enclosed car, they are even more vulnerable when it comes to accidents and injuries. There are many cases in which drivers should be especially mindful of […]

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim Even if I’m Partially at Fault?

, , ,

If you suspect you might have been partially at fault for the accident in which your injury occurred, it can be hard to know if you are still eligible to receive compensation in a personal injury claim. A person’s eligibility to file a personal injury claim even if they are partially at fault for the […]

What Happens If Someone Dies Without A Will?

, , ,

Losing a loved one is painful and difficult. In addition to the emotional impact, losing family members or friends often means that their loved ones often have to take care of their affairs after death. This includes dividing any remaining assets in accordance with the deceased family member’s will. While a will can be a […]

What Is The Whistleblower Protection Act?

, , ,

It is always important for employees to know that they can report and seek help regarding misconduct or illegal activities that happen in their workplace. This is called whistleblowing, and employees often report these kinds of actions to protect themselves and other employees from their employers’ negative or damaging behavior. Unfortunately, some companies choose to […]

Should I Get A Divorce?

, , ,

Deciding whether or not to get a divorce is a difficult decision—one that can bring significant emotional, physical, and financial upheaval. Below, you will find some common warning signs of divorce, and ways through which potential problems may be resolved. Warning Sign #1: You and your partner lack communication in your relationship. This is often […]

Recalled Baby Carriers to Avoid

, , ,

In February, baby and childcare products company Infantino voluntarily recalled over 14,000 different toddler and infant carriers after receiving encouragement to do so by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which regulates the ongoing safety of many different consumer goods. The carriers’ alleged problem was their buckles, which Infantino said could potentially break and pose a […]

Who is Responsible for Car Accidents Involving Auto Defects?

, , , ,

Like any product liability case, defective vehicles or auto parts can cause severe damage to the unaware consumers who have purchased them or find them included in their vehicle. Common examples of auto defects include faulty airbags, seatbelts, tires, and brakes, as well as a tendency to roll over when making turns. These and many […]

Who is Liable for Injuries Occurring in a Rideshare Accident?

, , , , ,

Being involved in a car accident and trying to recover from it both physically and financially is already a stressful and often complicated process, and can be even more so when the accident involved a rideshare or car service vehicle. Many residents of crowded cities prefer to use ridesharing services to get around rather than […]

Pitfalls to Watch Out for When Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Work Accident

, , , ,

When you are hurt on the job, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation, commonly referred to as workers’ comp. Workers’ comp is designed to pay for any medical bills and lost wages which may occur due to a work injury or illness. However, proving that an injury sustained in a work accident is […]