Personal injury law articles include how negligence causes foreseeable injuries, such as car and truck accidents.

Avoiding Unsafe Boats During Your Hawaii Trip

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There are over 11 million registered recreational boating vessels in the United States, and Hawaii is a popular destination for tourists. Because of its popularity, there is no shortage of opportunities for boating in Hawaii, both for transportation and for fun. But unfortunately, high demand can lead to corners cut, meaning that you may be […]

Class Action Lawsuits Filed Over Recalled Rock ‘N Play Sleepers

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In late June, Fisher-Price recalled 71,000 sleeper accessories for Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards. This is the latest in a series of troubling stories connected to these sleepers, and many parents are fighting back with class action lawsuits. Why Did Fisher Price Recall the Sleepers? Evidence suggests that the sleepers may have been connected […]

Dog Bite Laws in California

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The one term you want to keep in mind when thinking about dog bite laws in California is this: strict liability. That means if you own a dog, and that dog has not ever been known to bite anybody, if by chance your dog gets into such an accident, by law you can’t simply say […]

Can Medical Malpractice Cause a Brachial Plexus Injury?

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The short answer is yes, but not all cases are the same. You’ll need a qualified attorney to examine the facts of the case in detail to determine the merits of a suit. However, many cases have found that brachial plexus injuries are often preventable. Brachial Plexus Injuries Are Often Preventable The brachial plexus is […]

Exploding E. Cigarette Shatters Nevada Teen’s Jaw

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Austin Adams, a 17-year-old boy in a small Nevada town was vaping when his e-cigarette exploded in his face blowing a hole through his jaw. According to news reports, Adams traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and shattered jaw to a pediatric hospital in Utah with his mother. Doctors rushed him into […]

Landmark Utah Supreme Court Ruling Allows Families to Recover for Emotional Loss After Injury to Child

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The Utah Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of a 14-year-old child that his mother and father were eligible to collect damages for loss of filial consortium, damages that are seldom offered across the United States. “Loss of consortium,” or to put it in layman’s terms, loss of love and affection, damages are typically […]

What If I’m Injured in an Uber or Lyft Car Accident?

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Rideshear apps like Uber and Lyft continue to grow in popularity. According to BusinessOfApps.com, 14 million Uber rides happen every day. Since you’re riding in someone else’s vehicle while using a company’s service, what happens if a car accident happens while you’re on the road? Insurance Coverage for Uber or Lyft Passengers If you’re a […]

Why You (Legally) Need a Fence Around Your Swimming Pool

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Aside from being a smart and safe thing to do, putting a fence around your pool can help is a legally savvy maneuver. This is due to a common-law doctrine in Georgia: the “attractive nuisance” standard. What is this law? It’s the mandate protecting children from injury or even death when venturing into someone else’s […]

The Best Bikes for Beginners

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Getting into biking, whether you are doing so for fun or for functionality, can be intimidating. With so many options available, how do you know where to start? While a clerk at the local bike shop can help narrow down the choices, do some quick overview of the basics beforehand so you know what they’re […]

Feeling Sick After an MRI? This Could Be Why

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If you’re feeling sick after receiving an MRI, you’re not alone. Many patients who received MRIs have come forward with the same claims of toxic side effects. It turns out that an element used to make the MRI results easier to read may be dangerous to the human body. If you’re experiencing strange symptoms after […]

California Law: What If I’m in a Rental Car Accident?

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You’d think that you would be covered; that’s not always the case unless you always read the fine print and purchase the extra that’s offered when renting a car. By ‘purchase’, we explicitly mean that if you’re ‘offered’ third-party liability insurance coverage, that doesn’t mean you’re actually covered. You have to accept that coverage and […]

What Are the Dog Bite Laws in Indiana?

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According to Indiana dog bite laws, all it takes is one bite to determine negligence. Aside from the fact that there’s a statute of limitations in Indiana—two years max—you should know, whether you’re the dog owner or the victim, how the Indiana dog bite laws operate. What Is the “One Bite” Rule? Essentially, one bite could […]

Injured on an Excursion: Is the Cruise Ship Liable?

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What happens if you’re on a cruise, and you’re injured while ziplining, riding in a float plane, enjoying a nature hike, or some other activity promoted by the cruise line as “fun” and “safe?” John H. “Jack” Hickey is an injury attorney based in Miami. He has spent many years representing people who have been […]

Should I Take a Mississippi Boating Course?

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Taking a Mississippi boating course is highly recommended! Anything that would help prevent serious accidents, injuries, and damage is worth the time. This is especially the case in Mississippi where the water can turn dangerous. Boating safety is paramount in preventing boating accidents. What You’ll Learn in a Mississippi Boating Course For starters, you’ll learn: […]

What if My Medication is Recalled?

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If a drug company realizes that their medication is causing harmful effects, it could issue a recall. Make sure to pay attention to these recalls, as it could have serious implications for your health. What Are the Different Types of Drug Recalls? When the quality or safety of a drug has been compromised in accordance […]

3M Earplugs: The Latest on the Lawsuits

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3M’s website calls them “the world’s softest earplugs.” But these devices may have contributed to long-term hearing damage for thousands upon thousands of veterans, hundreds of whom are now filing suit against the company, alleging that the products failed to protect their ears from combat-related noise damage. The Department of Justice has already settled its […]

Treatment Options for Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs, are more common than you might think. They are serious injuries that can result in long-term effects that can hinder a person’s everyday life.  There are a variety of treatments for TBI, with varying levels of efficacy. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, do not lose […]

Is Your Boat Ready to Ride? A Spring Boating Safety Checklist

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Given we’re heading into Spring and the weather’s warming up, you can bet many are polishing their boats, bikes and more to enjoy the sunlight. With that transition, of course, comes the potential for accidents, breakdowns and more calamities that could otherwise ruin anyone’s boating season. That’s why we’ve prepared this checklist to make sure […]