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

What is a Third Party Injury Claim?

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One frustrating aspect of on-the-job injuries is that employers are often completely protected in the event accidents happen in the workplace. That’s what workers’ compensation is for. Yet there are some instances where the situation may involve a third party who is responsible for your injury. This is typically where a third-party personal injury claim […]

Attorney Fees for Personal Injury Cases

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How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer? You might be wondering if you need to pay a retainer to obtain the services of a personal injury attorney. A retainer is what you would pay an attorney if hiring for a case before you even see any results. Pretty typical, yes, but […]

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Trial or Settlement: Which Option is Best?

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It’s understandable that many attorneys would prefer to settle a case over taking it to trial. It’s easier, faster, and overall less stressful. The downside? By settling, you are potentially giving up a far more lucrative trial verdict. If you’re shopping for a lawyer, you might want to find a professional that not only has […]

Royal Caribbean Pays $3M in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Cruise ships can offer a false sense of security. You’re on vacation, so it’s natural to let your guard down and relax. Unfortunately, there are many instances of horrible things happening aboard cruise ships due to negligence, including wrongful death. These situations present a unique set of dangers. You’re on a ship—oftentimes in the middle […]

Do NOT Trust This Person After a Car Accident

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The person you should not trust after a car accident is called a runner. It may seem like they are offering a helpful service, but the truth is, they are breaking the law. What Are “Runners”? A legal “runner” is someone who targets a particular personal injury victim in the hopes of obtaining contact information, […]

Legal Options If Your Loved One Was Killed by Police

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It’s a sad fact that oftentimes the police will make mistakes and be negligent of their duties, resulting in wrongful deaths. In that case, according to the law, the appropriate parties should be held accountable. This is even in the case where the police are doing their job as they should and accidents do happen; […]

Daycare Negligence: New Mexico Owners Sentenced for Death of Child

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When daycare providers fail at their duties due to negligence, it can result in the death of children. Such is the case for New Mexico daycare professionals, Mary Taylor and Sandi Taylor, mother and daughter, with sentences of 36 and 30 years respectively . They were accused of leaving two children in a hot car […]

Who Is Liable for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

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Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. You often don’t even realize you’re inhaling it, and that’s the biggest part of the danger. The fact is someone must be held accountable for the potential wrongful death or personal injury claim resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning, but a question always remains—who’s at fault? Carbon Monoxide Poisoning […]

What are Non-Economic Damages?

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In personal injury law, non-economic damages are costs that have no direct corollary to expenses, or bills, or property damages that would require repair or replacement. Instead, they refer to damages and losses that are harder to put a price on. Compensation for Your Non-Financial Losses First, let’s start by defining economic damages. These are […]

When is a Vessel “Unseaworthy?”

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In maritime law, it’s important to understand that if you’re serving in the military or in some other fashion that involves a “vessel”—such as a boat, ship, barge, or even an oil rig or platform—that vessel may be considered “unseaworthy.” However, What Exactly Is an “Unseaworthy” Vessel? When a vessel suffers from certain conditions that […]

Texans: What to Do If Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp

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It’s a fact that most companies are actually required to carry workers’ comp insurance, but the laws are different in Texas. Many companies do NOT provider workers’ compensation to their employees. So what happens if you’re injured on the job and your employer is a non-subscriber? Are you out of luck? Not at all. Here’s […]

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Repeat Drunk Drivers in Colorado: Is the New Law Working?

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Theoretically, it should—but statistically, we’re looking at a completely different graph. Let’s be clear here, though, that with regard to the law, the sole purpose of passing statutes is to commonly serve as deterrents for crime and wrongdoing. And when legislators in Colorado decided to pass a new law in 2015 to make a fourth […]

So About That Twerking Lawsuit

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Without a doubt, the recent development on a lawsuit from one Celia Yevenes of Harris County may raise some eyebrows, but it also raises an important question: what can you do when injured at a social work function? You could file a personal injury lawsuit, or seek workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on your state and your […]

What Caused the Mexico Pipeline Explosion: Negligence or Criminals?

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On January 18, a massive pipeline explosion in central Mexico killed at least 91 workers. It also injured as many as 66 individuals, some of them minors sent to Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas. It raised the serious question about how it’s a company’s responsibility to ensure the quality of life and safety […]

Where to Find the Right Lawyer If Injured in Another State

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Typically filing a personal injury lawsuit is a fairly logical process: you’re injured, you hire a personal injury attorney, they take care of all the hard stuff, and the case runs its course. It’s not nearly as black-and-white if you happen to be in another state. Perhaps you’re on vacation, seeing family during the holidays; […]

Are E-Scooters Safe? CDC Studying Scooter Activity in Austin.

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Austin resident Joe Cardillo was riding a Lime scooter home from work when he fell off, scraping his hands and knees and rolling a good five to ten feet across the pavement. “I fell into the street on Riverside Drive at 5:30 rush hour,” Cardillo told CBS Austin. “I call Lime to tell them this […]

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Georgia Police Cracking Down on Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is a serious problem. According to TeenSafe.com, distracted driving is responsible for 25 percent of all traffic fatalities. Many states have taken measures to prevent these types of car accidents. A law in Georgia called the “Hands-Free Georgia Act” simply makes it quite clear – you really do have to have your hands—both […]

Class Action Lawsuit Blames Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) for the California Wildfire

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Is Pacific Gas &Electric (PG&E) responsible for the devastating California wildfires? According to the lawsuit, PG&E and the “unsafe electrical infrastructure” ultimately caused the California wildfire. The company reported that there were issues with transmission lines or substations in the areas where the fire began. One issue with the claim is the fact that Cal Fire, […]