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What Are the Different Types of Bankruptcy?

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Bankruptcy is a court proceeding in which a judge examines the assets and liabilities of the person in question to decide if that person’s debts should be discharged. If you find yourself constantly harassed by bill collectors or credit collection companies, it might be wise to consider bankruptcy. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, […]

What Are Some Common Workplace Accidents?

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Any workplace contains inherent hazards, and with those hazards comes the potential for accidents. Failure to follow safety regulations or to enforce safety protocol can result in avoidable accidents and even catastrophic injuries. Most employers are required to offer some form of workers’ compensation, although the laws vary from state to state so it’s important […]

How to Speak to an Insurance Company After an Accident

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Before speaking to an insurance company after an accident it’s a good idea to understand a little bit about how insurance companies make their money. Insurance companies are paid monthly premiums by their policyholders to provide insurance in case of an accident. They retain this money as profit by reducing or denying as many claims […]

Red Flags in Workplace Safety

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In any industry, it is important to be aware of any red flags regarding workplace safety. Inadequate workplace safety measures and enforcement can result in serious injuries, especially in jobs which require manual labor such as warehouse work, factory work, oil field work, and more. However, injuries can occur in any job and should be […]

Signs That You Might Have a Premises Liability Case

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If you have been injured on someone else’s property, it’s possible that you may have a premises liability case. Damages that can be claimed in a premises liability claim include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. There are a variety of signs which may indicate your eligibility for filing a personal injury […]

What Should You Do if You Have Been Harmed by a Defective Drug?

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Defective pharmaceuticals are an unfortunately common issue. If you or a loved one take any kind of medication regularly, it’s a good idea to know what to do if you find yourself harmed by a defective drug. Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be found to be defective, and the negative ramifications may vary depending […]

What to Do if You Were Arrested for DUI With a Kid in the Car

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If you are arrested for driving under the influence with a minor or child under the age of 15 in the vehicle, not only might you face normal DUI penalties, but you may also be charged with child endangerment and it could even result in loss of custody of the child. While loss of custody […]

Elements of Proving a Product Liability Claim

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If you or a loved one have been injured by a potentially defective product, it may help to know what goes into proving a product liability claim. There are multiple kinds of product defects to watch out for, and with each one of the available evidence may differ. In some cases it may be necessary […]

How Can Jury Selection Potentially Affect the Outcome of a Case?

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A jury is a group of 12 people responsible for evaluating evidence presented in court to decide whether an accused party is liable or not. A jury is filled by randomly selecting a handful of individuals from the relevant county with some form of government identification such as being registered to vote or having a […]

How to Fix or Replace Your Damaged Car After an Accident

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Figuring out how to replace a damaged car after an accident can be stressful, especially if you don’t know where to start. Factors like your own insurance, the other driver’s insurance, and liable parties can all influence the avenues through which someone may seek compensation. If you have insurance, it is likely your insurance provider […]

Signs My Car is No Longer Safe

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It can be hard to recognize the signs that a prized car paid for with hard-earned money may no longer be safe to drive. However, it’s important to maintain an awareness regarding the state of your vehicle. There are a variety of signs which may indicate that a vehicle should no longer be on the […]

Common Causes and Damages of Burn Injuries

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Burns can be extremely painful and may occur in a variety of situations. It’s important to remember that if you have suffered from a serious burn caused by another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to seek legal compensation for your damages. Although thermal burns caused by heat are the most commonly discussed, burns can […]

How to Talk to a Doctor After a Workplace Injury

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After a workplace injury, you might be eligible for 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 and protects the employer from liability, assuming negligence wasn’t involved. However, many workers’ comp plans […]

Negligence in Emergency Rooms

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When negligence occurs in an emergency room, the effects can be disastrous. Emergency room negligence is one type of medical malpractice for which a person can seek compensation if injured. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional, medical facility, or emergency room does not exercise a proper standard of care, which results in the […]

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

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There are often multiple parties involved in a truck accident, so it might help to understand a little bit about how liability works in a truck accident if you find yourself involved with one. In many cases there is the truck driver, the standard passenger vehicle driver, and potentially a trucking company, not to mention […]

Consequences of Driver Distraction

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every day in the United States approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes reported to have involved a distracted driver. Distracted driving is a serious hazard that every driver is susceptible to. While it might not seem like a big […]

How Are Motorcycle Accidents Different From Car Accidents?

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It’s not surprising that motorcycle accidents and car accidents have significant differences. Due to the smaller size of motorcycles, lack of exterior protection, and lack of visibility to other vehicles, motorcycle accidents tend to be more severe with consequences ranging from injury to death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 27 […]

How the Value of a Premises Liability Case is Determined

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The estimated value of any personal injury claim, including a premises liability case, may influence a person’s choice to pursue compensation. However, estimating the value of a claim is easier said than done. There are a variety of factors that go into calculating the value of a premises liability claim, and some of them may […]