Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tips to Avoid Truck Accidents

It is tough to disagree with the fact that commercial trucks are a vital part of the U.S. economy. After all, these trucks are responsible for transporting massive amounts of goods all over the country. Sadly, these trucks are also responsible for roughly 500,000 road accidents every year. Of that 500,000 accidents, 300,000 of these accidents result in someone sustaining an injury.

Do not allow yourself to become a part of this harrowing statistic. When sharing the road with large trucks, drive cautiously and follow these simple road safety tips:

Monday, April 28, 2014

What To Do If You Get Injured At Work?

Those beautiful, gleaming skyscrapers are all thanks to the hard work put in by the laborers in the construction industry. Modern versions of man-made marvels, the process by which these buildings are constructed are certainly rife with serious risks and dangers.
Heavy equipment and machinery, as well as work conducted in literally high places, are the very reasons why construction firms go the extra mile to ensure the protection of their workers. Despite making strict precautions, however, there still is no absolute guarantee that they will be kept safe from accidents or injury.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wrongful Death: Seeing through the Defenses

Wrongful deaths are no less painful to the loved ones the victim left behind. The circumstances behind the incident may be vague until the facts of the case are laid down. However, if you and your lawyer intend to see the case to the very end, it is also important to figure out what the defense is cooking up. There are a number of scenarios that fit into a wrongful death defense.
It was all in…”
The defense may claim that the victim died in an act of self-defense on their client’s part. They can argue that there was an imminent danger to their person, warranting swift action. As a result, the plaintiff can demolish that argument by proving that the circumstances behind the incident are not of “subjective beliefs.”

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Why File One and How to Do It

When accidents happen, people are sometimes lucky enough to survive them. However, fortune does not always smile down on everyone. Deaths have happened because of accidents, much to the sorrow of family members left bereft.

This is where a wrongful death lawsuit comes in. Some people would like to be compensated for the emotional pain they have suffered from losing a loved one, while others would like to have some financial support because the accident claimed their family’s main provider. For whatever reason, filing the case would be beneficial for both emotional and financial reasons.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How a Brain Injury Lawyer Helps You Keep a Quality Life

The term “brain injury” conjures up visions of bandaged heads and hospital beds. It’s terrible to contemplate when a loved one or you yourself are subjected to an event that may cause trauma to the brains. The general idea that many have is that there is nothing to be done after something like that happens. Nothing can be further from the truth; something or someone caused the injury and it would be best to have recompense for it in court.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Filing a Brain Injury Insurance Claim

Brain injuries may result to a variety of serious conditions, ranging from the severely debilitating to fatal ones, and causing enduring disabilities, even immediate death. According to data from the CDC, an estimated 1.4 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries annually, with about 3.9 million more requiring lifelong assistance to live normally.
Fortunately, monetary compensation under the law is possible thru filing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawsuit, should the injury be due to an accident resulting from the negligence or malicious intent of another. Here are the steps to avail of the said insurance claim for a brain injury case.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Initial Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are trying to successfully win a personal injury lawsuit, throw away your hopes if you don’t have an experienced lawyer by your side. As full-fledged legal professionals, lawyers are vital allies. Assuming you’re going to hire one, an initial consultation is going to be required. Here’s what you can expect from your first meeting with your personal injury lawyer.
Details surrounding the case. Your lawyer will definitely want information off the bat, that's why you better come prepared with all the necessary information regarding the case. Most of the time, legal cases are going to be a he-said, she-said kind of thing, so your version of the story, especially if you were personally involved with the incident, will weigh a lot.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Wrongful Death: What You Need to Know

Personal injury accidents involve negligence. Victims of such accidents—including vehicle crashes, slip and fall incidents, use of defective products, and medical malpractice—often sustain minor to major injuries. In some cases, a personal injury accident can result in a victim’s death. Whether the death occurred at the scene of the accident or while the victim is recuperating from his injuries, a wrongful death claim can be filed as long as negligence is involved.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Law on Spinal Cord Injuries

Of all the personal accident injuries, damage to the spinal cord has to be one of the most devastating. Not only does it injure one of, if not the most important structures of his skeletal system, it can also affect the victim’s nervous system (which could cause temporary or permanent paralysis). Here are some basic facts about these types of cases:

Common Causes

In most cases, spinal cord injuries are caused by force trauma, such as a slip-and-fall accident that leaves the victim flat on his back. Vehicular accidents (whether car or motorcycle) are also some of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries and, sometimes, even fatalities. Gunshot wounds, too, especially when the bullet gets lodged into the area.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Facts you should know about Lemon Laws

Essentially, a lemon is a merchandise that, upon its sale, turns out that it doesn’t meet the conventional expectations for it, or that it possibly has defects or problems that have become apparent only after purchase. This definition is commonly used in auto sales, and because of the actions of some sellers, has become a prominent source of lawsuits in the automotive industry.

What is a lemon?

According to most state laws, for your purchased vehicle to be a “lemon”, it must fall under two qualifications. First, it should have a substantial defect that occurred within a particular time period after you’ve bought and started using it, and that it cannot be fixed even after a reasonable number of attempts at repairs.