Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lawyers Can Help Teenage TBI Victims

Vehicular or sports injuries can easily lead to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among teens. Though boys are more likely to sustain a brain injury (two to three for every female), when it comes to the emotional distress a teenager would experience after a TBI, girls are more likely to engage in more harmful and serious behavioral problems than boys, a recent study showed.

Friday, March 27, 2015

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is collectively defined as the unwelcome conduct, sexual in nature, which creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or academic environment for the victim. The law classifies it into two:

  • Quid pro Quo - When a person in authority, such as a supervisor, demands or insinuates that he or she will give the employee something in return, such as a permission to keep the job or being promoted, in exchange of a sexual favor.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Common Site Hazards Can Result in Lawsuits

Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations. Workers in a construction site are putting their lives at risk every day, given the rough nature of their work. Under the law, companies are to promote safety in their construction sites and are liable for any injuries sustained by their workers due to negligence on their part. Injured workers can get compensation with the help of a reliable construction accident attorney.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Your Rights Against Acquiring a Lemon Car

It’s one of a car buyer’s biggest nightmares to invest in a new car that turned out to be a lemon. To avoid this nightmare, the state of California has enacted ways to protect car buyers from acquiring a lemon for a car with the Tanner Consumer Protection Act.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bereaved Family Members Aim for Justice

The loss of a family member in a tragedy puts their bereaved in a pursuit for justice. A wrongful death attorney factors into the equation. When people lose their loved ones due to the fault of others (through negligence, recklessness, etc.), they will want to receive justice for that loved one’s death through a wrongful death lawsuit. 

Proving the defendant’s negligence is vital in the proceeding. The plaintiff must successfully prove four elements to the court, namely the duty of care, breach of duty of care, causation, and damages.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Getting Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can seriously affect a person’s ability to think and act. Symptoms like headaches, memory problems, and irritability are just a few that a person could expect. Unusually severe cases can even suffer from impairment in their speech and cognitive functions. Getting treatment for TBI involves a couple of things:

Friday, March 20, 2015

When Airplane Crash Settlements are Win-Win

Air travel has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past 70 years. That, however, carries the danger of accidents at any altitude, and will mean a case for compensation. 

One example would be the case of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, where more than 180 passengers and crew members were injured when a Boeing 777 passenger jetliner, coming from Seoul, South Korea, crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

When to Hire a Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer

When a personal injury caused the death of another individual, a living relative may file for a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Even victims of who suffered financial support from the deceased also have the right to file wrongful death. Employers are mostly charged with wrongful death cases.

Any kind of accident that resulted in death constitute a wrongful death claim, which may include workplace disasters, medical malpractice, and vehicular accidents. To show culpability or guilt in the lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that the actions or behavior of the accountable body brought about the victim’s death. Most wrongful death suits are resolved with monetary compensations; however, claimants may seek non-monetary damages, as well. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spinal Cord Injuries and Filing for a Lawsuit

Injuries to the spinal cord are very serious whether it was caused by an accident or something else. It is devastating to the victim and will impact his or her life in a big way. Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or full loss of motor control and sensation, leaving victims paralyzed in the lower parts of the body or in all four limbs. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DUI Defense Strategies to Use in Your Case

A DUI arrest doesn’t mean an immediate conviction. Here are a few examples of the defense strategies lawyers use to defend accused people.

No Probable Cause

According to the law, you can’t be stopped by the police except for one of three reasons: you violated a traffic regulation, your car has something noticeably wrong with it, or you were driving erratically. If you were driving properly and were stopped, and the arresting officer detects alcohol or applies field sobriety tests that you failed, the evidence against you cannot be considered admissible. A skilled lawyer can use this approach to have your case dismissed

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Construction Accident Victims will Need Legal Help

A construction accident can do more than physical damage to you; it can also stop you from earning money and be a burden on what finances you still have. That’s why you need experienced lawyers to help you.

Determining Liability of Those Involved

Depending on the size and system of the construction project, the individuals that can be held accountable for an injury may vary. Determining liability will be highly dependent on an individual’s responsibilities and duties in the construction. People who may be liable for injuries at the site include the construction site owner, architects, engineers, contractors, insurers, and the manufacturers of equipment.