Thursday, November 26, 2015

Negligent Supervision and the Death of an Elderly Loved One

When a family decides to place an elderly loved one in a long-term care facility in Los Angeles and that person dies due to negligent supervision, then the family may have cause for filing a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney may be able to identify whether or not evidence exists that suggests this type of negligence.

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a condition caused by some type of external shock to the head. The shock can come in the form of a severe jolt to the skull or from something actually penetrating it from the outside. The most common causes of TBI are falls, traffic crashes and criminal acts, including gun attacks.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Understanding the Criteria for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

One of the biggest fields that personal injury lawyers deal with is medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is a term that describes when a doctor or some medical professional engages in behavior that harms their patients. It could be an action on the part of the medical professional or an omission, or failure to act. In both instances, the medical professional would be guilty of medical negligence.

Don't Let the Sting of a Wrongful Death Linger

Any death is tragic, but a wrongful death can be particularly painful to the friends and family that are left behind. If someone that you know and love has been involved in a wrongful death and there is a negligent party that needs to be brought to justice, then you need to get in touch with a wrongful death lawyer to formulate a strategy that will attempt to bring some justice and closure to a tragic situation.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Town Partners With Uber To Stop Drunk Driving

Los Angeles residents are probably familiar with ride service programs like Uber and Lyft that allow individuals to request a vehicle by a phone app, but you may not have heard about the Oct. 2015 partnership Uber made with a small New Jersey town to curb drunk driving. The town is the first municipality in the U.S. to make an agreement like this but may not be the last one.

Defective Vehicle: Who Is To Blame?

If you are involved in a traffic accident that resulted from a defect in your vehicle, you could be entitled to recuperate your costs from the parties involved in manufacturing the vehicle. It is important that you understand how the process works when filing a personal injury claim that is based on a defective product. This article will discuss the different types of claims you can make, and who could be held responsible.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

If you have been charged with a crime, the first thing that you are told is that you have the right to remain silent. However, when you are with your attorney, you have the right to say whatever you want while your attorney must remain silent. This is known as attorney-client privilege, and your attorney may not tell anyone anything that you have said to him or her.

Seeking Legal Assistance for the Victims of Brain Injuries

This account describes the role of the brain injury lawyer.

Few injuries can be as serious or have the same long-term implications as those affecting the brain. The victims of such injuries will almost certainly require financial compensation, but they will also need proper legal representation to assure their fair treatment under the law. Providing this type of assistance is the role of the brain injury lawyer.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Recourse When Buying a Defective Product

When you purchase a product, you have the right to expect it to work as advertised. If a product is defective, it may cause severe injury or even death when you use it. It could also cause severe injury or death to children or pets who may accidentally turn it on or get a body part caught in a motorized component.

Proving Negligence In A Construction Accident

Some people mistakenly believe that since a construction site is inherently dangerous, construction supervisors can't be held liable for injuries that the workers may sustain.
However, this isn't necessarily the case. If an accident occurs as the result of the negligence of a construction company, the workers may be entitled to compensation for any injuries.

In order to prove negligence, a plaintiff would need to address four different factors: duty of care, breach, causation, and injury. All four of these factors must be present in order to prove negligence.