After an Accident, Are Your Injuries Severe Enough to Pursue a Lawsuit?
The first thing most of us do after a car accident is check ourselves and our passengers for injuries. If you’re lucky, you’ll have only minor cuts and scrapes, and you’ll be able to walk away from the wreck with relative ease. Other times, however, you or someone in your vehicle may have suffered a… read more
5 Questions and Answers About Coronavirus and Workers’ Rights
The coronavirus has created numerous complications in the workplace that may have some employees confused. How can you keep the rent paid while keeping yourself and your family safe? Below we answer some of the most common questions that come up about workers’ rights during these unusual times. 1. What If I Get COVID-19? If… read more
When the Nursing Home is Liable for a Fall Injury
Your grandfather has been living in a nursing home for over six months. Last weekend, he slipped, fell, and broke his hip. You’re understandably angry and upset. Can you sue the nursing home for this unexpected injury? Nursing Homes Held to a Higher Standard of Care It’s not uncommon for an elderly person to slip… read more
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit and Who Can File?
Losing a loved one is hard enough in itself. It can be even more traumatic if that person’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence. A wrongful death lawsuit allows a deceased individual’s family and/or estate to pursue compensation from the negligent party. A verdict for the plaintiff(s) can help the family manage expenses related… read more
When a Car Accident Occurs with a Driver ‘On the Job’—Who’s Liable?
A typical car accident involves two drivers driving their own vehicles for their own purposes. Sometimes, though, one of the vehicles is driven by an employee whose job it is to drive for the company that hired him/her. In that case, is the employee or the employer liable for damages? In Most Cases, the Employer… read more
What Types of Compensation Are Available in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
You were seriously injured in a recent accident. You have medical expenses to pay, and you’re hoping your personal injury lawsuit will help reimburse you. You’ve got other financial losses too, though. There’s the time you’ve missed from work, and the overall pain and suffering you and your family have gone through. Is it possible… read more
Tips on Filing a Child Sexual Abuse Claim with the Boy Scouts of America
Victims of child sexual abuse who experienced abuse while in the Boy Scouts need to keep one date in mind: November 16, 2020. Claims filed through the organization’s bankruptcy proceedings must be received by that date to be eligible for potential compensation through the Boy Scouts victims’ fund. After that date, the only recourse for… read more
5 Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Lawsuits
Most people aren’t too familiar with personal injury lawsuits. If you’re lucky, you’ll never have to file one. If you do suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, though, you may find yourself facing the prospect of having to sue, and being unsure what that means. Below are five common misconceptions about personal injury… read more
What Do I Do If I’m Pulled Over?
You see the blue and red lights flashing in your rearview mirror. It’s never a good feeling. A police officer is asking you to pull over. Maybe you know why, but maybe you don’t. Either way, what you do next can have a big impact on your legal future. Follow these steps to help protect… read more
After an Injury, How Do They Figure Pain and Suffering Damages?
If you were injured in an accident and want to seek compensation from the at-fault party, it’s common to submit proof of your financial losses such as medical expenses, property damages, and lost wages. The figures for these are typically concrete and it’s fairly straightforward for an insurance company, judge, or jury to determine what… read more