April 20th Could Be a Relatively Dangerous Day for Drivers

Since the early nineties, pot smokers everywhere have celebrated their beloved cannabinoid substance every year on the 20th of April. Four-Twenty marks a holiday for some, but according to a study published on the JAMA Network, it may be the source of an increase in fatal car accidents. Researchers collected fatal crash data for 4/20 […]

Getting All the Compensation You Deserve for Your Injuries

Serious injuries, and the impact they have on your life, are the first tragedy of a car accident. Too often, the second is failure to pursue the full compensation that you need and deserve when someone else has caused your injuries. It happens for many reasons. Maybe you don’t realize that the insurance company’s goal […]

An Introduction to Liability

After you’ve been in an automobile accident, it is very important to determine who is at fault. Determining which party is at fault is tantamount to determining liability, and liability is the name of the game when it comes to obtaining compensation for your injuries and other damages. For this reason, it is very important […]

6,000 Pedestrian Fatalities in 2017, According to Recent Report

Pedestrian fatality rates appear to have plateaued at nearly 6,000 deaths per year, the highest number since 1990, according to preliminary data reported by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). The GHSA’s report utilized data from the first six months of 2017 to reach its provisional conclusions. Researchers used statistical methods to approximate the totals […]

Homeowner’s Insurance and Guns

If you are a gun owner or thinking about purchasing a firearm, you may be wondering if and how homeowner’s insurance will cover you. You need to know about personal property coverage and liability coverage. Most homeowner’s policies offer limited protection in both areas. If your guns are valuable, the personal property limits of your […]

A Breakdown of Youth Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries

As more and more studies are produced on traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), parents of athletic children may become understandably worried. After all, a study carried out at Boston University found that children who play tackle football before the age of twelve are more likely to experience cognitive and emotional issues later in life, especially if […]

Major Misconceptions about Falls

It may come as no surprise that older people tend to fall more often than their younger counterparts. Many of us have known elder family members who have fallen. And even if we haven’t, it’s a part of the cultural mythos surrounding old age. It is true that elderly folks fall with relative frequency. Every […]

Multidistrict Litigation: a Primer

When a large number of people have been harmed in a similar manner by the same defendant, it is common for a few representative plaintiffs to file a single class action lawsuit. This makes sense when the degree of harm is similar across the board. But when each plaintiff has different injuries and unique expenses, […]

Marijuana Could Help Relieve Pain Following a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be one of the millions of people prescribed an opioid pain reliever (OPR) for chronic pain. At first, this might seem like a god-send. OPRs are generally very strong, helping reduce pain in the short-term and bringing comfort in a time of stress. However, opioids come […]