How Your Smartphone Can Help You After an Auto Accident

When it comes to car accidents, your smartphone isn’t something you would typically think of to help you. If anything, it has been said over and over again that cell phones largely contribute to distracted driving and accidents. According the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, approximately 660,000 drivers across the nation are using their […]

Autos with Defective Wiring

Although modern automobiles are marvels of electrical engineering, their complexity creates plentiful opportunities for electrical systems to fail, with occasionally disastrous results. When defective wiring in an automobile is caused by an inherent defect in the automobile itself (rather than inadequate maintenance or DIY repairs, for example), an injured party might be eligible to assert […]

Space Heater Fires

Space heaters are deceptively dangerous products – so much so that the National Fire Protection Association estimates that about a third of house fires in the United States each year are caused by portable space heaters. Space heater fires commonly result in death or serious injury because they are particularly likely to occur late at […]

Attractive Nuisance

Children possess natural curiosity, a quality that can be both charming and dangerous. The “attractive nuisance doctrine” is a legal concept, designed to protect curious children, that makes it easier to sue a property owner for an injury sustained by a child on his property, even if the child was trespassing at the time of […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and while awareness about traumatic brain injuries has risen in the past few years due to an increasing amount of scrutiny in the media and professional sports, it should be noted that brain injury victims are not just limited to athletes. Many soldiers also suffer traumatic brain injuries as […]

Car Accidents Involving Pregnant Women

If you have been in a car accident while pregnant, you should seek medical attention immediately, even if you believe that you were not hurt, because your unborn child may have been injured. In the event of injury or death to your child, you might be able to recover damages for injuries to both you […]

What Are Your Rights After an Accident While in an Uber or Lyft?

For modern day transportation needs, transportation network companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular over recent years. The use of a TNC, sometimes referred to as peer-to-peer ridesharing, allows passengers to connect with independent drivers. While strict regulations governed by the state are in place for commercial vehicles, TNC’s such as […]

Preventing Nursing Home Bed Sores in Nursing Home Residents

Choosing to place a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. Making sure that your loved one is well taken care of is your highest priority and delegating that responsibility to others is hard. So, you choose the nursing home carefully and try to take into account all possibilities. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect […]

Safety Tips for the Prevention of Intersection Accidents

  Intersections can be dangerous, posing a risk for occupants of a vehicle and pedestrians. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 40 percent of auto accidents occur at intersections, as well as 20 percent of all car accident fatalities. Intersection Driving Tips Intersection accidents most commonly occur when someone runs through a stop sign or […]