Determining the Value of an E-Cigarette-Explosion Injury Claim

E-cigarettes have been a point of contention over the past several years for a number of reasons. Legislators and lobbyists have argued, for instance, over whether vaping is a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. The idea that vaping is a healthier alternative has been used to support legislation that seeks to reduce (or eliminate) regulations […]

Supreme Court Decision Limits Lawsuits Against Out-of-State Companies

This past Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a decision making it harder for plaintiffs to file injury suits against companies in states where the injury did not occur. The Court decided in favor of Texas-based BNSF Railway Co. with an 8-1 ruling, concluding that the plaintiffs should not be able to file in Montana as […]

Avoiding Collisions and Injuries at Intersections

Traffic intersections are motor vehicle collision hotspots. The confluence of pedestrians, changing traffic lights and vehicles going every which way, produces a recipe for potential disaster. As it happens, many drivers get into accidents simply because they fail to pay attention to oncoming traffic. Needless to say, accidents that happen in these areas can often […]

How Much Does a Foot Injury Really Cost?

Foot injuries can be incredibly frustrating, resulting in significant disruptions at work and in life. This kind of injury can result in decreased income, daily physical pain and emotional turmoil. In what follows, we will outline some of the damages that a victim can recover in a foot injury lawsuit or workers’ comp claim, distinguishing […]

Calculating the Total Cost of a Leg Injury

If you’ve injured your leg at work or in an automobile accident through no fault of your own, you probably understand the immense hardship, both fiscally and emotionally, that accompanies the injury. Below, we will go step-by-step through the various expenses that arise as a result of a leg injury. We will focus on both […]

Determining the Cost of a Pelvis Injury

Pelvis injuries are not pretty. Fractures often involve two breakage points, and a crushed pelvis can result in many fractures, sometimes leading to organ damage. In a worst-case scenario, this type of injury can be life threatening. If you (or a loved one) have suffered from a serious pelvis injury due to someone else’s negligence, […]

The True Cost of a Hip Injury

Those who have experienced the pain of a hip injury know that it is not to be taken lightly. A fractured hip can seriously impede your ability to live independently and hip dislocations can result in long-term injuries such as nerve damage and osteonecrosis (or bone death), which occurs when blood is cut off from […]

FTC Allows Dealerships to Market Defective Cars as ‘Safe’

Auto safety advocates have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), alleging that a settlement between the regulatory agency, General Motors and two used car dealers puts car buyers at “the risk of injury or death caused by the defective vehicles.” The settlement, announced last year, allows used car dealers to advertise cars […]

Tallying Up the Cost of a Knee Injury

There are a number of ways you can hurt your knee. You can extend your tendons too far, resulting in a strain or sprain, you can tear the menisci – the shock-absorbing padding between the lower and upper leg bones – resulting in swelling and stiffness, or you can build up fluid in your knee […]