Liability and Airbnb

When traveling, many people are finding that there is no better way to get accommodations than to use Airbnb. Renters and homeowners can use their property to make some extra money – either to subsidize the rent or to save some extra holiday cash – and vacationers looking to save a buck can use Airbnb […]

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 […]

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, […]

Auto Safety Regulations: Are They Safe Enough for You?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has often mandated improved safety features such as airbags for newly manufactured vehicles. Currently, the NHTSA is negotiating on the newest lineup of non-mandated safety features which includes automatic emergency braking systems, backup cameras, electronic stability control, ejection mitigation, occupant crash protection, and roof crush resistance. Despite clear evidence […]

Hit and Run Accidents

Hit and runs are more common than we’d like to think. Throughout the country, this type of accident occurs with increased frequency. Between 2009 and 2011, there was a 13.7 percent increase in hit and run accidents. And the problem is more severe in metropolitan areas, especially those with extremely dense traffic. Los Angeles, for […]

What Is Preemption?

After Diane Levine had her forearm amputated due to a botched intravenous (IV) push, the world was abuzz about a fairly basic concept in tort and personal liability law – a concept known as preemption. Levine, who suffered from migraines, took Demerol for pain and Phenergan for nausea. The Phenergan could be administered in one […]

Leaving the Hospital: What You Should Know

Being discharged from the hospital is often what you look forward to most about your hospital stay. You can finally rest at home without machines beeping constantly and staff waking you for testing and blood draws. However, what you should be aware of is that transitioning from the hospital to home care can be one […]

Preventing Medication Errors: What You Can Do to Help

  Medication errors are a far too common kind of medical malpractice. Errors in the type and dosage of medication can cause serious injury and even death in some patients. A recent Penn State survey reported that one-third of respondents in Pennsylvania had experienced a preventable medication error themselves or in their family. Although you […]