Do I Have a Claim if I Was Not Wearing a Helmet in My Motorcycle Accident?

You can still sue and recover damages for your motorcycle accident injuries, even if you were not wearing a helmet. There are many factors involved. The fact that you were not wearing a helmet can make it very difficult to recover compensation in some states, and it may reduce the amount of money you receive. […]

Defective Appliances Can Cause House Fires

It sounds like a scene out of Maximum Overdrive. You hear noise in the kitchen, and when you go to investigate, the microwave has turned on all on its own, electricity arcing inside until it cracks the turntable and scorches the bottom of the oven. But it’s not fiction. According to Consumer Reports, that is […]

Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

Brachial plexus birth injuries are usually preventable, meaning most are the result of medical negligence. Brachial plexus injury is not life-threatening, and does not affect the brain, but it can cause life-time impairment. The injury affects the ability to use the shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers. Parents are often told that brachial plexus injuries are […]

Airbag Injuries

Airbags save thousands of lives each year, but they can also cause very serious injuries. Although it rarely happens, airbags have killed children and adults. Older airbags were more dangerous, but even today’s improved airbags can cause very serious injuries. If you have suffered airbag injuries, it can make your auto accident claim more complicated. […]

Do I Have a Car Accident Claim if I Was Not Wearing a Seat Belt?

Yes, you can still recover compensation, even if you were not wearing a seat belt when your car accident occurred. Many people are under the impression that you can’t, and the insurance companies love it when accident victims believe that failure to wear a seat belt bars their claim. Each state is different. In some […]

Motorcycle Accident Spinal Cord Injuries

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) motorcycle accidents are the second leading cause of spinal cord injury. The cost of living with a spinal cord injury varies according to the level and severity of injury, but even for those with minimal impairment, the lifetime cost will typically be over $1million. Motorcycle […]

Fire Prevention and Preparation

Fire prevention education and a solid evacuation plan are important for families and businesses alike. To give you an idea of just how important, according to the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), in 2013 there was a civilian fire injury every 33 minutes and a civilian fire death every two hours and 42 minutes. Education […]

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Need from Me in Order to Provide the Best Possible Representation?

Choosing an experienced and highly-skilled personal injury attorney is essential to winning maximum compensation in your case, but you may be surprised to learn how much you can affect your attorney’s ability to help you. What you do and don’t do after an accident or injury can seriously harm or destroy your case, even with […]

Tort Report: Understanding Legal Terms

A tort is a type of civil action in which an injured person (sometimes multiple injured people) sues another person or entity that caused the injury. These are often called negligence or personal injury cases. When dealing with a tort case, you may run into several terms that are new to you. Use the list below to […]