When you’ve been damaged by a defective product and are filing a lawsuit, this is called a product liability claim. Filing one of these lawsuits may be your best solution for getting the compensation you deserve after experiencing expensive medical bills and lost wages due to an injury caused by a faulty product. If you’re considering a product liability lawsuit, your first step should be to learn about the different theories of liability that may influence your case and how your claim will be processed. Read about how
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common accidents that a person could potentially suffer. When these accidents occur on a hard surface like a sidewalk, the result can be extensive injuries and costly medical bills. After a slip and fall accident on a sidewalk, it’s likely that you’re considering a lawsuit, which means you need to decide who was liable for your accident. Assigning liability in a slip and fall accident can be a complicated matter, meaning you need to learn more about these cases.
Most people understand the possibility for filing a personal injury lawsuit against an individual. However, many people don’t understand that it may also be possible to file a lawsuit against a city in certain circumstances. If you’ve been injured on city property or by a city employee, then it may be possible for you to bring a lawsuit if you have the right evidence. Since lawsuits against a city are so complicated, it’s important that you learn more about these cases so that you can prepare properly. Discover
Drunk driving accidents are some of the most common car accidents that a person can experience, with over a million of these cases occurring nearly every year. Unfortunately, many of these cases involve pedestrians, and often result in major injuries and, frequently, death. After you or a loved one has been involved in a drunk driving accident as a pedestrian, your best solution to recover may be filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, before filing your lawsuit, it’s important to learn more about these cases and how to
If you’re looking for a fun time in your city, there’s almost no better option than attending a street festival. However, while you’re enjoying all the fun that a street festival has to offer, you need to be aware of the risk of being struck by a vehicle. Unfortunately, it is extremely easy for pedestrians enjoying a street festival to be hit by a car, causing untold damage and expensive medical bills. Before attending any festivals, it is crucial to learn how to avoid accidents and what you
If you work in construction, then you are likely exposed to hazards every single day. However, there is one hazard that you might not be aware of: asbestos. Long-term asbestos exposure can result in major consequences, including a deadly form of cancer known as mesothelioma. Because of the large risk that asbestos poses, your employer is required to protect you from prolonged exposure, and failure to do so may be grounds for a lawsuit. If your health has been impacted due to asbestos exposure and you’re considering either
If you are involved in a car accident, even a minor one, it is important to file a police report. In cases where you are seeking compensation for damages or medical expenses, a police report can help strengthen your personal injury case. Read on to learn about the reasons why a police report is essential if you’ve been in a collision. How Police Reports Can Support Your Case Police reports can be very helpful when negotiating a personal injury settlement. Before making a claim, you should gather any
If you’ve been involved in a collision with a commercial truck, you may be wondering about how you can go about receiving compensation for your injuries and other damages. It’s not always clear who is legally responsible for covering your expenses. Is it the driver or the company that pays? Even in situations where the truck driver was intoxicated and found to be at fault for the accident, they are not always legally liable. In this article, we’ll discuss your options if you’ve been hit by a truck
Car accidents are disruptive. They can jolt you out of your routine, strain your wallet and even cause minor to serious injuries. However, if you have the misfortune of being involved in a car accident, at least you can find comfort in knowing that the at-fault driver’s insurance will cover any necessary medical treatment and repairs for your vehicle. So what happens when you’re hit by a driver that doesn’t have car insurance? This can make a bad situation seem worse. Luckily, there are options. A car accident
If you’ve been involved in a personal injury case, you’ve likely heard the term “medical lien” used quite often. Ultimately, medical liens are pretty common in personal injury settlements and are used to ensure that the party who initially paid for your medical treatment will be paid back. So if you’ve received compensation in your personal injury case, don’t be surprised if the state or federal government, a health insurance company or a hospital makes a claim against your winnings. This is standard practice. We’ll go over what
Maine is one of the many states that does not offer no-fault insurance. About a dozen states use no-fault policies, also known as personal injury protection, which means that the insurance company of each person involved in a car accident will cover its own policyholder. In other words, no-fault states make it so insurance companies will pay for your damages, regardless of who’s at fault for the collision. Maine, however, is a traditional liability coverage state. Under Maine’s laws, the at-fault driver must cover the costs of the
Whiplash is a common injury that people experience after a car accident, especially if they’ve been rear-ended by another driver. Whiplash injuries are typically caused by a sudden back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. The rapid acceleration-deceleration force associated with car accidents can easily cause this sort of unrestrained “whipping” of the head. As you may likely recall from television shows, personal injury claims for whiplash have a reputation of involving dishonest lawyers and clients with neck braces who are simply faking the severity of their injury.