Personal Injury Lawyer

Spinal Chord Injury

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 15:19
Spinal cord injury pertains to damage to an individual’s spinal cord resulting in mobility or functioning loss. Among the common causes of this personal injury type include injuries that result from trauma in car accidents, slips and falls, gunshots and some diseases. It can be a devastating, life changing experience for the injured person and their dependents. Following a spinal injury, the likelihood of a full recovery is very small and in certain cases, the effects of the spinal cord injury will affect them for the rest of their lives.

Joint Liability

Submitted by Norman on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 16:10

One of the key elements in any civil case is determining who is liable and to what degree they are responsible for the plaintiff's injuries. Most of the time it is easy to arbitrate who is liable as, more often than not, only a single person or entity is responsible for the harm caused.

However, there are times when more than one individual or institution is shown to be liable and this is where joint liability comes in. In essence, joint liability is when two or more individuals or institutions are considered to be responsible for any injury caused to the plaintiff.

Toxic and Chemical Exposure

Submitted by Norman on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 11:36

It is quite hard to figure out whether an injury/sickness suffered is related to exposure to toxic substances or chemical exposure.

In the United States, the term “toxic tort” is used to depict an increasing area of the law that covers issues as diverse as lead poisoning, tobacco, asbestos, contaminated groundwater exposure, toxic mold, medical devices and prescription medication. While federal and state governments move forward for tort reform to limit toxic tort litigations from flaring up in the court systems, toxic tort cases keep on expanding into new areas.

Personal Injury Claims and Sports Injuries

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/06/2010 - 10:18

Sports injuries are covered by the personal injury laws in the US, but in different ways. One thing that you have to remember is that sports carry some amount of risk and hence getting compensation for these injuries, or even proving that someone has caused intentional harm or harm due to negligence, can be very difficult to do.

Personal Injury Claim; Common Mistakes Made When Making A Claim

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/06/2010 - 10:12

When you are trying to get compensation for a personal injury that you have suffered, you have to be careful because the authorities are going to look extremely closely into all the facts of the case before they can release any compensation. The following are some of the common mistakes people make when or before they make a personal injury claim.

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making A Personal Injury Claim

Submitted by Norman on Tue, 08/03/2010 - 09:26

Severe injuries impact every aspect of a victim's life. From the most obvious impacts of pain and suffering to lost wages and difficulty paying mortgage and medical bills, your life may be turned completely upside down. The primary focus of your time and energy should be in recovery, but the reality of trying to keep up with bills may interfere with that recovery. If your injury is caused by negligence on the part of another individual or company, you may consider suing them for the cost of your recovery.

Auto Accidents

Submitted by Norman on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 16:14
One of the major causes of personal injury is automobile accidents. Sometimes these accidents are due to hazardous conditions, and, at other times, the negligence of other drivers. This negligence includes include things such as running a red light or stop sign, or following too closely, resulting in rear ending. The defining factor is that a driver took action, or did not take action, resulting in another person's injury.

Trends In Personal Injury law

Submitted by Norman on Mon, 07/26/2010 - 11:49

A number of different trends can be found in Personal Injury law these days. These are all trends that are influencing how judges and lawyers handle different Personal Injury cases. Therefore, it is a good idea to be aware of what these trends are and in this article we hope to help you know a little bit more about them and how they may affect your Personal Injury claim.

Connecticut Attorney named new head of Traumatic Brain Injury Group of the American Association for Justice.

Submitted by Norman on Tue, 07/20/2010 - 09:36
Personal Injury

Personal injury lawyer Stewart M. Casper of Stamford, Connecticut, has been named the new chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Group of the American Association for Justice.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is the new name of the group formerly known as the American Trial Lawyers Association.