personal injury attorney

What You Don't Know About Premise Liability!

Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 12th, 2011


Just about everyone is familiar with the scenario of someone being injured on a property and suing the property owner. For instance, someone may slip and fall, hurting themselves and then call a personal injury attorney to represent them in court against the property owner. This is a very common type of claim and is one of the ways that injured parties can hold property owners responsible for not maintaining a safe environment. However, there are other ways that property owners can be held liable.

What You May Not Know About Medical Malpractice!

Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 5th, 2011

Much as is the case with psychology, there is something of a popular understanding of medical malpractice that doesn't quite line up with what the term actually means. Malpractice claims have to do with a doctor taking you on as a patient, accepting that they have a duty to provide you with healthcare and failing in their duty. When this is the case, patients have the right to talk to a lawyer and see if there was some sort of medical negligence involved. Medical negligence, however, is not necessarily what people like to think it is.

Overwhelmed with Dealing with Social Security Claims? Why it's Time to Hire a Lawyer.

Submitted by Anonymous on Feb 15th, 2011

Social security is there to make sure that, if the worst happens, all of us have some way of surviving. Survivor benefits ensure that families don't go bankrupt when the breadwinner in the family dies. If you get disabled, it's designed to provide a safety net to prevent you from being out on the street without a roof over your head or food on your table. In some cases, however, this agency can be extremely difficult to deal with. This is one of the largest of all government bureaucracies and, because of that, you're at risk of being denied benefits for very specious reasons.

If you think about it, part of what an attorney does best is understand complex bureaucracies and how they relate to the people they're supposed to serve. An attorney also understands the rights their clients enjoy and works to make sure that those rights are asserted when appropriate. To make sure that you're not being denied benefits to which you have a right by the Social Security Administration, you should contact an attorney.

Work Injuries and Regulations

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 9th, 2010

There are regulations designed to keep workplaces and the people who work in them safe. These are mostly administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). There are also specialty branches of this regulatory agency, such as the branch that works with mine safety. State regulations come into play at most worksites, as well. Employers have to follow these rules and regulations to keep their employees safe and, when they don’t comply, injuries sometimes result. In some cases, people are killed.

Filing a Lawsuit Over a Work Injury

Submitted by jrlaw on Oct 5th, 2010

Employers have a duty to provide their employees with a safe work environment. In some cases, they may shirk this duty, resulting in their employees becoming injured or even killed. These are the types of cases that can be handled by a personal injury attorney. There are detailed laws and regulations that cover working conditions and, when they are broken and someone is hurt, you have a right to seek compensation from the employer. Some of these cases become egregious and the negligence exhibited by some companies is simply amazing.

When companies fail to adequately train personnel for their jobs, they create a situation where it’s very likely that those personnel could injure themselves or their coworkers. These cases sometimes result in death. Even in these extreme circumstances, you have the ability to seek a civil suit against the offending company. A wrongful death lawyer can handle such cases. They won’t be intimidated by the company and they won’t take a settlement unless it’s adequate to cover your pain and suffering due to the loss of your loved one. There have been many successful suits filed against employers who have put their workers at undue risk.

Can I Afford a Car Wreck Attorney?

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 7th, 2010

If you’ve been injured in a Dallas car accident, you should explore your legal options. There are several different ways that you can get representation for such claims. While lawyers are usually thought of as being very expensive professionals—and this is true, to an extent—there are some that you can hire whether or not you have any money at all. This arrangement is called a contingency. The contingency part of the arrangement covers compensation. The lawyer only gets paid if they manage to win your case or an appropriate settlement.

Legal fees can be intimidating, but it’s important to consider the costs of being in a car wreck when calculating the total expenses. Your property is likely going to be damaged and you may have injuries to your body, as well. In some cases, these injuries may be long-term and may cause problems with work and your life in general. A car wreck attorney is a specialist who works with these claims. They can help you arrive at an appropriate dollar figure to cover your pain and suffering, as well as your expenses, and help you to seek that compensation in court.

Hot under the Collar? Chemical Burns in the Work Place

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 25th, 2010

Who is Responsible for Chemical Burns at Work?
It is an unfortunate truth, but most people have to work and, on top of that, some jobs come with a certain degree of personal injury risk. One such potential hazard is that of chemical burns. Some workers are required to work with or around dangerous substances. Some of the more common workplace chemicals are paint removers, lye, cleaning products, cement mix and battery acid, but the full list is far more extensive. There are regulations set in place for dealing with such materials, but there are times when accidents or unexpected incidents do occur and can result in a burn injury for the worker.
In the workplace, it is essential that employees are educated on the dangers of substances that they may be working with or around. They must be informed of the steps necessary to maintain safety. Chemical burns are extremely serious and often do more damage than burns from heat. According  they can cause scarring, eye damage, blindness, seizures, numbness and even death. Burns are not limited to the outside of the body; if toxic fumes are inhaled they can cause burns in the airway as well.

The Seriousness of Spinal Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 5th, 2010

The Seriousness of Spinal Injuries

Your spinal cord is the nerve center of your body. Essentially the nerves along the spinal cord are the gateway of communication between your brain and all of the rest of your body. According to Medicine, the spinal cord allows your brain to communicate with your arms, legs, stomach, chest and organs. Nerves along the spinal cord are also responsible for your ability to feel pain, discomfort or temperature.

When spinal injuries occur, these nerves may become damaged. Unfortunately, the spinal cord cannot repair itself and the nerves and tissue do not regenerate when damaged. Thus, when the spinal cord is injured, the affected nerves stop functioning permanently. If the affected nerves are those responsible for controlling your organs, death can result. If the nerves impact the limbs, then you may become paralyzed.

Spinal injuries can be complete or incomplete. When a complete spinal injury occurs, you will lose all feeling and function everywhere on your body below the site of the injury. If the injury is high enough on the spinal cord, this means you may become a quadriplegic and lose feeling in both of your arms and legs. If the spinal injury is incomplete, you may have some ability to function or feel pain, but ability will be impaired.

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