dog bite injuries

Dog Bite Victims Be War: Not All Dog Breeds Are Covered By Homeowner’s Insurance

Dogs are generally cute animals that tend to make a good companion for just about anyone. However, these animals are not always friendly. They can bite and they can attack. They can cause real injury to the victims. Each day, approximately 1,000 Americans require emergency care for dog bite injuries. Unfortunately, the majority of these dog bite victims (according to statistics, 81%) are young children. If you have been...

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common signs of elder abuse

Different Types of Elder Abuse & Their Warning Signs

Abuse of the elderly can take a variety of different forms. Some types of elder abuse involve intimidation or threats against the elderly, some involve neglect, and others involve financial scams and exploitation. Sometimes abuse of elders comes at the hands of their own family members, and other times the abuse comes at the hands of nursing home facilities or paid caregivers. Categories of elder abuse also include involuntary...

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Car Accident Attorney

When Should Senior Citizens Stop Getting Behind the Wheel?

Having your driver’s license represents a sense of personal freedom and independence. For many young individuals, getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage. However, driving can be a dangerous activity for many older adults and it can pose difficulties knowing when it is time for them to voluntarily give up their driving privileges. Panic or confusion can easily result in a catastrophic car accident for older adults....

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whiplash injury claim

Whiplash: The Silent, Yet Painful Auto Accident Injury

One of the most common injuries sustained in auto accidents is whiplash. As common as whiplash may be, it is also considered a silent injury in that the whiplash symptoms are often not immediately apparent. Whiplash injuries are generally very underestimated by both the injured victims, as well as the insurance company paying out on the claim. Most of us mistakenly believe that whiplash is not a serious injury,...

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teacher abuse

The Expensive Price Tag For Missing Warnings of Teacher Abuse

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second largest school system, has been plagued in recent years by a series of lawsuits for missing indications of teacher misconduct. In some cases, this even includes continuing to employ teachers and staff who were under a cloud, or ignored or overlooked direct complaints of abuse and/or sexual assault. This has resulted in massive payouts surpassing $300 million in just the...

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car accident attorney

Determining Fault In a Multiple Car Crashes

Getting into an accident is bad enough – but getting involved in an accident that involves multiple vehicles can be even more stressful. Unfortunately, multiple motor vehicle accidents rarely end well. One party always ends up hurt or even worse. One of the most difficult aspects of a multiple car accident is determining who is at fault. In most states, laws and rules have been enacted to determine who...

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dangers of distracted driving

What To Do If You Injured In a Distracted Driving Accident

There are a lot of distractions that can vie for our attention while behind the wheel. The cell phone can ring. We can get a text or email that may require our “immediate” attention. The kids can demand our attention. The radio station may need to be changed so we can find a song that we prefer. We may be running late and need to apply make up in...

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personal Injury claim

What Is a Release In a Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured in an accident, it is easy to get overwhelmed with documents from the insurance company. Documents can include simple correspondence, requests for information, or more importantly releases. These latter documents are important because they are an attempt to release the liable party from certain responsibilities. Although releases are not an unusual part of the personal injury claim process, it is imperative that you do not...

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personal injury attorney

Factors To Consider Before the Insurance Company Personal Injury Settlement

When you have suffered serious injuries in an accident, the damage can go far beyond physical pain and suffering. Amongst other lingering effects, you may incur a loss of wages, loss of independence, feelings of depression, and even suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. As a victim of a personal injury, it can be difficult handling the overwhelming legal process when you are hurt, in pain and are attempting...

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Injuries Caused By Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Accidents

Fighting the Insurance Defenses In Pedestrian Accident Cases

Walking is an integral part of our every day lives. We walk to the store. We walk to a friend’s house. We walk as a form of exercise. We walk to relieve stress. We walk to work. Some of us may walk more than others; but nevertheless, we all walk every day. Walking may not seem like a dangerous activity, but it can be. In the blink of an...

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