How does cell phone use affect the probability of an accident?

The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Eleven teens die each day as a result of texting and driving in the United States. Take a look at the different types of distractions and tips to avoid them. First, let’s look at the three main […]

How do I Prove “Pain and Suffering” After an Accident?

“Pain and suffering” is a legal term that refers to the wide range of injuries that someone may suffer as the result of an accident.  While there is the obvious pain from physical injuries, an accident victim may also suffer from less visible emotional distress like persistent fear, anxiety or depression, inconvenience, and even loss […]

What is a Letter of Protection?

Sometimes an accident victim does not have health insurance, and while they may have PIP or medical payment coverage for medical bills, those benefits may not be sufficient to cover all medical expenses following a serious accident.  In addition, auto insurance companies will not reimburse medical expenses as they are incurred, but instead wait until […]

Can I Recover Damages from a Dog Bite Injury?

If you are injured by a dog bite, it is important to seek medical attention and get the proper care for your injuries as soon as possible.  Be sure to thoroughly document all medical treatment and expenses associated with your injuries.  Next you should try to gather all the relevant information you can, including the […]

Do I really need to see the doctor after my motorcycle accident?

Yes, definitely!  Even if you feel totally fine, it is very unusual to walk away from a motorcycle accident completely unhurt. While you may not have any major visible injuries, you could have an internal injury that may take days or even weeks to become known. You may not feel immediate effects or symptoms from […]

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit for my injured family member or loved one?

There are some limited circumstances under which you may file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of your family member or loved one who has suffered a serious injury. These include the following situations: ~ Child: the injured person is a child and you are his parent or legal guardian; ~ Death: you may be […]

What are premises liability cases?

A premises liability claim arises when there is an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property that results in personal injury.  To prevail in a premises liability case, the injured person must prove that the owner of the property was negligent with respect to ownership or maintenance of the premises. Generally, negligence means that the […]