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What Car Accident Victims Need to Know About the 3 Categories of Distracted Driving

On your daily drives, you may excuse a certain level of distraction. You may not think it’s dangerous for you to adjust the radio, check your navigation system, or chat with your passengers. But when these activities last too long or go to excess, they can cause traffic accidents, many of which result in injuries… Read More »

The 3 Most Common Late-Appearing Car Accident Injuries

In the United States, car accidents cause an average of 2.35 million injuries and permanent disabilities every year. Many of these injuries are apparent at the scene of the accident, such as lacerations or broken bones. However, many car accident injuries don’t show up immediately after the collision. These injuries, often called “late-appearing injuries,” could… Read More »

After a Car Accident: Critical Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Yourself Physically and Legally

If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you know how emotionally, physically, and financially devastating the incident can be. The first few minutes after the accident are often filled with mixed emotion, and your first instinct might be to jump out of the car and confront the other driver or apologize for causing… Read More »

Preventable Medical Errors Are on the Rise: Learn More About the Dangers You Face

Data over an eight-year period collected by safety experts at Johns Hopkins have calculated that more than 250,000 people die each year due to preventable medical errors. Preventable medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the US. It’s highly likely that there are even more people seriously injured as a result of the… Read More »

What You Need to Know About Slip and Fall Fractures

Slips, trips, and falls are one of the most common causes of injury in the United States. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), falls account for almost nine million emergency room visits on average over the course of a year. Fall incidents can generally cause a number of injuries, including strains and sprains, traumatic… Read More »

Do You Have a Car Accident Personal Injury Claim? 5 Factors That Determine You Do

In the aftermath of a car accident, you have a lot to take care of. You may need to repair or replace your vehicle, find alternate transportation for work and daily errands, and file a claim with your insurance company. If you have injuries, your duties become even more complex because you must also seek… Read More »

3 Steps to Receive Just Compensation in Your Dog Bite Case

We’ve all heard that dogs are a man’s best friend. Whether you grew up reading “Lassie” or watching “Old Yeller,” you know that many dogs are loyal, true friends who can put themselves in harm’s way to protect the humans who care for them. If you’re a dog owner yourself, you obviously love and care… Read More »

When Anesthesia Causes You Pain

Unfortunately, anesthesia errors are common. While some are minor, non-life threatening mistakes, others can lead to injury, paralysis and even death. Ironically, anesthesia is the very medicine used to numb pain. Many medical malpractice cases involving anesthesia occur because of inexperience and negligence. In New Jersey, a Department of Health (NJDOH) regulation requires anesthesiologists to… Read More »

Injuries from Sports in School

Has your child suffered injury while participating in a school-sanctioned sports activity including practice sessions and games? Schools are rarely held liable, simply because the injuries aren’t serious. In fact, many claims against schools, coaches and teachers for sports injuries lack merit or are just plain frivolous. However, you may have a case if your… Read More »

Preexisting Conditions in Medical Malpractice Suits

Courts apply different rules when dealing with a pre-existing condition that was worsened or facilitated by medical malpractice. If, at the time you were treated, there was a possibility that you might suffer an injury regardless of the negligent treatment, then your recovery will often be limited. For example, assume you are having breathing problems… Read More »