Slip and fall accidents are quite common in the U.S., accounting for over 21 percent of hospital emergency room visits each year. Slip and fall accidents can occur due to the gross negligence of the property owner, but proving such negligence can be an uphill battle for most people. To receive fair compensation for your slip and fall injuries, you'll need to gather plenty of evidence that clearly and strongly supports your claims. [Read More]
What Should You Bring To Your Initial Meeting With Your Personal Injury Attorney?
You've been injured, you're confident that it is someone else's fault, and you've decided to file a personal injury case against that individual. The first big step is to meet with an attorney and discuss whether or not you actually have a strong case. How prepared you are for that meeting will affect how well it goes. So, make sure you bring all of the following items with you to that first meeting. [Read More]
Is The Nursing Home Responsible For A Loved One's Fall?
Even with the best care, accidents in a nursing home are still possible. When your loved one is injured in a fall, whether the nursing home and its staff can be held accountable depends on several factors. If you are considering legal action for a fall, here is what you need to know. When Is the Nursing Home Liable? Although the fall might have been an accident, there is a possibility that it was preventable. [Read More]
Three Things You Should Always Know About Your Injury Case
If you have retained a lawyer for your personal injury case, it is understandable (and even desirable) that your lawyer will be handling most of the issues associated with your case. This doesn't mean you should sit back and wait for your settlement check. In fact, you should always know these three things about your case: The Current Stage of Your Lawsuit A typical personal injury case starts with the filing of court papers, then the discovery stage, followed by the pretrial motions, then the trial (if there is no out-of-court settlement). [Read More]