In a 2015 statement by Dr. Mark Pagnano, the chairman of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota), the number of hip replacements performed in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. While many believe this to be a result of the aging population, with more than 46.2 million seniors over the age of 65 in… Read More »
The untimely death of a friend or loved one is an incredibly confusing time. In addition to facing permanent loss, there are sudden, unexpected expenses to meet and, generally speaking, less or no money coming in to pay these bills. When most people seek legal assistance in a wrongful death situation, they have moved past the first stage… Read More »
There are times when a person sues for a personal injury and is awarded ridiculous amount of money and then others when someone is not compensated fairly at all. Unfortunately, when it comes to personal injury lawsuits there is not always black and white but a lot of gray areas, especially if the case goes to trial.
In the summer of 2015, a jury awarded over $20 million to a mother whose son was killed in San Bernardino while crossing an uncontrolled five lane highway to reach the only school bus stop near his home. The San Bernardino injury attorneys representing his family in the wrongful death claim alleged that requiring a young student to… Read More »
In many lawsuits, conducting hearings for a verdict by the judge or jury in court may not be feasible for the plaintiff, defendant, and the legal department. During such situations, alternative dispute resolutions, such as arbitration and mediation, have become increasingly popular as they help save time and resources that are required for a courtroom trial.
In every type of case, a party must prove his or her claim to a certain standard. In civil cases the injured party must prove the elements of a claim by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that the party seeking relief must show that it is more likely than not that each element of the claim… Read More »
“Were you or someone you loved …?” This is the way the commercials usually start. Late night television has never been so ripe with attorneys letting you know exactly how to join a class action lawsuit against a drug manufacturer. By the time the commercial airs, the lawsuit is already in full swing. The lawsuit is filed, the… Read More »
Successful attorneys are faced with much more than simply proving the facts of their case. Since the ultimate goal in jury trials is to convince jurors that your client is either innocent, or the defense’s client is guilty, there are psychological factors that must be considered to win the battle of persuasion. Here, we are going to discuss… Read More »
Product liability? Very difficult claim to prove. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has definitely helped many plaintiffs make their case. Most namely, the NHTSA has investigated many product liability claims involving the manufacturing of automobiles.
Personal injury law, or tort law, empowers an injured person to go to civil court and get legal remedy for damages and injuries received in an incident or accident caused by someone else’s negligence. It allows the injured to get compensated financially, when he or she has been hurt by someone else’s faulty or deliberate actions.