In the United States, the private sector reported around 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of Mississippi. Workplace injuries are surprisingly common in the U.S., and they often leave workers to wonder what they should do next.
Taking time off work to help you recover from injuries suffered at your place of work can be a difficult time, and not for the reasons you’d think. Taking time off work to recover can in the longer term cause your monthly income to be reduced. This then causes money worries and the stress that then follows because… Read More »
A will is the document by which we carry out final decisions, but what happens if the integrity of that document is in doubt, or if descendants question the mental capacity of the maker of the will? These are tough questions that ultimately can lead to a will contest. A will challenge is the legal process by which… Read More »
On Halloween night in 2004, Alexandra Van Horn, Lisa Torti, and some friends decided to go out to a bar near Northridge, California for some drinks. On the way home, Van Horn and Torti were in two different cars, and the driver of Van Horn’s car lost control and crashed into a light pole at approximately 45 miles… Read More »
Have you ever been driving in your air-conditioned car on a hot summer day and seen a construction worker toiling away in 90-degree heat? You probably wondered how someone could work in those grueling conditions for so long and not get deathly ill.
As a personal injury attorney in New York, I see it all too often. A client has suffered serious injuries in a car accident. Another party is at fault. I make a claim against the responsible party’s insurance carrier. The problem is, the policy coverage is a bare minimum. It doesn’t matter how severe the injuries are, or… Read More »
A dog attack or bite is a specific type of personal injury. According to statistics from the CDC, as many as four million people sustain dog bites every year in the United States. A dog bite can be very serious if not dealt with properly, both medically and legally. There are specific things that you need to do… Read More »
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological reaction to a traumatic event. It is a condition that can range in severity, but when it’s serious enough it can interfere with an individual’s ability to perform the basic functions of life. It can also adversely affect their quality of life. There is no question that automobile accidents can be traumatic,… Read More »
Just as vehemently as anti-abortion advocates fight for a fetus’s right to life, those who believe in being able to die with dignity continue to fight for right-to-die laws. In Washington DC, up until recently, it has been legal for a person to take their own life with outside assistance.
It is easy to understand why some people receive higher quality healthcare than others. For example, we know that a higher income makes it easier to afford more doctor visits, more preventative screenings and more medicines. Your age, too, might be a factor. Younger people not only need less healthcare, in general, but they might also be taken… Read More »