Railroad worker injuries and the Federal Employers Liability Act
October 29, 2016
Since 1908, when Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act, railroad workers have enjoyed protection in the form of legal recovery if they are injured on the job.
Almost all types of railroad jobs are covered, even those jobs that are not directly around trains. Claims by a railroad accident lawyer can be brought against any railroad employer or as a suit in state or federal courts. [...] read more
The 4 elements of proving fault in a wrongful death case
October 22, 2016
When a person dies due to another person’s wrongful or negligent acts, that sets the stage for a wrongful death claim to be filed. A wrongful death attorney will need to prove four main elements in a case to allow the family of the deceased to be able to collect damages.
Duty – To be found liable, a defendant must have owed the deceased a duty of due care. Due care will vary from case t [...] read more
What to look for in nursing home negligence
October 15, 2016
When older people move into nursing home facilities, despite the fact that they may be experiencing deteriorating physical or mental conditions, they have a reasonable right to expect they will be well cared for. Most of the time, that’s the case.
However, there are instances where nursing homes to do not measure up and can actually cause harm to the people they are entrusted to care for. [...] read more
An overview of defective product lawsuits
October 8, 2016
If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective product, you may have a strong case to collect damages as a result. Although laws vary by state, a manufacturer or a seller of a product is liable if the product is deemed unreasonably dangerous and results in injury to its users.
A product can be classified as defective in three possible ways:
Design defect – This [...] read more
Proving negligence in a truck accident case
September 24, 2016
In most all cases, accidents involving commercial trucks are catastrophic due to the size and the weight of the vehicles that are involved.
Property damage is more significant.Serious injuries are more prevalent. And the consequences are more severe, especially if the freight on the truck is hazardous or flammable.
If you’re a victim in an accident involving a truck, and you’ve sustained [...] read more
The steps in settling a car accident case
September 17, 2016
In accidents involving medium to severe injuries, it’s probably in your best financial and legal interests to hire a car accident lawyer. Although a vast majority of cases never make it to trial, a lawyer can be an effective asset to help you recover what you are owed.
Because it’s generally recognized that trials are time consuming and expensive, most car accident cases are resolved thro [...] read more