How Social Media Can Impact Your Injury Lawsuit

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Many different factors can influence your case. One example is social media. The insurance company can use what you post online against you. This could potentially reduce the amount of money you can receive. Here are some ways that social media can impact your … Continue reading “How Social Media Can Impact Your Injury Lawsuit”

The Effects of Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are among the most common injuries that occur during a car accident. One example is dashboard knee, more formally known as a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury. This occurs when a person’s bent knees hit the dashboard. The collision can push the shinbone in just below the knee and cause the PCL to tear. The most common cause of this injury is when a vehicle is rear-ended. Other common knee injuries during a … Continue reading “The Effects of Knee Injuries”

How Does Pure Comparative Negligence Work?

Negligence is a central element in personal injury lawsuits. In the case of car accidents, this can be even more complicated. In some situations, the plaintiff may have contributed to the accident to some degree. This doesn’t mean that you can’t recover damages if you were partially at-fault. Arizona is a pure comparative negligence state and knowing how this works can help you understand the factors that can influence your case. If you would like … Continue reading “How Does Pure Comparative Negligence Work?”

What is Premises Liability?

There are many different types of personal injury cases. Those that relate to dangerous property are in the category of premises liability. If an injury arises due to a property owner’s negligence, it can be grounds for a lawsuit. When Does Premises Liability Apply? A property owner has a duty to reasonably maintain a safe environment for those who enter the premises. This applies to those who are invited onto the property, either directly or … Continue reading “What is Premises Liability?”

The Legal Definition of Negligence

There are many different legal terms that apply to personal injury law. One example is “negligence.” The issue of whether or not an individual was negligent is often at the heart of a case. As a result, understanding the legal definition of negligence can be helpful. This will give a better idea of the factors that may influence your legal situation after an injury. The Basic Definition of Negligence The simplest definition of negligence is … Continue reading “The Legal Definition of Negligence”

Determining if Surgical Complications Resulted from Malpractice

Surgical complications are possible during any procedure. In the majority of cases, they are not anyone’s fault. Even when medical professionals do everything correctly, unexpected outcomes can occur after a surgery. However, there are also circumstances when the negligence of a health care worker contributed to patient injury or death. If you or a loved one suffered complications after surgery and suspect medical malpractice was a factor, our lawyers can help. Here is some more … Continue reading “Determining if Surgical Complications Resulted from Malpractice”

Car Accident Injuries That Take Time to Appear

Approximately 3 million Americans are injured in automobile accidents every year. While many crashes are minor, many include broken bones, devastating and debilitating head or back trauma, and even death. It is not uncommon for pain after an accident to take a while to manifest. You may not even know you have a serious car accident injuries until days or weeks later. Why Some Injuries Take Time to Manifest When you are in a car … Continue reading “Car Accident Injuries That Take Time to Appear”

Erb’s Palsy Causes and Impacts

Erb’s palsy is a type of injury that occurs most often during birth, although similar effects are possible due to trauma later in life. Depending on the severity of the damage, it can be permanent. If your child suffered Erb’s palsy due to medical malpractice or if you sustained this injury as a result of an accident, our personal injury lawyers can help. What is Erb’s Palsy? The brachial plexus is a network of nerves … Continue reading “Erb’s Palsy Causes and Impacts”

Common Types of Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can occur due to accidents, repetitive use, or chronic medical conditions. No matter the cause, shoulder problems can be painful and may interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks. Here are some of the most common types of shoulder injuries: Dislocated Shoulder A dislocation is when your shoulder rotates or is pulled back too far and your arm bone pops out of the socket. This can lead to pain and swelling as … Continue reading “Common Types of Shoulder Injuries”

What Makes Semi-Truck Crashes Different

Semi-trucks log more hours and travel more miles on Arizona highways than most passenger automobiles. When a large truck crashes into a smaller vehicle, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are the ones most likely to suffer. The statistics from 2018 are staggering. According to an analysis of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 11% of all motor vehicle crash deaths that year occurred in large truck accidents. In semi-truck crashes, 96% … Continue reading “What Makes Semi-Truck Crashes Different”