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Earlier this year, University Hospitals of Cleveland was featured in the national news, but not in a good way. University Hospitals transplanted a kidney into the wrong patient. Two patients had been waiting for a kidney. Patient one received the kidney that was intended for patient two. The good news is that patient one turned out to […]

Work injuries are incredibly common in the US, as are work-related deaths. In fact, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), there were a total of 4.64 million (medically consulted) injuries in the US in 2019. It’s important to understand your rights to compensation if you ever find yourself sustaining your own injury while at work. So, […]

Ridesharing, or rideshare, has become one of the most popular forms of transportation globally, especially in large U.S. cities like San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and many more. In fact, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have collectively made 11 billion trips in the United States since they launched in 2009 (Uber) and 2012 (Lyft). Uber made […]

  The short answer is it depends. Of course, your insurance company may choose not to renew your policy for many reasons. Among those reasons are tickets, accidents or other information which demonstrates that you are a high-risk individual who is likely to make a claim. (Remember insurance companies only make money by taking your […]

Premises liability is a concept in the legal field that usually arises in personal injury cases where an injury was caused by a type of unsafe or faulty condition on one’s property. Many personal injury cases are built on negligence, and premises liability cases are no exception. What is Premises Liability Law? Premises liability law refers to the legal […]

Each day, more than 130 Americans lose their lives to opioid overdoses and many more struggle with opioid addiction. Over the past 20 years, the deregulation of laws controlling the prescribing of opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain by the state medical boards has led to substantial increases in opioid use. Opioids are substances that […]

There are several elements of damages that courts allow plaintiffs to recover when they are the victim of a personal injury. Pain and suffering and mental anguish are in a category called general damages. Lost wages and medical expenses are called special damages. The value of general damages in most personal injury cases are determined […]

Most insurance contracts require that you as the insured must cooperate with your own insurance company when a claim is filed. This means that if your own insurance company contacts you, you will likely have to discuss the accident with them. However, if you have already retained an attorney by the time you are contacted […]

Personal injury lawsuits are legal disputes that occur when one person suffers harm from either an injury or accident, and someone else may be held legally responsible for that harm. Personal injury claims involve two main issues: liability and damages. If you can connect the dots between these two, meaning that the defendant is liable for […]

In a nutshell, a wrongful death lawsuit consists of an act by an individual resulting in the death of a person. The death may follow as either an intentional or accidental action, and the deceased person’s estate may find themselves eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In order to recover from a wrongful death suit, a variety […]

What is a Contingency Fee? A contingency fee is just like it sounds. It is a fee that is paid contingent upon money being awarded. If no money is obtained by the lawyer in the case, then the client does not owe the lawyer a fee. If a monetary award is obtained, either through settlement […]

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), more than 500, 000 trucking accidents happen in the United States every year, with approximately 5, 000 per year resulting in death. Large trucks are defined as trucks weighing an excess of 10, 000 lbs. and are regulated by the FMCSA, which was established in 2000. […]