Three Hurdles Your Workers’ Compensation Claim May Have to Overcome

If you have been injured on the job, you should qualify for compensation under your employer's workers' compensation insurance. Unfortunately, your employer as well as their insurer have a vested monetary interest in not paying your claim. Although there are steps you can take if they choose to go this route, here are a few reasons that claims are denied the first time around. Avoid these and you have a better chance of being approved. Read More 

Negligence And Personal Injury: Critical Information For The Accused

If you've been accused of negligence that caused or contributed to a personal injury, you may not know what legal options you have or how the laws even apply to your particular case. Fortunately, personal injury attorneys (and, if necessary criminal attorneys) are just as skilled at defending these cases as they are at prosecuting them. But the more you understand about negligence-based personal injuries in advance, the more easily you can prepare your defense. Read More 

Can You Sue For HIPPA Violations?

Medical data is extremely personal, and exposure of this private information can have a significantly negative impact on an individual's life. That's one of the reasons why the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPPA) was put in place to hold people and agencies with access to sensitive medical data responsible for protecting patient privacy. While HIPPA laws provide the federal government with the ability to levy civil and criminal penalties against violators, many victims of data breaches wonder if they can use these same laws to sue for personal injury damages related to exposure of their medical data. Read More 

2 Things To Know If You Had A Miscarriage From A Car Accident

Going through a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident can take time and be confusing, especially if this is the first time you have ever gone through something like this. One of the confusing parts of a personal injury case can involve the types of compensation you might be entitled to afterwards, especially if you suffered a miscarriage from the accident. If you can prove the other driver was at fault for the accident, you should have no problem winning your case; however, you will have to also prove the accident caused the miscarriage if you want compensation for that too. Read More 

Birth Injury: Is Your Doctor At Fault?

If your child suffered permanent or expensive injuries because of birth trauma, or if they are born with a birth defect, one of the first things you might think is that your caregiver-- the obstetrician or other supervising doctor-- is to blame. While this is sometimes the case, there are instances where doctors are not liable for damages. Because proving fault in birth injury cases in very complex, there are a few things you should know about them in order to determine whether or not your doctor will be the defendant in your lawsuit, if there is actually another responsible party, or if the injury was unavoidable or unpreventable in nature. Read More