Motorcycle Accidents

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Motorcycle Accidents | 0 comments

Riding a motorcycle is often an exciting and romantic idea to many Americans. It means being able to drive the roads with the wind on your face and going faster than most cars can. It is the prospect of the open road that makes the purchase of a motorcycle a thrill that some cannot resist. However, this appeal can also lead to dangerous consequences for motorcyclists.

According to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, motorcycles offer little in the way of safety features. Motorcycles also are often much smaller and lighter than the vehicles with which they collide. This means, as stated on the Hach & Rose, LLP website, that motorcyclists can experience significant injuries in accidents that would be minor to another vehicle. What’s worse is that often these accidents are at no fault of the motorcyclist at all but can leave them with fatal injuries while the driver of the other vehicle may not be injured at all. When this happens, motorcyclists can be entitled to compensation for their suffering.

Motorcycle accidents are often the most terrifying crashes that ever occur. Even with these dangers, the benefits of owning a motorcycle keeps these small and sometimes unsafe vehicles selling. Although some of these accidents are a cause of unfortunate circumstances, many are the result of the negligent and preventable actions of another driver. When this happens, motorcycle accidents are much more likely to injure the motorcyclist. Despite this, motorcycles seem to be an exciting and thrilling part of society that is not going away any time soon.

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Mobile Apps That Can Make Your Life Easier

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

If you have a smart phone, go to the app store—can you count all the apps that are available? Probably not. With the proliferation of a technology run society, we are also seeing an increase in the number of apps available for smart phone users. From Angry Birds to apps that track the number of calories you burn, there seems to be an app for every aspect of our lives.

But what about an app that can make your job easier? There are now apps in which lawyers can communicate with clients through one click on their smart phone. With legal apps for lawyers, attorneys can connect with clients in groundbreaking new ways. Firms can even customize these apps specifically for their firms and specific clients. In ways like these, smart phone apps are being integrated in our daily life in a way like never before.

Technology is an undeniable part of our modern world and is becoming more than just an avenue to call people and play games when we’re bored. As a society, we always have our phones and they don’t ever seem to leave our hands. Companies are taking this technology prominence a step further and allowing law firms to use them to contact their clients easier than ever before. The phrase “there’s an app for that” seems to be becoming more and more true everyday.

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Dangerous Pharmaceuticals and Associated Risks

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Product Liability | 0 comments

It is a terrifying thought—the doctor or surgeon you go to receive help for medical problems can lead to more and sometimes devastating health complications. Increasingly, we are seeing medical malpractice and dangerous drugs lead to birth defects and complications. This can cause lifelong problems for the child due to medical malpractice.

For example, according to the National Injury Law Center website, mothers who take Depakote during pregnancy have a higher risk of giving birth to children with severe birth defects such as Spina Bifida. However, prescription drugs are not the only thing that can lead to birth defects. According to the website of the New York City cerebral palsy lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, medical malpractice can lead to brain injuries during child development that can lead to medical conditions such as cerebral palsy. There has also been cases where medical devices, such as the DaVinci Robot, have caused serious medical complications. Although these examples are devastating to imagine, they are obviously not the only cases that display medical dangers in the US.

Although medical devices and prescription drugs can bring immense benefits to patients, there are also serious risks associated with some and unfortunately can lead to terrible health concerns and birth defects. However, when doctors or the prescription drug company fail to inform you of these risks, you can receive compensation for damages.

When we go to the doctor or order a drug at the pharmacy, we hardly think we will end up with more serious problems that we began with. Sadly, this is sometimes the case and can cause lifelong problems in an individual or a child in the developmental stages. Although no amount of money can make up for some of the medical complications caused, receiving compensation can ensure that you do not suffer further based on the negligence of a company or person.

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The Dangers of Defective Products

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Product Liability | 0 comments

When we go to a store and buy a product, usually the last thing on our mind is inspecting the product for deadly diseases or potentially unsafe aspects of it. Unfortunately, according to Massachusetts personal injury lawyers with Crowe & Mulvey, in many cases, unsafe products make their way on to the very shelves we buy from. We have seen this recently in one of the most popular brands in the United States, Blue Bell. The ice cream was found to contain the bacteria Listeria and Blue Bell products were quickly recalled and pulled from shelves. However, like in many cases, damage had already been done leaving 3 dead from listeriosis.

Unsafe products can have terrible effects on individuals, leading to injuries and, in the worst situations, death. According to the website of Pohl & Berk, LLP attorneys, because manufacturers are expected to create safe products for purchase, when they fail to do so, the company can be held accountable for harm caused by their products.

Unsafe products can not only cause extensive medical bills, but lead to health complications that can last a lifetime. Product recalls are becoming more and more constant in the United States and thus the medical problems that arise with them. When unsafe products cause health and safety problems, the individual can be subject to compensation for their suffering. In fact, according to the website of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., even products that are subjected to recall can cause harm to consumers and thus owe individuals compensation.

It is a terrifying reality that the products we often use everyday can lead to medical problems and even, in some cases, death. When we buy a product, we expect that the company has provided us with a safe and reliable product. When companies do not do this, the distress can be life changing. Even against the biggest companies in the world, individuals should be able to receive compensation for their damages due to an unsafe product.

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Discrimination | 0 comments

We live in a time when the acceptance of a range of sexual orientations seem to be becoming more and more commonplace. In fact, gay marriage is legal in many states in the US with even more on the verge of legalizing it in the coming years.

Yet we see a reoccurring problem…not only is discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation happen in every day live, it happens in the workplace as well. Individuals may find themselves put out of work or being constantly harassed at work based on their sexual orientation, causing emotional and financial distress.

According to a New York City sexual orientation discrimination attorney, although there is no specific law explicitly prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, decisions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prohibit discrimination based on an employee being gay or lesbian. Essentially, this means that if you have been wrongfully terminated or face continued harassment at your workplace, you may be able to take legal action to receive damages and compensation.

Even as the acceptance of a wide array of sexual orientations is increasing in the United States, sexual orientation discrimination is still commonplace even in the workplace. In fact, studies show that 42 percent of gay, lesbian, or bisexual workers experience discrimination in the workplace. This can cause immense emotional and physiological problems for an individual, not to mention the financial distress due to being wrongfully terminated based on their sexual orientation.

Sexual orientation discrimination is never right but continues to happen. Only when individuals know what to do in this situation to receive damages, often needing a lawyer, can some of the emotional and financial burden be lifted off their shoulders.

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Dividing the Assets of an Invalid Will

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Trust & Estate Litigation | 0 comments

Loosing a loved one is a heartbreaking and tragic situation. Already dealing with the emotional strain put on them, many individuals are then forced to deal with the confusing process of separating the assets of the deceased. Even if a will is left, according to the website of the Keystone Law Group, the administration of an estate can be an extremely complicated process especially if multiple heirs are involved.

There can be many reasons that there is no valid will for a deceased loved one—the will was not properly signed in the presence of a legal authority, the will was poorly drafted, and the will fails to properly dispose of their assets. Even more complicated is when there is no will at all. This can cause delays in determining who receives the estate of the deceased and how much they will receive. It is many times left with the spouse or adult children but many issues can make this a less than clear thing to decide.

In a time of such emotional distress, a lawyer is often the only way to deal with this confusing and difficult process. It is not uncommon for disputes to arise among family members that can only be settled legally.

A loved one passing away is one of the hardest events an individual can face in their lives and the long and complicated process of dividing a will can make it even more difficult, especially if the will is invalid or no will was left at all.

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