Accident & Injury

Accident and Injury Law typically refers to “tort law" - a civil wrong where one person causes injury to another. The injury suffered by the victim can be to a person’s body, their legal rights or their reputation. Liability for causing harm to someone else revolves around whether the person causing the harm exhibited negligent conduct. Negligence means that a person causing injury did not exercise the reasonable care an ordinary person would use. Common personal injury cases include slip and fall accidents, car accidents, defamation, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, dangerous products (product liability), premises liability, dog bites and construction injuries. The goal of injury or tort law is to try to put the injured party back into the same position they would have been in had the injury not occurred. Monetary compensation may include recovery for actual damages, future losses, reasonable medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages or earnings, emotional distress, loss of consortium (companionship of a partner), property damages, legal costs and attorney fees. A related and specialized area of Injury Law is Hospital and Medical Malpractice Law, which covers acts by negligent doctors, nurses, hospital staff and employees involved in nursing home abuse.

  1. Nursing Home, Elder Abuse Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

    How to identify signs of nursing home abuse and neglect, how it occurs and where to report it - lawyers, state and federal agencies, administrative personnel.
  2. Car Accident Car Accident Liability For Cell Phone Use

    Liability and the law for cell phone use while driving, stricter laws regarding teenage drivers, testimony at trial, insurance issues and more.
  3. Motorcycle Accident Motorcycle Accidents: Road Hazards, Liability & Injuries

    List of common motorcycle road hazards, how to identify & avoid them, how the law works: who is liable, when government or another party may be liable for damages.
  4. Car Accident Win Your Car Accident Lawsuit: Best Practices

    14 best practice tips that will substantially increase your chances of winning a car accident lawsuit and maximizing the money damages you can receive.
  5. Toxic Torts Toxic Mold Exposure and Your Legal Rights

    What is toxic mold? What are the dangers of exposure? What are your legal rights should you discover mold in your home? What if you need to move? Who pays for costs and expenses? Should I file a...
  6. Toxic Torts Toxic Mold Lawsuits: Preparation & Expectations

    If have problems with mold that aren't being handled by your landlord, what should you do? How should you prepare? What can you expect if you file a lawsuit? What has been the trend?
  7. Law & Procedure Why Your Injury Lawsuit May Take a Long Time

    Understanding the process of personal injury lawsuits and why they can take a long time. An explanation of the stages of a case, what happens, what is required, what you can expect.
  8. Boat Accident Boating Accident Reporting, Liability, Damages & Compensation

    Frequently asked questions about boating accidents, what to do, how to report an accident, how to answer questions, how liability is apportioned, money damages for injured parties.
  9. Boat Accident Boating Laws, Life Jackets & Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

    Answers regarding important state and federal boating laws, life jacket requirements, BUI or boating under the influence, and resources for boating licenses and laws.
  10. Libel & Slander Defenses to Defamation: Libel and Slander

    Information about defenses to libel and slander claims, legal actions for defamatory conduct, as well as elements required to make a claim to start a case in court.