February 2015 Archives

Nursing home abuse is about more than staff neglecting residents

It is not easy to choose the right care facility for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. There are different types of dementia, different stages to Alzheimer's, different reactions to the cognitive decline -- the only thing that anyone can really predict is that this won't get any better. You are losing your mother or your grandfather, or your husband, and the best you can hope for is that he or she will be comfortable, cared for and safe from harm.

Personal Injury Caused by a Defective Vehicle

There have been several different types of accidents caused by defective vehicles over the past decades. Some involved faulty tires, roll-over hazards or wobbly motorcycles. Lawsuits arising from these accidents can be classified as product liability claims and generally fall under two types:

Defective Product Injury - How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

If a defective product has caused an injury, there is a time limit on how long you have to file a lawsuit. This amount of time is called a "statute of limitations" and varies from state to state. Determining when the 'clock begins to tick' can also vary in different states, and can be a difficult question to answer.

What to expect in a slip and fall deposition - defendant and witness

Part II: Defendant's Deposition. The plaintiff's (injured party's) attorney will ask a series of questions (depose) the party (defendant) named in the lawsuit who may be liable for the injuries. This, and other depositions in slip and fall cases, usually occurs at a lawyer's office, and answers are given under oath.

What to expect in a slip and fall deposition - plaintiff

Part I: Plaintiff's Deposition. A deposition is a series of questions that will be asked and answered under oath about a slip and fall case. Each party involved in the lawsuit (plaintiff, defendant, witness) may have to give a deposition. The questions can be quite extensive.

How are wrongful death damages determined?

A person who has suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident caused by someone else's negligence knows that the grief can be unbearable. A drunk driving accident that kills another driver or pedestrian, neglect or abuse at a nursing home, a medical error that takes rather than saves the life of a patient -- no matter the age of the person or the circumstances of the death, these senseless losses test the survivors to their limits.

2 Basic Rules for Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can occur at a number of different locations - residences, commercial buildings or public property. While the details and circumstances related to an accident can vary, there are two basic rules that apply to injuries in any of these locations.