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Who is Responsible If You Are Sexually Assaulted in the Hospital?

When you are admitted to the hospital, the facility assumes the duty to keep you safe, including safe from physical harm. Many people in the hospital are physically unable to protect themselves from an assault. Unfortunately, this means that some sexual predators choose hospitals as a place to prey on victims. But who bears liability when a hospital patient becomes…

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Spring Construction Safety Tips

The start of spring means that construction work is beginning to ramp up for the year. As road works and other construction projects begin, it is important for companies and workers to refresh themselves on the construction site and construction worker safety. Common Springtime Construction Hazards Even though spring is thought of as one of the “warm” seasons, it can…

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Will Uber Compensate You For an Accident?

If you are involved in an auto accident that is caused by an Uber driver, you may wonder whether you may be entitled to obtain compensation for injuries or property damage that you have suffered directly from Uber. Fortunately, in some circumstances, Uber does have compensation available for individuals who are injured or have property damaged in an Uber accident.…

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10 Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Given their size and speed, commercial trucks are typically involved in the most devastating crashes on the road. Truck accidents tend to result in life-altering or even fatal injuries for those individuals who are hit by an 18-wheeler. Many truck accidents take place on the highway, although some accidents do occur on local roads at a truck’s starting or end…

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Time Limits and the “Discovery” Rule in NJ Wrongful Death Claims

Civil lawsuits are subject to a time limit on when they must be filed in court. These time limits are called statutes of limitations. Each particular type of civil claim, whether a breach of contract claim, a personal injury case, or a wrongful death claim, has its own statute of limitations. However, individual circumstances in a civil claim can affect…

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Punctured Organs During Surgery: Is it Medical Malpractice?

Having an internal organ or internal tissues inadvertently punctured or damaged during surgery can lead to significant medical complications, including the need for additional surgery or extensive post-operative care, or even the potential loss of the organ or tissue. But does a punctured organ during surgery always give rise to a medical malpractice claim? Whether you may be entitled to…

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When Can a Nursing Home Be Liable for Wandering Residents Who Get Injured?

Nursing home residents who suffer from dementia and other cognitive and mental health issues are at risk of wandering around or even outside of the nursing home. Wandering residents – sometimes referred to as eloping residents – may injure themselves by slipping or tripping on hazards around or outside of the nursing home, or they may suffer heatstroke when wandering…

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What to Do if You Are Hurt While a Passenger in a Limousine

While you may hire a limousine or other livery vehicle to provide you with safe transportation, especially if you plan to go somewhere to drink or if you otherwise cannot safely drive yourself. However, limousine and livery drivers are just as capable of getting into an accident as any other driver. The size of limousines can even increase the risks…

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What Are Some Examples of Civil Rights Violations?

The U.S. Constitution and the constitutions in each state, along with federal and state statutes, recognize various civil rights of people. When people have their civil rights violated, they may be entitled to file legal claims to either recover financial compensation or to effect some sort of change.  What Are Civil Rights? In the U.S., civil rights are considered rights…

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Examples of FMLA Discrimination

Many workers throughout the U.S. enjoy certain employment benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). However, workers who chose to utilize their benefits under the FMLA may later find themselves the victims of discrimination by their employers. This discrimination can take on many different forms. What is FMLA? Under the FMLA, or Family and Medical Leave Act of…

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