Archives for September 2013

When Fido’s Bite is Worse than His Bark: How to Protect Your Rights

Man's Best Friend? Most of us love dogs and see them as faithful companions. However, the very fact that dogs are so popular has given rise to an alarming increase in the number of dog bites suffered each year in the United States. A stunning total of more than 4.7 million dog bites occur each year, with almost 800,000 of those bites requiring medical care. Even more tragically, these dog … [Read more...]

Traffic Accidents: The True Costs

Mayhem on the Highway The American public would not tolerate a situation where there was a daily crash of a airplane that caused 100 fatalities and over 300 serious injuries. That is especially the case if one-third of those hundreds of crashes were due to drunken pilots and another 25 percent were attributable to the pilots flying their craft too fast. Such a situation is not, … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Riders: What You Need to Know about Head Injuries

The High Price of Freedom For many people, the feel of riding a motorcycle down a winding country road is hard to beat with any other experience. Riding without a helmet adds to a sense of freedom for many of these riders. Unfortunately, that sensation often comes at a very high price. Almost every cyclist can share one or more stories about accidents. When a serious motorcycle accident does … [Read more...]

What to Do When A Defective Product Causes Injury

The Consumer Society Over the past century the issue of protecting the consumer has gained significant support in all states through legislation and case law. It is now accepted that the consumer has the right to expect that products purchased are safe and usable without being harmed. This legal responsibility for manufacturers to protect has been extended to all participants in the process of … [Read more...]

Protecting Your Rights after an Auto-Big Truck Collision

Fighting the Laws of Physics You only have to drive on the nation’s highways and Interstates a few moments to understand just how much of the traffic we encounter involves commercial trucks and eighteen wheelers. There are more than 1.9 million semi-trailer trucks registered in the U.S. and 3.2 million licensed truck drivers. These drivers cover more than 150 billion miles a year and carry 68 … [Read more...]