How to Determine Fault in Trucking Crashes
The process for determining fault in crashes involving a commercial truck can be complex. Crashes involving commercial trucks often have a number of contributing factors such as driver error, weather, roadway conditions, and vehicle malfunctions which may complicate the liability determination. A thorough investigation that takes into account all these factors, as well as statements of witnesses and reports made by the highway patrol or local police must be conducted to determine which driver was at fault. Ultimately, the driver or drivers who are determined to be at fault for causing the accident will be responsible for compensating any person who was injured or killed in the accident.
Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury caused by a Motor Vehicle Accident
Every year, 2.4 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Of these injuries, over 17% are caused by automobile accidents according to the CDC. However, evidence of TBI is not always immediately apparent.
Hit and Run Car Accidents
A hit and run accident can have devastating consequences not only to the victim, but to the members of the victim's family. Recently, a 5th grade teacher from Shaker Heights was killed by a hit and run driver while he was out jogging around 5:30 pm on January 24, 2015. The driver had been stopped by the police for a traffic violation and when the police approached the vehicle the driver fled the scene. The car was found abandoned down the road from the scene of the accident and the driver had disappeared. The family was left with a great loss and many unanswered questions.
Traumatic Brain Injuries in Teenagers
Traumatic brain injury has been defined as a physiological disruption of brain function resulting from trauma both external (an object striking the head or the head striking an object) and/or internal (the rapid acceleration/deceleration of the brain within the skullcap). The causes of brain injury in teenagers differ from both pediatric and adult brain injury.
Can I Afford a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Posted by: Admin on February 16, 2015 in Workers Compensation
Can I afford a Workers' Compensation attorney?
At NRS Injury Law you can.
Our workers’ compensation attorney fees are earned on a contingent basis.
Is Your New Facebook Friend a Cop or An Insurance Investigator?
Posted by: Admin on February 11, 2015 in Social Media in Litigation
A United States Federal District Court judge has ruled that photos and other information obtained by police using an undercover Instagram account could be admitted into evidence in court despite the fact that this information was obtained without the authority of a search warrant. In that case, the judge ruled that the prosecution could admit into evidence photographs of property that was allegedly stolen and then photos of that property was subsequently posted on the defendant's Instagram account, thereby linking him to the theft.
The Effects of Declining Ohio Workers’ Compensation Coverage on Small Businesses and Self-employed
In Ohio, Workers’ Compensation is provided by the state government through a state insurance fund. This insurance is funded by employers, who pay into the system as required by law. In Ohio, every employer who has one or more employees must pay into the state Worker’s Compensation insurance fund. In return for payment into the fund, the company is in compliance with the law and also has the benefit of receiving Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage. Unfortunately some employers choose not to pay into this state-mandated insurance fund
Workers’ Compensation Settlements and Social Security Disability Offsets
In some cases, the hard fought efforts at negotiating a favorable workers’ compensation settlement is only the beginning of the battle. Having negotiated a good settlement, the last thing a workers’ compensation practitioner wants is an angry client, frustrated that his or her workers’ compensation settlement results in a substantial reduction in his or her client’s Social Security Insurance disability benefits (DIB). If a client is receiving DIB, or maybe eligible in future for this benefit, thoughtful efforts must be put into drafting an agreement to ensure the injured worker’s DIB potential offset is minimized or eliminated.
Report Your Work Injury Immediately
Posted by: Admin on January 2, 2015 in Workers Compensation
I have a lot of people ask me, if I was injured on the job, should I report it? The short answer is yes. To protect yourself when you are injured on the job, it needs to be documented immediately. Whether or not immediate medical attention is required, tell your supervisor. If your supervisor is not there, send an email, leave a voice mail, or report to another supervisor there. Further, some employers have written policies that require the immediate reporting of any injury.
Medical Device used in Hysterectomies and Fibroid Removal Shown to Cause Increased Cancer Risk
Laparoscopic Power Morcellators found to increase risk of cancer when used in fibroid removal and hysterectomy procedures.