Personal Injury Blog

4 of the Highest-Paid Types of Lawyers: Must Read

A lot of people imagine a stereotype when they hear the word lawyer: a tough guy with slicked-back hair like Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer, usually.  It’s a misunderstanding to lump all lawyers together in one group. Like athletes or musicians, lawyers work in a variety of environments doing a variety of jobs.  Some… read more

What is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

The idea of “consent” comes up frequently in the law. Criminal law, contract law, property law, and personal injury law (tort law) all have situations in which consent can play a part. In tort law, a medical malpractice claim can hinge on consent — or more accurately, it can hinge on informed consent. When health… read more

Secrets of Accident Claims Against GEICO Revealed

GEICO is the second-largest automobile insurance company in the U.S. It collects more than $33 billion in premiums every year and returns about 75% of that on claims. But the most telling GEICO statistic is that it consistently ranks below average in customer satisfaction with its claims handling. GEICO could not reach its level of… read more

What Can and Can’t a Process Server Do To Serve Papers?

When a lawsuit is filed, whether it is a car accident, medical malpractice, or workers’ compensation case, a copy of the lawsuit must be physically delivered to the person being sued. The formal legal term for this delivery is “service of process” and one person authorized by courts to make service is called a “process… read more

Herniated Disc C4/C5 and C5/C6 Injuries

Herniated discs are a common accident injury. Typical locations for herniated discs in the neck are between the C4 and C5 vertebrae and between the C5 and C6 vertebrae. Herniated cervical discs can cause chronic pain, limited range of motion, and other impairments. What Is an Intervertebral Disc? There are seven bones (vertebrae) that make… read more

Rear-End Collisions: Physics, Injuries, & Recovery

Rear-end collisions happen when a car or truck strikes the rear of another vehicle. These crashes are common. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 2.175 million rear-end collisions occurred in 2020. This makes rear-end collisions the most common types of car accidents. Here are some of the things that you should… read more

Causes & Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum

Caput succedaneum is the medical term for the swelling of a newborn infant’s scalp immediately after childbirth. When caput succedaneum occurs, it usually occurs from pressure on the baby’s head during delivery. It can occur in both vaginal deliveries and C-sections. During pregnancy, the baby grows inside an amniotic sac. The amniotic sac is filled… read more

Tattoo Infections: Causes, Treatments, & Legal Options

Tattoos express a wide variety of interests and tastes. They are used to express a person’s beliefs, desires, and opinions. For many people, getting a tattoo is much more than choosing to apply permanent ink to their bodies. However, getting a tattoo has risks. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns consumers that getting a… read more

Four Secrets of GEICO Insurance Adjusters: Uncovered

GEICO is a massive car insurance company that currently boasts over 15 million customers. In fact, they are the second-largest insurance provider in the United States. The name GEICO stands for “Government Employees Insurance Company,” although they no longer cover only government employees. You have probably seen one of their successful marketing campaigns on television,… read more

What is a Coup Contrecoup Brain Injury?

Brain injuries may be mild, causing a few symptoms that go away within a few days or weeks. However, some brain injuries are more severe. They can have lasting symptoms and lead to long-term disabilities and impairments. Some accident victims might not be aware that they sustained a brain injury until a few hours or… read more