The Sounds Of Silence: When A Car Crash Results In A Vocal Cord Injury

If you or a loved one is in a minor to moderate car accident, the injuries you're probably most concerned about include lacerations, broken bones and head trauma. But one of the more common accident injuries is damage to the larynx, an organ in the neck where the vocal cords are housed. What Happens When Your Larynx is Injured? Your vocal cords, which reside at the entrance of your throat, or trachea, actually vibrate when they work to produce noise for talking. Read More 

Have You Reached MMI? What Maximum Medical Improvement Means To Workers’ Comp Claims

If you have been injured on the job and are now collecting workers' compensation benefits, you may eventually be faced with the term "maximum medical improvement." At first glance, this term may appear to mean that you will never get better and that your worker's comp benefits have come to an end. Don't worry, being deemed at maximum medical improvement (MMI) means neither of those things, but is instead a turning point in your recovery and the manner that you receive benefits. Read More 

Personal Injury Evidence In Your Favor For Motorcycle Accident Insurance Payouts

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you might be having a hard time getting insurance to payout for damages. If you weren't at fault in your accident and another party's insurance isn't coming to the plate with what you should be owed, bringing in a motorcycle accident attorney might be your next logical step to protect yourself. Here are three pieces of evidence that your personal injury lawyer can bring to light in court or during the settlement process if insurance companies are holding out on you. Read More 

Refuting Two Auto Accident Misconceptions

The costs and injuries involved with being in an auto accident can have terrible consequences for your life. While there are laws in place to protect accident victims, it is an unfortunate fact that misconceptions surrounding these accidents can make people hesitant about pursuing their rights. If you have had the misfortune of being the victim of an auto accident, you should make sure to know the realities behind these two myths. Read More 

When Is A Babysitter Liable For A Child’s Injuries?

When you hire a babysitter, you're hiring them to make sure nothing bad happens to your child. Unfortunately, countless children are injured each year while under the care of a babysitter. Here's what determines whether a babysitter is liable for the medical costs of those injuries. Age of the Babysitter One of the most important tests in a personal injury claim is whether the person being sued acted reasonably. If they took reasonable steps to avoid the harm they are being sued for, they generally won't be found liable. Read More