Personal Injury Law: Recklessness Explained

If you've been injured by another, you may have heard the terms recklessness and negligence thrown around, and you may be curious as to the difference between the two. Below is a basic overview of the legal definitions of both recklessness and negligence and what you should do if you find yourself the plaintiff in a personal injury case. What is the Legal Definition of Recklessness? Legally defined, recklessness occurs when an individual or group of individuals know the consequences of an action (or should know) but perform the action anyways. [Read More]

How To Protect Your Child From Hazardous Toys

Every year, dozens of toys are banned because they are discovered to be dangerous for children. Parents mean well, but if they do not know what to look for, they will not be able to predict that a particular toy will be dangerous. If you carefully examine the toys your child uses, though, you may be able to reduce the risk that your child will become injured of killed. Choking Hazards [Read More]

4 Mistakes That Can Be Made With A Slip-And-Fall Claim

Becoming injured from a slip and fall is not something that anyone wants to go through, but if you are injured, you'll want to seek compensation for your injuries. In order to make sure that happens, do not make any of these mistakes with your slip-and-fall claim. Not Making A Report You do need documentation that your slip and fall happened, and it starts with reporting the incident to the responsible party. [Read More]

Is Your Personal Injury Case Likely To Go To Trial? These Two Factors Can Make It Likely

It's pretty well known that most personal injury cases settle out of court. Estimates vary, but only about 4%-5% of all personal injury cases ever go to trial. There's a lot of good reasons for this, including the fact that a settlement gives you a certain outcome (unlike a trial). Plus, it may be the most financially-sound decision to make—trials can be expensive, and the increased costs may eat away any additional compensation you receive. [Read More]