Personal Injury Law

Friday, January 11, 2019

New Way to Measure Pain

One of the biggest issues in personal injury law is the subjective nature of pain and suffering.  Here is an article from the Providence Journal which discusses what medical science is doing to try to come up with a way to objectively quantify pain. 
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Monday, December 10, 2018

New Guidelines Suggested for Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children

What is the best course of action for treating children with brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most common injuries suffered by people of all ages.  TBIs can occur from any violent blow or jolt to the head. Each year, over 1.4 million people in the United States will suffer a traumatic brain injury.  Children, with their still-developing brains, are at a heightened risk of serious brain injuries.
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Friday, September 28, 2018

Rhode Island Ranked Among States with the Most Dangerous Drivers

Why are drunk driving rates so high in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island is a picturesque state known for its pristine beaches, fresh seafood, and close knit communities.  As the smallest state in terms of size in the United States, you would not expect Rhode Island to rank high among the list of most dangerous drivers, but an alarming new study suggests otherwise.  Car Insurance Comparison ranked all 50 states from most to least dangerous based on data released from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study included analysis of the fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled, as well as the number of fatalities caused by drunk driving, speeding, failure to obey traffic laws, and careless driving.  Our
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Friday, August 31, 2018

Why You Need a Good Personal Injury Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience. The open air, the feeling of speed, the lack of encumbrance, and the maneuverability combine to provide a feeling of freedom, a rush of endorphins. Nonetheless, if you have a serious motorcycle accident, it can lead to painful injuries and even wrongful death. While you can be badly hurt in any vehicular accident, riding a motorcycle makes you extremely vulnerable, not only to physical harm, but also to legal jeopardy since our culture tends to regard cyclists as risk-taking and not especially law-abiding. Unfair as this judgment is, it can result in you being blamed for an accident that is not your fault, and so deprived of just compensation for your injuries.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Injured in a Car Accident? This Checklist Can Guide You Through What’s Next

It happens to everybody – one moment you’re stopped at a red light, and the next all you hear is squealing tires and crunching metal as a distracted driver rear-ends you. Car accidents are unfortunately an unavoidable fact of modern life, but knowing what to do after one happens can make a significant difference in protecting your rights. There are many steps you can and should take both at the scene of the accident as well as afterwards, and most of them center on gathering information.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Boating and Booze Can Be a Lethal Combination: Don’t drink while boating and watch out for the other guy!

While most of us can’t help but be aware of the frightening statistics relative to drunk driving and its horrendous risks, many of us don’t consider the dangers of operating boats while “buzzed.” For a great many people, alcoholic beverages are so much a part of summer fun that they would no more think of stepping onto a boat for a pleasure cruise without beer or a pitcher of martinis than without towels or bathing suits. As those who have been injured in boating accidents can testify, however, the delights of boating while inebriated are more than outweighed by the miseries that result from boating while intoxicated. How many individuals have to be maimed, paralyzed, or killed for boaters to take drunk boating seriously?

Boating Accidents Should Be Reported Immediately

If you have had the misfortune of being injured while boating in an accident that is not your fault, especially if the boater responsible for your harm appeared to be intoxicated, your first job is to get to safety and receive any necessary medical care. Your second priority should be reaching out to a well-reputed...

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Lien on Me

Personal injury law, like so many other disciplines, is not cut and dried. Legal knowledge alone is not sufficient. For one to be a truly competent personal injury attorney, compassion as well as interpersonal and negotiation skills are required. Following is a case in point:

Several years ago our law practice had a personal injury case in which we represented a woman who had broken her leg in two places after slipping on some liquid at a night club. At the time of the accident, it was late at night and the bouncers were asking everyone to leave, so there was no time to get any information about what the liquid was, where it came from, or how long it had been on the floor.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Putting the "Personal" Back into Personal Injury Law

Putting the “Personal” Back into Personal Injury Law

 Recently, I started writing a demand letter in a personal injury case involving physical injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash.  On its surface, this did not appear to be a big case.  Liability is not an issue, just damages.  As I usually do when writing a demand letter, I go through all of the facts and all of the medical records and write a detailed narrative of what happened and why my client is entitled to compensation.  As I was going through the medical records line by line, it struck me that this was not as simple a case as it appeared to be.

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Monday, January 4, 2016


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