Penelope Stone's Articles en-us Important Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Car Accident Lawsuits Every day people are injured in car accidents and wonder if they may be entitled to file a car accident lawsuit. When a person is injured by another person's negligence in a car accident they should seek the advice of an attorney experienced in car accide... 25th June 2010 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents Car accidents occur every day all over the world. Knowing some of the common causes of car accidents can possibly help a driver avoid having an accident. There are many causes of auto accidents. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents. ... 12th May 2010 Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accident Lawsuits Car accident lawsuits are among the most common type of personal injury lawsuit. Below are answers to some of the most common questions that people have about car accident lawsuits. Q: How do I know if I have a case for a car accident lawsuit? A: In g... 05th May 2010 Selecting the Right Personal Injury Lawyer Being injured due to another person's negligence can often be a trying time both physically and emotionally. To alleviate some of the worry from an injured person an experienced personal injury lawyer should be hired. Deciding on a personal injury attorne... 05th May 2010 What Qualifies as a Personal Injury Lawsuit? Personal injury law is a broad set of legal practice areas covering any case that involves the following: • An act of negligence (that is, an action or failure to act that deviates from what a "reasonable" person would do under similar circumstances) ... 04th May 2010 What You Should Know About a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Let's look at a somewhat standard case of medical malpractice--a woman heads into a delivery room for what is expected to be a very straightforward delivery. Somehow there is a serious problem during the process and the child suffers a medical issue as th... 04th May 2010 Overview of Car Accident Lawsuits Every day people are injured in car accidents. This does not mean every auto accident will result in a car accident lawsuit. It is important that an injured person speak to a lawyer that is experienced auto accidents. Each state has different criteria and... 30th April 2010 What You Should Know About a Personal Injury Lawsuit If you are considering bringing a personal injury lawsuit, it is helpful to first understand if it is the right choice for your situation. Fundamentally, a personal injury issue is a civil legal action taken in order to receive money from a business, indi... 30th April 2010 Facts About Premises Liability Lawsuits A person who owns any type of property such as a business, home, apartment building, or even a boat are required by law to maintain that property in a safe manner. If you are injured due the negligence of a property owner then you might have a case for a ... 29th April 2010 Personal Injury Law – Frequently Asked Questions If you or a member of your family has been harmed by the negligence of someone else, you probably have a number of questions about your potential personal injury case. Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about person... 29th April 2010 Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Each year more than 1.5 million people die or are injured due to medical malpractice. When that happens, the injured person or relative can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Below are answers to some of the most common questions about medical malpractic... 29th April 2010 The Basics about Large Truck Accidents Lawsuits Anyone who has spent time driving on the highway has had to share the road with truck drivers traveling in large trucks. When these drivers act recklessly, the results can be tragic. Each year nearly 5,000 people are killed in accidents involving large tr... 29th April 2010 Birth Injury Lawsuit Information Birth injuries can happen as the result of a mismanaged labor and delivery, mistakes made during child birth, and/or negligence of the needs of the mother and baby. If you have a child who was the victim of a birth injury, you may be able to bring a birth... 29th April 2010 Overview of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits It is an unfortunate occurrence but there are times that a medical provider the person trusted to provide needed medical attention fails to act within the standards for normal medical care. When this happens a patient may be entitled to file a medical mal... 29th April 2010 A Few Facts about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits When someone is in the hospital or in the care of any type of health care provider, there must be a level of trust that the health care provider is going to do the right things in order to keep or make the patient as healthy as possible. In too many cases... 29th April 2010 About Personal Injury Law – General Legal Information Personal injury law is intended to protect the rights of those who are injured due to the negligent or intentionally wrongful actions of others. Personal injury attorneys represent injured plaintiffs and their families against the defendant, which may be ... 16th April 2010 About Car Accident Lawsuits – General Legal Information Among the most common of all personal injury lawsuits, thousands of car accident lawsuits are filed in the United States each month. Many of these cases involve serious injuries and deaths that could have been avoided if not for the negligent and reckless... 16th April 2010 About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Doctors are an important part of life. They help us stay healthy, and if problems arise, they help us get better and return to good health. Occasionally, there may be problems which result from the treatment they give, which may end up causing more health... 16th April 2010 The Seven Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents One way to lower your chances of having a motorcycle accident is to educate yourself about the most common causes of such accidents. Here are the seven most common causes of motorcycle accidents, and some ways to prevent them. One of the top causes of ... 16th April 2010 Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents Large truck accidents can usually be avoided. Sometimes the fault lies with drivers of other vehicles. There are some things which you, as a driver, can avoid to make it more likely that you will avoid such problems: • Don't drive in the blind spots of... 16th April 2010 What can I expect from my motorcycle accident case? Answers for you New York City is a thriving metropolis and like any major city it is prone to congested city streets. For Motorcyclists, this poses a significant problem since a biker is more likely to be seriously hurt in a car to bike collision. Should this unthinkab... 15th April 2010 Types of Compensation You Can Recover after a Motorcycle Accident In New York, countless drivers hit the road everyday hoping to get from point A to point B safely. While most of the time this is the case, a significant number of drivers are involved in a collision on a daily basis. Some of these collisions will culmi... 15th April 2010 Wrongful Death in Medical Malpractice Cases - What to Know The death of a loved one is life altering and traumatic, but nothing can quite prepare you for the sudden upheaval it can cause, especially if the person died due to medical malpractice. Indeed, when we place a loved one into the care of a physician we a... 15th April 2010 Surgical Errors - Medical Malpractice Cases Every year countless Americans are harmed during or after a medical procedure. These surgical mistakes can end up crippling an individual for a lifetime. When these types of surgical mistakes are made, New York and Manhattan residents can seek the assista... 15th April 2010 Statue of Limitations in Premises Liability Cases (including cases that involve government entities) NYC residents that have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner have the right to file a lawsuit to recover financial damage for their injuries. That said, accident victims should be made aware of the fact that there is a statute of limitat... 15th April 2010 Medical Malpractice in Nursing Homes Senior citizens are among the most helpless citizens in our society and yet the elderly can be subjected to a host of abuses at the hands of the very people who are supposed to care for them. A horrific 2.1 million elderly Americans suffer from abuse and ... 15th April 2010 Failure to Diagnose - Medical Malpractice A failure to diagnose can lead to injury or death—a medical malpractice attorney can help you or loved ones receive justice when this occurs. Body Text (300 words minimum):* Studies indicate that 40 percent of malpractice cases stem from a failure... 15th April 2010 Traumatic Brain Injury from a Motorcycle Accident NY and Manhattan based motorcycle accident attorneys know that even when a biker is wearing a helmet a traumatic brain injury can occur. Traumatic brain injury, also called TBI, often happens when an individual suffers physical trauma to the head after a... 15th April 2010 Road Hazards for Motorcyclists Motorcycle accident lawyers in Manhattan or other NY areas know that when it comes to road hazards, things that make little difference to car drivers can devastate a bike rider. Uneven pavement, potholes, tree limbs and even wet leaves can create a devast... 15th April 2010 New Jersey Car Accident Laws Important Info for Drivers In 2006, 772 fatal car accidents occurred according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. New Jersey has a Fault under a Standard Policy which means Proportional Comparative Fault of 51% in a car accident with a no fault policy. With ... 09th April 2010 New York Car Accident Laws Important Info for Drivers New York car accident laws can be complicated and difficult to understand. If you carry no-fault insurance your case will be separated into two parts. First, you have first-party benefits and this covers where you will have your hospital bills paid, docto... 09th April 2010 Connecticut Car Accident Statistics Important Info for Drivers In 2007, there were a total of 277 deaths in Connecticut with a total of 37% being due to alcohol. Connecticut seen a total of 294 motorists killed on the road ways due to car accidents in 2003. A total of 66% were due to a vehicle leaving the road way, w... 09th April 2010 New Jersey Car Accident Statistics Important Info for Drivers In 2006 there were a total of 722 fatalities due to car accidents in the entire state of New Jersey. This includes 31 in Newark as well as 9 in Jersey City. This makes a total of a 3% increase from 2005. A total of over twenty percent were pedestrians, wh... 09th April 2010 Preventing Motorcycle Accidents Safety Info When you are riding the road on a motorcycle there are times when you will drive more cautiously because it is easier to get into an accident and this is something everyone tries to avoid daily. In safety class they actually have you practicing how to rid... 09th April 2010 Motorcycle Accidents and Defective Products – Important Info for Drivers You have been planning for quite some time to buy a motorcycle and now the time has come and you are down to the last bit of research. You start looking at the models that have been recalled and models that have had parts recalled. The last thing you want... 31st March 2010 Motorcycle Accidents and Brain Injury – Important Info for Drivers There are many possible causes of brain injuries (TBIs), but some of the leading causes are motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents combined with auto accidents are the biggest cause of TBIs in the United States. Auto drivers often do not see motorcycl... 31st March 2010 After a Motorcycle Accident – Important Info for Drivers A motorcycle accident can be a truly traumatizing and stressful event. At the very worse, it could even prove tragic. There are several important things that a person must do after a motorcycle accident. Seek Proper Medical Attention The most import... 31st March 2010 Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident Laws – Important Info for Drivers When the temperatures rise and the sun comes out, many people take to the streets on motorcycles. Before you begin your spring, you may want to brush up on your motorcycle laws for Oklahoma. They are slightly different than other states but still are in p... 31st March 2010 Kansas Motorcycle Accident Laws – Important Info for Drivers When you are involved in an accident in Kansas there are a few things that must be done such as exchange information with the other driver, call the police to file a report, notify your insurance company and get a copy of the police report when it is read... 31st March 2010 How to Avoid Becoming a Kansas Car Accident Statistic In recent years, Kansas car accident statistics for teens have risen. Currently, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and in general, drivers aged 16-19 are four times more likely than other drivers to be involved in an accident. There a... 31st March 2010 Oklahoma Car Accident Statistics – Important Info for Drivers In 2003 there were a total of 668 people killed in motor vehicle accidents. A total of 65% were due to a vehicle leaving the road while another 20% took place at or near an intersection. A total of 15% of these accidents involved a large truck, with a tot... 31st March 2010 Legislation in New Mexico Helps to Reduce Car Accidents For over twenty-five years, the New Mexico Department of Transportation has been working with Safer New Mexico Now and local law enforcement agencies to encourage safer driving practices. Safer New Mexico Now utilizes traffic safety programs and advocates... 31st March 2010 Arkansas Motorcycle Accident Laws – Important Info for Drivers One of the most terrifying times In someone’s life is being in a motorcycle accident. Since motorcycle accidents result in death 80% of the time, Arkansas has place some laws governing the use of motorcycles on public roadways. They make very little... 31st March 2010 Louisiana Motorcycle Accident Laws – Important Info for Drivers Louisiana has some rather interesting motorcycle accident laws. They treat accidents a bit differently than most states including the statute of limitations. Most all states require some specific laws for motorcycles which include helmet laws, helmet spea... 31st March 2010 Texas Motorcycle Laws – Important Info for Drivers The state of Texas, along with all other states, has its own set of laws and requirements governing motorcycle operators. If you operate a motorcycle in Texas, it is imperative that you know the laws of the land. This will prove beneficial should you beco... 31st March 2010