Injury Law Blog

  • Will a Drunk Driver’s Conviction Help Your Car Accident Case?
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer There really is no easy answer to the question of whether or not a drunk driver’s conviction will help your personal injury claim following a car accident with injuries. If a drunk driver is criminally charged and convicted of drunk driving following the car accident in
  • Vitamin E Acetate May be Cause of Vaping Illness
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer Vitamin E acetate is an additive and thickening agent that may be the cause of the vaping-related lung illness that has claimed 40 lives and has caused over 2,000 other teenagers and adults to require medical care as of the time of this writing. Used both as an additive
    It’s an unfortunate reality that we all must face at some point: the time has come when you can no longer safely care for your senior parent at home. Realizing the need to place your loved one in a nursing home facility can be upsetting for you. Nursing homes get a lot of bad press for abuse and
  • Ohio Workers’ Compensation Still Doesn’t Cover PTSD in First Responders
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, created in 1912, helps injured workers and employers deal with workplace injuries. The Ohio BWC pays medical benefits and lost wages to employees who are injured on the job or who contract an occupational disease on the job; the
  • When a truck driver is working for a trucking company and causes a collision, the trucking company which employs the trucker may be liable for the damage and injuries caused. If a trucking company has hired an incompetent or unqualified driver, an Read More
  • Several studies have been carried out to ascertain the true cost of traumatic brain injuries. The results of these studies differ depending on various data points including the number of participants and the criteria used. However, the general cost Read More
  • Paralysis refers to the inability to move a part of the body and depending on the cause, paralysis may be temporary or permanent. Although paralysis is experienced differently from one person to another, the physical, emotional and financial impact Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer There’s an interesting trend in recent months regarding workplace injuries involving older employees—fewer workplace injury claims are being filed even though the average age of those in the workforce has increased. Most Read More
  • Construction zones present special hazards to both drivers and pedestrians. Pedestrians are especially at risk of being injured not only as a result of the construction activities but also by negligent drivers who fail to use caution when driving Read More
  • Red lights and stop signs are designed to help protect drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. They help to determine who has the right of way. And they are most important for the safety of cyclists and pedestrians who do not have the protection of a Read More
  • One minute, everything is fine, and then all of a sudden, the worst has happened. You’ve been in a car crash. What you do next will make all the difference from your medical treatment to the compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, Read More
  • When negligence causes an injury, seeking the assistance of a personal injury lawyer will ensure the negligent party is held responsible for the cost of your injuries. In fact, when you hire a Carlson Law Firm attorney, you’re hiring a team of Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer There’s nothing more devastating than a joyous day of childbirth turning into a tragedy when a baby is injured during birth and forced to face a lifetime of physical and cognitive challenges that most children and Read More
  • In January 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board put out its 2016 Most Wanted List. On that list was a new threshold that the board wants states to adopt for driving impairment: .05% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Some states are taking Read More
  • Four years ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer labeled glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as a carcinogen. Immediately, Monsanto denied the claim and pointed to several studies. Still, the company’s damage control didn’t Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer Recent news stories have revealed that certain breast implants placed during breast augmentation surgery have been linked a cancer of the immune system known as “breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma Read More
  • Mild traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, are common in the personal injury world. They are common injuries in car crashes, falls, and assaults, however, until recently diagnosing a brain injury required patients to undergo exposure to Read More
  • The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that it would review more than 50 years of confidential files on alleged sexual predators. The organization has also said that it will inform law enforcement of any cases it previously did not disclose. In Read More
  • The National Safety Council reports that 94% of all car crashes are the result of human error. This can include speeding, erratic lane changes, intoxication, or any number of other factors. Chief among these is distracted driving. In 2016, the Read More