Archive for Medical Injury

A Look at Common Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries are fairly common in car accident cases and can result in neck pain, stiffness and headaches. Even though these types of injuries are common, they don’t always appear on X-rays, so personal injury victims need to communicate their discomfort to treating physicians. Certain soft tissue injuries can cause complications months following a […]

Symptoms of Whiplash Injuries

Even though whiplash is commonly associated with car accidents, it can actually be caused by any impact or blow that forces the head to jerk forward and backward. This sudden motion stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in the neck, which can result in severe and lasting pain. In some cases, pain associated with […]

The Difference Between Types of Compensatory Damages

In a personal injury claim, the party legally responsible for the accident must pay monetary damages to the injured party. Most personal injury damages are compensatory damages, as they are intended to make the injured party whole again following the accident. While certain compensatory damages, such as medical bills, are easy to quantify, it is […]

Understanding Why Your Body Scars Following Injury

Scars are thick patches of skin that form as a wound is healing and provide permanent protection following burns, sores, cuts and scrapes. As the body heals, it utilizes a framework of collagen to repair damaged tissue. Unfortunately, collagen is a slightly different color and texture than surrounding skin, so it leaves a mark after […]

Understanding Spinal Cord Injury and Pain

Spinal cord trauma is one of the most serious injuries that can result from a car accident or slip and fall accident. When someone suffers a spinal cord injury, the bundles of nerves in their spinal column have trouble carrying signals between the brain and body. This can lead to motor loss, sensation loss, and […]

Common Questions About Arizona Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law covers situations in which someone has been injured, either physically or emotionally, by another person’s negligence. When someone files a personal injury claim, he or she is seeking monetary compensation for the harm suffered. Personal injury laws vary in every state, so it’s important to discuss any questions you have with an […]

Maricopa County Sheriff Sues Over Shoulder Injury

In February 2013, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell while crossing a street and broke his shoulder. Last October, Arpaio filed a personal injury lawsuit against the owners of a downtown Phoenix office building. His lawsuit alleges that the building’s owners, Hines GS Properties Inc., should have known about the dangerous conditions of the street […]

Understanding Arizona’s Dram Shop Laws

As the holiday season approaches, offices, restaurants and houses begin to host end of the year celebrations. Unfortunately, holiday festivities tend to correlate with increased drunk driving accidents and arrests. If you plan on hosting a holiday party this year, it’s important to understand your legal responsibility if a guest causes personal injuries to a […]

Personal Injury FAQs

Personal injury is a legal term that refers to any injury or damage that occurs to the physical body, mind, or emotional state of an individual. Injuries may occur while on the job, on the road, or during any number of other activities. If you have questions about an injury you have received or aren’t […]

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case? Things to Consider

Injuries can be hard to handle. But when that injury happened because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive the compensation you deserve. A personal injury attorney can help you decide if you have a case by considering these elements: What Types of Injuries Do You Have? Your injuries will be of […]