Posts Tagged 'personal injury'

Modern Family Configurations and Loss of Consortium Claims in Personal Injury Cases

Posted by: Valerie Yarashus

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of cohabiting unmarried partners increased tenfold between 1960 and 2000.  Many of these relationships are long-term, stable and committed relationships.  Currently, approximately 40% of children are expected to live in a cohabiting household at some point in their lives. In addition, the number of children being raised at least partly by a step-parent has risen dramatically; 1300 new step-families are being formed every day. Taking all groups of non-traditional families into account, ...

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Facebook Comes Face-To-Face With Personal Injury Litigation – And It Costs Someone $80,000

Posted by: Michael Bogdanow

Personal injury litigation is always deeply interconnected with what is happening in society. Torts that could not have been conceived of just a couple generations ago, such as “wrongful birth” (for mistakes in prenatal testing) or “bullying” (based on new anti-bullying laws) are now very much a part of the legal landscape. So it is not surprising that Facebook and similar social media sites have now crossed into the world of personal injury law.

Last week, a Facebook post resulted in ...

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“Can I Sue For That?”

Posted by: Michael Bogdanow

Have you, a family member or a friend ever been injured and wondered whether you (or they) could pursue a legal claim for damages? Or, if you are an attorney, have you ever been asked, “Can I bring a law suit for that?” If you’re an attorney, there have probably been times that you’ve given an answer similar to one that I’ve given: “Yes, you can file suit, it simply requires drafting a Complaint, paying a filing fee, filing the ...

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