Medical advances have reduced the rate of birth injuries in infants around the world, but birth injuries such as brain damage in babies still occur in 1-2 of 1,000 births. Unfortunately, these types of injuries can result in long-term physical and neurological complications.
Brain damage in babies can be caused by many factors. By and large, medical professionals work hard to ensure a baby’s well-being and safe entry into this world, but mistakes can and do still take place.(more…)
As Jones Act attorneys, we often receive questions about the Jones Act in maritime law: What is the Jones Act in maritime law? When was the Jones Act passed? What does the Jones Act do? And perhaps most importantly: Am I covered by the Jones Act?(more…)
At some point when exploring their rights after being injured at sea, most people wind up asking the question, “What is general maritime law?” in some form or another. Maritime law is a body of law instituted over time via common law and precedents set in other cases, making maritime law unlike most other codified state and federal laws.(more…)
While airbags are meant to keep drivers and riders safe in the event of a car accident, sometimes they can cause harm. The vast majority of airbags deployed in car accidents have helped save lives, but manufacturing issues and negligent practices can and have led to severe airbag injuries and even death.(more…)
Accident reconstruction helps establish what really happened during an accident. Because eye witness accounts of an accident from bystanders or involved parties may hardly resemble one another, accident reconstruction has proven to be an invaluable tool to those embroiled in personal injury cases involving crashes.(more…)
When you or a loved one have been involved in an 18-wheeler accident, finding the best truck accident lawyer for you can feel like just one more hassle among many. However, choosing a truck accident attorney you can trust is perhaps one of the most important steps you can take once you’ve established that you have a personal injury case.(more…)
While buses are often a safe method of travel, bus accidents in Houston, Texas do occur. These accidents can range from disorienting to lethal for those involved.
Houston’s roads are notoriously busy and hard to navigate, even for professional bus drivers, and the weight and relatively slow speed of buses — often considered assets in keeping passengers safe — can sometimes work against passengers after an accident.(more…)
If you have recently lost a loved one in an aviation accident, you may wonder whether or not any of the top causes of general aviation accidents played a role. While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has compiled a list of the top 10 leading causes of fatal general aviation accidents, the different types of accidents mentioned therein aren’t always easy to interpret.(more…)
When meeting your truck attorney in Texas for the first time, it’s wise to bring along a list of questions that you want answered. Knowing what to ask your Houston truck lawyer, however, can be difficult; so much happens after an 18-wheeler accident that survivors and/or their family members may not know where to start.(more…)
If you or a loved one were recently involved in a bus accident, chances are that you are in the process of choosing between bus accident law firms. Bus accident cases are often complicated and require diligent and experienced investigation. Learn five signs of quality bus accident law firms and discover how Mithoff Law embodies these characteristics.(more…)