Telematics in Automobiles

 Insurance companies are eager to offer their newest technology which purports to provide more accurate insurance pricing. This new device, called a telematic, is inserted into the vehicle and will track driving activities like braking and mileage. Tracking this information for an individual will allow the company to set insurance policies based on the specific…

Hospital Records and Liability

 As the healthcare industry becomes an increasing part of the American economy, the industry is looking for ways to control costs. One area of increasing liability for such providers is the privacy of medical records. To control costs, many medical providers are offshoring their maintenance of such records. With increasing digitization many of these records…

Social Media and Personal Injury Cases

 So you just got into a car accident. There is a question as to who is at fault. You, being the gregarious person that you are, post to all 1,259 of your closest Facebook friends about the incident. Later, as the case goes to trial, the attorney from the opposing party uses such posts to…

Medical Records for Deceased Plaintiffs

 Those dealing with the death of a loved one often have much to consider. An additional layer of complexity is added when the deceased loved one was injured as a result of a car accident, for instance. Family members are the ones who have to seek the advice of an attorney and proceed with a…

Private Facebook Data To Be Examined in a Slip-and-Fall Case

 A recent court order by a judge in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, may have personal injury claimants thinking twice about the privacy of the data that they post to Facebook. While this case is currently being litigated in another jurisdiction, it is only a matter of time before courts in Chicago and elsewhere in the country…