Vol. 10, No. 2, October 2007
Personal Injury Law
Personal injury researchers visiting the web site of The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) can view abstracts of articles from two of the Section's publications: The Brief and The Tort Trial and Insurance Law Journal. The Brief is the Section's quarterly magazine and includes an array of practical articles of interest to plaintiff and defense lawyers who practice tort or insurance law. The Tort and Insurance Law Journal is the most widely recognized legal periodical in the field and features in-depth law review articles on insurance litigation, ERISA and employment issues, and reinsurance. Additionally, TortSource, a publication which highlights topical tort and insurance law issues and includes technology advice and practice tips, is available full-text in PDF format.
Cornell University School of Law and the Legal Information Institute provide an overview of tort law, describing different categories of torts and identifying key sources of law; the page links to relevant federal statutes and federal and state judicial decisions. Also provided are links to key Internet sources.
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, maintains this web site, working to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries. Public health information fact sheets are provided on specific injuries. Most importantly, this site is useful for statistically supporting a personal injury case, as the NCIPC has an extensive database of statistics. The Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is a powerful, interactive system which provides customized fatal and non-fatal injury data. The page also provides access to reports issued by the NCIPC.
This web site published by the law firm of Alexander Hawes LLP focuses on personal injury, negligence, and toxic tort law. Although the firm's intention is to attract potential clients, serious content for consumers is provided. Offered on the web site are articles regarding defective products, toxic torts, and serious injuries.
This blog, maintained by personal injury attorney Eric Turkewitz, focuses on developments and news about personal injury, medical malpractice, and related areas of law. A weekly feature, the Personal Injury Law Roundup, summarizes and links to news stories about current personal injury cases.
Another blog, maintained by Western New England University School of Law Professor Bill Childs and Charleston School of Law Professor Sheila Scheuerman, keeps readers up to date on current activities in all areas of tort law, including products liability and "goofy cases." They both provide links to news sources describing cases in detail and comment on those cases.