The law is always changing and expanding to cover new domains. And even when the law itself doesn't seem to be evolving, current events will always create new consumer interest in well-established areas of law (Toyota, say hello to product liability law). This creates a challenge for a website dedicated to providing top-notch free legal information: we have to keep it current.
That's why we have our content team. FindLaw's legal content producers, trained attorneys all, work hard to keep up with changing law and changing circumstances, so that our legal content can be the most current available. It's thanks to them that we can point to our Learn About the Law pages as the web's best free legal resource for consumers.
Take, for example, personal injury law. Within the past few months, the team has been busy adding articles about a host of new and relevant topics. There is of course plenty of material geared toward explaining the aforementioned Toyota acceleration mess. But beyond that, here's a look at just a portion of the newly-minted free personal injury content that the team has published:
Tobacco. Sure, we will always keep you updated on the legal implications of the damage inflicted by cigarettes. But of course tobacco comes in many forms, and we've now got coverage for popular alternative tobacco-administration methods like hookah pipes, cigars, and chewing tobacco.
Weapons. Guns have long been the subject of the biggest legal fights in the U.S., of course, but people also want to know what happens if they wield (or simply own) brass knuckles, knives of all descriptions, nunchucks, and even BB guns.
Dangerous drugs. Yaz, Yasmin, and their generic form Ocella are the latest prescription drugs raising consumers' and regulators' concerns about possible side effects; so we've recently added a Yaz overview and Yaz FAQs.
Diverse and sundry hazards. Roller coasters, it turns out, cause several hundred injuries a year. We've got updates, too, on several perennial and infamous causes of injuries: ATVs. Swimming pools. And of course -- if you'll permit us to go out with a bang -- fireworks.
-- Kevin Ahlvin, Director, Business Marketing
with Brian Kumnick, FindLaw Portal Team