How Auto Defects Can Cause Passenger Injury
Medical Malpractice Law: Orthopedic Malpractice
Proximate Cause - An Important Practice Tip for Personal Injury Lawyers
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What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
Catastrophic Impairment: What it means and why it's important to you if you've been hurt in a car accident
The costs of managing awards of damages for catastrophic personal injury claims comprise one of the most significant heads of damage that a plaintiff is awarded. These costs often make up around 20% of the total award. ...more
After an automobile accident in the San Fernando Valley, a number of pressing thoughts are often racing through your mind. Am I okay? How much damage is there to my car? Should I get an attorney? Will I be sued? There...more
Any injured worker over the age of 30 with a serious work injury is likely to find some reference in his or her medical records to degeneration of the body part being examined. Degenerative disc disease, for example, is...more
For Illinois workers, incurring a workplace injury can be a traumatic experience. On top of worrying over possible long-term effects on health and impairments to the ability to make a living, the anxiety over how to respond...more
In its recent decision in Mt. Hawley Ins. Co v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 655 (Ill. App. Ct. Sept. 9, 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether...more
How many times have you loaned your automobile to a friend or family member? Even if you trust the person you are lending your car to, incidents can occur that can put you at risk for legal liability. Many automobile...more
On Sept. 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced revisions to its rule that requires employers to notify OSHA when employees suffer a work-related...more
Alabama residents may be surprised to learn that approximately 200,000 individuals are living with spinal cord injuries throughout the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of...more
An employee may be eligible for workers' compensation after a work-related accident but must first file a claim. Under the Alabama workers' compensation law, a worker can file a claim by notifying an employer of an injury or...more
Declaratory Judgment Action Interpreting the "Land Motorized Vehicle" Exclusion -
In Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. v. Simmons, No. E2013-01419-COA-R30-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 15, 2014), the Tennessee Court of...more
The party that causes an accident is generally the party held liable for injuries. Establishing negligence is the threshold requirement for a personal injury case. To establish negligence, a thorough analysis of the facts is...more
Virginia : The primary purpose of my blog posts is to inform Nevada's injured workers about the law and the claims process. However, I occasionally like to offer my readers from the workers' compensation industry a more...more
Soccer Parents File Class-Action Lawsuit against FIFA -
The link between traumatic brain injuries and contact sports like football and hockey are now well known across the country, particularly for young athletes who...more
This post is the third in a series of posts analyzing the 2013-14 term of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
This post provides in a nutshell what businesses need to know about the cases from last year’s term of the...more
All Sums or Pro Rata: Did You Get the Coverage You Bought?
In recent decades, liabilities stemming from long-term bodily injury or property damage—as from exposure to asbestos or contamination of the environment—have...more
Kincaid v. Allstate Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co., No. 2:13-cv-014030, 2014 WL 3733758 (11th Cir. Jul. 30, 2014) -
The Eleventh Circuit holds that under Florida law, negligence does not equate to bad faith, and under the...more
Prior to January 1, 2015, employers should take steps to ensure compliance with a significant new OSHA rule that requires employers to notify OSHA within 24 hours of the in-patient hospitalization of more than one employee or...more
In November 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed regulations requiring employers to submit injury and illness data electronically, rather than maintain paper OSHA Form 300 logs of...more
In its recent decision in State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Dantzler, the Supreme Court of Nebraska had occasion to consider the application of pollution exclusion to an underlying personal injury claim involving an...more
In 2001, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted a regulation requiring employers to report to their local OSHA office any work-related incidents that resulted in an employee death or the in-patient...more
Pollution Exclusion Doesn’t Bar Coverage for Worker Exposed to Hazardous Chemicals That Were Not “Dispersed”:
Why it matters -
A federal district court in Texas strictly construed a pollution exclusion in...more
Magnets, Choking Hazards, and Fatal Child Injuries -
When should a hazardous product be banned due to safety concerns? A recent article in USA Today stated that the Consumer Product Safety Commission might ban...more
The arrests of Ravens running back Ray Rice and San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald have, once again, thrust the ugly specter of domestic violence into the forefront of American consciousness. One of the most...more
?AC35328 - Sola v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Trial court incorrectly refused to charge the jury that Walmart store had a non-delegable duty to maintain its floors in a safe condition for its patrons and could not defend a...more
On September 11, 2014, OSHA released its final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements. The rule, which takes effect on January 1, 2015, makes two important changes that tighten OSHA’s...more
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