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Five Common Injuries that Occur in Auto Accidents

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are five types of injuries that commonly occur from auto accidents. In Illinois accidents, an auto accident lawyer Chicago often...more

Using the Affordable Care Act in Defense of Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases

Courts across the country are beginning to consider the argument that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) serves as a vehicle to limit a plaintiff’s claim for future medical damages. Plaintiffs often use exaggerated life care plans...more

GM Settles Pair of Ignition-Switch Cases, Faces Thousands More in Massive MDL

Plaintiffs in two separate federal bellwether cases against General Motors (GM) have won their claims against the automobile manufacturer and its faulty ignition switches. The settlements involve two women who were seriously...more

NCAA Faces New Class-Action Concussion-Related Lawsuits

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) was hit with seven new concussion-related class action lawsuits on August 31, 2016. The new lawsuits increase the total number of lawsuits filed since May 2016 to 22...more

When Accidents Lead to Paralysis

Paralysis is one of the most serious potential effects of a traumatic physical injury and is most often the result of a serious injury to one’s central nervous system such as direct damage to the spine or brain. When...more

OHSA conviction, $48,000 fine upheld on appeal: “blocking” of machine required physical block

An Ontario Appeal judge has upheld an employer’s conviction under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failure to “block” a machine, after the trial justice held that “blocking” required a physical block, not simply...more

Commonsense Tips for Documenting Reported Accidents

One of legendary coach John Wooden’s sayings goes, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” While common-sense advice applies across the board, it is particularly applicable to proper...more

Determining the Value of a Trip and Fall Case

In a trip and fall lawsuit,just like with almost any lawsuit, there is no guarantee of a certain monetary award. While a skilled personal injury attorney can examine the facts of your case to determine a potential estimate...more

Courts Continue to Reaffirm Preemptive Effect of Statute Protecting Aircraft Lessors

A decision out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii joins a growing list of holdings reaffirming the proposition that an owner, lessor or secured party not in actual possession or control of an aircraft is...more

Dog Bite Cases: Don’t Make these Mistakes

Dog bites can indeed be painful and traumatic experiences. In 2015, 34 dog bite fatalities were reported in the United States. Out of these, 20 were adults and 14 were children. Fact is that hundreds of Americans get bit by...more

Accidents and Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be among the most life-threatening injuries caused by an auto accident. Our spinal cords carry vital and sensitive nerves that act as messengers along the “communication highway” that runs between our...more

Pokémon Oh No! Augmented reality raises specter of personal injury claims: M&R Blog

There’s no denying it—Pokémon have taken over the country and, as of the popular app’s launch in more than 30 countries over the past few weeks, the world. As the media is eager to point out, the game’s launch has not been...more

Insurance Coverage – Equitable Indemnity Claim by Excess Carrier

Ace American Insurance Company v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (August 5, 2016) - Where an underlying insurer rejects a settlement offer within its policy limits, and...more

Health Alert (Australia) August 8, 2016

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: Queensland - 28 July 2016 - Beven v Brisbane Youth Service Inc [2016] QSC 163 - The plaintiff, Lindsey Beven, was...more

Ambiguous Scope of 998 Offer Forfeits Potential Post-Offer Cost Recovery

In Yolanda Ignacio v. Marilynne Caracciolo (No. B266930), the California Court of Appeal for the Second District found that a settlement offer seeking to release a party from claims outside the scope of the litigation at...more

Amputee Victims and Financial Recovery

If you have lost a limb in a serious car accident or motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what’s next. After the extensive surgeries and treatment, and piling medical bills, you may be concerned about how you will live...more

A Child Suffering — A Family’s Pain

As adult-children, sisters, brothers, and friends, chances are you may be asked to be surrogate for a loved one at some point in your life. If not, someone probably will ask you to weigh in on what to do when medicine can...more

Pin Pricks and Aching Backs: When Nursing Injuries Become Serious

The American Nursing Association (ANA) has reported that nurses face a high risk of back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders. The ANA also learned that a nationwide survey of more than 700 nurses found that...more

Is There Coverage for The Pill Mill Lawsuits?

In an effort to deal with the terrible epidemic of drug abuse and the human and economic costs of this dilemma, the state of West Virginia has brought lawsuits in several jurisdictions against pharmaceutical companies and...more

Cramer v. Starr

A Tort Defendant May Name Plaintiff’s Subsequent Physician As A Non-Party At Fault, Despite The “Original Tortfeasor Rule” - Arizona’s comparative fault statute (UCATA) requires the trier of fact in a tort case to...more

What to Do after an Accident

Even though car accidents occur what seems like all the time, they can still be very overwhelming for those involved. In the aftermath, it may be difficult to determine what steps to take next; especially if there has been...more

Proving Your Case: Important Documents For Accident Victims

A lawyer for a car accident claim needs to properly document medical care and prove pain and suffering to justify a fair award. The sooner the victim begins collecting the documents, the better....more

Colleges Hid Sports Brain Injury Risks

Four class action complaints claim that three different college athletic conferences, along with the NCAA did an inadequate job protecting football players from injury. In recent years, the danger posed by certain sports for...more

July 4th Auto Accidents

While a time for celebration, the long Independence Day weekend can also bring with it a number of serious personal injuries, including car accidents from drinking and driving, illegal firework injuries, and dog bites....more

Boating Accidents Grow More Serious On Area Lakes

High temperatures and low gas prices contributed to a rise in the number of boaters on area lakes in recent years, and the number of boating related accidents increased accordingly. Victims of boating accidents sought an...more

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