Who is responsible if I get hit and injured by a truck?
A man who was pushing his disabled car on the shoulder of I-5 in Mission Viejo has suffered major injuries after he was struck by another vehicle, according to a news report.
The Nevada Supreme Court published a decision that is favorable for injured workers this month in Williams v. United Parcel Services, 129 Nev. Adv.Op. 41 (6/6/13). ...more
Every accident is different, but you may possibly have a claim against any of the following parties:
• The driver of the truck and the drivers of other vehicles who may have contributed to the accident.
• The owners of...more
In its recent decision in Atlantic Casualty Ins. Co. v. Paszko Masonry, Inc., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 11561 (7th Cir. June 7, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit had occasion to consider whether a...more
The plaintiff’s bar is creative and inventive. No doubt other theories of negligence to support liability for a lifting injury have been or will be asserted moving forward. The starting point for addressing such novel...more
In its recent decision in Midwest Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Wolters, 2013 Minn. LEXIS 304 (Minn. May 31, 2013), the Minnesota Supreme Court had occasion to consider whether an absolute pollution exclusion applies to bodily...more
In April, President Obama announced the BRAIN initiative, a new research challenge aimed at unlocking how the human brain works and how brain ailments and injury might be addressed....more
In Broward County, a Good Samaritan recently helped save the life of a young boy. The 10-year-old was climbing a tree, but slipped and fell onto a fence. ...more
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of personal injuries. According to the National Floor Safety Institute...more
Tourist accidents are common. Just last month 19 people died in Southern Egypt in a hot-air balloon crash. State operated television reported that the balloon was carrying 20 foreign tourists from China, Japan, Hungary,...more
Automobile accidents occur each and every day in Alabama and throughout the nation. When an auto accident does happen, sympathy and remorse are typically felt for those involved, especially when children and pregnant women...more
Does a broken foot constitute a “critical injury” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act? Because the Ministry of Labour inspector had not yet considered that issue, a union was prohibited from raising the issue on...more
Long-term effects of oil spills remain uncertain, with studies working to provide some answers to the exact health hazards such toxic accidents cause. The recent ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline spill in Arkansas may provide more...more
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, more than one million people go to the emergency room each year due to slip and fall accidents....more
Late last year, Hawaii News Now reported that a woman injured by a falling coconut tree in Kuklo Beach Park filed a negligence suit against the city of Honolulu. The coconut tree crashed into the roof of a restroom and as a...more
For most people, going to the hospital means receiving needed treatment for an illness, injury or condition that requires specialized medical care. While many people are nervous about hospital treatment, most expect to...more
In September, 2010, the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”) was amended to introduce the Minor Injury Guideline (“MIG”). Many people are surprised to hear that their injuries are being described as “minor”. In fact,...more
On a routine shopping trip to Wal-Mart, a Port St. Lucie man had a freak accident. A sign fell down from an improperly assembled display, and it cause Tom Papakalodoukas to slip....more
While most people think of injuries to their bodies in a bicycle accident, there are other costs associated with this type of crash. Of course, physical injuries are the most serious type. Most people would rather suffer a...more
In its recent decision in Shane Traylor Cabinetmaker, L.L.C. v. American Resources Ins. Co., Inc., 2013 Ala. LEXIS 42 (Ala. May 3, 2013), the Supreme Court of Alabama had occasion to consider whether a general liability...more
Rudolph Laidlow worked for Hariton Machinery Corp., feeding heated metal bars into a mill. The machine came with a safety guard to prevent workers’ hands from being caught and shredded. The employer removed the guard...more
Back in 2009, a group of Wisconsin residents went snowmobiling in Michigan at the Hiawatha National Forest. During the trip, several snowmobiles collided at an intersection, resulting in fatal injuries to a Wisconsin man....more
According to most statistical estimates, approximately 30 million people visit San Diego every year. Not only are the weather and the beach enormous draws, but there are also events such as Comic-Con that bring people here...more
In order for a workers’ compensation claim to be compensable, the injury giving rise to the claim must arise out of and occur in the course of employment. The general rule in Tennessee, and many other jurisdictions, is that...more
Policyholders should continue to assert that limits can be stacked in situations where there is continuing damage, despite the California Court of Appeals’ latest decision in Kaiser Cement & Gypsum Corp. v. Insurance Company...more
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