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Bodily Injury

InterConnect - Winter 2018

by Benesch on

We have found that more and more of our clients are involved in e-commerce fulfillment, distribution and last-mile services. We handle sophisticated issues in this sector every single day, including drafting and negotiating...more

Faster Than Now! The Final Word, On the Final Mile

by Benesch on

We have found that more and more of our clients are involved in e-commerce fulfillment, distribution and last-mile services. We handle sophisticated issues in this sector every single day, including drafting and negotiating...more

Hazardous Substances/Bodily Injury Claim: New York Court Addresses Potential Liability of Engineering Inspection Subcontractor

The Supreme Court (Appellate Division) New York addressed in a March 7th decision whether a lower court properly granted summary judgment to a subcontractor performing engineering inspection services on a highway construction...more

Blinded By Surgery

by Howard Ankin on

Medical mistakes and physician errors during cataract surgery often result in partial vision loss or permanent blindness for patients....more

Drones – When Things Go Wrong

Over the last several years, drones have rapidly grown in popularity. From quick deliveries during rush hour to reaching an otherwise inaccessible military base, drones are proving to be extremely advantageous where humans...more

Concussions Can Impair Emotional Processing During Sleep Contributing to Chronic Mood Disturbance

As discussed in prior posts on this blog, sleep alterations are commonly found after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, both short term and in some cases long term. One of the most well documented impacts of...more

Paying the Price: The Pitfalls of Ineffective Liability Waivers

by Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC on

Liability waivers are common in many contracts between businesses and the general public. Whether the contract covers in-home daycare or bungee jumping, it likely includes language intended to function as a release or a...more

North Carolina Cases Involving Traumatic Brain Injuries

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

A traumatic brain injury ("TBI") results from a specific traumatic event causing some type of damage to the brain. Such trauma could be the head being struck by an object or being jolted by a collision, or even having an...more

Bills, Bills, Bills: Calculation of Past Medical Expenses under Texas Law

by Butler Snow LLP on

Under Texas law, recovery of past medical expenses is limited to the amount actually paid or incurred. Section 41.0105 was enacted in 2003 by the Texas Legislature as a tort reform initiative to limit past medical damages to...more

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities in Southern California

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney has noticed an increase in auto versus pedestrian accident cases. They say: “Never walk in Southern California!” This advice may be true given the high level of driver distraction. ...more

Dangers of Pressure Cookers Heating Up

Slow Cooker A public-relations nightmare has bubbled up around the age-old appliance known as the pressure cooker. All it took was a plot twist in the popular NBC television drama This is Us. The beloved matriarch of the...more

How to Protect Yourself from Being a Victim of a Pedestrian Accident

If you live or work in Woodland Hills, particularly around the Warner Center where more and more residents are turning away from cars and towards traveling by foot or bike, you should understand that while walking has many...more

Railroads on Track To Miss Positive Train Control Deadline

Need for Positive Train Control is Past Due - The deadline for installing and implementing positive train control, known as PTC, is Dec. 31, 2018. It likely will come and go, with a majority of the country’s railways...more

BB, Pellet And Paintball Gun Eye Injuries Continue To Shoot Up

by Howard Ankin on

Eye injuries from BB guns, pellet guns, and paintball guns continue to rise each year. Most injury victims are children who experience serious eye injuries including blindness....more

Determining Fault in Multi-Car Accidents

Multi-car accidents are often extremely frightening for all involved and increasingly common in high-traffic and heavy construction areas such as Woodland Hills and Canoga Park. When multiple vehicles, whether they be cars,...more

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

by The Roth Firm on

Accidents or injuries are something that we want to avoid all the times. But when it happens, and you decide to take appropriate steps in protecting your legal rights, you need to know more about what “personal injury law” is...more

Disclosure of Certain Private Information on Facebook Account Allowed by New York Court of Appeals

by Cozen O'Connor on

The New York Court of Appeals gave defense counsel in personal injury cases a Valentine’s Day present when it ruled, on February 13, 2018, that discovery under the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR 3101 (a))...more

5 Steps to Take if You Were Hit by a Drunk Driver

by The Brown Firm on

If you have been involved in a Car Accident and believe it was caused by a Drunk Driver, it is important to know what to do next. When a drunk driver causes an accident to occur, it is not just criminal penalties they...more

Pressure Cookers & Injuries — A Long History

The modern-day version of the pressure cooker dates to 17th-century France. Invented by Denis Papin, a physicist noted for working the steam power, the “steam digester” increased water’s boiling point, resulting in faster...more

Damages Limited by Proximate Cause

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli partner Jay Rosenthal and associate John Lierman recently obtained a favorable verdict after a four-day jury trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. The client, a supplier of concrete and...more

Weekly Roundup - February 10.

by Fisher Phillips on

If you are involved in safety or risk management, especially in construction, you recognize that struck-by accidents are almost always among the top three causes of employee deaths. What you may not appreciate is that most...more

Another Preventable Train Derailment

Amtrak trains have been involved in four deaths since December 2017, including the most recent tragedy in South Carolina that killed two crew members and injured more than 100 passengers....more

The Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Cumulative Exposure as Sufficient to Establish Substantial Factor in Asbestos Cases

by Reminger Co., LPA on

Numerous cases have been filed in courts across the United States alleging that exposure to defendants' asbestos-containing products caused various diseases, including mesothelioma, a rare cancer primarily linked to asbestos...more

The Importance of Signatures: General Motors’ Unsigned But Fully Negotiated Deal Not Enforceable

by Hogan Lovells on

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn recently decided that a fully-negotiated agreement would not be enforced in the absence of required signatures. The agreement contemplated a settlement between the General Motors bankruptcy...more

Dangerous Pressure Cookers Causing Severe Injuries

Our firm recently has taken on several cases of serious burns and other horrific injuries caused by cooking with a 1940s kitchen standard—the pressure cooker. Tristar’s Power Pressure Cooker XL is marketed as being a safe,...more

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