Category: Personal Injury

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Jul

05

A woman who became disabled after a car accident can be compensated for her lost wages under her auto insurance policy, even though she’s also receiving Social Security disability benefits, according to a federal judge in Pennsylvania. Francine Smith became totally disabled after a car crash with another driver. The other driver had a $100,000 […]

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Jul

05

Who’s liable for an injury at an Airbnb?

  Posted on July 5, 2016  

Airbnb and similar house-sharing services can be a great way for homeowners to earn extra cash and for travelers to enjoy the “comforts of home” while paying less than they would for a hotel. But what happens if someone is injured at an Airbnb-type rental? Hotel guests generally know that a hotel has a legal […]

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Jun

07

Essure is a contraceptive device that is inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes to create a physical barrier preventing conception. Since it was introduced, thousands of women have come forward complaining that the device didn’t work, resulting in unwanted pregnancies. In some cases, women have experienced ectopic pregnancies, where the egg fertilizes in the fallopian […]

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May

15

South Texas: Bus Rollover Claims 8 Lives, Many Others Injured

  Posted on May 15, 2016     By Jesus Garcia, Jr.

Another catastrophic bus rollover in South Texas has claimed the lives of 8 passengers and has injured another 44 passengers.  Authorities say the chartered bus belonging to OGA Charters was headed from San Juan, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, to Eagle Pass, Texas.  The crash happened on US 83 north of Laredo in Webb […]

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Dec

01

A public school district could be held legally responsible for not having an automated external defibrillator at a high-school soccer game, after a player collapsed and suffered permanent brain damage, the Florida Supreme Court recently decided. The player, Abel Limones, had stopped breathing and had no pulse. His coach and a nurse who happened to be […]

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Nov

02

Elderly patients are being neglected and mistreated in nursing homes far more frequently than most people realize.  Even worse, when injury or death happens as a result of negligence by the nursing home, most relatives assume the cause was simply due to old age. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, about one out […]

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Sep

02

New Hours-of-Service Rules for Truckers Are Dangerous

  Posted on September 2, 2015  

For many years, the government has regulated the number of hours that truckers are allowed to drive, in an effort to keep tired truckers from being behind the wheel of large trucks. Recently, these rules were changed to let truckers drive up to 11 hours straight, without a rest, and up to a maximum of […]

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Aug

28

Big Trucks Threaten High Way Safety

  Posted on August 28, 2015  

We all know the feeling: that uncomfortable tightening of the chest we get when we get when we look into our rearview mirror and see an 80,000 pound 18-wheeler truck barreling down on our back bumper. This feeling is not entirely irrational. According to federal statics, such trucks cause thousands of collisions each year. Given […]

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Aug

27

Be Alert for Medication Errors

  Posted on August 27, 2015  

Rarely a year passes without the announcement of some new won- der drug to treat another disease. While more and better drugs are usually considered a good thing, the increase in the number of drugs available and in the number of drugs the average person takes has led to an explosion in the number of […]

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Aug

27

Insurance Company Hits

  Posted on August 27, 2015  

Insurance companies take in billions of dollars of premiums. But when the tables get turned and it’ s time for an insurance company to pay you a settlement because you were injured in an auto acci- dent, the insurance company sings a different tune. An insurer will use any excuse to avoid paying a fair […]

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