Injury Law Blog

  • Daylight Saving: A Day to Check for Recalls
    On Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m., most clocks will ‘spring forward’ causing a majority of Americans to lose an hour of sleep.  Losing that one precious hour of sleep is the downside of daylight saving time. But, on the bright side, we gain an extra hour of sunlight in the evening. This extra hour of
  • Veterans Account For 30% Of All Mesothelioma Deaths In U.S.
    According to the most recent statistics from the US Census reports, there are 18.2 million veterans in the United States from all wars and all branches of service. Unfortunately, veterans are at risk of developing mesothelioma or other fatal asbestos diseases as a result of asbestos exposure. While
  • Kentucky Workers’ Compensation
    By Zac Pingle, Staff Writer What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation allows injured workers to receive financial compensation for their injuries without filing a personal injury lawsuit against their employers. Nearly every employee is covered by workers’ compensation by Kentucky State
  • Massachusetts Motorcycle Laws and Safety Tips
    By Zac Pingle, Staff Writer There is something very special about riding a motorcycle. Riding while out in the elements can be very rewarding, although, it is important to know what laws you must follow to ride your motorcycle. The following article is intended to inform you about Massachusetts
  • A Provo, Utah woman has filed a lawsuit against a construction company, saying one of their employees wrongfully caused the death of her daughter in a truck accident in 2006. The victim, Lorna Lister, a 27-year-old Brigham Young University student, Read More
  • Ford Motor Company will recall 3.6 million vehicles to remove a cruise control switch that has been associated to fires in other vehicles. The vehicles involved in the recall range from the 1992 to 2004 model years and include the Ford Bronco, Read More
  • The death toll is six at the time of this writing with as many 30 more people missing from an interstate bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The final number is likely to grow as divers search for victims in the twisted steel and chunks of Read More
  • For decades we have heard about the importance of “buckling up” when we sit in our cars, whether we’re driving or simply riding as a passenger, and we have all seen the commercials with police officers describing the horrible and possible deadly Read More
  • In Canada, provinces that have adopted mandatory bicycle helmet legislation for children have seen a 45% decrease in the number of bicycle-related head injuries compared to a 27% drop in provinces that have not mandated helmet use. Unfortunately, Read More
  • The biggest maker of birth control pills in the United States, Wyeth, settled a lawsuit on the eve of a trial for a terminally ill woman who blamed the company’s Prempro menopause drug for her breast cancer. Judge Bryan Garruto approved the Read More
  • A federal appeals court revived a group of shareholder lawsuits that accused the makers of Vioxx, Merck & Co., of violating their duties by concealing the health risks of the company’s popular painkiller. A three-judge panel ruled that the Read More
  • As summer’s heat is squarely upon us, more and more families head to our nation’s lakes, rivers, and oceans to enjoy boating, jet skiing, and other water sports. What many people don’t realize is that there are children operating many of those Read More
  • The survivors of a truck driver, Michael Ryckman, who died after he was crushed by a load of plywood at a Connecticut pier in 2003, have received a $1.35 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. The tragedy occurred when Ryckman was picking Read More
  • Head injuries such as concussions are very common in high school sports, especially contact sports like football. Players often do not display typical symptoms of a brain injury in the days immediately following the injury, but now there is Read More
  • In Indiana, some motorcycle owners are angry they have been singled out to pay an extra $10 registration fee to help fund new efforts to research spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. This fee is estimated to generate approximately $1.6 million Read More
  • The re-trial of a wrongful death suit against Ford Motor Company has been delayed for more than five months after the judge who threw out the original $15 million verdict removed herself from the case. U.S. Chief District Judge Claire Eagen granted Read More
  • A New Jersey Superior Court Judge has ruled that a federal law giving the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) the exclusive right to determine if a drug’s label or package insert has adequate health risk information does not bar state lawsuits Read More
  • Memory loss is one of the most common cognitive side effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even in mild TBI, memory loss is still very common. The more severe the victim’s memory loss after the TBI, the more significant the brain damage will be Read More
  • The mother and grandmother of a 15-year-old boy who intentionally flew a stolen plane into a Bank of America building in Tampa four months after the 9/11 attacks have dropped their $70 million lawsuit against the drug manufacturer Hoffmann-LaRoche, Read More