Injury Law Blog

  • Inadequately Trained or Inexperienced Truck Driver
    Operating a truck is nothing like driving a small passenger car. Trucks are much larger and heavier. Drivers of these large vehicles undergo specialized training and require more experience to qualify for a commercial driving license. Inexperience or lack of adequate training can result in
  • How to Safely Stop on a Highway Shoulder in an Emergency
    We’ve all seen those viral dashcam videos of a car careening off the main highway and hitting another car or person parked on a highway shoulder. These videos are striking reminders of the dangerous situations that can arise from parking on a highway shoulder. The number of pedestrian deaths from
  • Oil Boom Leads to Increase in Deadly Permian Basin Trucking Crashes
    The Permian Basin is the home of some of Texas’ most productive oil fields. But it is also the home of one of Texas’ most deadly roads. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, only 2% of Texans live in the Permian Basin, however, 11% of all traffic fatalities occurred there in 2016.
  • Pride Month: 50 Years Since Stonewall, 50 Years of Gay Liberation
    On June 1, famous corporate logos on social media turn to rainbows, and parades, picnics, and parties start occurring all over the country to recognize and celebrate Pride Month. Pride Month, celebrated every June, is when the world’s LGBTQ communities celebrate the freedom to be themselves. It’s
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is little anyone can do to prevent or stop the spread of a deadly amoeba Naegleria. However, it is possible that we could all have done something to prevent the spread of this Read More
  • Relatives of 6 Utah miners killed in an August 6 Crandall mine collapse spoke before a House of Representatives committee yesterday, voicing their anger at the company that owns the mine. They accused the company of valuing “production over safety Read More
  • Previously, I have written here about dishonest insurance company practices that led to the mistreatment of claimants. First, I discussed the policy of insurance companies to “deny, delay, defend” all claims, offering intentionally low settlements Read More
  • San Dimas, the California community that was such a bummer for Bill and Ted, proved itself generally unfriendly to teens when it installed a dangerous fence that put a beauty queen and top student in permanent medical care. The teenager was driving Read More
  • In a groundbreaking strategy, Merck has decided to fight every single case of litigation over its drug Vioxx. When Vioxx was pulled from the market, speculations abounded that Merck’s liability could reach $50 billion and even around the possible Read More
  • In a toxic tort suit stemming from pollution in a small Nevada town that may be responsible for a leukemia cluster that has sickened 17 children and killed three, Kennametal Inc. sought to protect itself against wrongful death charges by bringing a Read More
  • The Colorado Court of Appeals put a stop to another money-making tactic by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company. It reversed a trial-court ruling that said the insurance behemoth could unilaterally reduce payments to patients and doctors based on Read More
  • In Washington, this year’s election has been fired up by Referendum 67, a law that would allow consumers to collect triple damages if their insurer unreasonably denies a claim or violates rules against unfair practices. Supporters say the law gives Read More
  • A part-time firefighter injured in a January 30th explosion at a Little General Store/ Godfather’s Pizza has filed a $20 million-dollar suit against the store owner and seven other defendants, some of whom are unnamed. The explosion, which occurred Read More
  • A suit involving three women against pharmaceutical giant Wyeth over the relationship between Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) drugs Premarin and Prempro and the women’s breast cancers has entered its second week of testimony. The women’s lawyers Read More
  • We trust our doctors to tell us what’s wrong. After all, it’s their job, right? We pay them for their expertise, so why wouldn’t we trust them? Trust is one thing, but blind faith is another. Listen to your doctor, but if something just doesn’t feel Read More
  • Fourteen more families of people killed in hijacked planes on September 11, 2001, settled their lawsuits against the airlines. Just one week before the first trial was scheduled to begin, the families received undisclosed settlements. The Read More
  • As I mentioned in an earlier post, industry lobbyists have recently changed tactics and are seeking governmental regulations where once they fought tooth and nail to avoid them. One of their primary rationales for this change of heart was to attempt Read More
  • On September 13, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel of independent medical experts voted to keep Trasylol, a drug marketed by Bayer AG, on the market in the US. As part of a continuing review, the panel was given the opportunity to review Read More
  • In a recent and unexpected trend, many industries that have been vehemently fighting regulation for decades have suddenly turned around, seeking to protect themselves from lawsuits by getting cover from governmental laws and guidelines. The movement Read More