Injury Law News

  • Self-driving Uber vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
    Uber abruptly halted testing of its autonomous vehicles across North America on Monday, the company announced, after a woman was struck and killed by one of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday night. The moratorium on testing includes San Francisco, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Toronto, Uber
  • Drivers Ignore Safety Laws, Continue Texting
    Safety regulators still have no idea just how deadly the combination of mobile phones and cars can be, but mounting evidence paints a grim picture. The latest disconcerting data come from a massive study by Zendrive, a San Francisco-based startup that tracks phone use for automobile insurers and
  • Ethicon hit with $35 million verdict in Indiana pelvic mesh case
    An Indiana jury hit Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon with a $35 million verdict in a product liability lawsuit brought over its Prolift pelvic mesh. Barbara Kaiser and her husband Anton Kaiser sued Ethicon in March 2012, after learning that the Prolift mesh her doctor implanted in 2009 to
  • Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Holiday Party Injury Case
    A woman’s fall at a holiday party has reached the Michigan Supreme Court, which could use the case to clarify the responsibilities of property owners when they welcome guests to their home. The court heard arguments Tuesday in the case of Susan Blackwell, who missed an 8-inch step when she stepped
A federal judge pushing for a settlement in lawsuits by state and local governments against drug companies over their roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic said on Wednesday that trials may be needed after both sides identified barriers to reaching a deal. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland Read More
Despite claims that helmets do not protect the cervical spine during a motorcycle crash and may even increase the risk of injury, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison found that, during an accident, helmet use lowers the likelihood of cervical spine injury ( Read More
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia jury has awarded a Washington Township man and his wife $3.2 million for a sinkhole that caused the man to crash during a charity bike ride in the city three years ago. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports 55-year-old Anthony Degliomini was among 811 bicyclists who Read More
Yet another article that shows America isn’t making progress on pedestrian safety, with people on foot accounting for a steadily rising share of overall traffic fatalities. In 2017, for the second year running, nearly 6,000 people were struck and killed while walking in the U.S., according to a new Read More
A jury awarded $53.7 million to two Southland brothers who were severely injured following a head-on collision with a big-rig on state route 14 in 2014. The Los Angeles Superior Court panel returned the verdict Wednesday on behalf of Matthew and Michael Lennig and against Hector Contreras, a driver Read More
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A judge awarded nearly $15 million in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a one-time mortuary worker who was threatened with being cremated alive for revealing fraud, his attorneys said Thursday. The judgment in favor of Barry Taul, made under a federal law that rewards people who Read More