Injury Law News

  • Pedestrians killed by cars in San Diego surge in 2018
    The number of pedestrians killed by cars spiked last year in the city of San Diego. Thirty four people died in 2018 after being hit by a vehicle, up from 17 victims the previous year, according to statistics provided by the San Diego Police Department. The bloodshed comes despite efforts by Mayor
  • Kansas Mother Settles Wrongful Death Police Shooting Suit for $2.3M
    The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family’s garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement with the city. In the settlement, the city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the January 2017 death of 17-
  • California county sues PG&E for Camp Fire damage
    Butte County filed suit against PG&E on Tuesday, alleging that the company's failure to respond to extreme weather conditions in the hours before November's Camp Fire played a central role in sparking the catastrophe. The Nov. 8 fire killed 86 people and destroyed about 14,000 homes in and
  • Kentucky Supreme Court: Employers Can’t Condition Employment on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
    The mandatory arbitration agreement is one tactic large companies use to limit their liability and control an employee or customer’s access to the court system. A mandatory arbitration agreement requires the signing parties – which can be a consumer or an employee, though this post will focus on
QUINTON, Okla. — Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers, including a man from Colorado, and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent Read More
ALBANY — The family of one of the 20 people killed in the Oct. 6 Schoharie County limo crash at Routes 30 and 30A says New York state is at fault for failing to properly fix the treacherous intersection. A notice was filed Monday in the Court of Claims by Salvatore Ferlazzo, attorney for the family Read More
A Chicago area woman, who alleges that she was video recorded while taking a shower at a hotel and then blackmailed, has filed a $100 million lawsuit. The lawsuit, which does not identify the woman, claims that an unidentified employee had secretly recorded her at the Hilton's Hampton Inn & Read More
As the pelvic mesh MDL has begun to settle, attorneys on the leadership committee have asked the federal court overseeing the litigation’s massive inventory to set aside 5 percent of the awards for common benefit fees and expenses. With the settlements already topping $7 billion, that means more Read More
Distracted drivers caused 54,302 crashes, injuries, and wrongful deaths in North Carolina in 2016.  If you travel on the streets or highways, you are at risk for being injured or killed by someone who is more interested in their phone than their driving.   On the morning of May 10, 2016, Russell Read More
An oilfield worker who was rendered quadriplegic after a light fixture improperly attached to an oil derrick fell more than 100 feet onto his head has settled his claims against five companies for a total of $44 million. The multimillion-dollar award is meant to compensate the injured plaintiff, Read More

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