Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 12

Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2019 – Atlanta attorney Rod Dixon and his law firm, The Dixon Firm, PC, have announced that it is offering an educational scholarship for African-American students for the 2019-2020 school year. The Dixon Firm, PC understands that higher education is important for a successful future, yet a challenge for all making an effort to become financially secure. This scholarship opportunity, for the amount of $1,000, will help a deserving African-American student accomplish educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations. Rod Dixon is a proud African-American who is passionate about giving back and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2018 – The risk of car accidents is rising in U.S. states where marijuana has been legalized, according to recent reports released by two traffic safety research groups. Studies from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) noted a nearly six percent rise in the number of highway crashes in four states where recreational marijuana use is legal. The frequency of collision insurance claims was “consistently” higher in Oregon, Colorado, Nevada and Washington than other neighboring states where marijuana is still illegal. A second study focused […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2018 – A judge has rejected assertions made by the School Resource Officer (SRO) present at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida that he was entitled to dismissal of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, on behalf of the parents of Meadow Pollack who was killed during the shooting where 16 others died and 17 were wounded. Scot Peterson’s lawyers argued that the former SRO and Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Deputy did not have any legal duties to protect the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2018 – Experts say that due to the state Supreme Court’s impairment valuation ruling, employers in Pennsylvania will likely be subject to a rise in workers’ compensation claim costs. In June 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court quashed the state’s impairment rating evaluation process on the basis that it is unconstitutional. The court held that the General Assembly unconstitutionally assigned to the American Medical Association the power to establish guidelines for assessing permanent impairment. In cases where a doctor decides the extent of an injured employee’s impairment pursuant to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, and workers’ compensation attorney, Jeffrey S. Gross, Esq., discussed misconceptions labourers have about workers’ compensation and how using medical marijuana may result in an injury claim being denied. Getting hurt on the job is a worker’s worst nightmare. How are the bills going to be paid? Are the injuries bad enough to mean being permanently out of work? What happens if the claim is denied? Is there an appeal process? The most important thing that any worker needs to know […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2018 – Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a construction worker in a fatal crash on Interstate 294. Frank Caputo, 61, was killed after being hit by a black Infiniti car that had entered several closed lanes. Caputo had been repairing pavement at 10:17 p.m. on the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway work zone. “All workers are entitled to a safe work environment. However, construction workers often face various hazards and threats to their safety while on the job, some of which can have tragic outcomes, as in this case,” […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2018 – Recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, discussed how Pennsylvania determines negligence in a car accidents and the state Lemon Law relating to vehicles. Being involved in a car accident is one of the worst feelings in the world. “And if you were injured, you’re likely going to want to seek compensation for your medical expenses and so forth,” said Weitzman. “Of course, negligence plays a huge part in motor vehicle accident lawsuits as well.” When a driver does not drive safely, with due care and attention to […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2018 – A woman was struck and tragically killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle while crossing a roadway in Arizona. The accident occurred on March 18, 2018. It is believed that this incident is the first of its kind where a pedestrian was killed by an autonomous vehicle. The Uber vehicle was travelling approximately 40 miles-an-hour along a stretch of road with a 45 mile-an-hour speed limit. The vehicle had a human safety driver behind the wheel. The 49-year-old pedestrian was struck while walking her bicycle across the street. Police officers were able […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2018 – The U.S. Supreme Court gave the green light to allow the family of a man who died during a drug raid to pursue a wrongful death case against two police officers and the city of Fort Worth, Texas. At the time of the man’s death, the Fort Worth police were executing a “no-knock” search warrant, on May 16, 2013. It meant they did not have to announce their presence before entering the home. The victim’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2014 in the appeals court. The court ruled that […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2018 – Once again, the personal injury law practice of Javaheri & Yahoudai Law Firm has been recognized for its outstanding performance. This time, the firm is being honored by Law Firm 500 for being high on the list of the fastest growing Law Firms in the U.S. in 2018. Out of the 10,000 legal practices nominated for this award, Javaheri & Yahoudai is number 89. Amazingly, their practice has grown 168 percent. The award was presented during the Law Firm 500 Gala and Conference in Boca Raton, Florida which took place […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2018 – Two Chicago aldermen proposed a measure that would fine pedestrians for using their cellphones while crossing a street. If passed, individuals could face fines ranging from $90 to $500 for talking or texting on a mobile device as they walk across an intersection. The ordinance would not apply to emergency personnel or police officers who are “on duty and acting in their official capacities.” People who use their cellphones to call 911 would also be exempted. The proposal follows similar measures that were passed in Honolulu, Hawaii and San Mateo, California. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2018 – Marijuana is beginning to become legalized in many U.S. states and it is now legal all across Canada. The thought of high drivers is frightening given their reduced ability to react quickly. In fact, there is emerging proof that increased marijuana usage is causing deadly traffic accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) vehicular crashes are on the rise in states that have legalized marijuana, such as Washington State, Nevada, Colorado and Oregon. Recreational weed is also legal in Vermont, California, Massachusetts, Alaska and Maine, and 22 other […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2018 – A woman was struck and tragically killed while crossing a roadway in Arizona by a self-driving Uber vehicle. The accident occurred on March 18, 2018. It is believed that this incident is the first of its kind where a pedestrian was killed by an autonomous vehicle. The Uber vehicle was travelling approximately 40 miles-an-hour along a stretch of road with a 45 mile-an-hour speed limit. The vehicle had a human safety driver behind the wheel. The 49-year-old pedestrian was struck while walking her bicycle across the street. Police officers were able […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2018 – Scaffidi & Associates is pleased to announce that the firm has been included in U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ Ninth Edition of “Best Law Firm” rankings. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a firm exclusively by its peers. This honor is a testament to the firm’s dedication over many years of practice and their standing in the New York legal community. With unmatched legal knowledge and courtroom experience, Scaffidi & Associates has recovered more […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2018 – Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law generally excludes travel to and from work from the commonwealth’s workers’ compensation coverage. However, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board recently added a new exception to the commonwealth’s “going and coming rule.” The going and coming rule generally excludes from coverage injuries sustained while going to or coming from work, including driving or walking. The appellate board in February 1 affirmed US Airways Inc. and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. must pay flight attendant Betty Bockelman’s workers’ compensation claim arising from an injury suffered while taking a shuttle […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing has once again won a Gold MarCom award in recognition of a law firm website. The honor was awarded to San Francisco-based Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, in the Digital Media category for the website it designed and created for the Athens Georgia based law firm of Morgan & Morgan Attorneys at Law. The MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals. Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the largest, […]


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Newport Beach, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Medical coding and billing transparency is essential for $3.5 trillion in spending. On Monday, October 29th, 2018, the Morning Edition of National Public Radio (NPR)and Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported on their investigation of an unusually high-cost medical charge for an allergy test used to determine what elements cause dermatitis in its Bill of the Month segment. Michael Arrigo was quoted as an expert in medical billing in the story. Arrigo commented on the usual, customary and reasonable cost of an allergy test described as “Patch or application test(s) that […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2018 – The Appellate Division recently held that travel to the usual workplace can be compensable on the basis of the facts in Minter v. Mattson, A-1916-15T4 (App.Div. May 10, 2018). According to WorkersCompensation.com, a kitchen worker named Antoine Minter informed his supervisor, Dean Beggs, the executive chef, that he would not be going to his morning shift because the bus was not operating due to a heavy snow storm. Joh Lear, the dining director, devised a plan whereby Minter would be able to go to work that morning. Beggs, at Lear’s orders, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2018 – A jury found that the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES 300 were “unreasonably dangerous,” and resulted in serious and permanent injuries to two children involved in a rear-end car crash in 2016. According to evidence presented at trial, Toyota Motor Sales and Toyota Motor Corporation did not warn car owners about the front seats engineering, structural and design defects. The company’s failure to do so was considered gross negligence. The award included $143.6 million in punitive damages. The family of four was driving south on North Central Expressway with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2018 – A Guatemalan mother is suing the U.S. government for the wrongful death of her child who died after being in detention in a Texas ICE facility. The 19-month old child and her mom initially crossed the Rio Grande seeking asylum. They were apprehended and temporarily detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The lawsuit alleges the child was happy and healthy when she arrived in the United States and when medical personnel at the residential center processed her, they noted that there were no health issues. The […]


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