Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2021 – Not all injuries show symptoms immediately after a car accident. Some take hours – or even days – to show up. It is important to know what signs to look for. Here are five important warning signs to look out for after a car accident: Dizziness or Nausea Dizziness can be a symptom of many serious medical conditions. It could indicate brain damage or internal bleeding. These conditions can be fatal if they are left untreated. Nausea may be caused by the dizziness or be a symptom of a different medical […]


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Bourne, MA (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2021 – Robert Malm, an Episcopal priest sued for defamation, abuse of process, and perjury, is slated to provide a video deposition later this month. Malm, canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, faces a number of lawsuits after bringing a civil suit against former parishioner Eric Bonetti, in which he accused Bonetti of threatening him and Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria VA. Among Malm’s accusations was that a blog, published by Bonetti’s late mother, was an act of “domestic terrorism,” due to its use of the word “suicide,” and its […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2021 – The plaintiff in a lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria VA, is alleging that the church’s former rector, Bob Malm, has again knowingly provided false information to the Alexandria Circuit Court. The plaintiff, Eric Bonetti, specifically alleges that, in recent court pleadings, Malm lied by claiming that Bonetti has repeatedly posted comments about Malm under the names of various siblings. Bonetti’s only brother, Brian Bonetti, died almost 27 years to the day of Cyron’s pleadings. Following the filing of the allegedly false pleadings, Bonetti repeatedly contacted Malm’s attorney, Wayne […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2021 – In pleadings filed today with the Wareham Massachusetts, plaintiff Eric Bonetti asked the court to dismiss defendant’s objections to his lawsuit. The defendant, Robert Hiller Malm, is an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Virginia, and presently serves as interim rector of St. Peter’s on the Canal, in Bourne Massachusetts. The suit had its genesis in Malm’s efforts to obtain a protective order against plaintiff Eric Bonetti. In response, Bonetti denied the allegations, and filed a civil complaint alleging that Malm committed perjury, engaged in abuse of process, and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2021 – A new report found a rise in traffic deaths in Illinois in 2020 despite a decrease in driving amid the COVID-19 pandemic. State officials said last year was the deadliest in 13 years for drivers. The Illinois Department of Transportation noted that around 1,166 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the state in 2020, up 16 percent from 2019. Chicago saw a more significant increase in fatal crashes, with 139 deaths on its roadways. Preliminary data from the Chicago Police Department indicated a 45 percent rise in fatalities from 2019. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 30, 2021 –  An airline mechanic was killed after being crushed by airplane equipment while he was working at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident. Jijo George, 35, was an employee of Envoy Air. He started working as a maintenance mechanic for the airline around two years ago. Chicago Police arrived at the airport after receiving a report of a man who was discovered unresponsive underneath a piece of airplane equipment at hangar 764. In an autopsy report, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2021 – Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria Virginia, is trying to suppress public awareness of the various lawsuits against it. That’s the conclusion reached by plaintiff Eric J. Bonetti, a former member, who has sued the church in various state and federal courts. Bonetti reached that conclusion after information on the various lawsuits was removed from the church’s Wikipedia page, located at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Episcopal_Church_(Alexandria,_Virginia). “This is not the first time that the church and former rector Robert Malm have attempted to suppress the public’s right to know,” said Bonetti. “It is my position […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2021 –  A federal appellate court in Chicago, Illinois, unanimously dismissed a train conductor’s negligence lawsuit against his employer for injuries he sustained due to a slip and fall accident that occurred while he was working at a railyard.   Bradley LeDure was an employee of Union Pacific Railroad Co. As an engineer, his job duties included tagging trains to prepare them for use. On the day of his slip and fall accident, he was in charge of powering down parked trains at a Salem railyard so that they could be taken to […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2021 – MyPhillyLawyer attorneys Dean Weitzman and John Lord successfully obtained a $1.75 million settlement for their injured client, Eric Davis. Mr. Davis was 28 years old when his car hauler co-driver went off Interstate 80, totaling the truck.   Mr. Davis was ejected from the truck’s sleeper and sustained significant disc herniations in his lumbar and cervical spine. He was starting his career as a long-haul trucker. Mr. Davis was permanently disabled by his injuries and four subsequent spinal surgeries.   MyPhillyLawyer filed suit against the truck driver, Andriy Prionyuk, and the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)July 20, 2021 – Sustaining a head injury in a car accident is not dissimilar to receiving a head injury while deployed overseas or playing sports. The symptoms of brain injuries are common but affect each person differently. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is difficult, frustrating and painstakingly slow. The good news is there is another form of assistance available, brain glasses. Recently, a woman was rear-ended by another vehicle, causing the woman’s car to crash into the car in front of her. The woman’s head hit the steering wheel and snapped back. She […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2021 –  The family of a Chicago man who suffered serious injuries in a heavy machinery accident while working at a South Side railyard sued Norfolk Southern Railway for negligence. The lawsuit alleged the railway company deliberately put employees at risk of accidents by openly violating safety regulations.   Ernest Staggers Jr., 31, claimed railyard supervisors failed to provide workers with adequate training. They told employees to ride on equipment used to load railcars even though it was against company policy. Safety protocols required the use of trucks or passenger vehicles with proper […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2021 – A Joliet woman received a $150,000 settlement in a slip and fall lawsuit against the city and its officials. Lorraine Fitzsimmons sued the City of Joliet for negligence and carelessness in the maintenance of a sidewalk. City officials resolved the 2017 lawsuit with a settlement at the Will County Courthouse. Under the terms of the settlement, the city made no admission of wrongdoing or liability and was not responsible for paying Fitzsimmons’ attorney’s fees. “Slip and fall accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries that can rack up expensive medical […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2021 – A lawsuit against Episcopal priest Robert H. Malm, canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, has gone to the Virginia Supreme Court on interlocutory appeal. Filed pro se by retired attorney Eric J. Bonetti, the suit alleges that Malm engaged in tortious abuse of process by filing false police reports and a request for a protective order for an improper purpose, which Bonetti alleges was to silence his criticism of Malm’s conduct. The suit also alleges the other aspect of abuse of process — actions improper in the ordinary course […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)July 6, 2021 – Meatpacker Pilgrim’s Pride, located in Texas, is being served notice of a wrongful death action on behalf of deceased David Elijah and Elnora Brown. Court documents indicate the suit alleges the company placed profits over the safety of workers. The allegations further assert that the company misrepresented the risks of COVID-19 infected to ensure workers would remain at the plant, and the company failed to implement other preventive measures. The suit alleges that these failures led to the death of two workers. David Elijah’s spouse, Sybil, alleges Mr. Elijah was not told […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2021 – Two drivers and three passengers were injured in a car accident in the Calumet Heights neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.   Chicago Police said a Nissan Maxima traveling north on Stony Island Avenue hit a Toyota Corolla after running a stop sign. The collision occurred on April 9 at Stony Island Avenue and 87th Street. The impact caused the Nissan to crash into a South Side flower shop and catch fire.   The Nissan driver was a 27-year-old man. The two passengers in the vehicle were also in their 20s. Witnesses said […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 29, 2021 – A 22-year-old man died in a work-related forklift accident in San Antonio in July 2019. His father filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit. However, the suit was not successful. The family received benefits from workers’ compensation, paid out over two years. The young man died at his employer’s worksite after being pinned under a forklift. The employer offered to pay for the young man’s funeral expenses, but the offer came after the burial. If an employer carries workers’ compensation insurance in the Lone Star State, then the worker’s compensation policy is […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2021 – Family members of a father and son who died in a 2018 collision with a truck in Boone County, Illinois, won a $9 million jury verdict. Pedro Pasillas-Sanchez, 52, and his son, Pedro Pasillas-Delgado, 22, were traveling south on South Quarry Road close to the Bloods Point Road intersection when their vehicle was hit by a truck. The car accident occurred after the truck ignored a stop sign and drove through the intersection. Both men died at the scene of the March 26, 2018, crash. The impact caused the car and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2021 –  A Chicago driver was arrested after fleeing the scene of a fatal bicycle accident in Lombard, Illinois. He now faces felony charges.   Norris Watt, 25, was driving over 80 mph when he struck and killed a bicyclist with his car. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office said the motorist failed to stop after the collision. He was charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.   Watt was allegedly highly intoxicated when the car accident occurred near Stewart Avenue and Roosevelt Road. An investigation revealed he […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2021 – After a client suffered serious injuries in a car accident involving multiple vehicles, the New Jersey car accident lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm successfully settled the case with the insurance company. As a result of the accident, the client suffered severe spinal injuries. Shortly after the accident, the injured client reached out to the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, who agreed to take the case. After diligently preparing the claim, founding partner Todd J. Leonard and senior litigation associate Paul G. Paravati settled the case for $1,277,500. Attorney […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria Virginia and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, today issued a statement concerning the litigation and related issues. “I remain deeply concerned about the church’s actions, including what I allege is its abuse of the protective order system in order to try to suppress legitimate criticism of the church, its clergy, and its conduct. This includes the church’s various false statements under oath, including that it has been threatened, that my late mother contacted the church repeatedly prior […]


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