Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Brewster, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2020 – Attorneys Michael LoGiudice and Katherine E. Smith have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, a Manhattan Federal District Court, alleging that corrections officers at Rikers Island ran a scheme that used favored inmates as violent forces, ultimately resulting in inmates violently slashing our client’s face and breaking his jaw. The complaint alleges that our client became a victim of the scheme, dubbed the “World Tour,” after getting into an argument with a corrections officer at Rikers. The lawsuit also alleges that our client was repeatedly relocated to […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2020 – The Chevrolet Bolt or Chevrolet Bolt EV is a front-motor, five-door all-electric subcompact hatchback sold by Chevrolet. It was developed and manufactured in partnership with LG Corporation whose battery technology is being used to power the car. Production of the Bolt began in 2017. The Bolt’s battery uses “nickel-rich lithium-ion” chemistry. Reports of Bolt EV fires follow a familiar pattern. Most reported EV fires occur when the vehicle is parked and charging. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) has opened an investigation into fires that occurred in Chevrolet […]


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Nashville, TN (Law Firm Newswire)October 22, 2020 – Rocky McElhaney Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against the Sumner County Board of Ed (BoE) and Robert Ring, a teacher at Joe Shafer Middle School, alleging gross negligence in BoE’s failure to protect a student from sexual assault, battery, and exploitation by one of their own teachers, Ring. Ring is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. “Sumner County failed our client and other students in their charge in the worst possible ways,” said Penny McElhaney, who is representing the family. “The school board allowed a sexual predator to operate […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire)November 4, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many New Jersey families. Indeed, as of mid-July, New Jersey has seen over 180,000 cases of the virus and, tragically, more than 15,000 residents have died from complications related to COVID-19. Many of those who lost their lives from COVID-19 caught the virus while at work. However, in recent months, families have faced significant challenges when recovering workers’ compensation death benefits for losing their loved ones.  The hurdle facing families has primarily been proving that their loved one’s COVID-19 was “work-related” as defined […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2020 – While science is on the forefront of working to find ways to combat traumatic brain injury (TBI), medical professionals are working with TBI patients, some of which are in a coma. Will they regain consciousness or not? If a patient has a severe head injury, they may drift into a comatose state. Most comas last approximately 2 weeks and the patient either wakes up and improves, deteriorates and dies or is diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. A vegetative state indicates a patient whose eyes open spontaneously but there is […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2020 – Last Friday, a dredging vessel named the Waymon L Boyd, caught fire after it struck a submerged pipeline. The ship was owned by Houston-based marine construction contractor Orion Marine Group. According to a recent news source, the pipeline, which was carrying natural gas, exploded as the vessel made contact. The ship immediately caught fire, seriously injuring several crew members on board and killing several others.     The initial collision between the vessel and the pipeline occurred on Friday morning, around 8 a.m. By Friday afternoon, the fire was contained. However, the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 09, 2020 – Investigations uncovered a higher injury rate at Amazon warehouses than the national average. The high rate of injuries appears to result from the country’s second-largest employer’s concentration on speedy deliveries to its customers. Reveal gathered internal injury records [https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/spotlight/ruthless-quotas-at-amazon-are-permanently-maiming-employees/ar-BBXl6qw] from 23 of Amazon’s 110 fulfillment centers. The rate of serious injuries doubled the national average for the warehousing industry. Amazon employees had 9.6 severe injuries per 100 full-time workers in 2018.  A study


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Plano, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2020 – Protests continue across Philadelphia following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and several other people, calling attention to systemic racism and police brutality and demanding reform. But shocking reports of police brutality during the protests underscore a serious issue involving the abuse of power – a root of the very problem that ignited the protests. During the 2020 civil rights protests, law enforcement used tactics to try to break up the demonstrations. Officers physically shoved demonstrators and knocked them down. A police vehicle drove toward a crowd to push them […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2020 – The United Steelworkers, the largest U.S. industrial union, filed a suit in federal court to reverse the weakening of a safety rule implemented during the Obama administration. The Chemical Disaster Rule aimed to reduce risks and improve safety at chemical plants. The Chemical Disaster Rule set stricter requirements in place for chemical plants. The measure followed an explosion in 2013 in a West Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, including 12 firefighters. The blast injured many more and damaged more than 500 homes. In January 2017, before President Donald Trump […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2020 – Job placement agencies often assign employees to clients’ warehouses, factories and other workplaces. If the employee is injured while working for the client, the employee cannot sue the client. This principle was reiterated in a recent decision of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. On Target Staffing, LLC (On Target), a job placement agency, entered into a “Temporary Employee Work Agreement” with Alberto Uribe. Uribe started working at the warehouse of Quartz Master, On Target’s client. Uribe reported each day to Quartz Master directly for over four […]


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Nashville, TN (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2020 – Rocky McElhaney Law Firm filed a claim of sexual assault on behalf of its client, Mrs. Kiersten Rainey, City Finance Officer for the City of Clifton, TN, against John E. Hickman, City Manager for Waynesboro, TN. The claim was filed on June 12, 2020 in the 5th Circuit Court, docket number 20-C-1295. The alleged assault occurred on September 11, 2019 during a Tennessee Energy Conference held at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel. The incident occurred in a hospitality room associated with the conference during a card game among a group of city employees. […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2020 – An Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey affirmed a judge’s denial of a worker’s request for reimbursement for continued prescription opioid medication for a work-related back injury.  Samuel Martin, III, injured his back in May 2011 in a work-related car accident. In November 2014, Martin received a 15 percent partial disability award for his back injury. Martin’s employer, Newark Public Schools, refused to pay for his Percocet prescriptions after September 2017, and Martin filed a motion seeking reimbursement for the prescriptions. Martin contended the Percocet was necessary to […]


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Lincoln, NE (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2020 – As U.S. military veterans experience devastating impacts from coronavirus, preeminent veteran affairs authority to host a global Virtual Town Hall forum on June 3 addressing the unique issues of today’s veterans. Live online event to feature Congressional leaders, heads of marquee veteran’s organizations, leading military figures and other expert panelists to address current and emerging COVID-19 impacts and challenges, misconceptions and problem/solution resolutions specific to the veteran community As the world battles COVID-19, military veterans across the United States and beyond are disproportionately suffering devastating impacts from this pandemic. Not only […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2020 – Attorney Kelly Alfreds of Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina recently settled a contentious worker’s compensation case for the family of a man who was killed in an accident on a property owned by his employer. The $265,000 settlement is confidential but came after Alfreds argued against the man’s employer who initially denied the family’s claim. A South Carolina real estate executive was killed in a car accident while visiting a property development owned by his employer. His vehicle was found submerged in water in a ditch on the property […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2020 – Austin, Texas has an unenviable record for ranking as the 18th worst city in the United States in terms of traffic accidents. The latest accident took the life of a nine-year-old girl. Recently, a child was seriously injured, requiring emergency surgery for critical injuries, and another died at the hospital after a crash in the 5500 block of E. Parmer Lane. At about 9:18 p.m. 34-year-old Cain Estrada was involved in a crash. This collision is Austin’s 24th fatal traffic accident of 2020 and the 25th total vehicle fatality of the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2020 – Recently there was a serious accident on U.S. Highway 59 near Leggett. Two were killed in a collision with a large truck. The accident happened near the intersection of Farm-to-Market 942. As a Mercedes-Benz was leaving a parking lot to the west side of the highway it was hit by a Kenworth heading south. Both of the car’s occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. The Kenworth driver may be liable for the accident. An investigation into the accident will determine liability. Among other things, the investigation would be looking to […]


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Cincinnati, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2020 – At Jones Kahan Law, LLC, we are committed to providing our current and prospective clients throughout Ohio with first-rate representation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the novel coronavirus has dramatically impacted all our lives and the way we practice, we believe that your personal injury claim should not suffer. Given the stay at home and social distancing requirements, the legal community has been forced to adjust to court closures and other challenges. At Jones Kahan, some of our staff is working remotely and equipped to manage cases; however, our offices remain […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Recently, a 45-year-old Texas woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 290 near McAcres Drive. According to accident reports, the victim was heading westbound in a 2015 Ford when it crossed into the eastbound lane, colliding with a 2019 Toyota Tacoma. When first responders arrived on the scene, the Ford driver was pronounced dead, and the driver of the Toyota was taken to the nearest medical facility in Austin. The accident report noted that the road was wet at the time of the collision. In 2018, there were 1.29 deaths […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Chester Weger, convicted in the infamous Starved Rock State Park murders decades ago, was released from prison on February 21,2020. Mr. Weger, who had been serving a life sentence, was granted parole by the Illinois Prison Review Board in November 2019. Hale and Monico represented Mr. Weger in his most recent parole bid. He was convicted after confessing to the murder of Lillian Oetting at Starved Rock State Park in 1960. Ms. Oetting, 50, was on a short vacation with two friends, Frances Murphy, 47, and Mildred Lindquist, 50. The three […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2020 – Hale & Monico is representing Derrick West in a claim alleging that he was brutally beaten by Florida Department of Corrections Officers in 2017. Andy Hale is serving pro hac vice, collaborating with local co-counsel Mary Sherris in Orlando, Florida. The complaint against the Florida Department of Corrections, and named and unnamed corrections officers, alleges that Mr. West was victimized by unprovoked attacks on October 8, 2016, February 12, 2017 and again on July 6, 2017. The first alleged attack occurred in the Lake Correctional Institution by a correctional officer and […]


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