Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2019 – A poorly maintained 18-wheeler is an accident waiting to happen if it is out on the road. Being involved in a collision with a commercial truck often results in serious, life-altering injuries or death. Big rig operators and others who drive various forms of commercial trucks are duty bound to other vehicle drivers on the highways to ensure their truck is in good working order, mechanically sound, and not overloaded or improperly loaded. Any lapse in regular maintenance and routine repairs incrementally increases the chances of causing a dangerous and potentially […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2019 – Biedermann Hoenig Semprevivo, A Professional Corporation, is pleased to announce the opening of its Florida office, located in Miami, Florida. The firm, with its flagship office located in New York City, has grown organically over the past several years with the addition of multiple offices in New York State, New Jersey and Boston/Walpole and is excited to now expand its client services to Florida. Its Florida branch, led by Partner, Suzanne M. Valles, was formally opened on February 1, 2019 and is located at 601 Brickell Key Drive, Suite 700, Miami, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2019 – An at-fault Texas driver on Houston’s Grand Parkway told police he does not recall what happened when he crashed, as he has a history of seizures. The man was wearing an ankle-monitoring bracelet when he crashed, and he is not to be charged with a crime until police have more information on his medical history. Police indicated that they will investigate the driver’s criminal, medical, phone and car black box records to make sense of the fatal accident. The driver, had just left his probation office when his truck hit the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2019 – Working in a warehouse has its own set of safety rules and workplace hazards. Workers need to be alert and aware of everything going on around them at all times to avoid accidents. It helps if management has good safety procedures that it enforces. Recently at an Amazon warehouse located in New Jersey, 24 workers were sent to the hospital, one in critical condition, after a robot punctured a can of bear repellent containing chili pepper extract (capsaicin). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating what happened. OSHA may […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2019 – A pedestrian was struck by driver while in a crosswalk in an accident on the north side of San Antonio, Texas. After running a red light, the driver of a van, turning from Parliament onto Blanco, hit an 18-year-old man in the middle of a crosswalk, and then struck another vehicle. Thanks to an eyewitness, San Antonio police were later able to apprehend and identify the 50-year-old female driver who fled the scene of the accident. The pedestrian is expected to recover from his injuries. The van driver was charged with […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2019 – Mrs. Toureilles is a now a senior trial associate attorney with the Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC.  She is the former State Representative for District 43 having spent three terms in the Texas Legislature. Her bills passed by the Texas House include: HB 139 – Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful transport of an undocumented person. HB 455 – Relating to creating an offense for the trapping of wild deer by a deer breeder and to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct associated […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2019 – This on-the-job accident involved a worker allegedly falling down a staircase. The worker in this workers’ compensation case filed a complaint in Harris County District Court against Polyone Corp., alleging that the premises occupier failed to maintain complete control of its premises. Plaintiff Raul Saldana stated that on the 24th of February, he was working for his employer, installing machinery on the second floor of the named defendant’s premises. As Saldana went to go downstairs, he allegedly fell from eight feet, suffering multiple, serious injuries resulting in lost wages, pain and […]


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Weston, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2019 – The Dow Chemical Company, Shell Oil Company Corporate, and Occidental Chemical Corporation have been hit with a lawsuit by former Nicaraguan banana plantation workers accusing the companies of authorizing the sale of Dibromochloropropane (DBCP), the toxic chemical found in pesticides. The attorney for the workers is the president of the French Bar, Pierre-Olivier Sur. Charges were filed in front of the Paris High Court on November 6, 2018. Sur is part of a litigation team comprised of David W. Brill of BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, the father and son […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2019 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, discussed the latest ongoing personal injury lawsuits alleging Johnson & Johnson, a large American pharmaceutical company, knew for decades, but hid the fact, that there was a problem for women lurking in their baby powder product – the presence of asbestos. “The truth of the matter,” indicated Weitzman, “is that this is not the first time that as a corporation Johnson & Johnson has hidden information that may not have been good for their retail items.” J & J company […]


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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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