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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2018 – South Carolina recently saw historic snowfall following a rare winter storm on January 3 that blanketed the coastal region with more than 5 inches of snow. It marked the third-largest snowfall ever recorded in the Charleston area. The icy conditions have made the roads hazardous for much of Charleston and coastal parts of the state, which are unaccustomed to such harsh winter weather. The South Carolina Department of Transportation and other state agencies urged people to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel due to the storm. Ice accumulation is likely to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2018 – Currently, Florida law views texting while driving as a secondary offense, meaning that drivers cannot be pulled over for texting, but they can be ticketed if they have committed another driving offense. In the past, lawmakers have shot down any proposed legislature attempting to make texting and driving a primary offense. On October 24, a bipartisan association of lawmakers decided to reach out to the Florida House and Senate to classify texting while driving as a primary offense. This would mean that a driver could be pulled over for just texting. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 13 2017 – Florida faces hundreds of pedestrian deaths each year. Eight of the top ten most dangerous cities for pedestrians in the United States are located in Florida, including: Cape Coral, Palm Bay, Orlando, Jacksonville, Deltona, Lakeland and Tampa. In 2016 alone, 649 deaths were counted. Now further in 2017, there have already been 318 recorded pedestrian fatalities. “There are far too many pedestrian deaths in Florida,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the Joyce & Reyes law firm. “Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one due […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2017 – Rear underride and side underride crashes are usually catastrophic, often ending in the death of the vehicle driver. Deaths may also include front seat passengers. If anyone survives such a disastrous accident they often face traumatic brain injuries, open skull fractures and severe spinal cord damage. Installing rear underride guards on most commercial trucks reduced deaths on the highway. Now, side underride crashes are on the rise resulting in an increase in deaths. In a side underride accident, a vehicle crashes into the side of a truck and is trapped under […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2017 – A Florida jury awarded $13 million to a man who was blinded after cataract surgery. On September 10, 2013, Miguel Diaz, 80, stepped into one of the well-trusted Leon Medical Centers clinics to receive cataract surgery on his right eye. He and his wife Esther, 70, recognized the Leon Medical Centers logo as well as a matching ID badge on Dr. Jonathan Leon-Rosen, Diaz’s ophthalmologist. The couple had used the popular South Florida Medicare clinic for their wide variety of medical services. Diaz experienced excruciating pain in his eye post-surgery and […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2017 – Javaheri & Yahoudai is pleased to announce that we have obtained a $1.5 million settlement for a client who was struck by a Municipal bus while riding a bicycle. Because of their size, buses have blind spots which can make it difficult for bus drivers to see bicyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles. At the same time, buses are equipped with special mirrors to improve visibility. Moreover, bus drivers in California have a duty of care not to injure others while operating a bus. Although buses may not see damage, a […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2017 – The family of a 5-year-old girl who suffered brain damage resulting from complications during delivery was awarded $23.1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in May 2014. The girl’s mother sued Renaissance Medical Group, Palos Community Hospital and a doctor. She alleged that the on-call neonatologist was intentionally unavailable to care for her daughter after her birth. The neonatologist had helped with the infant’s June 2011 delivery at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Illinois. “Brain damage is an injury that does not heal over time like other injuries might. […]


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Bigger Law Firm Magazine guides its readers through adapting to the latest in legal marketing and technology in the newest print issue. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2017 – Dexter Tam takes on link building in the feature article, describing the necessity of link connections through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that leads to higher rates on Google search engine results pages. SEO includes website content, promotion and links, noting that some links are more valuable than others due to their origin and domain authority. Staying proactive with link building can lead to further success for a firm; […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2017 – Leading national pharmacy chains have updated their safety measures to prevent dangerous drug interactions that could harm patients. The sweeping changes are the result of a Chicago Tribune investigation that found 52 percent of pharmacies in the Chicago area dispensed risky drug combinations without warning patients about potentially harmful interactions. CVS failed to caution consumers 63 percent of the time, the highest rate among the 255 independent and chain pharmacies tested. After the report was published in December 2016, CVS upgraded the computer system at its 9,700 stores nationwide to improve […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2017 – A jury returned a $4.5 million medical negligence verdict in the wrongful death of a patient after spinal fusion surgery. The hospital and surgeon who performed the spinal fusion surgery were found at fault for the death of a 54-year-old man who had gone in for elective surgery to remove a disc in his neck. According to the documents presented in court, there was extensive post-surgical bleeding that was not taken care of, resulting in the man’s death. Further testimony also revealed that medical staff ignored the man’s complaints the day […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2017 – A recently released study found that Florida is the second worst state in the nation for distracted driving. The study was performed by EverQuote Inc., an online insurance company, using data from its EverDrive app. The app measured sudden acceleration, speeding, hard braking, aggressive turning and similar driving behaviors that occurred while the driver’s phone was in use. Only Louisiana drivers were worse distracted drivers than Floridians. “Distracted driving is a huge problem in Florida,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a Florida hospital system about whether certain records must be disclosed to patients in medical malpractice lawsuits. The Florida Supreme Court had ruled earlier that the records must be disclosed. “The U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision in declining to take on this case,” said Robert Joyce, a medical malpractice attorney with the Tampa firm of Joyce & Reyes. “The earlier ruling by the Florida Supreme Court was correct in deciding that injured people have the right to reports […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – Texas trial attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. and former Travis County top prosecutor have formed Hernandez and English LLP. The firm, based in Austin, will handle civil and criminal legal matters in Central Texas including Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Guadalupe and other central Texas counties. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. is the founder of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Originally from the Gulf Coast, Mr. Hernandez has been trying civil and criminal cases on both sides of the docket helping plaintiffs with injuries and protecting […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2017 – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Harris County District Court against Caterpillar Inc., Mustang Machinery Ltd, et al., alleging negligence. A Houston woman and her three sons filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband was killed on-the-job by an allegedly defective bulldozer. According to documents filed in the lawsuit, Mustang Machinery Ltd., and Caterpillar Inc., were to be held responsible for the death of the plaintiff’s husband because they failed in their duty to ensure the proper Operator Presence Sensing System was in operation and they collectively failed to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2017 – Founding partner, Dale Swope of Swope, Rodante P.A., has been recognized with the Champion of Justice Award by the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (TBTLA). In the near 20 year history of the organization this award has only been given out eight times, it is an honor awarded only to those who demonstrate an exceptional lifetime commitment to the service of justice. To date, the recipients of this prestigious award include: Hon. James D. Whittemore, Tiny Geiger, Esq., Edwin T. Mulock, Esq., Hon. E.J. Salcines, Bill Wagner, Esq., C. Steven Yerrid, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2017 – Dash cam footage shows a police officer driving at 104 mph while weaving from lane to lane, striking another vehicle. He is charged with reckless driving and causing serious bodily harm to another. A Florida sheriff’s deputy crashed into a Smart Car going 104 mph. The 61-year-old Smart Car driver sustained traumatic brain injury as a result of a skull fracture, a broken left arm, several broken ribs, a broken back, and a broken pelvis. His spleen was removed surgically. The collision was the sixth time the Deputy had been involved […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2017 – 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 2017. Out of the 10,000 legal practices nominated for this award, Javaheri & Yahoudai is number 32. Amazingly, their practice has grown 373.15 percent. The award will be presented to during the Law Firm 500 Gala and Conference in Boca Raton, Florida which […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2017 – Brothers Alex, age 12, and Isaiah, age 11, loved exploring Oakland Lake Park near Fort Worth, Texas. One day after a severe storm ravaged the area, cutting power to over 200,000, the two were exploring in the overgrown bush. They discovered a downed high power voltage line. Young children certainly do not realize the dangers of a downed high power voltage line nor understand that they should not step in water near the line. One day in March they went exploring in the nearby park with friends, something they did every […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2017 – Senior trial attorney Scott M. Goldberg, Esquire and firm Associate Jeffrey M. Thiel, Esquire recently announced a successful Appellate Division victory significantly changing New Jersey law benefitting motor vehicle accident victims. “Imagine that you’re sitting at a red light at 3:00 A.M. in the morning and some drunk driver smashes into the rear of your vehicle sending you to the hospital. You walk out with a $10,000.00 hospital bill and $5,000.00 of property damage to your vehicle. Your minimum medical expense deductible is $1,200.00. Your property damage deductible is usually around […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2017 – The prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in players in contact sports is now well known. In fact, the initial discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was in the brains of deceased football players. A new study published by Boston University (BU) scientists revealed that 110 out of 111 post-mortem brains showed signs of CTE. Brain damage allegations have been trailing the National Football League (NFL) for over a decade. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players has seen congressional hearings, been the cited reason for a class action lawsuit launched by players […]


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