Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 7

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2019 – According to research done by scientists at University of Texas in San Antonio, a new treatment may be available for patients with brain trauma. Currently, there is no particularly effective treatment option for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, a study published in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism may change that. The study shows that mice with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were able to recover brain function almost to the level of healthy mice with no TBI. After a brain injury in both mice and humans, dangerous […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2019 – A New Jersey appellate court held The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) was not liable for a worker’s injury resulting from a trench collapse while he was installing steam pipes on TCNJ’s property. TCNJ contracted with A&J Construction (A&J) for a pipe replacement project. A&J employed an experienced pipe layer who excavated a trench to install replacement pipes. The man sustained injuries when the trench collapsed. The man filed a personal injury suit against TCNJ and their project engineer. The trial judge granted the defendants summary judgment, concluding that the defendants […]


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Louisville, KY (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2019 – Louisville car accident law firm Hessig & Pohl recently obtained a $2.6 million settlement on behalf of a client who sustained serious injuries after being struck by a commercial vehicle. The settlement will allow the client to move forward with his life after the horrific collision. Calling the personal injury lawyers at Hessig & Pohl soon after his crash allowed him to pursue compensation for his injuries before the statute of limitations expired. The statute of limitations for a motor vehicle accident in Kentucky is two years from the date of […]


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Blue Bell, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2019 – Ostroff Injury Law is proud to announce that after a massive six year legal battle, the firm has settled the final cases related to a 2013 Greyhound bus crash in Union County, PA. Ostroff Injury Law successfully represented 23 victims from eight different countries against Greyhound Lines, Inc., one of the largest bus operators in the United States. The firm’s recoveries total $21.3 million in verdicts and settlements (including delay damages and post-verdict interest), for its injured clients and for the estate of a tourist from Vietnam, who died in […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2019 – A 31-year-old South Florida woman was arrested for drunk driving in a deadly collision that killed three teenagers. She was charged with three counts each of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in the May 25 crash. The woman was granted a $300,000 bond. Per the conditions of her release, she will be placed under house arrest and will not be allowed to consume alcohol or drive. She will have to wear an alcohol detection bracelet and a GPS ankle monitor. She will also be required to undergo random alcohol and drug […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2019 – Family members of a woman who died after being hit by a garbage truck brought a wrongful death lawsuit that accused the City of Tampa of negligence. The lawsuit claimed the garbage truck’s backup lights were not functioning and that the vehicle made no audible sounds when reversing. The woman, was on her morning walk when a garbage truck backed up into her in the Davis Islands neighborhood in June 2018. The truck hit her as it was reversing down a narrow alleyway, dragging her 20 to 30 feet into the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2019 – Some traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims retain what is referred to as covert consciousness, but how do medical professionals and family members know if a patient is responsive or not? The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study that indicates that about 15 percent of TBI patients are responding to verbal commands “in their brains” even though there are no external signs that they are doing so. The study recorded brain responses in acute TBI patients with a specialized computer analysis program applied to EEG recordings. According […]


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Mount Pleasant, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2019 – Mount Pleasant personal injury attorney Nathan Hughey recently took a look back on one of his most significant truck accident settlements in recent years. Hughey’s client, who has authorized Hughey to explain his case, was a young man who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury when he was thrown from his pickup truck after another truck collided with it. The injuries left him paralyzed from the waist down. Hughey brought suit against the other truck’s driver and his company, resolving the matter on his client’s behalf at mediation for $5.425 […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2019 – In 2017 three dogs attacked a 5-year-old boy in Manor, Texas. Although surgeons did save his damaged arm, he must have continuous medical care. Three dogs dragged the 5-year-old victim down the street before his mother could interrupt the attack. The boy was taken to the hospital to attend to his arm. As of 2019, despite saving the arm, the now 7-year-old requires continued medical care. At trial, the Travis County Judge, sentenced the dog’s owner, a 45-year-old man from Del Valle, to three years in jail for negligently failing to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2019 – Florida lawmakers could soon approve a bill that cracks down on a broad range of distracted driving activities including applying makeup, interacting with a pet or holding a cellphone while behind the wheel. Senator Wilton Simpson introduced legislation that aims to classify texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving as a primary offense in the state. If it is approved, police officers would be allowed to pull over and ticket a driver for distracted driving without the necessity of a prior reason. Although texting while driving is currently illegal […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2019 – J&Y Law Firm would like to congratulate Sabah Azam for winning the Fall 2019 Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to support high school seniors and college students who are committed to serving their communities by pledging to abstain from distracted driving. The scholarship contestants must write a 500 to 1,000 word response to one of the two following questions: How have you actively abstained from distracted driving and how do you plan on continuing to do so while you are at college? Have you ever seen your friends […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2019 – In 2017 three dogs attacked a 5-year-old boy in Manor, Texas. Although surgeons did save his damaged arm, he must have continuous medical care. It started as a relatively normal day until three dogs dragged the 5-year-old victim down the street before the mother could interrupt the attack. The boy was taken to the hospital to attend to his arm. As of 2019, despite saving the arm, the now 7-year-old requires continued medical care. At trial, the Travis County Judge, sentenced the dog’s owner, a 45-year-old man from Del Valle, to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 2, 2019 – A Clay County, Florida area woman was killed when her car left the road and crashed violently after she fell asleep behind the wheel. The 30-year-old mother of five children was driving home from work around 8 a.m. when the accident occurred. Her husband said that she had worked two back to back overnight shifts as a registered nurse in the cardiac unit of Saint Vincent’s South hospital, in Jacksonville. “It is an absolute tragedy that this woman will not be coming home to her family. Driving while tired is a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2019 – A Fort Lauderdale woman has been left in a continuous vegetative state after she was hit by a car while operating a Lime motorized scooter. Her family is suing Lime for damages. This particular case is only one of many recent accidents for Lime scooter riders. The twenty-eight-year-old woman was riding one of Lime’s scooters home from work when she was struck by a car. She suffered a traumatic brain injury which required intense surgery to remove a part of her skull to relieve swelling and pressure. She was not wearing […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2019 – J&Y Law is pleased to announce it has achieved a $1 million settlement on behalf of a client in connection with a motorcycle accident fatality. The Backdrop On July 3, 2017, our client’s (Rosa Velez) husband (Pablo Rosa-Velez), was traveling east on Main Street on a motorcycle. Defendant Number 1 was exiting a driveway and made a left turn to head west on Main Street. As Defendant Number 1 entered the eastbound lanes of Main Street, Mr. Rosa-Velez collided with the side of Defendant Number 1’s vehicle. Mr. Velez sustained […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2019 – Workplace accidents do not always take place on construction sites. They also happen in hospitals and other medical facilities. It is a reality that not a lot of people are familiar with, nurses frequently experience workplace injuries. While working in a hospital setting, nurses often endure kicking, spitting, shoving and verbal abuse. Unfortunately, this is the daily reality for many nurses across the United States and Texas — roughly half of the RNs that report for duty have faced physical violence during their careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 24, 2019 – Recent data shows that accidents in parking lots are increasing in both frequency and severity. This is also true in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, last year, Florida saw 32 fatal accidents in parking lots. Around 7,000 people reported injuries. In Tampa Bay, these accidents were up 16 percent with 5,600 reported incidents, more than accidents involving alcohol, motorcycles and pedestrians combined. Those numbers are startling. The majority of these accidents occurred at the International Mall in Tampa and Tampa International Airport. “Distracted driving may account for much of the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2019 – An employee may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but the employee must make a valid request for FMLA leave or an ADA accommodation. James Dallefeld filed a workers’ compensation claim for a knee injury, and his employer, The Clubs at River City (The Clubs), terminated him shortly thereafter. He filed a suit claiming violations of the FMLA and ADA. The Clubs filed a motion for summary judgment (summary dismissal). A key issue on the […]


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Mount Pleasant, SC (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2019 – Noted personal injury attorney Nathan Hughey of the Hughey Law Firm in Mount Pleasant has recently received his eighth-consecutive AV rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards from Martindale Hubbell, the legal industry’s leading attorney directory. Among lawyers, a top rating from Martindale Hubbell is a true mark of achievement. The AV rating is the “gold standard” of the legal profession. Lawyers rely on it to identify and reward the best among them. Because Martindale Hubbell issues its rankings based on input from lawyers and clients, Nathan’s AV rating serves […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2019 – A coalition of labor advocacy groups in New Jersey released a report raising concerns about the treatment of warehouse workers and working conditions at Amazon and other large retailers. Thousands of employees work in New Jersey at dozens of warehouse distribution centers. Amazon operates many of the warehouses, but other retailers, like Costco and Office Depot, have centers across the state. With New Jersey’s ports and easy access to New York City’s large consumer market, the warehouse distribution sector continues to grow. Concerns about the safety and treatment of workers at […]


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