Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 79

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2011 – A witness to a fatal crash is haunted by his attempts to try and avert the accident. It did not work and two died. “It is not too often that when a person sees an accident about to happen that they try and avert it, like one driver did in this case we heard about. It was very early in the morning and a taxi driver was on the highway on the way to pick up a fare, when he noticed a pickup truck speeding the wrong way in the westbound […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2011 – There are a number of things that can go wrong during surgery. Many of those mishaps may involve the anesthesiologist. “It’s not unusual for patients facing surgery to be frightened. They have every reason to be, as they are putting their lives in the hands of someone they don’t know and have, in most cases, never met. On top of that, they’re getting knocked out to go through their operation. They need to know that the person putting them under will do right by them,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2011 – Wrongful death cases involve liability just like other kinds of personal injuries. However, these cases are about recovering compensation for the economic losses incurred due to the death. “We have seen many auto wreck cases over the years and tend to hear about many more. This one caught our attention when we discovered that the fatal accident was caused by a 14-year old driver. Needless to say, he lost control of the Mustang he was driving, flipped it over and slammed it into a tree. When a moving object hits a […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2011 – Construction accidents are often extremely serious or fatal. This accident was unfortunately fatal. “In this construction accident death in Iowa, a worker, employed by a private contractor, was pinned under a beam along the shore of a pond near the building he and other workers were erecting. The beam was so heavy that even though rescue crews arrived quite quickly, it took them several hours to remove it and remove the man’s body,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. Construction crews were working on an art […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2011 – When medical devices are defective and fail, the patient suffers. In this instance, defective hip implants seriously affect seniors. With all the medical products on the market, including various appliances such as a hip implants, there are bound to be problems over time with the manufacturing process. Sometimes, companies rush to get a new product on the market before sufficient testing has been done to determine if the product will perform as intended. “This can happen when a company puts profits over safety. The Johnson & Johnson DePuy Orthopaedics division recall […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2011 – Mechanical failure is one of the leading causes of 18-wheeler accidents. Maintenance is crucial to safe operation. “While this should be a no-brainer, it seems that a great number of trucking companies don’t always keep their trucks up to snuff. Perhaps they are tired, don’t have time or forget, but maintenance can be the biggest lifesaver when they take their rigs on the highways and byways of the nation. All it takes is one missed brake or load check to ultimately become the reason for a fatal wreck,” said Brooks Schuelke, […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2011 – Big rigs tend to attract a lot of attention. Unfortunately, much of it is the result of them being in yet another horrendous wreck. This wrongful death case captured the attention of a lot of people when it happened in 2006. Four were brutally killed on the highway after they had stopped to avoid another accident that had taken place. The driver of the big rig that was behind the woman never saw the line of other vehicles stopped to wait to get the all clear signal from the police before […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 28, 2011 – By June of this year, drop side cribs will be banned. Manufacturers will have to make cribs with stationary sides that cannot be dropped. Many of the drop side cribs have been recalled and some of them even led to deaths. These cribs were originally made with convenience in mind, so that parents and caregivers could drop down one side and easily lift their child. But the Consumer Protection Agency has ruled that they are less structurally sound, and the side that moves up and down has a tendency to break, […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2011 – Doctor malpractice, while common, is not the only area in which malpractice happens. Pharmacist malpractice is alive and well in many states. Most people tend to regard medical malpractice as the purview of doctors, nurses, aides and other medical professionals. More often than not, most of the med mal lawsuits filed do involve physicians, but that is not always the case. Medical malpractice lawsuits may also involve errors made by a pharmacist. “Perhaps pharmacists errors are the most chilling types of med mal cases, because when we get a prescription filled […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2011 – No matter how many times people read about DUI deaths, they still drink and drive. One day, the reality will catch up with them. The holiday season seems to be the time when more often than not, people tie one on and then hit the road. It does not seem to matter that they know drinking and driving is a stupid thing to do. They do it anyway. Some make it home alive. Others injure or kill themselves or others in needless accidents. Consider the three-car collision on Washington State’s Route […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2011 – Claimants can get a settlement quickly if they go along with the insurance company and settle fast and low. Unfortunately, this may also result in the victim not getting fair compensation. “If there’s one thing that I hear a lot of in my practice as an injury lawyer, it is the question, ‘How long will it be before I get a settlement from my car accident?’ The response is usually that getting a settlement takes whatever time is necessary if you are dealing with an insurance company with the assistance of […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2011 – The potential of employee negligence keeps company executives up at night. Negligence in business is disastrous. “If someone is facing a negligence claim in their business, it is a major issue and one that usually needs the assistance an Atlanta personal injury lawyer specializing in business law. Why is that? Because you are the employer and you are liable for negligence on the part of your workers. You’re taking an enormous risk and if someone messes up, their negligence may cause your business serious issues,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2011 – Slip and fall accidents may happen literally anywhere. Commonly, they happen on trips or vacations, at hotels and motels. “While most of us do not think about this, traveling offers its own set of dangers, ranging from lousy drivers in another city to unsafely maintained places where we rest our weary heads at night,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. Take the case of the Doe’s, who were on their way to a major city in the U.S. After realizing […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2011 – On the surface, some car wrecks look like only one person caused the crash. In reality, the liability may be apportioned. “In Arkansas, there is comparative negligence. While it may seem like this is a distinction without a difference, there is indeed a distinct difference. Comparative negligence lets victims demand compensation for injuries that were not their fault. A good example would be if you were in a wreck and were deemed partially at fault. That means you many still ask for damages from the other party, also at fault, […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2011 – Commercial trucks virtually dominate American highways. Unfortunately, they also dominate in accident statistics. Driving these days is not like it used to be. There are way more large trucks on the highways than there ever were. They are what keeps our nation moving by transporting goods that let us live the lives we have become accustomed to having. However, when one of those rigs goes haywire, the consequences are never pleasant. Consider the case of a woman who met her death in a very bizarre fashion; in between two semis, like […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2011 – Making medical mistakes with adults is one thing. Making medical mistakes with children is horrendous. “While most doctors do an able job of taking care of kids, it is a well known fact that diagnosing children is not an easy task. Often the kids can’t really explain what is wrong, other than something hurts. While the physician is doing their level best to care for your little one, they can make the kinds of horrific mistakes that may result in medical malpractice,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2011 – It is not hard to understand that if one drinks and drives, the chances of being in a fatal collision skyrocket. Unfortunately, people still drink and drive. “The nasty case I am going to use as an example of what may happen if you drink and drive did not happen in Texas. It happened in Connecticut and took the lives of four promising high school students. The fifth may or may not make it through his recovery,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2011 – The driver of the van in this instance made a fatal decision to change directions after a light had changed. The result was death for a 9-month-old girl. This Cedar City, Utah accident was as inexplicable and unbelievable as it was devastating. Two vehicles, a very large city garbage truck and a van, collided. In the aftermath, a child was left dead, three young boys were critically hurt and the female driver was also in rough shape. “There were eyewitnesses to this wreck and they indicated that the van had gone […]


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Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2011 – Even those in positions of authority have moments they regret. This hit and run case is one such example. Hit and run crashes are horrendous, particularly if the offender is not caught. In this case, the perpetrator was caught. It turned out he was an off-duty firefighter. The man had been speeding and texting at the same time when he hit and killed a Guatemalan immigrant. He hot-footed it away from the scene and abandoned his SUV just a block from his home. “When he got home, he then called firefighters […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2011 – Public sentiment and the media are revving up the need to ban texting while driving in Florida in 2011. Last year 5,500 people were killed in the U.S. and another estimated half a million were injured due to distracted driving. Most of those fatalities happened to people less than 20 years old. Cell phones can be a great way to stay in touch with family and friends, but a huge detriment while driving. Last year, 17 different bills were proposed by Florida lawmakers in both branches of government to address texting […]


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