Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 80

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2011 – All tires are not made equal. If the right tires are not on a big rig, this is a potential recipe for disaster. “Not a lot of people know that commercial tires, the kind you find on big rigs, are not designed for ordinary vehicles. In other words, a tire is not just a tire. The rubber you find on the big boys are specifically for class 6-8 trucks and are chosen according to their gross vehicle weight rating. These are some of the biggest tires in the industry and they […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2011 – It is not always the trucker alone who is responsible for big rig wrecks. Fault may lie with the trucking company. It goes without saying that driving on the highway in the presence of 18-wheelers is enough to give many drivers serious concerns. It is well known that big rigs can and do get involved in some really nasty accidents, often resulting in either serious injuries or death for those they hit. While they keep American industries moving, they are often in violation of rules of the road, rules of safety […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2011 – Many states, including Georgia, have civil law statutes that protect individuals injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in a car accident or hurt as a result of someone’s failure to act to remedy a dangerous situation on their premises. “Just because there are laws on the books that protect people in certain situations, does not automatically mean the situation they find themselves in will come under the umbrella of that particular law. It is only through consulting with an experienced lawyer that people will be able to understand what […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – Product liability can encompass not only the product manufacturer, but also stores who sell their faulty or expired products. Connecticut’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently sued the CVS pharmacy chain for such an offense. Jerry Farrell Jr. from Consumer Protection Commissioner also joined the suit. “CVS peddled potentially tainted food and ineffective medicine. Whether CVS was careless or heedless or overzealous for revenue, it betrayed its trust to consumers,” Blumenthal said. An investigation in 2009 laid the premise to the lawsuit. The findings were that numerous stores throughout Connecticut were […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Texas has once again landed in the top spot for the nation for having the priciest home owner’s insurance premiums.There seems to be no end in sight to the number of product recalls faced by American consumers. Dangerous products have virtually taken the marketplace by storm. In what seems like a several page laundry list of product recalls, yet another one has been announced, involving camping stoves and equipment. This time, the stated hazard is the possibility of fire due to a damaged fuel line and/or O-rings. The recall will ensnare […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Surviving a truck accident is not always easy. Often, there are serious injuries, many that involve a victim’s back. “By far, the most common injury in a truck accident is a back injury. They have the potential to be catastrophic, since the back is our major foundation and any injury to the spinal cord may turn out to be devastating. In particular, spinal injuries and herniated discs are injuries that can alter a person’s life for good,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, who handles personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2011 – A driver going the wrong way slammed into two other vehicles, causing a horrific wreck. The wrong-way driver was killed in the raging inferno of her exploding car. “This particular accident was a shock to all those involved. It happened when a wrong-way driver, in control of a Mercury Tracer, was heading south in the northbound lane of I-35 near Austin. She slammed into a Ford F-150. Just seconds after the first impact, a Toyota hit the Tracer. The second impact detonated the gas tank on the Tracer, trapping the driver […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2011 – An accident can happen anytime when drivers fail to obey the rules of the road. This accident was particularly horrendous, because the driver that caused it drove through a stoplight. The results of that decision killed a woman, left her unborn baby struggling for life and injured three pedestrians. There are always consequences for questionable decisions and actions. “What happened here is that James Cox hurtled his Chrysler minivan right through a red light, hoping to beat it through the intersection. In the process, he careened into a Ford E-250 van. […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 – The impact of losing a limb – whether that is an arm, ear, foot, leg or finger – is mentally, emotionally and physically devastating. A person’s recovery from the loss may vary, depending on the severity of the amputation, but the personal injury claim for compensation may also vary, depending on how the limb was lost. “If the person lost a leg due to wrong body part surgery, the compensation for this may be higher than a person who lost a finger in a car accident,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 – Suddenly losing a family member is horrific. Often families are left in dire financial straits as a result. For families who have lost a loved one due to a sudden and unexpected accident, they have more to deal with than just the death. Often, the whole family is thrown into economic chaos and faces a highly uncertain future with the lack of funds they deal with after the death. Wrongful death lawsuits are a way to obtain compensation to allow the family to survive financially for the future. Unfortunately, there are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2011 – Texas has once again landed in the top spot for the nation for having the priciest home owner’s insurance premiums. “This isn’t something I’d think people would want to brag about, but the latest figures put out by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reveal that Texas is back in the No. 1 spot, nationwide, for having the most expensive premiums for home owner’s insurance. On average, many Texans pay roughly $1,460 for the most common policy sold in the U.S. today,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney […]


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Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2011 A wrongful death is one that happens as the result of another’s negligence. Wrongful death actions are by Statute to recover compensation for the death. “When someone comes to see me about a wrongful death case, they are generally here to ask me what they can do about the death of a loved one. They don’t realize that the death may be categorized as a ‘wrongful death.’ They just want to know what to do,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico injury lawyer and New Mexico wrongful death lawyer with the Atkinson […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2011 – Medical malpractice cases are defined by the presence of negligence. Without it, there is no case. “Most people think of medical malpractice as something a doctor does; negligence in treating a patient. However, medical malpractice may also refer to any health care professional, and that includes dentists, nurses, druggists, technicians, therapists, hospitals and clinics. Medical malpractice is not particular about where it happens. If there is negligence involved, the negligent person is responsible for those injuries,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio in Georgia. The […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2011 – Necrotizing fasciitis has been confused with cellulitis; with deadly consequences. Under circumstances like that, there may be a case for medical negligence. Even though medical science has made enormous technological advances in the last decade or two, there are some things that still remain the same. One of those is that if a patient has necrotizing fasciitis, it needs surgery, no question about it. It is a fast moving, potentially deadly disease that can accomplish its grim work in a very short period of time. “There are classic symptoms that […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2011 – A deadly explosion rocked Kleen Energy’s natural gas plant in Middletown on Feb. 7, 2010. The explosion was felt for miles and resulted in six deaths and 26 injuries. Five of the six workers who died were working on a gas turbine on a purge team. The explosion occurred near a back door that leads into an enclosed courtyard. The explosion reverberated throughout the perimeter, even blowing out windows, knocking things off shelves, and cracking foundations up to 20 miles away. Kleen Energy is a not yet fully operational power […]


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A head-on collision, fueled by alcohol, left one dead and a family in turmoil and shock. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2011 – The family of off-duty NYPD officer, Andre Menzies, was thrown into complete shock when his vehicle was hit, head-on, by a van going the wrong way on the Northern State Parkway. He never made it home that night. His family, his wife and three kids would never see him again. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. “The van driver, Michael Bowen, was well and truly drunk when he drove his van […]


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When the lights go out prior to surgery, patients want to know they will wake up in one piece. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2011 – “People facing surgery in hospitals often have second thoughts as the day draws closer. It is frightening to think of giving up control over your life to someone you may not ever meet. And you surely do not want to be meeting them in court later either if they are being sued for medical malpractice,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in […]


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Not a day goes by when the news does not carry word of yet another defective product. One wonders what happened to the reliable way things used to be made. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2011 – While there is no question that the world today is a place where anyone can get anything just about instantaneously, there is an inherent problem with that. More often than not, with the instant gratification most consumers demand, comes shoddy products; defective products that can cause us untold grief in the form of injury or death. People do not stop and […]


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Boating and drinking do not mix. This case is a prime example of what not to do when boating. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 30, 2010 – “This is a case that we heard about involving drinking and boating, ultimately resulting in a wrongful death. It’s a case that has a lesson in it for people who operate machinery while under the influence, whether that is a car or another form of transport,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio in Georgia. The husband of the deceased woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit in […]


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Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Ortho Evra, presented its birth control product to the U.S. in 2001. Ortho Evra is a birth control patch that is administered through the skin, transdermally, once per week. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2010 – More than 5 million women have used the patch since it was approved and more than 40 million patches have been sold. However, there have been complications and even deaths reported – more than 2,400 cases – indicating that Ortho Evra is the cause. There is even more disturbing evidence that reveals Johnson & Johnson […]


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