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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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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2018 – A jury found that the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES 300 were “unreasonably dangerous,” and resulted in serious and permanent injuries to two children involved in a rear-end car crash in 2016. According to evidence presented at trial, Toyota Motor Sales and Toyota Motor Corporation did not warn car owners about the front seats engineering, structural and design defects. The company’s failure to do so was considered gross negligence. The award included $143.6 million in punitive damages. The family of four was driving south on North Central Expressway with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2018 – A Guatemalan mother is suing the U.S. government for the wrongful death of her child who died after being in detention in a Texas ICE facility. The 19-month old child and her mom initially crossed the Rio Grande seeking asylum. They were apprehended and temporarily detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The lawsuit alleges the child was happy and healthy when she arrived in the United States and when medical personnel at the residential center processed her, they noted that there were no health issues. The […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2018 – The family of a 70-year-old woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a hospital and surgeon in New Lenox, Illinois. They were accused of being negligent in the patient’s care. Carol Stavola had sought treatment for a hernia at Silver Cross Hospital and Medical Centers in June 2016. She died on July 9, 2016, just under two weeks after undergoing surgery. Stavola’s daughter, Karen Faciana, brought the wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and Dr. Laura Ragauskaite on behalf of her mother’s estate. She alleged that they failed to diagnose sepsis […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2018 – A mother stabbed to death in a motel bathroom by her estranged husband, with her three daughters in the bedroom, is the impetus behind Kari’s Law Act (2017). The oldest daughter, now 11, frantically tried to call 911 four times from a motel room in Marshall, Texas not understanding that she had to dial an additional “nine” to be connected to an outside phone line. Kari’s Law Act was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and went into effect on September 1, 2016. On February 16, 2018, on the 50th anniversary […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2018 – A waterpark co-owner and the designer of the world’s tallest waterslide were charged with reckless second-degree murder after a 10-year-old boy died on the ride. A Kansas grand jury indicted the park, the company that constructed the waterslide, the former head of park operations, the ride’s co-designer and the waterpark’s co-owner. Henry & Sons Construction Co. built the giant waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts in Kansas City, Kansas. It opened in July 2014, just 20 months from its conception. “When companies choose to ignore basic safety measures and design standards, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2018 – In 2016, fifty-seven year old, Prince died suddenly while at his home. The cause of his death was not clear, until the recent release of his toxicology report. The report indicated that Prince died due to an accidental overdose of Fentanyl. According to the Carver County attorney Mark Metz, Prince thought he was taking Vicodin and may not have realized it was laced with Fentanyl – a synthetic drug 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin. Fentanyl overdose deaths can happen with blood levels ranging between 3 to 58 micrograms per […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2018 – BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, representing Andrew Pollack, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida against Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy and School Resource Officer Scot Peterson, 54, as well as the gunman and a multitude of others, on April 30, 2018. Peterson has been sued for gross negligence in the death of shooting victim Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018 that resulted in the death of 14 students and three teachers and injuries to more than […]


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Albany, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2018 – California Trial Law Group, PC is pleased to announce that founder Ike M. Klaudi will be a featured speaker at the upcoming seminar — “Maximizing PI Settlements” — hosted by Jim Mathis and the PI Expert Institute on June 22-23, at the Hilton Double Tree in San Jose, California. The seminar is designed to provide attorneys with strategies and techniques for entering into successful settlement negotiations with insurance companies. Ike’s practice focuses on personal injury, employment law, and contract disputes. He is a trial attorney with a well-earned reputation for being […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2018 – A deadly accident in the parking lot of a Ford dealership, in Texas, has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit is seeking more than $1 million in compensation. The victim was in the parking lot of a Ford dealership in Waco, Texas. He was struck and dragged by a 2017 Expedition, being driven by a salesperson, backing up “at a high rate of speed.” The victim’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the dealership citing negligence as the cause of the fatal accident. The victim […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2018 – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed, in Houston, Texas, against a long-term care facility after a resident died from injuries resulting from falls. According to the documents filed with the lawsuit, the plaintiffs’ father was admitted to a long-term care home in Houston as a result of several medical issues, including dementia. The man was admitted in April of 2016. The suit states that the patient was found on the floor of his room in October 2016 with no witnesses to the fall. Then on December 8, 2016, the man fell […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2018 – X-LITE guardrail rails, manufactured by Lindsay Corporation of Nebraska, have taken the lives of dozens unsuspecting motorists involved in high-speed accidents that ended with passengers being impaled by the guardrail that was supposed to telescope into itself. Lindsay Corporation stated their product is designed to collapse into itself and protect accident victims. Several serious accidents across the nation have proven otherwise. X-LITE has been linked to dozens of deaths and catastrophic injuries since 2016. Steinberg Law Firm attorney Malcolm Crosland together with Leslie Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll is […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2018 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is very excited to announce that Paul G. Paravati, Esq., has joined the firm. Mr. Paravati has over 10 years experience handling all types of personal injury cases, and his extensive knowledge includes workers’ compensation, premises liability, product liability, car and truck accidents, medical malpractice and slip and fall accidents. Additionally, Mr. Paravati possesses considerable experience in handling cases regarding the conscientious employee protection act (CEPA), landlord/tenant, municipal court and prisoners’ rights. Furthermore, he has dedicated his entire legal career to safeguarding workers’ rights, and […]


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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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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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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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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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