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Do You Know the Danger Zones Around Large Trucks?

There is no doubt that driving near an 18-wheeler can be intimidating. Fully loaded tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When a behemoth of that size collides with a passenger car, it usually doesn’t bode well for the car’s occupants. While truck drivers are taught to keep their eyes out for other vehicles by[...]

Date: August 7, 2018 / Personal Injury / Safety Tips / Truck Accidents
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Bayer Stops Sales of Essure – but the Legal Fight Continues

Since the early 2000’s, hundreds of thousands of women have turned to a tiny, coiled device as a supposedly safe and effective method of birth control. As many as 750,000 women have chosen the Essure implant for sterilization, largely because they were told the device involved a gentle, non-surgical procedure with little risk [...]

Date: August 2, 2018 / Defective Products / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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Pasadena Plant Explosion Injures Numerous Workers

During the morning hours of May 19, dozens of workers at Kuraray America EVAL in Pasadena, Texas, were injured after a blown pressure safety valve caused a massive explosion and flash fire. Nearly 270 workers were on-site at the time of the blast. Most injuries from the incident were non-life threatening, and while most injure[...]

Date: July 13, 2018 / Personal Injury / Premises Liability / Workers Compensation
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Keeping Your Home Pool Safe: 5 Helpful Tips to Prevent Swimming Accidents This Summer

Last June, as temperatures were warming and summer was nearing its start, Olympic skier Bode Miller and his family experienced the unthinkable when their 19-month-old daughter accidentally drowned in a swimming pool in Southern California. Emergency officials arrived on the scene and attempted to resuscitate Emeline Miller, but[...]

Date: July 11, 2018 / Personal Injury
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Impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) suffered as a result of an accident are often serious and tragic. Each year, TBIs account for 2.5 million emergency room visits, 280,000 hospital visits, and 50,000 deaths. Many forms of brain injuries can be associated with personal injury cases (e.g. motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls), [...]

Date: July 10, 2018 / Personal Injury / Traumatic Brain Injuries
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Vape Pen Explosion Causes First E-Cig-Related Death in U.S.

Florida authorities are still investigating the death of a man whose body was found at his home on May 5, after a vape pen apparently exploded in his face. The exact cause of death remains undetermined. The victim, 35-year-old Tallmadge D’Elia, suffered multiple injuries to his face, officials said. Firefighters were summoned [...]

Date: July 10, 2018 / Burn Injuries / Defective Products / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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Workers Beware of Rising Summer Temperatures

According to the EPA, extreme heat is the cause of more than 1,300 deaths per year in the United States. And it probably comes as no surprise that the weather experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have predicted a hotter than normal 2018 summer in much of the U.S. Whether or not you accept the the[...]

Date: June 28, 2018 / Personal Injury / Workplace Safety News
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Do You Have a Fireworks Safety Protocol?

The Fourth of July holiday is here. That means lots of flags, food, and fireworks.  But every July 4th, tens of thousands of people, many of them teens and young children, are injured when they celebrate with consumer-grade fireworks. Despite the dangers fireworks pose, few people actually grasp the associated risks such as fir[...]

Date: June 27, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Burn Injuries / Personal Injury
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The Terrifying Story of the Exploding Washing Machine

Samsung Exploding Washing Machine A New Jersey federal judge ruled on May 21 that an oral settlement agreement reached in June 2017 in two class action lawsuits over allegedly defective Samsung washers should be enforced. This may finally bring to an end several years of conflict between consumers and Samsung over its “explodi[...]

Date: June 19, 2018 / Defective Products / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series Owners Should Be Mindful of Recalls

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alarmed that certain higher-risk 2006 Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series light pickup trucks with defective Takata airbags are not being repaired fast enough. NHTSA recently issued a “do not drive” warning on both vehicles, sayin[...]

Date: June 12, 2018 / Defective Products / Personal Injury