Most people over the age of 30 have heard about the famous “scalding cup of coffee” personal injury lawsuit. Many use it as a notorious example of the amount of “frivolous lawsuits” in the United States. The problem is that most people don’t know anything about the details of the case or why the jury awarded the plaintiff almost $3 million in punitive damages for the burns she suffered.
What you should know about the “scalding cup of coffee” personal injury lawsuitRead More
On September 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Colorado based Cargill Meat Solutions was recalling about 132,606 pounds of ground beef products due to a possible Escherichia coli O26 contamination.
According to the USDA, the beef products involved in the food recall were produced and packaged on June 21, 2018. It is a class I contamination which means that the health hazard has a reasonable chance of causing serious health issues or death if ingested.Read More
When a driver slams into, opens a door into or forces a bicycle off the road and then leaves the scene of the accident before information can be exchanged, a hit and run bike accident has happened. After the crash, there are steps that a bicyclist can take to ensure that their legal rights are protected and that they receive the full compensation that they are owed.Read More
According to Ferndale Police, a driver with a newly received learners permit had a pedal error accident in an apartment complex the morning of September, 22, 2018. The driver was pulling into a parking space but when it was time to brake, pressed the gas pedal instead. This caused the car to lurch forward, collide with a parked car and jump the curb. The car came to a stop when it crashed into the front wall of the apartment building; leaving a hole about 2-foot by 3-foot.Read More
A single-vehicle crash in the 3700 block of Bay Road on the afternoon of September 18, 2018 caused the vehicle to land in a ditch on Bay Road wedged between a fence and a power pole. A vehicle occupant was transported to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
Authorities speculated that the damage to the power pole caused a subsequent power outage.Read More
A hit and run crash at the corner of Thornton Street and Vista Drive in Ferndale, WA on September 16, 2018 left both vehicles heavily damaged and the intersection temporarily blocked. Ferndale Police stated that the at-fault driver fled after the car accident and the other driver required medical treatment by aid crews at the scene.
Ferndale hit and run crash report
The two-vehicle crash happened when a 2006 Dodge Charger – that was driving southbound on Vista Drive – crashed into a 2010 Honda Odyssey – that was driving eastbound on Thornton Street – when the Dodge failed to stop at the 4-way stop and collided with the Honda.Read More
Yes, typically a car accident settlement includes money for lost wages, medical expenses for injuries sustained in the accident and pain and suffering.
The best way to figure out what your car accident claim is worth is to speak to a car accident lawyer as soon as you are able after the accident. He or she can discuss your legal rights and negotiate with the insurance agency with no up-front cost to you.Read More
In most jurisdictions when a defendant intentionally inflicts emotional or verbal abuse on a plaintiff, the plaintiff can sue and recover damages for the emotional pain and suffering they endured as well as for physical problems caused by the abuse. The legal theory used in these cases is “intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED).” Note that only conduct that goes beyond all possible limits of decency and is seen as atrocious and utterly intolerable in a civilized community would fall under IIED and that intentional actions are not covered by insurance; as a result, these types of cases are rare.Read More
Most car accident claims are brought by the injured party against the at-fault driver for property damage, medical care and pain and suffering. When a person’s spouse, parent or child is severely injured in a car accident the individual may suffer the loss of affection, intimacy, companionship, support and care that their immediate family member is no longer able to provide. When a family member loses these comforts as a result of a loved one’s injury or death in an accident, it is called “loss of consortium.” If the driver who caused the car accident was negligent – distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or street racing, for example – the close family member may be able to receive monetary compensation for loss of consortium. Note that most loss of consortium cases are brought by a spouse but children and parents who experience this type of loss may be able to recover damages in certain cases.Read More
A single-vehicle crash occurred this morning on Barr Road just north of Mountain View Road. Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Whatcom County Fire District 7 responded to the accident where they found an SUV in the ditch.
The WSP report stated that the vehicle had been heading south in the 5700 block of Barr Road when it crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic before leaving the road, bouncing off a power pole and landing in a ditch nose down and in a rotated position. The accident caused a power outage in the area and Puget Sound Energy crews came on-site to inspect damage to the power pole.Read More