All personal injury attorneys are NOT created equal. There is a whole range of attorneys out there from average to bad to great; a great attorney will have the results to prove it. In addition, experience varies widely between accident lawyers. There’s a big difference between an attorney right out of law school and one who’s been practicing for decades and has represented thousands of clients. If you’re looking for a personal injury attorney to handle your personal injury claim, there are many factors to consider but experience and proven results should be at the top of the list.Read More
Coronavirus is an infectious disease; it is a highly contagious virus sweeping the globe. This means that anyone who is exposed to the virus is at risk of contracting it. For some, the symptoms are relatively minor presenting as a bad cold with tightness in the chest but others require hospitalization and the use of ventilators to breathe. The death rate is estimated at 3.6 percent, with those 80 years and older or with chronic health issues by far the most affected.Read More
When a person is harmed because of the negligence of another, they may be able to sue for damages through a personal injury lawsuit. With the impending explosion of coronavirus cases, some may be wondering if they will be able to sue after contracting the coronavirus at a hospital, nursing home, or on a cruise ship.
If you or a loved one contracted the coronavirus and you believe it was because of the negligence of a business or organization, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights. The personal injury attorney will assess whether the organization took “all reasonable measures” to prevent exposure to the virus. If reasonable measures were not taken, the attorney may be able to help you recover damages.Read More
A personal injury claim is a legal dispute that arises because a person has suffered harm from an accident or injury that another person or entity might be legally responsible for because of negligent or reckless behavior. Put another way, injuries caused by another person or organization’s reckless behavior may lead to a personal injury claim. Personal injury attorneys are familiar with the laws in the state they practice and can assess your situation to let you know whether you have a legitimate personal injury claim.
Understanding the elements of a personal injury claim is the first step to knowing whether you could have a successful claim.Read More
A Florida couple who has been stuck on the Grand Princess cruise liner for days off the coast of San Francisco along with 3,500 other passengers and crew members because 21 people tested positive for the Coronavirus is suing the cruise line. One of the 21 patients died after contracting the virus. The couple is accusing the ship’s operator of gross negligence in allowing them to be exposed to Coronavirus. The couple is seeking more than $1 million in damages, according to a report by CNN.Read More
About three to five million people go parasailing every year. Thankfully, most parasailing experiences turn out to be a wonderful adventure. Unfortunately, parasail accidents do happen; causing some to question parasailing safety and liability. Parasail accident statistics reveal the risk people take when they agree to be towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while harnessed to a canopy wing that looks like a parachute, known as a parasail wing.
If you or a loved one was injured in a parasailing accident because of the negligence of a parasail operator, seek the help of a personal injury lawyer right away. A wrongful death action may be appropriate if you lost a loved one in the accident. An accident attorney can discuss your legal rights and options.Read More
Taro Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Product Recall of Lamotrigine Tablets Over Cross Contamination
As reported on FDA.gov: on January 10, 2020, Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. issued a voluntary product recall of one lot of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets (Lot # 331771 with expiration date June 2021 in 100 count bottles, NDC 51672-4131-1 to the consumer level). The lot is being recalled because it was found to have been cross-contaminated with a small amount of another drug substance called Enalapril Maleate, that is used to manufacture another pharmaceutical at the same facility. Read the full press release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200110005522/en/External Link DisclaimerRead More
Reduce Bicycle Accidents: New WA State Bike Rules Require Motor Vehicles to Give Cyclists 3 Feet of Space When Passing
As reported by komonews.com, new rules for bicycle safety went into effect in Washington State on January 1, 2020. The new rules were approved by Washington State lawmakers in May, 2019.
New WA State bike rules go into effect to reduce bicycle accidents
There are three components to the rule change:
- Drivers now have to give bicycle riders at least three feet of space when passing. The old rule asked drivers to pass cyclists at a “safe distance” but did not specify the distance.
- Drivers must move to the left lane (if there are two or more lanes of traffic) or into the opposing lane (if there is a single lane of traffic) to pass bicyclists on the road.
- If there is only one lane of traffic in each direction, drivers must slow down and allow at least three feet of space between their vehicle and the bicycle.
As reported by CBSNews.com, hard-boiled eggs and egg salads linked to a deadly listeria outbreak have been recalled from major food retailers including Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Walmart, Costco and ShopRite. National brands affected by the recall include Eggland’s Best, Pete & Gerry’s, Rainbow Farms and Vital Farms. Food manufacturers including Great American Deli have recalled products sold to convenience stores and vending machines in 21 states across the south and mid-west.Read More
Serious runners run all year; even when it gets cold, dark and wet outside. Unfortunately, poor weather increases the already high chances that a driver won’t see a runner until it’s too late. Runner killed in car accident statistics are not tracked specifically but we know that pedestrian fatalities remain high. Data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) shows that there were 6,283 pedestrian deaths in 2018 alone; the highest number since 1990.Read More