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29 Sep 2010, 10:40 am
The San Diego personal injury lawyers at Estey Bomberger offer a free consultation for anyone who has suffered a serious injury or the death of a loved one in an unexpected accident. This is an invaluable opportunity for potential clients and their family members to meet with a knowledgeable and experienced San Diego personal injury attorney and discuss the liability merits and potential challenges of a case, and get a general idea of how much their case may be worth. Even if a potential client… [read post]
29 Oct 2010, 6:17 pm by vashton
Following a nine-day trial, two men and their wives were awarded $12.7 million in damages for a construction accident that left both men with severe burn injuries. In September 2003, Rudolph Paci and James Sutch were overseeing melting operations at Ametek Speciality Metal Products when a faulty furnace exploded, seriously injuring Paci and Sutch. The two men, with their wives, filed a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of the faulty metals furnace. [read post]
16 Oct 2011, 2:18 pm
KERN COUNTY -- A 22-year-old composting worker was taken off life-support and later died due to his injuries in Kern Medical Center's intensive care unit at about 11:04 a.m. Wednesday, The Bakersfield Californian reported. The worker, Heladio Ramirez, of Arvin, was attempting to help his brother, Armando Ramirez, 16, who collapsed after he was working inside an 8-foot-deep drainage tunnel at Community Recycling and Resource Company in Lamont. While both of them were inside the tunnel, they were… [read post]
4 May 2012, 3:06 am
COLUSA - A 58-year-old man was critically injured after a wall fell on him in Colusa, Appeal-Democrat reports. Daniel Kesterson, 58, a member of a demolition crew, along with the head man of the project were tearing down an old lumber yard at the end of Fifth Street near the Sacramento River levee about 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning. Once the wall - approximately 90 feet long and made up of wood and stucco - fell, the head man was able to jump out of the way, but Kesterson could not. Many people… [read post]
19 May 2012, 12:37 pm
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 48-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man was tragically killed in an industrial accident Friday morning, San Bernardino County Sun reports. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the BMW Training Center in the 1100 block of South Dupont Avenue in Ontario. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner's Department, Phillip Weeks was changing the fluorescent emergency ballast system in the attic of the lobby when he was electrocuted. Weeks was reported to have died at the… [read post]
13 Jan 2012, 9:16 am
NEVADA COUNTY - A horrific work-related accident occurred Thursday morning when a man was killed by a wood-chipper in Nevada City. The accident happened on the 10000 block of Indian Shack Road when 50-year-old Martin Lara of Applegate, was tangled in something that was caught in the wood chipper and then entangled around his neck and decapitated him, KCRA News reported. Lara was under the employment of a company called Bushwackers, which was then hired to clear brush from a rural home outside… [read post]
20 Apr 2012, 2:09 pm
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - An investigation is underway when a 32-year-old laborer man was fatally injured after he was struck by a tractor bucket in the area of Helendale. According to The Press Enterprise, Jose Reyes of Santa Ana, was helping to line a waste water pond in a work-site located along the 14000 block of Cougar Road just before 9:10 a.m. Thursday, when he was then struck in the head by the tractor bucket. Emergency crews reported Reyes to have tragically died at the scene due to major… [read post]
3 Jun 2009, 3:30 pm by Paul Pfeifer
The Arkansas Supreme Court declared a portion of the 2003 tort reform law unconstitutional. The Arkansas Court found that the law violates the Arkansas Constitution separation of powers clause. The Arkansas Justices decided questions over the provisions regarding the negligence or fault of non-parties when considering liability and regarding evidence of damages for the costs of necessary medical care, treatment, or services. This is a very important decision for Arkansans who suffer a personal… [read post]
10 Jan 2013, 7:48 pm by paul
A lawsuit has been filed in California Federal Court, arising from the aftermath of the 8.9 earthquake and tsunami strike on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011.  Following the Fukushima disaster,  The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, hailing from San Diego, California, with approximately 5,500 crew members responded to the relief effort Japan dubbed as “Operation Tomadachi.”  Many of these crew members have since come down with various illnesses and… [read post]
8 Jun 2012, 6:20 pm
SAN DIEGO COUNTY - A 48-year-old Oceanside man tragically succumbed to his injuries after being struck by a tractor-trailer at the North County flower distribution warehouse in Carslbad on Friday, 10news.com reports. The accident happened at about 12:40 a.m. on 1960 Kellogg Avenue. The man identified as Arturo Cuellar was standing behind the big-rig on a loading dock to help unload a shipment when for unknown reasons the big-rig suddenly moved back causing the doors of the trailer to hit him in the… [read post]
18 Apr 2013, 5:40 am by paul
On April 17th, 2012, shortly before 8:00 p.m., a huge explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant in West, Texas, destroyed surrounding homes and buildings leaving  over 130 injured.  A fire broke out at the plant earlier and emergency responders were trying to put the fire out when the explosion occurred. Seven emergency responders have been confirmed dead and at least one more is missing. A nearby 50-unit apartment building was one of the buildings devastated by the blast.  A… [read post]
29 Sep 2009, 3:00 pm by Paul Pfeifer
Little Rock, Arkansas has been ranked in the top ten most accident prone cities. According to an article in a popular health magazine, Little Rock ranked fifth in the number of accidents that occur each year. This finding appears to be based upon statistics from the Bureau of Labor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association. As someone who deals with Arkansas accident victims, this finding is quite troubling. Arkansas accident injuries include car accident… [read post]
10 Apr 2012, 11:40 am
CHINO - A 47-year-old Santa Clarita man very tragically died in an industrial accident Monday afternoon at a Chino tow yard, the Press Enterprise reported. The fatal accident was reported at 3:39 p.m. in an industrial park in the 4700 block of Chino Avenue. The victim, Jose Fernando Morales, was reportedly working on a disabled tow truck that rolled over on to him, according to San Bernardino County coroner's officials. The incident is under investigation by the Chino Police Department. Based on… [read post]
16 Nov 2011, 1:14 pm
ORANGE COUNTY -- A man was tragically killed and another is in critical condition after being exposed to chemicals at a paint-manufacturing plant on Tuesday afternoon, Orange County Register reported. The incident happened before 2:30 p.m. at Vista Paints, on 2020 east Orangethorpe Avenue, when two men believed to be working inside a "tank" - or a confined area - were overcome by fumes. Authorities believe the chemical that may have caused the fumes is a paint stripper. According to Fullerton… [read post]
13 Jan 2010, 9:29 pm by Steven J. Malman
Every year, thousands workers are killed during accidents that occur on the job. Hopefully, their families were entitled to death benefits through employers’ workers’ compensation plans. An injured worker and his/her family cannot sue an employer for personal injury, but the employee is usually entitled to Illinois work injury benefits regardless of who or what was the cause of the work accident. With help of data from the Department of Labor, Forbes.com compiled a list of the most dangerous… [read post]
20 Aug 2010, 5:57 am by Jonathan Rosenfeld
Unknown to many, there are people in nursing homes that require skilled nursing care for reasons aside from old-age and de-conditioning.  A substantial number of nursing home patients require short-term and long-term care due to various types of personal injuries and conditions related to negligence of others.  In some circumstances, we have successfully prosecuted many ancillary cases despite the fact that we may have been initially contacted to investigate a situation involving nursing home… [read post]
13 May 2013, 7:35 pm by railroadaccidentfelalawyer
By Richard Shapiro, Virginia (VA) Railroad Injury Attorney The Paducah & Louisville Railway and CSX are currently facing lawsuits from workers who were injured in a fire that occurred during the cleanup of a derailed train. Two workers, Leonardo Anthony Carrillo and Gregory Powers, who were part of the railroads’ cleanup crew have sued P&L and CSX, as well as several contractors, claiming that the railroad companies failed to properly monitor dangerous chemicals while they men… [read post]
15 Apr 2010, 2:00 pm
The North County Times reported a 17-year-old Carlsbad resident was seriously injured early Thursday morning when she drove a Ford F-150 Truck into a construction zone on Carlsbad Boulevard. The accident occurred near Island Way, at about 1 a.m. on April 15th. The teenager was trapped in her vehicle. Apparently, she had driven about 21000 feet through barrel barricades and a chain link fence. The truck pushed the fence forward until it became lodged under a large excavator. The teenager, who was… [read post]
7 Jun 2010, 3:54 pm
Two window washes were very critically injured in an accident Saturday in Orinda, Mercury News reported. The two men, Jose Herrera, 51, and Eduardo Guerra, 30, were working for Santa Clara-based Delta Window Cleaning, when the accident occurred outside a three-story Orinda office building around 9:48 a.m. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Village Square Shopping Center on Orinda Way where the Orinda Farmers Market was underway. According to ABC News, Herrera and Guerra were in a… [read post]
2 May 2012, 1:44 pm
NATIONAL CITY - A construction worker was injured last night when a scaffolding outside an Office Depot in National City collapsed on him, NBC San Diego reports. The devastating incident happened around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday on Highland Avenue as construction workers were remolding the front entrance of the store. According to 10 News, one of the workers, whose name was not released, was working underneath scaffold that was being supported by large wood planks when for unknown reasons it… [read post]