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18 Apr 2014, 12:06 pm by On behalf of Whit Drake
One man lost his life and another was injured when a man recently led authorities on a chase in Alabama. Serious car accidents are often the consequence of a high-speed motor vehicle chase. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, police received reports of a black truck that was driving dangerously. Soon afterwards, a deputy sheriff in an unmarked vehicle noticed the black truck.The deputy made an unsuccessful effort to get the truck driver to pull over. Neither the official blue lights, nor an attempt to… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 8:31 am by tracy
By Tracy Manzer, Senior Editor of Content An Illinois judge last month dismissed the first apparent legal action related to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, but it sounds like the possible legal implications for the airline are far from over. According to the Wall Street Journal, a Cook County judge dismissed a petition for discovery seeking […] [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 7:37 am
Medical and hospital malpractice occurs more than we like to think. I get calls about it almost every week. Statistics prove that many thousands of people die every year due to medical carelessness. When malpractice occurs, what analysis should one go through to decide whether to make a legal claim? A serious one. The first question is: can I prove malpractice? That's not simple. Physicians are responsible only for exercising "reasonable care" under all the circumstances. To be… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 7:00 am
Most of the clients we serve in our Panama City personal injury law office were hurt in a car crash or other form of accident. These claims are typically based on negligence principles, meaning the defendant did not use a proper degree of care or otherwise failed to act as a reasonable person would have under a similar situation. However, not all injuries are accidents and we also serve clients injured by someone else's intentional wrongdoing. Civil injury claims may exist even when the injury… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 6:57 am
7-year-old Calder Sloan was in his swimming pool with Gary, the son of his nanny, who was watching Calder and his younger brother Caleb in their home in North Miami Beach when the unthinkable happened. Gary felt a shock and jumped out of the water yelling for Calder to do the same. Calder did not hear him as he was swimming under water at the time. A split second later, Calder was thrown out of the water. Neighbors rushed to the backyard, performed CPR while getting zapped themselves. Calder… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 6:00 am by Louthian Law Firm
Motorcoaches are a popular way to travel. The Greyhound slogan was “Leave the driving to us,” and many thousands of people do leave the driving to Greyhound and other motorcoach operators every year. In 2010, U.S. motorcoach companies provided nearly 700 million passenger trips, second only to the airlines. Bus transportation is generally safe, but when an accident does happen, there are likely to be multiple victims. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 5:23 am
Our Atlanta workplace accident lawyers have been following the story of Smiley Plaster Co, which has been cited by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for unsafe working conditions. Smiley Plaster Co. is a stucco and masonry construction company in Twin City. On September 20, 2013, a 42-year-old worker for Smiley fell off a scaffolding at a college dorm at East Georgia State College and died. He was applying stucco at the time. Due to this worker's… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:54 am by Jeffery Robinette
Potential of Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) for Oil Extraction in West Virginia Black gold, Texas tea, bubbling crude – since the 1700’s the Appalachian Basin has been a known source of crude oil trapped deep in layers of black shale. Energy prospectors are seeing new potential for oil drilling in the Appalachian Basin, particularly in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. New developments in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have made previously… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:53 am by Harris Personal Injury
San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – Fatal One-Car Crash in San Marcos Early Sunday morning, a one-car crash took the life of an Escondido woman. According to CBS News Channel Eight, the wreck happened on State Route 78 at about 2:20 a.m. The victim was driving westbound on SR 78 near Linda Vista Drive when she lost control of her vehicle while changing lanes. Her automobile veered into the right shoulder, overturned and hit a tree. The car came to rest upside… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:27 am
A tragic auto accident occurred Thursday morning around 6:30 a.m. in Russell County, Kentucky. This was a two vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 80 near Russell Springs. The drivers of both vehicles died from the injuries sustained from the crash. Accident re-constructionists are on the scene trying to determine the cause of the wreck and what happened. Once fault is determined, the family of the not-at-fault driver will be able to levy a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim against the… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 1:07 pm by Karen Koehler
  Am resting on a sandy beach somewhere nice and warm.  Every so often someone gives me a tasty little treat and a sip of ice water.  The breeze gently rustles my fur.  Seagulls caw in the background. Ellie – time to wake up, she says. No. No.  Am in a wonderful place.  About to take a dip in the warm water. Ellie… Sigh.  Open one eye and look at her.    Her blond hair is in a pixie cut.  Eyes twinkle behind hip glasses.  Today… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 7:26 am
Last week, two year-old twin sisters Harmony and Harmani West tragically drowned in the swimming pool of their apartment complex, Tivoli Park, in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Since the incident, while the parents are attempted to cope with their brutal and unfair loss, residents and neighbors have clearly and unequivocally placed the blame on the management company for the family's loss. "The doors don't lock." Residents said in no uncertain terms that the door and gate to the pool is always open. … [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 7:00 am
Whether they come for Thunder Beach, visit at another time of the year, or are year-round residents of Northwest Florida, motorcycle riders are an important part of our community. We have met and worked with countless riders over the years and we know most are truly committed to safety. Still, rider safety depends upon responsible automobile drivers who are attentive and committed to making the road safe for all travelers. Motorcycle fatalities are far too common and our firm is committed to… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 1:33 pm by Whittel & Melton, LLC
Every year, more than 300 million people visit amusement parks throughout the United States. There are more than 400 theme parks in the U.S., and combined these parks take 1.7 billion rides. While most amusement park visitors have an enjoyable time, last year, more than 2,000 theme park visitors sustained injuries. Based off recent data, the Consumer Product Safety Commission identified which types of rides are the most dangerous. The following rides were found to have the highest number of… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 12:51 pm by Goldberg & Goldberg
In 2003 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists(ACOG), along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy: Defining the Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology ("NEACP"). This monograph became more commonly known as "the Green Book" and it has been roundly criticized as an attempt by its authors to use "junk science" to create hard an fast "essential" criteria to diffuse obstetrical malpractice claims against Ob/Gyns. In the more than 10… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 11:32 am by The Angell Law Firm, LLC
When a case goes to trial for personal injury in Georgia, the jury may be required to make several complicated determinations.  A jury may be asked to weigh if the injured or deceased party was less than 50% negligent, and if the injured was comparatively negligent, how much damage to award the injured or deceased party with the percentage of comparative liability removed.  A federal opinion from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal reviewed a jury’s award and District Court… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:51 am
Here's a hearbreaking story from the M Streets neighborhood: a Dallas hit-and-run this morning tragically took the life of a young man, Ethan Vasquez, who was 13 years old. His mother, Sandy, age 40, was critically injured. My prayers go out to her and her family. Ethan was the son of Victor Vasquez, a sergeant with the Cedar Hill Police Department. The collision occurred at Monticello Avenue and Homer Street, just off Central Expressway near Henderson. The Highland Park police could not stop a… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:10 am by Robert Kreisman
 A 15-month-old child who required 24-hour care as a result of his extreme prematurity was under the care of a home health care nurse.  The nurse’s duties included keeping a watchful eye on the child to make sure he was properly ventilated. On the date of this incident, the child became detached from the ventilator.  According to the lawsuit, the home health care nurse panicked and called the child’s father.  When the father came to the aid of the child, he began… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:22 am
There is no doubt that distracted driving has become a dangerous practice among drivers throughout the country and within Georgia and the metro Atlanta area. Perhaps it is human nature to believe that we are above any tragedy that could occur if we text and drive or use our phones to make a call while trying to steer our vehicles. Unfortunately, this is actually a false sense of security, because it has been shown again and again that these distractions make it difficult for drivers to consistently… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Daniel Gibalevich
 Former Baseball Player Dies High in Crash On February 14th a former minor league baseball player did in a South Bay car crash. Thirty-seven year old, Christian Franco had drugs in his system as well as a high blood alcohol content. The medical examiner’s report showed that his blood alcohol content was almost three times the legal limit. Christian Franco was driving his Jaguar along the State Route 125 when he was killed in an early morning car crash.  According to the California… [read post]