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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Study Links Uber and Lyft to Increase in U.S. Traffic Deaths

The past decade, which has witnessed the explosive growth of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, has also seen roads become more dangerous in various cities throughout the United States. Since 2011, road fatalities nationwide have increased by approximately 1,100 deaths per year, according to a recent analysis. This time period corresponds to when… Read More »

Lawyers Using ‘Black Box’ Data in Tractor-Trailer Accident Cases

For decades, news reports on airplane crashes have described searches for the “black box” that records flight data crucial to the accident investigation. Now, most tractor-trailers on the road contain a similar device, which might be pivotal in litigation when they get into accidents. These devices, known as an electronic control module (ECM) or an… Read More »

Warm Weather Means That It’s Time to Watch Out for Dog Bites

After the long, cold winter, we’re encouraged to spend more time outdoors. While it feels great to enjoy ourselves in neighborhoods, parks and other open spaces, it can lead to unpleasant encounters, especially when pet owners are not using proper care. Even a dog that is small or looks friendly can cause serious injuries or… Read More »

Social Media Might Hurt Your Personal Injury Claim

For most of us, social media has become such an integral part of our lives that we post personal information online without giving a second thought to the consequences. People have become aware of the dangers connected with revealing too much information on such sites as Facebook and Instagram. But if you’re a plaintiff in… Read More »

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month. It’s Time to Learn the Symptoms.

When people hear “brain injury,” they may be likely to picture an NFL player who experienced years’ worth of hits to the head or a military service member thrown by a battlefield explosion. But brain injuries can range from mild to severe and affect people of all ages and from all walks of life. In… Read More »

Why You Should Seek Medical Attention After an Accident

Due to shock, adrenaline and concern for others, accident victims don’t always behave in their own best interest. Instead of getting care for themselves, they may insist that everything is okay in an attempt to avoid conflict or embarrassment. However, seeking medical attention after an accident — especially one that involves trauma — is crucial…. Read More »

Can Asbestos Exposure Qualify a Veteran’s Survivors for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation?

As mass tort attorneys, we at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban pursue justice for mesothelioma patients who were negligently exposed to asbestos in their workplace. But we are also loyal advocates for VA disability benefits. Occasionally, these two aspects of our practice align, and that is the case for veterans who were exposed to asbestos… Read More »

Five Ways That Social Media Can Be Detrimental to Your Auto Accident Claim

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you should take a moment to reflect on your social media usage. You may feel like sharing your experience with your “friends,” but your posts on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other popular sites could come back to haunt you. Here are just five ways that… Read More »

New Virginia Law Changes Police Protocol for Handling Dog Bites

A new law relaxing how Virginia police and Animal Control officers manage dog bite cases went into effect on July 1, 2017. In Virginia, dog owners are not held liable for dog bite injuries unless they were aware of a dog’s propensity to bite because the dog had vicious propensities. In fact, the new law… Read More »

Memorial Day Injuries Make Summer’s Kickoff Dangerous

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff to summer fun, but for too many victims of accidents, the fun comes to a screeching halt. The National Safety Council calls Memorial Day the second most dangerous holiday of the year, trailing only Independence Day. There are several reasons for this: Increased travel Increased physical activity Increased… Read More »

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