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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Suing After a Car Accident?

Deciding whether or not to sue for damages after a car accident can be an emotional ordeal. Some victims may be inclined to accept a quick settlement from an insurance company in hopes of putting the memory behind them and moving on with their lives. But settling without first getting experienced legal guidance means accident… Read More »

Who Is Responsible for an Accident with a Self-Driving Car?

In March 2018, a woman died after being struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. At the time of the accident, the woman was walking her bike across a dark but otherwise empty road. Though the car’s computer system recognized the woman in the road six seconds before the collision, the car did… Read More »

How Is Pain and Suffering Determined After an Accident?

In 2018, a West Virginia jury ordered a man to pay $7.6 million to the family of a 20-year-old woman he struck and killed in 2016 while driving drunk.  The award included $500,000 to compensate for the pain and suffering the victim experienced in the six hours between the time she was hit and the… 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 »

Virginia Imposes New Penalties for Texting While Driving in a Work Zone

Using a cellphone or any other handheld communication device to read or type messages while driving in a highway work zone can cost a Virginia motorist twice what it once did. With the passage in July 2018 of HB 1525, the Virginia Texting in a Work Zone law, the Virginia General Assembly increased the penalties… Read More »

Rise in Workers’ Compensation Claims from Car Accidents Has Insurers Concerned

A recent report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, a workers’ compensation rating and data collection bureau, shows that while total workers’ compensation claims are declining, claims for injuries in motor vehicle accidents have risen over the past five years.  Jim Davis, the report’s author, and NCCI director, remarked, “[The crashes] often involve very… Read More »

Important Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

Halloween should be a night of spooky fun for kids, where the fright is strictly for entertainment. But parents have cause to be on guard, whether for stranger danger or the inherent risks of their kids crossing the street at night. Many communities take a proactive approach with in-house costume parties and “trunk-or-treat” walks in… Read More »

National Opioid Crisis Traces Back to Florida Corruption and Corporate Greed

In a recent exposé for Mass Tort Nexus , Mark A. York connects the dots to show the part Florida has played in fueling the current opioid crisis, which has devastated communities nationwide. That connection began with the Sackler family — whose company Purdue Pharma created OxyContin, a highly addictive and now widely abused painkiller —… Read More »

SF Jury Awards $289 Million in Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Case

A jury in San Francisco has awarded a former groundskeeper fighting terminal cancer $289 million in damages against Monsanto, the maker of the world’s most popular weed killer, Roundup. CNN  recently reported that “Dewayne Johnson’s victory Friday could set a massive precedent for thousands of other cases claiming Monsanto’s famous herbicide causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” Johnson… Read More »

St. Louis Jury Delivers Stunning $4.69 Billion Award in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

In July, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products, used for feminine hygiene purposes, caused their ovarian cancer. The damage award comprises $550 million in compensation and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. Punitive damages are only available in personal injury cases where a… Read More »

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