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Current Mass Tort Litigation That Might Affect You or Your Family

Without warning, a defective product could be harming you or someone you love. Whether it involves building materials, prescription medications, household products, medical devices or vehicle parts, one problem could affect thousands or even millions of users. In these situations, mass tort actions are often used to pursue compensation for injuries based on negligence 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 »

Tainted Valsartan Blood Pressure Drugs Lead to Recall, Lawsuit

In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration recalled generic versions of Valsartan blood pressure medication estimated to be used by more than 3 million Americans. Shipments of the drug, which is used to treat post-heart attack symptoms and congestive heart failure in addition to hypertension, were found to be tainted with a cancer-causing substance. Throughout… 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 »

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 »

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