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Personal Injury in a Construction Zone

October 21, 2013

Road construction is a nuisance all drivers encounter at some point and time. It is a fact of life. Without it, our road system would plunge into disrepair and make vehicular travel all but impossible. But road construction can be dangerous to drive through. Work zone crash data compiled by the Federal Highway Administration reported […]

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Luton Airport and subcontractor ordered to pay almost £400,000 after death of pensioner

October 18, 2013

The company which operates Luton Airport has been heavily fined and ordered to pay substantial costs after a pensioner was killed crossing the road at the airport. Mrs Mary Whiting, 78, from Norfolk, was returning from holiday on 16 May 2012 when the accident occurred. She was crossing the road between a terminal building and […]

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What to do before hiring a lawyer for your denied insurance claim

September 25, 2013

Insurance companies have been notorious for their unremitting ability to deny claims to those who need them most. We often hear about denials because the provider deems the situation not related to medical reasons but many times there can just be a simple administrative error that is keeping your claim from being accepted. If the […]

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The Injuries Sustained from Tattoos and How to Avoid Them

September 18, 2013

There are a variety of ways in which people can express their unique character, and getting a tattoo is a route that many individuals choose to accomplish this end. People opt for tattoos that are as simple as their child’s name to as complex as full body artwork. Unfortunately, tattoos also present an inherent risk […]

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Construction firm fined after engineer killed by falling steel mast

September 16, 2013

An East London firm has been heavily fined by the Peterborough Crown Court after one of its employees was crushed by a falling metal mast at its site in Cambridgeshire. Mr Nigel Sewell, 57, was working as a construction engineer at Universal Building Supply Ltd’s site in Wireless Station Park, Kneesworth, when the accident occurred […]

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Kent company ordered to pay out over £180,000 after death of worker on the job

September 16, 2013

A Kent company has been ordered to pay out over £180,000 in costs and fines after a worker was killed whilst delivering building materials to a domestic address in November 2006. Mr Brian Peek, 57, of Ashford address, was working for Moores Turf & Top Soil Limited as a delivery driver when the accident occurred […]

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Fraudulent personal injury claim lands Liverpool men in jail

September 16, 2013

Two men have been jailed after they attempted to defraud a leading insurer of almost £77,000 by faking a car crash. Mr Kenneth Nash and Mr Darren Gallimore dreamed up the scam in X and put it into effect in March 2011, when Mr Nash told his insurer that his car had crashed into the […]

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Football Helmets Continue to Be a Concern with Product Liability

September 4, 2013

It seems as if football is under the microscope every year with new discoveries about the effects of concussions and the ever-changing rules about tackling and where a player can hit another player. This pressure mounts on football equipment manufacturers, the players and the families of young players, as parents weigh the risks and concerns […]

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Why Lawsuits Against Truck Companies are Different

August 30, 2013

Proving negligence in an auto accident frequently boils down to showing that a driver violated a traffic law. Violating a traffic law is often dispositive in proving who was at fault and therefore, who must compensate the victim for losses as a result of the accident.  Every jurisdiction has statutory rules of the road.  According […]

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PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing: The Preemption Puzzle & Product Liability

August 28, 2013

Drug manufacturers have a duty to provide adequate warnings to consumers about the dangers their drugs present.  If a drug manufacturer knows or should have known about a risk of injury and fails to adequately disclose it, then under the product liability law theory of “failure-to-warn” the manufacturer may be liable to a consumer who […]

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