In a recent post, we examined why the varying symptoms from head trauma may make it difficult to estimate long-term costs. In that regard, a recent article offers fresh hope.
When bringing a product liability lawsuit, an injured consumer may anticipate challenges regarding causation and the amount of his or her damages. For example, a manufacturer may attempt to offer alternative theories for the consumer’s injury, possibly even including the actions of the consumer under a contributory negligence affirmative defense. A defendant in a product liability lawsuit may also challenge the plaintiff’s damages, offering alternative calculations.
This is not a pretty story. And it certainly doesn't reflect well on our country's civil justice system.
Worker safety is a critical issue that too many employers do not adequately address. While negligent companies may be fined for their actions, ultimately the injured workers are the ones who suffer the most.
Lawyers hired to process the claims of those hurt or killed by General Motor's faulty ignition switches have finished their work. Ninety per-cent of all the claims were rejected.
Fans of the television series “Homeland” may recall that a homicide was perpetrated against one of the characters by disabling his pacemaker. It turns out that this plot twist may have some basis in reality.
Texting while driving is banned for all drivers in Alabama, but a survey released earlier this year suggests that drivers throughout the country are still not getting the message that using a handheld device while behind the wheel can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.
In our last blog, we discussed the truck accident that left actor Tracy Morgan with a brain injury that is still preventing his return to acting. Indeed, the potential for serious or long-term injuries may be increased when a truck or other large vehicle is involved in a collision, due to the larger force generated by a vehicle weighing up to several tons. Unfortunately, the potential for fatal injuries may also be greater.
At a recent public hearing, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board presented the culmination of their work regarding the June 2014 truck accident that left actor Tracy Morgan with a serious brain injury.
Readers may not have realized that there is an agency in Alabama that helps coordinate services for victims of a traumatic brain injury. Called the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the agency works with both public and private partners to provide employment assistance, pre-vocational resources, and a variety of information and referral services.
A nursing home can serve an important function, helping ease the transition from retirement to assisted living. However, a recent article reminds us that not all facilities may provide the same quality of care. In fact, some nursing home staff might even be accused of service that falls below a professional standard of care. If such service were to result in resident injuries, a jury might determine the behavior to be negligent, thereby implicating civil liability and a potential damages award. In fact, our personal liability law firm focuses on nursing home abuse and neglect and can offer experienced assistance in proving negligence.
The number of people who die behind bars each year in this country is going up. This from a report just released by the Justice Department.