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Blog Archive - December, 2022


51 Articles

Airbag Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

December 22, 2022

Airbags were developed to provide personal protection during car accidents. It is estimated that more than 50,000 lives have been saved from airbags over the past thirty years. However, several million defective airbags have been placed into vehicles throughout the United States. These airbags are causing life-threatening injuries to the face and neck of front-seat passengers and drivers.

Car Accidents Caused by a Speeding Driver

December 22, 2022

Speeders pose one of the deadliest risks for motorists because speeding decreases the margin of error that a driver has when encountering a road hazard and increases the impact force when there is a collision. About one-third of all fatal traffic accidents are caused by speeders, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Defective Auto Repair Accident Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

December 22, 2022

Drivers have a legal duty to drive carefully, observe posted speed limits, and obey traffic laws. When drivers act responsibly, they usually avoid causing a severe motor vehicle accident. However, there are thousands of accidents that occur that are not the fault of the drivers involved in the crash.

Georgia Substance-Impaired Car Accident Lawyers

December 21, 2022

Drunk driving has been one of the foremost causes of traffic fatalities for several years, and traffic safety experts are voicing their concerns about the sudden increase in drugged driving accidents. This growing safety hazard comes from several different causes, including the rise in opioid use, sleeping pills, medical marijuana, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications that cause drivers to become sleepy, impairing their driving ability.

Georgia Construction Zone Car Accident Lawyers

December 21, 2022

All drivers understand the importance of keeping their full attention on the road ahead to avoid being in an accident. However, distraction, confusion, obstacles, and debris in construction zones make it necessary for drivers to reduce their speed, use extreme caution, and remain alert.

Georgia Uber Rider Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

December 21, 2022

Uber Tries to Manipulate an Injury Claimant Into Giving Up Her Legal Right to a Trial By Jury 

According to a news story published on Patch.com, an accident injury victim filed a personal injury lawsuit against Uber, and Uber revised its terms of use "retroactively" to force accident claimants into arbitration.

The NHTSB Wants Blood Alcohol Monitoring Technology Installed on All Motor Vehicles

December 21, 2022

According to an article published on NPR.org, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging lawmakers to pass legislation that requires all new vehicles to have blood alcohol monitoring systems that will stop an intoxicated person from drunk driving. Drunk Driving Prevention Technology could significantly reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents, which is one of the leading causes of highway fatalities in the United States. 

Who Can File a Claim Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

December 20, 2022

For decades, tens of thousands of service members, civilian contractors, and military families living and working at Camp Lejeune were exposed to cancer-causing substances in their drinking water. Now, thousands of military veterans, military family members, and former contractors have been diagnosed with reproductive issues, congenital disabilities, cancer, Parkinson's disease, and other severe medical conditions due to contaminated water. The federal government just admitted that Camp Lejeune's water sources had been contaminated from 1953 through 1987. 

Diagnosing Car Accident-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

December 20, 2022

One of the most serious types of car accident injuries is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.7 million Traumatic Brain Injuries happen each year. Traumatic Brain Injuries are often caused by a life-threatening blow to the head, which frequently occurs in car accidents when the victim's head hits a window, strikes the steering wheel, or a projectile strikes the accident victim.

Safety Experts Ask Autonomous Truck Manufacturers How Their Trucks Will Handle Tire Blowouts

December 20, 2022

Tire blowouts generate hundreds of fatal traffic accidents and tens of thousands of crashes every year. The federal Fatal Accident Recording System reports that tire blowouts accounted for more than 300 deaths from 2010 to 2020. Safety experts are asking autonomous truck manufacturers how their self-driving vehicles will regain control after a tire blowout and there is no human driver behind the steering wheel. Autonomous vehicle experts think that tire sensor technology and preventative maintenance might solve this issue. 

Assessing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After a Car Accident

December 20, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accidents cause about 3 million injuries each year. Severe motor vehicle accidents often cause severe and life-threatening injuries. In most cases, the accident victim's injuries are visible and easy to diagnose by medical professionals and EMS technicians. However, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a difficult injury to diagnose, and specialized diagnostic tools and tests are necessary to properly diagnose the injury. Millions of motor vehicle accidents happen yearly, and people involved in serious auto accidents frequently have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

New Survey Suggests the Half of Accidents Involved Drunk or Drugged Drivers

December 19, 2022

According to a new story published on CNN.com, over 55% of motorists involved in severe or fatal motor vehicle accidents tested positive for alcohol or drugs. Driving while intoxicated is a leading cause of deadly accidents in the United States. Intoxicants such as narcotics and alcohol impair a driver's reaction time, physical ability, thinking, and ability to safely drive a motor vehicle. 

Crosswalk Accident Lawsuit Lawyers in Florida

December 16, 2022

Crosswalks should be safe for pedestrians since they are marked with signs, road markings, and traffic signals. Tragically, although crosswalks are placed at highly conspicuous areas such as street intersections, there are a substantial amount of vehicle-pedestrian collisions that occur at crosswalks throughout the state of Florida.

Miami Cruise Ship Accident Injury Lawyers

December 14, 2022

There are approximately 100 million tourists who visit Florida each year, and tourism is Florida's top industry. Tragically, many tourists will be involved in an accident resulting in injuries or the tragic death of a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person or business.

Art of Green Laundry Detergent Recalled Due Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Bacteria Contamination

December 13, 2022

According to an online news report published on cbsnews.com, Art of Green laundry detergent has been recalled due to the potential for bacteria contamination. The bacteria could cause customers who purchased the laundry detergent tot become very ill. The recall announcement states that two types of Art of Green laundry detergent were recalled due to possible bacteria contamination. 

California Files PFAS Lawsuit Against 3M and DuPont

December 13, 2022

California's Attorney General Rob Bonta, California's 34th Attorney General stated that the State of California had filed a lawsuit against 3M Co, DuPont de Nemours Inc, and many other companies. The lawsuit will try to recover the "staggering" clean-up costs up "forever chemical" toxic pollutants.

Tragic, Fatal Four-Vehicle Crash on Knox Bridge Highway in Emerson, Georgia

December 13, 2022

EMERSON, GEORGIA - According to an online news report published on 11alive.com, the Mayor of the City of Emerson was involved in a fatal four-vehicle accident.* The news report states that the Mayor and his wife were tragically killed in a car crash caused. The four-vehicle crash occurred on Knox Bridge Highway, east of Field Landing Road, at around 4 PM.

AHFA Files Petition for CPSC Judicial Review of the CPSC's New Clothing Storage Furniture Safety Standards

December 10, 2022

According to an online news report published on furninfo.com, the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) has filed a petition for judicial review concerning the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Safety Standard for Clothing Storage Units. The AHFA wants the new CPSC Safety Standard for Clothing Storage Units rule vacated. The American Home Furnishings Alliance's petition was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The petition is also supported by the Mississippi Economic Council and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association.

Polaris RZR Side-by-Side Fire Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

December 10, 2022

According to an online news report published on wboy.com, Polaris is recalling several of its side-by-sides due to a possible fire hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that Polaris has initiated the recall of some 2021 and 2022 Polaris RZR Pro XP 4 Premium, Ultimate, and Sport UTVs models. Last month, Polaris recalled 1,000s of its snowmobiles due to a different fire hazard issue.  

Pedestrian Collision Injury Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions

December 10, 2022

Pedestrian Collision Injury Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Represent Myself to Save Money?

The decision to represent yourself in a personal injury claim can be costly. According to an Insurance Research Council (IRC) study, accident injury victims who are represented by attorneys recover an average of 300% more compensation than parties representing themselves. Moreover, 85% of accident injury claimants who received payouts from insurance companies retained a lawyer.

3M Scotch Thermal Laminator Fire Lawsuit Lawyers

December 10, 2022

3M Scotch Thermal Laminator Fire Lawsuit Lawyers

Nationwide Legal Help for Victims of 3M Scotch Thermal Laminator Fires

If you or a loved one have been burned or injured by a 3M Scotch Thermal Laminator, our national law firm may be able to help you or your loved one recover substantial monetary compensation for your injuries or loss of a loved one. No matter where you are located we are just a phone call away. For your Free Consultation, call our 24/7 Nationwide legal help line at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333).

What to Do When You Are Rear-Ended by a Tailgating Driver in Florida

December 02, 2022

Although many violations of traffic safety laws can lead to a serious collision, drivers who neglect to follow at a safe distance pose an especially serious risk to other drivers.  Rear-end collisions often lead to catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, fractured and broken bones, and other debilitating conditions.  

The Special Dangers of Garbage Truck Accidents in Florida

December 02, 2022

Garbage trucks pose a much higher risk of a collision because they do not have to comply with all traffic laws and restrictions that apply to ordinary Florida motorists.  Like a tractor-trailer these hefty vehicles when fully loaded can weigh nearly 25 tons, which amounts to 15 times the weight of a small passenger car. While large tractor-trailers tend to travel on highways, garbage trucks navigate residential neighborhoods with narrow streets filled with children at play, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

Dual Paths to Maximize Compensation for Construction Injuries

December 02, 2022

Workplace construction accidents can occur when machinery, equipment or a worksite is unsafe. Workers and their families may sue based on several tort theories of liability, including negligence and strict liability against general and sub-contractors, product manufacturers, and other third parties.  An experienced Florida construction accident injury attorney can explain your rights and options both with respect to a worker’s compensation claim against your employer, as well as a personal injury claim against third parties whose negligence contributes to a construction worker’s injuries.

Compensation for Car Accident Injuries Resulting from Inadequate Repairs

December 02, 2022

While most car accidents result from driver errors, carelessness, or inattention, mechanical issues sometimes cause collisions that result in serious injury.  Whether improperly repaired brakes, tires, or other faulty repairs cause motor vehicle collision-related injuries, the auto repair shop that performed substandard services might be liable for the consequences of their poor workmanship.  Vehicle repair center liability can arise out of inadequately performed work or the failure to warn patrons about a vehicle’s unsafe condition.  An important issue that affects whether a court will make a vehicle maintenance business pay compensation to a crash victim involves the scope of the “duty of care” owed by the shop.  In this blog, we examine factors that determine the scope and nature of the “standard of care” owed by a repair shop.

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