Dozens injured in Ohio Bus Accident
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 14, 2013
A passenger bus crashed early this morning, just north of Cincinnati. The driver may have fallen asleep. The Greyhound bus was carrying 51 passengers bound for Detroit when it careened off I-75 around 4:00 a.m., violently striking a tree and fence. The out-of-control vehicle flipped over twice before it finally came to rest on...
Texting a Driver May Make You Liable
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 3, 2013
People who send text messages to motorists may be found liable for accidents that occur from texting and driving. In Kubert v. Best, a New Jersey appeals court found that a person who texts someone that is driving can be held liable for personal injuries sustained by others who are involved in an accident caused...
NFL Concussion Trial to Resume
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 27, 2013
A massive lawsuit brought against the NFL by more than 4,000 players will be back in court next week. Professional football players and, in some cases, their surviving families claim the NFL knew about and conspired to hide the dangers associated with concussions, including increased risk of dementia, depression, and suicide. In a motion...
$4.1m Settlement for Student Abandoned in DEA Facility
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 31, 2013
The U.S. Government agrees to pay Daniel Chong $4.1 million after ‘accidentally’ leaving him locked in a room for five days with no food or water. Last year Daniel Chong was a student at UC San Diego, and on April 20th, like many college students, he and some friends decided to get high. Unfortunately...
Garage Sales – what you need to know
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 30, 2013
Summer time is the peak season for garage sales. Kids and grown-ups alike have fun rummaging through their neighbor’s castoffs – hunting for a bargain or “new” treasure. But did you know when planning a garage sale, there are some very important legal issues to consider? Taking these simple steps before you host a...
Toledo Sinkhole Swallows Car
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 5, 2013
Ohio made national news this weekend when a massive sinkhole in central Toledo opened up, consuming a moving car and its driver. Local elementary principal Amanda Knox was driving along when the road gave way beneath her Chevy Malibu. Luckily, the vehicle landed upright in the crevasse but a pipe had burst, causing water...
What is a Liability Waiver?
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 2, 2013
Simply, a waiver is a contract. It is a legally binding agreement between you and a business or organization offering a service. By signing the waiver, you agree not to hold the business liable (legally responsible). It may also be called a release, waiver of negligence, or an exculpatory agreement or contract. You may...
BP Fighting Payments to Spill Victims
Posted in Accident & Injury, Workplace Injuries and Claims on June 27, 2013
In what appears to be an effort to intimidate oil-spill victims, BP is sending out hundreds of letters, warning settlement recipients they may have to return part of the money. BP is currently appealing the settlement process, alleging administration errors that resulted in overpayments and “fictitious awards.” According the Houston Chronicle, “One of the...
Driverless cars raise legal questions
Posted in Accident & Injury on May 28, 2013
In 2010, Google announced that it had been conducting research on driverless cars. Using data the company initially collected for Google Maps, the Google Car also integrates cameras, wheel sensors, laser range finders and radar to avoid traffic and other obstacles. Sergey Brin, one of the internet company’s founders, expects the technology to be...