Category Archives: Personal Injury

Swimming Pools Can Quickly Become Death Traps

Although the luxury of having a swimming pool has risen in popularity in the US over the years and are a fun way to cool down during the hot summer months, swimming pools can also be very hazardous, especially for young children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other than birth defects, drowning… Read More »

Dupont Found Liable in Another Teflon Chemical Lawsuit

DuPont Co. and Chemours Co. have been found liable for a man’s testicular cancer in one of many lawsuits filed over the toxic Teflon chemical that contaminated waters in Ohio and West Virginia. The Plaintiff, who has lived near the company’s Washington Works plant for many years, claimed DuPont knowingly disposed the known toxic, cancer… Read More »

Nestlé Recalls Many DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine and Stouffer’s Products

Nestlé USA announced it was voluntarily recalling nearly 3 million boxes of its products part of the DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine and Stouffer’s product lines, due to the fact that they may contain small pieces of glass. The company did not disclose what may have caused the problem, but more than 10 products are included in the recall. Consumers… Read More »

Trooper Awarded $1.44 Million After Being Struck by DWI Driver

A jury in Pennsylvania has awarded a State Trooper $1.44 million in damages for personal injuries he sustained when a driver who was under the influence of alcohol crashed into his cruiser while he was monitoring a construction zone. The jury award included money for past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering… Read More »

How to Negotiate a Settlement for Pain and Suffering Damages

After you have been injured in an accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. These damages are not just the amount of money you lost having to pay for medical expenses and vehicle repairs, but also the physical pain and emotional suffering you experienced. However, it can be quite difficult to… Read More »

How Do Preexisting Injuries Affect Personal Injury Claims?

In some personal injury claims, the injured party might have had a preexisting injury, which could add some complications to the process. If this is true in your case, you can expect the defense to find this out and attack your claim based on the presence of a preexisting injury. Although plaintiffs are not allowed… Read More »

State Lawmakers Concerned about Zip Line and Carnival Safety

North Carolina legislators are urging the state’s Department of Labor to take a closer look at issues of zip line and carnival safety after an accident resulted in the death of a 12-year-old girl at a local YMCA camp in the mountains in June. The General Assembly recently approved a measure that focuses on increasing… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may wish to take action. Before moving forward, you will want to be sure you know the difference between workers’ compensation and filing a personal injury claim. Here are several key differences between these two courses of action: Fault: In a personal injury case fault is… Read More »

North Carolina State Fair Operator Faces Charges After 2013 Accident

A Georgia man pleaded guilty to three charges of assault with a deadly weapon after a ride he was operating at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair failed and injured five people. Fair goers were exiting a ride called The Vortex when it suddenly started again. The victims were between the ages of 14 and… Read More »

The Importance of Medical Records in a Personal Injury Claim

Whenever you decide to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, it is up to you and your attorney to prove the defendant acted with negligence so that you can recover the damages you deserve. Having thorough medical records at your disposal is a great way to bolster your case. The following are a few… Read More »