Recent Blog Posts

Landlord Liability for Violent Crime in North Carolina

Are landlords responsible for the lawless behavior of third parties on their property? Under certain circumstances, a landlord in North Carolina can be held liable for the personal injuries a victim suffers from a criminal assault. Traditionally, the deliberate act of a third person was seen as separate from any responsibility of a landlord. The… Read More »

Jury Awards $2.9 Million to Bus Crash Victim

A New York jury has awarded $2.9 million to a woman who was badly hurt when she was a passenger on a bus that hit a car which was making an illegal U-turn. Jurors awarded the money to the woman after finding that the bus driver was 95 percent liable for the woman’s injuries. The… Read More »

The Dangers for Pokémon Go Players

Pokémon Go has taken over the world. Hordes of users downloaded the smartphone game causing crashed servers, but in their wandering, face down, quest to catch every character, some players are putting themselves in real danger by not paying attention to their surroundings.  The app, which asks users to run around looking for virtual characters who pop… Read More »

The Case Against Buying a Used Motorcycle Helmet

It’s not uncommon in a private sale of a used motorcycle for the seller to throw in a used helmet to sweeten the deal. This is especially true when young people buy their first motorcycle, since they’ve often only scraped together enough cash for the bike. But beware: the reason you’re getting a used helmet… Read More »

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 »

Church Opposes Concealing the Identity of Young Sex Crime Victims in Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed against a church alleging the church allowed a known teen sexual offender to be around kids. The attorneys for the church do not believe the two teen victims who filed the lawsuit should be allowed to remain anonymous in court proceedings. The guardian of the two victims filed suit on… Read More »

Pro-gun Groups Condemn Lawsuit Challenging University of Texas Campus Carry Policy

A lawsuit has been filed by three University of Texas professors who want to prohibit students from carrying concealed handguns into their classrooms. The State Attorney General and pro-gun groups are calling the lawsuit “baseless” and “an insult to the millions of law abiding gun owners in Texas and across the country.” The three faculty… Read More »

Landlord Liability for a Slippery Surface

If you suffered a slip-and-fall accident on a slick surface, you might feel that your case for compensation is cut and dried. However, there are a number of elements you must establish to prove that the proprietor of the property is liable for your injuries: The defendant proprietor had notice of the slippery condition. The… 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 »

Saving Your Skin in a Motorcycle Accident

Any bicyclist knows the pain of road rash. That painful scrape to the top layer of your skin burns, presents a danger of infection and might even leave you with a “dirt tattoo.” But if you ride a motorcycle at highway speed, the danger from a skid along the asphalt is much, much greater. Your… Read More »