It feels like there have been a lot of food recalls recently, with the Frozen Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend recalled from major retailers last week being just the most newsworthy. In truth, product recalls happen nearly every day, and product liability lawyers around the nation work hard at staying on top of everything for their
Top 5 Most Common Work Injuries
People spend a lot of their lives at work, sometimes in dangerous environments. But the truth is, anyone can get hurt on the the job at any workplace. Here are the top 5 most common work injuries. 1. Overexertion Physically demanding work, jobs that require lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and other strenuous tasks can lead to
What Blood Alcohol Content Means for Drunk Drivers
Being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol would be an eye opener for most people, but sometimes the arrest could be the least of your problems. Driving drunk or tipsy, even once, can have consequences that could alter the path of your life and the lives of innocent bystanders. When a police officer
How to Avoid Personal Injury at Amusement Parks
It’s summer; the season of grilling, baseball, and best of all, amusement parks! But before you head out, make sure to protect yourself and your loved ones by observing some simple rules of amusement park safety. There are two types of liability that can be brought against an amusement park due to injury. Premises liability
Personal Injury at the Ball Game: Who is Liable?
Baseball: the All-American sport. It is one of the most popular sports in the United States, yet it can also be dangerous for fans. Annually, there are about 35 to 50 injury reports at sporting events. And while courts sometimes find that a fan sitting in the stands should know the inherent risks and it
Accidental Injury or Nursing Home Abuse?
As you and your loved ones age, it becomes an unfortunate yet necessary conversation to discuss long-term elderly care including the potential for requiring a nursing home. Once the decision has been made it can take mounting pressures off of everyone involved, or can it? Often a loved one may be at risk for nursing
Brand Name vs. Generic Drugs: Who is Liable?
Here’s a scenario: You take a generic drug instead of the branded version because the price is less for the exact same drug. However, you experience horrible side effects and decide to take legal action. Can you sue the manufacturer of the brand-name drug for damages done by the generic version, even though they’re almost
File Your Workman’s Comp Claim or It’ll Cost You, Big Time
Following an injury on the job, the number one priority is ensuring you receive timely and adequate medical attention. However, once this is under control, the next step is to file a workman’s compensation claim with the proper authorities, and doing so in a timely manner. The first four weeks are imperative when filing a
5 Important Product Liability Tips
When you make a purchase, it’s important to understand the warranty. However, it’s also important to know that the written warranty doesn’t always give you the full picture of what your rights are. Here are some things you should know when making a purchase that’s covered by a warranty. You have the right to access
Law Talk: Who is Liable for a Playground Injury?
It used to be that kids were usually the ones to blame for any injuries sustained on the playground. Nowadays, the focus has shifted onto those supervising the children, as well as manufacturers and marketers of playground equipment. On school playgrounds, studies have shown that most injuries occur because of a lack of supervision, and