Auto Accidents and Brain Injury

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One of the most serious injuries that can occur in an auto collision is a head (brain) injury.  Brain injury can occur when the head strikes an object in the car but frequently occurs without any kind of blow to the head.  A brain injury without the head striking anything is often the result of the… Read more »

Damage Caps: Consumers Lose

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For almost three decades, the insurance industry and corporations have been promoting tort reform.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, alone, spent of $50 million lobbying for tort reform.  Included in this effort was capping the amount of non-economic damages (pain, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish) that a jury might award an injured victim – regardless of the severity of… Read more »

Truck Collisions and the Civil Justice System

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The rate of semi-truck accidents and fatalities continues to escalate.  The most recent data available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is that, in one year, 3,757 people dies in collisions with truck.  Nearly 11 million trucks travel the U.S. highways each year and accounted for 12.4% of all fatal crashes. The increasing safety… Read more »

Nursing Home Neglect – Warning Signs

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As seen by the U.S. Department of Justice creation of nursing home neglect/abuse task force, many nursing homes fail to provide the proper care their residents deserve.  A congressional study found that almost 33 percent of nursing homes committed some form of abuse or neglect over a two year period of time. There are warning… Read more »