OSHA under the Trump Administration. What can we expect?
January 26, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the regulatory agency in charge of worker safety and health, will almost certainly take a new direction under the guidance of the Trump Administration, according to an article by Safety and Health Magazine. While the new direction and the timeline of its implementation will almost certainly be decided by… read more
Tesla’s autopilot car not liable in deadly accident
January 24, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
On May 7th, 2016, Joshua Brown was driving his Tesla Model S car on a state highway in Florida, using the Autopilot system so he could drive hands free. However, on that day, the Model S crashed into a tractor trailer that crossed the road in front of Mr. Brown’s vehicle at 74 miles per… read more
What’s with all the Latin legal terms?
January 23, 2017 | insurance,Our Blog
How did “people suing insurance companies” become such a thing? First of all, it is important to think of “law” as an alternative to war and violence. Three thousand years ago, no one had rights. Powerful parties were free to pillage, rob and slaughter. You couldn’t take these people to court. A tooth for a… read more
When the latest new product puts you on your back
January 23, 2017 | liability,Our Blog
Dangerous products, also called product liability, is an area of law that is familiar to people, but at the same time surprisingly new. Familiar cases involve defective tires and brakes, water heaters that cause fires and scaldings, and everyday products that fail to contain necessary safety instructions. Our firm has been effectively seeking compensation for… read more
Over 7 worker amputations per day in the U.S.
January 20, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
On average, more than seven workers lose an appendage a day in the United States, according to new data released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a release by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). While more than 90% of the lost appendages are fingers, workers have also permanently lost hands, feet, toes… read more
How much is emotional pain worth?
January 18, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
A gynecologist has been secretly taking explicit photographs and videos of his patients without their knowledge or consent. How much is their emotional pain worth? This question is at the heart of a case surrounding a Johns Hopkins gynecologist named Nikita Levy, who had taken thousands of videos and images of his patients since beginning… read more
Study: ignition interlock devices are working
January 13, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
Even the threat of an interlock device is successfully dissuading potential drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel, according to research. Fear that they will be saddled with the breath-testing device is reportedly reducing instances of drunk driving in states that mandate interlock installation for even first-time DUI offenders, according to an article by the… read more
Fatal crashes: what are the most common causes?
January 12, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
While fatal auto accidents are tragic, do you stop and wonder what are the most common causes for such crashes? The Auto Insurance Center set out to find the answer to this question, according to an article by Business Insider. The data, which includes a variety of information on both driver and passenger fatalities, was… read more
New distracted driving laws for 2017
January 10, 2017 | Our Blog
It is now common knowledge that distracted driving is currently one of the single greatest hazards for people on public roads. While there are many things that distract people from focusing completely on the task of driving, research has shown that mobile device and smart phone usage is one of the most prevalent sources of… read more