In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.– Anne Frank
Tis’ the season of thanksgiving and ‘finding silver linings’ – even in the personal injury realm. As personal injury attorneys, it can be difficult to see the proverbial light when our offices fill with stories of pain every single day. But when we look for the positive, it’s not very difficult to find evidence of human goodness.
We believe Anne Frank got it right. Read below as we share evidence that ‘in spite of everything, people are really good at heart,’ and why good can come out of a PI accident or tragic event.
As personal injury lawyers, we often see the same type of claims day-in and day-out: the standard slip and fall, vehicular accidents, defamation, medical malpractice. Once in a while, though, a personal injury case arises that is so memorable that it’s virtually unforgettable. Read below as we share some of our absolute favorites.
Oh, e-cigarettes: how you’ve duped us. Vaping, the ‘next big thing’ in tobacco alternatives, is revealing itself to be a personal injury harbinger. Take a pull from that hip-looking cartridge, and your hit of nicotine could come with a side of lung-related illness. A recent USA Today article confirms that six people are now reported to have died due to vaping. Are class action and other suits settlements against the vaping industry inevitable? Read onward. We’ll share the recent developments.
You’re relaxing in the cushy backseat of an Uber when the driver takes your comment I’m in a bit of a hurry literally and runs a red light. What happens when rideshare goes bad? It is essential to understand who is at fault in a rideshare accident and what you can expect if you’re involved in one.
Dog injuries can be caused by bites, jumping or running in front of a car. If you’ve been injured by another person’s dog – whether you were bitten while visiting a friend, or walking down the road and charged by a dog, knocked down by a dog, or whether a dog runs in front of your car and causes a crash – you may be entitled to monetary compensation as damages for the pain and suffering you have endured.
E-cigarettes can be a blast but not when they explode. In the United States in the last year, there have been reports of e-cigarettes exploding and ripping a hole in a man’s tongue, blowing up in a man’s pants, and going off while not being used.
When a product is used for its intended use and it explodes and causes disfiguring injuries, as in this case with vaping cigarettes, the manufacturer may be liable under Florida law. Some lawsuits have already been brought against e-cigarette stores and manufacturers. Continue reading
If there’s one thing you can count on in life it’s: life is unpredictable.
Now, more than ever, we’re on-the-go, all-consumed, and constantly distracted. It makes it even easier for something unexpected to happen, like an unfortunate event typically resulting in damage or injury. This is also known as an accident. Continue reading