Major Misconceptions about Falls

It may come as no surprise that older people tend to fall more often than their younger counterparts. Many of us have known elder family members who have fallen. And even if we haven’t, it’s a part of the cultural mythos surrounding old age. It is true that elderly folks fall with relative frequency. Every […]

Multidistrict Litigation: a Primer

When a large number of people have been harmed in a similar manner by the same defendant, it is common for a few representative plaintiffs to file a single class action lawsuit. This makes sense when the degree of harm is similar across the board. But when each plaintiff has different injuries and unique expenses, […]

Marijuana Could Help Relieve Pain Following a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be one of the millions of people prescribed an opioid pain reliever (OPR) for chronic pain. At first, this might seem like a god-send. OPRs are generally very strong, helping reduce pain in the short-term and bringing comfort in a time of stress. However, opioids come […]

Tire Blowouts: Common Causes & What to Do If You Experience One

One of the most frightening things that can happen to a driver on the road is a tire blowout. We rely a huge deal on a simple car part to travel safely – the tire. If it bursts or “blows out” while driving the outcomes can be severe. The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway […]

P&G Faces Dangerous “Tide Pod” Challenge

As soon as Procter & Gamble started advertising “Tide Pods” on You Tube recently, the meme “Eating Tide Pods” became a suicidal social media dare that P&G is quickly trying to neutralize before it becomes a personal injury nightmare. Clips showing teens biting into the highly-toxic laundry detergent have gone viral, including one showing people […]

Auto Safety Regulations: Are They Safe Enough for You?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has often mandated improved safety features such as airbags for newly manufactured vehicles. Currently, the NHTSA is negotiating on the newest lineup of non-mandated safety features which includes automatic emergency braking systems, backup cameras, electronic stability control, ejection mitigation, occupant crash protection, and roof crush resistance. Despite clear evidence […]

Hit and Run Accidents

Hit and runs are more common than we’d like to think. Throughout the country, this type of accident occurs with increased frequency. Between 2009 and 2011, there was a 13.7 percent increase in hit and run accidents. And the problem is more severe in metropolitan areas, especially those with extremely dense traffic. Los Angeles, for […]

Understanding Rollover Accidents

We’ve all seen rollovers in movies. Perhaps a police car flips over on a busy street, or perhaps a top-heavy vehicle makes a sudden stop and goes topsy turvy. Rollovers may appear spectacular in this context, but in real life they are deadly events that can result in extreme injuries or worse. They can happen […]

What Is Preemption?

After Diane Levine had her forearm amputated due to a botched intravenous (IV) push, the world was abuzz about a fairly basic concept in tort and personal liability law – a concept known as preemption. Levine, who suffered from migraines, took Demerol for pain and Phenergan for nausea. The Phenergan could be administered in one […]