Maine New Hands-Free Law

On September 19, 2019, a new hands-free law went into effect in Maine. Don’t be confused. Maine already had a law against texting while driving and the new law does not retract the old law, it creates more prohibitions on hand-held device use for talking on the phone, and using devices for GPS, playing music […]

Uber Investigators Accused of Putting Company Over Customers

Uber has a Special Investigations Unit comprised of about 80 people tasked with looking into rides that go wrong for any number of reasons, one of which is driver misconduct.  A 26-page memo was released in May 2018 that examined the “inexperienced, overworked, and distraught team members of Uber’s Special Investigations Unit.” The contents of […]

Fatality Car Accident Damages

Being in a car accident or knowing a family member was injured in a car accident is stressful enough, but when a loved one dies due to someone else’s reckless or negligent driving, a feeling of outrage often accompanies the grief because the death did not have to happen. Some motor vehicle collisions involve simple […]

The Most Dangerous Times to Drive

You do everything you can to avoid getting into a car wreck. You pay attention and watch out for careless drivers, keep your vehicle maintained, and of course you never text while you’re behind the wheel. But have you thought about timing as a safety factor?  There are days of the week times of day […]

Most Common Auto Defect Claims

With all the distracted drivers on the road, it’d be nice to get a little peace of mind from knowing we’re driving in a perfectly safe car, truck, or SUV that will protect us in the event of a collision. But what happens when we can’t even rely on our vehicle to perform as it […]

The Myth of Frivolous Lawsuits

According to the Wall Street Journal, 87% of voters agreed that there are “too many lawsuits filed in America.” The Trial Lawyers Association of D.C. takes a look at The Civil Justice System: Protecting Your Family in this video: Take a moment to learn more about the difference between criminal and civil cases, why civil […]

Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Working at a job that requires you to be exposed to toxic chemicals is dangerous. It’s that simple. Exposure in the form of inhalation, contact with the skin, or ingestion of toxic substances can cause serious injury and death. Exposure to dangerous chemicals because of someone’s negligence is also serious business, and one-time exposure to […]

Spanish-Speaking Man Dies at Theme Park; Wasn’t Able to Read Ride Warnings

Jose Calderón Arana had been enjoying the day at Universal Islands of Adventure, a theme park in Orlando, Florida that opened in May 1999 and converted from Universal Studios Florida into the Universal Orlando Resort. The park’s slogan is “Vacation Like You Mean It,” and that’s exactly what Mr. Arana was doing with his family on […]

Oklahoma City Jury Delivers Aetna $25.5 Million Message

Aetna is the nation’s third-largest insurance provider with over 23 million customers across the United States, but recently it was dealt a massive blow by 12 jury members in Oklahoma City. Members of the jury in the case of Orrana Cunningham admit that sending a message to Aetna was part of the discussion during deliberations, […]