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, […]

E-Scooter Companies in Hot Water—Again

Electronic scooter companies are under fire again because people are getting hurt as the craze that took off in the summer of 2018 gains momentum across the country. More and more people are trying this fast, fun mode of transportation around big cities, but the speedy route to work is taking a toll, and getting […]

Federal Tort Claims Act: Can You Sue the United States Government?

The quick answer to the question “Can you sue the US government?” is “Yes,” but that has not always been the case. Prior to 1946, when the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA” or “Act”) was passed, a legal doctrine known as sovereign immunity prevented citizens from being able to take their government to court. While […]

Tesla Pays $5 Million Settlement in Autopilot Case

Without admitting to wrongdoing, Tesla recently paid $5 million in a class action lawsuit settlement after its Autopilot “self-driving” system was deemed the cause of two fatal car crashes in which drivers had enabled Tesla’s driving assist system. At the conclusion of the suit, Tesla claimed to have implemented improved Autopilot hardware and software and […]