If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to know what your options are. Injuries cost time, suffering, lost wages from time off work, and medical bills, and you deserve to be compensated for all three if someone else was at fault for the damage. Going through a personal injury claim or lawsuit can
You may remember that back in January, I wrote a couple of posts about tort reform (if you missed them, you can find them here & here); to briefly recap, tort reformists claim that by capping compensation payouts, insurance premiums and medical costs are lower for consumers. On the face of it, this seems perfectly
On February 11th, one of America’s best-loved and most respected journalists, 60 minutes reporter and veteran war correspondent, Bob Simon, was tragically killed when the livery cab he was a passenger in crashed on New York City’s West Side Highway. According to reports, around 6.45pm, Simon’s car lost control, and rear-ended another car, before striking
Last week I wrote about how tort reform is preventing victims receiving justice and fair compensation, and also how companies, such as GM, are getting away with shirking their responsibilities toward consumers. This week, I’d like to continue by looking at both sides of the tort reform argument. What is Tort Reform? Tort reform has
In 2006, 18-year-old Wisconsin Natasha Weigel and her friend, Amy Rademaker, were killed when Weigel’s car swerved off the road, and crashed into some trees. However, a fault with the ignition meant it had momentarily switched off, thus leaving the vehicle with no power for the deployment of airbags which could have saved the lives
At this time of year, perhaps more than any other, we want to be confident that the people whom we have charged with caring for our elderly relatives are doing their job properly; unfortunately, for many people, this simply is not the case. I’ve written before (here and here) about the shocking state of some
A while back, you may recall that I wrote about the staff of a Long Island nursing home being indicted for the death of one of its residents, and the neglect of several more; recently, The Center for Public Integrity – a non-partisan, non-profit organization, based in Washington DC – published its report on the
Although slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, and at any time, when there’s ice involved, suddenly there’s the potential for falls to become rather more serious. Slip and fall stats According to the CDC, slip and fall is the most common type of accident in the country, yet so many people remain unaware of
Are you among the thousands of shoppers who will be out bargain-hunting today? If so, you’d do well to take note of the top five injuries that people can, and do, sustain during the holiday shopping season. Mention shopping-related injuries, and a lot of people will begin to snicker; however, it’s no laughing matter, and
As full of bargains as big box stores such as Sam’s Club, BJ’s, Costco et al are, they can also be full of hazards, especially if the store’s management isn’t as on the ball regarding safety as they should be, or if corners are cut. For some shoppers, this kind of laxity results in them
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