June 12, 2018
COLLISIONS WITH BIG-RIG TRUCKS
First of all, we all know the feeling. That uncomfortable tightening of the chest we get when you look into our rearview mirror and see an 80,000-pound 18-wheeler truck barreling down on our back bumper. According to federal statistics, commercial trucks are involved in thousands of collisions each year. Some of the reasons are obvious,…Continue reading
Bus Should Have Had Seatbelts
A recent decision demonstrates that the law is dynamic and ever-changing. Hence a jury found a bus manufacturer liable for failing to install seat belts in a bus that it had built. Furthermore it ordered it to pay $17.5 million to the victims of a fatal bus crash…Continue reading
CLOTHES DRYERS CAN CAUSE FIRES
It certainly may surprise you to learn that one of the most dangerous home appliances you own may be your clothes dryer. However, It is estimated that dryers are responsible for over 15,000 fires every year. Also, fires that cause millions of dollars in property damage and over 300 injuries and 10 deaths each year…Continue reading
WHAT IS LEGAL “NEGLIGENCE”?
You may have noticed that when a big lawsuit makes the news, the jury in the case is often asked to figure out if one of the parties was “negligent.” But just what does it mean to say that someone is negligent, in a legal sense?… Continue reading
ORTHO EVRA: Removed from sale in the U.S.
In 2002, the first contraceptive patch for women came on the market. This prescription drug, which was sold under the name “Ortho Evra,” allowed women to receive birth control medicine through a patch placed on their skin. Moreover, one patch delivers its dosage over the course of a whole week, whereas birth control pills must be ingested daily…Continue reading
Fatigued Truckers: Deadly Consequences
Frighteningly, trucker fatigue is one of the leading causes of accidents involving big rigs. However, the federal government recently reenacted controversial rules permitting truckers to drive even more hours…Continue reading
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