Danger Abounds in and Around Gyms and Fitness Facilities. When Accidents Happen, Victims May Be Entitled to Compensation for Their Losses.
Posted by: Admin on January 9, 2017 in
Every day, thousands of people are treated in emergency rooms across the country for injuries stemming from sports, recreation, and exercise. In 2012 alone, it is estimated that 459,978 people were injured while exercising or using exercise equipment. And according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (a database maintained by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission), injuries caused by exercise and exercise equipment increased nearly 45% between 2007 and 2010. Among types of exercise equipment, treadmills caused the most injuries.
Tow Truck Drivers Work Overtime in the Winter. When Accidents Happen, Victims are Entitled to Compensation for Their Losses
While drowsy driving can affect any motorists, tow truck drivers are working long hours during our winter months here in Northeast Ohio—and they are especially prone to drowsy driving. The work that tow truck drivers must perform is grueling and occurs repeatedly in cold temperatures, over long hours. During our winter months, many tow truck drivers are sleep-deprived, and when sleep-deprived drivers get behind the wheel, accidents happen.
New Lawsuits Filed Based on Link Between Risperdal and Gynecomastia
In 2015, we alerted you to the dangerous side effects of Risperdal, a bipolar drug. Now, it has been reported this month that 13,000 men are suing the drug’s manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, saying it gave them breasts through a condition known as gynecomastia (breast growth).
Party Pooper: Injuries at Social Gatherings Can Be Serious. Know When Social Hosts are Liable – and When Injured Parties Can Sue
The holidays provide bountiful opportunities to come together with family, friends, co-workers and colleagues, share good tidings and rejoice in the spirit of the season. While social gatherings are festive occasions, they also provide ample opportunity for injuries to occur—especially when you factor in varying levels of alcohol, medication, foul weather, carelessness, recklessness, or any combination thereof.
Rude Awakening: Drowsy Driving Causes Serious Accidents. Victims are Entitled to Compensation
According to new research by the American Automobile Association (AAA), drivers who miss two to three hours of sleep a day more than quadruple their risk of getting involved in a crash, compared to drivers who sleep for seven hours.
Got a Beef with the Beef? Food Poisoning Victims May Be Entitled to Substantial Compensation
Posted by: Admin on November 22, 2016 in Personal Injury
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that roughly one in six Americans get sick from food-borne diseases each year, and another 3,000 will die. Victims contract food poisoning through consumption of food containing bacteria or viruses. Generally speaking, a food poisoning victim can sue a restaurant for food poisoning if the law and evidence sufficiently support that personal injury or wrongful death claim. Additionally, claims may, in certain cases, be made against a grower, food processor and/or distributor. If you or a loved one have been stricken with a food-borne-related illness, your rights are at stake—you need to seek immediate legal advice.
Buyer Beware – Shopping Can Cause Injuries and Lead to High Medical Bills
With the holiday season just around the corner, you may think that the biggest pain point caused by shopping occurs in the area around your wallet. Yet shopping (excluding online shopping) is like any other activity that takes place in the real world—it is fraught with risks.
Whiplash Can Cause Debilitating Pain and Lead to High Medical Bills
It all happened so fast…
There you were, driving home from work late one afternoon, minding your own business, thinking back on the day’s events and contemplating dinner just like you’ve done every other day of every other week. Except on this day, WHACK!
Big Truck Accidents Can Cause Injury or Death
Big trucks cause big accidents for motorists—and even pedestrians. Official statistics show that one out of every eight automobile accident fatalities involve large trucks, and every 16 minutes, a crash or collision involving a big truck occurs. In most big truck accidents, liable parties that can be sued may include the driver of the truck, the commercial vehicle owner, the owner of the freight, the employer of the driver, the manufacturer of the truck cab, trailer or other truck equipment, and even third-party maintenance companies.
ATV/Three-Wheeled Vehicle Accidents Can Cause Injury or Death
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular recreational vehicles, used and enjoyed by thousands of Americans each year, but they can be extremely dangerous under a variety of circumstances, and when accidents occur, they can cause serious injuries or even death.