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November 1, 2021
Push for More Truck Safety Legislation

Push for More Truck Safety Legislation

This summer, we first wrote about rising truck fatalities and later how a new bill on truck safety reportedly missed the mark. Since then, safety advocates are bypassing Congress and going right to the Biden Administration to push for legislation that actually does the job, according to an article on NJ.com. Truck crash deaths are […]

October 21, 2021
America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

Roofing puts workers in a very perilous place for work, but they’re not the most likely to be fatally injured on the job, according to a recent study on the 25 most dangerous jobs in America. The analysis, done by AdvisorSmith, reviewed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries […]

October 18, 2021
Talcum Powder Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Talcum Powder Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and other baby powder manufacturers are facing thousands of lawsuits with allegations that they knew their products could cause mesothelioma and ovarian cancer and did nothing to warn consumers. To date, juries have awarded billions of dollars to plaintiffs in these cases. Reuters broke the news in 2018 that trace amounts […]

What Should I do after a Slip and Fall Injury?

What Should I do after a Slip and Fall Injury?

The FBI recently busted a $31 million slip-and-fall insurance scam reportedly run by a sophisticated fraud ring in New York. The scam involved staged slip-and-fall accidents at targeted properties, falsified insurance claims, and even unnecessary surgical procedures. What important steps can an individual who was involved in a bona fide slip-and-fall accident at a store […]

October 4, 2021
Car Makes & Models with the Most Accidents

Car Makes & Models with the Most Accidents

Americans have reportedly developed dangerous driving habits, causing traffic fatalities to rise for the first time in a decade, according an article on Insurify.com. Speeding, cell phone usage, and failing to buckle seat belts are among the behaviors that caused more injuries and deaths despite fewer miles traveled. Even more interesting: certain car models have […]

September 27, 2021
3M Earplug Lawsuits to Be Heard in State Courts

3M Earplug Lawsuits to Be Heard in State Courts

A Minnesota judge kicked back part of a class-action suit against 3M, claiming the court did not have jurisdiction over some cases, according to Reuters. Lawyers were attempting to file cases that originated in Florida in Minnesota. The Minnesota judge rejected 3M’s status as a military contractor, which would have given the company a defense […]

September 20, 2021
How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

When healthcare treatment results in injury, it can be devastating. Being unable to sue the responsible party makes it all the worse. But that is what could happen if you wait too long to pursue a medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania. Medical malpractice laws are governed by individual states rather than the federal government. In […]

September 13, 2021
Amazon Faces Slip and Fall Charges…Again

Amazon Faces Slip and Fall Charges…Again

A New Jersey woman who slipped and fell on her way to work could have a case against Amazon after all, according to a decision by a New Jersey appeals court, as recently reported online. Plaintiff Jeannie Greenstein originally sued Amazon and others for her slip-and-fall injuries due to snow and ice that was not […]

September 6, 2021
Motorcycle Sales – and Deaths – on the Rise

Motorcycle Sales – and Deaths – on the Rise

Motorcycles continue to be in high demand, despite increasing fatalities and a safety record that is demonstrably less than their four-wheeled counterparts, according to an article in Forbes. The pandemic fueled an interest in motorcycles, scooters, mopeds and off-road bikes, as people searched for new types of recreation. Originally, motorcycle sales were expected to grow […]

JUUL Facing Legal Action in Multiple States

JUUL Facing Legal Action in Multiple States

Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the e-cigarette company Juul Labs for targeting minors with its addictive and potentially carcinogenic vape pens. The manufacturer has already agreed to pay $40 million to the state of North Carolina in a recent settlement. And it isn’t just states that are suing. North Carolina filed a lawsuit in […]