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medical-malpractice

How Many Medical Malpractice Cases Involve Death?

Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States-following heart disease and cancer-according to Consumer Reports. Americans are more likely to die of a medical mistake than they are Alzheimer’s, a stroke, kidney disease, or an auto...

/ January 21, 2017
premises liability lawsuit

Tis the Season for Slip and Fall Accidents

More than one million Americans suffer a slip and fall injuries each Year more than 17,000 people die as a result of slip and fall injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Common slip and fall...

/ January 10, 2017
bus-accidents

Holiday Travel Rises Despite Train and Bus Accidents

Orbitz estimates that three quarters of Americans will travel during the 2016 holiday season. Between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day, millions of American will take to the sky, roads and rails to spend time with loved ones or take...

/ December 5, 2016
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Making Post–Divorce Modifications To Custody Agreements

The holiday season is approaching. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Day are traditionally spent with family. For families separated by divorce, the holidays can often be a difficult time. It can be especially difficult when the terms of the...

/ November 8, 2016

No-Nups: The Prenups for Cohabitating Couples

Fans of The Big Bang Theory are familiar with at Sheldon and Amy’s relationship agreement which dictates date night and other rules of their romantic relationship. While the idea of such a contract may seem strange outside of its comedic...

/ October 27, 2016
bus-accidents

Jury Awards $5.05 Million in Greyhound Bus Accident Lawsuit

On July 22, 2016, a Philadelphia Jury awarded $3.05 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages on behalf four passengers injured during a 2013 Greyhound bus accident. The motor coach was making an overnight trip from New...

/ October 18, 2016
auto accident

Who is Responsible for Self-driving Car Accidents?

According to Alert Driving, 90% of auto accidents are caused by human error.  This means that the driver of either vehicle is responsible for the car accident.  However, modern technology now allows for a car to be driven autonomously, without...

/ October 3, 2016

Main Causes of Teen Distracted Driving Accidents

Although, the “100 Deadliest Days” for drivers- the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day- is over, the distracted driving problem is not.  With a new school year starting, more teens will on the road, whether it’s commuting back and...

/ September 13, 2016
detergent pod poisoning

Detergent Pods one of many Deceptively Packaged Products

Detergent pod poisoning is still a major concern, according to a recent ABC News story. The April 2016 story highlighted the results of a new study published in in the Pediatrics Medical Journal.  The study found that childhood exposure to...

/ May 13, 2016
distracted driving lawsuit

Distracted Driving Lawsuit Filed Against Snapchat

A Georgia man injured by a distracted driver recently filed a distracted driving lawsuit against the messaging application (app) “Snapchat.” The lawsuit claims that the app promotes distracted driving and was a contributing factor in the 2015 accident that caused...

/ May 4, 2016