Category Archives: Injury & Accident Law

Tips For Dealing With Hit and Run Crash

The only thing worse than being in a car wreck is seeing the other driver take off. But this happens all the time — over 700,000 times each year in our country. In your shock, pain, and anger, you will not know what to do. This post will help you be ready if, God forbid, this happens to you – like it did to our clients injured in this photograph. The latest hit and run in North Texas happened Wednesday night in Cleburne where a Dodge pickup truck crashed into a Ford Ranger, tragically killing the driver. Then the Dodge truck’s driver took off on foot. He had already stolen the truck up in Oklahoma. The criminal never had the decency to check on the other man and call 911 which might have saved his life. Police searched the area but he has not been located yet. I hope they find the man and prosecute him for the murder of that driver. I hate to read stories like this. Criminals who kill or injure innocent people should be punished and made to repay the damage….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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FDA to play yet more catch-up to crack down on e-cigarettes and flavorings

Uncle Sam will rip a page from Big Tobacco’s marketing playbook, targeting the taste and buying-ease of nicotine-containing products with tough new restrictions aimed at better protecting kids. Will these latest steps, however, snuff out the increasingly risky youth vaping craze and long problematic menthol cigarettes and cigars? Or are officials too late and being more helpful than not to tobacco interests? The Washington Post first reported the outlines of plans by the federal Food and Drug Administration to crack on the hot youth trend of using e-cigarettes by barring sales at gas stations and convenience stores like 7-Eleven of certain flavored liquids and devices used in vaping. But the FDA, in its formal policy announcement, retreated from that tough stance. Instead, the agency says it will require gas stations and convenience stores to require age verification and keep specified products away from the under-aged. It is unclear if this means vendors simply can….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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“Minor” Injury Victims Limited To Single Expert and Curtailed Budget By Civil Resolution Tribunal

This week the BC Government published more details surrounding their new legal regime for collision victims ICBC alleges to have ‘minor’ injuries.  In short it limits expert witness rights and limits fee recovery for the expenses of hiring experts. The Accident Claims Regulation provides as follows: – allows “on the request of a party or on the tribunal’s own initiative” for the tribunal to “appoint an expert to conduct an independent medical examination with respect to a person’s injuries related to an accident claim” – the scope of the examination and report that follows can comment on “the nature and extent of the person’s injuries; the person’s diagnosis; the person’s condition at the time of the independent medical examination; the person’s prognosis.” – the claimant is restricted, as a default position to “introduce expert evidence from one expert”….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Disney Sued Over Bedbug Bite Claims at California Resort Hotel

A woman has launched a lawsuit against Disney after claiming to have been ridden with bed bug bites at a Disneyland resort. Dr. Ivy Eldridge, 41, says she woke up covered in bedbug bites while staying at the Anaheim amusement park’s Disneyland Hotel. She needed medical attention for a rash which covered her body and….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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USDA FSIS Statement on Current Salmonella Turkey Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state health departments are working together to investigate and bring to an end the outbreak of Salmonella Reading in raw turkey products. We know that there are currently 164 people from 35 states ill from this strain of Salmonella. However, the outbreak strain has been identified in a wide range of samples including raw turkey pet food, raw turkey products, and live turkeys. Our public health partners have interviewed case patients, and 64% of those patients report eating turkey products. Of the patients who report eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from different stores, some couldn’t be certain they ate turkey products while others reported handling raw turkey pet food and/or….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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