Category Archives: Injury & Accident Law

Think Twice Before That Friendly Wave Through

One of the reasons I love living in Texas is how nice people are. And I grew up in Nashville where folks were just as friendly. Most of us drive responsibly and even go out of our way to help others get around. But should there be a limit to our Southern hospitality if it endangers others? What if a driver is slowing down for a red light and another driver signals to turn left. After Driver 1 waves Driver 2 across and he darts across, Driver 3 crashes into 2’s car. Which of the three people caused the collision to happen? Multi-vehicle cases can be difficult. I just settled a lawsuit when my client was driving on a busy road at night in the rain. A young woman claimed that she was waved through and was therefore not responsible for causing the collision. I took her deposition, made her admit that she was in fact responsible, and successfully resolved the lawsuit. This tactic of blaming other drivers is often raised in-car accident cases. Blaming other drivers not valid….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Stop & Shop’s and Giant Food Stores Recalls Broccoli because of Listeria

Frozen broccoli contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has been found at Stop & Shop’s store on Ellington Road in South Windsor, and the chain is recalling the product. State food inspectors found the listeria-tainted, 16-ounce “Private Brands Frozen Broccoli Cuts” during a routine test of sample products at the store and the supermarket chain issued the recall on Monday. The product code for this broccoli is “UPC 068826700926” and the packages’ use-by code is “BEST BY MAR 15 2020.” Stop & Shop issued a voluntary recall on the frozen broccoli based on the results of tests done by the state Department of Consumer Protection. Giant Food Stores, with locations across Maryland, said Wednesday it is voluntarily recalling frozen broccoli under its own label because it may have been contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with a sell-by date of March 15, 2020….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Court Reverses Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Slip-and-Fall Case Based on Defendant’s Willful Ignorance of Hazard

Recently, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a personal injury case that presents an interesting issue for Virginia slip-and-fall victims who are considering filing a premises liability claim. The case required the court to determine if the plaintiff presented sufficient evidence of the defendant store’s negligence to survive a defense summary judgment challenge. Ultimately, the court held that the defendant’s willful ignorance of the potential hazard may give rise to liability, and it determined that the lower court was improper to grant summary judgment to the defendant. The Facts of the Case The plaintiff slipped and fell in a Wal-Mart store while walking down an aisle. Although the plaintiff did not notice anything on the floor as she approached the spot where she fell, when she got up, she noticed that she had slipped in a puddle of water. As it turns out, there was a Rug Doctor display in that aisle from which customers could rent carpet….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Box Truck Rollover Accident with Personal Injury

Commercial vehicle accidents can cause serious injury since these vehicles tend to be large. It is so important for drivers of all kinds of vehicles to be attentive and follow the rules of the road. Massachusetts State Police responded to an accident involving a box truck. Two people were taken to local hospitals to be treated for minor injuries. This incident happened at I-93 southbound at Exit 38 in Wilmington. It occurred at around 6 in the morning on May 22. Injuries and Accidents Continue reading The post Box Truck Rollover Accident with Personal Injury appeared first on Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Drunk Driver Hits Car Then Pulls Gun on Driver

Vehicle accidents can be severe. Drunk drivers put everyone on the road around them at risk and are acting criminally. Their actions can cause serious injury to victims. A man from Massachusetts has been accused of crashing into another car and then pulling over and pointing a gun at the other motorist while driving drunk on Tuesday morning. State troopers responded to the crash on I-95 in Woburn at around 2:30 a.m. The jeep driver, Jason Root, 37, was charged with driving under the influence and many other charges. The actions of drunk drivers can cause injury and even fatalities. Driving drunk is a serious offense. We want to keep our roads safe and clear or drunk drivers, and we want to raise awareness about the severity of these actions. When victims are injured in these accidents, they deserve to receive compensation and help for their injuries. Continue reading The post Drunk Driver Hits Car Then Pulls Gun on Driver appeared first on Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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