Category Archives: Injury & Accident Law

Won’t The Company I’m Suing In A Mesothelioma Case Just Delay Everything So They Don’t Have To Pay?

Many people, when facing the decision of whether to pursue a claim after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, struggle with the idea that the company that harmed them will make the matter an ordeal. In practice, that’s usually not what happens. There are a variety of routes to obtain the compensation that negligent companies and employers owe to those they’ve injured, including asbestos trust funds and special VA benefits for veterans who suffered service-related asbestos exposure. Sometimes a lawsuit is called for, and while that process can be more complex, it can also yield a more substantial settlement or award, depending on the specifics of your situation. More good news is that most companies choose to settle a lawsuit rather than drag it out, especially if its public image may take a hit. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can walk you through your options and help identify the likely paths to access the resources you’re entitled to if you’ve….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Does Workplace Asbestos Exposure Still Occur In Louisiana Or Other States In America?

Workers in many occupations can and do still experience asbestos exposure in Louisiana and in the United States. In roles where asbestos exposure is likely, such as demolition of old buildings, automotive brake work, and asbestos remediation, strict regulations require employers to provide safety equipment to workers that will protect their airways while they work. Still, violations continue to occur. In a 2016 case in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) found that the U.S. Steel Corp. had improperly exposed seven employees to asbestos. Five employees had been tasked with removing and replacing asbestos-containing material, and a month later, two other employees were tasked with burning a section of expansion pipe that tested positive for asbestos. While U.S. Steel was fined $170,000 for the violations, it was not the company’s first citation for failing to notify employees of work with asbestos-containing….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Fairfield Man Involved in Fatal Bicycle Accident

Fairfield Man Involved in Fatal Bicycle Accident I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield wrongful death lawyer. A teenager was riding their bicycle in Concord on the evening of Sunday, February 17, 2018. This would, unfortunately, be the last bicycle ride the teenager would take due to an accident allegedly caused by a Fairfield man. My sincere sympathies are with the friends and family of the young bicyclist that lost their life in this devastating accident. Continue reading.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Panish Shea & Boyle LLP and PARRIS Law Firm Obtain Landmark $54 Million Verdict in Truck Collision Case

Attorneys Brian Panish and Matthew Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP and R. Rex Parris, Bruce Schechter, Khail A. Parris, and Eric N. Wilson of PARRIS Law Firm have obtained a landmark $53,745,374 verdict in a Los Angeles County court for two Southern California brothers who were severely injured following a head-on collision with CRST big rig. On July 7, 2014, Plaintiffs were traveling northbound on State Route 14 en route to their annual fishing trip at Mammoth Lake, California. As their vehicle approached a construction zone absent of K-rails, a CRST big rig driven by defendant Hector Contreras, crossed over the yellow line in the southbound lanes and into opposing traffic, striking the brothers’ vehicle head-on. Although Contreras admitted responsibility for the truck accident, jurors were called upon to decide what amount of compensatory damages the Plaintiffs deserved and whether punitive damages were warranted. The judge ruled the punitive damages should not go….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Brakes Lost On Lookout Mountain In Chattanooga

The men and women who drive tractor trailers for a living often are some of the best-trained drivers on the roads. Many have had to go to a special school and must maintain a specific driver’s license in order to do their jobs. However, mechanical failures can occur and these can lead to accidents. The Telegraph reports on an accident where a tractor-trailer lost its brakes and hit a woman head-on in Lookout Mountain. The accident occurred at about 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. James Wilson was driving an International Prostar that was carrying hazardous materials and lost his brakes coming down Ochs Highway in Chattanooga. He wanted to try and put the truck in a ditch but was unable to slow the vehicle sufficiently to do so. His truck crossed the center line and sideswiped two vehicles heading up the mountain. Afterward, the rig crashed head-on into a Toyota Tacoma carrying a woman from Middle Georgia and a 3-year-old child. Mallory Baldshun was killed in the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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