Lawsuit Filed Over Lightning Strike Death

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | May 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina was host to an unfortunate and tragic event last year. Sonya Dockett, an attorney from Connecticut, lost her life on June 27 at the airport in a nightmare scenario that her family claims could have been prevented with more care from the airline. Doc...

Train Derailment Spills Dangerous Chemicals in D.C.

Posted by Charles Gilman | May 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

As if traffic in Washington D.C. could get any worse, a freight train derailed in the northeastern section of the city on Sunday, causing delays in train traffic. More importantly, though, no one was hurt. However, the derailment caused several of the cars to leak hazardous materials, causing som...

Is Snapchat to Blame for a High Speed Car Crash

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Despite laws against texting and driving, drivers across the country are getting into accidents when paying too much attention to their smart phones, and not concentrating on driving. Snapchat is a popular photo messaging app that some drivers may be using to take selfies while on the road. Howev...

Backstreet's Back In Court

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Apr 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gossip and entertainment magazines keep the public informed when a celebrity is arrested. Although these actors and singers are just like anyone else, news of their DUI or drug arrest will make tabloid's front pages. However, when a celebrity assaults a member of the public, they may also find th...

Hotel Guests Suffer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Apr 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

When booking a hotel room, most people are looking to see whether the hotel is the right price, clean, or offers free parking. However, most of us overlook the real dangers of staying the night in a hotel room. Whether staying the night for business or on vacation, one of the most serious risks i...

You Don't Need Another Reason to Fear the Dentist

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most people don't look forward to going to the dentist, and don't need another reason to be hesitant to get a cavity filled, tooth pulled, or even go in for a routine check up. Unfortunately, all across the country, patients going in for routine dental procedures end up in the hospital, or worse....

Geriatric Consults Improve Outlook for Injured Seniors

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Apr 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we get older, we become more susceptible to harm: Our bodies can take less physical trauma without breaking, and we become less able to avoid an injury. As a result, serious injuries involving seniors are fairly common. Recently, hospitals have conducted research on the value of having a geri...

Personal Injury Claims in New York Prisons Rise

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Suffering a severe injury you could not avoid is not something that anyone should have to experience. And if such an unfortunate event were to happen, you should be able to count on those responsible for your injury to compensate you. This is why the field of personal injury law exists – to make ...

Limo Rides Carry Serious Risk of Injury

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

For many of us, riding in a limousine denotes a special occasion. Your first ride in a limo may have been after high school prom, or as part of a wedding party. Now you may want to book a limo to go wine tasting, for a special anniversary dinner, or just for a night on the town. However, it is im...

The Dangers of Public Transportation

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Public transportation allows many people to get around the city, without having to sit through traffic, deal with parking, or risk a car accident. For others, public transportation may be their only way to get to work or school. However, passengers of public transportation across the country are ...

Overly Friendly Dog Injuries

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Apr 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dogs are becoming a bigger part of everyday life in America. They are showing up more often as “therapy” animals on planes, making the rounds in hospitals, and even getting special treatment at coffee shops. Many of these beloved pets are subject to little control by their owners, who see no harm...

Unconventional Fan Injury While Watching Hockey Game

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Apr 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hockey has a reputation as a violent sport. Although goals are scored when the puck hits the net, hockey has been known for more hands-on interaction. Some people cheer on players who are punching it out on the ice, but occasionally, it is the fans who risk injury. If you hear of a fan being inj...

Cat Bite Injuries Can Be Serious

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

While it may sound like a joke at first, cat bite injuries can be just as dangerous as dog bites. Most people are aware of how serious dog bite injuries can be. We've written about dog bite injuries in previous blogs, and have even dedicated a page to informing the public about dog bite injury cl...

Tom Hanks Sued For His Son's Car Crash

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tom Hanks is one of the most successful American actors of all time. The star of Forrest Gump, Big, and Saving Private Ryan, Hanks is also among the most well-liked and popular actors. His wife, Rita Wilson, is a successful actress in her own right, and son Colin Hanks is a rising star. However, ...

Defamation Laws and the Donald Trump Campaign

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Florida authorities announced yesterday they would not prosecute Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's campaign manager, for simple battery against a journalist. Last month Lewandowski was charged when video evidence showed him grabbing journalist Michelle Fields after she attempted to ask Trump a qu...

Why Attorneys Reject Personal Injury Claims

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Personal injury attorneys recover damages or monetary compensation for an injury to a person or a person's property that was the result of another's negligence. But not all cases of personal injury will be accepted and taken on by personal injury attorneys. There are a variety of reasons persona...

Metro Shutdowns Cause Panic

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Washington D.C., once known as the “City of Magnificent Distances”, may face major transportation shutdowns for the next few years. Last week, Metro board's chairman Jack Evans announced that entire lines of the metro system will close down for months at a time or they risk falling into irreversi...

The Insurance Dilemma of Ridesharing Companies

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Apr 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft seem to be taking the U.S. by storm. Many people are enamored by how quick and easy it is to call for a ride, and how cheap it is to get a lift to where they need to go. Especially with more and more people moving out of the suburbs and into cities like Ba...

How Telematics Is Making Roads Safer

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Advances in technology happen at an incredibly rapid pace in today's society. One of the many areas that seems to get revolutionized quite frequently has been telematics, which deals with the long range transmission information, and its application to transportation. New developments in telemati...

Driving in the Dark

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Apr 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

In an era of smart cars and technological advances, many cars are left with one glaring problem: their headlights. A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested 31 popular car models and found only one met “good” standards for headlight safety. 19 cars met “marginal” or ...

Ambulance Accidents

Posted by Charles Gilman | Apr 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

You've been hurt, or you've gotten sick and you're being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance when suddenly, the worst possible thing happens: the ambulance gets into an accident. You are already injured, and the accident in the ambulance can only make matters worse. When all is said and done, ...

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