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Texting While Driving Accidents

In the United States, distracted driving accounts for hundreds of thousands of automobile accidents every year. In recent years, accidents caused by texting while driving has contributed to an exponential increase of these distraction related crashes. According to distraction.gov, the Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving, 20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved […]

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Why Do You Need a Houston Auto Accident Law Firm?

If you or a loved one has suffered any type of personal injury during or resulting from an automobile accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from all responsible parties. However, taking on insurance companies’ large legal teams on your own is risky. You’ll need the help of a Car Accident Lawyer in order […]

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What to do if You have Been in a Car Crash?

An automobile accident can turn your life upside down in an instant. If you’ve suffered Personal Injury due to car crash, you will suddenly be subject to medical bills, potential lost wages and decreased quality of life. If you’ve been the victim of an accident due to negligence or distracted driving, you’re likely entitled to […]

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Work Safety and Product Liability

Most often, when a worker is harmed on the job due to a negligent employer’s actions or lack of action, they have the option to sue. But what if it’s not the employer who is believed to be at fault? A case filed in Madison, WI gives an example of how product liability law applies […]

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Why Product Liability Law Works

There are plenty of adages about power corrupting. In the practical world, money does equate to power and, of course, corporations have a lot of money to throw around. One place where they’re not at an advantage, however, is product liability law. Product liability law is not designed to tip the scales in anyone’s favor. […]

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Current Product Liability Claims of Interest

GlaxoSmithKline, one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, took a charge to cover the costs of product liability claims in January of 2011. The sheer size of the charge was expected to equal the quarterly profits of the company. The claims concern the drug Avandia, which was prescribed for the treatment of diabetes. […]

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Class Action vs. Individual Product Liability Claims

Product liability claims are handled in several different ways, depending upon the circumstances. You have probably heard of class action lawsuits. These are cases where a group of people get together and sue as a class. This is done when they have a claim that is more similar than dissimilar. For instance, if a particular […]

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Baby Toy Recalls

Some of the most frightening product recalls are those that involve toys. The population most at risk, of course, is young people and this makes it particularly dire when one is recalled. Companies sometimes recall the products themselves and sometimes they only recall them after people have been hurt and lawsuits have been filed. Kid […]

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Automobile Accidents Lawsuits

Even though it’s an everyday occurrence, suing over automobile accidents is sometimes a controversial subject. There are people who sometimes find it unfair that someone is sued over an accident when, after all, everyone is human. There are different types of accidents in the world, however, and sometimes the word “accident” itself is not really […]

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Why Drunk Driving Accidents are So Dangerous

Even when things get out of control, you can count on some common reflexes from most drivers. They’ll generally try to avoid hitting other cars or fixed objects, for one, which seems like a pretty obvious survival strategy. In most cases, you can also count on the other drivers out there to slow down before […]

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