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Defective Drugs & Devices

Lea en español Many Americans rely on drugs manufactured by large pharmaceutical companies for their heath and well being. Sometimes those pharmaceutical companies know of harmful side effects from the drugs they produce and fail to warn the public. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) governs the manufacture and sale of medication, but often they […]

Wrongful-Death Damages

Lea en español Wrongful death is a tort claim that occurs as a result of negligent conduct by a defendant. Most of the recoverable damages in a wrongful death suit are directed toward the survivors of the victim. Some of the recoverable economic damages include medical and funeral expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of […]

How and Where a Slip-and-Fall Injury Occurs

Lea en español Slip-and-fall injuries aren’t limited to grocery stores and fast-food restaurants. A slip-and-fall cause of action can arise anytime you suffer a slip-and-fall injury as a result of a defective condition on someone’s property. Defective conditions include a wet spot on the floor, a rotted piece of wood or even poor lighting.  But […]

What Goes into a a Personal Injury Accident Claim?

Lea en español A cause of action for a personal injury arises when a person is injured because of the negligence or intentional acts of another. Common personal injuries arise from car accidents, slip-and-falls, medical procedures and defective products. States vary in their statutes of limitations for personal injury cases. Social Share

Tort Immunity : Immunity From Personal Injury Liability

Lea en español In certain instances, a person or entity may be immune from personal injury liability. One of the most common examples of immunity is sovereign immunity. With sovereign immunity, federal, state and local governments are immune from certain personal injury liability. Many governments, however, have voluntarily waived their immunity from particular types of […]

Partnership Liability for Each Type of Partnership

Lea en español Whether you are personally liable for the acts of other partners depends on what kind of partnership you are in. If you are in a general partnership, you are personally liable for all acts of the other partners. In a limited partnership, which has both general and limited partners, general partners are […]

Passenger Liability : Driver’s Responsibility to Passengers

Lea en español Passengers in your car have a right to sue you if they suffer an injury as a result of your negligence. If you are driving and another car causes an accident that injures your passenger, that passenger can sue the other driver. However, if you were negligent and contributed to the accident, […]

Injury and Tort Law

Websites General Tort Law Overview – Links to recent federal and state decisions, as well as other resources. Theories of Tort Law – Article from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Class Action Litigation – Comprehensive source of news, legal and government resources, medical information, and more pertaining to class action lawsuits. Accidents and injuries Consumer […]

Slip and Fall Accidents

Lea en español Supermarket Slip and Fall Accidents by Margarita Gutierrez, Attorney at Law April 8, 2008 If you slip and fall in a supermarket, the first thing to do is to get up carefully. Better yet, pull yourself together on the floor before you get up. What you do in the next few hours […]

Taking time off for an injury suffered at work

Lea en español If you do not have sick leave accrued and take time off from work because of an injury, you should immediately see a doctor in order to create a record of your injury and your doctor’s recommendations. If you later decide to file for worker’s compensation, you may be ineligible to collect […]

Suit Questions Liability of Alcohol-Related Death

Lea en español by Kathy Tatone, Attorney at Law March 20, 2008 Amanda Jax died of alcohol poisoning with a 0.46 blood alcohol level in October 2007. She died the morning after her 21st birthday, a few hours after celebrating with friends at Sidelines Bar & Grill in Mankato, Minn. Her parents filed the expected […]

COMMENTARY: The Corporate Reaction to Defective Product Litigation

by Robert A. Schwartz, Attorney at Law Sept. 26, 2007 Nine-month-old Liam John died of asphyxiation in his crib on April 11, 2005. The drop rail had detached from its plastic track, creating a gap through which Liam slipped feet-first. Instead of falling to the floor, which could have been bad enough, Liam’s head became […]