Archive | Personal Injury

18 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

TVA Coal Ash Cleanup Continues

It’s been nearly one year since the infamous coal ash spill at a TVA Kingston facility that released 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash into the Emory River and surrounding land. Recently reporters were invited to monitor the cleanup progress. The site boasts a working force of nearly 500 along with 150 heavy machines. [...]

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05 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Garage Explosion Results in One Dead and One Injured

Two former volunteer firefighters were called into action today suddenly when something exploded in a neighbor’s garage and ignited Jimmy Seabolt and Jacob Beretta. The two neighbors, Jeff Kelton and Jason Bray, tried feverishly to put the flames out. For Jacob Beretta it was too late. He lost his life on Nov 28th while his [...]

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05 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Boy Left on Nashville Bus for 10 Hours

An ordinary bus ride turned into a frightening ordeal for one 7-year-old in Nashville Tennessee. Semajay Woodward fell asleep as he rode the bus to school in the morning. After the bus driver and the bus monitor dropped the children off at school the bus driver drove the bus to his home and then left [...]

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25 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Powerhouse Lawyers Suing Powerhouse Lawyers

Can’t we all just get along? In a fascinating story about Internet law, two personal injury law firms from Minnesota are suing each other. One firm is claiming trademark infringement because the other firm, a competitor, is showing ads for its firm when searchers on Google and Yahoo search for the first firm’s name. In [...]

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25 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Got a Gas Grill? Make Sure It’s Not This One

It’s a staple of American lifestyle to own and use a grill. Summer barbecues are as American as baseball and apple pie. But unfortunately this uniquely American past time can take a dangerous turn when the grill is a fire hazard. One such grill is the Perfect Flame SLG Series of gas grills. They were [...]

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24 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Police Officers Often At Risk for Injury

The Examiner published an interesting article exploring the risks to police officers and the all-too-common injuries they sustain. The article started with a story about an officer who was T-boned by a beer delivery truck. The driver had been drinking while on the job. The officer was injured severely and required multiple surgeries. Even after [...]

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24 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Robots and the Legal Challenges They Bring

Technology has made our lives better in a lot of ways. For the most part it is positive growth and progress. There are new phases of technology, however, that are raising questions of liability and other legal matters. For example, consider a robot designed to assist the elderly in the bath tub. Who is responsible [...]

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19 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Safest Cars for 2010

Today the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a list of the safest new vehicles. Among the winners, Ford Motor Co and its Volvo unit got the highest marks. They were followed by Subaru and Volkswagen AG and Audi. Surprisingly the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion were not ever considered after failing to earn minimum [...]

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19 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Special Investment Fund for Personal Injury Claimants

Typically when a person is awarded a financial settlement due to a personal injury claim, they will use the money to pay expenses they have incurred from the injury. The compensatory damages received will likely be invested in some way to ensure it offers a return to the claimant. But often these investors are treated [...]

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18 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Chimp Attack Victim Seeks Awards for Damages

It was a story that the country found impossible to ignore. A woman was brutally savaged by a pet chimpanzee named Travis. Travis was housed at a business and the victim, Charla Nash, who also worked there, was called in to help corral Travis back into his cage. When she arrived, he immediately pounced. The [...]

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