Injury & Accident Law
1241 ABA Journal Injury & Accident Law articles.
A federal appeals court has overturned a $3 million award to the widow of a Reed Smith partner who blamed antidepressant labeling for her husband’s suicide.
Aug 23, 2018 6:05 AM CDT
Some personal injury law firms plan to use a technology called “geofencing” to send ads to cellphones of patients in emergency rooms, pain clinics and chiropractor offices.
May 30, 2018 1:37 PM CDT
A fictional theme park with a wild west theme is the setting for the HBO series Westworld
, where guests pay to live out their fantasies. Those familiar with the darker side of the human condition won’t be surprised to learn that these fantasies often entail patrons killing as many of the amusement park hosts as they please.
May 21, 2018 7:10 AM CDT
Uber and Lyft have ended forced arbitration for sexual assault cases brought by passengers, drivers and employees.
May 15, 2018 5:19 PM CDT
Fourteen women sent a letter to the Uber’s board of directors Thursday requesting to be released from the arbitration provision in their consumer agreement to allow them to pursue a class-action lawsuit alleging Uber’s inadequate driver screening procedures led to the sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment and gender-motivated violence they experienced at the hands of their drivers.
Apr 30, 2018 2:54 PM CDT
An Arkansas woman who contends she was scared into surgery to remove vaginal mesh to bolster her position in litigation has filed a lawsuit against her former law firm and…
Apr 16, 2018 11:25 AM CDT
The NFL claims in a motion filed Friday that a special investigator should be appointed to stop the “widespread fraud” in claims filed under the $1 billion concussion settlement
Apr 13, 2018 5:03 PM CDT
Legal observers say the growth of bedbug lawyers and climbing verdicts fit the pattern of novel personal injury specialties that can become overrun—like mold law a decade ago and the recent proliferation of ride-share injury attorneys.
Bedbug attacks are indeed a small tort practice, but the cases have struck a chord with juries.
Mar 1, 2018 2:25 AM CST
Increased reliance on robotics, artificial intelligence and automation tests whether laws and regulations designed to protect those humans are sufficient or whether new laws are necessary.
Mar 1, 2018 12:01 AM CST
The Illinois Supreme Court has removed a Chicago judge from a case after a lawyer alleged the judge had engaged in a two-year “rolling inquisition” in a desperate bid “to…
Oct 4, 2017 10:59 AM CDT
A Colorado woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that a hot tea spill at a Starbucks drive-thru in Denver severely burned her and killed her dog.
Deanna Salas-Solano asserts in…
Sep 14, 2017 9:35 AM CDT
A group of seven first responders have filed a lawsuit against the owner of the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, for alleged negligence and failure to warn about the…
Sep 8, 2017 12:40 PM CDT
The conventional wisdom that state courts are awash in tort lawsuits is wrong.
Tort lawsuits are “down sharply,” raising concerns among some judges that Americans no longer see the courts as a way to achieve justice in garden-variety civil cases, the Wall Street Journal
(sub. req.) reports.
Jul 26, 2017 7:00 AM CDT
Amid the flurry of end-of-term decisions, two are very troubling. Although the cases arose in different contexts, they both have the same effect: closing the courthouse doors to those who have suffered serious injuries.
Jul 6, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
The law, as it stands now, is simple. Human beings cannot delegate driving responsibility to their cars. In self-driving cars, a human must be ready to override the system and take control. But this rule has to be updated, according to the NHTSA’s September 2016 report on autonomous vehicles.
Jul 1, 2017 1:40 AM CDT
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