Injury & Accident Law

1226 ABA Journal articles on Injury & Accident Law.

Illinois Supreme Court removes judge from a second case after alleged ‘rolling inquisition’

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…

Suit claims hot tea spill at Starbucks drive-thru burned woman and killed her dog

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…

First responders sue chemical plant owners for failing to warn of dangers from fire

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…

Tort suits in state courts are ‘down sharply’ as contract claims grow
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.
Chemerinsky: Two end-of-term decisions close the courthouse doors to those who have been injured
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.
Who’s to blame when self-driving cars crash?
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.
Lawyer for man dragged from plane sees lawsuit likelihood, wants to stop airline bullying
A lawyer for the man dragged from a United Airlines plane said at a press conference on Thursday that his client will need reconstructive surgery and will "probably" file a lawsuit.
Tesla responds to lawsuit by claiming it has no duty to design a fail-safe car

A lawsuit against Tesla, the maker of high-end fully electric cars, alleges that its Model X and Model S vehicles have a software flaw that creates unintended acceleration that lead…

Suit claims legal funding firm misled 9/11 responders, retired NFL players about its cash advances

A company that provides advances to people expecting settlement money misrepresented the terms of its deals to Sept. 11 responders and professional football players with Alzheimer’s disease, a lawsuit alleges.

Should robots be civilly liable for damage they cause? EU may consider the idea

The European Union may need to revise its rules of civil liability to address damages caused by autonomous robots, according to a report endorsed last week by a committee of…

Ikea settles lawsuit over children killed by falling furniture for $50M

The parents of three toddlers crushed by Ikea dressers have settled their wrongful-death cases with the Swedish furniture company for $50 million.

Ikea knew that the dressers, which were its…

Jurors award more than $1B in hip implant case

Federal jurors in Dallas on Thursday awarded $1.041 billion to six California plaintiffs who sued Johnson & Johnson for a hip implant device with alleged design defects.

The awarded included…

Lawyer’s suit claims friend’s negligent handshake caused lasting pain

A Florida jury will soon consider the case of a lawyer in Delray Beach who claims another lawyer’s negligent handshake caused him severe and lasting pain.

Lawyer George Vallario Jr.…

Estate representative can sue herself for causing decedent’s wrongful death

A woman who lost control of her vehicle, causing the death of her common-law husband, is authorized as representative of the estate to sue herself for negligence, the Utah Supreme…

Should race and gender be used in calculating lost income? It’s a common practice

Some law professors are calling for a re-examination of using race and gender to calculate future lost income in court cases.

Because of the practice, white and male victims often…

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