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Blog Posts in 2018

  • 28-Dec-2018

    "Stretch" Vehicles and Defective Product Law

    The past year has been marked by an unusually high number of fatal or serious injury accidents involving vehicles that have been converted into multi-passenger “stretch” limousines and/or party buses. In this article, the defective ...
  • 9-Dec-2018

    How Safe Are "Stretch" Limousines?

    As the New York State Police, the New York Department of Transportation, and the National Transportation Safety Board continue their investigations into the cause of the October 6, 2018 “ stretch limo ” accident that killed 20 people near ...
  • 9-Dec-2018

    How Safe Are Casino Charter Buses?

    As the number of casinos on tribal lands continues to increase, more and more commercial bus operators are offering day-long, weekend, or even longer charters. Unfortunately, this increase in demand has led some charter operators to “cut a few ...
  • 9-Dec-2018

    NTSB Releases Final Report on Deadly Laredo Bus Accident

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its findings ( summary or full report ) regarding the May 2016 charter bus accident near Laredo, Texas that took the lives of nine passengers. On this page, the charter bus accident injury ...
  • 4-Dec-2018

    Nine-Year-Old Dead Following Charter Bus Accident in Arkansas

    An early morning accident on Interstate 30 near Benton, AR has claimed the life of a Memphis-area youth football league member and injured 45 other team members and their adult chaperones. Memphis-area news sources report that at least two of the ...
  • 28-Nov-2018

    Passenger Dead After Fall From "Party Bus" In Virginia

    On other pages of this web site, we have discussed the safety issues that seem to plague the “party bus” and “stretch limousine” businesses. In this post, we are sad to report that a party bus accident in Norfolk, VA has ...
  • 28-Nov-2018

    Small Contractors and Scaffolding Accidents

    The use of temporary scaffolds is essential in both commercial and residential construction and remodeling. However, due to their temporary nature, scaffolds are also involved in a large number of on the job injuries in the construction industry. ...
  • 28-Nov-2018

    Twenty Dead in Upstate New York "Party Bus" Crash

    Vehicle had a history of safety issues that should have kept it off the road Twenty Albany, NY-area residents are dead following an October 6, 2018 “party bus” accident in Upstate New York near the town of Schoharie. According to police ...
  • 8-Nov-2018

    Amazon Flex Delivery Accidents Upend Lives of Innocent Victims

    Unless you have lived in a cave for the past decade, you are apt to hear something about Amazon every day. Indeed, if you are like a significant portion of the U.S. population, you likely transact business with the retail behemoth that is Amazon on a ...
  • 31-Oct-2018

    Three Northern Indiana Children Killed While Boarding School Bus

    Indiana State Police investigators identified the victims as Xzavier and Mason Ingle, both 6-years-old, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl. A fourth victim, 11 year-old Maverik Lowe, suffered multiple injuries and was airlifted from the scene ...
  • 24-Oct-2018

    How Does Being a Franchisee Change Liability

    In American civil law, a franchise is an agreement granting the franchise holder (the franchisee ) the use exclusive use of the franchisor ’s business infrastructure, proprietary knowledge (“trade secrets”), patents, and trademarks ...
  • 24-Oct-2018

    The Famous McDonald's Coffee Case

    In a previous post we reviewed the circumstances under which a company that operates by granting franchises (a franchisor ) could be held liable for the actions of a franchise holder (a franchisee ). In today’s post, the personal injury lawyer ...
  • 21-Oct-2018

    What are the Causes of Bounce House Accidents?

    In a previous post we discussed the death of two-year old Caleb Acuna. Young Caleb died after receiving a brain injury when a gust of wind ripped the “bounce pad,” where he and his sister had been playing only moments before, from the ...
  • 21-Oct-2018

    Premises Liability and Bounce House Injuries

    In other posts we have discussed the underappreciated dangers of “bounce houses” and other types of “inflatable recreation devices” that have become something of a must-have at community social events and children’s ...
  • 21-Oct-2018

    Legal Options When The Other Driver Has No Insurance

    Although mandatory automobile insurance laws have been enacted in all but 5 states, insurance industry statistics indicate that 10 to 15% of all vehicles on the road on any given day are being operated without liability insurance. If the driver of ...

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