The Real-Life Erin Brockovich Case

In the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts told the story of a single mom who brought down an American powerhouse, despite her lack of formal education. The real Erin was the youngest of four children born in Lawrence, Kansas. After earning an Associate degree in Applied Arts from Wade College in Dallas, Texas, she […]

Vioxx

In 2004, leading drug manufacturer Merck fell from grace when its prescription pain-relief medication was recalled worldwide. Investigations revealed that not only did Merck conceal the associated heart attack risks, but also schemed with federal drug regulators to keep it a secret as long as possible. Though the drug was recalled when the public discovered […]

How Is Fault Determined After an Auto Accident?

Car insurance in most states is fault-based, so the at-fault driver’s insurer typically helps pay for repairs, medical expenses, and other losses associated with the car accident. Most car insurance companies determine fault based on the legal definition of negligence in that particular state. For this reason, it’s a good idea to meet with a […]

Exploring the Causes of Brain Injuries That May Result in Legal Compensation

Causes of traumatic brain injury are diverse, but the top three causes are car accidents, firearms, and falls. Young adults and elderly carry the highest risk of traumatic brain injury, which can also make them susceptible to spinal cord injuries. There is no cure for TBI, so prevention is the best approach. Open head injury […]

The McDonalds Coffee Burn Case

In 1992, 79-year old Albuquerque resident Stella Liebeck rode in the passenger seat of her son’s truck, as the pair visited a McDonald’s drive through. When Ms. Liebeck accidentally spilled her coffee on her lap, she suffered third-degree burns that required skin grafts. After a jury awarded her $2.9 million in damages, it incited a […]

Thalidomide

In the 1960s, a new drug named Thalidomide was introduced to the United States. Originating overseas, the drug’s German manufacturer handed out samples to its own employees, claiming it was even safe for pregnant women to take. On Christmas day in 1956, the daughter of a Thalidomide employee was born without ears. Development In the […]

Taking a Closer Look at the Impact of Drunk Driving

Drunk drivers who cause auto accidents face both criminal and civil penalties. In fact, injuries from drunk driving incidents are frequently the subject of civil lawsuits, as victims may sue for injury compensation. When someone is seriously injured in a car accident with a drunk driver, suing the at-fault driver may actually be the best […]

Pima County Programs for Cyclist and Pedestrian Safety

The Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program plans, engineers, and improves cyclist and pedestrian facilities throughout the area. The program’s goal is to improve safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists through engineering, enforcement, and encouragement. As a result, the program works in partnership with the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle and Advisory Committee and Brad P. […]

Mistakes to Avoid Following a Car Accident

Even the most cautious drivers are likely to end up in a car accident at some point in their lives. If another driver careens through a red light or loses control while trying to text and drive, you may find yourself at the scene of a car accident. While it’s important to know what to […]

Social Host Liability in Arizona Personal Injury Cases

With Memorial Day and Fourth of July quickly approaching, Arizona residents need to take caution when hosting parties. In Arizona, a social host, or party thrower, can be held legally responsible when an inebriated guest causes damage. To ensure celebrations do not lead to liability, hosts should take certain precautions to keep their guests and others on […]