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Tag Archives: negligence

What Burden Does an SCI Put on Your Wallet?

A recent study found that an ancient Chinese medicinal practice improved motor function in rats with spinal cord injuries (SCIs), bringing new hope to patients suffering the same injury. When Ji-Sui-Kang (JSK), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, was administered to injured rats, they showed decreased tissue damage, reduced inflammation and less cell death, in addition… Read More »

Four Railroad Workers Injured, Three Trains Collided, Two Critically Injured, One Way to Compensation

A recent three-train collision in Texas left four crew members injured. A BNSF Railway train slammed into the back of a stopped train ahead before a third train collided with the two, totaling about 20 to 30 derailed cars. While there was no risk of hazardous materials being spilled, as the trains were transporting flatbed… Read More »

Is My Railroad Injury Covered by FELA?

A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition recently after being pinned under a railroad car in Kansas. It took emergency crews 45 minutes to release the worker from the wheels by using a jack to lift the railcar off him. Although the man did not die from the incident, his serious condition… Read More »

Asiana Flight 214’s On-Scene Investigation Concluded

A mother and her 8-year-old son have sued Asiana Airlines for their “extreme and catastrophic injuries and emotional distress” after Asiana Flight 214 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport in July. The father, who was not a passenger on the plane, was also named in the suit for “loss of consortium” as a result of… Read More »

Contributory vs. Comparative Negligence In All 50 States

A passenger was killed, and two others were injured, when their car collided with a tractor-trailer recently in northern Minnesota. The car apparently ran a stop sign before crashing into the large truck, whose driver was not injured. However, a 19-year-old passenger in the car was killed, and the driver and one other passenger suffered… Read More »

What is a Third-Party Lawsuit?

Workers’ compensation laws prohibit employees from suing their employers after being injured on the job. It also guarantees injured workers payments for damages, including medical expenses and income not secured due to time lost from work. However, some injuries are so severe that the expenses incurred cannot be covered by workers’ compensation, which is usually… Read More »