Accident claims law blogs & personal injury blawgs

Guest accident claims law blogs and personal injury blawgs from lawyers, solicitors and legal professionals.

California Prop. 51 and its applicability in a modified comparative negligence jurisdiction

by Peter Park January 20, 2014 Accident Claims

Prop. 51, known as Multiple Defendants Tort Damage Liability Act, abolished the rule of joint and several liability with respect to noneconomic damages, defined as “subjective, nonmonetary losses including, but not limited to, pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, loss of consortium, injury to reputation and humiliation.” In cases […]

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What to Know About Marine Accident Investigation

by JRO December 20, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Marine accidents provide dangers not only to those involved but also to the environment where the accident occurs. The severity of these accidents and their far-reaching impact is the subject of various investigatory bodies. Their objective is to uncover the cause of the accident, what factors were attributable to human versus natural causes, and what […]

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Make Room for Motorcycles

by Andrew Miller December 20, 2013 Accident Claims Law

With the official start of winter just weeks away, many motorcyclists are forced to park their bikes in storage for the season, but chances are, if you live in a state that gets little to no traces of snow, you are still sharing the road with year- round motorcyclists.  While even the hardiest of bikers […]

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Business heavily fined after worker killed by falling tree

by Redmans Solicitors December 19, 2013 Accident Claims Law

An estate in Scotland has been heavily fined and ordered to pay costs after a worker was killed in an accident at work. Buccleuch Estates Limited was fined £140,000 by the Sheriff’s Court after one of its workers was killed by a falling tree in January 2011. Mr Ross Findlay, who was then aged 49, […]

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Firm prosecuted after serious workplace accident

by Redmans Solicitors December 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A Port Talbot-based firm has been heavily fined by the Neath Magistrates’ Court after it pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches that led to serious injury to one of its workers. Envases (UK) Ltd was fined and ordered to pay costs amounting cumulatively to almost £20,000 after one of its workers, Mrs Gaynor Gordon, […]

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IOSH slams ‘jobsworths’ for hijacking health and safety

by carol11smith December 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Jobsworths have hijacked the good name of health and safety, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) claimed, following the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) expose into report received by its Myth Busters Challenge Panel. Managers and other officials are preventing the public from conducting a variety of activities due to a range of […]

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Firm fined £200,000 after worker killed by truck in course of employment

by Redmans Solicitors November 18, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A wood recycling company has been fined £200,000 after a worker was killed after being struck by a lorry in the course of employment and then run over. Mr Raymond Burns, 43, worked for UK Wood Recycling Limited, a wood recycling company, as a load inspector until the fatal accident on 19 December 2012. On […]

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Hit by an Uninsured Motorist? Your Legal Options

by Holly R Brady November 15, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Despite every state in the country having specific laws requiring that all cars have insurance to operate legally on the road, there are still many people who drive uninsured. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Safety Council shows that 1 in 7 drivers are uninsured. So what happens if you are involved in […]

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Why Should You Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident Case?

by MalmanLaw November 1, 2013 Accident Claims Law

When you get into a car accident, what are some of the benefits of hiring a car accident lawyer to help you? What can they do that you can’t get done on your own? Find out why it’s worth it to get legal representation. Getting into a car accident can have a wealth of consequences, […]

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Is Riding a Bike Safer Than Driving a Car?

by Andrew Miller October 30, 2013 Accident Claims Law

These days, our roadways are exceptionally busy—and seem to be getting busier by the day. According to the Project WNYC, the average commute time in the United States is currently around 25 minutes. It should come as no surprise, then, that more and more men and women are considering the use of bikes to get […]

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