What to do if you are involved in an automobile accident

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If you are involved in an automobile accident, immediately call the police. The police will talk to all parties and get necessary information (insurance info) to make a police report. You then must notify your insurance company within 24 hours and advise them of the details, i.e. damage to your vehicle, time, place, etc. If …

Duty to Remove Snow

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As a general rule, property owners have no duty to remove natural accumulations of snow, ice and melt water from their premises. Property owners also have no duty to salt walkways from natural accumulations of snow.  If they create the accumulation, such as melting ice from the roof and gutters, then there may liability.

FDA Reports 2009 Findings on Drug Recalls

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This week on CNN.com, it was reported by the Food and Drug Administration that over 1,742 recalls occurred in 2009 vs 426 in 2008, based on Gold Sheet, a trade publication on drug quality that monitors FDA findings. Gold Sheet reported that Advantage Dose, accounted for more than half the recalls. Even excluding Advantage Dose, which has …

Burr Oak

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At the settlement hearing of 7/13/10, the Judge approved a total settlement amount of $7.65 million. This is Step 1 of a 2 step process, as now a plan of reorganization has to be confirmed. Therefore, the case is still pending. To date, there are over 6500 claimants that have filed proof of claim forms …

What You Should Know Before Filing for Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ Compensation is a government program created to provide benefits to those injured on the job or made ill due to the workplace. Filing for Workers’ Compensation is no easy task. There is a great deal of paperwork and deadlines must be met. If there is one error in the forms you fill out or …

Causes of Automobile Accidents

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Automobile accidents occur very frequently on the highways in the United States. Almost everyone will be involved in some sort of vehicle accident in their lifetime. There are multiple causes for car accidents, including: •    Driving while impaired •    Distracted drivers •    Speeding •    Inclement weather •    Defective automobiles When we operate our vehicles on …