Archive for August 2013

Should Hotel be Liable for Underage Drinking Party?

A Hawaii resident has filed a civil suit against a hotel, claiming that the resort should be held liable for an underage drinking party, which later claimed the life of one teen and severely injured another. The suit claims the hotel was aware, or should have been aware of the binge drinking that was occurring…

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It Doesn't Take Many Drinks to be Legally Driving Drunk

Many people are unaware of how many drinks it takes to legally put them over the limit, making them a danger behind the wheel. In the US, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08%, and anyone over that is defined as being intoxicated and unsafe to drive. The truth is, BAC is different…

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Woman Awarded $21.7 Million Following Watercraft Accident

After suffering permanent brain damage following a personal watercraft accident, a Los Angeles woman was awarded $21.7 million from the manufacturer and the people driving the vehicle. The watercraft became uncontrollable due to a product defect, causing the craft to crash into a boat and injuring the frontal lobe of the then 15-year-old-girl. If you…

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Mississippi to Automatically Ticket Uninsured Drivers

The state of Mississippi is gearing up to employ an online motorist verification system that could automatically generate tickets for drivers that are not signed up for an insurance policy. While a few states have made the switch to online insurance verification, none have implemented the ticket generation aspect that is set to begin in…

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Boy Awarded Largest Dog Bite Settlement in Illinois History

The largest dog bite settlement in Illinois history was awarded to a 17-year-old boy who was bitten by a 120-pound Bullmastiff. $1.125 million was awarded after a dog attacked the boy for roughly 10 minutes, causing permanent scars that required extensive plastic surgery. Dog bites can happen at any time. If you or a loved…

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Man Awarded Millions After Being Hit by Truck

After being rear ended by a tractor-trailer, which required neck and shoulder surgeries, a Jacksonville man received $2 million in damages. The man will require lifelong medical treatment because of the crash and may require more surgeries. Due to the accident, the man was forced to miss work to recover from the incident. The trucking…

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Texting While Driving: What Happens When You're the Victim?

Many drivers are still overestimating their coordination when it comes to texting and driving. All it takes is one second — one split second — to miss that red light or that other car. If you’ve fallen victim to a distracted driver and need a car accident lawyer, contact Simon Law Group today at (702)…

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Contaminated Cantaloupe Prompts Walmart Lawsuit

A Wyoming man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Walmart, after his wife died from eating a cantaloupe that was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Food and Drug Administration labeled the cantaloupes as hazardous, and the retailer complied and removed the fruit from the store. According to the lawsuit, Walmart failed to inform customers…

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Uninsured Motorist Drives with Pliers

Beware of the crazy people out there, especially those driving without a license or insurance. An Australian man was recently pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, but what police found was much more shocking. Instead of a steering wheel, the man was operating his vehicle with a pair of pliers. Police later found the…

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Honeymoon Ends in Tragedy

Drunk driving can ruin any occasion, even a newlywed couple’s honeymoon. A 43-year-old man is being held on bail for allegedly hitting another vehicle, killing a woman and seriously injuring the man while driving under the influence of alcohol. The couple was on their honeymoon and was visiting Niagara Falls when they were hit on…

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