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Insane Clown Posse Show Was Too Crazy, Fan Says

By JOE HARRIS (CN) - A fan of the Insane Clown Posse sued the hip-hop group and the organizers of a southern Illinois music festival in Federal Court for personal injury. James Ford, a Delaware resident, says he was among dozens of fans invited onto stage during the Aug. 15, 2010, concert, dubbed as the "Gathering of the Juggalos" at Cave in Rock, Ill. Ford claims he suffered severe and permanent leg injuries after he fell into a modified trampoline on stage. Ford seeks damages for his injuries in the Southern District of Illinois. He is represented by Jeffrey Deutschman of Deutschman &...

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83-Year-Old Woman Sues APPLE Store After Smashing Her Face Into Glass Door

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) – A Queens woman is suing Apple for $1,000,000 after smashing her face on a glass door at a Long Island Apple Store. Evelyn Paswall, 83, claims that the glass doors at the front of Apple Stores pose a risk to the elderly. Paswall’s attorney Derek T. Smith told the Post that,“Apple wants to be cool and modern and have the type of architecture that would appeal to the tech crowd, but on the other hand, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people.” 83-Year-Old Woman Sues APPLE Store After Smashing Her Face Into...

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3 injured in snowmobile crashes

CASSOPOLIS — Weekend snowmobile crashes in Pokagon and Howard townships injured three people. • Cass County Sheriff Joseph M. Underwood Jr. reports that, on Sunday, his office investiaged a personal-injury snowmobile crash that occurred on the snowmobile trails near the intersection of Frost Street and Sink Road in Pokagon Township. Huntertown residents Justin Reed, 41, and Brian Widenhoefer, 36, were eastbound when operator Reed failed to see and negotiate the upcoming downhill embankment, causing the snowmobile to vault, ejecting both occupants from the machine. They were transported to Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac for treatment. Helmets were used. Alcohol is not a...

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Prince Harry Car Crash Photographer Seeks Compensation

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 A photographer, who suffered serious personal injury after being run over by an unmarked police car, believed to be transporting Prince Harry, has launched a claim for car accident compensation. Fifty four year old Tony Margiocchi an ex-policeman and former soldier, was hit by a Ford Galaxy people carrier outside the Beaufort club in Knightsbridge, as he waited with other members of the press for the Prince, who had been at the exclusive West End club celebrating England’s win over France in the six nations rugby tournament. Mr. Margiocchi suffered a broken leg in the incident and tore his...

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Supermarket store hit with second personal injury bill

Asda has been forced to payout yet more personal injury compensation to a shopper who slipped on discarded fruit and veg in the Rivergate store in Peterbrough. Jonathan West, partner and personal injury specialist at Graysons WE, has now agreed a substantial settlement with the supermarket for 74-year-old Patricia Hill who hurt her knee and ankle after slipping on vegetables in a non-fruit and veg isle while shopping in May 2008 – just 4 months after a similar incident at the same store. Supermarket store hit with second personal injury bill...

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Can a fall lead to a lawsuit?

By Heather Nolan In efforts to curb frivolous law suits, a bill, recently signed by Rick Perry, will require the some civil plaintiffs to pay the defending attorneys fees if they lose in court. It's Sunday afternoon and you're on your weekly grocery store trip. A few seconds before you make the turn into the condiment aisle, a clumsy shopper knocks a jar of pickles onto the floor. You turn the corner, don't see the juice, step in it and land flat on your back. Did you just fall into a lawsuit? That depends. Unless the evidence against the store is overwhelming, plaintiff's attorneys say...

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Insurance claims rise for personal injury claims

The Financial Times recently revealed that car insurance companies have lost £2 billion in 2010 thanks to the amount of personal injury claims rising. Some new customers taking out car insurance have had to pay 30% more for their insurance this year than last. In recent years the car insurance industry has been hit hard with claims for bodily injury soaring to new heights. The Royal Bank of Scotland alone has to put in reserves of around £390 million in their insurance business solely due to the amount of individuals making claims for injury in road traffic accidents. In the worst...

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Personal Injury Attorneys – Various Types of Accidental Injuries

Personal Injury Attorneys can be of great help to you in case you get some accident injury or brain Injuries due to the negligence of some other person or it is due to malfunctions of the faulty equipments being used. This is the situation that you should consult personal injury attorney in order to handle the situation in a good way. But before that there are some common questions which a lay man wants to know before filling a case against any company or an employer or may be some other person regarding personal injury caused due to them. Some of...

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Liability Insurance for the Small Business

By: Rumen Iliev When you are an owner of a small business, you have many responsibilities and even if you are operating your business carefully and you follow all of the small details, sometimes a client may consider you didn’t do your job well and you’ll end up with a lawsuit. What you need to do, in order to protect your assets and your business from the losses that potential mistakes can cause, is a liability insurance policy. The business liability insurance can help you in situations where your mistakes of negligence have done some damage to your customers, and they...

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How Using Social Media Can Harm Your Case

An innocent "tweet" could cost you big money. Social Media is continuing to explode in usage and is a huge part of our collective hyper-connected daily lives. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and other forms of social media can, however, seriously harm your personal injury or medical malpractice case. Insurance companies, adjusters, investigators, and defense attorneys will want to uncover as much information as they can about you to help undermine your case in an effort to pay you the least amount of money possible. You have the opportunity to afford them that chance by utilizing social media. In a case where a...

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$24 million award upheld in fatal ’04 crash

By Bill Bird wbird@stmedianetwork.com Apr 5, 2011 OTTAWA — A near-$24 million wrongful death and personal injury award has been upheld, almost seven years to the day after a 10-vehicle traffic crash on Interstate 55 that killed two men from Naperville and Seneca and permanently injured a man from Aurora. A 3rd District Illinois Appellate Court panel on Wednesday upheld the record verdict rendered by a jury in Will County Circuit Court. It held three defendants liable for $23.75 million in the April 1, 2004, crash that killed Joseph G. Sperl of Naperville and Thomas Sanders of Seneca, and injured Aurora resident...

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Ellen Sterling: Rick Lax: In a City Rich With Deception, No One Fools Him

At 28, the Michigan native has written two books. His first, Lawyer Boy: A Case Study On Growing Up, tells of his adventures in the land of law school, where, having given into what is apparently a genetic imperative that he go into the family business of law, he gave up his dream of becoming a magician and enrolled in DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. The inevitability of that career is underscored in the book by a family tree graphic festooned with attorneys. His father was a tax lawyer, but not Rick. "If I was going to be a...

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Teenager Suffers Serious Personal Injury in Work Accident

A sixteen year old trainee suffered serious personal injury, when his arm became trapped inside a mincing machine during a horrific work accident. The trainee, who asked not to be named, was working for Malpass Direct Ltd, a meat processing firm based in Brighton, when his arm became trapped in the machine as he attempted to remove a blockage, during the preparation of sausage mix. The young man suffered serious bone damage and lost a significant amount of muscle from his left forearm, due to his injuries he has been left without movement in two of his fingers. via Teenager Suffers Serious Personal...

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Auto insurance: Address insurance fraud without harming PIP – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

By Rene Garcia As my fellow elected officials and I gear up for the legislative session, one issue that deserves some clarification is no-fault auto insurance coverage, also known as personal injury protection or PIP. We have 15 million-plus licensed drivers in Florida and almost as many registered motor vehicles. Each of those vehicles is required to have PIP coverage. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were more than 235,000 traffic crashes in 2009. It's the big picture and certainly does not account for the percentage of these accidents that involve a PIP claim, nor does...

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3 of the Best Personal Injury Solicitors

If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor, you can find them online. To make it easier for you to choose I will give 3 of the best personal injury solicitor. You just have to pick which you think is the best. Fentons Solicitors LLP- is surely one of the country’s leading claimant personal injury solicitors. They recover tens of millions of pounds worth of compensation for accident victims every year. They have a good reputation by ensuring that personal injury claimants can certainly have justice with peace of mind and will not be out of money whether they win...

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Types of Personal Injury Claims

February 25, 2011 Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, many of which overlap with other types of claims - such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. ORLANDO, FL, February 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, many of which overlap with other types of claims - such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. When the parties responsible include large companies or government entities, obtaining the compensation you deserve can be a daunting process. Understanding the different types of personal injury claims can...

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Three questions to ask before selecting a personal injury trial lawyer

Having returned from the funeral of a dear friend in Richmond, I am reminded by the time I spent with her in her last months of life of the importance (and scarcity) of courage in today's society. As pointed out by Reverend Brown of the Fifth Baptist Church in Richmond, this woman had courage up to the very end of her life. Courage is a characteristic a trial lawyer must have. Attorneys who are afraid to go to court are doing their clients a disservice. If they are afraid to ask tough questions or to tell the hard truth, they...

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Tuesday morning: Weapons, larceny, personal injury and med mal trials – Detroit Courts | Examiner.com

Powers vs. Weatherspoon is a personal injury claim. Lincoln Park attorney Bret A. Schnitzer is counsel of record for the plaintiff. Troy attorney Donald C. Brownell of Vandeveer Garzia is counsel of record for the defendant. Dziadosz vs. Jackson is also a personal injury claim. Southfield attorneys Barry J. Goodman and Kevin Z. Komar of Goodman Acker PC are counsel of record for the plaintiff. Ann Arbor attorney Judith A. Moskus of Garan Lucow Miller PC is counsel of record for the defendant. Judge Melinda Morris also conducts two jury trials starting at 8:30 a.m. Ritter vs. Niethammer is a personal injury, auto...

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Marin jury awards $11.7M in personal injury case

Posted: 12/25/2010 SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—A Marin County jury has awarded $11.7 million to an elevator mechanic who claimed he suffered serious injuries during construction of a San Rafael hotel three years ago. David Travis accused the general contractor, Spokane,Wash.-based Bison Builders, of failing to maintain a safe work environment at the Extended Stay hotel construction site in 2007. Travis' attorney, William Veen, tells the Marin Independent Journal Travis hit his head multiple times on scaffolding that was too low, suffering herniated discs. Bison Builders disputed that Travis suffered those injuries at the construction site, pointing out that he didn't report them until two months...

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What do you get a lawyer for Christmas?

John Browning Legally Speaking The Zope Gazette Mon Dec 20, 2010, 07:00 AM CST ROCKWALL — Around this time of year, it’s fairly common to see lists of holiday gift suggestions – for the sports fan in your life, the techie, the music buff, and so on. But what about your friendly neighborhood lawyer? Whether it’s the nice young lady who incorporated your business, the probate lawyer on the corner who drafted your will, or even the personal injury attorney who got you a good settlement from that car wreck, why not remember your favorite lawyer this Christmas? To make your shopping...

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Personal Injury Accidents

We have all heard of the Miranda warning. It requires police to advise criminal suspects that if they talk, their words can and will be used against them. This rule does not apply in civil cases. If you have been in a car accident, and the insurance company for the other driver calls you, you do not have to talk to them. They won't warn you, but be assured that if you do talk, what you say can and will be used against you. Chicago Personal Injury Attorney...

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Personal Injury Lawyers Suggest Calling a Tow Truck No Matter How Bad an Accident May Look

(US NEWS SOURCE) December 20, 2010 - If you car has damage that appears to make it unsafe to drive, call a tow truck. If it has any rubbing, squeaking, leaking, or doesn’t roll straight, call a tow truck even though it may not look like a total loss. Driving your car away from the scene conveys to an insurance company that your accident was a minor one. You should call the police every time that you are in a car accident and request that they come to the accident scene and make a report....

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Toyota injury claims survive dismissal attempts

(Reuters) - A federal judge largely rejected Toyota Motor Corp's attempts to dismiss personal injury claims brought over sudden unintended acceleration, according to a tentative order posted on Wednesday. The personal injury cases are proceeding at the same time as a proposed consumer class action over economic loss suffered by people who purchased Toyota vehicles. Last month U.S. District Judge James Selna similarly kept intact the bulk of the economic loss case. Toyota claimed that the personal injury plaintiffs failed to offer specific allegations of an actual defect in their vehicles' electronic throttle control system. via Toyota injury claims survive dismissal attempts | Reuters....

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Drugged Driving Deaths, a Pervasive American Problem

Posted by Pierce Egerton, December 02, 2010 3:38 PM Driving while impaired (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) data and prevention efforts often focus on drunk driving. But drugged driving presents a serious risk for property damage, personal injury and even death. Sadly (and scarily,) the trend is on the rise. The new fatality analysis released by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) also confirms the involvement of drugs in fatal crashes has increased by five percent since 2005. via Drugged Driving Deaths, a Pervasive American Problem | InjuryBoard Greensboro....

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Woman seeks personal injury compensation after losing a finger

29 Nov 2010 A woman who lost a finger at a public event is seeking personal injury compensation for the pain and suffering she was caused. Clare Wiffin, 37, was attending a race at Kempton Park in Sunbury with her family when the accident occurred last year, Get Surrey reports. She needed to get some money out and asked a member of staff where she could find the nearest cash machine. The assistant directed her down an alley to the right-hand side of the course, but when Ms Wiffin went down there she was confronted by a high fence. She put her hands on top...

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New York City Injury Lawyer News: DePuy Hip Implants Have High Failure Rate

11/11/2010 // New York, NY, US // New York City Accident Lawyer // New York City injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter New York, NY (New York City Injury Lawyer News) With approximately 400 complaints regarding the failure of a hip replacement implant reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over a span of more than two years, DePuy faces increased scrutiny and a slew of pending personal injury lawsuits. DePuy, a Johnson and Johnson company, recalled about 93,000 hip replacement implants in August, due to a 12 to 13 percent failure rate associated with the devices, according to information provided...

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Webchat: When it is and isn’t fair to make a personal injury claim

Show date: Tuesday 23rd November Show time: 3pm Watch our web TV show to find out when it’s fair to make a claim and how you can make a claim if you are hurt through negligence Many of us have at some time or another suffered an injury through no fault of our own. But whilst it may have led to time off work or a recurring back problem, a new study shows the majority of us would never dream of making a personal injury claim, whether through embarrassment or a fear of the cost. However if an injury is a result of a...

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