Legal News Archive: September 2015
September 30, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
The Full Throttle Saloon in South Dakota was well known to bikers all over the country, as the bar was frequently filled to its massive capacity whenever the local motorcycle rallies took place. But a recent fire all but destroyed the building, and the owner’s lack of insurance makes it unlikely he will choose to rebuild.
Continue Reading: New York Attorney Provides Tips to Prevent Building Fires
Additional Info: Building Fire
September 28, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
A fourteen year old girl is the newest victim. She was riding as a passenger on a tractor as it traveled on Highway 99 in Minnesota on August 6th, 2015. The tractor hit a bump, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which ended up in a nearby ditch. The girl died from her injuries, and the driver is in serious condition.
Continue Reading: Tractor Accidents Not Uncommon
Additional Info: Tractor-Trailer Accidents
September 25, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
It seemed bad luck was running in the family. Just eight months after his brother was paralyzed in an accident, Adam Chaffee was injured while boating on a lake. His prognosis was the same as his brother's. Long-term paralysis, including no use of his hands. Muscle atrophy would spread to most of his body.
Continue Reading: Paralysis Victims Find Hope with New Research
Additional Info: Paralysis (Paraplegia & Quadriplegia)
September 24, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Striking a delicate balance between letting your child have the freedom to explore while keeping them safe is always difficult. One of the biggest worries for most parents is that their child will fall and hit their head, or run into a doorframe or some other hard object at a high speed. Parents are terrified that head injuries will have a long-term negative impact on the life of their child, and it turns out parents are right.
Continue Reading: Freedom Versus Vulnerability with School Injuries
Additional Info: School Injuries
September 23, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Words matter. What we call something changes how we think of it. Saying someone made a bad choice sounds better than saying he hurt someone. For years, we have referred to all car accidents as accidents, not differentiating between genuine non-preventable accidents and crashes that are caused by someone doing something dangerous.
Continue Reading: Effecting Change for Distracted Driving
Additional Info: Distracted Driving
September 22, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Chicago isn’t called the Windy City for nothing. When storms blow in, heavy winds often drive the wind chill down, and rain and snow can soak through clothing quickly. To provide some measure of shelter, O’Hare airport constructed a series of structures for people to wait under when weather turns ugly.
Continue Reading: No Shelter From the Storm with Faulty Structures
Additional Info: Premises Liability
September 21, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
More than five million Americans have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. For those whose injuries took place prior to their eighteenth birthday, there are a variety of services available in most states. For those whose injuries occurred later in life, there are typically fewer options.
Continue Reading: Moving Forward with TBI
Additional Info: Brain Injuries
September 18, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
The numbers are mind-boggling. In just three year times, in just one suburban community in Tennessee, there were 1100 dog bites, a rate of almost exactly one dog bite a day. Dog bites can often lead to infection and scarring, and almost always cause significant pain to the victim, yet little is done to prevent irresponsible pet owners from allowing their dogs to bite people.
Continue Reading: A Mind-Boggling Amount of Dog Bites
Additional Info: Dog Bites
September 17, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
There are dozens of different ways a person can end up facing amputation of a limb. Some of the most common include workplace accidents, systemic infections, car accidents and product malfunctions. Whenever one of these events occurs and amputation results, it is only natural that the person who faces losing a limb question the events that led to their injury or illness.
Continue Reading: Amputees from Power Tool Injuries Face Long Road Ahead
Additional Info: Table Saw
September 15, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
A recent profile of Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox in Rolling Stone Magazine is drawing attention to one of the devastating psychological consequences of surviving a car accident. After he was hospitalized following a serious accident in December of 2014, Bradford Cox suffered severe depression. This is not unusual. A large percentage of people who are injured in a car accident suffer psychological problems.
Continue Reading: Depression as an Aftermath to Car Accidents
Additional Info: Car Accidents
September 14, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
An August 13th incident at the theme park in Cedar Point, Ohio is drawing attention to the laxness of certain aspects of theme park security. A 45 year old male was struck and killed by an inverted coaster while retrieving his hat from under the ride. According to experts, the fences should have been much higher, and better warning signs should have been in place.
Continue Reading: Low Fences Prove Problematic for Amusement Parks
Additional Info: Amusement Park Accidents
September 11, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
The Dremel MICRO 8050 Rotary Tool has been recalled by the Robert Bosch Tool Corp., due to multiple major issues with the device that put consumers at risk. Though there is an element of risk in most power tools, it is clear the Dremel model in question was not properly safety tested before being released to the public.
Continue Reading: New York Attorney Warns of Dremel Rotary Tool Recall
Additional Info: Products Liability
September 10, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
A terrifying story out of Spokane, Washington reminds us how vulnerable we all are in the workplace. On August 13th, 2015, a crew was working at a recycling plant when a canister began emitting chlorine gas in large quantities. Observers noted a huge cloud in the air, and many who were exposed were instantly sickened.
Continue Reading: Dangers at Work with Chemical Exposure
Additional Info: Toxic Exposure
September 09, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Since their creation, cell phones have been associated with increasing the likelihood of a car accident occurring. Even now, decades after their first appearance, cell phones are a nuisance on the roads. Texting and driving is a scourge on society, injuring and killing thousands of people a year. But a new app for iPhones and Android devices could actually help prevent accidents.
Continue Reading: An App to Prevent Drunk Driving
Additional Info: Drunk Driving Accidents
September 08, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Half. Half. Half. It’s almost unbelievable, but new research out of New Zealand indicates that half of all metal-on-metal hip implants patients received in the last ten years have failed. Half. With a number that large, it is honestly fair to ask if it would have been better not to have performed those surgeries at all, as most of the people whose implants have failed are now facing worse prognoses than they were before the surgery.
Continue Reading: Failures with Metal Hip Implants Not Uncommon
Additional Info: Wright Medical Technology Metal Hip Implant
September 06, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is commonly associated with car accidents and ATV accidents. The human brain is very vulnerable in the skull, and any powerful impact can cause a hemorrhage, concussion, or other form of brain damage.
Continue Reading: Manhattan Law Firm Discusses Difficulty in Overcoming Head Injury
Additional Info: Brain Injuries
September 05, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.