Train Crash Victims on Track for Justice

Train photo, by Pixabay user 1899441, licensed by Creative Commons

Blowing off steam

Each year, thousands of people are killed or injured in train incidents. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) reports that the number of train crashes has been increasing since 2013. Two of the deadliest train crashes in the past 25 years happened in 2015. A September 2016 commuter train accident in Hoboken, NJ killed one woman and injured over 100 passengers. In January 2017, a train derailed in Brooklyn, NY, sending dozens of commuters to the hospital. Read More

Rock Bottom: Wrestlers File Concussion Lawsuit

Randy Orton, The Big Show and Sheamus v Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes at Smackdown taping in London 17th April 2012

Two Words for Ya: I’m Suing

A handful of professional wrestlers have teamed up to take down their competition; except this time, the battle is in the courtroom and not the squared circle. We all know professional wrestling is scripted, but the injuries and physicality involved is very real. Ryan Sakoda, Luther Reigns, and Big Russ McCullough have filed a lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), seeking damages related to injuries sustained in the ring, harsh working conditions and lack of physical care. The wrestlers are claiming that WWE management, under the orders of CEO Vince McMahon, forced wrestlers to put themselves in unsafe environments, partake in dangerous activities, and perform through injuries. Claims go as far to say that some wrestlers were punished, removed from TV/storylines, or publicly embarrassed for attempting to prioritize their own health.

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Connecticut Man Sues Citi Bike

Bike Craziness

Bikers Beware

Ronald Corwin is suing Citi Bike for $15 million. He currently suffers nerve damage in his brain as a result of a Citi Bike crash in NYC last October. Corwin was injured when he flipped over a bicycle he was riding after his front wheel hit a concrete barrier installed next to the bicycle docking station at E. 56th St. and Madison Ave. As a result of the crash Corwin currently suffers from traumatic nerve palsy that has left him unable to taste and smell. “Everything tastes like cardboard,” says Smiley (Corwin’s lawyer). “It’s terrible. He’s lost the pleasure of tasting food and of literally smelling the roses” (Lazzaro, 2014).

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Pujols Swinging for the Fences

In the present baseball climate, scrutiny and finger pointing has become the norm.

Pujols looking to him where it hurts..

Pujols looking to him where it hurts..

Personalities and figures are cavalierly levying unfounded assertions of baseball players.  Fear not though, these libelous accusations are not being met without legal recourse. These past two weeks we have seen Alex Rodriguez take action against the MLB and more recently Major League Superstar Albert Pujols take action against a St. Louis Radio personality.

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Jury Settles New Case of Candy Crush

Mixed Candy Macro World Refugee Day Garfield Park and Crippled Squirrel June 24, 20117 by flickr user stevendepolo, licensed by Creative Commons.

Sweet or sour?

When Candy Crush is being mentioned, insistently everyone’s thinking about the addicting puzzle game. No one would ever come to a conclusion of candy literally crushing you. Beth Flickinger experienced 25 pounds of M&Ms piling on top of her head due to the malfunction of the candy dispenser and had filed a personal injury lawsuit. Flickinger’s only motivation during the accident was to catch the dispenser so it did not harm her two kids that were with her at Toys R Us, located in New York City’s Time Square. She was successful in protecting her kids, but the 42-year-old claims she suffered severe headaches, twisting her neck causing a herniated disk, loss of income, and apparently affected her sex life.  Read more