Tag Archives: accident and injury

Towering Claim

Elevator accident

In this real-life Tower of Terror nightmare, an injured man recounts his terrifying elevator experience that left him permanently scarred, unable to earn future wages, and incapable of coping with the mental and physical anguish he has endured following the incident.  In July 2022, while visiting Walt Disney World with his daughter, guest Michael Johnson entered a faulty parking garage elevator that malfunctioned and jerked violently.  The elevator is located in Disney Springs, a shopping and dining complex.  Johnson, a Florida resident, is suing for $50,000 in compensatory damages.

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Seas the Opportunity

Devastation at sea

A new anniversary may be tagged to the site where 111 years ago, the Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean almost 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.  On Father’s Day this year, a submersible named the Titan, manned by the company OceanGate, had deployed to the depths of the sea in hopes that its passengers would view the wreckage of the Titanic.  Four days after the Titan began its expedition, sections of the vessel were located on the ocean floor.  Due to what the US Coast Guard has identified as a catastrophic implosion of the pressure chamber, the passengers perished. 

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Chilling Death

Restaurant’s negligence is chilling

A Texas family is seeking at least $1 million in damages following a devastating tragedy that should have been prevented.  A broken Arby’s walk-in freezer door latch played a pivotal role in the death of the restaurant’s general manager, Nguyet Le.  The employee, who was 63 years old, essentially passed away from hypothermia.  As a result of the faulty door latch, Le was trapped inside the freezer that was set to the company policy of at least minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit.  Her four children have since filed a wrongful death lawsuit and are blaming her death on gross negligence. Continue reading

Ruling Slopes to Defendant

Skiing suit in actress’ favor

More than 20 years after accepting the Academy Award for her role in Shakespeare in Love, Gwyneth Paltrow has again fulfilled a role that resulted in a win.  In 2016, Paltrow was involved in a skiing accident, which allegedly caused another skier to experience the impact of a permanent traumatic brain injury.  Initially, the skier, who is identified as Terry Sanderson, filed a lawsuit for $3.1 million and named Paltrow, the ski resort, and a ski instructor as defendants.  According to his argument, Paltrow collided with Sanderson from behind and was the sole reason for his head wound.  Continue reading

Setting the Sweet Bar

Metal content sours consumers

Considered one of the largest chocolate companies in the world, Hershey is known for its quality, variety, and most recently, lead content. By acquiring Lily’s brand chocolate, in 2021, the chocolate manufacturing giant expanded its empire. Now, specific dark chocolate products from both Hershey and Lily’s are under scrutiny, as high concentrations of metals have been detected. The results of scientific testing indicate that Hershey’s Special Dark bar and Lily’s 70% bar were elevated in lead; and Lily’s 85% bar was high in lead and cadmium. A class action is seeking $5 million in damages, including $500 per transaction. Continue reading