James Humann

MDL UPDATE: Xarelto Bellwether Trials Set to Begin This Spring

On January 30, 2017, Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued Case Management Order No. 2D which reset the start dates for the first four Bellwether trials. These four cases were […]

John Bair

Company Allegedly Scammed Sick 9/11 First Responders, NFL Concussion Victims

New York and federal authorities sued a legal funding company and its founder yesterday, alleging they lured former NFL players with brain injuries and 9/11 heroes struggling with cancer and respiratory illnesses into accepting costly advances on their settlements. According […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Commercial Trucking Accidents On the Rise Since 2009

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the rate of truck accidents and fatalities has begun to creep up after several years of decline.  The nearly 11 million trucks that travel U.S. roads each year make up only […]

Page Graves

2016-2017 No-Fault Year in Review

[Annually, Smith & Johnson, Attorneys, P.C.’s law partner, L. Page Graves, is a featured speaker at the joint State Bar of Michigan’s and Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Upper Michigan Legal Institute where he reviews and discusses the latest appellate […]

Randy Appleton

Washington DC Metro Sued for $50 Million in Head Injury Case

A Williams & Connolly senior attorney in Washington DC has sued the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority for $50 million, stemming from a Metro station head injury that he claims left him unable to work.  The attorney claims that he […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Lack of Fall Protection and Proper Scaffolding Leads to Construction Site Injuries and Deaths

As of January of 2016, about 6.5 million people were employed in the construction industry. Despite its popularity, the construction industry has proven to be one of the most hazardous occupations in the U.S. In 2014, 899 construction workers were […]

Tatum O’Brien

Why Carry More Auto Insurance Than the Limits?

In North Dakota, drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of bodily injury liability coverage equal to $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident, and $25,000 per accident for property damage. Why should you consider carrying more? When a crash is […]

Randy Appleton

Brain Injury Lawsuits Reveal the Risk of Treadmills

Going to the gym is supposed to be good for our health, but each year, thousands of Americans suffer injuries at fitness centers. They fall off equipment, drop heavy weights, or push themselves beyond their limits. The results can be […]

Kevin Duffan

Study Reveals Major Spike in Number of Young Concussion Victims

According to a study conducted by the independent, nonprofit organization Fair Health, the number of concussion diagnoses in children and teens under the age of 22 increased by an incredible 500 percent between the year of 2010 through 2014. National […]

Andrew D'Arcy

FDA Approves Head Injury Screening Tests

New computer software to assess the brain’s function after a traumatic head injury have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the FDA, traumatic brain injuries account for more than 2 million trips to the emergency […]