Randy Appleton

North Carolina Boating Accidents Over Memorial Lead to 1 Death

Law enforcement officials in North Carolina are warning citizens in the state to be careful on the water after several boating and water-related accidents across the state on Memorial Day weekend left one dead and several injured.  One of the incidents […]

Mike Bryant

Thoughts On Yanez Verdict

I was involved in a lot of media interviews about the trial, so people have been asking me what I thought about the verdict. I will start by saying that I respect the jury. Five days of deliberation shows that they worked hard. […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Trucking Accidents

Opioids are a class of highly addictive substances which are often prescribed for pain relief.  An individual taking an opioid can have slower reaction times, reduced coordination, blurred vision and drowsiness – all side effects that can impair a person’s ability […]

Matthew Sill

$2.4 billion global settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits claiming diabetes drug Actos® causes bladder cancer.

The diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) has been used by thousands of Americans with many later suffering from bladder cancer.  The manufacturer of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, agreed to a $2.4 billion global settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits from patients and […]

Mark Bello

Remember the “Golden Rules” During ATV Safety Week

Hundreds of thousands of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents occur each year; it is rare for victims to just walk away after the crash. Here are four fatal ATV crashes that occurred this weekend alone that illustrate that danger. An Ohio […]

Mark Bello

California Park Closes Water Slides after Boy Falls Off Ride

A $43 million dollar water park in Dublin, California opened for business over Memorial Day weekend. The holiday ended with another wake-up call for millions of visitors who flock to water parks every year. Just 90 minutes after opening, a […]

Mark Bello

NTSB Report Reveals that Fatigue was a Leading Cause of Deadly Tugboat Crash

More than a year after the tugboat Specialist sank in the Hudson River, a scathing report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded. On March 12, 2014, the tugboat was on a return trip from Albany, escorting a […]

Matthew Sill


This Saturday, May 20, a broad coalition of individuals and consumer advocates will gather in Oklahoma City as part of the sixth annual international “March Against Monsanto,” manufacturer of popular weedkiller Roundup, whose active ingredient has been linked to a […]

Mike Bryant

Mothers Day or Mothers Memory

It is not unusual that  we represent clients who are mothers and we see how much the injuries can change their lives. I was moved by the client that had to send her child to foster care, after she had surgery. […]

Randy Appleton

West Virginia Drunk Driver Charged in Fatal Crash

West Virginia State Police stated April 24 that a man has been arrested and charged for the drunk driving death of a woman in the southern part of the state.  Media reports stated that a 40 year old male from […]