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Randy Appleton

Eletrocution Death At North Carolina Pool Raises Safety Worries

There are increasing calls to improve public safety after a tragic pool death in North Carolina due to electrocution where a lifeguard died.  Experts say it is a very dangerous and invisible problem that can lead to paralysis or death […]

Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

Scott R. Marshall

AUTO INSURANCE: Bodily Injury (BI) Covers Your Assets, Uninsured Motorist (UM) Covers Your A**

OK, you’ve got PIP, PD, Medical Payments, Collision, Comprehensive, how much Bodily Injury (BI) coverage to you need?  (Don’t remember what all that means?  Click here for Auto Insurance 101). First, you are not currently required to have Bodily Injury […]

J.R. Whaley

Rideshare Insurance: What Uber and Lyft Drivers Should Consider  

Those working for popular ridesharing companies such as Uber or Lyft might be putting themselves at considerable risk by only having personal auto insurance.   Ridesharing drivers are required to carry auto insurance that conforms with state law and then the […]

J.R. Whaley

The Final Tally — $17.2 Billion Estimated in Damages to Natural Resources from the BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2017 marked the 7th anniversary of the tragic BP Oil Spill.  That event cost 11 men their lives, seriously injured dozens, and caused billions of dollars in economic damages to businesses along the Gulf Coast.  But seven years later, […]

J.R. Whaley

Distractions Cause Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths

Walking might still be the safest way to travel, but a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that the risks have increased significantly. There has been an 11% increase nationwide in the number of pedestrian deaths […]

Randy Appleton

5 Year Old North Carolina Boy Killed in Atlanta Rotating Restaurant

A five year old boy was killed after he was crushed to death on April 14 in a rotating restaurant at the top of a tower in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The child was caught between a table and a wall […]

Mark Bello

When it comes to Safety, “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”

While initial reports said a boiler exploded at a box manufacturing company in the city of St. Louis shooting debris for blocks, the vessel was a hot water storage tank known as a semi-closed receiver (SCR). The tank is part […]

Mark Bello

Family Names 14 Defendants in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a Texas University student who died at an off-campus Halloween party on October 28 has named 14 defendants in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit. The party was sponsored by four fraternities associated with Texas State, according […]

Laurence Banville

Charges Brought Against Driver Who Killed Bicyclist In Queens

A hard working father of three was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Queens, leaving behind a mourning family. Drunk Driving Takes Another Life The victim, who was cycling home after work at around 3:00 a.m., was hit by a […]