K. Lindsay Rakers

What If I Had Injuries Prior To My Car Crash?

Many injured people think if they had pre-existing injuries prior to their car crash, they are not entitled to compensation for the injuries from the car crash.  This is simply not true.  Cases involving pre-existing injuries are actually quite common. […]

Billy Cunningham

Replacing Gas Pipes Reduces Leaks, Lessens Explosion Risk

Billions of dollars have been spent on pipeline replacement programs over the last decade to prevent invisible gas leaks from aging or damaged pipelines, and it is having a dramatically positive impact on leaks, according to a newly released study […]

Steven Gursten

Who pays for a 25% reduction in workers’ comp premiums?

The real truth about “wage earning capacity” and phantom wages under Michigan’s work comp law Many states, including Michigan where I practice law, are wage loss states. This means under the state’s workers comp system, you have to be disabled […]

Jon Lewis


On a flight last week, I was catching up on my reading.  In the August 7, 2015 edition of the Birmingham Business Journal, there was a list of the highest paid public company executives (ranked by compensation in 2014).  Four […]

John Bair

Public Justice Gives 2015 Illuminating Injustice Award to Rosa Moreno

Justice is always a worthwhile goal. A just world is a good world, and who doesn’t want to live in a good world? The quest for universal justice in our society will forever be ongoing and we must all strive […]

Mike Damaso

Balcony Collapse Spotlights Maintenance Problem.

Balcony Collapses Kills 5, Injures 7 Early this morning, near the University of California’s Berkeley campus, a balcony collapsed from the fourth floor of an apartment building. The incident occurred around 12:40 a.m. killing five and sending another seven to […]

Jacob Plattenberger

$2.6 Million Verdict Awarded in Diacetyl Exposure Case

In February, an Orange County, California jury awarded a $2.6 million verdict to a 38-year-old Tongan American man who was diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans as a result of a work exposure to diacetyl, a toxic chemical commonly used in the […]

Lawrence Cohan

Changes in When the Clock Starts on an Asbestos Claim

The issue of wrongful death-related asbestos claims has been receiving increased news exposure after the recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Wygant v. General Electric that the statute of limitations for these claims will begin at the time […]

Samantha Clark Aktug

Tragic Raleigh scaffolding accident a reminder of the importance of workplace safety

How often in life do we go through the motions without thinking? Driving to work, doing our jobs, doing things around the house. Only to be shocked into awareness when we learn that something unexpected or horrible has happened. A […]

Randy Appleton

Awful Roanoke Rapids/Halifax Amtrak Train Wreck Highlights Dangers at Railroad Crossings

An Amtrak train collided with a commercial tractor-trailer in Halifax County, North Carolina (NC)recently. Over 40 people suffered injuries in this horrific collision. The impact was so severe that it caused a portion of the Amtrak train to derail. This […]