With more than 20 years experience as an attorney representing survivors of traumatic brain injury, I have seen first hand that the human skull isn’t designed to take impacts at the speeds encountered in cars and motorcycles, and those that baseballs reach. Athletes and construction workers wear helmets, but every year 1.4 million Americans wish […]
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Whenever you sign a contract, you may be signing away your right to take legal action against the company requiring the agreement. In the fine print, many companies, gyms, HMOs, insurance companies, credit card companies, and contractors give themselves virtual immunity against punishment for their wrongdoings with a clause that provides that the consumer agrees […]
When Andy Moore left for a vacation in the family van, his father thought that he was sending his son off in a safe vehicle. The tires on the van had only 31,000 miles on them, and the tread looked good. They had passed inspection in Pennsylvania, but they were actually old tires and much […]
I have been a licensed pilot for 25 years. I will not fly on commuter lines. The following headlines sounds like a report from a Third World country. The investigation of a recent crash of a commuter airliner that caused 50 deaths reveals pilot had failed flight test five times co-pilot was inexperienced, under-trained, and […]
Airbags are valuable safety devices that can prevent serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths when they work properly. Airbags have been mandatory in cars since 1989, and now some airplane manufacturers are installing them to provide an extra layer of protection for pilots and passengers.