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Return of the Hot McDonald’s Coffee Case

History has a habit of repeating itself. It is said that the first occurrence of an event is a tragedy and its second is a farce. But an exception to this rule comes from lawsuits against McDonald’s for hot coffee spills. The media has always publicized these cases as absurd….

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Bret Michaels v. CBS – Head Injury at the Tony Awards

Accident on Broadway’s Biggest Night Bret Michaels is the lead vocalist of 80s glam metal band Poison and was the host of the VH1’s “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.” Michaels rode his comeback wave all the way to the 2009 CBS Tony Awards, when he joined a live rendition…

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The Sun Glare “Defense”

Imagine being in a car accident in the late afternoon. The other driver gets out of their car and says “I had sun glare for only a second and I didn’t see you!” The other driver may have been blinded, but now you’re hurt and without a car. Does sun…

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. While celebrating during the holidays, it’s easy to forget about the risks of car accidents. That is why we seek to raise awareness during this time of year of the serious consequences of impaired driving. An accident-free holiday is possible. It begins by…

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Can Telemedicine Help My Personal Injury Case?

The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted our normal lives. Social distancing orders and fear of contracting COVID-19 may keep you from going to the hospital or your doctor’s office. If you were injured in an accident, “normal” is not something you feel anymore. But you still deserve a full recovery, so…

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Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving reminds us of the gratitude we feel for our friends and family. According to AAA, 49.3 million Americans will typically drive long distances to see their loved ones. This year, you may not be driving as far, but the risks of the road are still present. Unfortunately, drunk driving…

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Social Distancing After an Accident

Every accident is different, but the first step is usually the same: exchanging information with the person responsible for the accident. These days, you can also risk exchanging more than just information. While less likely outdoors, coronavirus can be transmitted from even casual interaction with another person. At Sam &…

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The Wrongful Shooting Death of Eugene Mallory by Law Enforcement

Generally, family members may pursue a civil action from someone who caused the death of a loved one. A successful wrongful death claim compensates for expenses incurred from the death and the loss of financial and emotional support. Wrongful death actions generally follow from negligent conduct that causes a fatal…

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Does Posting on Social Media Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?

You say a lot about yourself on social media. Everything you post suggests something about your wellbeing, regardless of your intention. In fact, an insurance company can use your social media accounts as evidence you were not injured after an accident. Even if a status update is an incomplete picture…

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Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants

Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants: The Burn Heard ‘Round the World Last month marked the 25th anniversary of the landmark injury case Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants. Sometimes deemed frivolous (and memorably parodied on Seinfeld), the case is really about holding powerful corporations accountable for their bad practices. What Happened in Liebeck…

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