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Alcohol Sold to Minor Leads to $716 Million Jury Award

On Feb. 28, 2008, plaintiff’s decedent Sam Garcia III, 32 was stopped  intending to exit a restaurant in Apollo Beach.

Defendant David Holdsworth was driving 95 mph in a posted 35-mph zone on Apollo Beach Boulevard when he rounded a slight curve in the roadway and lost control of his vehicle; he collided with Garcia’s vehicle [...]

Man Receives Large Jury Verdict After Personal Trainer Drops Weight On His Face

In a recent jury trial a man was awarded  $892,650 in damages after a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness dropped a 145 lb Barbell on his face.

The plaintiff sued the trainer and the gym–24 Hour Fitness.  24 Hour Fitness moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the plaintiff, Assaf Blecher, had signed a  liability [...]

Man Killed By Train Liable For Injuries From Flying Body Parts

Wrongful Death Case Takes Twist As Victim Liable For Personal Injuries Caused By His Flying Body Parts

In an unusual personal injury case arising from a train accident, the estate of man who was dismembered by a train is liable for the injuries to another person who was struck by a part of his body [...]

5 Reasons The Jury Hates Your Lawyer

 Most lawyers,even experienced ones,  are terrible trial lawyers.  Terrible.  With a capital T that rhymes with LOSE.  Here is list of common problems.

1. Using big words–any legal terminology,scientific mumbo-jumbo,or multi-syllabic jargon–is never a good idea.  One can and should use clear,concise language to express even complicated ideas.

2.  Making the same point over and over.  [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Trial In Chico Yields $30 Million Verdict

Women injured in boat accident awarded $30 Million

Negligent Boaters Likely Cause of TBI Accident But Jury Blames Boat Manufacturer

On June 7, 2011 a  jury in Butte County California awarded $31 million to two women who were swept off a boat and injured by its propeller. The women were riding in a MasterCraft X-45 wakeboarding craft.

There [...]

The Seven Types of Brain Injuries Most Commonly Associated With Negligence And Malpractice Lawsuits

There are many types of brain injuries; however, the injuries which are most commonly the focus of negligence lawsuits are the following:

1) A penetrating brain injury — a tearing of the brain from a skull fracture for example, or a gun shot wound. These injuries cause ruptures of large blood vessels with bleeding into the [...]

bipartisan group of 74 lawmakers issued a letter Friday demanding that the Pentagon’s health plan cover a treatment for brain injured soldiers

According to Daniel Zweirdling and Christian Miller of NPR a bipartisan group of 74 lawmakers issued a letter Friday demanding that the Pentagon’s health plan cover a treatment for brain injured soldiers known as cognitive rehabilitation therapy.

.Rep. Bill Pascrell, (D-NJ), and Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA), the leaders of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, cited [...]

Military Plans to Test Hyperbaric Therapy For Traumatic Brain Injury

According to an article in the Washinton Post the U.S. military plans clinical trials next year to see whether breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber might help thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries.

About 300 service members with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury will undergo hyperbaric oxygen [...]