What damages are recoverable in personal injury claims?

On August 11, 2015, Geno Smith, a quarterback for the New York Jets, was punched in the face by his teammate IK Enemkpali.  Initial reports indicate that Geno Smith will miss six to eight weeks of time due to multiple fractures in his jaw resulting from the altercation.  Given the severity of his injuries and…

The Chrysler Recall and Product Liability Claims

It has happened again, a large corporation put profits before the safety of its consumers.  Over the last decade, Fiat Chrysler has been selling defective and potentially dangerous products to hundreds of thousands Americans.  As a result, Fiat-Chrysler faces up to a $105-million-dollar fine and is being forced to buy back or repair hundreds of…

Uber, St. Louis Metro Taxi Cab Commission, and Safety

The St. Louis Metro Taxi Cab Commission (“MTC”) has spent the better part of a year keeping Uber out of the St. Louis market claiming that their primary concern is safety.  Safety of the drivers and pedestrians of the St. Louis area.  At the same time they claim safety is the primary concern, members of…

Recent Highland Oil Spill Could Have Long Lasting Impact

We all know that oil spills are messy and dangerous.  Certainly the now infamous 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico taught us that.  But now we are seeing how devastating these oil spills can be in our own backyard.  Over the past weekend in Highland, Illinois, an oil spill occurred causing real…

What is a Dram Shop Claim?

Dram shop laws hold bars, restaurants, and sometimes even party hosts responsible for the sale or gift of alcohol to someone who becomes intoxicated and subsequently causes some type of harm, damage, injury, or even death.  Dram shop claims arise in a variety of situations.  For example, let’s assume that Mr. Smith has to much to…