When to Settle a Personal Injury Claim

Only 5% of personal injury claims end up in a court trial. The rest of the time, the plaintiff and the defendant (or their insurance company) reach agreement on a settlement. This is what it means to "settle a personal injury claim." When someone is hurt due to another person’s negligence—whether it’s an auto accident,…

Vaping Lawsuits on the Rise: The Cases, and How We Got Here

It’s been hard to miss the recent news stories about illnesses associated with electronic cigarettes. As of October 1, 2019, the CDC reported 1,080 lung injury cases across 48 states and one U.S. territory where the common thread was e-cigarette products and vaping. At the latest count, there have been 18 deaths, one of which…

The Dangers of the Energy Drink Explosion

The last decade has brought about an energy drink explosion.  You cannot go into any gas station or grocery store without seeing a significant amount of shelf space dedicated to these products.  Unfortunately, there are several health risks associated with these drinks, including type 2 diabetes, severe headaches, increased anxiety, high blood pressure and caffeine…