Back and Neck Injury Articles
August 14, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A young woman driving a rented car sustained a serious neck injury when the airbag deployed too forcefully, causing a grievous injury to the left side of the victim’s neck. It is alleged that the neck injury precipitated her death. A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by her family.Read [ Neck Injury from Allegedly Defective Airbag Blamed for Young Woman’s Death ]
June 20, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: With the Stanley Cup Playoffs still fresh in our minds and the win by the Chicago Blackhawks of their third championship in six years, here’s a story about a back and neck injury that is alleged to have been caused during a previous playoff series between Chicago and the soon-to-be Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.Read [ Stanley Cup Fever Spurs Back and Neck Injury Lawsuit ]
April 8, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A plaintiff who suffered a back and neck injury at the hands of a drunk driver and spent most of his neck injury compensation money on legal fees and care for himself and his young daughter has successfully petitioned to have the US Supreme Court decide if he needs to pay back more than $120,000 to his benefits plan.Read [ Back and Neck Injury Claim Headed for US Supreme Court ]
February 9, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Honolulu, HI: A back and neck injury lawsuit can take all forms; whiplash from an automobile accident, a slip and fall, and so on. In what appears to be a unique and compelling neck and back injury compensation claim, two men from the Oahu district of Hawaii have launched lawsuits alleging that state officials, when adding sand to a beach area to appease tourists, failed to warn about the possibility of a resulting rise to the seabed, and the subsequent danger such a rise in elevation could pose to returning tourists and natives to the region.Read [ Hawaiian Back and Neck Injury Plaintiffs Sue State for Raised Seabed ]
January 13, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Pigeon Forge, TN: A personal injury lawsuit has been filed against Dollywood theme park claiming a woman suffered a brain injury and back and neck injuries after falling from a ride at the amusement park. The plaintiff alleges she suffered permanent disabilities as a result of her fall, which occurred in December 2013.Read [ Lawsuit Filed against Dollywood Theme Park ]
December 8, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Edwardsville, IL: A native of Puerto Rico was recently awarded a record $7.5 million settlement in a back and neck injury lawsuit following the sudden explosion of an air tank aboard a marine vessel that was docked for repairs. Plaintiff Edward Perez-Mossetty was seriously injured in the explosion.Read [ Back and Neck Injury Plaintiff Scores Record $7.5 Million Jones Act Settlement ]
November 20, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Baltimore, MD: A worker who was paralyzed from the neck down due to a severe neck injury has been awarded $21.7 million. The neck injury happened while the man was working at a Pepco site in 2013, after he was hit by electricity from a transformer that was accidentally left on. The victim then filed a lawsuit against Pepco, alleging negligence on its part.Read [ Paralyzed Worker Awarded $21.7 Million ]
October 9, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Philadelphia, PA: A practice that has reportedly been used repeatedly in Philadelphia has resulted in a $490,000 settlement with a man who suffered a neck injury as a result of the practice. The plaintiff reportedly suffered a broken neck as a result of an altercation with an off-duty police officer.Read [ “Nickel Ride” Results in $490,000 Settlement ]
September 11, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Seattle, WA: Washington state will pay $10 million to settle claims filed after a tree fell on a vehicle, killing two people and causing serious back injuries in three others. The three people who survived the accident suffered permanent injuries, including a back injury that has left one of the victims a quadriplegic.Read [ Washington Settles Claims following Car Accident ]
August 2, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Chicago, IL: The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit filed by athletes who allege they suffered injuries while playing NCAA sports. The settlement will see the NCAA create a $70 million fund so current and former players can be diagnosed to see if they suffered a traumatic brain injury while involved in a variety of sports including football, hockey and other contact sports.Read [ NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit ]