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  • 17-Aug-2016

    Tips for Defensive Driving & Accident Avoidance

    In order to get a driver’s license or permit, everyone needs to show their state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that they know how to drive safely. But with time, the safest driving habits can be forgotten or left behind, and even ...
  • 3-Aug-2016

    2015 Could See Large Spike in Fatal Car Accidents, Says NSC

    Each year, the National Safety Council (NSC) and other safety organizations collect fatal car accident statistics to compare them to previous years in hopes of seeing an improvement and understanding what is causing traffic collisions. Due to the ...
  • 1-Aug-2016

    Top 3 Safe Driving Public Service Announcements

    Fatal car accidents are a persistent problem across the country with thousands of motorists losing their lives each year and many, many more suffering severe or permanent injuries. One of the greatest challenges of promoting safe driving behaviors ...
  • 25-Jul-2016

    Attorney Brian Johnston Secures $2.7M Medical Malpractice Verdict

    Attorney Brian Johnston of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci has recovered a massive $2.7 million jury verdict on behalf of a client who suffered an intra-abdominal catastrophe after a radiologist failed to diagnose an internal hernia and bowel ...
  • 13-Jul-2016

    Nearly All Hoverboards Officially Recalled by CPSC Action

    Ever since the winter holiday season ended, hoverboards – the two-wheel mobility devices – have been in the news for starting house fires and bucking riders off unexpectedly. Now, after months of collecting injury reports, including 3 rd ...
  • 30-Jun-2016

    Notice and Filing Deadlines for Personal Injury Cases

    The law does not like looking too far back into the past to come to a decision. Evidence and memories will only get less reliable as time goes on, so statutes of limitations exist to prevent people from creating lawsuits and claims too far after the ...
  • 22-Jun-2016

    Should I Hire a Plaintiff Attorney for my Car Accident Case?

    If you have been injured in a car accident, it is likely that you will want to file a personal injury claim against those responsible for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances, you may be considering handling your claim on your own in order ...
  • 17-Jun-2016

    Tips for Reducing the Impact of a Car Accident

    Most people who are in a car accident never know it’s coming until they only have a few precious seconds to react. Even in single-vehicle accidents where distraction or weather conditions lead to a crash, the warning is incredibly slight, if ...
  • 8-Jun-2016

    When Is a Personal Injury Case Ready for Settlement?

    If you have been injured at the hands of another party’s carelessness, it is highly likely that you will want to file a personal injury claim against those responsible in pursuit of monetary compensation for your losses. If you are unable to ...
  • 19-May-2016

    Benefits of Working with a Lawyer Who Works for Contingency Fees

    Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you never had to pay for anything that didn’t benefit you in the end? Imagine buying a car, using it for a couple weeks, and then returning it for a full refund. Better yet, imagine being able to get a ...
  • 12-May-2016

    Common Signs of Dangerous Premises

    If you are injured on someone else’s property, you need to be able to prove that they were negligent in caring for your safety or clearing up a hazard. To strengthen your premises liability claim, evidence is key, especially photographs of the ...
  • 27-Apr-2016

    Common Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Treatments

    A spinal cord injury is a type of serious injury that causes damage to the collection of nerves in a person’s spine, causing varying levels of paralysis. It is estimated that approximately 12,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries each year, ...
  • 13-Apr-2016

    Scott Vorhees to Appear on Four States Business Showcase

    Attorney Scott Vorhees of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci will be featured on an upcoming edition of Four States Business Showcase. Attorney Vorhees will discuss the widespread problem of medical errors in modern hospitals and how individuals who are ...
  • 24-Feb-2016

    Damages in a Catastrophic Injury Claim

    A personal injury of any type can set you back financially as well as cause you undue pain and suffering. Litigation surrounding a standard personal injury case can still be complex and require a careful eye for detail and a tenacious lawyer by the ...
  • 10-Feb-2016

    Steps You Should Take After a Car Accident

    As evidenced by the number of car accidents in America each year, which range well into the thousands, even the best defensive drivers on our roads can get blindsided by a reckless motorist. The erratic maneuverings of an intoxicated driver or ...
  • 3-Feb-2016

    Are Some Doctors More Prone to Medical Malpractice Than Others?

    Members of Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Law School have recently released the results of a study that used 10-years’ worth of statistics to complete. What were they trying to find that required a decade of numbers, facts, ...
  • 12-Jan-2016

    High costs of brain injury can sink accident victims, P.2

    In our last post, we spoke briefly about the high costs of brain injury for accident victims and their families. As we pointed out, it is important for accident victims to work with an experienced attorney for help and guidance in building a strong ...
  • 5-Jan-2016

    High costs of brain injury can sink accident victims, P.1

    Serious brain injury is all too common in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were a reported 52,000 deaths from brain injury between 2002 and 2006, as well as 275,000 hospitalizations, and over 1.3 ...
  • 30-Dec-2015

    Communication about medical errors and medical malpractice litigation, P.2

    In our last post, we mentioned recent research from ProPublica showing that failure to communicate about medical errors is a common occurrence, despite the fact that better communication from providers and facilities can help reduce medical ...
  • 30-Dec-2015

    Communication about medical errors and medical malpractice litigation, P.1

    Communication is an essential ingredient when it comes to effective medical care and patient satisfaction. The reasons for this should make sense to those who have ever been involved in the medical system—which is all of us. On the front end, good ...
  • 18-Dec-2015

    Who is responsible for ensuring safe transfer of oversize/overweight truck loads? P.2

    We’ve been looking in our last couple posts at the issues of cargo securement and oversize load transportation. As we’ve pointed out, there are specific regulations in place at the state and federal levels to help ensure that truck drivers ...
  • 11-Dec-2015

    Who is responsible for ensuring safe transfer of oversize/overweight truck loads? P.1

    Last time, we looked a bit at some of the basic principles of cargo securement by which commercial vehicle drivers and their employers must abide. As we noted last time, special permits are required for oversize loads, and each state has different ...
  • 11-Dec-2015

    Looking at the issue of cargo securement in the trucking industry

    Truck accidents can occur for all sorts of reasons, and commercial vehicle drivers and their employers have a duty to see to it that they are not only abiding by all state and federal safety regulations, but engaging in business practices which ...
  • 24-Nov-2015

    What is the importance of non-economic damages in med mal cases? P.2

    In our previous post, we began speaking about non-economic damages in the context of medical malpractice litigation. Last time, we spoke about situations or reasons why noneconomic damages can be important in medical malpractice litigation: cases, ...
  • 17-Nov-2015

    What is the importance of non-economic damages in med mal cases? P.1

    In our last post, we mentioned a case which has been appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court involving the issue of whether a 2005 tort reform law bars non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases involving allegations of wrongful death. The case ...