Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm Newsletters

Tony Parker Files Premises Liability Lawsuit Against Nightclub

NBA star Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs has filed a $20 million premises liability lawsuit against a New York City nightclub related to a bottle-throwing brawl between the entourages of recording artists Chris Brown and Drake. The incident occurred in June at SoHo’s W.i.P. club on Vandam Street. According to Parker’s complaint filed in New York Superior Court, he was “at a separate table” when the fight broke out, and he suffered a “corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries.” Parker, who is playing with the French basketball team at the Summer Olympics, was reportedly sidelined for a week due to his eye injury. He commented on the incident, saying “they started throwing bottles everywhere. I don’t know what happened.” Brown and Drake have both been romantically linked to R&B singer Rihanna, and according to Parker’s complaint, “there was known bad blood” between them. The lawsuit…
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The Dangers of Workplace Explosions

When an explosion occurs in the workplace, the aftermath can be deadly. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, 187 workers died as a result of workplace fires and explosions, an increase of 65 percent over 2009. Of those 187 fatalities, 82 occurred in workplace fires and explosions that involved multiple fatalities. Even when employers and workers take precautions to prevent explosions, accidents in the workplace can and do still happen. An experienced Atlantic City injury attorney knows how to protect the rights of workers injured or killed during a workplace explosion. Dangerous Dust According to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), between 1980 and 2005, 281 combustible dust explosions occurred in the United States, resulting in 119 deaths and 718 injuries. Combustible dust takes many forms: Metal dust, including aluminum and magnesium Wood dust Plastic or rubber dust Biosolids Coal dust Organic dust, such as flour,…
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Product Liability: Who is Liable?

If a product is on the market for consumers to purchase, it means it has passed strict federal government standards and must be safe to use. Unfortunately, that statement is not always true. From automobiles to kids’ toys, defective and recalled products are in the headlines more than ever. Often times, consumers have already suffered significant injuries by the time the recall has occurred. Whom Can I Sue in a Product Liability Claim? A defective product is a product that is unreasonably dangerous, does not carry sufficient warnings or the manufacturer fails to provide complete or adequate instructions for the product’s use. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is the government agency that tracks injuries and deaths from defective products. Some noteworthy CPSC findings: Product liability cases have the second-highest median in damage awards at $300,000 – second only to medical malpractice cases In December 2005, Dell recalled…
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Construction Accidents and Injuries

With all its heavy equipment, machines, ladders and scaffolding, it is no surprise that the construction industry has one of the highest worker injury rates of any industry. Many factors contribute to construction accidents, including untrained workers, poor site conditions and unsafe equipment. Injuries range from falls, burns, electrocution, exposure to asbestos and toxic chemicals and even death. Construction workers depend on their employers for a safe work site. Despite regulation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), thousands of workers suffer severe and fatal injuries every year on construction sites. Preventing Construction Injuries The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 governs workplace safety and OSHA enforces its regulations. According to OSHA, one in ten construction workers suffers injuries each year, with falls being the leading injury Workers between the ages of 25 and 34 are most likely to suffer injuries on-site Most construction site injuries involve workers’…
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