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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Lawsuits Against Carnival Over Triumph Stranding

┬áThe first of many expected lawsuits has been filed against Carnival after its cruise ship Triumph stranded 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members in the Gulf of Mexico for five days. The voyage was approximately 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula en route to its home port of Galveston when an engine fire erupted, disabling […]

Highway Fatalities Increase for Truckers

According to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2011 saw a total of 32,367 automobile accident fatalities, the lowest number since 1949. The number of drivers and passengers also decreased from 2.24 million to 2.22 million. While these figures are encouraging to most drivers, those driving in large […]

Two People Missing in Philadelphia Tourist Boating Accident

Two people are reported missing as a result of a Philadelphia tourist boating accident, July 7, 2010. According to reports, the missing 16-year-old female and 20-year-old male were among a total of 37 passengers on board a tourist boat in the Delaware River when it collided with a city-owned barge. The New York Times reports […]

Holiday Decorations Result in Injuries

The months of November and December bring families, across the nation, holiday cheer. Sadly, however, along with festivities and holiday decorations comes an increase in accidents, falls and serious injuries. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released an article titled, “Do’s and Don’ts” of Holiday Decorating in December 2008, urging individuals and […]

Obama’s Tire Tariff Criticized by Congressman Flake

On Sept. 13, 2009, President Obama instituted a raise on tariffs excised on tires imported from China. While this current tire tariff is 4 percent, it was raised to 35 percent Sept. 26. According to this plan, in 2010, the tariff will then drop to 30 percent, and, in 2011, it will drop again to […]