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Trolleys, Tour buses and Traffic: Where tourism meets trouble

TRAGEDY IN MISSOURI The tragic sinking of the duck boat on Table Rock Lake, Missouri, that caused the deaths of 17 people on July 19, 2018 has focused new attention on not only duck boats, but tourism ...
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Extreme Sports: The Allure--and Liability--of Danger

DEATH IN YOSEMITE Two climbers fell to their deaths while climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on June 2, 2018. The pair were known as elite climbers in their sport, and were engaging in a ...
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When AI Crashes--and Kills

WHEN AI CRASHES—AND KILLS The inevitable happened: a fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle. On March 18, 2018, in Tempe Arizona, a pedestrian was struck and killed by an Uber vehicle ...
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Tragedy in Miami: Who is to blame?

TRAGEDY AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY On March 15, 2018, the pedestrian bridge being installed to connect Florida International University (FIU) and the city of Sweetwater collapsed onto traffic ...
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When Bad Roads Cause Bad Accidents

THE STATE OF THE UNION’S ROADS In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump introduced his much-anticipated infrastructure plan. The President called for 1.5 trillion, in ...
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The Night the Snow Fell in Georgia

THE NIGHT THE SNOW FELL IN GEORGIA We are only a few weeks into 2018, and this winter is already one for the record books. The cold snap that started on New Year’s and that keeps re-visiting the ...
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Opioids: A Medical Malpractice Epidemic?

A DIFFERENT KIND OF MALPRACTICE In June of 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri sent a resounding message to the medical and pharmaceutical community when it awarded Brian Koon and his estranged wife, ...
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Tragedy at the Fair

TRAGEDY AT THE FAIR What was supposed to be a day of family, friends and fun at the Ohio State Fair on July 26, 2017, went horribly wrong when the popular Fire Ball ride broke apart mid-air, sending ...
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Good Samaritan Laws: Should they include a duty to rescue?

NO ACCOUNTABILITY The tragic drowning death on July 9, 2017, of 31 year old Jamel Dunn in Florida, has sparked a debate about the law’s failure to hold accountable the teens who not only could ...
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Why Building Codes Matter

THE WORST FIRE IN A CENTURY On June 14, 2017, a 24-story public housing apartment building in London known as Grenfell Tower went up in flames. The inferno resulted in a devastating blaze that killed ...
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When Words Kill

WHEN WORDS KILL This week’s blog is departing from Thomas Law’s personal injury topics to discuss an important verdict in the so-called texting suicide case in Massachusetts. The case, and ...
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Uber Transports Cargo in Addition to People

UBER GOES TRUCKING Transportation and material moving is the fourth largest employment group in the United States, with 9.73 million workers according to Bureau of Labor statistics. Trucking touches ...
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DUIs and the Graduation Season

GRADUATION SEASON: THE SOBERING STATISTICS It’s the time of year where seniors and their families celebrate the end of one chapter in their lives and the beginning of another. With all the pomp ...
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National Bike Month Part IV: Most Common Accidents

May is National Bike Month and we are dedicating our blogs in the month of May to promoting education, awareness and safety in bicycling. This is Part Four in our series. MOST COMMON TYPE OF BICYCLE ...
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The Orange Barrels Are Back

IT’S SPRING…AND THE ORANGE BARRELS ARE BACK Yes, those wonderful orange and white barrels on the roads have returned, bringing with them the traffic congestion and accidents that too ...
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Technology Series No. #2: Drones

The first installment in our September series "Technology and the Law" examined driverless cars and Uber's Pittsburgh Project (see: blog published Sept. 8). This second installment ...
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Amusement Parks: How Safe Are They?

"INSANE" On August 7, 2016, 10 year old Caleb Schwab rode the world's tallest water slide in Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. The ride, named "Verruckt" which is ...
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Zika Part II: Bigger Than Ebola?

THE GAME-CHANGER On July 29, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced what the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes for Health, and many people both inside and outside of the public ...
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Nursing Home Negliegence: Part II

REDUCING RESTRAINTS The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 required nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities to comply with specific regulations in order to participate in Medicare and ...
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Summer Camps: Not All Fun and Games

SUMMER CAMPS: NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES Every summer, approximately 14 million children and adults attend summer camps. Since 2002, the number of American Camp Association (ACA) day camps has increased by ...
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Summer Fun--and Danger

TRAGEDY IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM It was supposed to be a wonderful family vacation at Disney's premiere resort in Orlando, Florida. The Grand Floridian is a Victorian-style Disney Deluxe Resort hotel ...
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Nursing Home Negligence

FALLS: ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE Many people assume that accidents and injuries that occur in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are due to medical malpractice or nursing errors. Actions such as ...
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A Day at the Zoo

A DAY AT THE ZOO GOES HORRIBLY WRONG The tragedy that occurred at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens on May 28, 2016, highlights the dangers in such popular summer destinations. Enjoying the ...
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The Hazards of Home Improvement

"DIY" OFTEN MEANS "IY"-- INJURE YOURSELF It is the time of year when many people undertake home improvement projects. With the arrival of spring, a lot of homeowners decide it is ...
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Spring into Exercise but Avoid the ER

SPRING INTO EXERCISE--BUT BE CAREFUL Spring is here, and for many people that means exercising and getting into shape for the summer months ahead. Great idea because exercise is good for ...
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