Personal Injury Lawsuits

Starbucks Sued by Texas Woman Over Burn Injuries

starbucks sued over faulty coffee lidIt’s bad enough to get the wrong order when you swing through a drive-thru but in the case of Texas resident Mary Simms, the incorrect coffee order also left her with first- and second-degree burns.

After being handed the incorrect beverage at a Tomball, Texas Starbucks location, the employee then stopped Simms as she started to drive away and told her that she’d been given the wrong order. While ...

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Victims Wait as Pandemic Delays Injury Trials and Settlements

While some court systems have enabled the limited use of remote communication technology as they attempt to keep cases moving through their pipelines, other courts have ground to a halt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The stoppage in trials, however, hasn’t stopped filings. And as we’re seeing in states like New York, injury victims continue to anxiously await their day in court as expenses resulting from their injuries pile up.

The New York Daily News profiled one such case in a recent ...

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A Life Changed in an Instant: Preventing and Avoiding Falls

all Americans but particularly older adults must do everything they can to prevent fallsThere’s no alternative way of looking at it. As adults, we really need to avoid falling. It’s not just that it’s an unpleasant experience or something that is outside of our normal “operation.” Rather, a fall for an adult can range from the painful to the life-altering. And, for most, those consequences only grow larger as we grow older.

It’s a far cry from ...

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2017 Alaska Airlines Lawsuit Results in $3M Win for Plaintiff

family awarded 3 million dollars in Alaska airlines gate assistance lawsuitIt was nearly four years ago that 75-year-old passenger Bernice Kekona mistook an escalator for an elevator at Portland International Airport while traveling from Hawaii to Spokane, Washington. Ms. Kekona had an amputated leg and a variety of other health concerns, so her family arranged for her to have gate-to-gate service during her connection.

Gate-to-gate service is exactly as its name implies. The passenger is assisted off ...

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