July 21, 2014
A Florida jury made history on Friday, July 18th, by awarding nearly $24 billion in punitive damages to a widow whose husband died of lung cancer. As our personal injury lawyers know, this jury award, issued against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., is one of the largest in a single plaintiff case in our state’s history.
Over the course of the four-week trial, the widow’s attorneys argued that the tobacco company, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (which is a subsidiary of the behemoth Reynolds American Inc.), was negligent in informing consumers about the health risks of smoking cigarettes and, as …
July 15, 2014
An accident at Disney World in Orlando last Thursday resulted in a tourist losing two of his fingertips. As our personal injury lawyers know, people visit Disney World to have a relaxing, amusing time – not to have two of their fingers mutilated on a ride that they’ve paid to enjoy.
While in the olden days pirates would sometimes have their finger(s) cut off as punishment for misbehaving aboard the ship, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride on which the unfortunate tourist was injured should have done more to remove that aspect of pirate life from the amusement park attraction. …
July 14, 2014
In the wake of the serious highway accident last month that nearly took the life of beloved actor and comedian Tracy Morgan (and ended the life of one of his colleagues), Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the company that owns the giant truck that caused the crash. Our personal injury lawyers know what to expect with this case, for we’ve handled similar lawsuits emanating from very similar circumstances.
The lawsuit in the case named Morgan v. Wal-Mart (14-cv-4388), which will be handled in a U.S. District Court in New Jersey (where the crash took place), claims that …
July 7, 2014
We’ve all seen the ads for Hydroxycut; you know, the ones in which an overweight individual is depicted before a skinnier version of that same person appears, the implication being that Hydroxycut made all the difference. According to the ads, it might seem like all you have to do to lose weight is take the dietary supplement, which comes in various forms including powder to mix with water and chewable gummies.
Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg know that whether or not someone has been wronged due to the recklessness or negligence of a motor vehicle …
July 2, 2014
Our experienced personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg represent individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others, whether or not that negligence occurs on a construction site, in a supermarket or – as is most often the case – on the roadway. Many drivers, often while distracted, choose to drive recklessly, thereby risking the safety of not only themselves, but also everyone with whom they share the road.
Unfortunately, as TIME recently reported, despite ever-increasing numbers of public service announcements warning about the dangers of texting while driving (something that is …
June 30, 2014
This Fourth of July weekend, Americans will come together with friends, food and drinks to commemorate our nation’s independence. Unfortunately, as our personal injury lawyers know, with celebration inevitably comes the risk of injury. Moreover, the risk of injury on the roads, streets and highways of our country increase exponentially when the Fourth of July holiday is tucked into or tacked onto a weekend, opening the door for a 3-day celebration filled with toxic combinations of automobiles and alcohol.
Just as someone injured by a distracted driver has a legitimate legal claim against said person, so too does someone injured …
June 27, 2014
This year, the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg are proud to be celebrating our 15th year in business! We opened our doors as a family-operated, client-focused law firm back in June 1999, and we remain family-owned and operated today. It has been our honor to continue representing injured individuals in a personal, caring and professional manner.
As our experienced attorneys know, personal injury law is an expansive, complex field. Throughout the years, we have handled all types of personal injury cases, including auto accident, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, boating accidents, nursing home neglect, stock investment loss, and product liability, …
June 23, 2014
Tanning salons can be seemingly useful in many circumstances, especially to those who don’t live in sunny states like Florida. If you live in New York and want to look a bit tanner for your wedding in November, you can disregard the chilly temperatures and head to the tanning salon. Unfortunately, the more you visit the tanning salon, the higher your risk of developing skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you’re 59% more likely to develop melanoma if you use tanning beds than you’d be if you didn’t.
The FDA will mandate that future tanning beds contain …
June 20, 2014
Back in 2011, a woman was riding her bicycle on Broad Street in Philadelphia, when she suddenly became the victim of a terrible accident. The woman, then a student at Temple University, was struck by the door of a parked Honda Accord; then, she was struck from behind and run over by a van. Finally, as our experienced personal injury lawyers can report, this month, the woman received the justice she deserves.
The injured woman and her lawyer named three defendants in the lawsuit filed after the accident: the driver whose door hit her, the driver of the van that …
June 16, 2014
We’ve written at length on this blog about the surprising extent to which low-speed and low-impact auto crashes can cause serious injuries to the drivers inside. Despite the fact that, from the outside, a car might not seem to have incurred serious damage, the passengers inside can be left badly wounded and permanently injured due to their bodies taking the majority of the force from the impact.
Well, it’s one thing to hear all of this information from personal injury attorneys; it’s quite another to hear it from the very insurance companies that so often try to reject claims based …