Personal Injury News

Jun. 13th, 2011   /   , , , ,

Personal Injury News

There have been several recent cases in the news that are both interesting and related to our law office’s craft, personal injury.

Just yesterday, a circus performer for Ringling Bros. was released from a Colorado hospital after suffering hip and wrist injuries after a 20 foot fall in front of a Colorado Springs crowd. The performer was carted out of the World Arena during an intermission at the circus Saturday. The performer was outside of a wheel that rotates on an axis preparing for an act when he plunged onto what circus-goer John Flores described as a thin piece of padding. No wheel act will be in Sunday’s performances. The cause of the fall is under investigation.

In other personal injury news, the family of a four year old boy who died after falling from a mall escalator has filed a suit for wrongful death. Mark DiBona of Dudley died March 12 after falling from a second-floor escalator in a Sears store at the Auburn Mall. Authorities have said he fell after slipping through a gap between the escalator and a barrier. The suit filed last Wednesday in Worcester Superior Court names Sears, mall owner Simon Property Group Inc., the escalator’s manufacturer and a construction company as defendants.

Also in the news, General Motors is recalling more than 47,000 Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles because of a problem with the side air bags.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that the head protection air bag on the passenger side won’t inflate in a crash if no one is in the front seat. The agency also says that a right-side passenger in the back seat may not be protected and could get hurt in a frontal or side crash. Dealers will reprogram the air bag sensors to fix the problem free of charge. Obviously, General Motors is hoping to diminish the chance of a personal injury suit in the event of an accident in one of these defective vehicles because of the faulty airbags. A product recall is an appropriate measure of limiting liability if a personal injury suit were to arise.

Of course, the circumstances mentioned above may not be identical (or even close) to your possible personal injury claims. However, it is important to note that every day, people are made whole by filing suit and recovering damages in cases that their injuries were caused at least in part by a third party.

Do not hesitate to call us for a FREE consultation about your potential personal injury claim.

If you have any questions or comments, please call our office at 561-266-9191 or email us at daronberg@aronberglaw.com.

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