Over the past several decades, pharmaceuticals have raised the average life expectancy and improved the quality of life for millions of people suffering from illnesses. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies sometimes sacrifice the health and safety of their customers in exchange for higher profits. Here are a few reasons you should hire a lawyer and pursue legal action against a reckless pharmaceutical company:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500,000 Americans are treated in emergency departments for bicycle injuries each year. In addition, a pedestrian injury occurs approximately every eight minutes in the United States. While an auto accident lawyer or injury lawyer can help you get compensation after a pedestrian or cyclist injury, there are several ways that you can avoid these injuries in the first place. [Read more…]
If you or someone in your family has been seriously injured, an insurance company is likely to make you a quick offer. However, this offer isn’t usually the best one. Sometimes, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side to fight for every penny you and your family deserve. There are numerous instances when you should hire a personal injury attorney to fight on your behalf, including: [Read more…]
Motorcycle accidents can be tragic and upsetting events, especially if you are seriously injured and unable to work—and considering how vulnerable motorcycle drivers are, it’s extremely rare to walk away from a motorcycle accident with just minor bumps, bruises, and abrasions. If you ride a motorcycle and haven’t ever been in an accident, the personal injury lawyers here at Owen, Patterson & Owen would like to help you keep it that way. [Read more…]
Even with advanced weather science to better predict storm conditions, Mother Nature still holds all the cards. The massive tornado that obliterated Moore, Okla., on May 20 struck just 16 minutes after the first siren was sounded. And while violent storms grab all the headlines, more common severe weather like heat waves, heavy rain and lightening cause considerable casualties. While there are no guarantees, you should know how to prepare for the worst and increase your chances of survival during any type of severe weather. [Read more…]
As spring spreads across the nation, bikers are popping up as regularly as the lilacs, magnolias and daffodils. Biking among adults has undergone somewhat of a renaissance in America, according to various transportation studies. And why not? Biking is great exercise, easy on the environment and perfect for sightseeing. But any time you mix bikes with motor vehicles, accidents can happen. Before you saddle up for your next ride, you should know the latest on bike safety.
Matthew J. Bortz, 28, was killed when his motorcycle crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. Bortz veered into the opposite lane while trying to pass two vehicles in a no-passing zone and failed to calculate the timing correctly and did not allow enough clearance for the oncoming tractor-trailer. [Read more…]
Hope Schultz is seeking damages for wrongful death, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, and other charges, after her husband died due to faulty dialysis products from Fresenius USA. “Schultz claims that her 50-year-old husband, Michael Schultz, died the day he received his last dialysis treatment, Dec. 17, 2010. [Read more…]