Author Archives: Jay Butchko
How Does A Wrongful Death Suit Work In Truck Accidents?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a personal injury lawsuit that is filed on the grounds of familial loss. So, while the estate of a deceased person can and does file suit to recover damages, the survivor claims are meant to compensate family members for their loss. Florida allows family members to file survivor claims… Read More »
Amazon Driver Blamed For Death Of Two-Year-Old
A California family has announced their intention to sue after their two-year-old daughter was killed by an Amazon truck driver. Amazon has taken several litigation hits in recent years, but its relationship to its drivers has become a major point of concern. Why? The companies that make Amazon’s deliveries are not considered a part… Read More »
Iowa Moves To Cap Damages In Truck Accident Suits At $2M
The logistics sector has taken several hits in the form of “nuclear” verdicts over the past decade as Americans become more and more fed up with companies that won’t follow the rules. The companies feel that the rules, such as mandatory breaks after 8 hours of work, are cumbersome and pointless. Plaintiffs are pointing… Read More »
When Is A Cruise Ship Liable For Sexual Assault?
There are two scenarios in which sexual assault aboard cruise ships is actionable. However, before we begin, it should be noted that sexual assault occurs more frequently aboard cruise ships than it does in the general population. Some of the stories involve individuals who made a series of choices that cannot be entirely placed… Read More »
Complications Suffered By Electrocution Victims
When you’re filing a lawsuit based on a specific type of injury, it helps to have a lawyer who understands the medical issues surrounding that injury. We can anticipate what your medical needs will be, what your recovery will look like, and how much time it will take before you can return to work…. Read More »
Trucking Company Sued After Bus Collision
Lawsuits are flying after a 18-wheeler struck a school bus full of hockey players. The teens were on their way to a hockey tournament when the accident occurred. 16 members of the team have filed personal injury lawsuits against the employers of the truck driver claiming their injuries resulted in compensable damages. The suit… Read More »
DeSantis Expected To Address Tort Reform: What Does That Mean?
Governor DeSantis recently announced plans to address tort problems in Florida. But what does that really mean? Essentially, Florida lawmakers are being paid by insurance companies and businesses to pass legislation that limits how much money a plaintiff can recover in a lawsuit. It would also eliminate legal fees associated with filing lawsuits. At… Read More »
Woman Injured In Tire Blowout Accident
A recent news report described an accident in which a woman was severely injured after the tire on her sedan blew out causing a collision with a pickup truck. In most cases, tire blowout accidents occur when the driver fails to take care of routine maintenance on their vehicle. However, there is a lot… Read More »
Contractor Dies From Electrical Shock Injury
News on the injury is sparse at this point, but a contractor has died in a Texas refinery after he suffered an electrical shock. The company said their thoughts and prayers are with his family, but an investigation will be conducted into how the accident occurred. Electrical shock injuries and deaths are always investigated… Read More »
Everything Your Need To Know About Truck Accident Lawsuits
When personal injury attorneys talk about truck accident lawsuits, we’re talking about large commercial big rigs and the logistics industry. The truck industry has a duty of care to ensure that their drivers are qualified and their vehicles are safe. All too often, they employ drivers with poor records, vehicles that fail mechanically, and… Read More »