Negligence

Millions to be Paid Out in GM Ignition Switch Crash Compensation

General Motors (GM) has issued five recalls for over seventeen million cars that have defective ignition switches, including models that have been in production since 1997. Millions of people could be owed millions in compensation. The administrator of...

Determining Who is Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents in a Store or a Business

If you suffer an injury as the result of a slip and fall in a store or on the premises of a business, it can be difficult to determine whether you can sue and who you should be suing. It’s important to note that you can’t sue just because you fell...

Can You Sue the Hospital for Negligence?

If you have suffered an injury while you were receiving treatment in a hospital, your first instinct might be to sue the hospital for negligence. However, the hospital isn’t always legally liable, especially if it was the doctor who was responsible...

Burned Employees

     About two decades ago, a woman in New Mexico sued McDonald’s for hot coffee burns. She was coming through the drive thru window getting her order when the hot beverage fell into her lap. Now today, even after all of the criticism that that...

The Federal Tort Claims Act: You can Sometimes Sue the Government for Negligence

You can’t really sue the government for property damage or injury due to a common law doctrine known as sovereign immunity. This doctrine came into existence as a way to protect monarchs from being sued, but still holds true since you can’t just sue...