Fractures. Legal news and articles for January 30 - 31, 2012

Investigation into personal injury crash results in DWI, other citationsPlaintiff who failed to show up for hearing in injury suit ordered to bring ...Chicago Injury Lawyers Set to Represent 3 Victims of Costa Concordia SinkingPersonal injury claims responsible for 'soaring' cost of S&M, claim MPsWhat Claim Do I Have After a Collision? : TotalIRS Issues New Rules For Tax-Free Legal SettlementsProperty Owner in Crosshairs of Party that Turned Violent and Killed Teenager ...Miami Personal Injury Attorneys Selected by U.S. News to Join 'Best Law Firms'Australia's Slater & Gordon Snaps Up UK Personal Injury Firm, Russell Jones ...Person-injury lawyer Craig Swapp enters plea in abeyance to gun chargePersonal Injury News/InformationPersonal Injury Lawyers Pounce on Cruise Ship Disaster£1.2m paid out by Herts Police in personal injury claimsLawyers Jump Into Cruise Ship Disaster CasesCalifornia Personal Injury Attorney James Ballidis Featured in New 'Champions ...

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No win, no fee changes spark angry campaign
bdailyJanuary 3, 2012

Personal injury firm, Claim Today Solicitors are to launch a marketing campaign that attacks planned government changes to the legal system. The company claims the changes will drastically reduce ordinary people's access to justice during 2012. ...more »

Angus Logan: Personal injury culture risks making us all losers
Scotsman (blog)January 7, 2012

This scenario is one which should probably be looked at by the Office of Fair Trading to help regulate this part of the personal injury market. It is sad to see young lawyers being quoted after fatal accident cases as if compensation were in any way ...more »

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Investigation into personal injury crash results in DWI, other citations
Wayne PostJanuary 31, 2012

By Nicole Vaughn The Wayne County Sheriff's Office concluded its investigation into a personal injury crash, leading to a charge of driving while intoxicated and multiple other citations for a Rochester man. Steven Coon, 33, of the 100 block of Vista ...more »

Plaintiff who failed to show up for hearing in injury suit ordered to bring ...
Madison County RecordJanuary 31, 2012

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge ordered a plaintiff in a personal injury suit to show proof of a "medical inability" that prevented her from attending a hearing last Friday. Plaintiff Michelle Wieneke, who is suing Daddie-O's Nite Out, ...more »

Chicago Injury Lawyers Set to Represent 3 Victims of Costa Concordia Sinking
WiredPRNews.com (press release)January 31, 2012

Chicago personal injury law firm Willens Law Offices has been retained by three Illinois survivors of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. Chicago Injury Lawyer Matt Willens and his team will represent the Illinois family in their claims against ...more »

Personal injury claims responsible for 'soaring' cost of S&M, claim MPs
NewsBiscuit (satire)January 31, 2012

The 128-strong Personal Services Committee has blamed the steep rise in the large number of companies encouraging punters to make spurious personal injury claims. 'The names and details of MPs, sorry, customers are being sold on to unscrupulous private ...more »

What Claim Do I Have After a Collision? : Total
InjuryBoard.comJanuary 31, 2012

What claims are available is not always obvious and a very good reason why you should take advantage of meeting with an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand all of your coverages. The insurance company may seem to be treating you correctly, ...more »

IRS Issues New Rules For Tax-Free Legal Settlements
ForbesJanuary 31, 2012

Which personal injury recoveries are tax-free? For almost 80 years, Section 104 of the tax code has made many injury recoveries tax-free, whether you settle or go to court. Up until 1996, just about anything qualified, including emotional distress, ...more »

Property Owner in Crosshairs of Party that Turned Violent and Killed Teenager ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)January 31, 2012

“This reported case has two facets: one relating to a criminal charge and one relating to a wrongful death lawsuit,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP “Additionally, this case also shows that ...more »

Miami Personal Injury Attorneys Selected by U.S. News to Join 'Best Law Firms'
DigitalJournal.com (press release)January 31, 2012

The Miami personal injury lawyers of Freidin & Dobrinsky PA has handled personal injury claims for clients injured in Florida accidents for more than 25 years. The US News - Best Lawyers selection was based on "client and lawyer evaluations, ...more »

Australia's Slater & Gordon Snaps Up UK Personal Injury Firm, Russell Jones ...
ABA JournalJanuary 31, 2012

By Martha Neil The world's first publicly traded law firm is poised to grow again, after agreeing to pay 53.8 million pounds (about $84 million in US dollars) for a United Kingdom law firm that specializes, like Slater & Gordon, in personal injury work ...more »

Person-injury lawyer Craig Swapp enters plea in abeyance to gun charge
Salt Lake TribuneJanuary 30, 2012

By Aaron Falk The charge against a Utah personal-injury attorney who brought a gun to Salt Lake International Airport will be dismissed in six months if he has no other offenses in that time. Craig Swapp, 49, entered a plea in abeyance last week in ...more »

Personal Injury News/Information
Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (blog)January 30, 2012

The jury agreed that Johnson & Johnson failed to properly place a warning on its product but did not think the plaintiffs' injuries were caused by Levaquin. Johnson & Johnson can't win them all. A federal judge ruled J&J will have to defend allegations ...more »

Personal Injury Lawyers Pounce on Cruise Ship Disaster
ClaimsJournal.comJanuary 30, 2012

By Andrew Longstreth and Tom Hals | January 30, 2012 Soon after Mitchell Proner, a New York personal-injury lawyer, heard about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, he sprang into action. Proner, who specializes in ...more »

£1.2m paid out by Herts Police in personal injury claims
Royston CrowJanuary 30, 2012

By Ewan Foskett Monday, January 30, 2012 PERSONAL injury claims and legal fees totalling £1.2m over five years have been paid by Hertfordshire Constabulary to staff, the second largest amount in the country. To send a link to this page to a friend, ...more »

Lawyers Jump Into Cruise Ship Disaster Cases
Insurance JournalJanuary 30, 2012

... after Mitchell Proner, a New York personal-injury lawyer, heard about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, he sprang into action. Proner, who specializes in motorcycle-accident lawsuits, has never litigated a maritime case.more »

California Personal Injury Attorney James Ballidis Featured in New 'Champions ...
Sacramento BeeJanuary 30, 2012

30, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- James Ballidis, a prominent personal injury attorney, is a featured author in the newly released book "Champions: Knockout Strategies For Health, Wealth, and Success From Today's Leading Experts," which has already reached ...more »

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