The presumption that a rear driver’s negligence is the sole cause of a rear-end automobile collision can be rebutted by evidence that the front driver was negligent in the operation of his or her vehicle, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled.
A charitable hospital could pursue payment by filing a lien against any future personal injury settlement obtained by three patients covered by Medicaid, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
Ford Motor could assert the “modification defense” in a seatbelt defect case, even though the individual who allegedly failed to properly secure the plaintiff’s seatbelt was not a party to the action, the North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
An 18-month-old girl did not have to suffer physical injuries in an automobile accident in order to recover damages for emotional distress, the Idaho Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
Two small-firm lawyers have won a jury verdict of $29 million against the state of California’s transportation department for a head-on highway crash that killed two children, and left another child paralyzed and the driver brain-damaged.
A more than $1 million settlement is expected to be awarded to the husband and children of a 63-year-old woman who was fatally struck last year by a vehicle driven by a San Fransisco city employee.
Lawyers face a $1,000 fine for soliciting victims of an automobile accident within 30 days under a new law in Kentucky.
When Minneapolis, Minn., personal injury attorney Peter Riley heard that a severely intoxicated driver who rear-ended another vehicle had prevailed at trial, all Riley could do was let out a long whistle.
“He hit a car,” Riley asked, “and won?”