Personal Injury Blog

New Survey Finds Safe Driving Habits Differ With Each Generation

Erie Insurance Company recently published the results of a survey that highlighted some of the differences in driving habits based on age of the driver. The survey included a total of 2,000 U.S. residents across four generations, including Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, and the Baby Boomers. Participants were asked a series of questions […]

Tips to Avoid Slip and Fall Injuries on the Playground This Summer

Summer time means outside activities like cookouts, beach days, and trips to the playground for families. While playgrounds offer a fun play space for children and their family members, they are also a place where slip and fall injuries are likely to occur. These injuries can be caused by dangerous or poorly maintained playground […]

Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer if I am Injured at Work in Massachusetts?

While you do not have to hire a lawyer to help you with your workers’ compensation claim, it is highly recommended that you do so in certain situations. The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents advises workers to seek the guidance of a Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyer when your claim is disputed or denied. The […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: July 9 – 15, 2018

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.20 Recalls to be aware this week.

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:
Recalled AntibioticsFluoroquinolone Antibiotics: FDA Requires Labeling Changes Due to Low Blood Sugar Levels and Mental Health […]

Choosing the Right Car Repair Shop in Rhode Island

Selecting a repair shop after you have been in a car crash can be a stressful experience. There are so many shops to choose from, and you may feel pressured to go to the shop recommended by your auto insurance company. However, under Rhode Island law, you have the right to choose your own […]

Young Man From Warwick Gets $180,000 Settlement After Slip and Fall at School

After suffering serious injuries from a slip and fall accident, the young Warwick man called the Warwick slip and fall lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates for help. He had been leaving school that day and was headed towards the parking lot when he slipped and fell on an icy walkway that had not been […]

Tips for Filing a Claim After a Hit and Run Car Accident

Hit and run accidents are all too common, and in fact recent studies have shown that the number of these accidents is on the rise. According to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 1 hit and run accident occurs every minute in the U.S. This resulted in over 138,000 […]

Tesla Agrees to Set Aside $5 Million to Settle Class Action over Defective Autopilot

Tesla has agreed to set up a $5 million dollar fund to settle claims that its Enhanced Autopilot system is defective and dangerous. Owners of Tesla vehicles filed a class action against the California auto maker alleging that the autopilot function in the cars did not work at all or was dangerous to use. […]

Jury Awards Texas Firefighter $1.2 Million for Injuries Caused by IVC Filter

Cook Medical lost in a civil case filed against the company alleging that the Cook Celect IVC Filter caused serious injuries to a Texas firefighter. The man had been treated with a temporary IVC filter in 2015 to prevent blood clots from reaching his heart and lungs. The plan was to remove the filter […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: July 2 – 8, 2018

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.18 Recalls to be aware this week.

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:
Recalled Blister PackagesSandoz and Novartis Recall Prescription Drug Blister Packages Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant […]