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  1. New Orleans Lawyer Files Lawsuit Over Ending to Saints-Rams Game

    A New Orleans personal-injury lawyer has filed a lawsuit over the controversial finish to Sunday’s Rams-Saints game. Frank J. D’Amico Jr. says he “has been approached by numerous season ticket holders and members of the Who Dat Nation to take legal action” against commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL in hopes of having the game replayed. D’Amico’s reasoning is Rule 17, Section 2, A…Read More

  2. More People Are Likely To Die From Opioid Overdose Than Car Accident

    Opioid Overdose Exceeds Car Accidents For the first time ever, Americans are more likely to die of an accidental opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle crash, according to a new report from the National Safety Council. Car crashes were higher than drug overdoses for decades. Both are preventable injuries. The group calculates that the chance of dying from an opioid overdose has increased to 1 i…Read More

  3. Warning: Fire Experts Warn Not to Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips

    If you use a space heater, fire officials are warning you to not plug it into an extension cord or a power strip. According to fire officials, these devices are not designed to handle the energy load of a space heater and can overheat, and even catch fire. Heating elements inside a space heater can reportedly get up to more than 500°F to 600°F. Residents should plug their space heaters dir…Read More

  4. A 2-year-old in Arizona died after getting what was allegedly a medically unnecessary dental procedure. Now his parents are suing.

    Zion Gastelum had been seen by the dentists at Kool Smiles only twice before they said that the 2-year-old needed multiple pulpotomies (baby root canals). The procedure, meant only for cases in which the nerve has been damaged, requires general anesthesia. Although it seemed drastic, Zion’s parents trusted that Kool Smiles — a privately held dental company operating in more than a dozen s…Read More

  5. What is the Difference Between LegalShield and Traditional Legal Services?

    LegalShield Legalshield is basically an insurance plan for legal services. You pay a monthly premium to have the protection of an attorney, any attorney, usually not by your own choice. Legalshield spreads out the cost of an attorney over the length of the term of their contract. You may never need an attorney and still pay for the services.  It may be cheaper services that the attorney may provi…Read More

  6. Distracted Intoxicated UPS driver with Alcohol, Marijuana, Caused Multi-Vehicle Car Crash

    A UPS truck driver is accused of having an open container of alcohol as well as marijuana Friday night when his truck hit three vehicles and causing a multivehicle car crash. Passengers in the vehicles hit by the UPS truck were transported to various hospitals, police said.  Charges against the UPS driver, whose identity was not revealed, are pending the results of laboratory tests, police said. …Read More

  7. Truck Accidents Differ From Auto Accidents

    When someone is in an auto accident that involves a truck, they might wrongly believe that there is no difference between accidents involving cars and those involving trucks. When a truck is involved in a collision, it is typically more serious and the consequences are worse for both drivers. When you are hit by a truck, your risks for injury are much greater than they would be in the average car …Read More

  8. Getting Compensated for PTSD After a Car Crash

    A car crash is an upsetting incident at the very least. The vehicle suffers damage, the drivers and passengers may suffer injuries. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the less acknowledged but very common fallouts of motor vehicle accidents. While most people do not suffer from any lingering psychological effects of being involved in a car accident, nine out of 100 such individuals do…Read More

  9. A Celebrity Arrest and a Tragic Teen Death – DWI Incidents in Texas

    Lou Diamond Phillips, the actor who shot to fame with his portrayal of Ritchie Valens, was arrested for DWI on the 3rd of November in Portland, Texas. He was later released on a bail of $2,500. Phillips stopped to ask for directions at a traffic stop, was suspected of being drunk. He failed the field sobriety tests that the officer on duty administered. Phillips had a blood alcohol level of 0.20%,…Read More