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garbage-truck-924177-mIn a recent workers’ compensation case, Blue v. Arrington, Md. Ct. Sp. App. (2015), the Maryland Court of Special Appeals had before it the issue of an individual attempting to seek compensation due to the alleged negligence of his co-worker in causing his personal injuries suffered while on duty.

The case arose out of an incident in which the plaintiff, Stinyard Blue, was working for Baltimore City. He was performing his duties as an aide on a garbage truck. As such, he was “side mounted” on the outside of the garbage truck that his co-worker was driving. Then, while reportedly on a cellphone, the co-worker turned the vehicle, crushing the plaintiff’s legs and midsection between a fence and a brick wall. Following the incident, the plaintiff filed a claim under the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act, for which he received benefits for lost wages, medical expenses, and permanent disability.

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In a recent wrongful death claim a Missouri police officer allegedly caused an accident that resulted in four deaths. A settlement was reached for $ 2.25 million to the surviving family members of the deceased parties. The driver, a police officer, was apparently intoxicated at the time of the collision and had significant blood alcohol levels in her blood even three hours after the accident. Read more about wrongful death cases here.

Bus accident
12/08/2011 09:35:27 AM

A jury in New York recently awarded 7.5 million dollars to two women who were involved in a bus accident. Apparently, the bus ran a red light and struck an automobile, thereby causing significant injuries to the two women. The bus company was offered a settlement of $ 3 million but declined. Now they are exposed to the 7.5 million verdict. Bus accident can be particularly catastrophic because of the size of the bus and the inability to stop a bus as quickly as an automobile. If you or a loved one is involved in a bus accident, call the Law Firm of foran & Foran, P.A. Continue reading

Dartmouth College recently settled a lawsuit with regarding a student who was injured in a skiing accident that occurred while she was taking a skiing class. Apparently, the student skied into a tree during class. She was not wearing a helmet and was just a beginner. The student remained in a coma for 6 months before dying. This was a confidential settlement. Although there was probably an element of assumption of the risk in this case, the fact that the instructor did not have a beginning student wearing a helmet probably is what caused the defendant to agree to a settlement.

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