Posts Tagged ‘personal injury’

Social networking and personal injury claims

September 24, 2009

Legal Technology has published an article, “Social Networks and Personal Injury” and it walks through some of the privacy issues involved for lawyers representing personal injury plaintiffs.

Hadn’t thought about this: the article claims that an adversary seeking to “friend” a plaintiff on Facebook is engaging in impermissable contact with the plaintiff.

Really?  The article ends claiming “Big Brother should not be watching us over the Internet.”  It not just Big Brother who is watching, its everyone, that is  the nature of social networking.   The question now is where will the line be drawn between the right to privacy and competing rights.

Man claims he was bit by snake in Walmart

February 15, 2009

Man alleges that he was in the plant and garden section of a Pembroke Florida Walmart, when he was bit on his right hand by a “poisonous snake.”  He is suing the company for permanent injury, mental anguish as well as other harms.

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews

Walgreens sued for dangerous popcorn!

December 9, 2008

To be fair, it was an 8 pound metal popcorn container that a woman alleges in her lawsuit filed in Tennessee state court fell on top of her knocking her to the ground and causing her to pass out.  She is asking for at least $750,000.

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews

“…these things happen”

November 20, 2008

According to a lawsuit filed in Cook County Illinois a women was blow drying her hair when the wall unit exploding, burning her finger and hand and possibly electrocuting her as well.  When she informed the hotel manager, he said, “Well you know these things happen.”  Now that’s not customer service you can believe in.

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews.