A 55 year old worker died Wednesday following a construction accident in Alabama. David Thornton of
Carthage, Mississippi., was working on the construction of a new apartment complex in Florence when
he was struck by a bulldozer. Thornton was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his
Two mechanics are called into work unexpectedly on the Fourth of July. In an early morning telephone call, their crew leader had explained that a local titanium processing plant was in shutdown mode due to an electrical failure in the lathe room.
Probably the most common question I get from referring attorneys relates to the criteria for screening and identification of workplace-injury claims for potential third-party actions.
My short answer is this: There are only three criteria, and they are damages, damages and damages.
The rationale? Find a workplace-injury case involving death, severe burns, paralysis or other catastrophic injury, and I'll give you better than even odds that the negligence of a third party joined in causing the injury.
Case law can mean failure to ID proper defendant has draconian consequences By MARK McGRATH Our favorite plaintiff’s attorney has just landed a career case. Damages, liability, causation, it’s all there. A visiting Wall Street tycoon has been struck and killed by a truck bearing the name of the state’s largest public utility, Carolina Gas and Light Company. The truck driver was drunk, and the accident report clearly identifies the registered owner of the vehicle as “Carolina Gas & Light Co.” As fate would have it, the statute of limitations is about to run. The cautious barrister visits the N.C.
N.C.’s premises liability law is variation of Roman notion By MARK McGRATH Seneca, the Roman statesman and orator, once said that a person who does not take action to prevent a crime when he has the ability and means to do so is guilty of encouraging its commission. The North Carolina courts have implicitly established a variant of this principle in recognizing that business and property owners can be held liable when they fail to take reasonable measures to protect persons from the foreseeable criminal acts of third parties. FORESEEABILITY STANDARD North Carolina law does not impose a duty on