Personal Injury

Personal injury lawsuits occupy a critical space in the civil legal system, offering individuals an avenue for seeking compensation when they have been harmed due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. These types of legal actions can cover a broad spectrum of situations, from auto accidents and medical malpractice to defective products and premises liability. Typically, the purpose is to provide financial relief for medical expenses, loss of earnings, and other hardships, as well as to serve as a form of accountability for the responsible parties.

As with any area of law, personal injury lawsuits are governed by a complex set of rules and precedents, and each state has its own specific regulations that dictate how these cases are handled. In this category, you’ll find a compilation of news articles that provide insights into high-profile personal injury cases, legal developments, and trending topics. Whether you’re a legal practitioner, a consumer advocate, or someone navigating the complexities of a personal injury claim, our archive aims to offer valuable information to help you understand the intricacies of this pivotal area of law.

Reports of Widespread Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Detention System

Dozens of former child inmates of the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system have come forward with reports of sexual abuse they allegedly endured while incarcerated. According to four lawsuits filed last week, 66 people were allegedly victimized by guards, nurses, supervisors, and other staff members entrusted with their care in juvenile detention centers and similar facilities […]

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Government Study Links Camp Lejeune Water to Additional Cancers

The investigation into the human health impact of the contaminated water supply at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune continues with a new study examining the cancer incidence among Marines and Navy personnel and civilian workers who were stationed at Camp Lejeune between October 1972 and December 1985 and were likely exposed to the contaminated drinking

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Man Posing as Uber Driver Wanted for Sexual Assault in California

Authorities in Clovis, California, are on the hunt for a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman after posing as a rideshare driver outside a bar near Fresno. The alleged incident, which occurred on April 21, 2024, has prompted a multi-state search for the perpetrator, a long-haul driver police say could be anywhere in the

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Deadline to File Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims Quickly Approaching

The U.S. government has finally acknowledged its responsibility for the devastating health impacts caused by the contaminated water supply at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. After decades of denial and inaction, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 has opened a narrow window of opportunity for those affected to seek long-overdue compensation.

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Survivors Seek Justice in Sweeping NY Juvenile Facility Sex Abuse Lawsuits

More than 150 civil lawsuits were filed last week in New York, accusing staff at juvenile detention facilities in the Bronx of widespread sexual abuse. The juvenile prison sexual abuse accusations span decades, with some dating back to the 1970s and others as recent as the 2010s, with victims as young as 11 years old

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Maryland Woman Slams Lyft for Failing to Address “Sexual Predator Crisis” in Rideshare Assault Lawsuit

A Maryland woman has filed a rideshare assault lawsuit against Lyft in the California Superior Court, alleging that the company knowingly assigned the task of driving vulnerable passengers, often late at night, to drivers who were not adequately screened or vetted. According to this new complaint and a growing number of similar claims, this critical

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Boston Woman Sues Uber for 2021 Sexual Assault Involving Rideshare Driver

In a recent rideshare sexual assault lawsuit filed in Massachusetts’ Suffolk County Superior Court, a Boston woman has accused Sonpreet Singh, Rasier LLC, and Uber Technologies Inc. of sexual battery and negligence. The plaintiff, Rebecca Check, alleges that she was sexually assaulted by her Uber driver during a ride from Boston to Brighton on April

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Survivors of Rideshare Sexual Assault Face Significant Claim Delays

Hundreds of people across the United States have come forward with claims of rideshare assault, alleging that Uber and Lyft have not done enough to protect passengers from incidents of physical abuse, kidnapping, and attacks by drivers. These brave individuals have shared their harrowing experiences, recounting incidents of groping, kidnapping, and even rape. Already, more

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DOJ Agrees to $139M Settlement with Sexual Abuse Victims of Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week revealed a $138.7 million settlement agreement with sexual abuse victims of the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar. The settlement aims to resolve the victims’ claims against the FBI, which allege that the agency failed to properly investigate allegations of sexual abuse involving Nassar. This landmark

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Who is Liable for Construction Worker Deaths in Baltimore Bridge Collapse?

The city of Baltimore was left devastated when the Francis Scott Key Bridge, a vital piece of infrastructure, collapsed in a deadly incident involving a cargo ship late last month. The bridge’s collapse resulted in the loss of lives and significant damages, prompting an urgent investigation into the cause and liability of this catastrophic event. 

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