The Bizarre Death of Chelsea Ake-Salvacion, Cryotherapy, and The Law

News broke this morning that a worker at a Nevada spa, Chelsea Ake-Salvacion, was killed in an accident involving a cryotherapy* tank. According to reports, Ms. Ake-Salvacion decided to take a dip in the cryotherapy tank after work, unsupervised, and an accident occurred. Her body was discovered frozen solid the next day. Other reports, citing...

What You Need to Know About Same-Sex Marriage and Wrongful Death Claims

Before the Supreme Court declared gay marriage to be a fundamental right in June, one of the arguments put forward by those who wished to legalize same-sex marriage was that it would extend the benefits of marriage to homosexual couples; Benefits like health care, inheritance, and child custody rights have been pretty thoroughly covered in...

Can the Producers of “Legal Highs” be Sued Successfully?

The manufacturers of a class of custom-made drugs known as "legal highs" have seemingly found a way to sell incredibly dangerous products, deny the product's known usage, and then hide behind their disclaimer to avoid any legal accountability. We've got a problem with that. And, as we'll discuss, we think there may be a way...

Attention Truckers: You’re Not On The Clock When You’re In the Sleeper Berth

When an trucker is injured while in the sleeper berth of his rig, he probably has an injury lawsuit on his hands, not a workers' comp claim. In most instances, when an employee is injured on the job, their losses (wages, medical bills, etc.) are covered by a worker's compensation plan, meaning they file a...

Loading Dock Accidents Are Entirely Preventable

It's often said that complacency causes injuries. People let their guard down, or they stop following rules they know they should follow and someone gets hurt. But perhaps the worst example of this is when people talk about highly preventable accidents as if they're some phenomenon that's destined to occur, and there's no way around...

Mechanical Failures in Single-Vehicle 18-Wheeler Accidents

Single-vehicle 18-Wheeler Accidents happen far too often. Sometimes, the cause is one for which the truck's driver would be considered at fault: failing to maintain speed, failing to adjust to weather conditions, distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, or some other factor loss of control. These are all common reasons for an 18-Wheeler getting into a...