Many accidents happen on roads maintained by the State of Mississippi, the Department of Transportation, by local counties, and other governmental agencies. When a car, truck, bus, and other crashes occur, the natural instinct is to file a personal injury claim against the driver who caused the accident and the vehicle owners. When truck accidents happen, the trucking company that hired the truck driver may be liable. Private bus companies may be negligent as discussed [...]
Sometimes, insurance adjustors and defense lawyers will use a defense called the “Act of God” defense. This defense essentially says that people shouldn’t be responsible for accidents that are completely beyond their control, even if someone dies or is seriously injured. The main elements of this defense are: The occurrence that caused the accident and harm was natural and unavoidable; or, The occurrence couldn’t be reasonably foreseen. The defense is mainly used when Mother Nature [...]
Can Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Injuries Sustained from Generic Drugs?Can Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Injuries Sustained from Generic Drugs?
Generic drugs are often offered as an alternative to the name brand medication when consumers go to their pharmacists. Generics are drugs that are identical to the original drug but are offered at a much lower price. The lower price makes the generics much more acceptable to insurance companies than the name brand. Manufacturers don’t lower the price out of the kindness of their heart. Rather, they usually sell their formula for the medication to [...]