April 2016 - Cohen & Malad, LLP

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By: Alexander C. Trueblood, Attorney April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and to celebrate, the National Highway Transit Safety Administration has been shaming distracted drivers on Twitter. With all the social media savvy one would expect of a federal government agency, the NHTSA is fighting distracted driving one tweet at a time – by replying… Continue Reading »

NFL Concussion Settlement: COA Affirms Compensation for Former Football Players

By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney On April 18, 2016, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the largest class action settlement in United States history.  The class action involved allegations that professional football players were knowingly put at risk of repetitive brain trauma, including dementia, Parkinson’s and other degenerative brain conditions by their employer, the… Continue Reading »

The Challenges of Filing a Dental Malpractice Suit – Part II

By: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney As a malpractice attorney, I receive many calls from potential victims of dental malpractice. As I explained in Part I, unfortunately, dental malpractice cases are tough because they are expensive to bring and can take years to resolve – just as a medical malpractice case. This means that dental injuries… Continue Reading »

Do Bigger Semi-Trucks Make Roads More Dangerous for Drivers?

By: Alexander C. Trueblood, Attorney It doesn’t take a deep dive into semi-truck accident statistics to learn that the sheer size and weight of these vehicles contributes to the devastating impact and severity of injuries suffered by occupants of passenger vehicles involved in a crash. According to Indiana State Police crash records, fatal injuries involving… Continue Reading »