30 05, 2016

Dog Bite Case and Law Discussed by Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer

2017-06-06T14:13:24-05:00

“Don’t worry, he won’t bite you!”  It seems virtually every dog owner has yelled this to my client before their dog viciously attacked our client in a dog bite case. I have always been a dog lover since I started hunting at the age of 6; unfortunately, not all dog owners take the time to properly train their dogs which can lead to serious injury and even death. Iowa law holds dog owners strictly liable for damages whether their dog bites a person or another animal or whether their dog even merely worries but does not bite a person or another animal.  Iowa Code § 351.29 provides: 351.28 LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES. The owner of a dog shall be liable to an injured party for all damages done by the dog, when the dog is caught in the action of worrying, [...]

Dog Bite Case and Law Discussed by Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer2017-06-06T14:13:24-05:00
3 05, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases – $72 Million and $55 Million Verdicts Discussed by Lawyer

2017-08-30T17:04:48-05:00

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases.  In just the past three months, a jury has entered a $72 Million verdict while a separate jury entered a $55 Million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for continuing to use talc in baby powder which the juries found led to cancer. Evidence showed that Johnson & Johnson allegedly knew for over 30 years about the cancer-causing dangers caused by talcum powder, but rather than discontinuing the use of talc—or at least warning consumers of the cancer risk associated with talc found in baby powder and other products—the company continued to sell its products with talc and without warnings.  In other words, business as usual--until these Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases. When one reads of $72 Million and $55 Million verdicts, the first thing they think of is a “runaway jury” or “greedy” [...]

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases – $72 Million and $55 Million Verdicts Discussed by Lawyer2017-08-30T17:04:48-05:00
2 05, 2016

Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer: Placement of Child Safety Seat Can Help Child Survive a Serious Car Accident

2017-06-06T14:13:40-05:00

You did the research and chose the safest car and safest child safety seat to help your child survive a serious car accident; is there anything else a Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer would advise to help increase the odds that a child survives a serious car accident? As a Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer with Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. for nearly 25 years, my firm has represented many seriously injured families and we have noticed that everything else being equal, child safety seat placement can play a crucial role in helping a child survive a serious car accident. While everyone knows they should not place a child safety seat in the front seat, few parents give much thought to the seat location where the child safety seat is placed in the rear seat, often placing the child safety [...]

Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer: Placement of Child Safety Seat Can Help Child Survive a Serious Car Accident2017-06-06T14:13:40-05:00