Construction Accident Injury Lawyers, Console and Associates, PC

Construction work is not only physically challenging but also incredibly dangerous. Construction workers face serious risks every time they show up on the job site. Accidents on construction sites happen all too frequently, and when they do, injured workers may be entitled to compensation.

However, it isn’t always easy to figure out whether to pursue a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party personal injury claim. Even once you determine the correct type of claim, there are often hurdles that come up along the way. Continue Reading Four Steps to Take After a Construction Accident

Wet Floor

When someone visits a store or restaurant, suffering severe injuries due to a slip and fall accident is the last thing they expect. Even so, falls are among the leading causes of preventable injuries across the United States. Although older customers are more likely to suffer a fall, these severe accidents can affect all ages.

The general rule is that businesses have a legal duty to customers and other individuals visiting their premises. If you have injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident, you can pursue a claim for compensation against the business owner. However, slip and fall claims and other premises liability cases can raise complex legal issues best handled by an experienced premises liability attorney. Continue Reading Can I Sue a Restaurant or Store for My Slip and Fall?

Hidden Injuries After a Car Accident

Car accidents are random events you don’t expect. After the crash, you may feel numb because of the shock to your system and some injuries may be obvious at first. Unfortunately, many people are not immediately aware of the true extent of the harm they have suffered. Hidden injuries can manifest weeks, months, and even years after an accident. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident – a healthcare professional may be able to spot problems before you can, and a delay could make your injury worse.

Continue Reading Recognizing Serious Injuries That Many Car Accident Victims Overlook

Police at Car Accident

The moments after a serious car accident can only be described as a blur. One second, everything is totally normal, and the next, it’s complete chaos. Nobody gets into a car thinking that they will be involved in an accident, and it’s fairly common for injured motorists to have questions about what they should do after an accident. Continue Reading Can You Still Bring a Car Accident Claim If You Did Not File an Accident Report?

While any collision involving a motor vehicle has the potential to cause severe injury or death, rear-end accidents are among the most deadly. Often, these collisions involve a fast-moving vehicle colliding with a stationary one. And in most cases, the driver of the car that is struck has little to no opportunity to do anything to avoid the accident or prepare for the impact. Continue Reading Legal Considerations in Rear-End Car Accidents

Typically, a motorcyclist suffers severe injuries in an accident. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, motorcyclists are nearly five times more likely to die in an accident than individuals riding in a vehicle.

A variety of factors explain why motorcycle accidents are often so severe. One of the main reasons for the severity of bikers’ injuries is that motorcycles do not offer riders any kind of protection. When a motorcyclist gets hit from any direction, the impact is likely to knock them off the bike and onto the ground—leaving them at risk of being run over by another motorist.
Continue Reading Can I File A Motorcycle Accident Claim If I Was Not Wearing A Helmet?

Roundup is a well-known brand of weed killer, or herbicide, used by millions of people throughout the United States. Roundup is manufactured by Monsanto, which was acquired by Bayer in 2018. However, before the acquisition, in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer determined that Roundup is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” 

Since then, thousands of consumers diagnosed with various forms of cancer have brought product liability claims against Bayer, seeking compensation for the life-changing damage caused by Roundup. Continue Reading Roundup is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” 

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Elmiron lawsuit

Elmiron is a prescription drug manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and used to treat the bladder pain or discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis. The FDA approved Elmiron in 1996, and the drug remains, to this day, the only prescription medication to treat interstitial cystitis. For more than two decades, tens of thousands of patients took Elmiron, having no idea that the drug could cause serious side effects. However, over 20 years later, doctors have discovered a link between Elmiron and vision loss. Continue Reading Elmiron Linked to Eye Disease

Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson is a familiar household name, one of the most trusted brands that families have used for generations. It may be shocking to learn that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $120 million in damages to a woman in Brooklyn after she blamed her cancer on exposure to an asbestos mixture from using the company’s product.

Yes, asbestos, a material that had previously been used on building materials but had since been banned because of its potential to cause cancer.

Continue Reading The Link Between Talc and Cancer

winter slip and fall accidents

Falls can happen during any aspect of daily life. However, of those slip-and-fall accidents that occur outside the  home, most occur at businesses and restaurants. Not only are businesses and restaurants often high-traffic locations, but these places also present many potential hazards for guests. Continue Reading Who is Liable in Slip-and-Fall Accidents?