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When You Have Been Through The Worst And You Want To Find The Best: How To Select The Best Personal Injury Attorney To Represent You

Lawyers are everywhere. One look in the phonebook or a simple click of the mouse will confirm that statement. But as the old saying goes: it is all about quality, not quantity. That saying rings especially true when the time comes for you, as someone who has experienced serious personal injuries caused by someone else's negligence, to determine what personal injury lawyer out of the massive quantity of lawyers is the best one to handle and represent your interests. After all, while there may be a multitude of lawyers, there is only one of you, and the unique facts, circumstances and injuries involved in your case deserve to be handled by personal injury attorneys who possess the resources, skill and experience required to achieve the best possible results on your claim. This is why quality will always trump quantity.

NTSB Says Poor Maintenance, Including Extremely Under-Inflated Tires, Caused 2008 Plane Crash That Killed Four And Critically Injured 2 In South Carolina

On April 6, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its findings in the investigation into the fatal, September 19, 2008 plane crash of a chartered, Bombardier Learjet at South Carolina's Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The jet, carrying 6 people on board, was operated by Global Exec Aviation and was destined for Van Nuys, California, when it overran the runway, crashing through a perimeter fence and crossing a roadway before coming to a berm and bursting into flames. The captain, first officer and two passengers died in the crash; the two survivors, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein escaped the fiery crash but were critically wounded.

Bus Company Responsible For Fatal Phoenix Interstate Crash Was Operating Illegally; FMCSA Granted Emergency Action To Shut Down Carrier

The company involved in the fatal, March 5 bus crash outside of Phoenix, Arizona had been denied passenger carrier operating authority in April, 2009, but continued to operate anyways, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). Pursuant to an emergency request by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Tierra Santa, Inc., was ordered on March 6  by the United States District Court for the Central District of California to cease all passenger carrier services-even though the company's application to conduct such services had been officially denied by the USDOT on December 14, 2009. According to the FMCSA complaint, Tierra Santa's owner, Cayetano Martinez, operated other entities that had previously been shut down, yet attempted to "reincarnate himself as a new carrier" only to be denied authorization once more in December, 2009. The complaint further states that "Martinez has shown a persistency and determination to continue operating under new entities and businesses," a pattern that is "without authority and without regard for the safety of its passengers" according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

A Victory For The Citizens Of Illinois: The Illinois Supreme Court Rules That Medical Malpractice Damage Caps Are Unconstitutional

The Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state's medical malpractice law today, saying it violates separation of powers by allowing lawmakers to interfere with a judge's ability to reduce verdicts. All of us at Rapoport Law Offices believe that today the citizens of Illinois experienced a great victory. Our attorneys have been and always will be strong believers in a person's right to a jury trial without arbitrary damages caps limiting their recovery.  This is the third time the Illinois Supreme Court has struck down attempts to cap damages in medical malpractice cases.  We truly hope the Court never has to rule upon such legislation again.

Rapoport Law Offices, P.C. - A Different Kind of Personal Injury Law Firm

Rapoport Law Offices, P.C. is featured in the December 2009 issue of Leading Lawyer Network Magazine / Consumer Edition. As noted in the article, our attorneys focus their legal work on a select number of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. As a result, the personal injury lawyers in our firm pride themselves on providing the personalized legal service that each client deserves, along with the dedicated resources required to deliver the maximum result for each case.

Deadline Approaching To File Lawsuits Against AM2 PAT, Inc., For Contaminated Heparin Syringes

People who became ill as a result of using heparin syringes contaminated with the bacteria Serratia marcescens may be running out of time to file their lawsuit against the manufacturer, AM2 PAT, Inc., (also known as Sierra Pre-Filled). For many people, the statute of limitations to file a claim will expire in November, 2009. As such, any person who believes he or she might have a claim against AM2 PAT, Inc., should contact Rapoport Law Office, P.C., which has been appointed by the Circuit Court of Cook County as Liaison Counsel for all litigation against AM2 PAT, Inc., filed in Cook County, Illinois.

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