Monday, April 9, 2012

Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino has been put on paid leave by Athletic Director Jeff Long after the police report regarding Petrino's motorcycle accident was released last Thursday. Details of the report reveal that Petrino was not in fact alone on his motorcycle at the time of the accident, but riding with 25-year-old Jessica Dorrell, an employee of the Arkansas Athletic department.

Petrino confessed he had concealed Dorrell's identity to prevent what he referred to as an 'inappropriate relationship' from coming to light. 51-year-old Petrino is married with four children.

Long expressed disappointment that Petrino was not forthcoming about his passenger before the police report was released on Thursday. Petrino telephoned Long hours before the report was released to notify him he had been riding with Dorrell.

Long is now conducting an investigation, which could result in penalties such as suspension or firing for Petrino.

Petrino was involved in a motorcycle crash last Sunday, April 1, when he went for an evening ride. Petrino cited wind and sun as the reason for his inability to maintain control of his bike, which he laid down while sliding off a rural, two-lane road 20 miles southeast of Fayetteville.

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If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the Law Offices of Arnold Laub for a free consultation today. Our skilled attorneys can provide financial recovery to accident victims and get them back on the road.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A report released February 8th by the Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration finds that Mid-America Sound Corp., an events company, did not perform sufficient safety inspections or properly construct equipment used to build the stage that collapsed on top of fans waiting to see country singing duo Sugarland at the Indiana State Fair last summer. Seven were killed and dozens were injured on August 13th when a violent storm blew through the area, ripping down the stage scaffolding.

Family and estates of four decedents, as well as several others who were injured, filed a civil suit November 22nd in Indianapolis's Marion Superior Court against Live Nation, Mid-America Sound Corp., and Sugarland, comprised of country stars Kate Nettles and Kristian Bush. Attorneys for the plaintiffs cite Live Nation, Mid-America, and other companies associated with the show's production, as well as the members of Sugarland, for negligence that contributed to the incident. The plaintiff's attorneys have also raised allegations that both Sugarland and the companies involved in production of the event ignored warnings about inclement weather and would have done well to cancel the concert altogether.

Sugarland's attorneys have denied all allegations against the band, stating that many injured parties failed to take responsibility for their own safety and knowingly assumed risk.

The IOSHA report released earlier this month finds Sugarland not responsible for the tragedy, as the duo had no involvement in the construction of the stage. The IOSHA has, however, fined Mid-America Sound Corp. $63,000 for three violations of industry standards.

Read the full story here.

The Law Offices of Arnold Laub represents clients who have suffered injuries as a result of negligence in public and private venues -- whether it entails wet, unmarked floors, faulty glass, or dangerous stairs. If you or someone close to you has been injured as a result of premises liability, contact the Law Offices of Arnold Laub for a free consultation today. / toll-free at 1-800-338-LAUB

Monday, February 27, 2012

Nineteen students and alumni of the University of California Davis are suing the school over an incident last November in which campus police used pepper spray on non-violent protesters. The protesters were participating in an Occupy UC Davis protest as part of the nationwide Occupy movement.

The students and alumni bringing a suit against the University claim that campus police used excessive force in trying to subdue seated crowds of protesters, and in so doing violated the protesters first amendment rights. The ACLU of Northern California is representing the nineteen plaintiffs. 

University faculty have voted against a motion that would find University Chancellor Linda Katehi unfit to lead the school.

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If law enforcement officials have violated your rights or the rights of someone close to you, or if you or someone you know has been a victim of prejudice at the hands of law enforcement officials, contact the Law Offices of Arnold Laub for a free consultation today. Private citizens may file lawsuits against governmental agencies with due cause. / toll-free at 1-800-338-LAUB

Friday, February 10, 2012

NBC news anchor bit in the face by dog during feel-good segment

NBC news anchor Kyle Dyer was bit in the face by an Argentine mastiff during a live TV segment Wednesday.

The dog, Gladiator Maximus, was rescued from an icy lake by Denver firefighters on Tuesday. What was intended to be a feel-good segment reuniting the dog with his owner, Michael Robinson, turned gruesome when Dyer knelt to the floor to get close to the dog and it bit her in the face.

Animal Control and paramedics were called to the scene. Dyer received facial reconstruction surgery in a Denver hospital and is recovering from her injuries. Dyer interacts with animals regularly in her popular segment, "Kyle's Kritters," which showcases animals from the Denver Zoo.

Dog owner Michael Robinson has been cited for a leash law violation, and for not giving Gladiator Maximus the proper vaccinations. The dog is currently quarantined, and should be returned to Robinson after a ten-day evaluation. Robinson is set to appear in court on April 4th.

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The Law Offices of Arnold Laub represents victims of dog bites and helps them receive proper medical treatment and compensation for their pain and suffering. If you or someone you know has been attacked by a dog, contact the Law Offices of Arnold Laub for a free consultation today. / toll-free at 1-800-338-LAUB

Monday, February 6, 2012

Worker trapped under the tires of 787 jetliner is rescued

A member of the Boeing ground crew was trapped under the tires of a 787 jetliner at an airfield in Everett, Washington on Friday evening. 

A Japanese Airlines plane was being towed through the airfield when the worker was run over.

The worker was rescued and flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Larry Wilson of Boeing Commercial Airlines said only that Boeing "will implement the necessary changes to avoid a future reoccurrence."

If you have been injured while working or have been injured as a result of another's negligence, contact the Law Offices of Arnold Laub for a free consultation today. / toll-free at 1-800-338-LAUB

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Skateboard accidents claim the lives of two young East Bay men

18-year-old Tyler DeMartini of Berkeley died yesterday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle while skateboarding two days prior. Demartini was riding his skateboard on the roadway near the intersection of Marin and Tulare Avenues in North Berkeley when he was struck by a 54-year-old man making a left turn in his vehicle. DeMartini spent two days in the trauma center at Highland Hospital before passing away just after 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon. Police report that alcohol was not a factor in the collision.

DeMartini is the second young man to die this week in a skateboarding accident. On Sunday, 20-year-old Tucker Hacking of Walnut Creek died, just two days after falling from his skateboard on a steep road in Lafayette and hitting his head. Neither DeMartini nor Hacking were wearing helmets at the time of their accidents.

Read more here.

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The Law Offices of Arnold Laub represents pedestrians, bicyclists, and skateboarders involved in collisions with motor vehicles. Our attorneys and staff connect clients with a large network of medical professionals throughout the Bay Area who can help victims recover from injuries sustained in accidents. If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle collision while walking, or riding a bike or skateboard, your auto insurance may potentially provide you with compensation for your injuries, and pain and suffering. Contact us for a free consultation today. or toll-free at 1-800-338-LAUB

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Oakland pedestrian struck and killed

A pedestrian walking along Doolittle Drive north of Hegenberger Road was struck by a car and killed early Monday morning.

The victim was walking with three other people after the car they were driving in had been towed. The 38-year-old driver of the vehicle was pulled over for speeding and issued a citation for a misdemeanor offense when police discovered that the driver's license had been suspended. The car was sent to 30-day impound. Officers report that they twice offered a cab to the group at their own expense, but they declined.

The victim was struck about 1.7 miles away from the 2900 block of Otis Drive in Alameda where they were pulled over. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the fatal accident.

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If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian or hit-and-run accident, contact the Law Offices of Arnold Laub for a free consultation today. Our dedicated attorneys and staff can help put you on a treatment path to recovery, and get you compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering. / toll-free at 1-800-338-LAUB

Monday, January 30, 2012

Carnival Reaches Consumer Settlement as Cruise Ship Wreck Sparks Lawsuits

Passengers on the Concordia ship that ran aground early this month have been offered a settlement of $14,500 each from Costa Crociere Spa, Carnival Corp's Italian arm that worked with consumer groups is Italy, Germany, France, and Spain to reach the agreement. This offer does not include the reimbursement of expenses that Costa has also agreed to -- including the cost of the cruise ticket. Families of those who were injured or killed as a result of the incident will be offered separate compensation.

The complaint was filed yesterday in Chicago by Gary Lobaton, crew member of the Concordia who is representing the ship's passengers in a class-action lawsuit. Italian criminal lawyer Giulia Bongiorno will file a complaint on behalf of Italian prosecutors next week. Codacons, an Italian consumer group, has already issued a statement advising passengers not to accept the officer. The statement indicates it would hope for compensation in the amount of "at least" 125,000 euro per passenger, and compensation in excess of one million euro for more serious cases.

Italian consumer group ADOC estimates that 85% of passengers will accept the $14,500 settlement amount, plus reimbursement of expenses. If the ADOC projections are correct, Carnival Corp's liability could exceed 40 million euros. However, according to Moody's Investor Service, insurance costs of the crash could end up in excess of $1 billion, once companies factor in injuries and environmental damages.

Read the full article here.

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The Law Offices of Arnold Laub represents clients in private personal injury cases, as well as class action lawsuits. Our offices have been successful in bringing class action cases against the Fen Phen diet drug company, the City of Richmond, and others. Contact the Law Offices of Arnold Laub if you or someone you know has suffered damages as a result of a faulty product, or negligence like that of the Concordia's captain. Consultations are free. / toll-free 1-800-338-LAUB

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Suspected road rage brings driver to untimely death

A 63-year-old El Sobrante man was killed on Interstate 80 in Richmond early this morning after his mini van struck the center divide and rolled several times.

The driver of the van, Ronald Zerangue, attempted to pass a pickup truck in the carpool lane when he hit his brakes, clipped the truck, and crashed into the center divide.

California Highway Patrol suspect that Zerangue was "brake-checking" -- swerving in front of a car and slamming on the brakes -- at the time of the accident.

The driver of the pickup truck and its passenger suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident. Mr. Zerangue died at the scene.

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Motor vehicle collisions on the freeway can be particularly dangerous. In these rainy months, please remember to drive carefully.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an auto accident, contact the Law Offices of Arnold Laub for a free consultation today. We have legal professionals and a network of medical doctors at the ready to get you treatment for your injuries and compensation for your suffering. / toll-free at 1-800-338-LAUB

Friday, January 20, 2012

Skateboarder critically injured in hit-and-run accident

A 34-year-old skateboarder was struck by a vehicle in the Tenderloin after rolling through a red light at the intersection of Eddy and Jones Streets. 

The skateboarder was transported to San Francisco General Hospital; police are still investigating the identity of the driver in the hit-and-run accident. 

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If you are a skateboarder or bicyclist that has been involved in an automobile collision, your auto insurance policy can potentially cover medical expenses incurred from your injury. 

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