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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

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Defenses to Product Liability Cases

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

If you are injured by a product that is broken, made dangerously, or defective, it may seem like the case is an easy one. After all, you didn’t make the product wrong, they did. But you may be surprised to know that there are common defenses to product liability cases. Strict Liability Victims of… Read More »

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More Than Abuse: How Else Do Patients Get Hurt in Nursing Homes?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

The internet and the news media are filled with horrific stories of the elderly and infirm, being abused in nursing homes. Often, these stories are accompanied by video, showing someone from the nursing home physically abusing an infirm resident. But while horrific and intolerable, these aren’t the only ways that people get abused in… Read More »

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Accidents and Insurance Involving Food Delivery Services

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Many people have written about the liability issues, when you are in an accident involving a rideshare company, like Uber or Lyft. But rideshare companies don’t just carry passengers—they also carry goods, and especially food. Are the legal issues different, when you are injured by a rideshare company that is delivering food instead of… Read More »

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Will Your Case Require the Testimony of an Expert Witness?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Will your injury lawsuit require the testimony of an expert? That’s a question your personal injury attorney can answer, but you may be wondering why experts are needed, in any case. Why can’t everybody just testify what happened, and let the jury make its decision? The Rules of Evidence The reason why experts are… Read More »

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Suing Businesses for Putting Intoxicated People on the Road

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Imagine that you or a family member has been seriously injured because of a drunk driver. You have a good case—the drunk driver is clearly liable and negligent—but your attorney has bad news for you. Although liable, the other side carried little or no insurance coverage; certainly not enough to fully and fairly compensate… Read More »

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Legal Issues That Arise in Busing Accidents

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Unlike other types of accidents there are some clear differences in cases that involve passenger and municipal buses. But these buses do get into accidents, and when they do, there may be some unique legal issues—especially for those who are passengers on the bus, who may be injured. Yes, There are Seat Belts One… Read More »

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Understanding the Doctrine of Last Clear Chance

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Let’s pretend that someone runs a red light. You, in your own car, and seeing that driver go illegally through that intersection, could stop, likely, on time to avoid the accident. But the other driver is the one running the red light. So, you decide to just keep going your normal speed, hit him,… Read More »

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How Do Defendants Blame Victims For Their Own Accidents?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

You were the one in an accident. You know, and your lawyer confirmed, that the other side did something wrong to cause your accident. So why is the other side blaming you? What on earth could you have done wrong, to cause your own accident? It may seem at first ridiculous that you, an… Read More »

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Understanding Wrongful Birth Claims

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

You have probably heard the words wrongful death, and medical malpractice. But you may not be aware of another claim, that is closely related to medical malpractice: It’s called wrongful birth, and while the term may, at first, have an insulting connotation—no birth is truly “wrong,”—it does have a real legal meaning, for an… Read More »

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Camp Lejeune Trials are Bringing More Legal Questions

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

As you may have heard or read, the government has been slow to settle Camp Lejeune lawsuits, and that means that there is a backlog of Camp Lejeune toxic water cases just waiting to get to trial. They will not all be tried. For many, sadly, victims may pass away before a trial can… Read More »

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