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Personal injury law provides a way for the injured to be "made whole" again. But determining one or more party's liability for the injuries of another can be complex. FindLaw's Personal Injury News section helps shed some light on this area of the law with breaking legal news and insights from leading personal injury attorneys.

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  • US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crash

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:34:12 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy paid tribute on Tuesday to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Japan.

  • New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:21:47 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baraka Cosmas, 7, is missing half his right arm. Mwigulu Matonange, 14, lost his left arm. Emmanuel Festo, 15, lost his right, plus the fingers of his left hand. Pendo Sengerema, 16, had an arm severed at the elbow.

  • Utah wildfire grows as 2 powerful California blazes spread

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:09:16 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.

  • Giants score plenty to back Samardzija, snap five-game skid

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:06:34 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For a night, the San Francisco Giants delivered the key hits with runners in scoring position. They got contributions from throughout the order, made things happen on the basepaths and did all the little things. Music blared in a victorious clubhouse.

  • Utah wildfire grows to largest active fire in US

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:33:03 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.

  • The Latest: Car accident sparks major wildfire in California

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:13:15 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a major wildfire burning in Utah and others burning across the U.S. West. (all times local):

  • 4 pedestrians, including infant, struck by car in New York

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:46:51 GMT

    MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in New York say four pedestrians, including an infant in a stroller and a child, were injured when they were struck by a car while walking along the shoulder of a road in a busy shopping area.

  • Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:02:46 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids.

  • Air show attendance down after Air Force Thunderbirds cancel

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:21:17 GMT

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio air show's attendance was lower than expected after the Air Force Thunderbirds cancelled performances when an F-16D fighter jet left the runway and flipped over upon landing during preparation for the show.

  • Column: Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn't goodbye

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:24:58 GMT

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in what might have been his final post-race interview with the network.

  • 9 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:36:01 GMT

    GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — Scuba divers on Monday continued their search for bodies from a submerged boat in Colombia as authorities turned their attention to what led the tourist ferry to sink with more than 150 passengers on board, leaving at least seven people dead and nine missing.

  • Argentine officials: at least 15 die when bus flips, 21 hurt

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:40:38 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A bus carrying students, parents and teachers from a dance school flipped on a provincial highway in Argentina, killing at least 15 people, officials said on Monday.

  • Lawyer awaits probe of St. Louis cop-on-cop shooting

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:01:12 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An attorney for a union representing black St. Louis police officers said Monday that an off-duty black officer who was mistakenly shot by a white colleague is willing to wait for the findings of an investigation into whether race played a role.

  • 13 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:50:01 GMT

    GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — Scuba divers on Monday continued searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers capsized, leaving at least seven people dead and 13 missing.

  • Police: Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:41:48 GMT

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — As authorities tried to determine exactly how a 14-year-old Delaware girl managed to fall from a New York amusement park ride, one industry expert said even the strictest safety guidelines won't prevent accidents if customers don't follow the rules.

  • Police chief loses part of arm in fireworks accident

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:06:05 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief has lost part of his arm following a fireworks accident at the town's fireman's carnival.

  • Backcountry skier dies after long fall in Wyoming mountains

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:48:32 GMT

    CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has died after falling 2,000 feet (610 meters) while backcountry skiing with his sister in the Beartooth Mountains in northern Wyoming.

  • Justices turn away appeal in Somali torture case

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:43:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in the case of a Somali farmer who alleges he was tortured by a former Somali military officer now living in Virginia.

  • Portugal airline chief fears increasing drone near-misses

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:50:44 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's national airline chief said Monday he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft.

  • Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:31:53 GMT

    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157.

  • Portugal airline chief complains of drone near-misses

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:21:53 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The head of Portugal's national airline says he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft.