Personal Injury News

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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  • Brazil judge overseeing corruption probe dies in plane crash

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:51:29 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Supreme Court judge central to the huge corruption investigation roiling Brazil died in a plane crash Thursday, casting doubt over the future of a probe that has reached to the top of the political and economic elite, threatening the president himself.

  • BNSF identifies 2 railroad workers killed in South Dakota

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:02:48 GMT

    EDGEMONT, S.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway has released the names of two employees who were struck and killed by a train in South Dakota.

  • Marlins acquire RHP Straily from Reds for 3 minor leaguers

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:10:28 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Replacing Jose Fernandez will be a collective task for the Miami Marlins, with 14-game winner Dan Straily joining the effort Thursday.

  • US ends probe of Tesla fatal crash without seeking recall

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:54:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. won't face a recall or fine as a result of a fatal crash involving its Autopilot system, but U.S. safety regulators are warning auto manufacturers and drivers not to treat semiautonomous cars as if they were fully self-driving.

  • Images show Nigeria bombed refugee camp multiple times

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:29:23 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria's military bombed a refugee camp with "multiple air-dropped munitions," even though tents should have been easily visible, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

  • Lawmakers: Put pro-police blue lines on right side of law

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:05:37 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules.

  • At least 24 children killed when bus, truck collide in India

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:13:35 GMT

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

  • It's getting harder for a plane to vanish and not be found

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:05:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over oceans.

  • AP source: Marlins acquire Straily for minor leaguers

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:28:56 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins gave up two of their top pitching prospects Thursday to acquire immediate help for the rotation.

  • Istomin credits coach (and mother) for upset over Djokovic

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:16:05 GMT

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Denis Istomin walked off court after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open — without a doubt the biggest win of his career — his mother had just two words for him: "Good job."

  • Satellite tracking to keep tabs on airliners over oceans

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:53:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over oceans.

  • At least 15 children killed when bus, truck collide in India

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:44:51 GMT

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police say at least 15 young children were killed after a school bus collided with a truck loaded with sand in northern India.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Accident didn't kill anti-Trump protesters

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:45:32 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A story shared on social media that claims six people protesting President-elect Donald Trump were killed when they were hit by a truck on a Seattle freeway is false.

  • Son of man banned from guns is blinded in shooting accident

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:31:01 GMT

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl fired a borrowed gun at a Pennsylvania shooting range and the bullet ricocheted off the ground, striking her 12-year-old brother in the head and blinding him, state police said in court documents.

  • Tower of Power band members recovering after train accident

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:53:51 GMT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two musicians with the band Tower of Power remain hospitalized after being hit last week by an Amtrak train in Oakland.

  • Chinese coal mine caves in, killing 9 workers

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:12:24 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China has left nine people dead, state media reported Wednesday, reflecting the stubborn persistence of safety problems despite years-long efforts to reduce deaths in the sprawling sector.

  • 2 BNSF Railway workers killed on tracks in SW South Dakota

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:43:24 GMT

    EDGEMONT, S.D. (AP) — Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota.

  • 1 Marine killed, 1 injured in exercise at California base

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:38:54 GMT

    TWENTYNINE PALMS, California (AP) — The Marine Corps says one Marine was killed and another was injured during a live-fire training exercise at a California desert base.

  • Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:03:50 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities are scrambling to stop a wave of prison violence that has killed at least 125 inmates in two weeks, many with their heads cut off or their hearts and intestines ripped out.

  • Beach town uses blunt talk to fight drowning death lawsuit

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:11:07 GMT

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A beach town is using blunt legal arguments to resist a demand that it permanently close a section of beach where a man plunged into an inlet and drowned when the sand gave way beneath his feet.

  • Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver he sought to help

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:22:51 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally, authorities said.