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    • Three Surprising Stats on the Everyday Dangers of Railroad Crossings

      Three Surprising Stats on the Everyday Dangers of Railroad Crossings

      It takes a skilled team of investigators, experts and railroad crossing attorneys to identify critical information. A railroad company is responsible for assuring that train crossing warning systems are active and in working order.

    • IIHS and Common Sense Agree:  Underride Guards Can Save Lives

      IIHS and Common Sense Agree:  Underride Guards Can Save Lives

      According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately 4,000 people were killed in a decade span in collisions involving underride (between 1994 and 2014). Of that number, around 1,530 were related to side underride crashes.

    • Dark Money Electing Judges Is Undermining Judicial Independence

      Dark Money Electing Judges Is Undermining Judicial Independence

      A new report finds that judicial independence – a bedrock of our civil and criminal justice system – is eroding and under attack.  Surprisingly, 38 states elect supreme court judges, who render the final decisions on constitutional issues, legislative and […]

    • The Hazards of Aftermarket Vehicles

      The Hazards of Aftermarket Vehicles

      Unlike OEM manufacturers, aftermarket vehicle manufacturers may not be required to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Langdon & Emison has successfully litigated aftermarket defect claims across the country.

    • Trial Court: Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits Will Proceed to Trial

      Trial Court: Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits Will Proceed to Trial

      In a critical victory for victims of Bair Hugger warming blanket infections, the trial judge presiding over thousands of hip and knee joint infection lawsuits ruled this week that the claims will continue against 3M over its Bair Hugger forced […]

    • What Clients and Lawyers Need To Know in Trucking Accidents

      What Clients and Lawyers Need To Know in Trucking Accidents

      News reports this past month focused on new records being reached in shipments via truck in the United States.  In light of recent accidents between big rigs and passenger vehicles, safety experts are calling for companies to reassess their safety […]

    • Hunting Season Hazards:  The Dangers of Tree Stands

      Hunting Season Hazards: The Dangers of Tree Stands

      Many thousands of Americans take to the woods this time each fall; there are inherent dangers of hunting deer from elevated tree stands, a popular tool during deer season.

    • Traumatic Brain Injuries Routinely Overlooked in Emergency Rooms

      Traumatic Brain Injuries Routinely Overlooked in Emergency Rooms

      The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates at least 1.7 million people suffer brain injuries each year. A vast number of traumatic brain injuries go undiagnosed and untreated, particularly in hospital emergency rooms.   According to a University […]

    • “Anyone Can Legally Say, ‘Eat Sh!t, Bob!'” (Or Why Tort Victims Aren’t The Problem)

      “Anyone Can Legally Say, ‘Eat Sh!t, Bob!'” (Or Why Tort Victims Aren’t The Problem)

      Bob Murray runs coal companies.  He also sues people.  Prolifically.  And unsuccessfully (at least seven cases dismissed). In June 2017, John Oliver’s HBO program, Last Week Tonight, featured reporting on the coal industry.  When Oliver reached out to Murray Energy in […]

    • When Drivers Can’t See the Road: Accidents Caused by Dangerously Parked Trucks

      When Drivers Can’t See the Road: Accidents Caused by Dangerously Parked Trucks

      A Tragic Accident A 28-year-old father of four tragically lost his life in an accident involving a dangerously parked tractor-trailer. Our law firm had the privilege of representing the victim’s family. On the day of the accident, our client was […]