Monthly Archives: June 2016

‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin’s Death Fuels $5M Class-Action Lawsuit Against Fiat

The tragic death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin got the world in mourning, but also sparked more concerns regarding vehicle safety. The 27-year-old actor died in a car crash and his untimely demise has fueled a $5 million class-action lawsuit. Jeep owners are suing Fiat Chrysler, the manufacturer of Grand Cherokee jeeps, arguing that a faulty gearshift is responsible for more than 300 deaths - Yelchin's included. The actor's vehicle was reportedly among the 1.1 million cars included in a massive FCA recall. Fiat issued the recall because the vehicles posed the risk of rolling away after drivers exited, which is exactly what happened in Yelchin's case. Law firm Hagens Berman Sobel Shapiro LLP filed the class-action lawsuit on behalf of three plaintiffs, who claim the automaker took...
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Uma Thurman breaks multiple bones in horse riding accident

According to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, Uma was seen being helped into St Barts restaurant La Plage by her children, with onlookers commenting that the 46-year-old "looked like she had hip surgery". But a representative for the Pulp Fiction star told the publication that Uma is suffering following an equestrian accident. "She was training on a young thoroughbred who got spooked," the spokesperson added. "She was thrown and broke a few bones." Mother-of-three Uma has been a keen horse rider for many years, citing the sport as one of the main ways she maintains her slim figure. The actress hit headlines last month (May16) when she helping with the auction at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala, but felt "violated" when one of the...
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Beth Tweddle sees psychologist after The Jump accident

Beth Tweddle has revealed she is seeing a psychologist after her painful injury on The Jump . The former Olympic gymnast was left with two fractured vertebrae when she hit a barrier while taking part in the Channel 4 winter sports celebrity competition , and had to have neck surgery. Speaking on BBC's The One Show, she said: "It's hard to...
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What should I do after a serious car crash?

Texas Woman Driving GM Recalled Car Cleared In Death of Fiancé - WSJ For many people, a serious crash is one of the most stressful and confusing events they will ever endure.  There can be painful and debilitating injuries that may require multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation.  And, in the case of this recent accident, there can be the painful shock and heartbreak of losing a loved one in the prime of their life. I recommend the following advice to improve the chances of recovering full and fair compensation for any injuries or losses sustained in a car crash: Seek professional legal advice Gain control of the situation, don’t allow the circumstances to take control. The best first step to gaining control is to choose an experienced car accident lawyer. Most car accident personal...
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Star Wards actor Anton Yelchin died in freak accident

The Star Trek actor, who was just 27 years old, was found dead in the driveway of his home in the early hours of Sunday morning after he failed to show up at an 11pm Saturday night rehearsal.His worried friends visited his San Fernando Valley home around 1am to check on him and found him pinned between his car and the security gate at the bottom of the driveway which is on a steep incline.According to TMZ , he had just left home and had cleared the gate but then, for an unknown reason, got out of his car which he left in neutral. Source: Anton Yelchin death scene photos show bent security gate where actor died in...
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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s court hearing postponed

A judge will now wait till August to consider claims of domestic violence made against Johnny Depp by his estranged wife on Friday, as the former couple continue their high-profile divorce battle. The Hollywood star was issued with a temporary restraining order last month following allegations that he abused actress Amber Heard, who has filed for divorce, saying she lives “in fear” of her husband. In papers filed with the Los Angeles Superior County Court, Amber said Johnny, 53, had a “history of drug and alcohol abuse” and been “verbally and physically abusive” for the entirety of their four-year-relationship. Source: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's court hearing has been postponed | Irish Examiner...
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Bianchi Family explain legal action against F1

Phillipe Bianchi, father of former Marussia (now Manor) driver Jules who died due to injuries sustained in an accident during the Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, has explained why he and his family have taken up legal action on several Formula One stakeholders. Bianchi questions whether the FIA investigation team were too closely linked with Formula One, and states that recent changes to Formula One safety regulations show that the incident that lead to his son’s death were avoidable. Bianchi also claims that several current Formula One drivers are too scared of the potential repercussions of speaking out about the incident. The FIA panel, which included Ross Brawn, cited a number of factors that lead to the accident, but did not say any one in isolation was to blame. However their statement that...
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Trampoline accident injuries double in a decade

Doctors are warning that the number of accidents involving kid's trampolines has doubled in the last decade. The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine says six out of ten accidents happen when children aren't being supervised. The association recommends only one child at a time should use a trampoline. And it says adults who consume alcohol before trampolining often "bounce" themselves into an accident. The IAEM has issued the following safety guidelines:
  • only one child at a time should use the trampoline
  • children should be supervised by an adult at all times
  • trampolines should be surrounded by appropriate safety netting
  • the trampoline should never be used while under the influence of alcohol
Source: Bouncing into an accident | News | Today FM...
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Palmer accident caused by painted road markings #MonacoGP

Monaco Grand Prix – Jolyon Palmer crashed heavily during Sunday’s race in Monte Carlo, but escaped injury. Renault’s Jolyon Palmer endured a nightmare weekend on the streets of the Principality. Tapping the barriers at Tabac on Thursday, he spun at the Swimming Pool during Saturday practice. He viewed Saturday qualifying as a “good salvage job” after claiming P18, but his fortunes weren’t to change on Sunday. Starting behind the Safety Car, the field had just been released to start racing when Palmer lost control on the main straight. Spearing to the barriers on the outside, he had a hefty headon collision zith the Armco before the car straighted up and slid along the barriers before crashing into the TecPro at Ste. Devote. Palmer was uninjured...
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