Category Archives: Personal Injury

The BP Oil Spill and the Ixtoc 1 Spill of 1979

The BP Oil Spill and the Ixtoc 1 Spill of 1979

For some, the recent BP Oil Spill is déjà vu. 31 years ago, an exploratory drilling site called “Ixtoc 1” experienced a similar blowout to the one that occurred on the now infamous Deepwater Horizon rig where 11 workers tragically lost their lives. Chris Hawley from USAToday.com details some of the similarities: Like the Deepwater Horizon spill, […]

The Justice Department Fights for Consumers

The Justice Department Fights for Consumers

The Obama Administration has recently stated it’s commitment to blocking Healthcare mergers that could put a stranglehold on competition. The Justice Department’s Anti-Trust Chief, Christine Varney recently explained that a vigorous enforcement of Anti-Trust laws is absolutely vital to the success of the new healthcare law, especially to prevent a steep rise in premiums. The […]

Management to Blame for Mining Tragedy

Management to Blame for Mining Tragedy

Two months ago 29 miners died in a tragedy that shocked the country. Recent investigations have led many to believe that this tragedy could have been wholly avoided, if not for the deliberate actions of Don Blankenship of Massey Energy Co. Massey Energy has been fined millions, for it’s repeated violations of safety regulations in […]

Congress Looks To Ban “Drop-Side” Cribs

Congress Looks To Ban “Drop-Side” Cribs

Congress is moving toward banning “drop-side” cribs, which have been identified over the last decade as potentially life threatening devices and have been blamed for the deaths of 32 children and infants over the past ten years. The Associated Press’ Jennifer C. Kerr supplies these details: [A]t least 32 infants and toddlers since 2000 (have) suffocated or […]

UPDATE: Oil Leak Liability Cap Not Likely to be Used

UPDATE Oil Leak Liability Cap Not Likely to be Used

As engineers race to find a way to stop the gushing of oil into the Gulf of Mexico waters, the issue of a damages liability cap, as discussed previously on this blog, continues to be examined by Congress. However, the existing cap, which limits the amount of damage responsibility an oil company can be held to […]

Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day and the Rest of the Summer

Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day and The Rest of the Summer

Water sports activities are very popular here in Clearwater, St. Pete, and the Tampa Bay area, and on this Memorial Day and for the rest of the summer, many people plan to take to the water on boats. We here at Perenich The Law Firm want to offer a few safety reminders courtesy of DiscoverBoating.com so that you, […]

Car Safety Advances: The Dodge Monaco And Side Impact Safety

Car Safety Advances The Dodge Monaco And Side Impact Safety

This is the Second part of an Occasional Series detailing advances in automobile safety through the Civil Justice System With the recent controversy over defective parts in Toyota automobiles, we here at Perenich The Law Firm felt it may be in order to let you know instances in the past where personal injury lawyers and car accident lawyers […]

BP Oil Spill Set In Motion By Supreme Court’s Decision On The Exxon Valdez

BP Oil Spill Set In Motion By Supreme Court’s Decision On The Exxon Valdez

A Special Commentary by Terence Perenich As we watch the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico expand daily, seemingly with no end in sight, we are left to contemplate what the ultimate destruction will look like to our environment and our local and national economy.  Of course, a persistent question that is left unanswered is whether […]

BP Oil Leak and Possible Tampa Bay Effects

BP Oil Leak and Possible Tampa Bay Effects

In this May 6, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Navy, oil is seen from an aerial view at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Mobile, Ala. Photo: U.S. Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. Watkins / AP The recent events that have unfolded in the Gulf of Mexico regarding […]

Faulty “Fail-Safe” Responsible for Continuing Gushing in Gulf Oil Leak

Faulty Fail-Safe Responsible for Continuing Gushing in Gulf Oil Leak

  A defective critical fail-safe is now being pointed to as one of the major reasons the Gulf Oil Leak gushing from the underground well has not been stopped.  has more details of these shortcomings: The blowout preventer was supposed to be the last line of defense against the type of spill spreading across the […]