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Friday, September 15, 2017

2 Boy Scouts killed, 1 hurt in East Texas boating accident


Who May Be Found Liable For These Tragic Losses?

On a Saturday afternoon some young men were on a trip with their Boy Scout troop learning to sail when the unthinkable happened.  As their boat sailed beneath some low-hanging power lines, the boat made contact and two of the young men were electrocuted; a third was seriously injured.  Incidents like this one that result in the unexpected loss of such young lives are followed by shock and grief, as well as endless questions as family and loved ones try to sort out what happened.
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Monday, August 28, 2017

When a Car Repair Goes Wrong


Q: Who is responsible for personal injuries sustained in an accident involving a car not repaired in accordance with the auto manufacturer’s repair manual?

"You hold the car's roof and I will apply the glue". A statement like that might conjure up an image of a parent and child playfully using glue while assembling a model car. Because no one would glue the roof onto a real car, right?

Unfortunately for one Texas couple now embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit, an auto collision shop worker admitted to using adhesive glue instead of welding to attach a new roof to a car damaged by hail dents.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

Who May Be Liable For Construction Accident Injuries?


Construction workers do some of the most dangerous work in the country. Construction-related injuries are more of a “when” proposition than an “if” proposition. When these injuries do happen, there may be multiple parties that face liability. If you are injured in a construction accident in Texas, you should talk with an experienced Read more . . .


Friday, July 28, 2017

Pursuing Third Parties in Texas Workplace Injury Cases


Q: Who is responsible for workplace injuries in Texas?

Skilled workplace injury attorneys have specialized knowledge of the state and federal rules that apply to the industries involved in each particular claim and access to relevant experts in workplace safety. Post-accident investigations to determine which parties may be liable for the injuries and consultations with various experts to assess and calculate the lifetime physical, emotional, and financial impact of the accident on the victim’s life are just part of what makes litigating these actions complex.

In general, an employee injured on the job in Texas is unable to sue their employer for personal injury if the employer carried some form of Worker's Compensation insurance.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

What Are The Top Causes Of Helicopter Accidents?


Flying in helicopters can be exhilarating. Being able to see extensive panoramas and feel the subtle movements of the craft can give you a perspective few experience. Unfortunately, this experience comes at a cost. The Read more . . .


Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Far-Reaching Impact of Wrongful Death on Families


Q: Who can sue for wrongful death?

When a loved one is killed, the emotional burden on those left behind is unbearable. In addition, close surviving relatives are often left with significant financial burdens due to the unexpected loss.

When a victim dies as a result of the negligent, reckless, or malicious actions or inactions of another person or entity, certain close surviving relatives may be entitled to commence a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party or parties.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Top 5 Things To Do Following a Workplace Accident


Few people wake up thinking that they will be seriously injured at work that day. Unfortunately, workplace injuries happen everyday. Getting injured at work can be devastating to your livelihood, especially if the situation is not handled correctly. If you have sustained a workplace injury in the past, you probably know that talking to a Read more . . .


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Angel in the Outfield: Texas Softball Player Killed in Freak Accident


Q: Are all car accidents actionable?

Automobile accidents, in the vast majority of cases, involve strangers. That lack of familiarity makes it emotionally easier for victims to pursue a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit against the accident’s responsible driver.

When victims are injured in a car accident, they may be entitled to compensatory damages for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property damage through a personal injury lawsuit.
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Monday, May 29, 2017

What Do I Have to Prove In Medical Device Lawsuits?


Vein filter injuries are very common in the United States. While no patient expects an implanted inferior vena cava (IVC) filter to fail or cause permanent body injury, many filters end up doing just that.

Human life is fragile. Manufacturers of medical devices owe a duty of care to patients to manufacture devices that are fit for purpose and safe for use. When a device manufacturer disregards this duty, causing injury to a patient, that patient can claim damages from the negligent manufacturer for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages incurred as a result of the injury.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Top 6 Things to Do Following an Automobile Accident


You’ve been involved in a car accident. You’re in shock and possibly hurt, and so is the driver of the other vehicle. Your car is damaged and you’re not sure what to do next. This is a confusing, yet critical time and one misstep could keep you from getting the compensation you would otherwise be entitled to. We’ve compiled these automobile accident best practices to ensure you get the maximum compensation for any injuries you’ve sustained.
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Death before Trial in a Texas Negligence Action


Q: What happens if a victim starts a personal injury lawsuit but dies while the case is still pending?

Most people get a watch upon their retirement. Some end up with mesothelioma.

One such man reportedly loved three things: his grandchildren, the Texas Rangers, and his job as a mechanical engineer at an aerospace company. And after being a loyal employee for 38 years, he retired. 

Unfortunately, after a lifetime of working under conditions that subjected him to what one lawyer described as “an ungodly amount of asbestos exposure”, he contracted mesothelioma, a particularly lethal lung cancer caused by exposure to and inhalation of asbestos during his years of employment.
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