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Friday, March 31, 2017

College Softball Team’s Parents Sue after Deadly Bus and Truck Accident


Q: Are tractor-tractor drivers and trucking companies subject to additional safety regulations?

They lived life and played together. And they died together.

On the way home to Texas from a scrimmage one night, a horrific truck accident occurred between a tractor-trailer and a bus carrying the North Central Texas College Girls Softball team.
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

What is the Law Regarding Dog Bite Injuries in Texas?


Dog bites should be taken seriously. Bites from both small and large dogs can cause severe internal injuries resulting in significant muscle damage and in some cases, death. According to Dogsbite.org, between 2005 and 2016, canines killed 392 Americans. Unfortunately, between 2005 and 2013, Texas had the highest dog bite fatalities in the country with 34 deaths.
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Monday, February 27, 2017

What must you prove in a product liability lawsuit?


Defective and dangerous products often injure or even kill thousands of people each year. Many people are eligible for some sort of compensation if they are able to prove an injury could have been avoided if a manufacturer or distributor did a better job of ensuring customer safety.

What Are Defective Products?

Defective products can include toys, playground equipment, medication, and kitchen equipment.


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Texas Family Sues Apple in FaceTime "Distracted Driving" Death

Two parents from Texas whose five-year old daughter was killed in a tragic car crash have sued Apple, Inc. The family believes that the FaceTime app, made by Apple led to the "distracted driving" death and that the company could have made the app safer.

The driver who struck their car was traveling at 65 miles per hour and using FaceTime at the time of the collision. The victim's family had slowed down because of police activity on the highway.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What are damage caps in Texas personal injury cases?

Damage caps are typically seen in personal injury and wrongful death cases. These caps are a way to limit the amount of money an injured person can receive from the defendant in the lawsuit. We generally see damages caps in three situations:

  • Where punitive damages are awarded in personal injury and wrongful death cases
  • Where someone seeks personal injury damages against a public entity
  • In medical malpractice cases


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Monday, January 16, 2017

Recovering Pain and Suffering Damages After a Texas Automobile Accident


How is compensation for pain and suffering determined after a car crash?

Every day, newspapers are filled with accounts of motor vehicle accidents in Texas, some fiery and catastrophic, others non-fatal but still serious.

If you are the victim of a car accident you have the right to seek damages for your medical costs and economic losses caused by your injuries.

But what of pain and suffering? You may also be able to recover for the emotional trauma and distress you have experienced. These damages, however, can be harder to prove and quantify.


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

NTSB: Lockhart hot air balloon pilot in deadly crash knew weather was dangerous


What factors can lead to a liability finding in aviation accidents?

Every year millions of people place their faith in the competence of aircraft pilots to get them safely from one point to another. In most cases, that faith is well placed, despite reports of accidents. Like any other accident, aviation accidents happen despite the best efforts of all involved.
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Monday, December 26, 2016

Mother accuses health care providers of negligence during delivery


 What does medical negligence look like during delivery?

Childbirths are supposed to be some of the most special times people’s lives. When things go wrong, that special day can be the start of a painful journey to recover from birth-related injuries.

This happened just recently to a Texas mother and her child. They are suing their health care providers for negligence during the delivery that led to injuries to the child.

The Complaint alleges that the health care providers failed to perform necessary labor and delivery care to both mother and child, including failing to recognize that the mother was at increased risk for Caesarean delivery.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mother accuses health care providers of negligence during delivery


What does medical negligence look like during delivery?

Childbirths are supposed to be some of the most special times people’s lives. When things go wrong, that special day can be the start of a painful journey to recover from birth-related injuries.

This happened just recently to a Texas mother and her child. They are suing their health care providers for negligence during the delivery that led to injuries to the child.

The Complaint alleges that the health care providers failed to perform necessary labor and delivery care to both mother and child, including failing to recognize that the mother was at increased risk for Caesarean delivery.


Read more . . .


Monday, November 28, 2016

Texas JV football player dies after injury in game


Texas student athlete Aaron Singleton died November 4th from injuries sustained while playing JV football. According to witnesses, Aaron took a hit during an away game. The 15-year-old quarterback was able to walk off of the field where he told his trainers that he had a headache. When he sat down, spectators recognized something was amiss.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

OSHA: Worker unhooked himself in Niskayuna construction fatality


When so many parties are involved, how can you assign liability?

Federal labor investigators have finally finished their investigation into the death of a construction worker who suffered fatal injuries when he fell 24 feet at the Iroquois Village Apartments development this past March.

After an intensive investigation, it was found that 37 year old Wilfredo Vazquez had unhooked himself from his safety lines to untangle his leg from a lifeline while doing some carpentry on a small ledge. Within seconds, Wifredo fell to the ground and later died from his injuries.


Read more . . .


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