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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 . . .

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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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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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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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.

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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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