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June 12th, 2019 Sunday June 9, 2019. As heavy winds ripped through Dallas and other parts of Texas, a crane toppled and crashed into an apartment complex below leaving one dead, several other’s injured and hundreds of residents without a home. The apartments, known as Elan City Lights, were not even under construction. The crane was on an adjacent property where more apartments were being constructed. What seemingly appears to be a freak accident took…
June 11th, 2019 On, May 20th, 2019,  a pile-up crash involving a water delivery truck and passenger car resulted in the death of a 79-year-old woman. The wreck happened on the Northwest Freeway service road near the Gessner Road intersection. According to police and witnesses, a ReadyRefresh water delivery driver ran a red light and t-boned a pickup truck in the intersection. A third vehicle then slammed into the wreckage. Emergency crews had to tow…
June 4th, 2019 Now that the dust has somewhat settled on the $2 billion verdict against Monsanto, it is a good time to look at what this development means to your and your family. Nationwide, the Bayer subsidiary faces roughly 13,000 Roundup lawsuits. Experts now predict that these cases may settle more quickly and on terms more favorable to the victim/plaintiffs. The verdict, which a California jury returned, is the largest jury verdict of…
May 28th, 2019 In Texas, early summer is usually moving season. The kids are out of school, spring storms have passed, and the oppressive heat is still a few weeks away. To save money, many people rent their own box trucks from Ryder, U-Haul, and other commercial entities. But if you are in an accident with a moving truck, who is your claim against? Large trucks normally require commercial driver’s licenses.  Many truck rental companies…
May 21st, 2019 As the elderly population continues to grow, the fall risk continues to grow as well. 60 percent of nursing home residents suffer at least one serious fall. Many of these victims have pre-existing conditions. So, nursing home fall injuries are usually quite severe. That pre-existing condition could be an old injury, like a bad knee, or a current chronic condition, like arthritis. Even if the victim had a pre-existing condition, nursing home
May 13th, 2019 For the second year in a row, there were more letter carrier dog bite incidents in the Bayou City than any other place in America. Three other Texas cities (Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth) were also in the top ten. But none of these municipalities came close to the seventy-five letter carrier dog bites in Houston in 2018. To stem the tide of animal attacks, the USPS is trying technology, such…
May 4th, 2019 During both scheduled and emergency surgeries, patients often count on anesthesiologists to make the surgeon’s job easier and expedite recovery. But too often, things go wrong. In fact, anesthesia errors are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice claims. These claims are different from other kinds of personal injury matters in several different ways. Anesthesiologists and other doctors have a very high duty of care. That’s because patients are at the…
April 28th, 2019 Wind gusts and lightning strikes cause a few Harris County vehicle collisions every year. But most car crashes are not “accidents.” In fact, human error is directly or indirectly responsible for over 90 percent of these incidents. Driving impairment is often a major factor in these.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified five types of driving impairment, as outlined below. Medical Condition Many Houstonians deal with chronic medical conditions which…
April 22nd, 2019 One of the buzzes at this spring’s Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP)–a seminar held in Las Vegas twice a year for personal injury trial lawyers to learn about the latest in wide-spread tort claims-was the move for trial lawyers to get involved in the war on human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a wide-spread criminal enterprise in the United States and across the globe.  Historically, laws in the U.S. have targeted the “prostitutes”…
April 19th, 2019 The debate as to whether trucking companies should be required to use side underride guards has garnished significant attention in the news as of late. New proposals to reduce the commercial truck driving age could mean more inexperienced drivers on the road—and this could mean more accidents.  Side underride guards are not currently required by any Federal Law even though rear underride guards are.  Despite this, the failure to implement these devices…