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Friends are Concerned about Driver

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Friends are concerned about the condition of an unnamed male driver who was transported from the Crosby area by Life Flight at about 3:00 o'clock this morning. Preliminary reports indicate that the wreck happened near FM 2100. It was not clear from them whether the crash included more than one vehicle. It was also not reported whether alcohol was involved.

Abraham Watkins Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

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The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month which kicked off September 15 and runs through October 15. This is a special time to celebrate the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. As a city with a large Latino population, Houston kicked off the celebration with the annual Fiestas Patrias parade. For more information on events in the Houston area in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit www.hispanichouston.com.

Bicycle Insurance

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Everyone knows insurance is available for purchase to cover a car on car collision; it is a state law requirement. So what coverage is available for a bicyclist? Comprehensive bicycle insurance is not sold in the United States unlike some European countries. What happens when a person on a bicycle is injured, or hit by a car? For a car on bicyclist collision the driver's liability insurance can cover the bicyclist's injuries. However, what if the driver's insurance is not enough or the driver doesn't have any insurance? A bicyclist can use their Underinsured/Uninsured motorist coverage.

Alabama Jury Returns a $1,725,000 Million Verdict Against Dollar General

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On July 2, 2012, Deborah Revette slipped and fell in clear liquid laundry detergent that was on the floor in the chemical aisle at a Dollar General Store in Mobile, Alabama. As a result, she suffered severe leg and shoulder fractures, which necessitated eight surgeries, 395 doctor visits, and over $470,000 in medical bills. Revette, who was 60 years old when she fell, is permanently disabled.

Fatal Airplane Crash - Wrongful Death Suit Filed

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On August 30, 2016, Kenneth Glazer filed a wrongful death lawsuit in state court subsequent to his parents' fatal airplane crash on their trip from New York to their vacation home in Naples, Florida. After take off from the Greater Rochester Airport, Larry and Jane Glazer-prominent real estate developers and philanthropists-faced complications in the air, as the plane's cabin pressurization system failed mid-flight. The plane ultimately went down in the Caribbean Sea, Near Jamaica, resulting in the death of the couple.

Vessel Owners Owe Seaman an Ineligible Duty to Maintain the Vessel Seaworthiness

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Vessel owners operating in navigable waters have a duty to maintain their vessels in a "seaworthy" condition. Whether an injured seaman has a claim for vessel unseaworthiness is often an issue in maritime injury litigation. "Seaworthiness" is more than a vessel's ability to travel from Point A to Point B. Courts often define the term to require that the vessel be constructed, outfitted, manned, and in all respects fit for a voyage at sea.

Bus Crash in North Carolina Results in 4 Deaths and 42 Injured

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On September 17, a charter bus driving on U.S. Highway 74 near Rockingham, North Carolina crashed into a guardrail and then side swept a concrete bridge column when the front left tire blew out. Four passengers died as a result of the crash while forty-two passengers were injured.

The Trucking Industry and Politicians May Be Conspiring to Make Our Highways Less Safe

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In 2013, the most recent year for which finalized statistics are available, 3,541 truck-related wrecks killed 3,964 people - an increase of 17.3 percent in just four years since the recession. In 2014, the number of deaths resulting from truck accidents was down slightly, but the total number of crashes and injuries increased. When the recession began in 2008, profit margins for shippers shrank and bankruptcies rose, prompting a desperate industry to step up its lobbying effort. Today, this lobbying has led to methodical and substantial changes in the trucking industry, leading to higher profits for companies, but at the expense of highway safety.

Samsung Recalls 2.5 Million Galaxy Note7 Smartphones 2 Weeks After Launch

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On August 19, Samsung launched its new Galaxy Note7 smartphone, beating Apple's competing iPhone 7 to the market. However, two weeks later, Samsung commenced a global recall of the phone amid reports of the phone's lithium-ion battery exploding. The recall has been plagued with delays due to an apparent failure by Samsung to coordinate with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, who did not issue its own official announcement of the recall until September 9, nearly a week later.

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