Houston Texas is home to many bike trails. Memorial Park, located inside the 610 loop, has some of the best. Riders of most skill levels can find a trail they find changeling and enjoyable. While trail rides can be a great form of entertainment, they can also be dangerous. Injuries can occur when a rider attacks a trail that is beyond their skill level. But not all mishaps are the result of rider error. Many times faulty equipment is the cause of a rider's injury.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Graper v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co. v. Floyd affirmed summary judgment in favor of an insurer who had provided its chosen attorney instead of reimbursing the fees charged by the attorney chosen by the insureds. The Fifth Circuit held that under Texas law no conflict of interest exists between an insurer and its insured when the insurer defends a claim subject to a reservation of rights, if the issues to be litigated in the underlying action are separate and distinct from issues that determine insurance coverage.
While the attorneys here at Abraham Watkins encourage those and their loved ones who have been injured to contact our firm, we also believe in giving back to the community.
Early Tuesday morning, two adult males and one adult female were injured when their home exploded in Willis in Montgomery County. The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. at a three-bedroom, wood frame home on Mandy Lane near Rogers in the Willis area. The three adults were rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital by LifeFlight helicopter service. According to Memorial Hermann, one patient was in critical condition, one patient was in serious condition, and the third was in fair condition. Based on the photographs posted online by the local news stations, it is a miracle that anyone survived the explosion.
Lauren Guerra filed suit after her face was hit by a tree branch while riding a Starline party bus. Her lower eye socket was shattered and the lower muscle was damaged. Photos showed her eyes going in opposite directions in addition to extensive bruising.
Recently, a family of four near Kilgore, Texas suffered a tragic car accident when a drunk driver collided with their vehicle. The accident claimed the life of Heema Patel and her two children, six year-old Ryera Patel and twelve year-old Trish Patel. According to local news, the Patels were struck by a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road on Highway 259.
According to a recent report published on Chron.com, Texas ranks in the top 10 among a list of the worst drivers in the nation which was shown in a new poll by carinsurancecomparison.com.
Over the past several months, General Motors (GM) has recalled over 29 million vehicles. This staggering number is more than the total amount of vehicles GM has sold in the last seven model years. Most if not all of the recalls are related to safety issues such as faulty ignition switches. This problem dates as far back as 2003 and is potentially deadly.
Television and print media have recfently shown numerous images of the cruise ship Costa Concordia. It was refloated recently, to be taken about 225 miles to a scrap yard in Genoa.
A roller coaster in Santa Clarita, California hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park last Monday. The impact dislodged the front car, leaving four people injured and keeping nearly two dozen people hanging 20 to 30 feet from the ground for hours.