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Ben E. Keith Company Scene Of More Workplace Violence

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Workplace violence is unfortunately more common these days. Many employers have taken measures to protect their employees. Recently, a warehouse in New Mexico owned by Ben E. Keith company was the scene of a mass shooting. An off-shift employee entered the unsecured facility and opened fire on co-workers in the warehouse, injuring three people. Two are still listed in critical condition, while one has been upgraded to stable. The suspected shooter was later found dead beside his truck some distance away. The suspected shooter had recently been working for Ben E. Keith Company in Houston, where on August 20 of this year, another workplace shooting had claimed the life of Francisco Reyes and left another injured. Lack of security onsite was also responsible for allowing that workplace violence to occur. Now, yet another episode of violence has unfolded with three people seriously injured and the shooter dead.

League City Daycare Center Sued Over Infant Girl's Suffocation

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A lawsuit filed in Galveston claims that a League City daycare center's negligence resulted in the death of a three-month-old girl. Galveston County District Court records show that Jared and Lindsey McNeel allege that Kiddie Academy International, Inc.; Bullock's Bright Beginnings, L.L.C.; and Cory and Summer Bullock, individually and doing business as Kiddie Academy of League City, were responsible for the suffocation death of the McNeels' infant daughter, Skylar Mae McNeel.

What's Behind The Dramatic Increase In Pedestrian Fatalities?

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Most children are taught from a young age to look left, right, and left again before crossing the road.

This advice is perhaps more important than ever, as new reports indicate that pedestrian fatalities have increased sharply over the past decade. And it's not just important for children, but anyone who walks, runs, bikes and crosses the street.

Electric Scooter Companies Face Lawsuit as Injuries and Use Continue to Rise

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Last week, eight plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit in California against some of the nation's largest electric scooter companies, including LimeBike and Bird Rides Inc. The plaintiffs include three pedestrians who claim to have been hit from behind by users of the scooters. One of the plaintiffs is a 62-year-old man who claims to have suffered a fractured arm and severed bicep after being struck by an electric scooter earlier this year.

Utility Company Will Pay $46 Million to Motorcyclist Struck by Company Driver

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After a month-long trial and jury verdict for the injured driver, a $46 million dollar settlement was reached between a utility company and an Air Force captain. The man nearly died after he was struck by a SoCal Gas truck at a red light on his motorcycle and then dragged over 430 feet while wedged under the vehicle.

What is a Statute of Limitations?

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You may have heard the term "statute of limitations," but you may not understand what it means. It is important for everyone, not just lawyers, to have a basic understanding of statutes of limitations, because they can have a profound effect on your rights.

VA to Pay $2.5M in Wrongful Death Settlement

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Staff Sergeant Aaron Merritt died in October 2014, which was nine months after he was honorably discharged and less than ten months after he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the Nashville VA. Carol and Steven Merritt, Aaron's parents, sued the VA in 2016 and claimed negligence after VA physicians failed to monitor Aaron's reaction to medications that were prescribed to him.

USC Doctor Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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More than four hundred women have come forward to accuse former University of Southern California gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, of sexual misconduct. After the events at Michigan State University surrounding Larry Nassar, women are calling on USC to handle these allegations differently. Rachael Denhollander said, "I'm asking USC-do it better this time. Do it better than MSU did. Treat these women like the family you promised them they were."

Are you still fighting your insurance carrier on your Hurricane Harvey claim?

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017 as a Category 4 Hurricane and caused widespread destruction throughout the greater Houston area and surrounding counties. Harvey's extreme wind speeds reached 130 mph or higher, produced record setting numbers of tornados and inches of rain fall throughout the Houston area, and caused Texas homes and businesses to suffer extensive damage and devastation.

Police Chase Results in Injury

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Once again, police officers chasing a suspect who was evading arrest resulted in injuries to innocent motorists. Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night, October 21, 2018, police began to chase a suspect who refused to comply with a routine traffic stop. The chase started close to the intersection of York Street and Harrisburg Boulevard. The suspect fled in his white SUV towards downtown. Reaching Chartres Street near Texas Street, the suspect slammed into the rear of a Honda Civic, knocking it into the back of another vehicle. The crash was so hard that it ejected a woman from the Civic. Still trying to flee, the suspect then reversed, and in the process, he hit a truck and another vehicle. Shortly after that, the police apprehended him near the intersection of Texas and Bastrop streets. The suspect evidently was attempting to evade arrest for driving with a suspended license and because he was driving while intoxicated. He has now been charged with evading, DWI, failure to stop and render aid, and intoxication assault.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016-2017 Equal Access to Justice Champion

    The Equal Access to Justice Champions Program was started by the Houston Bar Association in 2006, to help ensure placement of Houston Volunteer Lawyers cases with pro bono volunteers. Originally, firms were tiered according to size, and firms within each tier committed to accept a certain number of pro bono cases from HVL each year for five years.

  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers America | Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz | 2017

    Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

  • Lead Counsel Rated

    In order to earn the Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must not only demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability. This is a key component in the screening process.

  • Texas Super Lawyers | Texas Monthly

    Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists.

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