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Two Dead and One Critical Injured After Major Airplane Crash in McKinney, Texas

On June 29, 2024, a 190 twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in McKinney, Texas killing two people and critically injuring a third. City officials and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported that the Cessna aircraft departed McKinney National Airport at 10:22 a.m. and appeared to have impacted the ground in an inverted position just seconds…

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National Bulk Tank Transportation Company Hit with Large Fine for Willful Safety Violations in Exposing Workers to Toxic Gases

Two employees of a national tank cleaning company suffered respiratory injuries after being exposed to a highly toxic gas during the cleaning of a tanker truck in Beaumont, Texas. During an investigation, a federal investigator determined that the employer, Trimac Transportation, Inc., failed to provide adequate respiratory protection, resulting in the two workers being transported…

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Jury Award $45 Million Dollars in Punitive “Punishment” Damages Against Large Automotive Manufacturer

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, a Federal Jury in Colorado Springs returned a $45 million-dollar punitive damages verdict against Ford Motor Company for the company’s long-standing knowledge of a “false parking” defect on their vehicle. The case arose from an incident that took place on December 27, 2016, when the Plaintiff Lorelle Thompson, who was…

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Understanding Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims When Workers’ Compensation is Involved

Understanding Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims When Workers’ Compensation is Involved Losing a loved one or suffering a catastrophic injury from a workplace accident is a devastating experience that can result in tremendous losses. In addition to suffering physically and emotionally, you and your family may find yourselves in a precarious financial situation due…

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The Importance of Underinsured & Uninsured Motorist Coverage

In the realm of auto insurance, we often hear about comprehensive coverage, liability protection, and collision insurance. However, there is an aspect of coverage that deserves far more attention: underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. This often-overlooked coverage can be the difference between financial stability and turmoil in the event of an accident involving a driver…

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The Alarming Rise in Fatal Workplace Injuries: A Call to Action

In recent years, there has been a disturbing trend in the rise of fatal workplace injuries, shedding light on the pressing need for a renewed focus on workplace safety. Despite advancements in technology and increased awareness of occupational hazards, the statistics surrounding workplace fatalities paint a grim picture. According to the latest data from occupational…

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High-Powered Magnetic Toy Balls Recalled Due to Dangerous Ingestion Hazard Leading to Serious Injuries and Multiple Deaths

Thousands of sets of 5mm high-powered magnetic toy balls have been recalled after federal regulators issued several warnings for the toy kits, including the potential risk of choking, serious injury, and death. On December 28, 2023, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced a recall of more than 4,200 high-powered magnetic ball sets sold exclusively…

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