Premises Liability Articles

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Refineries and Chemical Plant Liability: A Duty to their Neighborhoods

As Houstonians, we constantly hear news of explosions and chemical releases from refineries and chemical plants. Often these tragic events occur in heavily populated residential areas that refineries and chemical plants call home. While there is a risk in living near these refineries and chemical plants, the facilities also have a duty to prevent dangerous…

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Parents sue after losing their 11-year-old on an Amusement Park Ride

On July 3, 2021, 11-year-old Michael Jaramillo boarded a raft on Adventureland’s Raging River Ride. It overturned and Michael drowned. His family has filed suit. According to the suit, Michael; his parents, David and Sabrina; his brothers, David and Gus; and cousin Nyla Pettie were at the park to celebrate Michael’s brother’s (David) birthday. They got on the…

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The Home Depot worker killed in a forklift accident

Ronald Mishna, an employee for The Home Depot, was tragically killed while operating a forklift in the early morning hours of May 13, 2022. The 39-year-old employee was using a forklift at The Home Depot when he was fatally struck by a pallet containing store merchandise. Despite the efforts of first responders and paramedics, Mr….

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Can Lawsuits Be Filed Against Manufacturers of Firearms Used in Mass Shootings?

On May 24, 2022, an 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, opening fire and resulting in the death of two teachers and 19 students. The gunman used an AR-15-style assault rifle that he purchased legally a week prior on his 18th birthday. Further, this is not the first time that a rifle…

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Woman Struck by Falling Concrete in Parking Garage Sues

On June 6, 2022, a Harris County resident, and hospital worker (“woman”), filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against defendant Advanta-Kleen Sealcoat and Striping  (“Defendant”) for injuries she sustained while walking through the parking garage after leaving work at the hospital (“Incident”). On January 17, 2021, according to her petition, the woman…

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