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Negligence Archives

Woman Sues Kellogg's Alleging Honey Smacks Caused Food Poisoning

On June 17, 2020, a Harris County resident filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against the Kellogg Company. As a result, the woman brought a negligence cause of action against Kellogg's.

Six Former Athletes File Suits Against U.S.A. Swimming for Sexual Abuse

According to civil lawsuits filed in two different California Courts last week, six former athletes filed suit against U.S.A. Swimming this month, stating the national governing body for the sport failed to protect them from coaches who sexually abused them when they were pre-teens and teenagers.

Woman Sues Over Bounce House Incident

In 2018, a block party was hosted by Meow Wolf, an arts and entertainment company. A rented bounce house was overturned by the wind and trapped the children of Anita Vargas underneath. While Ms. Vargas has not detailed her children's injuries, her attorney has said the injuries were "serious enough that we felt we need to file a lawsuit." The business that owned the bounce house, Amazing Jumps LLC, is also named in the lawsuit. It is alleged that Amazing Jumps LLC should have known the inflatable bounce house, which was in the shape of a castle, was dangerous because it was not properly secured.

United States Parcel Service Employee Sues Dog Owner for Injuries Suffered after Dog Attack

On May 11, 2020, a Harris County resident, and United States Parcel Service Employee ("USPS employee"), filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against a couple after their dog attacked him. The USPS employee brought a negligence cause of action against the defendants.

Verizon to Pay $125,000,000 to the Family of a New Jersey Woman Who was Crushed and Paralyzed by a Telephone Pole

On the morning of January 27, 2017, Marie Moser Meister was waiting for the bus as she did every day when she was crushed by a telephone pole. The telephone pole in question had rotted through, snapped at its base, fallen over, and landed on an unsuspecting Mrs. Meister. She suffered multiple spinal and rib fractures as well as severe paralysis throughout her body. Mrs. Meister also suffered brain injuries and vision problems in both eyes.

Verizon to Pay $125M to Woman Paralyzed Due to Fallen Pole

On January 23, 2017, Maria Meister, then 50 years old, was injured when she was struck by a pole that fell on her as she waited for a bus. Mrs. Meister sustained multiple fractures in her spine and ribs. She is paralyzed from her mid-chest down and has limited use of her left arm. Additionally, Mrs. Meister suffers from a brain injury and has vision problems. Her family filed suit and has settled for $125 million.

TBI's: The Invisible-Injury That Is Very Real

When someone breaks an arm or a leg, it is easy to see the cast (perhaps signed by well-wishers), the crutches (hopefully padded), and the basic difficulties experienced by the person in trying to walk or grasp things as they once did. But there are common injuries that do not always have such outwardly visible characteristics. Yet their existence is just as, if not more so, real for those who experience them.

Boating Accidents Increase During Summer Months

As summer quickly approaches, many people plan spending time on the water. Whether you are a passenger relaxing in a boat or someone who enjoys water skiing, you may be surprised to know that boating accidents are more common than you might think.

Recent Report Shows Drowning is Third Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

According to a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 320,000 lives annually. In the United States, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in children ages one to fourteen. In 2014, WHO published The Global Report on Drowning, the first report dedicated exclusively to drowning. According to the report, age is one of the major risk factors for drowning and is often times associated with a lapse in supervision. On a global scale, the highest drowning rates are among children ages one to four, followed by children ages five to nine. Researchers also found that males are especially at risk for drowning, with twice the overall mortality rate of females. Some studies suggest that higher drowning rates among males are due to increased exposure to water and riskier behavior in comparison to females.

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    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

  • $80 Million Personal Injury Large Plant Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

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    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

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    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million Auto Accident 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

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    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $30 million.

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