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.
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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.
Every day across the country people are involved in unfortunate accidents caused by others. Whether it is on the road, on the job, or on someone else's property, accidents of all types cause injuries and deaths to our clients.
Three human trafficking victims recently filed similar lawsuits in federal court against national hotel chains, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Inc. d/b/a La Quinta Inn and Suites ("Wyndham"), Choice Hotels International, Inc. d/b/a Comfort Inn ("Choice Hotels"), and Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. d/b/a DoubleTree by Hilton ("Hilton"), for human trafficking that occurred at their local Houston franchises. In each suit, the plaintiffs accuse the hotel brands of gross negligence under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 98, for failing to stop or prevent the ongoing sexual abuse of the plaintiffs, after observing readily apparent signs of human trafficking on the premises. According to one of the lawsuits, the signs observed and ignored by hotel staff included excessive male foot traffic outside hotel rooms, customers paying for rooms with cash or prepaid cards, minors paying for hotel rooms, high volume of used condoms left in the room, and declining room service for extended periods of time.
On December 29, 2017, a Harris County resident filed a lawsuit against Cruises to Nowhere, LLC, and M/V Jacks or Better 1, alleging negligence and gross negligence.
The Kansas Supreme Court has held that the state's law regarding caps on certain damages for injuries in personal injury lawsuits is unconstitutional. Specifically, the court determined that caps on noneconomic damages should be removed. A majority of the justices ruled that the limits set by the Kansas legislature on nonecominc damages violate the Kansas constitutional right to a jury trial.
Studies on trauma incidents, such as car accident and gunshot injuries, all across the United States have shown that where people live might influence their rate of survival. With 148,000 people dying in the year 2014 and costing an estimated 167 billion dollars in medical expenses and lost productivity, the study revealed that 1 in 5 people may die unnecessarily based on a few factors. The study also showed that half of deaths occur at the scene of the injury or en route to the hospital, speaking on how important it was that bystanders begin the 'chain of survival.' Hemorrhages, in particular, are the leading cause of preventable deaths.
When a person considers filing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, it is reasonable to ask "What is my case really worth?" The answer comes down to "damages" and figuring out what your injuries have cost you monetarily, physically, and mentally.
In February 2013, the three Zarsky children-ages 3, 5, and 7-were playing in their backyard when a CenterPoint Energy guy wire made contact with live components and electrocuted the two youngest children, as the oldest watched in disbelief. A year later, the Zarsky family and CenterPoint energy have agreed to a settlement.
Students at Claughton Middle School in Spring Independent School District are likely enjoying an unexpected day off as their parents figure out what to do with them. Their school is closed today due to fire that occurred shortly after midnight last night. Evidently, an electrical fire at a food warming station was the root cause. At that hour of the night, no one was in the school, so no students or school employees were injured. Also, news accounts reported no injuries to fire fighters.