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Northern California Jury Awards $21.5 million for Car Accident

A California jury awarded a young man $21.5 million for serious injuries he sustained in a car accident. The plaintiff, who was 18 years old at the time of the accident, was a passenger in a van that was rear ended by a pickup truck traveling approximately 55 mph just before crashing into the van. The plaintiff suffered severe injuries to his back, causing him to become paralyzed from the neck down.

"Sorry" Does Not Mean Responsibility

Time and time again, we have helped people injured in car wrecks who thought they did not need to call the police or 911 after a wreck. The other driver is apologetic on scene. The damage seems manageable and luckily the at-fault driver seems to have insurance. No one seems hurt - nothing broken or bleeding - as everyone goes through the motions of exchanging information after being in a wreck.

NHTSA Questions General Motors on Possible Knowledge of Ignition Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seems to be demanding more answers from General Motors over the recent recall of older vehicles. The government administration is requesting that General Motors turn over thousands of documents and other data to determine whether the company knew and when they knew about the dangerous ignition problems that has been linked to 13 car crash deaths. General Motors reply is due by April 3, 2014. According to General Motors, they are cooperating, however this does not seem to of been the level of cooperation that was demanded of General Motors over the last decade.

Another Death in a Police Chase

On Thursday, a man was killed in a motorcycle crash while fleeing police. It occurred in the Kingwood area around 7:00 a.m. After exiting the freeway, the man collided with a Mustang while attempting to cross an intersection. The Mustang then hit a pickup truck. Earlier, the motorcycle had been reported stolen. Fortunately, the police officer, and those in the Mustang and the truck, were uninjured.

New Texas Laws for Hit-And-Run Fatalities

New laws went into effect on September 1 for Texas drivers. One of the new laws provides drivers with a greater incentive to stay at the accident scene and help the injured. The new law increases the penalties for drivers involved in hit-and-run fatalities or those who fail to stop and render aid. Advocates are hoping that Texas drivers will acknowledge the tougher penalties and keep drivers on scene of a motor vehicle accident. This is a significant step in making the roadways safer.

  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Fire and Explosion

    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.

  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Plant Fire and Explosion

    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.

  • $22+ Million Personal Injury Work Site Accident

    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.

  • $30 Million Personal Injury Burn Victims

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

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