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Depositions for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If your claim requires a lawsuit, then you will eventually be required to provide a deposition. A deposition can be compared to a recorded interview. During the deposition, the person being deposed is asked questions from the lawyers representing various parties in a lawsuit.

The Life, Legacy, and Loss of 'The Notorious R.B.G.'

Notorious (adjective): publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait. A word now forever linked to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - not just for her trailblazing work on the nation's highest court, but for her perseverance, fierce attitude, and willingness to push barriers in the fight for equality under the law. Standing at just five-foot-one and barely 100 pounds, she was a legal giant and force to be reckoned with. On Friday, September 18, 2020, at the age of 87, Justice Ginsburg lost her final battle to pancreatic cancer. As the country and legal community grieves this enormous loss, we must not forget to celebrate her life and continue her legacy.

Recall: Salmonella Linked to Peaches

The Wawona Packing Company has issued a recall of peaches that were sold under several brand names at a variety of stores across multiple states. The tainted products have caused a salmonella infection outbreak across the United States. Wamona Packing has recalled bagged, bulk, and loose peaches that they supplied nationwide to retailers.

Lawsuit Filed Against U.S. Figure Skating Coach Richard Callaghan for Sexual Abuse

A lawsuit was filed recently accusing long time U.S. Figure Skating Coach Richard Callaghan of sexual abuse and alleging that U.S. Figure Skating did nothing to stop it. The lawsuit was filed by Craig Maurizi, a figure skating coach and former student of Callaghan. The suit alleges that the inappropriate and illegal sexual relationship began when Maurizi was a minor, and that Callaghan continued to exploit Maurizi on and off for years. The allegations were first brought to light by Maurizi in an interview with the New York Times in 1999.

Woman Sexually Abused as a Child Sues the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

A woman has sued the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, as well as her former southwest Houston parish, due to sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of a former youth minister. The woman's lawsuit states that she met with youth minister Ralph Garza to receive counseling for abuse, allowing Garza to be with the woman alone regularly. That suit further alleges that Garza groomed her for months before eventually molesting her. On one such occasion, Garza forced the woman to touch his genitals, and on another occasion, Garza kissed and fondled her. Following the abuse, Garza was arrested and convicted of indecency with a child, and Garza is now a registered sex offender living in Houston.

Your Case Needs Experts

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.

Working from Home

For many of us, the coronavirus has interrupted our daily activities and is affecting our ability to work. The law firm of Abraham Watkins remains open and working hard to represent our clients. However, many of us are working from home in order to stay safe and healthy. We suggest you do the same.

Kansas Supreme Court Throws Out Longstanding Cap on Noneconomic Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits

On June 14, 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court struck down Kansas' cap on damages for noneconomic damages in personal injury lawsuits on the basis that the cap was unconstitutional. In Kansans, the legislature imposed a limit on the amount noneconomic money damages a jury can award a plaintiff in personal injury cases. Kansas' overturning this cap is hopefully just the first domino toppling over, and soon to be followed by other states seeking to return power to the hands of the people.

Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Cap in Injury Cases

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.

What is a Statute of Limitations?

You may have heard the term "statute of limitations," but you may not understand what it means. It is important for everyone, not just lawyers, to have a basic understanding of statutes of limitations, because they can have a profound effect on your rights.

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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 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 Plant Fire & 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 Worksite 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.

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    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 $48 million.

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