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Harris County Woman Files Lawsuit After Door Malfunction Causes Severed Finger

On March 30, 2020, a Harris County woman filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against BKD Twenty-One Management Company, Inc. doing business as Brookdale Plaza West University, the manager of the subject premises, Brookdale Employee Services, LLC, HCP HB3 West University Houston TX GP, LLC, among others. The woman brought multiple causes of action against the defendants, including premises liability and negligence.

Apartment Complex Sued Over Malfunctioning Smoke Detectors and Alarms

The son of an Austin man recently filed suit against an apartment complex, after his father died in a fire that started after lightning hit the complex nearly a year ago. The child's father was sleeping at the time the fire started, and the smoke alarms in his unit did not activate. According to the lawsuit, the smoke detectors and fire alarms in the complex were not properly functioning due to their age and improper maintenance.

Two Girls and Grandfather Electrocuted at Houston's Moody Park File $25 Million Lawsuit

On September 11, 2019, two young girls and their grandfather were electrocuted when they encountered a high voltage electrical box in Moody Park. Both girls were knocked unconscious and had to be revived. One girl went into cardiac arrest and suffered severe burns across her body. Doctors later confirmed that the girl's muscles were dead, and she had to have surgery to remove the dead muscle. Her grandfather also suffered ruptured muscles and double vision after the event. The day after, Mayor Sylvester Turner ordered an investigation into the cause of the incident. He also ordered the immediate replacement of electrical ground boxes in all city parks, starting with Moody Park.

A Montgomery County Resident Sues The Woodlands Mall After Slip and Fall Causes Her to Suffer Serious Injuries

A Montgomery County woman recently filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against The Woodlands Mall Associates LLC, alleging negligence.

Claims Against the State

A Court of Appeals has affirmed a Travis County jury's award of over $5 million* in a premises liability claim against the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) after determining that TxDOT had adequate notice of the claim.

Harris County Resident Suffers Serious Injury to Leg at a Family Dollar Store

On October 21, 2019, a Harris County resident filed a complaint against Family Dollar Stores of Texas, LLC, Family Dollar Inc., and Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., alleging injuries sustained to his leg.

Man Sues Universal After Water Slide Injury

James Bowen has filed suit after sustaining a serious injury on a water slide at Universal's Volcano Bay.

Harris County Resident Suffers Injuries After a Slip and Fall on Katy Dealership Premises

On August 29, 2019, a Harris County resident filed a complaint against Autonation Ford Katy also known as Texan Ford Inc. in a Harris County district court, alleging injuries sustained as a result of a slip and fall incident on the dealership's premises.

Child Drownings

Currently, Texas is leading the nation in the number of drowning accidents involving children. Particularly, Harris County is the most frequent location of child related drownings.

Woman Sues Moody Gardens following Injuries sustained on Ice Slide

On June 5, 2019, a Galveston County resident filed a complaint against Moody Gardens, Inc. ("Moody Gardens") as a result of injuries she alleges she sustained on an ice slide while visiting Moody Gardens with her family.

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    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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