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Woman Sues Insurance Company After Being Injured in a Collision

On April 8, 2013, Gerri Koch was rear ended at a stop sign by an uninsured motorist. Ms. Koch, 50 years old, sustained a permanent spinal injury. Ms. Koch, who had coverage with Allstate for up to $250,000 in the event she was hit and injured by an uninsured driver, filed a claim with the company. Allstate denied the claim. Ms. Koch filed suit.

Crash Kills Local Motorist

A wreck on Highway 249 killed a man today. It happened in the early morning hours, at about 2:30 a.m. Investigators from the Harris County Sherriff's Office report that a pickup truck was braking for a red light in the 12,000 block of Highway 249 at Mosielee. While doing so, a Chevrolet Impala slammed into it from behind. The crash was so violent that the pickup truck was knocked into a ditch. The driver of the Impala was killed. The driver of the truck was hurt, but apparently his injuries are not life-threatening. Yet, because it seems that he was intoxicated, he may face charges of DWI. Weather was not a factor in the collision. Local traffic in both directions was disrupted for several hours afterwards, but the roadway has since reopened.

Georgia Jury Holds Automaker Accountable for Car Fire that Killed 4-Year-Old Boy

After fewer than two hours of deliberation, a jury in Bainbridge, Georgia, found the manufacturer of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee liable for the death of a four-year-old boy who was killed when his family's SUV went up in flames after being rear-ended, causing its fuel tank to leak. The jury ordered the Fiat Chrysler to pay $150 million in damages to the boy's family.

Cell Phones Are a Big Distraction for Teen Drivers

Distractions play a larger role than previously thought in car accidents and were responsible for about six of every ten moderate to severe crashes, according to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Accident

At approximately 2:35 a.m. on Sunday morning, a silver Cadillac rear ended a Honda Accord that was about to exit Airport Road on Texas 288. The driver of the Accord and a toddler who was in the car were taken to the hospital. A 12-year-old passenger who was sitting in the back and the front seat passenger died at the scene of the collision.

NHTSA Says Recall Defective SUVs, Chrysler Says No

At least 53 people have died in fatal fuel-fed fires that have occurred after a rear-end collision in certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty model years. The reason these collisions weren't minor accidents but serious, catastrophic car collisions is a defective fuel system design that has the fuel tank exposed on the back end of the SUV.

Man Killed In Rear-End Crash Off Sam Houston Parkway

Broken down and waiting for help on a feeder road to the Sam Houston Parkway, a man sitting in his disabled Jeep was fatally injured when a tow truck rear-ended his vehicle. Initial reports say the man was to the far right of the road, but do not indicate if he was stalled in a traffic lane or on the road's shoulder.

Chrysler Refuses to Recall Jeeps Despite Fire Hazard

Just this past Tuesday, Chrysler announced that it was refusing to recall 2.7 million Jeep models that, according to the government and other safety groups, are defective and pose a fire risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) contends that the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty models are prone to fires in the event of a rear-impact collision. While massive recalls have become more and more common, it is truly a rare event for an auto manufacturer to refuse a recall request from the governmental agency that regulates vehicle safety.

Tragic Morning Rush Hour Accident in North Houston

Dealing with morning rush hour traffic is usually one of the least favorite parts of a commuter's day. And while regular traffic flow patterns are bad enough, accidents in rush hour traffic further clog city highways. While many times these accidents are a matter of someone simply following too close, resulting in a minor fender bender, unfortunately sometimes the accidents can be fatal. A car accident this morning in North Houston proved to be just that.

Tragic Morning Rush Hour Accident in North Houston

Dealing with morning rush hour traffic is usually one of the least favorite parts of a commuter's day. And while regular traffic flow patterns are bad enough, accidents in rush hour traffic further clog city highways. While many times these accidents are a matter of someone simply following too close, resulting in a minor fender bender, unfortunately sometimes the accidents can be fatal. A car accident this morning in North Houston proved to be just that.

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  • 2016-2017 Equal Access to Justice Champion

    The Equal Access to Justice Champions Program was started by the Houston Bar Association in 2006, to help ensure placement of Houston Volunteer Lawyers cases with pro bono volunteers. Originally, firms were tiered according to size, and firms within each tier committed to accept a certain number of pro bono cases from HVL each year for five years.

  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers America | Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz | 2017

    Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

  • Lead Counsel Rated

    In order to earn the Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must not only demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability. This is a key component in the screening process.

  • Texas Super Lawyers | Texas Monthly

    Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists.

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