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.
A Kroger customer filed a lawsuit in the Galveston County District Court against the grocery store for injuries she suffered while shopping there. Filed on April 23, 2019, the lawsuit involves an accident that took place in May of 2017. Apart from suing Kroger, the customer also brought an action against the manager of the store where the incident occurred.
Firm attorneys Benny Agosto, Jr. and Kelly Woods have reached a confidential settlement against Church's Chicken regarding an incident that occurred on August 1, 2016. On this particular day, two of Mr. Agosto's clients were working at a Church's Chicken when the kitchen floor collapsed into the crawl space beneath, causing the industrial deep fryers of hot grease to fall on top of them.
A lawsuit was filed in Harris County on October 1, 2018 against Party City Corporation by a woman complaining of injuries she sustained at the party supply store. The woman's petition alleges that the party supply store failed to keep its premises safe. She further alleges that the slip and fall caused her to sustain physical injuries, including disfigurement, physical impairment, lost wages and mental anguish, among others.
Getting hurt at a sporting event is very possible and this type of injury falls into two general categories. The first is the standard premises liability claim such as a slip and fall. The other category is a more specific sports claim that occurs when a fan is injured by a baseball or hockey puck to the face. Getting hit in the face by a hockey puck usually doesn't happen while shopping for groceries. So what happens when a fan at a hockey game gets injured?
On July 2, 2012, Deborah Revette slipped and fell in clear liquid laundry detergent that was on the floor in the chemical aisle at a Dollar General Store in Mobile, Alabama. As a result, she suffered severe leg and shoulder fractures, which necessitated eight surgeries, 395 doctor visits, and over $470,000 in medical bills. Revette, who was 60 years old when she fell, is permanently disabled.
In the case of Lezlea Ross v. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, the Supreme Court ruled on May 1, 2015 that slip-and-fall cases are not health care liability claims, and the medical profession cannot be protected by the Texas Medical Liability Act. When the plaintiff initially filed suit, the hospital moved to dismiss for the reason that the slip-and-fall claim was a health care liability claim, and the plaintiff failed to produce an expert report within the specified time frame. The trial court granted the dismissal, and the court of appeals affirmed the decision.
In a horrific story published Sunday in the online magazine Matter, writer Zak Stone told the story of the death of his father while a guest at an Austin cottage rented through the "home sharing" website Airbnb. This story, and others like it, highlight the safety and liability risks of the largely unregulated "sharing economy" that has grown up around Silicon Valley startups like Airbnb and Uber.
The Texas Supreme Court recently held that a lawsuit based on a slip-and-fall that occurred in a hospital did not qualify as a health-care liability claim.