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Consider Motorcycle Safety This Summer

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Summer is prime motorcycle riding time. Riding may seem especially appealing right now in light of current social distancing requirements, because it is an opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air. While riding a motorcycle is a pleasure for those who choose to do so, it is also a dangerous activity.

More Severe Injury Crashes Trending in 2020

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Recent data shows that in comparing car crashes from March of 2019 to January and February of 2020, the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) found that serious injuries in car crashes have increased by 20 percent. The spike in serious injuries is extra concerning considering the total number of crashes that have occurred are actually down by 20 percent.

Tesla Sued After Its Autopilot System Accelerated into Vehicles Pulled Over on an Expressway in Japan

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The widow and daughter of a 44-year-old Japanese man recently filed suit against Tesla, Inc. after one of the company's Model X cars operating on "Autopilot" crashed into a group of people and vehicles on the side of an expressway near Tokyo, Japan, killing the man. According to the Complaint, the driver of the Tesla, who as relying on the Autopilot system, had dozed off shortly before the crash. When a vehicle ahead changed lanes to avoid the people and vehicles on the side of the road, the Model X failed to detect the group on the side of the road, accelerated, and ran directly into them.

FCA Recalls over 180,000 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickups for Power Steering Defect

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall for over 180,000 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups to repair an issue related to the trucks' power steering system. The defect in the power steering makes the vehicle more difficult to steer and increases the risk of a crash.

Five Fatal Car Crashes in 24 Hours

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With the stay-at-home order easing up in Texas, it is no surprise people have taken this opportunity to resume the activities they haven't done in a while. Whether it's going out to eat or meeting with some friends, more people are on the road now than there have been in the last month. In the first week of May, there have already been multiple deaths on the road with some attributed to drugs and alcohol.

Boating Accidents Increase During Summer Months

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As summer quickly approaches, many people plan spending time on the water. Whether you are a passenger relaxing in a boat or someone who enjoys water skiing, you may be surprised to know that boating accidents are more common than you might think.

Recent Report Shows Drowning is Third Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

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According to a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 320,000 lives annually. In the United States, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in children ages one to fourteen. In 2014, WHO published The Global Report on Drowning, the first report dedicated exclusively to drowning. According to the report, age is one of the major risk factors for drowning and is often times associated with a lapse in supervision. On a global scale, the highest drowning rates are among children ages one to four, followed by children ages five to nine. Researchers also found that males are especially at risk for drowning, with twice the overall mortality rate of females. Some studies suggest that higher drowning rates among males are due to increased exposure to water and riskier behavior in comparison to females.

Your Case Needs Experts

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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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed - Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

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Two of the families whose relatives were killed in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash in January of this year have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the company that owned and operated the helicopter, Island Express. The lawsuit alleges that Island Express was "negligent and careless, in regard to owning, leasing, managing, maintaining, controlling, entrusting, chartering, and operating" the helicopter in question and that Island Express' negligence caused the death of all those aboard the aircraft. Further, the lawsuit seeks wrongful death damages for funeral and burial expenses and "all other damages by law."

Suit Filed Against Port of Houston Authority after Worker Killed

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Houston attorneys Mo Aziz and Karl Long of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have filed suit on behalf of a worker who was killed at the Bayport Terminal Yard in Pasadena, Texas.

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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 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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