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Responsibility For Accident Injuries Begins Immediately

AdobeStock_267906889.jpegInvolvement in a motor vehicle accident can prompt various responses from those involved. If a driver was not paying attention to the road when the crash took place, they might feel guilty. Meanwhile, countless explanations may factor into a fear of dealing with the police.

Depending on the severity of the collision, it might be difficult to process what happened and how to respond. However, serious legal consequences can result from leaving the scene of an accident.

Deadly San Antonio 18-Wheeler Crash Believed to Be Caused by Failing Brakes

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A thirty-one-year-old man died in San Antonio, Texas on September 15, 2020 after an 18-wheeler failed to stop at an access road intersection, plowing into the young man's Honda Civic and propelling it into oncoming traffic. The 18-wheeler driver later told investigators his brakes failed.

Lawmakers Demand Amazon Product Brand Recalls

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Last week Senators Richard Blumenthal, Robert Mendez, and Ed Markey sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos relating to reports that Amazon has ignored consumer safety complaints. Specifically, the letter from the lawmakers points out that there are recent allegations that AmazonBasics products have potentially been linked to fires, explosions, smoking, melting, and other harms to consumers and their property.

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

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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.

Those licensed to heal can cause severe harm

AdobeStock_315923977.jpegIf you are not a licensed medical professional, illness lends itself to turning to your physician for appropriate treatment options, often including the use of prescription drugs. Whether upon admittance to the hospital for supervised care or your return home with pills and a set of instructions, medications intended to help you get better could make matters worse.

Medication errors account for the lives of up to 9,000 Americans each year. Presumably, hundreds of thousands more do not report related complications. Although mistakes can happen during various steps in patient care, these tragic errors are preventable.

Lawsuit Filed Against El Paso Children's Hospital and Prominent Doctor Over Young Girl's Death

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Last month, an El Paso couple filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages over $1 million and alleging gross negligence against El Paso Children's Hospital and a prominent local doctor over the death of their three-year-old daughter. According to the lawsuit, the family alleges the hospital and doctor intentionally created profit-driven policies that caused extreme delays in the admission and administration of life saving emergent care for young patients. In this case, the couple's daughter suffered from hydrocephalus, a life-threatening but treatable condition where fluid becomes trapped in the brain, and spent nearly fourteen hours uncontrollably vomiting in the hospital's waiting room before the young girl finally went limp, turned blue, and began foaming at the mouth.

Austin Crane Collapses

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A crane collapsed Wednesday morning in Austin, Texas. The construction crane collapsed causing injury to twenty-two people according to news reports. Of the twenty-two injured workers, sixteen people were taken to St. David's Hospital in Austin. Currently, it is reported that all injured workers sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Everyone reportedly injured was on the construction site at the time of the incident.

Settlement for Texas 18-Wheeler Driver Rear-Ended by Another 18-Wheeler

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Firm attorneys Benny Agosto, Jr. and Lena Laurenzo have settled a federal court lawsuit arising out of a severe crash involving two 18-wheelers. The crash occurred when an 18-wheeler driver working for an out-of-state company was distracted watching vehicles on the other side of the highway, resulting in him rear-ending a Texas 18-wheeler driver.

Lawsuit Filed Against a Drunk Driver Responsible for Killing a Medical Student

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A 24-year-old medical student Samantha Alison Thomas was recently killed in an accident involving a drunk driver. Ms. Thomas' family has filed a lawsuit against the drunk driver, neurosurgeon named Jonathan Nakhla, who is currently under indictment for the manslaughter of Ms. Thomas.

Lawsuit Filed After Family Loses Son to Fraternity Hazing

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Hazing has been a part of fraternity lifestyle for years, and even though some people enjoy the culture, it can be harmful to its members and their families. In 2019, Sam Martinez was one of these members that lost his life while being hazed during a college fraternity event. After being pressured into drinking a half gallon of rum, Martinez lost consciousness and succumbed to the alcohol poisoning, which was not discovered until the next morning.

  • $50+ Million Fire & Explosion

    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.

  • $12 Million 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $48 Million Catastrophic Burns

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $48 million.

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