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Fire Burns Worker

Thursday night, a fire at a local scrap metal facility injured a worker and damaged property. The fire occurred between 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. at 9400 Rhonda. According to reports, the fire erupted when fuel tanks were being drained.

The Basics of Medical Malpractice in Texas

If you believe your injury or medical condition was either caused by or worsened due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, you may be able to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Family of 7-Year-Old Killed by Collapsed Table Files $10 Million Lawsuit

A lawsuit was filed against an elementary school in New Jersey for $10 million. The suit was brought by the family of 7-year-old Brendan Jordan, who died on January 7, 2015. According to authorities, during indoor soccer practice at the school gymnasium a 108 pound bench that was folded vertically against a wall collapsed and fell on Brendan. Local newspaper, The Record, reports those named in the suit include the police department, school officials, Borough, a school janitor, and Brendan's soccer coach, Bryan Mone.

Texas Right to Life Will Continue Legal Challenge Barring Hospital from Stopping Treatment

The family of a critically ill Pasadena man who died while awaiting a court hearing likely will continue to pursue its legal challenge of a Texas law authorizing hospitals to discontinue treatment in cases deemed hopeless. Chris Dunn had been hospitalized since early October for a number of serious conditions including end-stage liver disease and pancreatic cancer. In mid-November, doctors told his family that unless another facility could be found to treat him, life-sustaining treatment would be discontinued in 10 days. This was in compliance with a 1999 law in the Texas Health and Safety Code that addresses advance directives regarding desired medical care in life-threatening situations.

Reggie Bush Considering Lawsuit Against City of St. Louis Over Stadium Injury

San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush says he is "still strongly considering" a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis over a knee injury suffered during a November 1 game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Bush suffered a season-ending torn meniscus when he slipped on a large patch of concrete near the stadium wall after running out of bounds in a play at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The case highlights a number of issues in personal injury law, including premises liability, sovereign immunity, and assumption of the risk. The city of St. Louis's Sports Authority and Convention Bureau operates the Edward Jones Dome.

Personal Injury Compensatory Damages

When a person considers filing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, it is reasonable to ask "What is my case really worth?" The answer comes down to "damages" and figuring out what your injuries have cost you monetarily, physically, and mentally.

Teen Killed by Drunk Driver While Changing Tire

Sunday morning New Caney, Texas mourned the loss of seventeen-year-old Jose Damien who was struck by a drunk driver while helping his family change a flat tire. According to the victim's family, the driver veered towards the family's truck, smashed into it, and killed the New Caney ISD student. The driver, who has been identified as Charles Baxter, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Baxter is not only facing jail time, but also a potential lawsuit for the family's loss of their loved one.

Widower Files Suit for the Death of His Family

Dexter Culclager, the widower of Yakel Culclager, brought a lawsuit against the driver of a Peterbilt truck and several other companies involved in the death of his wife and step-children. Mr. Culclager filed a $10 million personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit. Along with the truck driver, Judson Humphries, Mr. Culclager sued General Motors, Hobit Express, Sunteck Transport Group, Sunteck Transport Co., and the service shop that checked Mrs. Culclager's 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe prior to the incident.

Damage Caps and the Limits on Personal Injury Awards

In June, an Oklahoma jury awarded $14,000,000 to an injured man who lost his arm while operating a crane within the course and scope of his employment. $9,000,000 was awarded for economic damages, and $5,000,000 was awarded for non-economic damages (i.e. pain and suffering). The jury was shocked when the judge announced that the award was reduced from $14,000,000, to $9,350,000. What the jury was not aware of, was that all civil actions filed in the state of Oklahoma after November 1, 2011, have a non-economic damages cap of $350,000, when a defendant's liability is found to be neither grossly negligent nor intentional.

Awards & Recognition

  • 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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  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Fire and 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 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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