March 13, 2019

Big Rig Accident Kills One in Harris County

Is speeding really that dangerous?

A recent crash between a big rig and a sedan resulted in one fatality in northwest Harris County.  The accident happened in the early morning hours near Walters Road.  Evidence gathered at the scene suggests that the driver of a Honda Accord was traveling on FM 1960 at a high rate of speed, possibly more than 100 miles per hour.  The driver hit the rear of an 18 wheeler that was moving slowly while pulling away from a traffic light.  Sadly, the speeding driver of the Accord sustained catastrophic injuries in the accident.

March 13, 2019

Head-on Collision in Huffman, Texas Kills Two

What causes head-on accidents in Texas?

A horrific head-on accident recently claimed the lives of a seven-year-old boy and 25-year-old woman.  The accident happened around 7 p.m. on FM 1960 in Huffman.  Witnesses report that the driver of a Yukon had been traveling at a high rate of speed while weaving in and out of traffic.

March 13, 2019

Perilous Prescriptions: Nexium, Levaquin and Invokana

What can I do if I am injured by a prescription medication?

Today, due to advances in medicine, more individuals rely on prescription medications to alleviate the symptoms of a variety of medical conditions. While these drugs are often touted as being highly effective and advertised as such, a number of medications have caused injuries that have resulted in lawsuits. In light of this, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with any medication.

Which prescriptions drugs are leading to lawsuits in the U.S.

March 13, 2019

Bellwether Trials Test Climate on GM Ignition Switch Litigation

Over the past several years, execution protocol has come under fire across the United States – most notably following a “botched” execution in Oklahoma wherein the chemical cocktail took nearly 18 minutes to ultimately prove fatal. While the death penalty is undoubtedly controversial in the U.S., the state of Texas has a long and storied history surrounding its use of capital punishment. In August 2016, a Texas federal court reviewed the state’s execution protocols, and concluded that there are currently no instances of wrongful misconduct or issues involving the cocktail used to execute inmates.

March 13, 2019

Hot Air Balloon Crashes in Texas, Kills 16 People

Was the pilot of the hot air balloon that crashed in Texas responsible?

As idyllic as hot air balloon rides may seem, they involve risks, just like any other form of transportation. As a matter of fact, they appear to involve far greater risks. As far back as 2013, a report by an FAA safety official vigorously recommended that the same level of oversight be applied to the commercial balloon industry as to airplane and helicopter tour companies, but that recommendation has not yet being followed. Stories like the recent one concerning the deaths of 16 people in the crash of a hot air balloon near Lockhart, Texas may give pause to potential passengers who wonder whether the spectacular views are worth risking their lives for.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury as a result of an accident due to the negligence of another, you have legal recourse to obtain compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

March 13, 2019

Feds Claim Protection from Sutherland Springs Liability Under the Brady Act

The Federal government has filed a motion with the intent to dismiss several lawsuits filed against the United States Air Force by victims of the Sutherland Springs massacre. It is claiming that a law that was intended to prevent gun violence also shields them from any liability.

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March 13, 2019

A “Never Event” Leads to Malpractice Suit

What is a “never-event”?

Some people have no luck--on the road or in the operating room.

If you are a victim of a car accident, you could be facing months, years, or even a lifetime of medical treatment, surgeries and rehabilitation as a result of the injuries you suffered. You may not be able to work in your current occupation for some time, if ever.

If the injuries were caused by the reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another person or entity, you can commence a
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March 13, 2019

New Study Suggests Traumatic Injuries Are Linked to Mental Health Issues

Why might major injuries lead to mental health problems?

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) suggest an alarming and perhaps underexplored link between major traumatic injuries, like car crashes and falls, and mental health diagnoses.  With over three million people injured in car accidents annually and millions of others harmed in falls and other accidents, research into the long term effects of such injuries is of critical importance. Our Houston, Texas personal injury lawyers discuss the findings in the CMAJ and what they could mean for accident victims.
March 13, 2019

Fewer People Want Self-Driving Cars After Uber Accident

Are self-driving vehicles safe?

Many of us have long dreamed of the day when we could stretch out in the backseat while our car seamlessly drives us to our destination. Mass production of fully autonomous cars is just around the corner, but with the technology so near, now public support is waning in the wake of the serious Uber accident. As more self-driving vehicle accidents happen, and the public continues to fear these innovative new vehicles, the quest to release a fully autonomous car to the public could stall.

The Arizona Uber Accident

Self-driving cars are touted as being far safer than traditional automobiles. Statistically, driver error is the number one cause of..