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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Have You or a Loved One Been Harmed by the Blood-Thinner Xarelto?


We trust our doctors with our very lives. They see us on some of the worst days that we will ever experience and in the worst possible conditions. We believe that they will take the best possible care of us using all the tools and technologies of modern medicine that are available to them.

So when our trusted physician writes us a prescription for a new drug on the market, we think that it will be fine to start taking it. We put our faith in the pharmaceutical wonders being touted by the drug makers.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Pursue Justice After a Collision with a Drunk Driver


Texans believe in working hard and playing hard. After work is over, many Texans pop a top or down a couple shots at the bar to celebrate the weekend. Or because it's Wednesday or we won the game. "Hook 'em horns!" You get the idea. Celebrating with friends over a few cold ones is a cherished Texas tradition, but driving drunk has no place in our state's hallowed history.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Crash Facts Involving Large Trucks — A Texas Truck Accident Lawyer is Your Ally


Statistics show that the majority of fatalities in 18-wheeler collisions occur to those driving or riding in passenger cars. The size and weight disparity between the two is simply too great for the outcome to be favorable for the smaller vehicle. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 30 times as much as a 4-door sedan.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Pursue Justice After a Collision with a Drunk Driver


Texans believe in working hard and playing hard. After work is over, many Texans pop a top or down a couple shots at the bar to celebrate the weekend. Or because it's Wednesday or we won the game. "Hook 'em horns!" You get the idea. Celebrating with friends over a few cold ones is a cherished Texas tradition, but driving drunk has no place in our state's hallowed history.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Injured by a big rig? Contact an East Texas Truck Accident Lawyer


If you have ever traveled on a Texas highway with 80,000 pounds of 18-wheeler bearing down on your bumper, you know that it can be quite intimidating to share the road with the big rig behemoths. Because commercial trucks need extra time to both speed up and slow down, it is imperative that they allow enough room between them and any passenger cars. When factoring in the blind spots inherent in the design of all 18-wheelers, motorists can find themselves at considerable risk from negligent truck drivers. 

The life you save may be your own

There are certain driving behaviors motorists can adopt to help give them an edge on highway safety. Taking these tips and suggestions into consideration when behind the wheel may help you avoid a deadly accident and injuries.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

9 Big Things a Lawyer Does (and Doesn't Do) When Handling a Pharmaceutical Case


 

A wrongful death attorney has the unenviable job of pursuing justice for an individual who suffered serious harm or death from taking a prescription medication. Drug manufacturers frequently release medications to the public that have serious side effects, and they aren't always as safe as manufacturers claim they are. When a death occurs as a result of taking a prescription medication, the stakes are much higher for the survivors. Following are nine reasons why retaining an attorney for pharmaceutical cases that resulted in death can be beneficial to those who have suffered.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

State Bar of Texas set to honor Chandler as Legal Legend

Texas is full of legends. Tomorrow, it will have one more.

George Chandler - Lufkin Daily NewsThe Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas is scheduled on Monday to induct Lufkin attorney George Chandler as a Texas Legel Legend at Baylor University.

Chandler is the founder and chairman of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley.

Texas Legal Legends’ purpose is to memorialize the stories of many legendary lawyers who have practiced in Texas, according to information provided by the State Bar of Texas, and to use those stories to enhance the public’s understanding of the historical importance of law students and lawyers to “emulate legends like Chandler by serving others and making difference – not just a living”

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Photo by ANDY ADAMS/The Lufkin News

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Don't Hesitate In Speaking To an 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer for Legal Advice

Victims in automobile accidents don't always get the justice they deserve but that can be the result of their failure to take action when it is justified. If you're involved in an accident, you need to speak to an attorney to determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit, especially if you believe the other driver was at fault. When that other driver is operating an 18 wheeler or similar commercial vehicle, it's important that you hold them accountable when they're at fault because if you don't, they're more likely to repeat their offense. To get legal advice in this situation, you'll want to consult with an 18 wheeler accident lawyer that has previously represented these cases and won so that you can trust the advice you're receiving.

The companies that own these 18 wheeler trucks and employ the drivers will certainly want to avoid accepting any blame for the accident. This is why they have legal teams prepared for these situations and that's why you need to have an equally prepared 18 wheeler accident lawyer working on your behalf. You want someone that won't be intimidated and will put your best interests first. The Law Offices of Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley can provide you with this kind of representation.

When you contact our firm, we will give you a free case review with an 18 wheeler accident lawyer so that you can get your side of the story on record. This is an important step to take right away so that the details are still fresh in your mind. A Personal injury attorney will fully assess the circumstances of the incident so that we can recommend whether or not you should move forward with litigation. If you make that decision, we'll be ready to go to work building your case by gathering additional witness testimony and evidence to support your stance.

An 18 wheeler accident lawyer from Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley will work hard fighting for your rights, even if that means taking your case all the way to court. We're known as a "trial firm" because we're not afraid to go to court and when we do, we utilize state of the art techniques to present the best case to a judge or jury. This can include computer animations, computer reenactments and any other methods that we feel will help you win your case and get the compensation you deserve.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ANGELINA JURY AWARDS $2.7 MILLION TO 6-YEAR OLD BOY

By Christine S. Diamond - Lufkin Daily News

An Angelina County jury on Thursday night awarded $2.7 million to the 6-year-old son of a man who died in an automobile accident in December 2000.

Emerson Roy Shaw Sr. died at age 36 on Dec. 26, 2000, when his Ford Aspire collided with a United Parcel Service truck that hydroplaned on state Highway 63 just east of the Zavalla City Hall and crossed the center line, according to former Zavalla Police Chief Josh Parks.

The jury awarded Shaw’s son, Emerson Roy Shaw Jr., $2.65 million for the loss of his father, according to plaintiff’s attorney Reich Chandler. Jurors also awarded the man’s family $50,000 for the mental anguish he suffered in the moments after the accident, as well as $6,000 for burial costs, Chandler said.

UPS attorney Doug Gosda said it was too soon for him to comment on the case or say whether UPS intends to appeal the jury's decision.

Melinda Shaw filed the wrongful death suit as next-of-kin for Shaw Jr., her nephew. She is the boy's current guardian. In addition to caring for the boy, Melinda Shaw is raising two of her own children and the child of a deceased sister, Chandler said.

At nine months old, Emerson Shaw Jr. lost his mother to the same disease that brought him into the world mentally handicapped, Chandler said. Shortly after his father's death, the boy’s grandmother also died, the attorney said.

Chandler said UPS’s attorneys argued that because the boy's grandmother was raising Shaw Jr. at the time his father was killed, the father's death should be of no economic value to the boy, Chandler said.

"His father regularly visited him," Chandler said. "And (Shaw Jr.) spent every other weekend or so with his dad at his father's home.

"Justice was finally served in this case for this little boy," he said.

Wes Allen Thomason, the 32-year-old driver of the UPS truck, was neither ticketed nor charged with any offense in connection with the traffic accident, Chandler said. UPS initially terminated the Lufkin man, but rehired him after he filed a grievance through his union, Chandler said.

UPS also blamed Texas Department of Transportation in the accident, alleging the road was in poor condition, Chandler said. Parks said the accident was Zavalla's first fatal wreck in many years and the first he had seen in that area.

"It was raining at the time of the wreck and we alleged that the UPS truck — which had a history of hydroplaning, had defective tires and that the driver was driving too fast for the circumstances," Chandler said.

After four days of hearing evidence, the jury deliberated for four hours before announcing their decision about 7 p.m. Thursday, Chandler said. The jury award is the largest this year in Angelina County, he said. "We didn't ask for a specific amount. They just used their good judgment to determine the proper amount of this child's loss," Chandler said. "There's no norm in a case like this. It all depends on the evidence.”

State District Judge Paul White, who presided over the civil trial, appointed Lufkin attorney Clay Dark as the boy's legal representative, Chandler said.

"This award benefits just the child," Chandler said. "Clay Dark's job is to make sure that any money awarded to the child is properly invested — custodial care, therapy, those types of things."

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Sooner You Consult With A Semi Truck Accident Attorney From Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley The Better

Making the mistake of not contacting a Semi truck accident attorney following the incident is a decision that often comes back to cost victims in these situations. The circumstances of these accidents are often such that the true damage isn't fully realized until time has passed but by that point it may be too difficult to build a strong case. If you're the driver of a car that's been in an accident with a semi truck, certainly you know the immediate damage but as you try to recover financially, the long term repercussions could be more than you're able to handle.

If you decide later that you want to hire a semi truck accident attorney, you'll wish you had done so earlier so that your side of the story is on the record while the details of the incident were fresh in your mind. This is why it's in your best interests to contact the Law Offices of Chandler, Mathis, Zivley, PC, right away and take advantage of our free case review. This is your opportunity to speak with a Semi truck accident lawyer that has experience in these cases so that you can get your questions answered without feeling pressure or obligation. You can't make an informed decision about potential legal action until you've had an expert assess your situation and help you better understand your options.

Consulting with an a semi truck accident attorney from Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley is valuable because we've worked on these types of cases in the past and can tell you whether your situation warrants a lawsuit and what it will take to be successful. You need to hold the trucking company accountable if they're at fault in these accidents because if you don't, it only makes it more likely that their negligence in the future could lead to another accident that has even more severe consequences.

If you're facing financial challenges because of the incident, such as medical bills or repair costs to your car, you could be entitled to financial compensation. You could need this help even if you're insured because your insurance may not cover everything. By consulting with a semi truck accident attorney from Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley, you'll learn how to get that assistance and have someone that's ready to go to work right away building a case and won't be afraid to pursue it all the way to court if that's what it takes to win.


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