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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2017 – FaceTime was cited in a lawsuit as a factor in the death of a 5-year-old girl in a car accident on I-35 in Texas. A California couple has filed a wrongful lawsuit against Apple alleging that the company’s failure to lockout its application FaceTime, from users operating vehicles, led to the death of their daughter. The crash that resulted in the death of the 5-year-old girl happened on Christmas Eve, 2014. Her family’s vehicle was rear-ended by a 22-year-old man who was using FaceTime while driving. The crash injured the plaintiff, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 27, 2017 – On January 13, an inebriated Austin driver in a $385,000 Ferrari crashed the vehicle in the woods outside of Austin, Texas. This single vehicle accident was the result of driving while inebriated. According to the Austin Fire Department who responded to the call out at approximately 2:30 a.m. the limited edition vehicle missed a turn, flew off the Red Bud Trial bridge at 40 feet in the air, flipped over and landed on its side at the bottom of a 40-foot ravine. On arrival at the scene, it was determined that […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2017 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would like to mandate speed limits on commercial vehicles. The results of the NHTSA studies show that reducing speed increases safety for all drivers on the road. Speeding is one of the most common causes of accidents involving big rigs. In fact, a study carried out by the Virginia Tech University Transportation Institute (VTUTI) and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) in 2012 indicates that reducing the speed of trucks on the road would decrease the number of truck collisions. The study looked at […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2017 – In New Jersey, a decision on the issue of whether medical marijuana can be ordered under workers’ compensation was rendered on December 15, 2016. As reported by the National Workers Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), plaintiff Andrew Watson was employed by 84 Lumber and suffered an injury on November 8, 2008. He was awarded one-third of partial total in 2012 allocated in the following way: 50 percent for the hand and 12.5 percent for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). According to the terms of the settlement, 84 Lumber must approve continuous pain […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2017 – Chicago personal injury law firm Briskman Briskman & Greenberg announced that Josie Rinehart was awarded the firm’s annual Accident Survivor Scholarship. Rinehart will receive $1,000 toward her tuition at the University of Southern Indiana. “Josie exemplifies the spirit of determination that we wanted to honor with this award,” said Paul Greenberg. “Faced with a devastating tragedy, she had the strength to persevere and build a better life for herself and others. We are proud to be able to contribute to her educational goals.” Rinehart survived an accident that claimed the lives […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2017 – The death of a Texas woman highlights the continuing problem of texting and driving related accidents in the state. Faced with the prevailing attitude about texting and driving that “everyone does it,” a Central Texas man is sharing the story of his sister’s 2015 death with Texas legislators. He wants to inspire the state lawmakers to create a new law regarding distracted driving. In November 2015 Amanda Rincker was heading home from work at approximately 11 p.m. At the intersection between the Groesbeck and Mexia city limits, along Highway 14, a […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2017 – Just last year, the Sheriff’s Office said it would revisit the outstanding judgment in the mediation of a personal injury case in which the victim suffered a head injury. Severe head injuries can be devastating, and can cause the victim to suffer permanent mental and physical disability. The victim’s mother and the Sheriff’s Office reached a resolution of annual payments of $325,000 for the next eight years. The total award is $1.95 million, including attorneys’ fees. However, the award will be rendered only if the Legislature gives its approval later this […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2017 – The magazine that started in 2011 as a legal marketing publication has reached a new milestone. Starting today, Bigger Law Firm Magazine will cover current events from a legal perspective. Over the last six years, Bigger Law Firm (BLF) Magazine has introduced lawyers to online marketing tactics, practice management software, internet security and e-discovery. Starting March 15th, BLF is reaching a wider audience with active reporting on current events. As the new presidency aims to reshape the role of government and an emboldened single party Congress rushes to introduce new […]


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PORT HUENEME, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2017 – Eric Traut of Traut Firm will represent a high profile wrongful death suit going to trial December 18, 2017 alleging a wrongful death and cover-up at drug treatment center Passages. According to court documents, patient Gregory Link was discovered dead one day into treatment with alleged signs of a struggle as alleged by wife Lani Link, filed March 21, 2016, in the Ventura County Superior Court. Says plaintiff Lani Link of Honolulu, Hawaii, of her late husband Gregory Link. “The loss I have suffered is incalculable.” Link was well known […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2017 – George Chandler, founding attorney of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC (CMZ), a well-known personal injury law firm with locations in both Lufkin and Houston, Texas has recently been recognized as the Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer with the State Bar Foundation of Texas. This prestigious honor was announced by Wendy Burgower, a Trustee with the Foundation. Though of course met with pride and delight by all of CMZ attorneys and staff, this honor comes as no surprise, since George Chandler has been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards over his years […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2017 – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car while crossing the street in Manatee County, Florida, around 12:49 a.m. on January 15. As reported by Explore Clarion, Ashley Hasychak, age 24, of West Sunbury, Pennsylvania, was trying to cross U.S. 41 close to 55th Avenue West. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the force of the impact sent her onto a sidewalk and into a light post. She was taken to Blake Medical Center, where she died of her injuries. Officials are conducting a criminal investigation into the incident, and are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2017 – Texas is one out of four states that do not have a statewide texting ban. This year, however, might bring change. Texas lawmakers are revisiting the attempt to pass a statewide texting ban in the hopes of having it save lives. According to statistics from 2014, about 483 out of 3,534 deaths from traffic crashes in Texas involve a distracted driver. Parents who have lost loved ones in distracted driving accidents are pushing for a law to put into place to stop the carnage. In 2015, one family of five lost […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2017 – A jury issued a $10 million verdict in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit. Richard Wiederhold, a Brevard County district fire chief, was left paralyzed from the chest down after a crash with a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza. Wiederhold’s wife Yvonne had to take care of his daily needs, including bathing him and feeding him through a tube, until 15 months after the accident, when he died of his injuries. “When a loved one is lost due to another person’s negligence, it is only fair that the family obtain compensation from […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2017 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has been named to the Lawyers of Distinction for 2017. To be a Lawyer of Distinction the attorney must have no ethical violations and be in private practice. All attorneys who meet the criteria of the group go through a screening process and have demonstrated a high degree of peer recognition and professional competence, placing them in the top 10 percent of all attorneys in the United States. Only 10 percent of attorneys in Texas are allowed in this group. Lawyers of Distinction uses it […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2017 – The Florida Supreme Court issued an important ruling in a medical malpractice case, deciding that a 2004 constitutional amendment requires a hospital to provide medical records to a patient’s family. The family of Marie Charles had filed the lawsuit against Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc., doing business as Baptist Medical Center, alleging that negligence on the part of the medical provider caused her to suffer a serious neurological injury. The hospital system had argued that it should not have to turn over all documents, because the 2004 federal law provides […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2017 – A New York appeals court cleared a Manhattan hospital and several doctors of medical malpractice in a lawsuit that accused them of failing to diagnose an infant’s brain tumor. The baby’s parents, Frank and Francis Leva, sued Mount Sinai Medical Center and its pediatricians. They alleged the defendants breached the expected standard of medical care by not discovering and treating the infant’s medulloblastoma earlier. Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. “Many people may think that when something goes wrong medically, the doctor or health care professional is to blame,” said […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2017 – Plan While You Can is a campaign designed by the TxDOT to encourage drivers to plan a sober ride home. Although it is aimed at the holiday season, the message resonates year round. The inspiration for this campaign comes from the death of a 9-year-old girl who was killed by a drunk driver while she was on her way home from her birthday party, three years ago. Every day since then, her family has been reliving the devastating loss. The man responsible for the fatal crash was arrested, charged and jailed […]


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Corpus Cristi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2017 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. secured a $3.144 million judgment for client M. Arredondo following a serious injury from a boat explosion that caused 5 percent burns to Mr. Arredondo’s body. The plaintiff filed suit against defendant boat company for damages suffered while working for a maritime industry defendant. The boat engine the plaintiff was working on exploded while the plaintiff was hunched over the engine. The plaintiff was taken to Brooks Army Medical Center where he was treated for severe burns to his face, body, and hands. The defendant, […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2017 – According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of deadly workplace injuries have increased nationwide. With 272 fatal work injuries in 2015, Florida ranked as the state with the third-highest number of work-related deaths. According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries from the Bureau of Labor Statistic, 2015 saw a minimal increase in the number of fatalities across the nation. In 2015, there were 4,836 deadly work injuries in the country and 4,821 work-related deaths in 2014. The number of fatal injuries that occurred in Florida […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2017 – If a worker is injured on a jobsite in Texas and files a lawsuit, what happens to a claim for compensation? In Texas, companies may choose to opt in or to opt out of providing workers’ compensation. If a worker’s employer has chosen to opt in and that individual is hurt on the job, they cannot sue the employer. If the employer has chosen to opt out and there is a workplace accident, the injured worker may file a personal injury claim. Additionally, if a worker is killed, the family of […]


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