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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 8, 2016 – Despite the global auto recall, defective Takata airbags are still a dangerous and contentious issue. The Takata airbag recall was supposed to deal with exploding airbags that propelled metal shrapnel into the vehicle after an accident, often seriously injuring or killing the driver. Because the damage was severe and the dangers of the Takata air bag not originally understood, some police attending accident scenes thought the driver and passengers had been murdered. After several accidents and autopsies, police began to realize that airbag shrapnel was responsible for the deaths. The Takata […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2016 – There has been an alarming increase in truck accidents in Florida. According to statistics from Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES), there was an increase in commercial vehicle accidents in the state, from 34,450 in 2014 to 38,265 in 2015. The 2014 numbers were also an increase from 32,087 commercial vehicle crashes in 2013. As of Nov. 13, the number of collisions involving commercial vehicles in 2016 stood at 34,623, already above the total for 2014, and on track to be worse than 2015. “The increase in truck accidents is of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2016 – Limits on the amount of medical malpractice damages have been found unconstitutional by a second Florida appeals court. The Second District Court of Appeal expressed its agreement with the Fourth District’s opinion that a statutory cap on non-economic damages is unconstitutional in both wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits. “It is good news that two appeals courts have found limits on medical malpractice damages to be unconstitutional,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa medical malpractice attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “The amount of compensation that injured people receive […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2016 – The vaginal mesh kit fiasco is now making headlines around the world thanks to two dedicated Texas trial attorneys, Steve and Amber Mostyn of Mostyn Law, who took their surgical mesh research to Scotland’s Parliament. Mostyn Law’s founders presented their research to Scottish Parliament Member Neil Findlay to warn of the alleged dangers of vaginal mesh products. As a result of their visit, Findlay, who found the information, “deeply disturbing,” issued a call for an investigation into Boston Scientific Corporation’s (BSC) surgical mesh devices. It was the Mostyn law firm that […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2016 – Driving without a license is an issue in Austin, and the police department wants to do something about it. A proposal put forth to Austin lawmakers would allow the police department to impound a car when the driver has no license. The police would be allowed to impound and tow a vehicle involved in an accident if the driver has a suspended license or no license. Law enforcement feels that this pro-active step forward would assist with Vision Zero’s goal of reducing traffic deaths. El Paso, Waco, Dallas, Corpus Christi, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2016 – Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous undertaking due to unexpected weather, distracted drivers and debris on the road. A fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Rockwall, Texas on the I-30. A mattress fell off the bed of a red Ford F150 traveling in the same direction as the biker. According to the police and eye witnesses, the motorcyclist ran into a mattress lying on the road which caused his bike to veer off the highway and slam into a light pole. The 73-year-old man was taken to the hospital but died […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2016 – The number of deaths from car accidents is rising nationwide, and auto fatalities in Florida are increasing more than the national average. According to data from the National Safety Council (NSC), car accidents in the first half of 2016 showed a nine percent increase over the same time period in 2015. From January 1 to June 30 of this year, there were an estimated 19,100 deaths on U.S. roads, up from 17,530 fatalities in the first half of 2015. The rate of fatal accidents is increasing in some states more than […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2016 – Driver distraction may have been a factor in this fatal collision. This fatal crash occurred, in September, in San Antonio. It involved a white pickup truck and a dump truck. Two were left dead and three were injured as a result of this accident on FM 1937 and U.S. 281 South. When police arrived on the scene, they found two vehicles in opposite ditches. The road was littered with debris from each truck. The two-lane country road was relatively narrow and the collision had been a head-on, with one vehicle clipping […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2016 – Adviatech, the company behind Custom Legal Marketing, Bigger Law Firm Magazine and Law Firm Newswire, announced Monday that it would be offering employees two hours of paid time off on Election Day. Employees who voted early can claim their two hours as a bonus. While Adviatech does not make political contributions, the 11-year-old company has always encouraged its employees to be politically active. As part of every employee’s standard benefits package, Adviatech offers paid time off for team members who volunteer for candidates, state amendments, or propositions, and for those […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 4, 2016 – At least seven lawsuits have been filed in Florida over a 2015 plane crash in Ohio that killed nine Floridians. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ruled that the flight crew’s incorrect runway approach and failure to follow procedures caused the Nov. 10, 2015 crash. The board also said that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) failed to properly enforce regulations against ExecuFlight, the operator of the flight. The findings by the safety board were recently made public at a hearing in Washington, D.C. “An investigation by a government body into what […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2016 – The latest issue of the Bigger Law Firm magazine offers expert insight and advice for law firms who wish to secure their information, improve their website, streamline communication and brand assets, and boost their online marketing to gain more clients. Dipal Parmar’s feature article reveals how law firms can create a YouTube remarketing campaign that targets the people most likely to become future clients. With video being one of the most popular platforms for user engagement and online sharing, video advertising paired with remarketing can generate real engagement and reach […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2016 – Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its newest regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard E. Zelonka, Jr., a nationally regarded litigator with over a decade of trial experience, takes the lead at the Georgia office as Managing Partner. Richard has handled complex litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the Southeastern United States. “I am thrilled to be joining Wood Smith Henning & Berman. WSHB’s sterling reputation, coupled with its national footprint, is especially attractive. That, coupled with the Firm’s passionate dedication […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2016 – Sharyland Utilities, Quantam Resources Management and Tessco Energy Services face two wrongful death lawsuits for the workplace deaths of Laban Robokoff and Harvey McKinney in 2014. Laban Robokoff and Harvey McKinney were electrocuted two years ago while working on a Texas oil well. One other colleague was severely shocked, but managed to survive. At the time of their deaths, Laban Robokoff was 26 and McKinney 38. The oil well was located in Colorado City and was owned by Quantam Resources Management. According to documents submitted in court, the company allegedly placed […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – Florida leads the nation in the number of people who drown in their vehicles after car accidents. According to an Orlando Sentinel analysis, 49 people drowned inside cars in Florida from 2008 to 2012. That is far more than Texas, the state with the second highest number of motor vehicle drownings, at 18 during the same time period. The actual number of drownings may be much higher. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found in 2011 that there was an average of 57 vehicle drowning deaths per year in Florida […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2016 – Mercedes Contreras is suing Royal Cargo Corp. and Leyvis Ortega, alleging Ortega negligently failed to properly control his big rig. According to the trucking accident lawsuit filed in this case, Mercedes Contreras was heading west on I-30. She was hit by a big rig driven by Leyvis Ortega, who collided with the rear of her car. Contreras alleges she sustained permanent, disabling injuries. The statement of claim further alleges that Ortega did not pay attention to where he was going and what was going on around him, did not stay a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2016 – Texas does not have a statewide texting while driving ban in place. Yet. That may change but politics does seem to play a large part of successfully passing such a law. As far as getting a statewide ban on texting while driving, Texas still remains one of only four states in the United States that does not have one. For many reasons, the concept of such a law has been fought over amongst lawmakers. In the absence of a statewide law there is a patchwork of different laws in various cities […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 20, 2016 – In a published ruling, the appeals court stated that the Workers’ Compensation Act has control over claims against third-party tortfeasors who suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents while they are engaged in employment. In the case of Lambert v. Travelers Indemnity Company of America, three judges resolved disagreements between the workers’ compensation law and the Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act, both of which concern the way in which medical liens should be satisfied. The decision was released in August 2016, in three separate cases that were consolidated because they dealt with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – Cedar Creek Reservoir is noted for its bridges. It was one of those structures that left a boater dead on a recent Friday evening. The bridge involved in this boating accident was the middle three of the 198 bridges that spanned north Cedar Creek Reservoir. Built in 1965, the clearance under it was roughly 5 feet if the lake was sitting at its normal elevation. Currently, the lake is down about three-quarters of a foot at the reservoir location. Other bridges in the same area that have been revamped now have […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2016 – Further confirmation of the superb performance of the lawyers at the personal injury practice of Jaroslawicz & Jaros PLLC comes in the form of recognition by New York Metro Super Lawyers for 2016. This year follows many other years of accolades received by the practice from the same organization. Partners Abraham Jaros and David Jaroslawicz, and Senior Trial Attorney Norman Frowley, have been acclaimed 2016 “Super Lawyers.” Their colleague, David Tolchin, an associate of the firm, was also designated a “Rising Star,” as was associate Harris Marks. Recognition as a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2016 – The issue of binding arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts came to a head recently, as the Florida Supreme Court ruled in a nursing home lawsuit that the case should not be sent to arbitration. Furthermore, the United States government issued a rule to stop nursing homes that receive federal funding from requiring arbitration to resolve disputes. “Nursing home residents who have been injured and families who have lost a loved one deserve their day in court,” said Robert Joyce, a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney with the Tampa firm […]


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