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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2016 – Austin and other large Texas cities could use this kind of partnership to assist those injured in boating accidents. Boating is a favorite pastime in Texas, with many lakes, rivers and other bodies of water beckoning to boat enthusiasts. Not everyone follows safe boating practices and some personal watercraft owners boat while under the influence. Boating under the influence is a recipe for an accident resulting in serious injuries or death. EMTs/first responders have to know precisely what to do when they arrive at the scene of a boating accident, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2016 – During the renovations to Texas A & M’s Kyle Field, a young man met his untimely death. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Angel Garcia fell to his death in 2013 when a piece of concrete, weighing 3,000 pounds, toppled his Caterpillar loader down four stories. The wrongful death lawsuit names Manhattan and Vaughn construction companies and Lindamood and Texas Cutting and Coring, alleging they were negligent by allowing such a massive overload on the Caterpillar. The suit seeks $100 million in damages, alleging he was not properly trained to […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire)April 27, 2016 – Constance Endelicato, Partner at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman’s Los Angeles office, was named to the Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California” list for 2016. The list, published in both of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, recognizes California attorneys with “excellent lawyering and leadership skills among women attorneys in California” and legal work making a significant impact. The Daily Journal was impressed that Endelicato is unbeaten in the courtroom. According to the feature, “You might say Endelicato is batting 1,000. After 60 trials over more than […]


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Miami Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2016 – David C. Barnett, Esq., founder and managing partner of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. and Chairman of the Board for The Victory Center, announced that the City of North Miami recognized The Victory Center during a commission meeting for their educational services for children with Autism and related disorders. Mr. Barnett and The Victory Center will continue to support and develop educational programs to better meet the needs of children with autism in the classroom. These programs are offered to children challenged by autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, including […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2016 – A jury in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, rendered an award of $10.5 million to the family of a woman who was “buried alive” at the time of a crash with a dump truck. The jury found in favor of the husband and two autistic sons of the victim, Gail Walsh, by awarding them $1.5 million in survival damages and $9 million for wrongful death. The jury divided liability among the three defendants, apportioning 50 percent to the motorist who is alleged to have caused the dump truck, which contained thousands of pounds of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2016 – Liberty County resident, 70-year-old Lester Berry, had his power disconnected, disabling his oxygen concentrator. He slowly suffocated to death. Lester Berry’s family found their father several days after Thanksgiving. Berry was found close to the phone. Unfortunately, without power, not only did his oxygen concentrator not work, the phone was not operational either. Berry had chronic pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. Berry’s son stated that the electric company did know of his father’s illness and was also on notice that he occasionally had financial difficulties. It had been the utility’s […]


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Milwaukee, WI (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2015 – The Wisconsin Supreme Court last week accepted a Petition for Review of a class action lawsuit challenging whether a healthcare provider, and their agents who are contracted to provide medical records, may charge a requesting party a certification or retrieval fee when the patient authorizes the medical records to be released. In 2011, Carolyn Moya authorized a release of her medical records from Aurora Healthcare to her lawyers, Welcenbach Law Offices, for a personal injury case they were handling for her. Aurora contracted with Healthport Technologies to provide patient medical records […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2016 – A vehicle hit a Houston man while he was attempting to cross the street at Ormel and the 900 block of Aldine Bender. He died at the scene. Police have stated they do not think there was any intoxication or other form of impairment involved in the accident, but have further stressed they have more to investigate, including what speed both cars were travelling. Much like the Lone Star State is not proud of the high number of drunken driving deaths, they are not proud of being listed by the Governors […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2016 – Chalik & Chalik Law Offices is pleased to announce that its founding partner, attorney Jason Chalik, has been nominated for the Broward County Public Schools 2016 School-Based Partnership of the Year Award. Chalik & Chalik PA has had a partnership with South Plantation High School that has produced a favorable effect on the students and school community. Jason Chalik provides counsel to people who have suffered personal injury and lost loved ones because of the negligent or reckless behavior of other parties. He represents people who have sustained injuries in all […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2016 – A recent string of wrong way car accidents in Florida has prompted renewed calls for increased safety measures. Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 4 near Orlando, just days after a Hillsborough County deputy died in a wrong-way car accident when he acted to protect another driver. Another man was killed in a February crash on Florida’s Turnpike near Davie. “Wrong way crashes are especially troubling because they are so often deadly and they are preventable,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the law […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2016 – There has been an alarming increase in pedestrian deaths from car accidents across the United States, and Florida is estimated to have the highest rate of such deaths in the nation, according to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Based on preliminary data, the safety association estimates a 10 percent increase from 2014 to 2015 in the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide. Florida is estimated to have the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country. “Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable in car accidents, and collisions […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 7, 2016 – A woman who suffered a brain injury in a Florida car accident while riding in an Uber vehicle has filed a lawsuit against the ride-sharing company. Jean Day, a nurse visiting Florida from South Carolina for a medical conference, and her husband Dr. Richard Day, hailed a ride from an Uber vehicle in December. According to their lawsuit, the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic and crashed into another vehicle. Jean Day suffered brain injuries that required multiple surgeries, and her husband broke his leg. Ms. Day must protect her […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 6, 2016 – The latest issue of Bigger Law Firm magazine has valuable information for attorneys who take seriously their firm’s data security. In Kerrie Spencer’s article, “Shield your firm from a ransomware storm,” attorneys get a primer in a potentially devastating form of malware. Ransomware is malware that restricts access to a computer system, often by encrypting its contents, and demands some form of payment in order to obtain a key that will return control of the system to its owner. Even upon payment of ransom, there is no guarantee that the […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2016 – Florida has more motorcycle fatalities than any other state, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported. Among all vehicle operators in Florida, only 7 percent are motorcyclists, but motorcycle accidents account for 19 percent of all fatal accidents. More motorcycles are expected on Florida roads than usual as thousands of riders travel to Daytona for Bike Week. “It is a fact that people on motorcycles are more vulnerable to injury or death in the event of a collision,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2016 – The mother of a man who died in a Tampa Bay area hospital is seeking changes in Florida law regarding wrongful death lawsuits by parents. Linda Porter says her son Pete Thomas died 12 years ago in a New Port Richey hospital. She believes he was given too much medication, which contributed to his death. However, under Florida law, because Thomas was unmarried and had no children, a wrongful death lawsuit cannot be filed. Florida’s Wrongful Death Act does not provide for medical negligence lawsuits by the parents of adult children. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2016 – Sarah Deatherage, the widow of state trooper Kyle Deatherage, spoke out against tort reform at a meeting of the Illinois state House of Representatives. House Speaker Michael Madigan organized the meeting so that legislators could hear stories about the human cost of negligence and how Gov. Bruce Rauner’s expected tort reform proposals would prevent victims from obtaining justice. “It is very important for our elected representatives to hear from victims of negligence,” said Paul Greenberg, a prominent Chicago wrongful death attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “Tort reform proponents make the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2016 – Seventy-five percent of those killed in boating/personal watercraft accidents drowned. Appropriate size life jackets, securely fastened, are a must boat passengers, particularly for children. Wisconsin is attempting to catch up to the rest of the country when it comes to children under the age of 13 wearing life jackets. At this point, the state is one of a small number that do not require them to don life jackets. However, in states with no children’s life jacket law, there is a U.S. Coast Guard rule requiring children under 13 on moving […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2016 – The number of hit-and-run car accidents in Florida increased in 2015. According to preliminary statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 92,623 hit-and-run crashes in the state in 2015. That represents a nine percent increase from 2014 and a 17 percent rise from 2013. “The increase in hit-and-run accidents is disturbing,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes. “Far too many Floridians are injured or lose their lives in car accidents today, whether as a result of a hit-and-run or […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2016 – A federal truck safety program will be audited after a truck accident last year that killed an Illinois tollway worker and severely injured an Illinois State Trooper. The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Transportation announced the audit of the investigative practices of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) with regard to high-risk motor carriers. “This is a promising first step in improving truck safety,” said Robert Briskman, a truck accident attorney with the Chicago firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “Stricter enforcement of truck safety regulations could […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2016 – The trucker involved in this accident was a state prison inmate. The head-on collision killed a woman. An 18-wheeler accident took the life of a 43-year-old Mexia woman on Highway 7 at County Road 181, heading eastbound. The trucker, heading west, pulled out to pass a slower vehicle and ran head-on into the woman’s 2015 Nissan Versa. The female driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the police, the trucker was attempting to pass in a “no passing” zone. “The trucker in this accident had earned […]


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