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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2017 – Rear underride and side underride crashes are usually catastrophic, often ending in the death of the vehicle driver. Deaths may also include front seat passengers. If anyone survives such a disastrous accident they often face traumatic brain injuries, open skull fractures and severe spinal cord damage. Installing rear underride guards on most commercial trucks reduced deaths on the highway. Now, side underride crashes are on the rise resulting in an increase in deaths. In a side underride accident, a vehicle crashes into the side of a truck and is trapped under […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2017 – A jury returned a $4.5 million medical negligence verdict in the wrongful death of a patient after spinal fusion surgery. The hospital and surgeon who performed the spinal fusion surgery were found at fault for the death of a 54-year-old man who had gone in for elective surgery to remove a disc in his neck. According to the documents presented in court, there was extensive post-surgical bleeding that was not taken care of, resulting in the man’s death. Further testimony also revealed that medical staff ignored the man’s complaints the day […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2017 – Dash cam footage shows a police officer driving at 104 mph while weaving from lane to lane, striking another vehicle. He is charged with reckless driving and causing serious bodily harm to another. A Florida sheriff’s deputy crashed into a Smart Car going 104 mph. The 61-year-old Smart Car driver sustained traumatic brain injury as a result of a skull fracture, a broken left arm, several broken ribs, a broken back, and a broken pelvis. His spleen was removed surgically. The collision was the sixth time the Deputy had been involved […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2017 – Brothers Alex, age 12, and Isaiah, age 11, loved exploring Oakland Lake Park near Fort Worth, Texas. One day after a severe storm ravaged the area, cutting power to over 200,000, the two were exploring in the overgrown bush. They discovered a downed high power voltage line. Young children certainly do not realize the dangers of a downed high power voltage line nor understand that they should not step in water near the line. One day in March they went exploring in the nearby park with friends, something they did every […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2017 – On August 9, 2017, Sanjiv N. Singh, A Professional Law Corporation, as lead counsel and The Law Offices of Kenneth C. Absalom, as co-lead counsel, filed a personal injury lawsuit in Superior Court in Santa Clara County seeking damages for the wrongful death of Jose Luis Delgado Lopez. Mr. Lopez was a construction worker assigned to 222 N. Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale California, the site of construction of one of Apple’s several new monolithic technology campuses. The lawsuit seeks recovery from several defendants, including the general contractor Level 10 Construction […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2017 – In June of 2015 a police Sergeant died from injuries sustained in a crash. The family is now filing a wrongful death lawsuit, naming eight defendants and asking for over $1 million in compensation. The suit was filed under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure due to the amount of compensation the family was seeking. On June 25, 2015, police Sergeant, Korby Kennedy, was escorting a parade of Lucas Oil racing boats, when he was hit by a car. The plaintiff, Kennedy’s wife, is claiming negligence based on vicarious liability in […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2017 – Yosi Yahoudai, founder and managing partner of J&Y, a well-known personal injury practice with 21 offices throughout California, was recently listed as a Rising Star in the 2017 Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers rates exceptional lawyers from more than 70 practice areas according to several criteria, including peer recognition and professional achievement. In order to attain “Rising Star” status, an attorney must pass through the same multi-phase selection process used to select “Super Lawyers.” The only difference is that, in order to be eligible for inclusion in the Rising Star […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2017 – The family of a Florida State University (FSU) football player will receive the remainder of the settlement amount in a wrongful death case, after Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a claims bill directing the university to make the payment. Devaughn Darling died in 2001 after he collapsed during a strenuous FSU football training session. The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the university was negligent in its supervision of the player, who had been diagnosed with sickle cell trait. A $2 million settlement was reached between the family and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2017 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the family of a Florida woman who was killed in a wrong-way crash on an Interstate 95. According to authorities, Jennifer Levin was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-95 when she struck the vehicle driven by 91-year-old Octavie Morand, who died from her injuries the day after the collision. A report from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that Levin was driving under the influence, and she was charged with DUI manslaughter. “Losing a loved one is even more tragic […]


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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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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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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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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2017 – Texas has three categories of caps on medical malpractice awards. A number of U.S. states limit damages awarded to victims of medical malpractice. Most of those states only limit what is referred to as non-economic damages, such as disfigurement, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. These non-economic damages are also considered to be subjective damages; meaning financial compensation is based on tastes, opinions or personal feelings. The three categories of medical malpractice damages awarded in wrongful death cases, in Texas, are: · Limits on punitive damages · Limits on total damages […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 3, 2017 – The sons of a couple who died in a car accident on the Veterans Expressway in Tampa have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two construction firms, claiming that negligent placement of signs and blockades caused the fatal accident. “The loss of loved ones in an automobile collision is even more tragic when the accident was preventable,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa wrongful death attorney with Joyce & Reyes, who is not involved in the case. “When a fatal accident is the result of negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit is an […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2017 – A recent Texas lawsuit demonstrates that a company was negligent in knowingly providing an unsafe workplace. In April of 2015, a young man was killed on-the-job at a metal products company by a co-worker. The deceased was shot with a 38-caliber handgun. The killer is currently serving 45-years in jail. According to court documents, the convicted killer had pulled a gun on workers at a job prior to being hired at the metal products company and had waved a gun at workers in a local restaurant as well. The company was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2017 – A high school student and his mother died in a recent wreck on SH 71. According to police records, this accident was the result of a recklessly driven 2015 Subaru traveling west on SH 71. In the inside lane, heading east, was a 2015 Ford Focus followed by a 2012 Volvo truck, in the outside lane. The speeding Subaru failed to negotiate a curve on SH 71, causing it to cross over into the inside lane of highway directly in front of the Ford Focus. The Subaru slammed into the front […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2017 – Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has announced this year’s recipient of the Survivor Scholarship, Rebecca Lynn Ray. Ray is a cancer survivor who is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of North Florida. The Survivor Scholarship is aimed at those who have survived a serious medical diagnosis and are moving forward in their lives, and is open to those who are attending college or law school in the United States. The bi-annual scholarship of $1,000, open to applicants in December and August of each year, is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2017 – Over 23,641 physicians reported the adverse effects of the transvaginal mesh (TVM) device, used for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In addition, 25,000 attorneys and over 1,000 hospitals sent negative reports of TVMs to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Furthermore, there was a high number of medical device distributor reports to the FDA, as well. According to the FDA, there were 126,349 adverse events reported relating to TVM kit failures and 49 recalls for the various medical device manufacturers involved which included Boston Scientific, Bard, Medventure […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2016 – 2016 has seen an increase of pedestrian deaths in Houston. As of October 31, there were at least 71 pedestrians killed and the number appears to be escalating every month. The increased number of accidents has the local police investigating why the numbers are on the rise. The police have determined that many of the deaths happened when pedestrians did not use crosswalks while attempting to cross local streets or roads. Not using the crosswalks however does not appear to be the only reason for the dramatic increase in deaths. Houston […]


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