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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2013 – Safety regulations are not an investment decision. They are intended to protect real people. “The dust has settled at the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, but not much has been done about lax safety rules and regulations,” stated Austin personal injury lawyer, Brooks Schuelke. The company is noted to have a significant history of safety violations, beginning in 1985. Over the intervening 28-years, not much has changed. Rules are in place, but are honored more in the breach than in the proper implementation. “Whatever happened to proper regulations designed for the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2013 – A mechanic with a blood-alcohol reading of .17 killed a 4-year-old boy and seriously injured the father in a deadly 2010 drunk driving crash. “Cases that involve the death of children as a result of a drunk driver hitting the vehicle they are in are the hardest to come to grips with,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober & Reyna. “No one who responds to a crash scene wants to see young children hurt or killed. This case was shocking for the force of the impact […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2013 – Traumatic brain injury is often hard to define, as each case is different. “Brain injuries are much like whiplash, they are silent, unseen and people don’t understand what they mean or know how to deal with the consequences of a head injury,” said Austin injury lawyer Brooks Schuelke, with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. Consider the 1984 case that launched a brain injury coalition. A 15-year-old boy was on his way home from football and was struck by a car. He suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and now requires around-the-clock care. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2013 – Connecticut has a novel idea to crackdown on cellphone usage in vehicles. “Connecticut has an interesting idea to cut down on the number of people who use mobile devices when they drive,” commented Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer, with Lee, Gober & Reyna. “If it works there, it may have possibilities in Texas.” Connecticut state lawmakers want to inform insurance companies when drivers are cited for using a cellphone while driving. The upshot of the bill would make distracted driving violations reportable to insurance companies, thus increase the person’s […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 8, 2013 – Cellphone-related car accidents are not always reported as such by law enforcement. “Not every car accident resulting in serious injuries or death is attributed to cellphone use. It depends on the circumstances of the case. Consider the case of a young 17-year-old woman, talking on her cellphone, clipping a snow bank, spinning into oncoming traffic and being broadsided by an SUV. Her last word’s were ‘I’m going to crash,’” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. The young lady died in hospital […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2013 – A recent insurance company survey reveals daydreaming is another deadly distraction. “The news is full of stories about people dying as a result of texting and driving and/or webbing and driving. Now, a report by the Erie Insurance Group concludes that one in ten people, of the 65,000 killed between 2010 and 2011, were driving while distracted. Their research was based on studying police reports that, among other things, contained the official notation that the driver had been lost in thought, or day dreaming, prior to the crash,” indicated Austin personal […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2013 – Each passing day brings the news that more transvaginal lawsuits have been filed across the nation. “It was just five short years ago that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated there were risks involving mesh implants. Since that time, the number of lawsuits, as a result of mesh implant side effects, has increased astronomically,” remarked Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. Why the apparent sudden increase in the number of transvaginal lawsuits filed? At first, it was a trickle of complaints about […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2013 – U.S. women implanted with transvaginal mesh kits are not alone. Canadian women are now also suing medical device makers. “It’s a good indication that something is terribly wrong when you find out medical device makers with subsidiaries in other countries, such as Canada, are being sued for medical negligence for the same kind of defective medical devices women in the U.S. are suing Big Pharma for,” pointed out Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. Thousands of Canadian women, like their American counterparts, have […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2013 – Central Texas’ largest assemblage of plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers, has elected a new president. “I’m honored to have been elected as president of CATLA,” said Brooks Schuelke, a plaintiff’s Austin personal injury lawyer. “The attorneys in this group are driven every single day to ensure their clients are not taken advantage of by corporate wrongdoers or insurance companies. Justice is not just a concept to them. It is a personal mission.” CATLA’s dedicated mission is to work together to effectively represent clients injured by the negligence of others, and to make […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2013 – Even though some bikers think helmets are a nuisance, statistically, they save lives. “There is a new report just out that indicates if Michigan had not dumped their mandatory helmet law, 26 bikers would still be alive today,” pointed out Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. The research findings were presented by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Unit, and they revealed an 18 percent increase in fatal motorcycle accidents between 2011 and 2012. During that time frame, the study then separated out […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2013 – Wife may have shot her husband to death for being infected with HIV and Hepatitis. “The woman in this murder case shot her husband while he slept, and while the motive seemingly remains unclear, there is strong speculation she took his life for cheating on her. Currently, the woman in question is serving a jail sentence, with a release date of August 2027,” outlined Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The woman made no bones about the fact she shot her husband when she was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2013 – Some drunk drivers just do not “get” it. The one in this case certainly did not. “Some drunk drivers realize the error of their ways, and do something constructive about it. Others, like the one in this case, find more and more creative ways to keep on drinking and driving, and the consequences be darned,” said Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “If you can believe this, a 45-year-old man with a prior conviction for DWI, jiggered with his vehicle ignition device, designed […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2013 – A baffling death at a South Padre Island water park in Texas prompted this man’s family to file a wrongful death lawsuit. “This case had some serious loose ends, and the family, worried that this type of accident may happen to other workers at the same facility, opted to file a wrongful death lawsuit,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The young man involved in this case was only 20-years-old when he died at work, his head allegedly crushed by a wave generator he […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2013 – The drunk driver in this case wiped out an entire family by fleeing another accident. “The family that lost their lives in a horrific wreck with a drunk driver were minding their own business and heading out for a meal when out of the blue they were broadsided. The car that hit them was speeding, and the impact was ugly and brutal. Three people died; a mother and her two sons. The single mother was trying to raise and support her two boys and worked hard to keep the family together,” […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2013 – It is a real concern jailing mentally ill prisoners. Anything can happen, resulting in a wrongful death lawsuit. “This Texas case was a hot button for the local police. An inmate in custody collapsed and died later in hospital. A local civil rights group filed a wrongful death lawsuit, based on the fact that the inmate was obviously mentally ill and being behind bars led to a decline in his physical health and further decline in his mental health. This kind of situation raises concerns about how obviously ill prisoners are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2013 – Mobile devices do not kill people. Distracted people using them kill people. “Look out your window while you are driving and make a note of how many people you see walking along with their heads down and a mobile device in their hands, texting. They have no clue where they are, who is around them, or where they are going. In short, they are totally oblivious to their surroundings. Some even walk in front of moving vehicles. Life these days is nothing short of bizarre, when people take leave of their […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2013 – Drinking and driving is never a good idea. Driving with a small child in the car can be fatal. “You’d think that with all the drunk driving education around today that people would not drink and drive, and would certainly not, if they chose to ignore the warnings, drive while inebriated with a small child in the vehicle. The 33-year-old father in this case not only chose to drive while three sheets to the wind, but had two passengers in his vehicle as well. One was a 22-year-old woman and the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2013 – This case was deadly. The family that lost their son, as a result of a texting driver, fought for legislation to stop the behavior. “This was one of those cases that was depressing and exhilarating at the same time,” commented Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “The victim, a young man in the wrong place at the wrong time, ended up dead by the side of the road after another driver ran into him as he was trying to move his disabled car […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 4, 2013 – Motorcycle accidents may be more about brain calculations than not seeing bikers. “I ran across an interesting article about motorcycles and accidents, which I thought might be the standard piece relating to drivers insisting they do not see bikers. I was surprised when I realized it had a piece of information in it about how a brain calculates distance that made me sit up and take notice,” explained Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. It is no secret that motorcycle accidents are common; […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2013 – Trucking is a dangerous occupation. This trucker was pinned by his truck in a loading area. “Even though trucking is a dangerous industry, there are strict rules, regulations and safety concerns that must be followed. Part of being safe is working safe. The other part of being safe is working for a company that adheres to all the rules and regulations when it comes to loading, unloading, checking, hauling and logging hours,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This case involved a lone trucker […]


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