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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2020 – Attorney Kelly Alfreds of Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina recently settled a contentious worker’s compensation case for the family of a man who was killed in an accident on a property owned by his employer. The $265,000 settlement is confidential but came after Alfreds argued against the man’s employer who initially denied the family’s claim. A South Carolina real estate executive was killed in a car accident while visiting a property development owned by his employer. His vehicle was found submerged in water in a ditch on the property […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2020 – Austin, Texas has an unenviable record for ranking as the 18th worst city in the United States in terms of traffic accidents. The latest accident took the life of a nine-year-old girl. Recently, a child was seriously injured, requiring emergency surgery for critical injuries, and another died at the hospital after a crash in the 5500 block of E. Parmer Lane. At about 9:18 p.m. 34-year-old Cain Estrada was involved in a crash. This collision is Austin’s 24th fatal traffic accident of 2020 and the 25th total vehicle fatality of the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2020 – Recently there was a serious accident on U.S. Highway 59 near Leggett. Two were killed in a collision with a large truck. The accident happened near the intersection of Farm-to-Market 942. As a Mercedes-Benz was leaving a parking lot to the west side of the highway it was hit by a Kenworth heading south. Both of the car’s occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. The Kenworth driver may be liable for the accident. An investigation into the accident will determine liability. Among other things, the investigation would be looking to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Recently, a 45-year-old Texas woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 290 near McAcres Drive. According to accident reports, the victim was heading westbound in a 2015 Ford when it crossed into the eastbound lane, colliding with a 2019 Toyota Tacoma. When first responders arrived on the scene, the Ford driver was pronounced dead, and the driver of the Toyota was taken to the nearest medical facility in Austin. The accident report noted that the road was wet at the time of the collision. In 2018, there were 1.29 deaths […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2020 – A semi-truck rear-ended a family car, sending it under the backend of another tractor-trailer. Three people were killed. Underride accidents are dangerous and rarely see survivors. The underride guards, installed on most trucks, are meant to prevent cars from sliding under trucks. Unfortunately, most underride guards rarely hold up in a crash. The family members involved in this wreck were on their way to a family event when a semi-truck rear-ended their vehicle. The force of the impact drove the family’s car into the back of another semi. Unfortunately, the underride […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 31, 2019 – Four former workers at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, were charged in connection with the heat-related deaths of nine elderly residents after a hurricane caused a power outage at the facility. Although a total of 12 people died, state prosecutors found there was not enough evidence to prove criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt for three of the residents’ deaths. Elderly patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills started dying amid extreme heat three days after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to the facility’s air conditioning system in September […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2019 – Recently, the police were called to a scene of an accident in Corpus Christi, Texas, involving two vehicles. On arrival, law enforcement discovered a 45-year-old woman in a Jeep that had been struck by another vehicle trying to turn. The Jeep driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a trauma center. The woman died shortly after admittance. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle that struck the Jeep were also taken to hospital with injuries. What follows an accident like this is a complete forensic investigation. First, a full […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2019 – A Florida family is fighting to change a medical malpractice state law that is preventing them from suing a hospital for negligence in the death of a 32-year-old Iraq combat veteran. The Marine was hospitalized in North Florida after suffering a broken leg in a motorcycle accident in January. The man did not notify his family about the injury immediately as it was not thought to be life threatening. He died at the hospital while awaiting surgery that kept getting delayed. The man’s mother claimed the hospital’s negligence was to blame […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2019 – A widow, acting on behalf of herself and her husband’s estate, filed a lawsuit against Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and others alleging the medical providers’ negligence and breach of the standard of care in looking after her husband resulted in his wrongful death. According to documents filed in court, the deceased was admitted to the hospital on November 3, 2017 for a heart condition. At that time, he received a left ventricular assist device, a medical device used in advance of a heart transplant. The patient had to be re-intubated […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 24, 2019 – Recent data shows that accidents in parking lots are increasing in both frequency and severity. This is also true in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, last year, Florida saw 32 fatal accidents in parking lots. Around 7,000 people reported injuries. In Tampa Bay, these accidents were up 16 percent with 5,600 reported incidents, more than accidents involving alcohol, motorcycles and pedestrians combined. Those numbers are startling. The majority of these accidents occurred at the International Mall in Tampa and Tampa International Airport. “Distracted driving may account for much of the […]


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Corona, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – After the contested death of a nonverbal individual left a community reeling, personal injury and wrongful death attorney Eric Traut of Traut Firm has insight into the steps that the family must take in order to get the available evidence from the Costco retail security cameras before it is too late. In April, Traut was able to obtain previously shielded retail footage by court order from a home improvement store following the life-altering injury of an employee resulting in a unanimous verdict on behalf of the person who was injured. The […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2019 – In this case, a doctor allegedly approved a prescription without doing lab work first. The deceased’s husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife’s doctor alleging that he negligently authorized the use of a prescription without doing any lab work first. According to the lawsuit, “another” physician prescribed the man’s wife a shot of Depo-Provera for conception control. The deceased was, at the time of her death, also under the care of another doctor for anticoagulant therapy. She had reached out to that second doctor asking if getting the Depo-Provera […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2019 – Babies in an inclined cradle with a much-loved blanket, about to drift off to sleep, make for a powerful picture and a successful Mattel Fisher-Price marketing campaign. That campaign took a deadly turn when babies started to die when the product, the Rock’n Play sleeper was put on the market. Although the item promised a peaceful slumber, it came with risks that safety groups and doctors were concerned about and commented on, saying that Mattel should have fixed the problems that caused 30 infant deaths. The deaths were noted by the […]


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Nashville, TN (Law Firm Newswire) March 13, 2019 – A lawsuit recently filed by Cummings Law on behalf of the family of Chesta Shoemaker claims that the dedicated nurse and devoted mother died a wrongful death at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Chesta Shoemaker entered the hospital with a kidney infection in the spring of 2017. Her son, Brett Keefer, reports that her condition was noticeably improving until a resident mistakenly punctured her carotid artery while attempting to insert a central line into a vein. This mistake cut off circulation to Ms. Shoemaker’s brain. This serious mistake went unrecognized […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2019 – This wrongful death lawsuit involves the family of a 19-year-old young man who fatally shot himself in 2017 in the backseat of an Austin, Texas police cruiser. The family wants to make sure something like this never happens again. The young man had been previously charged with several other crimes, including drug possession and burglary. Those who knew the deceased indicated he struggled with mental health issues and had a history of substance abuse. The federal wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the police in Austin have a “pattern, practice, and custom […]


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Weston, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2019 – The Dow Chemical Company, Shell Oil Company Corporate, and Occidental Chemical Corporation have been hit with a lawsuit by former Nicaraguan banana plantation workers accusing the companies of authorizing the sale of Dibromochloropropane (DBCP), the toxic chemical found in pesticides. The attorney for the workers is the president of the French Bar, Pierre-Olivier Sur. Charges were filed in front of the Paris High Court on November 6, 2018. Sur is part of a litigation team comprised of David W. Brill of BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, the father and son […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2019 – Atlanta attorney Rod Dixon and his law firm, The Dixon Firm, PC, have announced that it is offering an educational scholarship for African-American students for the 2019-2020 school year. The Dixon Firm, PC understands that higher education is important for a successful future, yet a challenge for all making an effort to become financially secure. This scholarship opportunity, for the amount of $1,000, will help a deserving African-American student accomplish educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations. Rod Dixon is a proud African-American who is passionate about giving back and […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2018 – A judge has rejected assertions made by the School Resource Officer (SRO) present at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida that he was entitled to dismissal of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, on behalf of the parents of Meadow Pollack who was killed during the shooting where 16 others died and 17 were wounded. Scot Peterson’s lawyers argued that the former SRO and Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Deputy did not have any legal duties to protect the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2018 – Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a construction worker in a fatal crash on Interstate 294. Frank Caputo, 61, was killed after being hit by a black Infiniti car that had entered several closed lanes. Caputo had been repairing pavement at 10:17 p.m. on the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway work zone. “All workers are entitled to a safe work environment. However, construction workers often face various hazards and threats to their safety while on the job, some of which can have tragic outcomes, as in this case,” […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2018 – A woman was struck and tragically killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle while crossing a roadway in Arizona. The accident occurred on March 18, 2018. It is believed that this incident is the first of its kind where a pedestrian was killed by an autonomous vehicle. The Uber vehicle was travelling approximately 40 miles-an-hour along a stretch of road with a 45 mile-an-hour speed limit. The vehicle had a human safety driver behind the wheel. The 49-year-old pedestrian was struck while walking her bicycle across the street. Police officers were able […]


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