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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2022 – This two-vehicle Uber accident happened recently in Houston on the Southwest Freeway near Newcastle Drive. The 39-year-old woman was riding in the backseat of an Uber vehicle when it began to experience mechanical problems and stopped on the freeway. The vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The passenger died at the scene. The driver was taken to the nearest hospital to treat broken ribs. The pickup truck driver was not injured and remained at the scene. In most instances, a rear-end accident is the fault of the driver who runs […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2022 – February was one of the worst months for Texas in history. More than 100 died in the freezing weather because there was no power. As the nation watched in shock, families began to mourn their lost loved ones who froze to death. While this news has not been talked about much since February, the fact is the wrongful death lawsuits are still being filed against ONCOR and ERCOT energy. One of the more recent filings deals with Leobardo Sanchez of Deep Ellum. His nickname was the Cotton Candy Man because he […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2021 – Recently, a two-vehicle head-on collision in Cherokee County took the life of a 68-year-old Texas woman and injured two others.  The head-on collision occurred when a 2007 Dodge Durango driver crossed over into the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 175, near Cuney. The Durango hit a 2007 Ford Fiesta. One passenger in the Fiesta was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver and one other passenger were taken to the nearest medical facility for treatment. The Durango driver was transported to Jacksonville for medical care.  This accident is still under […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)July 6, 2021 – Meatpacker Pilgrim’s Pride, located in Texas, is being served notice of a wrongful death action on behalf of deceased David Elijah and Elnora Brown. Court documents indicate the suit alleges the company placed profits over the safety of workers. The allegations further assert that the company misrepresented the risks of COVID-19 infected to ensure workers would remain at the plant, and the company failed to implement other preventive measures. The suit alleges that these failures led to the death of two workers. David Elijah’s spouse, Sybil, alleges Mr. Elijah was not told […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2021 – Family members of a father and son who died in a 2018 collision with a truck in Boone County, Illinois, won a $9 million jury verdict. Pedro Pasillas-Sanchez, 52, and his son, Pedro Pasillas-Delgado, 22, were traveling south on South Quarry Road close to the Bloods Point Road intersection when their vehicle was hit by a truck. The car accident occurred after the truck ignored a stop sign and drove through the intersection. Both men died at the scene of the March 26, 2018, crash. The impact caused the car and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)May 28, 2021 – Meatpacker Pilgrim’s Pride, located in Texas, is being served notice of a wrongful death action on behalf of deceased David Elijah and Elnora Brown. Court documents indicate the suit alleges the company placed profits over the safety of workers. The allegations further assert that the company misrepresented the risks of COVID-19 infections to ensure workers would remain at the plant and failed to implement other preventive measures. The suit alleges that these failures led to the death of two workers. Elijah’s spouse, Sybil, alleges Elijah was not told to wear any personal […]


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Harris County, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2021 – On the night of March 5, 2021, seven people were injured in a natural gas line explosion and fire that led to evacuations in northwest Harris County. According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, Comcast workers punctured a gas line. CenterPoint crews arrived to fix the damage and as they were leaving, they struck a high-pressure natural gas line which exploded around 5:30 p.m. resulting in seven people suffering serious injuries. This is unacceptable. If you or a loved one was injured as a result, call our burn injury […]


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If so, attorneys with The de la Garza Law Group are available and offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation Electric companies failed Texas and some paid the ultimate price. Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2021 – The severe winter storm that impacted Texas last week brought with it below freezing temperatures. As millions of people in Houston took shelter and stayed indoors, some companies in charge of delivering electricity to paying customers failed to do their part. Because of the loss of power, millions of people were unable to properly heat their homes. Without electricity, indoor temperatures reached […]


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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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