Austin injury lawyer | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2012 – A gas leak causing an explosion killed one and injured another in North Austin, Texas. Who is culpable for the gas leak? “The house involved in this catastrophic explosion was completely demolished, and a neighboring home was shoved off its foundation by two and a half feet. It was horrific for all those involved,” recounted Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. Apparently, the force of the explosion could be felt up to a quarter-mile away, and several other homes had their […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2012 – A new drug may help deal with the after effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It may also have troubling side effects. “Drug makers know they need to test their new products before they end up on the market. Some do, and do it carefully. Others do, but don’t do it as carefully, leaving the human population to find out later about serious side effects; side effects that may include death. It’s a conundrum to find a drug to help, but without troubling side effects. Such is the worry about Clazosentan, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2012 – The woman in this drunk driving debacle killed a man while she was under the influence of several substances. “You’d think people would get the point that you don’t drink and drive, as it is a recipe for an accident, and that is what happened here,” explained Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. “The 24-year-old woman in this instance was driving under the influence of booze and prescription drugs when she clipped a biker on the highway.” The man was taken […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2012 – Getting blown up regularly while on patrol in Afghanistan is taking its toll. Traumatic brain injury is at an all time high for returning military personnel. “Who would have thought military personnel fighting a war would sustain traumatic brain injury (TBI) in any other way, other than a fall, being involved in collisions or being hit in the head? Turns out, explosions involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are causing soldiers untold grief. The unfortunate part is that TBI is a silent and unseen injury, which makes it hard to treat, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2012 – In instances where the plaintiff’s case is strong and the defendant knows it, often a settlement is reached before going to court. “This case involved the sudden death of a 19-year-old college student. In the wee hours of the morning, the man was riding on an all-terrain vehicle with another student when it flipped over. The young man was fatally injured, and the driver was charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter,” outlined Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This case did make […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2012 – The man in this story was a long time user of booze. He chose it again one fateful night and killed an innocent woman. “The man in this disquieting case had a long and troubled relationship with the bottle, and a record of drunk driving convictions. That didn’t make any difference to him. He still drove completely tanked whenever he wanted. Driving under the influence had not caught up to him in the form of anything other than drunk driving arrests; a laughable matter best left for regaling drunken friends,” remarked […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2012 – While it would be nice if 18-wheelers drove by the book, following all the rules of the road, it likely will not happen any time soon. “Whatever trucks haul from point A to point B, they are the links that keep commerce in the country on a roll, and so they play an important part in our lives. They may also play a part in our death should one of them hit us while on the road,” added Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney from The Lee Law Firm […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2012 – Altering the information in a truck driver’s log is more common than people think. It is also a crime. “Truck drivers are required to keep a log of their travel to prove they complied with state and federal laws. There are a fair number of cases in which trucker’s or their employers have altered the driving log for trips. In some cases, there are two sets of books; the one for inspectors to see, and the one that reflects the true number of hours a trucker logged,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2012 – This wrongful death was likely the result of negligence on the part of a heater installer. The dead man’s family wants to make sure it does not happen again. “During the winter months, we rely on our heaters to keep us warm, and so did the elderly man in this case. He was 86-years-old at the time of his death from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The man’s daughter found her father in the bathroom, blanketed in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2012 – At one time, people could drive through the streets of Austin with an open container of alcohol. Times have definitely changed. “It used to be that people could have an open container of alcohol in their vehicle and not be too worried about whether or not they would be pulled over for a DUI. Things have changed over the years and Texas has put its foot down, big time, when it comes to drinking and driving, which is how it should be,” stated Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2012 – There is a refreshing move towards banning all portable devices while driving. It may be an uphill battle, but it would save lives. “Driving while distracted is a major issue today with the abundance of devices being used by people while they drive. You cannot drive and text, talk on the cell, eat, drink, comb your hair, put on lipstick, shave or change clothing at the same time. I’ve heard of a couple of other shenanigans people have tried in a moving vehicle, but suffice it to say that should not […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2012 – Legally, there has been a question whether or not unborn children are considered minor children for the purposes of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. “Despite the fact that this case happened in Utah, it may have ramifications for other jurisdictions, and it says something interesting about the definition of life as well,” pointed out Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. Recently, the Utah Supreme Court handed down a ruling that indicated parents may file a wrongful death lawsuit for the death of an unborn child […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2012 – This case demonstrates that many wrongful death cases may also involve criminal and civil trials with multiple defendants cited. “This reported case has two facets: one relating to a criminal charge and one relating to a wrongful death lawsuit,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Additionally, this case also shows that when it comes to filing a wrongful death lawsuit, there is often more than one person listed as a defendant.” Jane Doe’s (names have been changed to protect the victims) 18-year-old son was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2012 – “Construction zones are not as safe as you may think, particularly if there is a big rig in the vicinity and, for whatever reasons, that rig does not stop in time for the line of cars in front of him. The devastation often carries on for hundreds of yards and the injuries and death toll are often catastrophic,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm in Texas. Take the case of Wanda and John Lindsay. They never saw the truck that rammed them coming, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2012 – Being obese while trucking leaves drivers prone to serious health issues. Those issues can affect others on the road. “Pretty much the last thing people think when they see a heavy trucker behind the wheel of a big rig is that he could kill someone because he is obese. The last thing truckers feel like doing, after being in a cab for hundreds and hundreds of miles and having a lunch break at the Greasy Spoon, is work out or even go for a walk. Over time, the poor diet and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2012 – Poor road conditions and blurred windshield vision can cause fatal accidents. “This reported case saddened me as I read it. But if bad road conditions were not present, this accident might not have happened,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “On reading the case for a second time, however, this was more than bad luck. If you dig deeper, and that is what personal injury lawyers do, this could have been another story.” Two men and one 44-year-old woman were in a single-vehicle accident […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2012 – If activists have their way, more states will have interlock ignition device laws in place. This would be a good thing to reduce drunk driving. “If you follow the news, you will note that more groups are getting behind the call for mandatory interlock ignition device laws in more states. While most states have some sort of ignition interlock law, only 14 have mandatory provisions for all offenses. Colorado’s law is not mandatory for a first conviction, so offenders do not have a strong incentive to install one. Three states don’t […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2011 – Sustaining a brain injury may happen just about any time. It is not just a phenomenon related to sports. “This reported case is disturbing for the amount of gratuitous violence involved,” remarked Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The 15-year-old boy involved got into a fight with a stranger after a beach party, was punched in the head, and wound up being treated in a neurological center for a brain injury. It was certainly not what the young boy expected from simply going to a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2011 – Finally, there is a program that may better analyze if someone has sustained a traumatic brain injury. “It used to be that when a young person played football, they got their uniform, cleats and helmet and were slotted into training. No one mentioned head injuries. They were simply accepted as something that ‘just happened’ when playing football. No one complained and no one admitted they felt dizzy if they did sustain a concussion. Now concussions are being discussed and diagnosed more quickly than ever,” added Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 14, 2011 – Not paying attention at a stop sign usually ends up causing an accident. It certainly did in this reported case. “Traffic signs are not put up as decorations,” says Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Texas. “But apparently some people seem to think they are, or that the signs don’t apply to them. This accident would not have happened if the biker had not breezed through a stop sign at the junction of a byway and a highway.” The blue 2007 Honda had […]


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