Austin personal injury lawyer | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2012 – Who would have thought that we would see the day when technology has to fight to suppress technology, because people are not smart enough not to text while driving? “How many people do you know who have sent or received a text while behind the wheel of their vehicle? Likely the response is ‘lots.’ The chances are high that just about everyone has done it, is doing it and will do it, no matter what the law says about it. People never think the laws apply to them, because they drive […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2012 – Many big rig accidents are the result of the trucker driving while impaired. The fatality statistics are frightening. “Many states have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to truckers hauling large loads on America’s highways. However, whether there is a policy in place or not, it seems there are more and more truckers who ignore it, and hit the road while drunk,” remarked Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Picking up the pieces from a wreck with a semi-truck is devastating, as many of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2012 – A motorcycle is thrilling, but bikers live on borrowed time. In this case, two bikers lost their lives in a devastating wreck with a pickup truck. “One of the hardest accident scenes to see is a motorcycle that has been broadsided. The damage it does is graphic, horrific and hits you with a visceral punch in the abdomen. There is debris from one end of the road to the other and in some instances, body parts. You have to say a mental prayer for those that lost their lives, as they […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2012 – Hotly disputed wrongful death case results in victory for the plaintiff’s estate. “This case involved a police officer going faster than the posted limit, ultimately resulting in a wreck that killed a 21-year-old man. His father filed a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking actual and punitive damages for the death of his son,” indicated Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The young man was killed August 7, 2011 as he pulled out in front of a police cruiser. The officer stated he tried to avoid the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2012 – Drinking and driving a car is illegal. Drinking and driving a motorcycle is as well. “This case really gets under your skin, because the man who killed his motorcycle passenger should have known better. He was a former Sheriff’s deputy, with 15 years of service, and was out hooting it up on his ride, while DUI, lost control, went into a slide and dumped his passenger. She sustained severe head and neck trauma, and died the next day,” explained Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2012 – A 14-year-old girl was repeatedly sexually assaulted by her 48-year-old teacher. “This was one of those cases where you shake your head and wonder what on earth possesses people,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It involves one of the worst breaches of trust anyone could perpetuate – the abuse of a young teen by a teacher.” The young girl committed suicide just three weeks before her 17th birthday.The man was ultimately charged with three counts of sexual intercourse without consent. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2012 – It’s time someone made recommendations to reduce traumatic brain injuries in sports. “It almost goes without saying that the world of sports has lagged behind in doing something about reducing the number of traumatic brain injuries that occur every year. Traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, are life-altering, brain-altering experiences, often affecting balance, judgment and memory,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Finally, a series of suggestions were approved by Ivy League presidents in July 2012.” Consider the case of a local college rugby player […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2012 – This bizarre case includes a coven of witches and a warlock trying to hex disbelievers. The bottom line is the witch was driving under the influence of alcohol. “I’ve been involved in, heard about and read a lot of strange cases over the years I have practiced personal injury law,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Texas. “But this one really took the cake: witches, warlocks, a stripper, Wiccan members, drinking and death by impalement. This story was almost too bizarre to believe, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2012 – An ounce of prevention can prevent a serious accident. This case proves it. “If the police had not been out checking tractor trailers for various infractions of the law, the rig in this story could have seriously injured or killed someone. There are times when an ounce of prevention may avert a disaster. It did in this instance,” added Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The big rig trucking down the highway was pulled over into a traffic safety check point. As it turned out, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2012 – Not every accident is what it appears to be. Big rigs are notorious for causing fatal accidents, but in some respects, that is automatically assuming a trucker is always at fault in any accident. That is not always the case, and it certainly was not in this collision. “This particular accident happened in the early morning hours, on Texas 36,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “On one side of the highway was an Exxon Mobile tanker. On the other side […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2012 – Texan arrested in fatal hit and run was driving under the influence. “In this case, two brothers were walking beside I-37 when one of them was hit by a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser that took off. The man, a 39-year-old, died at the scene,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P in Texas. The police had their work cut out for them, as eyewitness reports were unreliable. However, a break in the investigation came when a passenger in the PT Cruiser called police to tell […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2012 – A biker, whose main reason for living was to ride his motorcycle, lost his life in a head-on collision. “There is just no explaining how some accidents happen, nor why they happen,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna, in Texas. “This crash points out that, no matter how careful you may be on your ride, you can’t always factor in what other drivers are going to do.” This tragedy happened during a motorcycle safety week, an irony not lost on his grieving friends and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2012 – Not all wrongful death lawsuits that go to court are resolved in favor of the plaintiff. This is one of those cases. “Wrongful death lawsuits are not always resolved in favor of the plaintiff, and this case is one of those instances. In this story, a jury found in favor of officials at a jail where an inmate had died due to drug withdrawal while in custody,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The 41-year-old female prisoner died in 2005. The woman’s family filed […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2012 – Hit and run drivers leave behind terror and havoc. This case clearly points that out. “I’ve seen and heard about a lot of ugly accidents during the course of practicing personal injury law in Austin,” said Bobby Lee, a personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas, “and this case is no exception – a hit and run driver that caused two back-to-back accidents on a busy highway, shutting it down in both directions while the accident scene was cleaned up.” From eyewitness reports, a hit and run […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2012 – In this case, a cab driver’s employer was not held responsible for the man’s actions in killing a young boy. “This case revolved around an appeal court ruling that the owner of a taxi cab company would not be held personally liable for the murder of a young boy, by one of his driver’s, a convicted sex offender. The driver was on duty when he used text messages to lead a young boy to think he was a girl. The idea was to get the boy out of the home of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2012 – Kids are not supposed to die before their parents. This drunk driving case caused two families major heartbreak. “There were five teens in the car involved in a rollover crash on the highway. Two died. The other three were seriously injured, including the drunk driver. The cause of the accident? Drunk driving, lack of judgment, inexperience and inattention. Two 15-year old teens lost their lives as a result of the driver being under the influence,” said Bobby Lee, a personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. One […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2012 – One way to reduce motorcycle accidents is to be more aware of all the traffic present in the area. Paying attention could save a biker’s life. “This accident was one of those things that tend to happen far too often when riding a motorcycle. Car drivers just do not see the bikers and often turn right in front of them. Without nowhere else to go but into the side of the vehicle, many a biker, and their passengers, have been gravely injured and/or killed,” recounted Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2012 – A person goes to hospital for surgery, thinking they will get better. They do not expect to die. “In this lawsuit, the plaintiff filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of her husband after hernia surgery. The lawsuit stated the doctors at the hospital were negligent, and as a result of that negligence, her husband died. She is seeking damages for pain and suffering,” outlined Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The deceased had gone into hospital for hernia repair, but something went wrong. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2012 – Be aware of the Statute of Limitations when choosing to file a lawsuit. If the time to file has expired, there is no cause of action allowed. “This is an interesting case for several reasons, but most importantly, it serves to point out that time is of the essence when filing a lawsuit, even in a drunk driving case. In this instance, this lawsuit was filed within a few days of the final deadline for filing,” explained Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2012 – Traumatic brain injury may play a much larger role than we realize in the troops that come back for Afghanistan. “While the name of Robert Bales has more of less faded out of the spotlight, the issue behind what caused him to snap and kill multiple civilians is a major, ongoing question. Was it traumatic brain injury? There may be a good case that it was, as he did sustain head trauma on a previous tour of duty,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. […]


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