Austin personal injury lawyer | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 2, 2011 – Drunk drivers just do not seem to realize that their actions behind the wheel have deadly consequences. “I’ve been a lawyer for a long time and have seen my fair share of motorcycle crashes and car wrecks,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm. “But the accidents that disturb me the most are the ones that did not need to happen; the drunk drivers who take out a whole family in a car wreck or the inebriated idiot who plows into a biker because […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2011 – Sometimes other vehicles cause big rig wrecks. This fatal case clearly illustrates that. “In this reported case, it was a clear day, fairly early in the morning, and the roads were good and visibility was fine,” reported Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “That didn’t stop the horrific crash that took the life of the Durango driver, putting the truck driver in the hospital to deal with serious injuries.” The 44-year-old Durango driver was heading west on the highway at the time of the wreck. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2011 – People do not seem to understand that speed and inattention can kill. It did in this case. “This reported case was particularly awful,” explained Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm. “Not just because a semi rear-ended the two riders on a motorcycle, but because both were ejected off the bike and the woman landed in the travel lane of the highway where she was run over by the same truck that rear-ended them.” This was one accident scene that really bothered many of the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2011 – Even police officers get involved in car accidents. This case resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit. “This reported case involved a police officer and an 82-year-old man,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The elderly gentleman was heading south on a highway, and tried to make a left hand turn onto an adjoining avenue. While in the middle of that turn, the man’s car was hit was a marked police unit in pursuit of a fugitive.” The impact was so severe that the elderly […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2011 – One woman caused three separate accidents as a result of being drunk and belligerent. She had a blood alcohol level of .277 and completely disregarded her victims. “You have to shake your head in complete amazement when you find out the woman involved in three car wrecks blew .277, which is more than three times the legal limit of .08,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Texas. “And yet, she was still trying to drive. Obviously she wasn’t doing a good job […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2011 – When 18-wheeler tires come off a big rig, the results typically involve a gruesome accident. This case was no exception. “This reported case painted a very grim accident scene in which one woman died instantly and another managed to survive with just cuts to her arm,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The miraculous part of this accident was that the woman who survived was 82 years old. However, her daughter who drove the car was crushed by two truck wheels and died on […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2011 – Too many hours of service on the road may end up killing someone. Truckers must adhere to the law relating to hours, but many do not. “It has always amazed and disappointed me that truckers who are handling a huge vehicle with the power to wipe out anything they hit, and seriously injure or kill people, don’t adhere to the rules of the road,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer at The Lee Law Firm. “Not all truckers are negligent, so what I am referring to are the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2011 – Even during the course of a crime, if someone is killed the family may file a wrongful death lawsuit. “While it may seem odd that the family of someone who participated in a burglary in 2009, in this reported case, is able to file a wrongful death lawsuit, it is their right to do so,” indicated Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The details of this incident are slightly unusual. Two men, both in their early twenties, were trespassing at an auto sales yard. One […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2011 – It was a normal day at work, until a pickup slammed into one of the road workers. “It is a no brainer that if you are driving in a construction zone, you slow down and reduce your speed,” said Austin personal injury attorney Robert W. Lee, of The Lee Law Firm. “The lives of the people working there depend on you to follow the rules. In this tragic case, a man in a pickup truck lost control of his vehicle, hit the highway crew’s truck, the message board trailer, and a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2011 – Whiplash is one of the most misunderstood injuries a person can sustain in an accident. It cannot be seen and is largely maligned as being inconsequential. “Whiplash is anything ‘but’ inconsequential,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Even a mild case causes the victim serious discomfort. More serious grades are excruciatingly painful. Unfortunately, many victims are not properly compensated for their suffering and medical expenses, which can be considerable. Why is that? It’s largely due to the fact that whiplash is commonly referred to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2011 – Certain Jeep Grand Cherokees models are extremely susceptible to bursting into flames when slammed from behind. Where is the recall? “It is not often you will hear a personal injury lawyer wondering why a certain item on the market has not been recalled,” insisted Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm. “But when it comes to the Jeep Grand Cherokee from model years 1993 through to 2004, I believe they should be recalled due to their poor fuel system design that makes them likely to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2011 – Property brokers may have insurance coverage that can help increase a victim’s awards in the aftermath of a wreck. “Big rig wrecks are, unfortunately, not new,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “There are far too many accidents, and in most instances, the truck doesn’t have a great deal of liability coverage; usually about $1 million worth of coverage. While $1 million sounds like a lot of money, if the plaintiffs sustained brain trauma or other catastrophic injuries $1 million won’t even touch what […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2011 – Just about everyone knows or has heard about the infamous McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit. What they do not know are the real facts about the case. “I can say without any reservations that the McDonald’s hot coffee case that involved burns to Stella Leibeck was not frivolous. Any time a victim suffers third degree burns the way she did, and takes over a year to recover from catastrophic injuries like that, the case is not frivolous, it was not inconsequential nor should it be the butt of tasteless jokes from people […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2011 – The drunk driver in this case killed a toddler and seriously injured three others. Drinking and driving kills. “This case never should have happened. But thanks to a drunk driver who thought he could handle driving his car while inebriated, this devastating wreck killed a little boy one week shy of his first birthday. Three others in this collision were also seriously injured,” said Robert W. Lee, a personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. It is cases just like this one that make people wonder just […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 1, 2011 – Death by fire is a horrible way to die, and this story involves the death of a mother and her two children, horribly burnt in a massive inferno at their home. “This is a bizarre story that may well involve murder, but there is still not enough evidence to proceed on. A deadly house fire engulfed the residence of a Texarkana woman, while she was home with her two children, an 8-year-old and an 11-year-old. By all reports, the oldest child was pulled out of the fire by grandparents, but the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2011 – The parents of a dead man were suspicious of their daughter-in-law’s role in the sudden death of their son, so they filed a wrongful death lawsuit. “This is an unusual case, one that captured the attention of the media for many months as the twists and turns of the story unfolded. In this reported case, the woman in question found her husband in the bedroom, and he was not breathing. EMS crews rushed him to hospital, but he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner said he’d died of a mixed drug […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2011 – Construction sites can be dangerous places. This story about a woman, killed by falling equipment on a construction site, is an example of safety issues and their deadly consequences. “In this instance, a 58-year-old woman was struck and killed by metal scaffolding that fell off a forklift. Although someone on site who saw the falling metal structure called out to warn her to move, she was unable to get out of the way fast enough. Although she was alive when she got to hospital, she died shortly after arriving,” said Robert […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 8, 2011 – This horrific accident showcases how seemingly harmless architectural embellishments have the potential to cause serious harm. “This reported case is a real heartbreaker, largely because it involves a toddler and also because it was completely unexpected. The young lad slipped though a gap between the floor and a window, falling 13 feet to the ground,” explained Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. The 19-month-old was at a university with his dad and his two other siblings. They were taking a look […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 5, 2011 – Loopholes that kill are often found the hard way, when someone dies. That is what happened in this case. “Two young women died in a fiery wreck in 2004. Their mother spent every day during the next five-year period in shock and grief and then, finally anger. She resolved to do something about the loophole that ended up causing her daughters to die needlessly,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. Daughters Raechel, 24, and Jacqueline, 20, met their death when the car they had […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2011 – A charter bus rolled over in Austin, with early reports indicating all passengers onboard are injured and may have catastrophic head injuries. “Brain injuries are one of the worst personal injuries a victim can sustain as the result of an accident,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Often they are life-altering and the person’s life will never be the same again. In this case, it all happened in the blink of an eye. One minute the bus was on the road, and the next […]


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