Austin personal injury lawyer | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2011 – Asbestos exposure is dangerous. Few realize that secondhand exposure may also be deadly. “It’s a fairly well known fact that direct exposure to asbestos typically results in deadly diseases. What many don’t know or understand is that secondhand exposure may also result in death – a wrongful death,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. For people who work directly with asbestos, they run the very high risk of contracting mesothelioma and lung cancer. Mesothelioma, in particular, is highly aggressive and rarely leaves its victims […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2011 – Tragedy randomly struck two families whose teenaged sons died at the bottom of the ocean. It is unclear what caused their deaths. “This reported case was a great shock to the two families involved,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Two young men, ages 16 and 17, went missing from their charter boat on a diving expedition. They were subsequently found at the bottom of the ocean in full cardiac arrest.” The two were out for the day on an expedition to dive in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2011 – Driving while drunk is illegal. It is just that simple. And yet, the number of drunk driving deaths continues to creep up every year. “There are a number of states that have zero tolerance laws when it comes to drinking and driving. That may involve staggering fines, suspended licenses, jail and perhaps community time. And yet, people keep drinking and driving, largely because they think the law does not apply to them, that they don’t have a drinking problem and that they can handle whatever they do drink. Wrong,” said Robert […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2011 – Wrongful death cases may involve serious personal injuries to other victims. This case is a prime example. “Serious personal injury cases may involve a wrongful death and vice versa,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Either victim may come to you seeking help in filing a lawsuit, it is just that in one instance the claim would be for damages for personal injuries to pay medical bills, etc., and in the other, it would a claim for economic compensation for the loss or injury […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2011 – Head injuries are all too common in motorcycle accidents. A warning system would help. “This has been a long time coming,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. “The possibility of a motorcycle warning system that has the potential to reduce the number of wrecks on the road today. This would be, without a doubt, a godsend to many bikers, as they are highly vulnerable to getting severe and catastrophic injuries affecting their spine and heads.” The latest news is that […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2011 – On the job accidents are virtually an everyday occurrence across the nation. This case demonstrates that personal injury accidents may happen when least expected. The 52-year-old man involved in this accident was working on a ride at a theme park, when he fell and sustained a severe head injury. The ride in question was closed for maintenance and no one is sure what happened to cause the man to fall. First responders called for a medi-vac airlift to the nearest hospital. While the man made it to the hospital alive; he […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2011 – Any head trauma sustained in a car accident has the potential to be devastating. Often the damage may cause life-long problems. “One of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents is traumatic brain injury. The skull is a tough nut to crack, but the brain inside is another story. If the force applied to the head is sufficient enough, the brain inside is knocked about like peas in a tin can. The brain then slams from one side to the other, hitting the skull and bruising. This, as you may […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2011 – People like to think that when something bad happens to good people that there is justice at the end of the day. That is not always the case. “In this disturbing case, justice is missing. It has taken a hike and gone someplace else. And the victim? The victim is the one who will suffer for the greed of others and they inclination to turn a blind eye to human suffering,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. This story is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2011 – When fatal accidents happen at work, the family may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The day started out like any other workday for the 44-year-old Texas oil field worker. He got to work and started getting ready to get on with his day. The man and his co-worker were working on a pipe rack late in the morning, moving drilling collars, when the pipes gave way and shifted and slipped. The 44-year-old man was trapped between the pipes and suffered injuries so severe that he died when he arrived […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2011 – Workplace accidents are usually the result of someone’s negligence. This case is no exception. “It’s disheartening to hear of accident on the job that results in the premature death of someone who had their whole life ahead of them. This case was disturbing in that a 30-year-old man was ground into an auger when he was working on it,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. The man was working on the auger, an underground affair for grinding up pistachios, when […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2011 – Due to their size, big rigs versus pedestrian accidents often have a fatal outcome. The two deaths in this case are a reminder to use caution around big trucks, whether on foot or on the road. “Often the best way to explain a legal premise or what the law means is to highlight a case that happened to someone else. This particular case was bizarre in that two men were killed four days apart at the same location, in the same manner. Each of these deaths are examples of men who, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2011 – Big rig drivers have a duty to drive safely on public roads and all drivers have a duty not to drive when intoxicated. In this case, the driver was under the influence of alcohol and badly injured an innocent victim as a result. “But for the fact that this grossly negligent truck driver was intoxicated behind the wheel, this collision could have been avoided and the victim would not have been seriously injured in this senseless accident,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2011 – A witness to a fatal crash is haunted by his attempts to try and avert the accident. It did not work and two died. “It is not too often that when a person sees an accident about to happen that they try and avert it, like one driver did in this case we heard about. It was very early in the morning and a taxi driver was on the highway on the way to pick up a fare, when he noticed a pickup truck speeding the wrong way in the westbound […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2011 – When medical devices are defective and fail, the patient suffers. In this instance, defective hip implants seriously affect seniors. With all the medical products on the market, including various appliances such as a hip implants, there are bound to be problems over time with the manufacturing process. Sometimes, companies rush to get a new product on the market before sufficient testing has been done to determine if the product will perform as intended. “This can happen when a company puts profits over safety. The Johnson & Johnson DePuy Orthopaedics division recall […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2011 – Mechanical failure is one of the leading causes of 18-wheeler accidents. Maintenance is crucial to safe operation. “While this should be a no-brainer, it seems that a great number of trucking companies don’t always keep their trucks up to snuff. Perhaps they are tired, don’t have time or forget, but maintenance can be the biggest lifesaver when they take their rigs on the highways and byways of the nation. All it takes is one missed brake or load check to ultimately become the reason for a fatal wreck,” said Brooks Schuelke, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2011 – Claimants can get a settlement quickly if they go along with the insurance company and settle fast and low. Unfortunately, this may also result in the victim not getting fair compensation. “If there’s one thing that I hear a lot of in my practice as an injury lawyer, it is the question, ‘How long will it be before I get a settlement from my car accident?’ The response is usually that getting a settlement takes whatever time is necessary if you are dealing with an insurance company with the assistance of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2011 – Slip and fall accidents may happen literally anywhere. Commonly, they happen on trips or vacations, at hotels and motels. “While most of us do not think about this, traveling offers its own set of dangers, ranging from lousy drivers in another city to unsafely maintained places where we rest our weary heads at night,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. Take the case of the Doe’s, who were on their way to a major city in the U.S. After realizing […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2011 – It is not hard to understand that if one drinks and drives, the chances of being in a fatal collision skyrocket. Unfortunately, people still drink and drive. “The nasty case I am going to use as an example of what may happen if you drink and drive did not happen in Texas. It happened in Connecticut and took the lives of four promising high school students. The fifth may or may not make it through his recovery,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2011 – All tires are not made equal. If the right tires are not on a big rig, this is a potential recipe for disaster. “Not a lot of people know that commercial tires, the kind you find on big rigs, are not designed for ordinary vehicles. In other words, a tire is not just a tire. The rubber you find on the big boys are specifically for class 6-8 trucks and are chosen according to their gross vehicle weight rating. These are some of the biggest tires in the industry and they […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2011 – It is not always the trucker alone who is responsible for big rig wrecks. Fault may lie with the trucking company. It goes without saying that driving on the highway in the presence of 18-wheelers is enough to give many drivers serious concerns. It is well known that big rigs can and do get involved in some really nasty accidents, often resulting in either serious injuries or death for those they hit. While they keep American industries moving, they are often in violation of rules of the road, rules of safety […]


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