Austin personal injury | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21 , 2013 – Many American families are all too familiar with what happens when someone drives drunk. Many have lost loved ones to a drunken driver. “Drinking and driving still seems to be a national pastime,” stated Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “No matter how much coverage a death by drunken driver gets, how many educational campaigns are launched, people still drive while under the influence. And, not only that, but they also still choose to ride with a drunk driver; often a serious […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2013 – Truckers are in high demand. Trucking companies are not doing enough checking on hiring to ensure drivers are safe. “This accident happened when a 32-year-old State Trooper was hit by a semi as he was standing on the shoulder of a highway. As it turned out, the truck driver had a medical condition that made him unfit to drive,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The trooper was in the middle of a traffic stop on the Interstate. The trucker, hauling a tractor trailer, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 14 , 2013 – How do police officers enforce texting while driving? How do they know someone is texting if they hide what they are doing? “The issue of texting while driving causing accidents is a complete no-brainer,” said Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “This is a real issue today in America and the death toll keeps getting higher with each new mobile application released. Despite people understanding that texting while driving, or surfing the Internet while driving causes accidents, they still do it, based […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6 , 2013 – Underage drinking and driving is popular, but comes with significant consequences. The victim in this case was severely injured in a rollover accident. “It’s stunning the number of people who choose to get into a car when the driver is obviously drunk. More often than not, it is the social pressure of shunning a ride from a so called ‘friend’ that makes the person hop in. This is one of the worst decisions someone could possibly make,” added Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 28 , 2013 – Someone mysteriously shot a suspected drunken driver to death. Ruled a murder, the police are still investigating the accident. “This is an unusual story,” recounted Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It started when a father and his two sons were pushing a disabled pickup truck down a road near their home. It was dark and the roadway was narrow. Suddenly, a drunken driver ran into all three men, killing one son immediately and injuring the father. The second son made it […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 21 , 2013 – It only takes one second to change a life. This crash injured 120 and killed two. “We’ve never seen the likes of a massive chain reaction pile-up like this one,” remarked Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It was foggy, people couldn’t see where they were going and then, it happened, the first of many crashes on Interstate 10.” It was early in the morning, and most thought the fog would dissipate before too long. It was also a holiday, and people […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 14 , 2013 – Driving while impaired recently took the life of a pro-footballer. The dead player was a passenger. “No one is immune from the consequences of drunken driving,” stated Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “This case is a prime example of what can go wrong at anytime, with anyone, whether they are star athletes or not. The very simple lesson here is do not drink and drive and expect no repercussions.” Texas was in shock when they heard the news that Dallas Cowboys […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2013 – strong>There are two methods to deal with work place injury claims in Texas. “Texas has a system of what is referred to as subscribers and non-subscribers – to workers compensation insurance. If the company does have worker’s compensation insurance, a worker needs Form DWC 041. If the company does not have insurance, they are a non-subscriber, and if you are injured, you may file a personal injury lawsuit,” clarified Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. A worker injured on the job site of a company […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2013 – Even baseball players may succumb to the side effects of traumatic brain injury. “Former Cincinnati Reds baseball player, Ryan Freel, who was only 36-years-old, was recently found dead in his apartment. Police indicated his death was a suicide as the result of a gunshot wound,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “This was a player who had readily admitted that he had sustained at least ten concussions during the course of his career.” Freel was a noted player and one that fans and other […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2013 – This gruesome case points out the duty of care a utility company has to maintain its power lines. “This case is brutally gruesome, and it devastated the children of the deceased, who watched their 39-year-old mother burn to death underneath a 7,200 volt power line. It was a scene that caused nightmares for the rescuers, neighbours and the woman’s mother-in-law, who tried to rescue her,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This fatal accident happened in 2009, outside the home of the deceased’s mother-in-law. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 22 , 2013 – If it is not one thing, it is another. The next distracted driving reason is ‘webbing.’ “I am not too surprised to learn there is yet another way to drive while distracted,” acknowledged Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It had to happen with all the technology being thrown at us today, and most of it being used while driving. The latest is dubbed ‘webbing’ and it means surfing the Internet while driving.” While many people might shake their heads to think […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2013 – Eating fruit should not cause death. In this case, Listeria-laced cantaloupe killed at least 32 and sickened 147 in various states. “Wrongful death lawsuits may be filed individually, or in this instance, as mass litigation. There were far too many people harmed by Listeria-laced cantaloupe to file individual lawsuits, when a class action suit would join them all for the purposes of adjudication,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This story began in Colorado, where cantaloupe was grown and shipped to various vendors across […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 15 , 2013 – The innocent driver in this case died in hospital after this accident. The other driver blew .106 on the breathalyzer. “The others drivers on the freeway had never seen anything like this accident,” said Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. An electrician was heading south on the freeway in the early morning hours, when he suddenly swerved to avoid hitting a car. He ended up crossing five lanes of traffic. “This forced a Chevy pick-up to slam into a cement wall. The […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 8 , 2013 – Two drunken drivers caused the death of a young mother. “You don’t see this happen often, two drunken drivers, almost behind one another on the road, both causing accidents within minutes. In this story, a 31-year-old mother, was first hit by a drunk driver. She was a passenger in a vehicle on the Houston freeway. It appeared that no one was hurt, so she climbed out of the car to check on the people in the other vehicle. She was hit and killed instantly by a second drunk driver,” explained […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 28 , 2012 – It is one thing to have a law banning texting while driving. It is another to be able to enforce it. “It’s good that there are laws banning the use of mobile devices when driving. Those kinds of laws are intended to save lives. The issue is enforcement. How does a police officer tell when someone is texting? If the offending driver sees a cop, they just lower the phone, or put it on the seat. It’s tough to just stop everyone in a car or other vehicle just because […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2012 – Weird chain reaction crash involving a big rig and a van leaves five with serious injuries. “The man whose legs were pinned under the tires of a tractor-trailer is lucky to be alive. This was a bizarre accident, with the cause still under investigation. Apparently the rig was traveling south, when for some unknown reason, it collided with the back of a work van. The van’s male passenger was ejected onto the highway, and run over by the big rig, becoming trapped under one of its tires, as it stopped on […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 14 , 2012 – Life is about choices. This teen chose to drink and drive, and killed someone. “How many times have you seen someone sitting at a stop light texting, or talking on a cellphone? Millions do this on a daily basis. There are even people out for supper who drive around checking out menus on their mobile devices. This is not paying attention to the road, and inattention kills. It’s a no-brainer,” added Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. Aside from being a dangerous […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2012 – This wrongful death suit involves police shooting and killing a man armed with a BB gun. “It helps to look before shooting,” suggested Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “It may save wrongful death lawsuits, such as this one, in which the family of the deceased is seeking $20 million in damages for the death of their husband, son and father.” The 36-year-old deceased was shot to death by members of a SWAT team, and the family alleges he was shot without cause, while in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 7 , 2012 – The idea of transvaginal kits began as a good one. However, the concept was fatally flawed from the beginning. “While the idea of a transvaginal kit had some merit, it turns out that they were flawed before they even got out of the design stage. Consider the story of a Fort Lauderdale woman, implanted with a mesh in 2001. The procedure nearly killed her. Since then, she has been responsible for getting FDA warnings on the synthetic mesh, and has spent thousands of hours researching surgical mesh and advocating for […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2012 – Nursing home abuse may escalate into a wrongful death scenario. This case did. “It’s difficult to read and hear about senior citizens being mistreated so badly that they die as a result of someone’s abuse. In this case, an 85-year-old woman was viciously throttled, then thrown on the ground. She was further neglected by assisted-living home staff,” recounted Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The woman died in a hospital a few days later.” The facts of this case are disturbing because they paint a […]


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