Austin personal injury | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

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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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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