Austin personal injury | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2012 – “Construction zones are not as safe as you may think, particularly if there is a big rig in the vicinity and, for whatever reasons, that rig does not stop in time for the line of cars in front of him. The devastation often carries on for hundreds of yards and the injuries and death toll are often catastrophic,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm in Texas. Take the case of Wanda and John Lindsay. They never saw the truck that rammed them coming, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2012 – Being obese while trucking leaves drivers prone to serious health issues. Those issues can affect others on the road. “Pretty much the last thing people think when they see a heavy trucker behind the wheel of a big rig is that he could kill someone because he is obese. The last thing truckers feel like doing, after being in a cab for hundreds and hundreds of miles and having a lunch break at the Greasy Spoon, is work out or even go for a walk. Over time, the poor diet and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2012 – Poor road conditions and blurred windshield vision can cause fatal accidents. “This reported case saddened me as I read it. But if bad road conditions were not present, this accident might not have happened,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “On reading the case for a second time, however, this was more than bad luck. If you dig deeper, and that is what personal injury lawyers do, this could have been another story.” Two men and one 44-year-old woman were in a single-vehicle accident […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2012 – If activists have their way, more states will have interlock ignition device laws in place. This would be a good thing to reduce drunk driving. “If you follow the news, you will note that more groups are getting behind the call for mandatory interlock ignition device laws in more states. While most states have some sort of ignition interlock law, only 14 have mandatory provisions for all offenses. Colorado’s law is not mandatory for a first conviction, so offenders do not have a strong incentive to install one. Three states don’t […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2011 – Sustaining a brain injury may happen just about any time. It is not just a phenomenon related to sports. “This reported case is disturbing for the amount of gratuitous violence involved,” remarked Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The 15-year-old boy involved got into a fight with a stranger after a beach party, was punched in the head, and wound up being treated in a neurological center for a brain injury. It was certainly not what the young boy expected from simply going to a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2011 – Finally, there is a program that may better analyze if someone has sustained a traumatic brain injury. “It used to be that when a young person played football, they got their uniform, cleats and helmet and were slotted into training. No one mentioned head injuries. They were simply accepted as something that ‘just happened’ when playing football. No one complained and no one admitted they felt dizzy if they did sustain a concussion. Now concussions are being discussed and diagnosed more quickly than ever,” added Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 14, 2011 – Not paying attention at a stop sign usually ends up causing an accident. It certainly did in this reported case. “Traffic signs are not put up as decorations,” says Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Texas. “But apparently some people seem to think they are, or that the signs don’t apply to them. This accident would not have happened if the biker had not breezed through a stop sign at the junction of a byway and a highway.” The blue 2007 Honda had […]


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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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