Austin personal injury | Law Firm Newswire - Part 7

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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Texas has once again landed in the top spot for the nation for having the priciest home owner’s insurance premiums.There seems to be no end in sight to the number of product recalls faced by American consumers. Dangerous products have virtually taken the marketplace by storm. In what seems like a several page laundry list of product recalls, yet another one has been announced, involving camping stoves and equipment. This time, the stated hazard is the possibility of fire due to a damaged fuel line and/or O-rings. The recall will ensnare […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2011 – A driver going the wrong way slammed into two other vehicles, causing a horrific wreck. The wrong-way driver was killed in the raging inferno of her exploding car. “This particular accident was a shock to all those involved. It happened when a wrong-way driver, in control of a Mercury Tracer, was heading south in the northbound lane of I-35 near Austin. She slammed into a Ford F-150. Just seconds after the first impact, a Toyota hit the Tracer. The second impact detonated the gas tank on the Tracer, trapping the driver […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2011 – Texas has once again landed in the top spot for the nation for having the priciest home owner’s insurance premiums. “This isn’t something I’d think people would want to brag about, but the latest figures put out by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reveal that Texas is back in the No. 1 spot, nationwide, for having the most expensive premiums for home owner’s insurance. On average, many Texans pay roughly $1,460 for the most common policy sold in the U.S. today,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney […]


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Burns may range from minor to life threatening. They all have one thing in common; the seriousness of a burn can’t always be determined by looking at it. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 23, 2010 – “While some burns look minor, that may not be the case, as most of the damage is done under the skin. It’s often best not to fool around with burn injuries, as one misdiagnosis can mean long-term damage,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney with The Lee Law Firm. There are various kinds of burns victims may sustain that vary […]


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Strict liability is a tort law and means a party is liable for all damages as a result of their dangerous actions or products. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2010 – “The most common strict liability claims arise from injuries caused by dangerous products. Basically, when a product causes a foreseeable harm to a consumer, the maker of the product and the distributor may be liable to pay damages. There is an exception, and that is if the product did have a warning about the possibility of an injury, the maker of that product/item isn’t always held liable,” […]


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Statistics show that family practitioners and general internists get the diagnosis wrong a relatively high number of times when a person is having a heart attack. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2010 – A very recent study on heart attack diagnosis released by the Physician Insurers Association revealed that malpractice in this area is quite high among family practitioners and general internists. They have the highest number of med mal claims and the highest average indemnity payments of any group of doctors. “What this suggests is that heart attacks are difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can mimic […]


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Commercial trucks are a commanding presence on the highways. With over 80,000 Injuries reported each year, law enforcement must work diligently to determine who Is at fault as this plays an important role when filing a compensation claim. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2010 – Truck accidents happen every day; a statistic many Americans would rather not entertain as a part of their daily news. Unfortunately, many families have either experienced a collision with a tractor trailer first hand or know of someone who was badly injured in one or who died. The statistics for 18-wheeler crashes are […]


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About 1.3 million people across the U.S. will die each year as a result pharmacy errors or wrongfully prescribed drugs. Pharmaceutical mistakes are on the rise. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2010 – It’s not a secret that medical malpractice lawsuits are growing every year, despite some states capping a victim’s award. Companion cases to medical errors made by surgeons, doctors, nurses and dentists are pharmaceutical mistakes that are growing by leaps and bounds every year. In fact, close to 1.3 million people will die in the U.S. this year as a result of incorrectly prescribed or wrongly […]


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Burn injuries are not always the result of a fire. Workplaces are fraught with various ways to get badly burned. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2010 – Surprisingly enough, burn injuries are not always the result of being burned by open flames or electricity. Many other burns happen as a result of things going wrong in the workplace. In fact, burns affect at least 1 million people very year; most of which are sustained on the job, according to Austin personal Injury lawyer, Robert W. Lee. Workplace burn injuries tend to happen in a variety of ways. For […]


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Workers injured on the job should keep detailed records of the injury. It will help when filing a claim. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2010 – “When someone is hired for a job in construction, management doesn’t typically spend a lot of time talking about workplace injury claims or even workers’ compensation, other than to make sure the new hire gets signed up for it. Even if it’s not mentioned, keep one thing in mind for the future: if something happens to you on the job, keep very detailed records of everything that happens, including filing your accident […]


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A person filing an Austin personal injury claim really needs the expertise of an attorney. This will ensure a fair settlement. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2010 – – Those who have been hurt in an accident have a variety of options to seek recompense for their injuries. The most frequently pursued avenue is filing a personal injury lawsuit asking for damages for their pain and suffering and even loss of wages from being off work. Filing claims needs to be done just the right way, or there is a real risk that the settlement offer will not […]


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Often a series of smaller workplace mishaps are a bellwether for more serious accidents in the future. While many people don’t realize this, a worksite that has a number of smaller workplace casualties that happen over a period of time is a warning sign of several things: workplace morale isn’t good and the big accident is still to come. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2010 – Haphazard job site management generally results in lack of planning and lack of organization. “With that going on, you may be reasonably certain that the work crew has issues with the management. […]


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Not many people realize that there are several thousand elevator deaths every year. Most happen on job sites. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 28, 2010 – “Just about anyone that has ever worked on a construction site realizes that accidents can and do happen, despite safety measures and other precautions. While most people figure the main reason for accidents is working with scaffolding or heavy, moving equipment, many of them don’t realize that construction site elevators are often the source of an injury,” recounted Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury attorney with Perlmutter & Schuelke LLP. Elevators on a […]


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