Month: July 2014

A Brazos County jury demanded McDonald’s pay two Central Texas families a total of $27 million dollars for the deaths of two teenagers in 2012.  According to court documents, the deaths of Denton James Ward, 18-years-old, of Flower Mound and Lauren Baily Crisp, 19-year-old, of Drippings Springs were a direct result of McDonald’s “lax security” […]

Amanda Kay Haney, a 22-year-old from Tehana, Texas, died Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Shelby County, Texas.  According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Haney’s vehicle veered off its lane of traffic while traveling down FM 2667 and striking a tree.   Haney was thrown from her vehicle upon impact killing her at […]

In a perfect world, companies would put the safety and security of their human resources and the environment over and above their corporate bottom lines. But in case you haven’t guessed by now, we don’t live in a perfect world. Take the Texas oil fields for instance. Yes, drilling for oil and gas is inherently […]

Jet Ski accidents don’t make the news often, but they can be some of the deadliest accidents possible. Personal watercraft (PWC) offer virtually zero protection in the event of a crash, and their extreme agility can put them in highly risky situations. At high-enough speeds, even water becomes a deadly object that can result in […]

Kierstin Eaddy, a 14-year-old girl from Flower Mound, Texas, died Sunday afternoon after her go-kart crashed at the Texas Motor Speedway. Kierstin was participating in an autocross meet sponsored by Sports Car Club of America when witnesses indicate the kart simply did not stop after crossing the finish line, and she smashed through a fence […]

A child passed away in an intersectional accident yesterday afternoon in North Harris County. According to local authorities, a pick-up traveling southbound on Sciaaca Road failed to yield the right of way at the intersection with Cypresswood Drive causing a severe collision with a vehicle approaching westbound. The child in the vehicle was transported via […]

Prozac side effects can be very harmful, not only to the individual taking the prescription, but also to the unborn child if a woman is pregnant.  This particular antipsychotic is called an SSRI, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. That is because the drug blocks a particular type of serotonin, something that can cause a myriad […]

Ray Leyva, a 42-year-old man, lost a leg in a tree cutting accident in Porter, Texas. Mary Beleele hired Ray Leyva and Steve Solis to cut down an old oak tree in the backyard of her home located at Summers Hills Blvd and Butterfly Lane in Porter. Unfortunately for Leyva, the tree branch collapsed while […]

Warm weather, sun, fun… playing outside, going for a dip in the family pool – everything that makes summer fun. But that could change in an instant, causing a lifetime of regrets, not to mention the possibility of some possibly devastating legal fees and civil judgments. Backyard Pools: All that crisp, cool water just inviting […]

Do you suspect you have suffered damages because of a defective tire? A lawyer can offer counsel to victims or survivors that want to explore legal repercussions in these matters. Let’s examine a few statistics involving automobile accidents. Every year there are nearly 11 million automobile accidents in the United States. Nearly 400k of those […]

A car seat injury can be one of the most frightening times for a parent and their child.  Protection is key with these devices, and when the product fails to protect the child, it can have devastating consequences.  Eleven million of these products have been recalled in the last decade from all of the major […]

Anyone who works around a scaffold knows serious injury is a constant threat, as even a brief lapse in oversight can put workers at serious risk around these support structures. Although they are most common in the construction industry, anyone that works around the outside of a building will have to climb on top of […]

Two workers were injured in a flash fire last night inside the Chevron Phillips Chemical plant located on the 2000 block of Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, Texas.  Both workers were transported by helicopter to the highly specialized burn unit at the University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston, Texas.  It is unknown whether the […]

After a major car seat recall, an attorney may be needed. Millions of child safety seats have been removed from store shelves in the last 15 years, and on average, there is a major safety alert every other month concerning these products. The most recent one concerns Graco, a leading manufacturer in the industry. Graco, […]

Patrons that have become seriously ill from consuming a product at a restaurant may wonder if food poisoning lawsuit settlements are likely.   Today, these types of cases are on the rise as the number of restaurants grows across the nation.  Consumers may become sick from food that has been contaminated by salmonella and e-coli from […]

The death toll is at three after a collision between a pleasure boat and bass fishing boat on Lake Conroe.  Local authorities are reconstructing the events and investigating a lighting issue which might lead to a catastrophic collision on Tuesday evening.  The bass fishing boat reportedly impacted the pleasure boat and almost sliced it in […]