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When Airports Are Liable for Premises and Slip & Fall Accidents

By The West Law Office |

Many people might be surprised to find out that there are more premises-based injuries at airports than on injuries that occur on actual airplanes every year, including slip and falls. According to the Flight Safety Foundation, close to 30,000 ramp accidents alone occur every year, which cost approximately $10 billion annually. Causes of Accidents… Read More »

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Jury Awards Family Of Killed Victim $1 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit After 911 And Officers Failed Her

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In May, one jury awarded a family $1 million in a wrongful death lawsuit for negligence that was displayed after a 911 phone call concerning a prowler. According to reports, the victim called 911 to report the prowler and the dispatcher reportedly failed to keep her on the phone, ask her for the location,… Read More »

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Tips for Negotiating the Best Personal Injury Settlement Possible

By The West Law Office |

If you have been injured in an accident and are pursuing a personal injury claim, you of course, are likely going to rely on your personal injury attorney to help ensure that you receive the right amount of compensation needed to get you back on the road to recovery. However, it always helps for… Read More »

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New Research Demonstrates That Older Individuals Involved in Auto Accidents as Occupants Are More Likely to Suffer from Heart Failure & Strokes

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New research just published concerning the correlation of heart failure and strokes amongst older occupants in auto accidents could have serious consequences for auto accident litigation. Specifically, it shows that older adults who are 65 of age and older, who have been occupants in cars during auto accidents, are more likely to suffer from… Read More »

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Court of Appeals Rules That Personal Injury Claim Barred by Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy in Firefighter’s Injury Case

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On June 5, a Court of Appeals upheld a jury‘s decision that a firefighter could not recover against a coworker and fire department in the form of a personal injury claim based on unintentional injuries that were inflicted against him because he was barred by the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation. In the case,… Read More »

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Court Finds That Employer Must Indemnify Contractor in Lawsuit

By The West Law Office |

On June 6, The US Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the US district court’s decision requiring a home-improvement corporation to pay an $8 million award to an employee who suffered drastic injuries after falling off of a ladder while on the job. The Injury & Lawsuit The worker was performing work based on a… Read More »

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Legislators Consider Lowering Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit (BAC) To Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents

By The West Law Office |

Every year, on a national scale, over 10,000 people die; just due to drunk driving accidents. As a result, a number of legislators are now working towards lowering blood alcohol content level that is permissible for drunk driving in an effort to reduce the number of associated auto accidents and fatalities. How Would This… Read More »

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New Study Indicates That the Arrival of Ride-Share Services in Major Cities Brings Additional Fatal Auto Accidents

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According to a new study released by Rice University in Houston, Texas, there has been a three percent rise in serious and deadly auto accidents in major cities once that ride-sharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft show up there. While these services are also providing a number of conveniences for citizens, the “costs”… Read More »

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2018 Was The Worst Year for Pedestrian Accidents, Especially in Texas

By The West Law Office |

2018 was a dangerous year for pedestrians: More than 6,000 died in traffic accidents alone that year. While some of these were inevitably due to stretches of road missing crosswalks and people walking on the roads that also house rush-hour traffic, the real increase–according to the experts–has to do with an increase in SUVs… Read More »

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How Personal Injury Settlements & Medicare Interact

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As attorneys who focus on personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs here in Texas, we regularly receive questions about how settlements work, and, specifically, how they affect certain healthcare benefits, such as Medicare. This is especially relevant when it comes to accidents that lead to severe, debilitating injuries, especially those that require lifelong… Read More »

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