Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Stalled Vehicles are Much More than an Inconvenience

Nobody wants to experience a stall on the road, or to encounter a stalled vehicle in traffic. However, most people don’t think of breakdowns as potentially fatal. Rather, they tend to be associated with delays, frustration, and perhaps costly repairs. In fact, a stalled vehicle presents a significant risk, both to the occupants of the […]

Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Update

Ongoing Proton Pump Inhibitor Litigation In June 2018, the plaintiff’s counsel for the ongoing Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) MDL No. 2789 tolled the statue of limitations, give them more time to investigate the factual basis of PPI kidney injury claims. The details of the agreement can be found in the official court filing, linked above. […]

Roundup Lawsuit Verdict

Plaintiff in First Roundup Lawsuit Verdict Awarded $289 Million On August 10, 2018, the first Roundup lawsuit filed against Monsanto concluded when a San Francisco jury awarded plaintiff Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages. Dewayne Johnson filed a lawsuit against the biotechnical manufacturer after developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of prolonged exposure to a […]

Zostavax Manufacturer Faces Litigation Over Shingles Vaccine

In July 2018, Zostavax manufacturer, Merck & Co., Merick Sharp & Dhome Corp., and McKesson Corp., were named in a lawsuit filed by 100 individuals in a Superior Court of New Jersey. Plaintiffs in this lawsuit are alleging that the manufacturer acted negligently when it came to warning consumers and their healthcare providers of the […]

Important Considerations for Getting a Car

Is It Better to Buy or Lease a Car? There are many important considerations associated with buying or leasing a vehicle. From monthly payments to mileage limits, the decision of whether or not to lease a car can only truly be answered by the individual making the financial commitment. When evaluating the factors associated with […]

Not Too Late to File a Harvey Flood Claim For Addicks or Barker Victims

It is not too late to file a Harvey flood claim if you were a victim of the Hurricane flooding that resulted in the flooding of thousands of homes around the Addicks Reservoir and the Barker Reservoir.  Houston flood claim lawyers are still filing cases against the United States Government and the Corps of Engineers […]

Texas Sidewalk Safety

For pedestrians, Texas law and common-sense safety tips are clear and consistent: don’t walk in the road if you have a choice. In fact, the Texas Transportation Code prohibits pedestrians from walking on the street if there is a sidewalk adjacent to the roadway and accessible to the pedestrian. The statute sets forth further safety […]

Roundup Lawsuit Update

Roundup Weed Killer Litigation On June 18, 2018, the first Roundup lawsuit involving Monsanto, a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, began in a San Francisco District Court. There are approximately 4,000 lawsuits filed against Monsanto by users who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after prolonged exposure to the popular herbicide, Roundup. More than 400 of these Roundup lawsuits […]

French Chemical Company Indicted in Texas

Harris County Grand Jury Indicts Arkema for Crosby Plant Explosion On Friday August 3, a Harris County grand jury indicted French chemical company Arkema, and 2 officials, for a “reckless” chemical release that resulted in a chemical plant explosion during Hurricane Harvey. After sustaining almost seven-feet of floodwater, the plant lost power did not have […]

Houston Vulnerable Road User Ordinance

Vulnerable Road Users in Houston According to a preliminary report conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. Unfortunately, car accidents involving pedestrians seem to be more common; however, there are other road users who are also at a disadvantage when it comes to […]

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