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What To Know About Rear-End Accidents

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

It’s important to be careful when on the roadway, as there are many ways in which cars can crash. One of them is a rear-end accident. In fact, rear-end accidents are the most common types of car crashes, accounting for nearly one-third of them. Rear-end accidents occur when the front of a vehicle collides… Read More »

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Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Texas is a sunny state, which means many residents like to enjoy the nice weather by riding motorcycles. Motorcycles offer fun and freedom, but they’re also dangerous. No motorcyclist wants to talk about the risks involved in riding a motorcycle. But the truth is that 80% of motorcycle crashes result in injury or death…. Read More »

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Missouri City/Houston, Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuit News

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Vanessa Guillén was a 20-year-old Fort Hood stationed Army specialist who was murdered inside the Fort Hood base armory. In August, 2022, Vanessa’s family filed a wrongful death claim against the United States Army. Military wrongful death claims were formerly prohibited because of a previously held doctrine that maintained that combat or training casualties… Read More »

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Pedestrian Crosswalk Law

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

The Lisa Torry Smith Act was enacted in Texas in 2017 after the Missouri City woman was hit by a car in a crosswalk and died. The offending driver was fined $50 at the time but was not criminally charged. Before the law was passed, pedestrians were responsible for making sure they were not… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Update – Houston

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Many wrongful death lawsuits have been filed regarding the Astroworld Festival tragedy that occurred in Houston in early November 2021. 10 people died in the tragedy at Astroworld amusement park. The family of Axel Acosta–one of the victims–recently settled their Houston wrongful death lawsuit case. The terms of the settlement were not announced. Other… Read More »

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Houston/Galveston Bus Accident Update

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Chain Reaction Gulf Freeway Crash A chain-reaction school bus accident occurred on Saturday, October 22nd on the Gulf Freeway between Galveston and Houston, Texas. The accident involved two Galveston Independent School District police vehicles and three school buses.  No Serious Injuries No serious injuries were reported, but a total of 27 Galveston Ball High… Read More »

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Texas Elevator And Construction Machinery Accident Update

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

America’s Inn Incident Rosa Brown sued Texas Pearl, Inc., the company that owns and manages the America’s Inn in Houston, Texas. Ms. Brown claims she suffered extensive injuries because she fell in the elevator at America’s Inn. The plaintiff claimed that there was a “malfunction” of the elevator, and that malfunction caused the plaintiff… Read More »

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Texas Appeals Court Reverses Truck Case Summary Judgment

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Highway 281 can be a dangerous road, and recently, while a tractor-trailer was parked on the shoulder of 281, an oncoming car crashed into the parked trailer and the car’s driver was  subsequently injured. The car driver sued the truck driver and the truck driver’s employer under the respondeat superior doctrine that says that… Read More »

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Missouri City/Houston Hit And Run Bicycle Accident Report

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

A Houston bicycle rider was killed by a hit and run driver during the Pride Bike Ride on October 12, 2022. The accident happened on West Dallas Street in the 2200 block. The victim, Shane McKinney, seemed to lose control of his bike according to witnesses, and he then veered into an adjacent traffic… Read More »

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Premises Liability – Hurt By A Flying T-Shirt?

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

In 2018 Jennifer Harughty attended a Houston Astros baseball game and was seated on the third base side. Between innings, an Astros mascot launched t-shirts into the crowd from a cannon and one hit Jennifer’s finger. It hurt a bit, but Jennifer figured it was only a jammed finger because, after all, how much… Read More »

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