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What to Expect in a Wrongful Death Claim

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Almost everyone can expect a settlement in a wrongful death claim. About 96 percent of civil cases settle out of court. Usually, settlement is a much better alternative to trial, especially in emotionally-charged matters like wrongful death cases. Emotional courtroom showdowns benefit no one, except lawyers who charge by the hour. Moreover, an out-of-court… Read More »

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The Helmet Defense in a Bicycle Crash Claim

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

About half the states in the Union, including the Lone Star State, don’t have a bicycle helmet law. However, many local municipalities, like cities and counties, have universal or partial helmet laws. Furthermore, the duty of care, which applies to all bikers, requires them to take reasonable precautions and look out for their own… Read More »

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The Nuts and Bolts of a Pedestrian Injury Claim

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Memorial Day Weekend begins the annual 100 deadliest days for pedestrians. During the summer, more people, especially more children, are out and about. Vehicle traffic usually increases as well. Many of these drivers are in unfamiliar parts of town, visiting tourist attractions, friends or relatives. So, they over-rely on distracting GPS navigation devices. This… Read More »

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Multiple Injuries in Jersey Village Car Crash

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Several people were rushed to area hospitals after a 76-year-old woman apparently hit the accelerator instead of the brake as she parked, causing her car to crash into a building. Nine people total were reportedly injured and one person was taken to the hospital via lifeflight, authorities say. Officials say three people were taken… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Driver Sends 2-Year-Old Boy to Hospital

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Police are still searching for a man driving a white pickup truck who ran a red light, slammed into a car, jumped out of his vehicle, and fled the scene on foot. The boy’s great-grandmother was in the intersection of Hirsch Road and Laura Koppe Road at the time of the crash. The force… Read More »

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U-Haul Truck Wrecks and Liability Issues

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

A full-size, fully-loaded U-Haul moving truck weighs almost 36,000 pounds. People usually need commercial drivers’ licenses and squeaky-clean driving records to operate these massive vehicles. But at a U-Haul establishment, almost anyone with a valid credit card can walk out with the keys. Normally, the negligent entrustment rule applies in rented or borrowed vehicle… Read More »

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Near-Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on Highway 6

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Two motorists struck a man who was crossing the northbound lanes of SH 6. One stopped and the other one didn’t. According to police, a man was trying to cross the northbound lanes in a dark stretch of road where there wasn’t a crosswalk. Police say the man was first struck by a Toyota… Read More »

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Top Five Reasons 18-Wheelers Jackknife

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Disastrous jackknife truck accidents, which are usually related to one of the five causes mentioned below, are one of the leading causes of fatal large truck crashes. Today’s large trucks are hard enough to control on a regular basis. When the cab is more than a 45-degree angle from the trailer, the rig is… Read More »

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Indoor Swimming Pool Injuries in Houston

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Although these waterpark and indoor pool facilities rake in millions of dollars, many of them don’t staff up for increased traffic. Therefore, one of the swimming pool injuries discussed below is more likely. The swimming pool owner, which is usually an out-of-state holding corporation, is financially responsible for damages in these matters, at least… Read More »

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The Inside and Outside of a Nursing Home Fall Claim

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Each year, the medical bills alone in elderly fall injury cases total more than $50 billion. These economic costs are only the tip of the iceberg. The noneconomic costs are much higher. Many elderly fall victims are so afraid of repeat falls that they withdraw from family, friends, and social activities. The resulting isolation… Read More »

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