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Overcoming Legal Obstacles in Wrongful Death Claims

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

On average, the economic losses in a wrongful death claim (administrative expenses, property damage, wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, and employers’ uninsured costs) add up to almost $2 million. When survivors receive compensation for these expenses, the money doesn’t fill the emotional void, but at least the money eases financial stress, which is… Read More »

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What Causes a Houston Pedestrian Accident?

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Driver error, usually one of the two kinds of errors discussed below, causes 98 percent of the pedestrian accidents in Texas. Defective products, such as defective tires that suddenly and unexpectedly blow out, cause most of the rest. We should point out that pedestrian injuries, which include head injuries and serious broken bones, aren’t… Read More »

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Common Issues in Head-On Wreck Matters

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Head-on and wrong-way wrecks account for only a miniscule percentage of the car crashes in Texas. But they account for about 10 percent of the fatal accidents in the Lone Star State. Legally, there’s a difference between head-on wrecks and one-way wrecks, as outlined below. However, the laws of physics are the same in… Read More »

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Breaking Down a Negligent Security Claim

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Despite a recent drop, Houston still has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country. If apprehended and proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, these offenders face harsh punishments in criminal court. But a high percentage of violent crimes go unsolved, and an even higher percentage of offenders receive much less than… Read More »

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Obtaining Compensation After a Wrongful Death

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Financial issues worsen the emotional losses that a wrongful death creates. As survivors struggle to deal with a wrongful death and move on emotionally, financial concerns, mostly unpaid bills, hold them back. Texas’ wrongful death statute. Along with general negligence law principles,  governs fatal injuries, like falls and motor vehicle collisions. A Sugar Land… Read More »

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Obstacles to Settlements in Bicycle Crash Claims

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Since 1997, the average medical bill in a bicycle collision matter has increased 137 percent. These wrecks also cause other economic damages, mostly lost wages and lost future earning power. Additionally, bicycle accidents cause a tremendous amount of emotional distress. Unfortunately, even though these costs are staggering, a settlement is not guaranteed. Several defenses… Read More »

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Liability Issues in Truck Crash Claims

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

The number of fatal truck crashes has increased a startling 47 percent since 2011. An uncertain regulatory environment has contributed to many of these wrecks. The regulatory changes, mostly HOS (hours of service) relaxation, began before the pandemic. The HOS rollbacks began very slowly, and then accelerated during and after 2020. Bureaucrats decided that… Read More »

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What are the Leading Causes of Wrongful Death in Texas?

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

In 2020 and 2021, for the first time in decades, the U.S. life expectancy rate dropped two years in a row. This decline was the largest multi-year drop since 1921-1923, when the Spanish Flu, which killed millions of people, raged across America. This time, another deadly flu, coronavirus, was partially responsible for the drop…. Read More »

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Does the Comparative Fault Defense Apply in Wrongful Death Cases?

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Unfortunately, yes. And, in many cases, the comparative fault defense reduces a victim’s compensation, sometimes to nothing. Texas is a modified comparative fault state with a 51 percent threshold. So if a jury determines the victim was at least 51 percent responsible for a wrongful death, the tortfeasor (negligent actor) is not liable for… Read More »

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What Are the Most Common Private Swimming Pool Injuries?

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Swimming pool ownership is no longer just for the rich and famous. Over 800,000 Texas homes have backyard swimming pools. Swimmers hoping to take a break from the hot summer sun often sustain serious injuries, some of which are outlined below. Usually, the swimming pool’s owner is financially responsible for damages in these cases,… Read More »

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