Blog Posts in 2011

  • Rig Explosion Overshadows Christmas

    FERRIDAY, La. – Homes in this community on the banks of the Mississippi, like those in many towns this time of year, are festooned with multicolored lights and other trappings of the season. Behind decorations, though, this area lives with the lingering scars of the country’s worst offshore oil disaster. The joys of the holidays can’t remove the heartache and struggle that persists for many of the ...
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  • Personal Injury Rights in Texas

    The Leon Law Firm, P.C, www.theleonlawfirm.com would like to share all this important information from Lawyers.com . When you've been injured by someone else's carelessness, it's important to take some initial steps toward making sure your injury claim can be settled fairly and as quickly as possible: Write down everything you can remember about how the injury happened, including the names, ...
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  • What do you think?

    Washington (CNN) -- A federal safety board called Tuesday for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving. The recommendation is the most far-reaching yet by the National Transportation Safety Board, which in the past 10 years has increasingly sought to limit the use of portable electronic devices -- recommending bans for novice drivers, school bus drivers ...
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  • Investigation into Refinery Fire Continues

    HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. One person was injured in an explosion at a Pasadena refinery on Saturday night, authorities said. Officials are still investigating what caused the explosion around 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Refining System near 100 Traffic Circle at Red Bluff, said ...
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  • BP Update

    JENNIFER A. DLOUH, Houston Chronicle Copyright 2011 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. In the office of The Leon Law Firm, P.C., www.theleonlawfirm.com we have followed the details of this case closely. Read below for the latest information regarding the worst oil disasters in history. WASHINGTON - The federal ...
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  • We Remember

    The Leon Law Firm, P.C., www.theleonlawfirm.com honors and remembers those who served on this fateful day and the days that followed. Few Pearl Harbor survivors remain in N.J. on 70th anniversary of Japan's sneak attack By Bob Considine/The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger Noah K. Murray/The Star-LedgerRalph Jeffers of Ocean Township is one of the few remaining Pearl Harbor survivors from New Jersey. ...
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  • Walk Ends with a Dog Attack

    Police say that a woman was on a walk Monday morning in the Pueblo neighborhood of Peppersauce Bottoms when she was brutally attacked by two pit pulls. KKTV reports that the woman, approximately in her 50s or 60s, was walking down the road near a house where the dogs live and unfortunately the male dog broke free from its chain, the female dog escaped from her pen and both dogs went after the ...
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  • Where are all the Doctors?

    In health reform, there’s a lot of talk about an impending “doctor shortage,” where we’ll have too few physicians to treat a population that’s getting increasingly older and sicker. By 2020, we’ll have 90,000 fewer doctors than we need, according to projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges. That big number, however, masks a lot of geographic variation. Some states are hugely ...
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  • Mancover Mishap

    A Sugar Land resident is suing the City of Houston after, he says, an improperly maintained manhole cover caused him serious harm. Sugar Land Michael Lee filed a lawsuit on Nov. 17 in Harris County District Court against the City of Houston, citing negligence. Lee says on Dec.5, 2009, he sustained injuries when he fell several feet into a partially covered manhole, located at the intersection of ...
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  • BP Report at U of H Law Center

    Happy Friday . We at The Leon Law Firm, P.C. www.theleonlawfirm.com wanted to share this article with you. If you have time watch the video presentation below. Have a great weekend! Spill Commission director says systemic problems caused Gulf blowout Richard J. Lazarus, former executive director of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission, outlined the challenges and ...
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  • Veteran's Day

    The Leon Law Firm, P.C. , www.theleonlawfirm.com would like to thank all the Veteran's who have served our country. The article below from J.R. Martinez is a great way for us to celebrate and recognize all our nation's heros. Rise and Honor Eight years ago I was an Infantryman in the 101st Airborne, when the Humvee I was driving hit a landmine and I sustained severe burns over 40% of my body. ...
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  • Say it ain't so Joe

    The College Football world is reeling from this unthinkable shake-up, What do you think Joe should do? http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/09/justice/pennsylvania-coach-abuse-charges/index.html?hpt=ju_c1 The Leon Law Frim P.C., www.theleonlawfirm.com can help you with any questions or concerns you may have - Just call us at 281-980-4529.
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  • It is Back Breaking

    A woman is suing over claims a defective elevator in Katy caused her back to break. Bernice Haag filed a lawsuit on Oct. 26 in Harris County District Court against Schindler Elevator Corp., citing negligence. Haag says on Oct. 27, 2009, her back was broken while attempting to board an elevator in an office building, located at 17000 Katy Freeway. According to the brief, the elevator lurched and ...
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  • Investigation of State Farm

    This article from the Houston Chronicle brings to light yet another negative result of IKE, this time an insurance company makes the wrong call on shingles. A Houston lawmaker on Friday called for an investigation of State Farm after homeowners alleged in a lawsuit that the insurer wrongfully denied more than 100,000 roof-related Hurricane Ike claims. In allegations similar to ones in an earlier ...
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  • BOO Careful This Halloween

    Most people think of Halloween as a time for fun and treats. However, roughly four times as many children aged 5-14 are killed while walking on Halloween evening compared with other evenings of the year, and falls are a leading cause of injuries among children on Halloween. Many Halloween-related injuries can be prevented if parents closely supervise school-aged children during trick-or-treat ...
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