March

Blog Posts in March, 2011

  • Safety First

    Construction site jobs are often the most dangerous forms of work out there. Multiple contractors all working at a single site can regularly lead to carelessness and ultimately, serious injury or even death. The 21 year old man from New Caney who lost his life in the construction site accident described in the Galveston County Daily News is a sad example . ...
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  • The Other F Word

    http://ultimatespringtx.com/stories/238901-spring-fire-sparks-ford-motor-product-liability-suit A defective speed control deactivation switch was the cause of the fire in the aforementioned article that ultimately caused major property damage. Often times the cause of a fire is overshadowed by the damage it does to everyday people. At The Leon Law Firm http://theleonlawfirm.com we handle property ...
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  • The Least We Can Do

    The Leon Law Firm ( http://www.theleonlawfirm.com ) will be sending girl scout cookies to our troops in Afghanistan and Japan next month . Stay tuned for photos and stories regarding our care packages to the troops. Please remember to support our troops who are waging the biggest fight to preserve the rights you and your family have in this great country we call home! If you would like to do ...
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  • Job Well Done

    http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/tools/np/program/view.asp?ID=12290 Today, I take a break from discussing things going on in our community to focus on people doing things for the community. The link above reports that one of Sugar Land's finest was recognized on February 3rd 2011, as the 2010 Sugar Land Officer of the Year. This award went to Sergeant Mike Richards. The Leon Law Firm ...
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  • Not ALWAYS Sweet in Sugar Land

    To my Sugar Land friends and neighbors, I want to issue a reminder to be aware of your surroundings . The Bad guys were busy overnight. At local hot spot Lupe Tortilla, a woman was robbed in the parking lot. http://www.click2houston.com/news/27306602/detail.html And in Missouri City, there was a home invasion where 3 men kicked in the door wearing police raid uniforms. Police are investigating if ...
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  • The Winds of Change?

    Living along the Gulf Coast means watching out for hurricane warnings every summer. Unfortunately, the last few hurricane seasons have caused significant property damage loss to the Houston and Galveston areas. The Leon Law Firm http://www.theleonlawfirm.com has represented hundreds of hurricane victims in effort to rebuild their homes and businesses after damage from Hurricane Ike. We have also ...
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  • Ban on Bullys

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/7486084.html In a subject very near and dear to my heart, the article posted above discusses the changes on the horizon that would prohibit bullying in schools, including cyber bullying. I personally spent two years of my life championing the rights of a local bully victim and I know first hand the effects that bullying has on our youth. These victims need ...
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  • Tragic Ending for HSLR

    Unfortunately, this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo came to a tragic end for one person. As the story in today's Houston Chronicle explains, http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7483819.html A 46 year old man fell to his death from one of the carnivals roller coasters. My condolences go out too his family. I am sure this family has awaken today too what must seem like a night ...
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  • A Little More Than I Bargained For...

    http://ultimatealief.com/stories/237509-woman-claims-she-was-hurt-in-alief-walmart A simple trip to a store can sometimes turn into a trip to the hospital. As illustrated in the article above, there are unseen and unknown dangers that await unsuspecting consumers and can result in serious injury. The León Law Firm, P.C. has handled numerous slip and fall and premises cases in our sixteen year ...
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  • Click It OR Ticket

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/8-year-old-ejected-from-car-during-crash-1165493.php According to Wikipedia, " The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that death risks for a driver wearing a lap-shoulder seat belt are reduced by 48 percent." The link above is a sad reminder that seatbelts can save lives. The United States first passed the seat belt law ...
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  • In the Air

    As a result of living in the Houston area, we are always in close proximity to one of the largest chemical plant/refinery zones in the country. With that comes some built in dangers. Today we were informed that a plant in Pasadena had an unexpected release of toxic chemicals. http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8016090 Thankfully, there have been no reports of injuries thus ...
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  • Not the First TIme

    This tragic incident involving a bus and the death of 14 people appeared to be an avoidable situation. http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/13/new.york.bus.accident/index.html?hpt=Sbin Often bus companies put profits ahead of training and safety. The end result is a dangerous and careless situation for multiple passengers in a bus. Bus companies are considered "common carriers" under the eyes of the law. ...
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  • Spring Has Sprung

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7463070.html As Spring Break approaches for many Texas towns, The U.S. State Department has issued a stern warning to celebrate the weeklong vacation state side. For the second year in a row, authorities are warning high school and college students to avoid Mexico because they can't protect the revelers from the effects of the Mexican Drug war. Here ...
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  • Just Say No - Texting While Driving

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7463600.html Driving and Texting (DWT) can be a deadly combination, and today in Austin The House Transportation Committee will consider legislation to institute a statewide ban on texting while driving. The average "texter" takes their eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds and this fact increases the drivers chance for an accident by 23 ...
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  • Big Wheels Keep On Turning

    Houston, Texas is our nations' 4 th largest city and we drive on some of the largest freeway systems in the country. Commercial Trucks and 18 wheelers are often traveling the same road ways as you and I. Over 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in this country. In fact, 18-wheeler trucking accidents account for one of every eight traffic deaths. ...
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  • Watch Your Step

    When you go to a local business such as a grocery store or department store, the owners of that store have a duty to make sure the premises is safe for you to carry out your shopping without the risk of injury. The law in Texas is clear, premises owners have to regularly inspect their location, correct any unsafe conditions, or warn of any unsafe conditions. Sometimes the dangers can be found in ...
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  • Oil Rig Safety

    Working on an oil rig is a dangerous job many Gulf Coast residents perform every day. These men and women often leave their families behind for long stretches of time. That is why when I hear about an oil rig incident such as the one that took place off the coast of Grand Isle recently http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/energy/7460350.html I wonder if the accident could have been ...
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  • Check Your Batteries

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7456608 Today's headline describing the Houston man badly burned in an apartment fire should be a wake up call to all tenants of apartments. Our prayers are with him for a complete and speedy recovery. Often, many folks in our community find themselves living in an apartment complex owned by uncaring and negligent landlords. If you have a ...
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  • Do Your Homework

    I want to bring your attention to this story. Fire suspect had prior arson case | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7453961.html This story highlights the importance of making sure our children's daycare providers are properly qualified. Unfortunately, this story illustrates how inadequate qualifications can end in tragic death. I ...
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