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  • Human error or product failure?

    Auto accidents happen every single day. In most cases, human error is to blame. Speeding, not keeping the distance, running stop signs or red lights, failure to yield and many other human errors are responsible for auto accidents that can create serious injuries. Product failure or negligence? However, a sometimes overlooked cause of an accident is product failure or negligence on the part of the ...
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  • Speeding accident injures victim

    Speeding can kill or injure innocent victims Unfortunately, irresponsible and negligent drivers still take on public roads for street racing, and other dangerous activities while putting others in danger. Recently, a couple of vehicles racing in the Cypress area of greater Houston, injured an innocent driver. Two vehicles were racing, when one of them struck the vehicle of an innocent bystander. ...
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  • Fiery crash kills 4 people

    Fiery crash kills 4 people Another deadly accident on a Texas highway unfolded on Wednesday June 21 st . The result of the accident: four dead people, all passengers in the same vehicle. The cause: they were hit from behind by a speeding vehicle and the vehicle caught on fire. Another terrible auto accident tragedy for the people of Texas. At this time we do not know the conditions of the ...
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  • Freak accidents can happen anyplace, anytime

    WOW, sometimes, you think it is fake news, but unfortunately, it isn’t. This week a Houston family is mourning the loss of their loved one, who was killed in a freak accident. A flying tire killed him. Yes, a flying tire. This is the kind of accident you think can only happen in an action-packed movie or TV show, but it actually happened in real life. A tire fell off the back of a pickup truck, ...
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  • Highways are full of accidents – Don’t be in one of them

    Highways are full of accidents – Don’t be in one of them Over the last few days, a couple of The León Law Firm’s team members took road trips for a couple of different reasons, but some of the things they saw during the trips made us very concerned. While traveling in the US Interstate highway the scenery was amazing, however, not everything was perfect. Below are some of the of the situations ...
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  • Another explosion at work

    Families in South Central Texas near the city of Refugio were woken up in the middle of the night from an explosion in a natural gas pipeline. The boom could be heard up to 20 miles away and seen up top 60 miles away! Fortunately no one was injured. However, this is a wakeup call for individuals who work in the oil and gas industry that danger is always around the corner. Photos courtesy of ...
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  • Fighting for you in court

    When you have suffered an injury due to the negligence or responsibility of a third party, you need help. You might have been injured in a car accident because someone ran a red light or a stop sign and hit you. Maybe someone rear-ended you. Maybe a drunk driver veered off and hit your car. Or maybe, you were hit by an 18-wheeler and suffered serious injuries. Maybe you were at work and you got ...
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  • Insurance claim frustration leads to uncommon tactics

    Insurance claim frustration leads to uncommon tactics When you buy property and casualty insurance, you expect them to be there if and when you need their help. And their help means paying out the fair and due amount of a legitimate claim. But that is not always the case. Not always will you be in good hands, nor will they be there like a good neighbor. And most definitely, they will try to pay ...
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  • Working on a scaffold - an accident waiting to happen

    Working on a scaffold – an accident waiting to happen Looking out the window of a Starbucks coffee, we saw something that makes our blood boil. A hard working man, exposing himself to possible injuries due to the negligence of his employer. See the picture. The hard working masonry employee was standing on top of an unsecured five gallon paint container, on top of a wooden surface on a scaffold. ...
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  • Tips to stay safe and accident free this holiday season

    Tips to stay safe and accident free this holiday season "'Tis, the season to be jolly" as many would say. And being jolly for many means lots of parties, and celebrations, many of which include alcohol. As a result, individuals lean towards heavier than normal drinking behavior, leading to more auto accident crashes involving alcohol. And because of that, the period between Thanksgiving and New ...
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  • Are you exempt from accidents?

    Accidents happen every day, everywhere, to anyone. A customer walks into the bathroom of a big box store, the toilet has been leaking. The floor is wet. He slips and falls, hurts his back and leg and now has a permanent injury for the rest of his life. A stay at home mom is driving to run some errands. Someone runs a stop sign, crashes into her and puts her in a lot of pain. To make matters worse, ...
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  • Texas Workplace Death Toll Rises

    Texas Workplace Death Toll Rises A recent article in the Texas Tribune reminds us of the grim statistics Texas workers are a part of. In 2014, there were 524 fatal workplace injuries, up from 504 the previous year, making Texas the deadliest workplace state, followed by California with only 334. Here are some of the highlights from this article: In 2014, workplace deaths in Texas 524, California ...
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  • The uncertainty of our lives - a bus accident changes everything

    The uncertainty of our lives - a bus accident changes everything This is not intended to be a negative post. It is intended to remind you how fragile life can be. Yesterday in Houston, Texas, a school bus, carrying several children to Furr High School was hit by another vehicle and was sent shooting off an overpass on Highway 610 and Telephone Road, sending the bus in the air and landing 20 feet ...
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  • The dangers of 18-wheelers

    Recently in the Houston area, there have been several major accidents involving 18-wheelers. Some have overturned; some have run off the roads, some have rear-ended passenger vehicles. Many of these accidents have caused serious injuries or even deaths. We would like to share the top five reasons why you should be careful when driving around 18-wheelers. They are bigger than you. Yes it is obvious ...
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  • The permanent marks of an auto accident

    Recently, eight people were injured in a three vehicle auto accident near Cleveland, Texas. Two passenger vehicles and an 18-wheeler were involved. By the time you read this, hopefully the victim of this auto accident are in stable condition and on their way to a full and speedy recovery. But, can these victims truly fully recover from being injured in an auto accident? The answer is no. Never. ...
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  • My first 20 years helping personal injury victims

    My first 20 years in the law profession Today I just want to send a HUGE thank you to all for the great support we have received at The Leon Law Firm. I have now been practicing law for 20 years! We have successfully tried cases to verdict or settlement totaling tens of millions of dollars for our clients, all with having not one grievance filed against us! It has been an honor to serve so many ...
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  • Drunk driving accidents in Texas continue to rise

    Waking up to the news of two fatalities in a two car, alcohol related accident, is not good news. Two or more families are now changed forever. Two or more families that now have to deal with the injuries and deaths related to a drunk driving accident. Two families that will forever ask "why?" For those of us lucky enough to not have been involved in a situation like this, yes, you are lucky. Late ...
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  • When bars don't have insurance

    When a person gets drunk at a bar and then goes out and injures someone, should the bar that served the drunk driver that caused the accident be held liable? Absolutely, it is very common for establishments to provide beverages in excess of what is permitted by law. Also, in many cases, establishments are found liable for damages. But, unfortunately, many establishments either don't have the ...
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  • Accident with 18-wheeler - Insurance policy minimums must increase

    Accident with 18-wheeler – Insurance policy minimums must increase We need your help to protect yourself and the people you love in case you ever get in accident with an 18-wheeler. Trucking insurance limits have not been increased since 1980. When truck collision victims are catastrophically injured or killed, there simply is not enough money to replace wages or pay for medical care. Not only is ...
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  • What to Do If You Are Involved In An Auto Accident

    Unfortunately, auto accidents happen every day. Sometimes auto accidents are caused by reckless driving. Sometimes they are caused by careless driving and sometimes it may even be faulty equipment that causes injuries in auto accidents. Regardless of the cause of the accident, an auto accident can happen to anyone at any time. Although accidents can be a frightening and emotional event, try to ...
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  • Winter Driving Safety Tips to Prevent Auto accidents

    Winter Driving Safety Tips to Prevent Auto accidents As we officially roll into the coldest months of the year, there is always the possibility of having a few freezing days in the southern half of the state of Texas. Icy rain, sleet and even snow, can be major factors contributing to injuries in auto accidents. Since we cannot predict when and where the next storms will hit Texas, we would like ...
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  • Red light fatalities

    Red light fatalities Last night, as I was making a late night run to Walgreen's to buy a Santa hat, I was reminded again why the yellow light is so important. Yes, the yellow light as in a stop light. Red, Yellow, Green. As I was waiting for my red light to change to green, I noticed cars flying by at high speeds trying to make the yellow light and then the red light. Four cars ran the red light. ...
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  • The Holiday Season is Accident Season

    The holiday season is accident season Some call it, the season of joy. Some call it the "the most wonderful time of the year." We might as well call it, the most dangerous time of the year. Even though in Texas, statistically speaking, the month of June yielded the most auto accident fatalities in 2013, realistically, the season between the Friday before Thanksgiving and New Year's day can be ...
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  • Let's prevent unnecessary tragic accidents

    Let's prevent unnecessary tragic auto accidents Recently, a woman fell to her death in Houston, Texas when her car was hit by a vehicle and she fell 40 feet from SH 610. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon. It turns out the woman's car broke down as she was driving down the interstate. She did not turn on her hazard lights ...
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  • The realities of 18-wheeler accidents

    The realities of 18-wheeler accidents long time ago, I saw a bumper sticker on the trailer of an 18-wheeler that stated: "Without trucks, America stops." I couldn't agree more. Ground transportation is vital to the American economy to transport goods from one place to another. Both perishable and non-perishable goods come to us thanks to the trucking industry. From food to furniture and gasoline ...
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