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New Mexico Bus Crash Death Toll Reaches 9

Alyssa Norwillo3 months ago

The ninth person to die in a western New Mexico bus crash was identified as an infant, who was receiving treatment in a neonatal intensive care unit, says a hospital spokeswoman.

About the Fatal Bus Crash

The spokeswoman for the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Alex Sanchez, was not able to provide any additional details on Monday, and the patient’s name has not yet been released.

According to reports, who reportedly spoke to the child’s parents, Christy Westerdale and Joseph Chandler, the infant has been identified as Jordyn Rose. They said that Westerdale went into labor after the bus crash, which happened on August 30th.

UNMHSC posted recently on their Twitter page, saying that three more patients still remain hospitalized following the collision of a tractor-trailer and a Greyhound bus on Interstate 40 near Thoreau.

According to the police, an eastbound tractor-trailer owned by JAG Transportation of Fresno, California, crossed into oncoming lanes after a tire failure on August 30th. The greyhound bus was traveling from Albuquerque to Phoenix, with intentions to continue on to Los Angeles, while the truck was carrying produce from Marina, California to Memphis, Tennessee. It took place 100 miles west of Albuquerque.

Police have reported that the driver of the truck was 35-year-old man. The man hasn’t been identified because he is not facing charges, says the New Mexico State Police.

A spokesman for the State Police didn’t respond to an email regarding potential updates to the investigation.

Bus Accident Statistics

  • According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.
  • The number of injury crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent between 2009 and 2014.
  • From 2004 to 2014, intercity bus accidents accounted for 13 percent of all fatal bus crashes. School buses accounted for 41 percent and transit buses accounted for 33 percent.

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Chronic Pain Could Be a Risk Factor for Suicide

Amy Barenboim3 months ago

Nearly one in 10 people who commit suicide in the U.S. lived with chronic pain, says a new study.

Link Established Between Chronic Pain and Suicide

According to Reuters, the study cannot prove that chronic pain contributed to people’s decision to commit suicide, although it suggests that chronic pain is a risk factor suicide.

The lead author, Dr. Emiko Petrosky, a medical epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said “we did see that mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety were more common among those with chronic pain.”

“Health care providers caring for patients with chronic pain should be aware of the risk for suicide,” Petrosky told Reuters Health. “Chronic pain is a huge public health problem. It’s essential that we improve chronic pain management through integrated patient centered management that includes mental health care in addition to medications for these patients.”

Estimations show that about 25 million adults in the U.S. experience some level of pain every day, while about 10.5 million experience severe pain every day.

Methodology for the Chronic Pain Study

The study collected data from the CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System from 18 states between 2003 and 2014. The study included 123,181 suicides, out of which 10,789 showed some indication of chronic pain.

However, the proportion of suicides committed by people with chronic pain increased from 7.4 percent in 2003, to 10.2 percent in 2014. This being said, the research team pointed out that the number of people with chronic pain also increased during that time.

A large portion of those who experience chronic pain, and committed suicide had back pain, cancer pain, and arthritis.

Those who suffered from chronic pain were three times as likely to have tested positive for opioids when they died. However, only 16.2 percent of those with chronic pain who committed suicide overdosed, while more than half used a firearm.

Medication May Contribute to Chronic Pain and Suicide Link

Dr. Paul Nestadt of the department of psychiatry and behavioral health at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore says that this is an important statistic. “Opioids are depressants and they increase the risk of depression,” said Nestadt, who is not affiliated with the new research. “Depression is one of the highest risk factors for completing suicide.”

The study does not indicate, says Dr. Michael L. Barnett, a health policy and management researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, anything about chronic pain management in this country.

Though “there aren’t any medications that seem to be effective for treating chronic pain. Both opioids and NSAIDs are pretty effective in treating acute pain, but not chronic pain. While people often want a pill that will fix things, comprehensive pain management is proven to be pretty effective.”

Dr. Ajay D. Wasan, vice president for scientific affairs at the American Academy of Pain Medicine and a professor of anesthesia and psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center said the problem with this type of study is you don’t know what other risk factors people had.

“Chronic pain is certainly an important risk factor, but we don’t know how important it is compared to other risk factors,” said Wasan, who was not affiliated with the new research. “Also, since chronic pain is not really coded well at the time of a suicide, this is probably an underestimate of the proportion of people who had chronic pain. We do know that chronic pain can be a deadly disease.”

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Texas Teenager Dead After Crash In New Mexico

Alyssa Norwillo3 months ago

A black car and white car damaged in a crash

A Texas teenager had died after a head-on collision in New Mexico, authorities say.

About the New Mexico Crash

New Mexico State Police identified the victim’s body on Monday as 19-year-old Fabian Mendoza of Denver City.

According to the KWTX, Mendoza was driving on U.S. 62/180 on Saturday, when he crossed into another lane of traffic, crashing head-on with a pickup truck southeast of Hobbs.

Mendoza was rushed to a Lea County hospital, and he later died of his injuries from the crash.

State Police have also released that there was a passenger in Mendoza’s car at the time of the crash, who suffered serious injuries, and the driver of the pickup truck was also brought in for medical treatment.

Authorities have said that the cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Highway Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 37,150 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2017 (down about 0.8 percent from 2016)
  • This decrease is the first decline in traffic fatalities since significant increases were recorded in 2015 and 2016
  • Vehicle miles travelled is projected to have increased about 1.2 percent
  • The fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles travelled is projected to be 1.17 (down from 1.18 in 2016)

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

Three Dead in Crash on Florida Turnpike

Amy Barenboim3 months ago

Damaged car from an accident with responding ambulance

Early Tuesday, three people were killed in a crash involving three vehicles on the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County.

Details of the Fatal Florida Turnpike Accident

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike near Kenansville, about 30 miles south of Kissimmee, and was reported at 12:40 am. The Southbound lanes were shut down at U.S. Highway 192, where drivers were forced to exit, and were reopened at 11:30 am.

The driver, 57 year-old Lori McMillan, was driving at 5 mph in a 2003 Mitsubishi due to a flat tire. 30 year-old Sergio Caceres Bacas, was driving a Ford Explorer at around the same speed directly behind the Mitsubishi, according to State Troopers.

31 year-old Alexander Molina of Nebraska, driving a FedEx big rig with double trailer at normal speed, approached the SUVs. Not realizing the vehicles were driving so slowly, the semi struck the rear of the Ford Explorer and then the back of Mitsubishi before jackknifing.

A 55 year-old man and woman, and a 53 year-old woman in the Ford Explorer were not wearing seatbelts, and were ejected from the vehicle and died.

Troopers said a 55-year-old woman and a man who were not wearing seat belts were ejected from the Ford Explorer and died. A 53-year-old woman in the Ford Explorer who was also not wearing a seat belt died in the crash, a report said.

Caceres Bacas was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in serious condition. He had a seat belt on at the time of the crash.

McMillian and Molina suffered minor injuries.

Traffic was backed up on U.S. 192, where another crash happened while traffic was being rerouted, officials said.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
    • 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,495 were pedestrians
    • 5,029 were motorcyclists
    • 829 were pedalcyclists
    • 665 were occupants of large trucks
    • 235 were listed as other or unknown
  • Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.

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If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

 

5 Biggest Car Recalls from August

Amy Barenboim3 months ago

August was a busy month for auto recalls with more than 250,000 individual vehicles being called back for defects. Below are the five largest auto recalls from August.

Top Five Auto Recalls Issued in August

  1. 154,000 Dodge and Jeep Vehicles

August saw only 11 new car recalls, and only 6 included a number of vehicles over 4 figures. Fiat Chrysler had the largest recall of August, involving more vehicles than any of the other recalls combined. Dodge Grand Caravans and Journeys, Jeep Compasses and Cherokees had insufficient coating on the rear brake caliper pistons. This could lead to air pockets and less effective rear brakes.

  1. 2012-15 Ford Focus Electric, 2013-15 Fusion Energi, C-Maz Energi

Ford recalled about 49,000 Ford Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-Max Energi electric cars. Each vehicle was equipped with 120-volt convenience charge cords that, unfortunately, catch fire when used with an AC outlet that is not a dedicated circuit, or is corroded, or damaged. You should bring in your Ford for new charge cords, which includes a thermistor that identifies overheating.

  1. 12,800 Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram Vehicles

An issue concerning the powertrain control module affected almost 167,000 FCA vehicles. A chip in the module may fail, causing the vehicle to stall, or not start. You can bring your vehicle in to a dealer and they will replace the powertrain for free.

  1. 2018 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, GLS-Class

About GLE and GLS-Class SUVs from Mercedes were recalled in August. These Mercedes vehicles are affected by a very similar to the FCA vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons weren’t correctly coated, which again causes gas to be released temporarily into the rear brake hydraulic circuit, reducing braking abilities. And as with FCA, Mercedes dealers will bleed the rear brakes for free.

  1. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, 2017-18 Passat

About 84,000 Volkswagen vehicles also had brakes issues with the brake caliper mounting bolts. The work for dealers, however, is a lot more complicated here for this issue.  The fix includes everything from inspecting the brake-caliper bracket bolt tightness, replacing and re-torqueing the bolts to checking calipers, fasteners and bleeder valve components to inspecting the parking brake cable for Passats specifically.

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Attorney

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

 

Volkswagen Atlas Recalled For Airbag Malfunction

Alyssa Norwillo3 months ago

Volkswagen has announced a recall for 9,685 of its 2018 Atlas SUVs over a potential airbag issue.

Details of the Volkswagen Airbag Recall

According to the automaker, a leak from an air conditioning tube may trigger airbags to deploy unintentionally. The issue is caused by an improperly installed air-conditioning drain tube that can leak excess condensation from the air conditioning system onto an airbag control module, which is the computer chip that determines when airbags should be deployed, instead of draining outside the vehicle. Volkswagen says that if the airbag control module gets wet, the vehicle’s airbags could deploy unintentionally.

According to Volkswagen, it has received one report of curtain airbags deploying “without cause” on June 14, 2018.

The twisted tube may also leak water into the passenger compartment, and drivers of affected vehicles may notice warning signs such as a foul odor or a wet carpet inside the vehicle. Warning lights, including those for the airbags, may be illuminated on the dashboard, Volkswagen said.

The Atlas has had seven other recalls, and it is in its first model year. Other recalls address concerns with the airbags, brakes, car seat anchors, and fuel tank.

Volkswagen chose not to respond to a request for comments.

VW dealers will inspect the drain tube. If it is twisted, dealers will replace both the hose and the airbag control module at no charge to owners. Owners affected by the recall can contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 87F9.

Vehicles Included in the Volkswagen Airbag Recall

Make:Model:Year:
VolkswagenAtlas2018

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Attorney

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

Parents and Fraternity Reach Agreement Over Hazing Death of Student

Amy Barenboim3 months ago

The parents of a Penn State student who died during a fraternity hazing have reached an agreement with the fraternity. The agreement requires that requires the fraternity to make several structural changes, including making the fraternity house substance-free.

Details of the Hazing Agreement

The parents and the national organization of Beta Theta Pi reached a monetary settlement Tuesday, although the details were not disclosed.

The fraternity agreed to organization reforms, such as making the fraternity house substance free by August 15 2020, and combatting hazing.

Piazza, 19, a sophomore at Pennsylvania State University from Lebanon, New Jersey, tumbled down two flights of stairs and seriously injured himself in February 2017 while intoxicated at the party. He died two days after the hazing ritual.

Averting the threat of a lawsuit, the legally binding agreement was reached in talks over the past year with the fraternity, says the couple’s attorney.

While the Piazzas have not taken any legal action against Penn State, the agreement with the fraternity does not bar them from doing so, according to the family’s attorney.

Hazing Statistics

The following information was provided by the University of Dayton:

  • Every year, 1.5 million high school students experience hazing. This means 47% of college students have experienced hazing prior to attending a college or university.
  • The majority of college students who are involved in clubs, teams, or organizations will experience hazing.
  • Common types of hazing include:
    • Alcohol consumption
    • Humiliation
    • Isolation
    • Sleep-deprevation
    • Sexual acts
  • In 40% of cases involving hazing of athletes, the athlete reported that the behaviors were known to a coach or advisor.
  • Roughly 80% of hazing deaths involve alcohol.

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Kratom Tea Caused Teen’s Brain Damage, Lawsuit Alleges

Alyssa Norwillo3 months ago

A mother has filed a lawsuit against Mad Hatter’s Ethnobotanical Tea Bar, along with two other Pinellas County businesses, claiming that her 19-year-old daughter’s psychotic episode and brain damage was caused by consuming kratom tea over a four-year period.

Details of the Kratom Lawsuit

According to Mary Tabar, her daughter Brette was a frequent customer for 4 years at 3 Pinellas County bars serving kratom tea. In March, Brette Tabar “suffered psychotic episodes and hallucinations so severe that she was confined pursuant” to the Baker Act, the lawsuit says.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Mary Tabar has decided to sue Bula on the Beach, Bula Kafe and Mad Hatter’s Ethnobotanical Tea Bar for negligence. She is claiming that her daughter suffered frontal lobe damage to her brain after regularly consuming the herbal remedy, which originates from Southeast Asia.

“Our complaint lays out our allegations pretty clearly. The complaint stems from the sale of this dangerous product, kratom,” said Tabar’s lawyer. “It is a dangerous product that has certainly caused injury to people, and it has certainly caused injury to our client.”

About Kratom

Kratom tea leaves have been as a natural medication for years in Southeast Asia. The leaves are dried and crushed, and consumers usually take it in a pill form or brew it into tea.

It gained popularity in tea bars for its opioid-like effects, which can either act as a stimulant or a mild euphoric depending on the dosage, according to the FDA. It is used most commonly as an herbal treatment for anxiety or pain.

Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency have attempted to place regulations on the plant. According to the FDA, they have linked kratom to 44 deaths in the United States over a 9-year period. However, proponents like the American Kratom Agency state that the substance is harmless, and will only produce dangerous side-effects when mixed with other drugs.

Tabar’s attorney said a physician treating Brette Tabar saw a correlation between the brain damage and kratom, but he chose not to elaborate on the details or comment on her current condition, citing pending litigation. In the complaint, the attorney said the bars failed to warn Tabar of dangerous side-effects, making them liable for “bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, past and future medical and nursing care expenses and treatment” and other damages.

Tabar’s attorney would not disclose whether or not Brette had any pre-existing conditions or if she was taking any medication at the time of her episodes.

However, Levi Love, owner of Mad Hatter’s, said this is the first time he’s ever heard of someone suing a tea bar for brain damage. He said the Tampa Bay area’s growing tea scene is close-knit, and that he’s never heard of anything like the side effects described in the lawsuit. He also claims his bartenders always explain the tea to customers and help guide their experience, making sure to warn those taking medication not to try the drink.

“I think it’s completely unfounded. Being around people who drink kratom and use it regularly, I’ve never seen these symptoms or heard of them,” Love said. “Never a psychotic episode and certainly not hallucinating or brain damage.”

Love is also not convinced that Tabar was as frequent a user as her family claims. While Carpenter said he would characterize her as a regular customer, Love claims he does not know her, which is uncommon for his customers.

Based on information provided by her lawyers, Love said Brette Tabar would have been 15 when she became a regular at the bars. He claims that this is impossible, as his bars have a strictly enforced 18-and-over policy.

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If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to a defective or dangerous product, contact Thomas J. Henry. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.

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Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Hampton Beach Hotel

Amy Barenboim3 months ago

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a Hampton Beach hotel has claimed left one person dead and 14 others ill.

Details of the Hotel Legionnaires’ Outbreak

According to reports,  the last case was identified on Tuesday. The outbreak has been traced back to The Sands Resort on Ashworth Avenue, according to State Health Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers.

The hotel’s water system and space, among other sources, were found to have the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. Meyers ordered the owner of The Sand, Tom Saab, to remove the bacteria and notify guests.

The individual who died due to the disease was identified as an elderly individual.

About Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease is typically found in wet areas such as hot tubs and showers, and is acquired by breathing it in. However, the disease cannot be acquired by drinking it, nor can it be transmitted from person to person.

Legionnaires’ disease was first discovered in 1976 after an outbreak at a Pennsylvania convention of the American Legion — hence its name. There were about 6,100 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S. last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guests of The Sand should watch out for symptoms including fever, nausea, shortness of breath, and chest pain, Health Officials say. The elderly, young and sick are at higher risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease, which is usually not fatal in health individuals.

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CDC Updates Recall of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

Alyssa Norwillo3 months ago

There are now thirty more reports of illness after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, which was originally recalled in June over salmonella concerns.

Details of the Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Recall

According to USA Today, reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that the total number of cases for the recall has now reached 130.

On Tuesday, the CDC released an update that advised retailers to immediately stop sales of any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, and the health agency also told consumers not to buy or eat the cereal. This recall reemphasizes a CDC advisory released in July.

The new reports of illness occurred in 19 states, including Delaware, Maine, and Minnesota, which were not on the CDC’s last recall. A total of 36 states have been affected, and full list from the CDC can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/mbandaka-06-18/map.html

Salmonella infection can cause serious illness, including fatal infections, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, especially for young, frail, or elderly people, according to the CDC. While healthy individuals typically recover within 4 to 7 days of treatment, individuals with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for illness and death.

According to the CDC, reported illnesses linked to Honey Smacks date back to March, and affected children less than a year old to those as old as 95. More than 30 people have been hospitalized after eating the cereal. No deaths have been reported.

Tips for Preventing Salmonella Infection

The CDC released the following safety tips to prevent salmonella poisoning in addition to avoiding recalled food items:

  • Cook poultry, ground beef, and eggs thoroughly. Do not eat or drink foods containing raw eggs, or raw (unpasteurized) milk.
  • If you are served undercooked meat, poultry or eggs in a restaurant, don’t hesitate to send it back to the kitchen for further cooking.
  • Wash hands, kitchen work surfaces, and utensils with soap and water immediately after they have been in contact with raw meat or poultry.
  • Be particularly careful with foods prepared for infants, the elderly, and the immunocompromised.
  • Wash hands with soap after handling reptiles, birds, or baby chicks, and after contact with pet feces.
  • Avoid direct or even indirect contact between reptiles (turtles, iguanas, other lizards, snakes) and infants or immunocompromised persons.
  • Don’t work with raw poultry or meat, and an infant (e.g., feed, change diaper) at the same time.
  • Mother’s milk is the safest food for young infants. Breastfeeding prevents salmonellosis and many other health problems.

Contact an Experienced Food Recall Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to a defective or dangerous product, contact Thomas J. Henry. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.

Let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free case review.

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