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Who Is Liable – Scooter Companies or Rental Riders - Reyes Browne ReilleyIt’s hard to miss the colorful bikes and scooters that have been popping up throughout Dallas. It would appear to be a great concept: accessible, affordable, ‘greener’ urban transportation. But what happens when things take a turn for the worse? No one plans on having an accident, but they inevitably do happen. Who is liable in a scooter accident – the corporation or the consumer?

Several weeks after the e-scooters made their debut in Dallas, Uptown resident Kelley Mitchum underestimated the speed at which she was traveling, and ended up in a severe crash. Upon turning a corner too quickly, she was launched headfirst into McKinney Avenue’s trolley tracks. The $1.38 rental ride resulted in a hefty emergency room bill, after treating her two black eyes, scraped arms and knees, and a laceration in her forehead which required stitches.

Cases like Mitchum’s are bound to become more frequent in Dallas’ busy urban landscape, as was the case of a local Dallas musician in early August.

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For most counties in Texas, students went back to school in August. Teachers, parents, and kids of all ages likely geared up for the summer to fall transition for weeks.

Returning to school not only means getting back in the classroom, but also the return to playgrounds, gymnasiums, forms of travel, and sports. While recess and extracurricular activities are often referred to as the “fun” part of school for many, they are also the setting for the potential of numerous accidents and injuries.

According to research conducted by the National SAFE KIDS Campaign (NSKC), an estimated 2.2 million children ages 14 and younger sustain school related injuries each year.

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Dishwasher-on-fire-300x200Manufacturers create and market hundreds of dangerous consumer products every year in the United States. In fact, each year manufacturers or the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls 400 and 450 products. Here are seven unlikely consumer products that may cause injury or death of which you should be aware.

1. Drop Side Cribs

In 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned drop side cribs, but many of them are still being sold at garage sales or through individual sellers. Because the moveable side is droppable, the drop may result in suffocation of a baby. In fact, the cribs were associated with approximately 32 deaths since the year 2000, according to a 2012 article on ConsumerReports.org.

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medical_exam-300x199If you are filing a personal injury claim, be aware that your medical history may have an impact on the outcome of your claim. Having a prior injury similar to the injury for which you are filing a claim might give the defense an opportunity to try to discredit or reduce your settlement. Speak to a personal injury attorney to discuss your case and to start gathering the medical evidence necessary to prove your accident-related injuries.

Having a Prior Injury Doesn’t Automatically Nullify Your Case

Having a prior injury does not mean you cannot win your claim. You will just need to prove that your injury is related to your accident, or that your accident aggravated a previous injury. Your lawyer can help you accomplish this by gathering medical evidence to support your case and speaking with medical experts.

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Summer is almost at an end, and school has started back up, leaving many of us trying to get in one last trip by ground and air.

Typically, personal injuries in regard to transportation accidents are focused on those that involve pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, or automobiles; however, despite the relative safety of air flights, accidents while aboard a plane do occur.

The most serious injuries during flights are due to

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concert-923245_960_720-300x200It’s August in Dallas and, for many, that means one thing: concert season.

The Dallas Metroplex has many incredible concert venues that are frequently sites of many large artists.

Concerts of all kinds provide entertainment to the masses, but they also have the potential for significant personal injury.

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Sheltered-bigstock-Fireworks-lit-with-flame-of-ma-26408282-300x201The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission staff’s analysis of data on nonoccupational, fireworks-related deaths and injuries has shown deaths and injuries occur through the season as late as July 22.

As many of us are getting ready for firework festivities, it is important to remain safe.

Firework Injury Prevention

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Benny S. of Dallas, Texas, shares his Reyes Browne Reilley experience and level of satisfaction with our staff and customer service while helping him recover from damages stemming from a car wreck in Dallas.

“Yes. My name is Benny S. I was involved in a car wreck where I got hit from behind from another driver. And the other driver was their fault. And that same night, I call the lawyer [Reyes Browne Reilley]. My case worker was Brittany. And she took over and put me in therapy, and everything came out to be real nice. And the money-wise, the settlement was very nice. So I’m very satisfied. Thank you.”

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bigstock-210909490-1024x682All personal injury cases are unique, but they share one factor: The plaintiff must prove the defendant acted negligently, and that this negligence caused a specific injury. This is easier to accomplish in certain cases, such as when an intoxicated driver causes an accident. In other situations, though, proving negligence may require substantial evidence and expert testimony.

What is considered driver negligence?

  1. Distracted driving
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https://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/http_2F2Fo.aolcdn.com2Fhss2Fstorage2Fmidas2Fc7bf479e5bc11a2600c8ba290af3c3852F2043830562FRTS4S6Q-1024x672.jpgNEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier have been hit with a $37 million verdict in compensatory damages over claims that a New Jersey man contracted a deadly form of cancer from using the healthcare giant’s talc powder products that contained asbestos.

A jury in Middlesex County Superior court found New Brunswick-based J&J responsible for 70% of the damages in a Thursday decision after more than two months of trial. The panel found Imerys SA, the company’s the France-based talc supplier, responsible for the remaining 30% of damages.

Stephen Lanzo, now in his mid-40s, said he was exposed to asbestos by inhaling dust from J&J baby powder from approximately 1972 to roughly 2003, according to the court complaint in the civil case. He was diagnosed in 2016 with mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart as the result of asbestos fibers.

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