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Tornado Safety Tips - Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm   If you grew up in Texas, you are probably all too familiar with the blaring sound of tornado sirens. Springtime weather changes present a very real threat for residents of Tornado Alley. Although extremely violent EF5 tornadoes are rare, it is imperative that every tornado watch and tornado warning is taken seriously. Before a tornado is headed your way, read these tips to make sure you know exactly what to do when that siren sounds to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Be Prepared

  • Brief your family with a tornado emergency plan for where to go for safe shelter
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Regina S. shares her Reyes Browne Reilley experience with our Dallas, TX staff of professional car accident lawyers while helping her recover damages after being seriously injured in a car crash.

“Hi, my name is Regina Smith. I was in a car accident. We were literally coming down Elm, me and a friend, and this car just came out of nowhere and ran into us as we were turning trying to go make a left as the car in the right hand lane was trying to get over at the same time with us and make a left too, at the same time. Instead of it making a left, it ran right into the side of me, on my side of the car, and bashed the side on my end. I was seriously injured and I had to be medically lifted to the hospital. Then from there I was with a chiropractor doing therapy.

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Reyes Browne Reilley - Xarelto® Litigation Update - Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Settle for $775 Million smallMARCH 25, 2019 – Bayer and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to settle roughly 25,000 lawsuits that resulted from their blood thinner medicine, Xarelto®. Both companies will pay a sum of $775 million, split evenly between the two companies.

Both companies deny liability, and still stand behind their product albeit thousands of patients suffering from irreversible internal bleeding. Instead, they have decided to settle because of the extensive time and resources devoted to litigation.

The most serious potential injury caused by Xarelto® is internal bleeding. Currently, there is no known potential cure to reverse the type of blood loss caused by Xarelto®, other than possibly emergency dialysis.

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Erin L. shares her Reyes Browne Reilley experience with our Dallas, TX staff of professional personal injury attorneys while helping her recover damages after being severely injured by a livestock transport car crash.

“I was on my way to spring break, with my family, my husband, and I, and two kids, and one friend of a child. When there was a really bad accident with a semi truck hauling cattle that dispersed 50 cows onto the freeway that we could not see. So, we kind of hit them going about 70 and it was a pretty bad accident. But now that we’re at the end of it, and everything’s taken care of, I’m very happy with the law firm. They did extremely well and far exceeded my expectations.”

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Terrell M. shares his Reyes Browne Reilley experience with our Dallas, TX staff of professional car accident lawyers while helping him recover damages after being injured in a  car crash.

“Hi, my name is Terrell Modica. I recently got into an accident, approximately a year ago. And so I was looking for a lawyer, a friend of mine referred me to Reyes Law Firm, and so ever since then, they took over and I really didn’t have to do anything. And the guys helped me out, pretty much made me feel comfortable. And finally my case is settled, and I’m really happy. I will refer all my friends and family to you guys.”

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Nevada Considering 'Textalyzer' Cellphone Scan Technology For Police Use - Reyes Browne ReilleyAlthough texting while driving is already banned in many states, one state is considering taking this safety measure to the next level. Nevada could potentially pass a legislation which would grant law enforcement officers the ability to search through drivers’ cell phone usage history after a car crash.

Known as the “Textalyzer,” this new device works by connecting to the device and analyzing recent activity, such as opening social media apps like Facebook messenger. The Textalyzer was developed by the Israeli company Cellebrite.

“When I was growing up, drunk driving was a joke. Now it’s not a joke. Device use is a joke. Make it so it’s not funny.”  — Ben Lieberman, father of 19-year-old who was killed by a texting driver

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The Controversial Case of Jussie Smollett - Reyes Browne Reilley
The unsettling case of Jussie Smollett first gained coverage in the early morning of January 29th. News broke that Empire television star was attacked while walking through the 300 block of East Lower North Water Street, in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago. It was reported that two masked men attacked the actor, tied a noose around his neck, and spilled an unknown liquid over him. Allegedly, the attackers were screaming homophobic and racial slurs, including “this is MAGA country” – a reference to the President Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan and the racial tension surrounding his administration.

As news of the attack spread throughout the nation, many people were disturbed and voiced their concerns on social media. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and other political figures commended Smollett’s bravery and supported his call for a thorough investigation. Unfortunately for Smollett, that’s exactly what happened. Not only did the detectives uncover the identities of his attackers, but they unveiled a hoax perpetrated by the victim himself.

Smollet’s plan was thwarted when Chicago police found security footage of  Nigerian brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundario catching a cab down the street from where the attack was said to have taken place. After they were identified and brought into custody, it was revealed that the brothers were not only extras on Empire, but one was Jussie’s close friend and personal trainer. According to the brothers, Smollet approached and offered them $3,500 to carry out the choreographed attack on himself.

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Tragedy struck a local Garland family when their son, Christopher Pham, 23, was one of three killed while changing a car tire on Interstate 635/LBJ Freeway in Dallas around 3:30 AM Sunday.

Driving home with four friends, the group’s car got flat tire. After pulling over to the side of the freeway, Pham and two friends, now identified as Hieu Minh Doan (22) and David Nguyen (23), exited the car to change the tire while the two others remained inside. The group was then struck by Jesus Chavarria-Vazquez, who fled from the scene on-foot, leaving his 12-year-old son injured inside his vehicle. Pham and his two friends outside of the car were pronounced dead at the scene, and the two others who remained inside survived with injuries. Police are still searching for Chavarria-Vazquez now.

“Dealing with one [victim] is horrific and to compound it three times is unimaginable. It appears that all three were friends, so this just had to be a horrific scene.”   —Dallas Sergeant Warren Mitchell

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Injured Employee Sues Aveanna Healthcare For Ignoring Their Cries For Help - Reyes Browne ReilleyJoellyn Swope works as a home health services provider in the Houston area. One of her patients was in a semi-comatose state, and “lacked conscious control over her physical movement,” according to Swope. She was assisting this immobile patient by herself, with no other coworkers in the home.

Swope noticed that she was having problems lifting the patient by herself. She voiced these concerns to her employer, Epic Health Services, Inc. DBA Aveanna Healthcare. However, instead of finding a solution to help Swope successfully help the patient,  Aveanna Healthcare reprimanded her for “criticizing the patient’s weight,” as stated in the original petition.

On May 14th, 2017, Swope was attempting to physically lift her patient when the patient’s weight shifted, causing them to roll onto Swope’s wrist. Due to the patient’s inability to control their physical movements and Swope’s difficulty lifting the patient alone, Swope’s wrist became hyper-extended, resulting in injury. According to the Harris County District Court, on March 4th, 2019 Swope filed a lawsuit against her employer for ignoring her complaints concerning her safety while administering incontinence care. As the plaintiff, Swope is seeking unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

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Ruby S. shares her Reyes Browne Reilley experience with our Dallas, TX staff of professional school bus crash lawyers while helping her recover damages for her son after he was injured in a school bus crash during a field trip.

“Hi, my name is Ruby Sanchez. My son was in a bus wreck going to a field trip. On their way back they had an accident. And it was terrifying to get that phone call that something has happened. So I went over there to the accident and then… He was kind of really scared, shook up. And took him to the emergency room. And he had knee injuries and back injuries, and his neck. And was referred to see a chiropractor. And he was there, and he seen a psychologist. And they really helped him out tremendously. And I’m satisfied with the attention and the care he got and deserved.”

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