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Texas jury awards teenager $11.5M in trampoline park case

On Friday, February 26, a Harris County jury in Texas awarded $11.485 million to a teenager who had suffered a traumatic brain injury after a fall at Houston’s Cosmic Jump Indoor Trampoline Park back in 2013.

According to court documents, the teenager sustained a head injury after he fell through a torn trampoline and onto a concrete floor below. Prosecutors were able to prove that Cosmic Jump had prior knowledge of the existence of the torn trampoline but failed to remedy or repair the contraption or even to warn park-goers of its potential dangers.

The almost $11.5 million award included $5.845 million in compensatory damages for the teenager’s future medical needs and his loss of earning capacity and an additional $6 million in punitive damages against Cosmic Jump to prevent such negligent actions from happening in the future.

The first trampoline park opened in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2004. Currently, there are over 450 trampoline parks operating in the United States, with six of them in business in the Houston area, according to the International Association of Trampoline Parks.

Victims who suffer serious injuries in accidents will also have to deal with extensive medical bills and recovery periods that can cost a great deal of money. For these victims, recovering compensation from the responsible party can be the difference between recovery and financial ruin. To speak to the legal team at the Woodson Law Firm about your options after suffering a personal injury, call us at (817) 338-0303 today.

Massive scaffolding collapse injures six workers in Houston

Six construction workers in Houston sustained multiple but non life-threatening injuries after a massive scaffolding collapse outside of a building under construction on Friday, Oct. 16.

Large piles of metal were seen lying on the ground next to a seven-story building. Senior Capt. Ruy Lozano of the Houston Fire Department told reporters that no passersby or first responders were hurt during the incident. Lozano also indicated that there were no reports of any missing workers.

Lozano  noted that they have no worries that the entire building would fall down; what they are afraid of is more scaffolding collapsing.

If you have been injured in the workplace or on the premises of another party, you may be eligible to pursue legal action in order to obtain a financial settlement. At the Woodson Law Firm, our Fort Worth personal injury attorneys can help. Call us today at 817-338-0303.

Bosch Tools issues a recall for Dremel MICRO

An announcement made by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that Bosch Power Tools and Accessories, the North American branch of German multinational engineering and electronics company, Robert Bosch GmbH, has issued a recall for the Dremel MICRO Model 8050 Rotary Tool. The recall was decided after it was discovered that the product can overheat and potentially endanger those who handle the product.

The model involved in the recall is the Dremel MICRO Model 8050 Rotary Tool, with date codes 407 through 505. Date codes can be found on the name plate of the product on the opposite side of the Dremel logo.

Get in touch with our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth, Texas by calling our offices today at 817-338-0303 to discuss your product liability case at length with our committed legal professionals and to learn more about the legal services we offer.

Officials encourage safety when using fireworks this Fourth of July

The Longview Fire Department in Texas has cautioned residents to be cautious and put safety first in the coming Independence Day celebrations for the Fourth of July, including following the local government’s regulations about using fireworks, according to the Longview News-Journal on June 28.

According to a prepared statement by Longview Fire Education specialist Iesha Robinson, an estimated 90% of emergency accidents concerning fireworks involves those products which consumers are commercially allowed to use.

Robinson noted that citizens can take extra safety precautions by attending seminars and public displays regarding the use of fireworks conducted by professionals in the field. Robinson also said that Longview residents are not allowed to use fireworks in the city but can opt to celebrate the holidays with them in the county.

Vendors can start selling fireworks by June 1 up until midnight of July 4.

Get in touch with our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth, Texas today by calling our offices at 817-338-0303 to set up a legal consultation schedule with a qualified member of our legal team if you need legal advice regarding your personal injury case.

Mistrial declared for highway guardrail case due to witness concerns

United States District Judge Rodney Gilstrap declared a mistrial of the case regarding the safety of highway guardrails designed by Dallas-based Trinity Industries, Inc., due to concerns about the honesty of a witness, the Claims Journal reported on July 21.

Gilstrap said he will schedule a new trial date when he meets with the attorneys for both the defense and the prosecution on August 18. The lawsuit was an offshoot of Swords Creek, Virginia resident Joshua Harman’s complaint that instead of acting like a shock absorber when a car hits them, Trinity’s guardrails act like a dangerous spear.

In 2011 Trinity filed a lawsuit against Harman, who formerly owned companies that manufactured and installed guardrail systems, for patent infringement; the case was settled for an undisclosed sum.

Manufacturers are held to a standard of quality and safety, but sometimes, dangerous products still reach the public. When an injury occurs because of a dangerous or defective product, the attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm help victims pursue funds from the responsible parties. To learn more about our services, call our Fort Worth offices today at (817) 338-0303.

College station three car crash injures one

A three-vehicle pileup in Brazos County on July 9 left one man injured and closed down traffic for more than three hours, The Eagle reported.

According to Lieutenant Chuck Fleeger, an 18-wheeler, a sport utility vehicle, and a pickup truck were all traveling northbound toward Barron Road after 1:00 p.m. when the semi-truck slowed down due to traffic. The SUV slowed down just behind it, but the pickup truck did not register this in time. The SUV driver attempted to swerve out of the way when it became apparent that the pickup truck was not stopping, and the pickup ended up hitting both the SUV and the semi-truck.

The pickup truck driver, a 22-year-old San Antonio man, was taken to the hospital for injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident due to the reckless driving of someone else, the attorneys at Woodson Law Firm may help you hold the responsible party accountable for any damages sustained. Discuss your situation by calling our Fort Worth offices today at (817) 338-0303.

Indiana GM plant explosion kills one

A contractor at a GM metal-stamping plant in Marion, Indiana died in an explosion at the site on July 1, USA Today reported.

The victim was identified as 48-year-old James Gibson by the Grant County Coroner. Gibson was declared dead on arrival at the Marion General Hospital. Five other individuals were injured in the blast. The Marion Chronicle-Tribune reported that two employees who were slightly burning were hosed down by the responding firefighters before they were brought to the hospital, while another worker was washed in a hospital shower stall.

The manufacturing plant designs, manufactures, and supplies blanks, sheet-metal assembly, and stampings for various vehicles to GM assembly plants all over the country. Formerly called Fisher Body when it was first opened in 1956, the manufacturing plant today functions through the labor of 1600 employees.

The attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm send their deepest condolences to the Marion community and the friends and family suffering from this great loss.

Efforts to relax trucking laws opposed by family of trucking accident victims

The family of the North Texas teens who died last year when an 18-wheeler struck their vehicle is fighting against the proposal of lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to relax trucking laws in the country, KDFW Fox 4 reported on June 16.

Police investigation regarding the accident that killed 17-year old AnnaLeah Karth and 13-year-old Mary Karth  showed that the truck driver who hit the Karths’ vehicle was fatigued from long hours driving, which the police said can be as serious as driving drunk.

A point of contention in United States trucking laws is the number of hours truckers can drive at a time. Truckers frequently work twice the hours that an average person does, and citizens are concerned that fatigued drivers are more likely to cause accidents.

If you have been injured in a car accident due the negligent or irresponsible actions of another driver, the attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth may help you file a personal injury suit in order to gain compensation for your losses. Call our offices today at (817) 338-0303 to discuss your situation.

Six wounded in traffic accident involving bus

Six individuals were hospitalized in Fort Worth, Texas for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries on the morning of May 16 after a collision between a bus and car on McCart Avenue, NBC DFW reported.

There were 23 occupants in the bus at the time of the incident, including the driver. According to initial investigations made by the police, a vehicle attempted an unprotected left turn towards the Chase Bank parking lot when the bus hit the passenger side. The car driver was not harmed during the crash and received a traffic citation.

Hefty medical expenses, the inability to work, and the physical and emotional pain associated with a personal injury accident can burden a victim. Attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Knox are dedicated to helping personal injury victims gain the financial compensation and closure they deserve. Call our attorneys today at 817-338-0303 to learn more about your options.

GM, Delphi request multidistrict litigation panel in defective ignition switch cases

General Motors Co. and Delphi Automotive Systems LLC requested on May 20 that lawsuits concerning defective ignition switches filed against them be consolidated and transferred to a multidistrict litigation panel, The Detroit News reported on May 21.

The petition, brought before the Supreme Court of Texas, aims to streamline existing cases and expected future cases. GM spokesman Greg Martin said that the move was made for practical reasons. This way, defendants won’t have to individually produce the same evidence and witnesses, and pretrial rulings of individual cases won’t conflict.

Texas attorney Robert Hilliard, the legal counsel handling most of the personal injury and wrongful death claims against GM, said GM’s latest move is a tactic meant to delay litigation of the cases.

Our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm in Fort Worth are sincerely concerned about our clients’ welfare. If you have been injured by the irresponsible actions of other people, we may represent you and fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Call us today at 817-338-0303.

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