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  • Family of Man Killed in Oil Rig Accident Sues Company

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 31-May-2013

    The family of a man killed on the job has filed a suit against the Texas companies for which he worked. The man's fiancee filed the wrongful death suit on May 13 against Forge Energy LLC and its Odessa-based contractor Thornton Drilling Company. The suit alleges that the companies' gross negligence led to the victim's death. Neither company has filed a response to the suit or made ...
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  • Hockey Player's Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-May-2013

    Texas families who have lost loved ones to accidents or the negligence of another person may seek monetary damages for that loss. The family of a National Hockey League player is doing the same. Derek Boogaard was found dead at the age of 28 from brain injuries, and his family has now filed a wrongful death claim against the NHL for allegedly over-prescribing painkillers that may have led to the ...
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  • 'Our Goal Is Zero Deaths' Says NTSB in.05 BAC Recommendation

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-May-2013

    Drunk driving accidents are some of the most horrific accidents that occur, many of which end with deadly results. To help reduce the risk of fatal alcohol-related accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) believes that deterrence is a solution. On Tuesday afternoon, NTSB officials asked states to lower their legal blood alcohol concentration limits from.08 -- as it is in Texas -- ...
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  • Raising Awareness for Pedestrian Safety in the Live Music Capital

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-May-2013

    Texas is a big state, which means that motor vehicles are pretty much a necessary part of everday life. However, pedestrian traffic is increasing across the state, especially in Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World. People are walking more every day to benefit their health, save money, go green and even take safety into their hands by walking after having a couple drinks while listening to ...
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