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  • Attorney Blake Brunkenhoefer Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates

    The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has fought to maintain civil jury trial processes across the country. Back in 1957, the organization was first established to prevent the dismantling of civil jury trial processes, which may have been replaced by individual commissions that benefitted corporations. In order to stay strong and consistently protect the rights of individual Americans ...
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  • Bicycle "Dooring" Accidents

    Bicycling has become an increasingly popular activity, in addition to being a more environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Unfortunately, accidents happen and bicyclists sometimes get hurt. “Dooring,” which occurs when a car door suddenly swings open and strikes a bicyclist, is one such accident and it can cause severe or fatal injuries. If you were injured in a dooring accident, you ...
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  • Brunkenhoefer, P.C., Injury Attorneys a Proud Supporter of Timon’s Ministries

    Brunkenhoefer, P.C., Injury Attorneys is a proud supporter of Timon’s Ministries, a local non-profit day resource center in Flour Bluff, which has been serving the local community since 2000. Timon’s Ministries feeds the hungry and enables the unemployed to return to the workforce by restoring dental defects, obtaining health certificates, treating diabetics, administering to the sick, providing ...
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  • What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

    When someone you love dies as a result of another party’s negligent or reckless actions, it is an emotionally overwhelming experience that can take a toll on an entire family. In addition to the emotional hardships caused by this loss, you might also suffer some financial troubles as well. It is your right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover both economic and non-economic damages in such ...
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  • Who is Liable in Lane Splitting Accidents?

    Have you ever had a motorcycle rider sneak through the gap between you and the car next to you by riding over the white lane divider line? It’s very likely that you have: this is known as lane splitting and it is entirely legal under Texas driving laws. However, that doesn’t mean it will be forever; the practice is exceptionally dangerous and result in numerous accidents and injuries to ...
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  • Texas' Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

    If you have sustained an injury as a result of the negligence of someone else, then you may wish to file a personal injury suit against them. While you may be entitled to compensation, you are limited in the amount of time in which you may file your suit. This amount of time varies from state to state and is intended to protect potential plaintiffs from facing suits for injuries that may no longer ...
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  • Back Injuries in the Maritime Industry

    One of the most common types of injuries that occurs in maritime industries is the back injury. Maritime labor is frequently exhausting work, involving lots of heavy lifting, repetitive motions, and long hours. As a result, back injuries can sometimes develop quickly through a sudden accident, or over long periods, resulting in chronic, recurring pain. Back injuries can be some of the most ...
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  • Discrimination Against Maritime Employees

    Working in an offshore or maritime industry, such as oil or gas drilling, shipping, commercial fishing, and numerous others, carries significant risk. The regular offshore excursions these workers take makes an accident possible in numerous different ways, and in many cases these accidents can result in potentially devastating and life-impacting injuries. Because of this, companies with maritime ...
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  • The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Protecting the Rights of Offshore Workers

    The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act is what regulates the land under water off our coastlines. This act, implemented in 1953, designates all land lying seaward of state coastal waters for three miles as the “outer continental shelf,” and gives control of these lands to the Secretary of the Interior. This means the Department of the Interior has the power to grant leases on this land to those who ...
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  • Contaminated Water Could Pose Major Health Hazard

    An industrial zone accident in Corpus Christi may have contaminated the city’s water supply, prompting officials to warn residents not to use the water for any reason. As of December 16 th , officials had lifted a few of the restrictions, but up to 300,000 people were still impacted. The accident happened when between three and 24 gallons of an asphalt emulsifier, known as Indulin AA-86, was ...
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  • Liability of a Negligent Ship Captain

    As an offshore worker, you work in an industry which poses many potential hazards. Your employer and ship captain should take proper precautions to protect you from accidents and injuries. If they fail to operate with reasonable care and you are hurt or injured in an accident, they may be at fault. In order to understand whether your ship captain was negligent, you must first understand the type ...
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  • Statute of Limitations for Maritime Law Cases

    As a ship worker or employee protected under the Jones Act, you have certain rights if you are injured. When you have been hurt in a maritime accident as a result of a negligent employer or third-party, you should consider filing a lawsuit. It is understandable that filing a lawsuit may not be the first thing on your mind after you have been hurt or lost a loved one. There is, however, a statute ...
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  • OSHA's Regulations on Oilfield Injuries

    According to the United States Department of Labor, more than 450,000 people worked in the gas and oil extraction industries in 2011, with many of these employees working in oil fields on a regular basis. Oilfield work can be extremely dangerous and involve many industrial procedures which require specialized training and equipment to be conducted safely. Unfortunately, the Occupational Safety and ...
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  • Uber & Lyft Accidents: Who Is Liable?

    With the tremendous increase in popularity of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, getting a quick and inexpensive ride is easier than ever before. Unfortunately, despite their convenience, these services have also introduced several complications in regards to liability in the event of a collision, making it difficult for injured parties to pursue compensation following a crash. Rideshare ...
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  • What are the Auto Liability Insurance Policy Limits in Texas?

    Every state has set minimum amounts for auto insurance policies that each driver needs if they want to operate their vehicle on public roads and highways. In Texas, there is a 30/60/25 minimum; this minimum means coverage of $30,000 for each person injured in one crash, $60,000 for all injuries per incident, regardless of the number of people hurt, and $25,000 for property damage. Driving around ...
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