As per an El Paso Times report, a jury of 12 members ruled that a trucking company and its truck driver were partially to blame for a fatal accident that killed an El Paso Police Officer named Angel David Garcia. The surviving family members of the deceased Officer were awarded $2.2 million in damages.
$30,000,000!? How many employees would have to be laid off?
The Garcia Family’s accident attorney had initially filed a lawsuit which sought $30 million in damages but the jury, in its decision, stated that the Officer himself was also partly at fault for the accident.
The family and their accident attorney commented after the hearing, they seemed clearly dissatisfied, they have expressed that they are going to be appealing the verdict in a higher court of appeals.
$2.2 million is fair
The accident occurred in December 2012 when Officer Garcia parked his car and got out to remove a ladder on Interstate 10 which was blocking two lanes of traffic. At this point a truck being driven by Harvey Richard Hall struck another car which was parked behind the officers car, in turn, the impacted car hit Garcia’s car which then struck him as he was stood outside.
Rigger sues employer for workplace accident
Jonathan R. Smith was employed by Eni US Operating Co Inc as a rig worker. According to the lawsuit filed by his accident attorney, Smith was severely injured when work equipment fell on him from a decent height. It is alleged that the equipment was not correctly installed in the first place and Smith’s employer has been accused of professional negligence, according to the latest news in South East Texas Record. The incident occurred in October 2014.
The lawsuit seeks undisclosed damages for medical bills, loss of work time, loss of ability to earn future wages and disfigurement. Smith has further accused the company of consciously and intentionally treating him with hostility and maliciousness. The legal complaint accuses the company of failing to install the dangerous equipment in a safe manner and also of failing to inform its employees of the potential hazard.
Employee accuses Employer of violating disability law
As per a South East Texas Record report, Sarafadeen Rufai is suing his former employer and has alleged that they violated the disability law by terminating him. According to the lawsuit filed by his personal injury lawyer, the plaintiff alleges he suffered major injuries in a workplace accident which left him permanently disabled. He claims that his company, despite being aware of his accident and the conditions surrounding it, opted to fire him instead of offering comfort and a different sort of work profile within the company which he could perform even while disabled.
The lawsuit seeks compensation for loss of pay, impairment, lost past and future wages, and injunctive relief. The organizations named as defendants in the lawsuit are Elwood Staffing of Columbus, Ind., and Schlumberger Technology Corp.
Wrong-way driver causes fatal accident killing one person (his own friend/passenger)
A Houston man identified as Jose Martir Salazar-Ramirez has been charged with manslaughter by intoxication, as per a Khou.com report. Ramirez was driving a Mitsubishi Galant which he lost control of and drove into a lane of on-coming traffic and collided with a Ford pick-up. All seven occupants of the pick-up, which included two children, are likely to survive the crash.
The occupants of the Galant, however, face a much graver fate. Ever Medrano, who was in the front passenger seat, died on the spot. Ramirez and another passenger who was seated in the back seat were both rushed to a hospital and are in critical condition. If Madrano survives, he is going to want to open up the website USAttorneys.com. He is in dire need of marvelous legal help and this is the website for exactly that.