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.
A two-vehicle collision that happened at around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, December 7 in the westbound lane of Interstate 30 between Oakland Boulevard and Beach Street in east Fort Worth, Texas has resulted in the death of one woman and the serious injury of another.
According to preliminary investigations, the woman was thrown out of her vehicle after it was hit by a minivan along the roadway, police spokeswoman Corporal Tracey Night said.
Police officials noted that the accident happened while the victim’s vehicle was stopped along the freeway. Officers are still working to determine why the vehicle was stalled, and currently suspect that it was due to a previous accident.
The woman, who died at the scene of the accident, was identified as the one who was driving the vehicle. Another woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, sustained critical injuries during the crash and was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, MedStar Health spokesman Matt Zavadsky said.
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.
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.
Police authorities are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a prison bus-freight train accident in Penwell, Texas that happened on January 14, NBC DFW reported.
According to Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark, the prison transport bus was on its way to the Sanchez prison in El Paso from the Middleton prison in Abilene at around 7:30 a.m. when it skidded off the roadway in Penwell, sliding down an incline and colliding with a passing freight train.
Eight prisoners and two correctional officers were killed in the wreck, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed in a statement.
Jason Heaton, agency director for the region, said only the driver’s seat had a seat belt.
The prison bus collided with a Union Pacific freight train, whose four locomotives and 58 cars did not derail due to the crash; two containers at the rear of the train, however, were damaged, railroad spokesman Mark Davis said.
The Union Pacific employees were not harmed in the incident.
Fort Worth police in Texas reported a two-car collision that caused one of the vehicles to veer off the roadway and crash into a house on the 5500 block of Anderson Street the morning of August 30th, resulting in the hospitalization of two individuals.
Luckily, no one was home at the time of the accident. However, the two male occupants in the vehicle that collided with the residence had to be transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth; one of them is in critical condition.
The three females in the other car were not harmed in the crash.
Police are still investigating the cause of the cause of the incident.
Car accidents can happen due to road defects, negligent actions of other drivers, vehicle manufacturing errors, among many other reasons. If you have been in a car accident in Fort Worth due to conditions you believe that were out of your control, seek legal assistance from our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm by dialing (817) 338-0303 today.
A 37-year-old police officer in Fort Worth, Texas was critically injured after he was hit by a vehicle at around 10 p.m. along Interstate 30 near Henderson Street on September 2, CBS DFW reported.
According to a news release from the Fort Worth Police Department, the officer was outside his patrol cruiser due to a report of furniture in the road when he was struck by a vehicle.
Corporal Tracey Knight said that the officer was transported to the Harris Methodist Hospital in a critical condition, but added that he was stable and had been “alert and talkative” during the transport. MedStar EMS spokesman Matt Zavadsky said the officer sustained a broken right femur, several cracked vertebrae, head trauma, among other injuries.
No charges have yet been filed, but police authorities plan to examine the dash cam in the police car for more information.
If you have become the victim of a car accident in Fort Worth, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from our attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm. Call our offices today at (817) 338-0303 to set up an appointment with a member of our legal team.
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.
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.
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.