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Safety group calls for investigation into GM’s Chevy Impala over faulty air bags

Posted on April 9th, 2014 No Comments

Detroit, Michigan-based General Motors Co. could be facing another recall of its Chevrolet Impala, model years 2003 to 2010, for their allegedly defective air bags caused by faulty software programming.

The Center for Auto Safety, headed by its consultant Donald Friedman, has written a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asking the agency to take a look into the GM vehicles’ air bag electronic algorithms and find out whether the software used to make air bags function is faulty and could hinder deployment.

According to Friedman, there have already been around 143 deaths in frontal crashes as a result of the Impala’s air bag not deploying. These figures are cited in the NHTSA’s fatal crash database.

The petition also raises questions regarding air bag sensors in the entire auto industry, and if whether these defects can also be found in other cars.

Product manufacturers have a duty to only release goods that are safe to use and will not bring harm to those who use them. Unfortunately, as our legal team at the Burch Law Firm knows, many people in New Braunfels have suffered harm as a result of manufacturers failing in this responsibility. Call us at (830) 629-0955 if you are dealing with such a situation and want to explore your options for taking legal action.

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Lawsuit filed against General Motors for fatal car accident

Posted on March 21st, 2014 No Comments

The estate of two girls who died and one girl who was injured in a car accident caused by the faulty ignition switch that prompted the massive General Motors recall filed a lawsuit against the Detroit, Michigan-based company and the local Chevrolet dealership on Friday, March 21 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

According to the plaintiffs, 15-year-old Amy Rademaker and 18-year-old Natasha Weigel both died on Oct. 24, 2006 in St. Croix County in Wisconsin when their 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt veered off the roadway and crashed. The Cobalt’s driver, Megan Phillips, suffered from permanent brain damage.

A police investigation showed that there had been a problem with the vehicle’s airbags and the ignition switch malfunctioned, causing power steering, power brakes, and airbag deployment issues in the vehicle.

It is the responsibility of vehicle manufacturers to ensure that their cars are safe and will not malfunction at critical moments. If you too have been harmed or lost a loved one due to a faulty vehicle in New Braunfels, call our attorneys of the Burch Law Firm at [phone-number.

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Single-vehicle accident in Midland County results in one fatality

Posted on March 8th, 2014 No Comments

On Sunday, February 23 a 2002 Ford Mustang was eastbound on State Loop 250 around 6 a.m. when it ran into a pole. One of the three passengers died as a result of the car accident.

Teresa Uribe, 19, was pronounced dead at Midland Memorial Hospital. The driver Sergio Paul Avalos, 30, and fellow passenger Mario Daniel Avalos, 27, both sustained serious injuries.

The attorneys of the Burch Law Firm extend our sincere condolences to those affected by this tragic accident.

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Jefferson County couple sues for personal injury damages

Posted on February 16th, 2014 No Comments

Heliodora and Antonio Silva of Jefferson County have filed a negligence lawsuit against Barney Beasley and Nance International, Inc. in Jefferson County District Court.

On March 3, 2012 the Silvas sustained injuries from a two-car collision that occurred at the intersection of W. Foster Avenue and S. Cuyler Street in Pampa. The couple is claiming that Beasley ran a red light, causing the wreck.

The plaintiffs are demanding more than $200,000 in damages and court fees.

The attorneys of the Burch Law Firm represent New Braunfels injury victims. If you have been injured by the negligence of others, you could be eligible to pursue damage compensation. Call (830) 629-0955 to speak with a member of our legal team today.

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Senior citizen killed and teenager wounded in Spicewood vehicular accident

Posted on February 4th, 2014 No Comments

A two-vehicle collision in Spicewood, Texas on Sunday, January 26 claimed the life of an elderly man and caused a teenager to be injured, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported.

Seventy-one-year-old Earl Lewis, who was driving a car with 15-year-old passenger Jacob Abels, were in 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup when the accident occurred at around 4 p.m. Lewis reportedly slowed his car to turn left onto Fall Creek Road when 27-year-old Midland resident Kylee Livingston’s 2012 Ford F-250 struck the back of Lewis’ car.

Dr. Paul Henchey, the doctor who was on the scene of the accident, declared Lewis dead at around 4:15 p.m. Abels, on the other hand, was seen by doctors when he was brought to Brackenridge hospital.


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21-year-old Grand Bay man killed in Texas two-car crash

Posted on January 27th, 2014 No Comments

Twenty-one-year-old Grand Bay, Alabama resident Dillion Jay Steele, who had not been wearing a seat belt, was killed while another person sustained injuries in a two-car accident on Monday, January 20 in Wheeler County.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Christopher Ray, Steele was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado heading north towards Farm-to-Market Road 592 at around 6:30 p.m. when he ran a red light at the intersection, causing a 1999 Ford F-250 driven by 59-year-old Sayre, Oklahoma resident Kevin Lloyd Willhelm, who was then headed east on Texas Highway 152, to slam into the driver side door of the Silverado. Steele died instantly while Willhelm suffered from debilitating wounds. The latter was brought to a local hospital, where his condition gradually stabilized.

The condolences of our team at the Burch Law Firm goes out to the family member and friends of both men involved in this accident.

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League City nursing home negligence case given extension

Posted on January 10th, 2014 No Comments

The claimants in a personal injury suit involving a League City, Texas nursing facility patient and staff members of the nursing facility were provided with additional time to conduct further discovery in the case by a local state district judge, court records from Galveston County showed.

Before the end of last December, Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox granted the motion for continuance filed by Regent Care Center of League City on December 19 in the lawsuit served against it by plaintiff Nell Dawson. The original trial date was scheduled for January 13.

Dawson filed the lawsuit against RCC League City, Inc., Regent Care Center of League City LP, and employee Lon Smith, claiming that she suffered injuries due to the involved parties’ refusal to provide her with a bedpan. According to court documents, Dawson asked the facility’s staff to get her a bedpan, and when they did not provide it, she defecated in her bed. After this, she tried to get up, but slipped and fell.

If you or someone dear to you has experienced neglect or abuse at the hands of a nursing home staff member in New Braunfels, our attorneys at the Burch Law Firm may be able to help you get the compensation and justice you are seeking. Call us today at (830) 629-0955 to find out more about your options.

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Guadalupe County accident kills woman

Posted on December 6th, 2013 No Comments

The Texas Department of Public Safety has reported that 25-year-old New Braunfels resident Denali Molina was killed when a car hit her as she was standing in the roadway of the Farm to Market Road 725 and Zipp Road in Guadalupe County in Texas. The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27.

According to DPS, it was a 1992 Toyota Camry traveling eastward on Zipp Road driven by another New Braunfels local identified as Beverly Peña that struck Molina while she was on the road. The victim was rushed to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, where she passed away at just around 1 a.m.

Peña is not facing any criminal charges for the accident.

The thoughts of our team at the Burch Law Firm go out to Molina’s family and friends.

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University of Texas conducts three-year research in search for cure to TBI

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 No Comments

Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) are in the process of holding a three-year research initiative to delve into the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the hopes of studying what such an injury does to the body and, hopefully, discovering a cure for it. The Moody Foundation of Galveston, Texas gave the institution a $9 million grant to fund the project.

UTMB anesthesiology chairman Dr. Donald S. Prough said the research aims to uncover recovery treatments on which they may be able to base a cure for the disease.

TBI is a common result of sports-related accidents, especially for those competing in contact sports, such as football or boxing. More than 5 million Americans are burdened by TBI each year, causing the government $56 billion annually in subsidized treatments.

Incurring a traumatic brain injury can completely alter your life as you know it, affecting your relationships with your family and other people, not to mention causing substantial physical and financial burdens. At the Burch Law Firm, our lawyers can help people in New Braunfels fight for the justice and compensation they need if another person’s negligence caused their TBI. Call us at (830) 629-0955.

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Single vehicle crash kills New Braunfels man

Posted on November 20th, 2013 No Comments

Forty-four-year-old New Braunfels resident, Martin Zimmerman, was killed in a single-vehicle car crash on Monday, November 11 while driving down the 1500 block of Interstate 35’s northbound lane.

Responding police and firefighters found Zimmerman’s Kia Sedona minivan smashed against the dividing wall.

Paramedics tried to revive Zimmerman onsite before transporting him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police investigators are still conducting an inquiry to determine the accident’s cause.

The Burch Law Firm extends our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragic incident.


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