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Car Defect Prompts Nissan SUV Recall

Posted on April 28th, 2011 No Comments

Nissan North America has issued a recall of more than 196,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States.

According to officials with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the recall extends to Nissan Pathfinder SUVs from model years 1997 to 2003, and Infiniti QX4 SUVs sold from 1996 to 2004. The agency said the recall was issued over concerns that corrosion problems could damage steering and suspension systems.

“In areas of the country in which heavy concentrations of road salt are used, a mixture of snow/water and salt … may result in corrosion of the strut tower housing in some subject vehicles,” the NHTSA website says. “This may lead to grinding noises, increased steering effort, and possibly the steering column to break, resulting in the loss of steering control, which could result in a crash.”

If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a car defect, please contact the San Antonio Car Defect Lawyers Injury Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Dangerous Products: 7 Million Candles Recalled Over Burn Hazard

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 No Comments

More than 7 million candles are being recalled due to a possible burn hazard.

According to officials with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 7 million Pacific Trade International Inc. “tea light” candles are being recalled due to a fire and burn hazard. An agency release says the candles feature a clear plastic cup that could melt or catch fire while the candle is in use.

The recall includes candles sold under the Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light brand names. They were sold nationwide at Home Goods, Target, and Wegmans stores from July 2009 and February 2011.

Pacific Trade International has received one report of the plastic cup melting while the candle was in use. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a dangerous product, please contact the San Antonio Personal Injury Attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Slip and Fall Lawsuit Filed Against TX Walmart

Posted on April 15th, 2011 No Comments

A woman in Texas has filed a slip and fall injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores.

According to Harris County District Court of Texas documents, Pasadena-resident Nora Hernandez file the personal injury lawsuit on March 30. The lawsuit alleges that Walmart employees allowed water to pool on the store floor, causing Hernandez to slip.

According to the lawsuit, Hernandez entered Walmart store no. 2724 on April 17, 2009 to buy groceries. The lawsuit claims that Hernandez, who was pregnant at the time, slipped and fell on a substantial amount of water that had pooled on the store’s floor. The brief says Hernandez injured her back, abdomen, and knee in the fall.
Hernandez is asking the court for actual damages plus court costs.

A spokesman for Wal-Mart Stores said the company does not comment on pending litigation.

If you have been injured in a similar accident, please contact the San Antonio Slip and Fall Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Driver Dies After San Antonio Auto Accident

Posted on April 8th, 2011 No Comments

A Texas man was killed in a San Antonio auto accident Thursday.

According to officials with the Texas State Patrol, 64 year-old Bandera-resident Donald R. Ball was killed in a bus accident shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 10. Police say Ball was driving a tour bus east on the interstate when he drove through a median, off the shoulder, and down an embankment.

Lieutenant Eric Garcia said the bus went through a right-of-way fence and a storage facility before coming to rest against an apartment complex.

Ball was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He sustained life-threatening injuries and died at a hospital shortly after the auto accident.

Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor to the crash, Garcia said.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.

Austin accident victims sue hospitals over liens

Posted on April 1st, 2011 No Comments

It is common for hospitals to file liens against patients as a way to ensure they are paid, even by the 25 percent of people without health insurance in Texas.  However, more and more hospitals in Texas seem to be abusing liens by overcharging high numbers of accident victims.  For example, UMC Brackenridge in Austin has filed more liens than any other hospital in Central Texas with 18,300 filed since 1999.

In addition, a spokesperson from the Seton Family of Hospitals told reporters that the only times the hospital does not automatically file a lien is when a patient’s hospital bill is less than $5,000.  One attorney said in reference to the liens, “The hospital has this lien statute, and they’ve got all the power.  You have no ability to negotiate until you file suit and go to court.”

In one case, an Austin woman, Jean Bogardus, was the victim of a pedestrian accident after being run over by a car in a parking lot in 2007.  Bogardus’s leg was broken in three place and she spent two days at UMC Brackenridge after doctors performed surgery on her leg.  The hospital charged her $31,115 and, rather than billing her medical insurance, the first thing officials did was file a lien for payment.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident in San Antonio, contact the San Antonio personal injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to learn more about how we can help you.

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