Houston Personal Injury Blog - Denena Points, PC

When Street Racing Turns Deadly

For decades, Houston has seen countless illegal drag races played out on its highways. A major appeal of these contests is the adrenaline rush of flooring tricked-out, nitrous-burning vehicles that hit triple-digit speeds within seconds. But with the thrill comes consequences, and innocent victims are often caught in the path of these reckless drivers. Such […]

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Apple Sued Over FaceTime Crash

The family of a five-year-old girl killed by a distracted driver in 2014 is now suing Apple for negligence. The essence of their claim is that the company’s FaceTime app, which the driver who caused the crash was using at the time, was not made safer despite known risks and that Apple also failed to […]

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Victims of Mexican Fireworks Explosion Treated in Houston-Area Hospital

Several children were flown from Tultepec, Mexico, to Shriners Hospital in Galveston, Texas, for burn treatments following a horrific fireworks market explosion on December 20. That tragedy claimed thirty-four lives and injured more than sixty people, including other children who were in too-critical condition to be relocated to the American burn unit’s pediatrics division. Shriners […]

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Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Multiple-Vehicle Pileup

One person was killed and more were injured after a multiple-vehicle Houston pileup that is being blamed on a drunk driver. On North Freeway in the early hours of the morning on December 10, the drunk driver’s truck either slowed or stopped in the road, causing a gray Nissan Pathfinder behind to crash into it. […]

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Car Wash Exposes Defective Auto Brake Systems

Some things just need to work. Brakes are one of them. You need to be able to stop and stay stopped when necessary. It is possible for any product, including defective brakes, to make it through the quality control checks and find their way onto your car. After the inevitable resulting accident, who do you […]

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Drivers Flee the Scene After Fatal Crashes

Fatal crashes are devastating for the victim’s family, especially if the driver flees the scene and leaves helpless passengers behind. While few would ever think that someone could do this—it does happen.   Fatal Hit-and-Runs Sadly Frequent In New Caney, Texas, a driver recently slammed into a parked semi-truck and then fled the scene in another vehicle, […]

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Amusement Park Death Intensifies Spotlight

Another tragic incident has taken the life of an amusement park visitor, this time a ten-year-old Kansas boy. The boy, Caleb Schwab, died while riding the Verrückt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. The exact details of Caleb’s death haven’t been officially released (and the public might never learn them, for a […]

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“Pokémon Go”—Distract ‘em All

The Pokémon franchise has included popular video games, card games, and children’s cartoons since the mid-1990s. The latest installment, “Pokémon Go,” has met with astounding success, spiking parent company Nintendo’s stock price and setting records for a mobile app download. However, the game’s popularity has also quickly raised concerns that its legion of players might […]

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A Recent College Campus Balcony Collapse Lawsuit Raises Liability Questions

As victims of balcony collapses begin to seek compensation for injuries, there are more lawsuits being filed for negligence and construction defects against property owners or contractors.  In some cases, the owners are aware of structural defects or maintenance problems, but still fail to act and maintain a safe balcony.  This can be a problem […]

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