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  • 8 Mar. 2017

    The 5 Most Dangerous Occupations in Houston

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Houston is a bustling hub of commerce and commercial activity, which is great for the region and for the many people who benefit from a healthy job market. Because much of this rich business environment is hinged on heavy industry, however, jobs in the Houston area can be dangerous. In fact, Houston sees thousands of workplace injuries and deaths each year. At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, ...
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  • 15 Feb. 2017

    3 Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Victims who suffer injuries as the result of another’s careless or negligent actions have the legal grounds to pursue financial compensation for their damages. Because every case, accident, and injury is different, it is not always easy to say what damages a victim is entitled to recover in their unique case. However, there are certain types of damages that victims can pursue and possibly ...
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  • 26 Sep. 2016

    Five Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    When a person sustains a serious injury as a result of someone else’s act of negligence, the next steps can oftentimes be complex. There are a number of things that a victim will have to do in the aftermath of the accident, such as reporting the incident, seeking medical attention, gathering information, and speaking with any witnesses to the accident. One important thing to consider, ...
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  • 25 Jan. 2016

    Economists Say Climate Change May Lead to More Traffic Fatalities

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    When gas prices dive, more people take to the roads. While it is unsurprising that there is a correlation between the number of people on the roads and the number of accidents and fatalities, economists are also predicting that nice weather may be linked to rates of traffic fatalities. At the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in San Francisco, a pair of economists presented the ...
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  • 21 Jan. 2016

    1 Dead, 3 Injured in Pasadena PeroxyChem Explosion

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Last week, an explosion at PeroxyChem, a Pasadena chemical plant that produces hydrogen peroxide and other products, resulted in the death of a contractor and has left three other workers with serious injuries. This accident is just the latest in a string of plant explosions in the greater Houston area over the past 14 months. In fact, it is at least the tenth industrial disaster to occur since ...
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  • 22 Dec. 2015

    Are Parking Lots Dangerous During the Holidays?

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    With the holiday season in full effect, you can bet department stores, restaurants, grocery stores, and malls will have the busiest parking lots yet! Of course, this is due to the countless number of holiday shoppers traveling to purchase gifts for their loved ones, enjoying dinner with their families, buying food for the holiday dinners, and much more. With this being said, parking lots can ...
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  • 16 Jul. 2015

    Weight-Loss Drug Qysmia® Linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    The team at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is now actively reviewing cases from those who may have suffered adverse health effects through the use of popular weight loss drug Qysmia®. Qysmia is gaining an increasing amount of attention over its potential to cause serious side effects, including a particularly dreadful skin disease called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Manufactured by the ...
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  • 16 Jun. 2015

    Trinity Industries Ordered to Pay $663 Million by Federal Judge Over Highway Guardrails

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Last week, a federal judge in Texas ordered Trinity Industries to pay $663.4 million in a whistleblower case involving defective guardrails manufactured by the Dallas-based company. The lawsuit - filed under the False Claims Act in 2012 - also resulted in a substantial whistleblower award. Here are some details about the case: The case involves defective guardrails - known as ET-Plus guardrails - ...
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  • 11 May. 2015

    Partner Erin Copeland Speaks at Mass Tort Litigation Conference

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs Partner Erin Copeland recently spoke at the Mass Tort Med School 2015 litigation conference in Boca Raton, Florida. The conference - held from May 7 - 8 - focused on the medical and scientific aspects of mass tort litigation. Guest speakers included accomplished attorneys and physicians. In addition to discussing several of the latest pharmaceutical and medical ...
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  • 6 May. 2015

    Partners Tommy Fibich & Russ Briggs Help Negotiate Actos Settlement

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland Briggs & Josephson

    Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is proud to announce that two of our firm’s Partners - Tommy Fibich and Russ Briggs - were instrumental in the coordination of a $2.4 billion dollar settlement for Actos bladder cancer lawsuits. The settlement - which was reached on Tuesday April 28 th - is intended to compensate thousands of individuals who were allegedly diagnosed with bladder cancer ...
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  • 14 Apr. 2015

    Texas Reminds Drivers of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copelan, Briggs & Josephson

    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and motorists across the country are being urged to remember the dangers of distractions behind the wheel. In Texas, safety advocates and officials from the Texas Department of Transportation teamed up earlier this month to launch the annual statewide “Talk, Text, Crash” campaign. Like national efforts to increase awareness about ...
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  • 17 Mar. 2015

    Federal Highway Administration Defends Evaluation of ET-Plus Guardrail Risks

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Over the past several days, officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - the agency tasked with investigating claims regarding the potential dangers of ET-Plus guardrails - have been zealously defending their investigation and analysis methods. The FHWA has been on the defense since being criticized for recently giving the controversial ET-Plus guardrail system a passing grade, ...
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  • 5 Mar. 2015

    OSHA's Fatal Four: Deadly Construction Accidents

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    The construction industry is crucially important to the growth and development of our country. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous professions around. As many Americans take for granted the achievements of construction workers in their hectic day-to-day lives, few realize just how dangerous their jobs are. All it takes is a glance at some statistics to understand that employees in ...
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  • 19 Feb. 2015

    Federal Regulators Support Study on Tired Truck Drivers

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Safety regulators from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have announced that they will be launching a $4 million study on driver fatigue and commercial trucking safety. The FMCSA - a government agency tasked with regulating commercial freight and passenger carrying companies - will be working with researchers from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to study the ...
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  • 13 Feb. 2015

    Tommy Fibich Joins Board of Trustees for The Joy School

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Tommy Fibich recently accepted an invitation from The Joy School to serve on their Board of Trustees. A leader in education for children with physical, emotional, or educational challenges, The Joy School provides a unique learning environment for students in the Houston area. Through innovative experiential education, The Joy School students gain critical self-confidence and recapture the joy of ...
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  • 10 Feb. 2015

    Study Finds Auto Safety Advancements Save Lives

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    A recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is reporting that better vehicle designs, more safety features, and other technological innovations have helped significantly save lives on American roadways. According to the study - which analyzed crash reports involving 2011 model cars during the 2012 calendar year - auto safety improvements have brought death rates down. ...
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  • 2 Feb. 2015

    Honda Links Death of Houston Man to Defective Takata Airbags

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Last Friday - January 30, 2015 - Honda announced that an airbag manufactured by the Japanese auto parts company Takata Corporation ruptured in a fatal collision that killed a man in the Houston area in January. The death is the sixth fatality linked to defective airbags in Honda vehicles, in addition to at least 52 confirmed injuries. According to a statement released by Honda, the Houston man ...
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  • 16 Jan. 2015

    5 Dead, 3 Injured in South Texas Oil Field Tanker Crash

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Five men who are believed to be oil field workers were killed Thursday morning - January 15 th - in an accident involving a crude oil tanker truck. According to authorities, a van the men were traveling in slammed into the overturned truck and subsequently burst into flames. The accident took place just southwest of San Antonio in the Eagle Ford Shale. The incident occurred around 8:15 a.m. when a ...
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  • 14 Jan. 2015

    NTSB Releases "Most Wanted" List

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Each year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) publishes a list of its most wanted transportation safety improvements. The list is designed to highlight serious issues Americans face as motorists and passengers - by land, sea, or air - and to suggest changes that will help reduce transportation accidents and save lives. The Most Wanted List is compiled using common issues noted by NTSB ...
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  • 17 Dec. 2014

    Holiday Tips for Avoiding Dangerous Children's Toys & Toy Recalls

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    With the holidays upon us, many parents and families are closing out their holiday shopping lists. If you're shopping for children, or already have some toys you plan on giving children this holiday season, our personal injury lawyers want to remind you about the importance of product safety! Children's toys cause thousands of preventable injuries and deaths each year, and it's ...
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  • 8 Dec. 2014

    Texas Department of Transportation Urges Motorists to Avoid Holiday DWIs

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    The holiday season is a time for celebrations and get-togethers, and many of them involving alcohol. Because of this, holidays tend to see higher rates of alcohol-related traffic accidents, injuries, and deaths than other days of the years. In Texas, crash data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) show that the state sees a marked increase in alcohol-involved car accidents during ...
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  • 24 Nov. 2014

    Attorney Erin Copeland Helps Secure Verdict for Transvaginal Mesh Victims

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is pleased to announce that Partner Erin Copeland recently helped secure a substantial verdict on behalf of victims who suffered damages following implantation of transvaginal mesh. The verdict, awarded by a Miami jury, concerned four women who were implanted with Boston Scientific Corporation's Pinnacle device for pelvic organ prolapse. Attorney Copeland, ...
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  • 12 Nov. 2014

    Record-Setting Number of Auto Recalls: How to Make Sure You're Safe

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    The news and headlines are frequently filled with reports of various cars and trucks being recalled. While this isn't all that unusual – automobiles are recalled quite regularly for one reason or another – you may have noticed that these types of stories are popping up more often than they usually do. This is because 2014 has seen a record-setting number of auto recalls from a ...
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Advantages of Working with Board Certified Attorneys

Our firm is proud to have three lawyers on our team who are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Tommy Fibich is a board certified civil trial law specialist, and Russell Briggs and Jay Henderson are board certified personal injury trial law specialists. Board certification is a great honor-in fact-only 10% of practicing attorneys in the state have earned the right to be publicly recognized as certified specialists in their respective fields.