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  • 10 Sep. 2018

    Erin Copeland Appointed Federal-State Liaison, Member of Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for Onglyza MDL

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs Partner Erin Copeland has been appointed to serve in important leadership positions for the Onglyza multidistrict litigation (MDL) pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR (Saxagliptin) are drugs intended to improve blood sugar control for Type 2 diabetes. In a major study conducted by the drugs’ ...
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  • 1 May. 2018

    May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Our Firm Is Celebrating and Bringing Motorcycle Awareness to the Community One of our founding attorneys, W. Michael Leebron, II, had an affinity for motorcycles and collected them for much of his life until his passing in July 2013. Mike Leebron loved to race dirt bikes and ride motorcycles, and we commemorate his life and service to our community in part by celebrating Motorcycle Awareness Month ...
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  • 17 Jul. 2017

    The Dangers of a DIY Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Victims harmed by the negligent or wrongful acts of others have rights when it comes to holding at-fault parties liable for their injuries and damages. These rights enable victims to pursue civil lawsuits that aim to prove a defendant’s negligence, or failures to uphold a legal duty, more likely than not led to their accident and injuries. While personal injury claims may seem ...
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  • 29 Jun. 2017

    Toy Accidents & Injuries: Understanding Victims' Rights

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Children’s toys can serve many purposes, and provide our kids with enjoyment, education, and even training for their lives in society. While toys are generally loved by children of all ages, they can also pose substantial dangers. In fact, toy-related injuries have increased significantly over recent years, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Toy-related injuries rose by ...
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  • 26 Jun. 2017

    Fires: Reducing Risks & Understanding Your Rights

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Fires are a leading cause of injury, death, and property damage in the U.S. In fact, statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) speak to how serious and prevalent the problem is: In 2015, fire departments in the U.S. responded to over 1,345,500 fires nationwide. These fires caused nearly 3,300 fatalities and more than 15,700 injuries to civilians, as well as 68 deaths and more ...
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  • 14 Jun. 2017

    Serious Car Accidents: When Is the Time to Call a Lawyer?

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Car accidents can be scary events, and you may be left injured and unable to return to life as you knew it. After a serious car accident, you will need to deal with insurance companies to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. You don’t need to face insurance companies alone, however. An experienced car accident attorney can help you fight for compensation and will guide you ...
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  • 8 Mar. 2017

    The 5 Most Dangerous Occupations in Houston

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    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 & ...
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  • 15 Feb. 2017

    3 Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Qsymia® Linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    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 Qsymia®. Qsymia 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. What is Qsymia? ...
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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

    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

    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 ...
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  • 6 May. 2015

    Partners Tommy Fibich & Russ Briggs Help Negotiate Actos Settlement

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    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, Copeland & Briggs

    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

    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

    While there is potential for serious injuries to occur in many different industries, one of the most dangerous is the construction industry. Due to ongoing projects and an increase in new construction, construction sites are arising all over the nation and more workers are entering the industry. Unfortunately, this translates to more risk and more potential accidents. All it takes is a glance at ...
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  • 19 Feb. 2015

    Federal Regulators Support Study on Tired Truck Drivers

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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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.