ExxonMobil Fire Injures 12 in Beaumont

A fire at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Beaumont resulted in 12 injuries last week, leaving one victim with critical burns. According to ABC News, other victims were left with broken bones and less severe burns. A spokeswoman for ExxonMobil said that the fire occurred at 10:30 last Wednesday morning in a processing unit that was closed for maintenance. The unit was used to process crude oil. Exxon Mobil claims that the fire was controlled quickly, even though 12 people suffered injuries. “We sincerely regret this has happened and will conduct a complete investigation to determine the cause of the incident,” said the spokeswoman. Read More

Fertilizer Plant Explosion Causes 35 Fatalities in West, Texas

A fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded, resulting in at least 35 deaths. According to news sources, an additional 160 people were injured in the explosion that Texas Gov. Rick Perry called “a nightmare scenario.” Among those killed were first responders. Additionally, more than 75 homes, a middle school, and a nursing home were destroyed or badly damaged in the mile-wide blast. A local hospital indicated that most of the injured survivors would be released from the hospital shortly, but others suffered more serious damage. Broken bones, lacerations, abrasions, head injuries, and breathing problems were reported among the injuries. Gov. Perry… Read More

Loewy Law Firm Raises $5000 for Austin Pets Alive!

The Loewy Law Firm raised $5000.00 for Austin Pets Alive! in March 2013. The money was raised via a ‘Like’ campaign on the Loewy Law Firm Facebook page, whereby Adam Loewy promised to donate $1 for every ‘like’ the page received. We had a tremendous response and proudly donated $5000 to Austin Pets Alive!, which is working to make Austin a 100% “No Kill” city for dogs and cats. We are very proud to support this wonderful organization. More information about our efforts can be found on the APA site: http://www.austinpetsalive.org/2013/04/loewy-law-firm-donates-5000-with-facebookers-help/… Read More

$1.4 Million Recovered For Clients in First Quarter of 2013

The Loewy Law Firm is pleased to announce it has recovered over $1.4 Million ($1,4000,000) in settlements for clients in the first quarter of 2013. The recoveries occurred on behalf of clients involved in car accidents, DWI accidents, and child injuries. The Loewy Law Firm is very committed to getting the most compensation possible for each client. If you have been injured, or have a loved one dealing with a personal injury situation, please contact us today at (512) 920-5533 and speak directly to firm owner Adam Loewy. Read More

What Causes a Single-Vehicle Car Accident?

Like multi-vehicle car accidents, single-vehicle car accidents can be the result of almost any variable. In fact, single-vehicle car crashes are often triggered by the same factors that cause multi-vehicle crashes. For example, drunk driving is one of the most common factors behind car accidents in the United States – but not all drunk driving car accidents involve multiple vehicles. An intoxicated driver could just as easily crash into an inanimate object and cause property damage as he/she could collide with another vehicle. Like drunk drivers, distracted motorists can cause single-vehicle accidents as well. Speeding is another common variable in car… Read More

The Cost of Living With a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating and life-altering types of personal injuries. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the cost of living with a spinal cord injury can be financially burdensome as well. This includes hospitalization costs, medical treatment costs, and other expenses. In addition to these expenses, spinal cord injuries require long-term care and other continuing costs. Generally speaking, the severity of the injury is directly related to the continuing costs associated with it. Injuries that leave the patient dealing with incomplete motor function of any kind can cost $334,170 within the first year of the… Read More

Is Boating Under the Influence Deadlier Than DUI?

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that boating under the influence (BUI) just as dangerous as drunk driving – if not more. In fact, approximately one third of all recreational boating fatalities are the result of alcohol. There are several reasons for this. First, the marine environment tends to accelerate the effects of alcohol on the body. For example, wind, sun exposure, water spray, motion, and engine noise can easily contribute to one’s level of impairment. Unfortunately, many boat operators underestimate the effects of alcohol on their system. Oftentimes, the amount of alcohol that it takes for a boat operator to become impaired… Read More

Negligent Security and Personal Injury on College Campuses

Every year, thousands of criminal instances are reported on U.S. college campuses. In fact, studies indicate that as many as 35,000 crimes were reported at colleges and universities in 2005 alone. According to the Office of Postsecondary Education, many college and university campuses report multiple on-campus crimes every year. Sex crimes, such as sexual assault, are one of the most commonly reported crimes on college and university campuses. Burglary is another common on-campus crime. To avoid crimes, colleges and universities should anticipate crime before it happens and employ adequate safety measures to protect students. This might include independent research to determine… Read More

Caring for Babies: Death by Suffocation Cases Too Common in Texas

According to KXAN, it is relatively common to hear to infant deaths in Central Texas. Most of the time, these deaths occur when a baby is set in his or her crib face down and the child edges toward the bumper of the crib, where he or she suffocates there. This tragic incident happened to Aiden Lopez, a baby who was only six months old when he suffocated in his crime. The baby’s grandmother tried to administer CPR upon finding the child unconscious in his room, but it was not enough. The child was STAR-Flighted to a local hospital, but… Read More

Connecting with The Loewy Law Firm

Have you been injured recently in Texas? Were you involved in a car accident that was caused by another driver? Or were you injured on the job because your boss failed to uphold the safety procedures needed? Injuries are happening all around us, and many times they are caused because of another person’s actions, whether it was a drunk driver behind the wheel of the car, or a the boss forgot to complete the mandatory safety checks on the equipment, these injuries may cost a person their life. In the event that an individual is injured or killed in an… Read More