Why You Need Gap Insurance

GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance is one of those vehicle expenses that seem like a waste of money until you need it. In fact, unless you’ve already been in a collision that resulted in your car or truck being declared a total loss, you may not even know what GAP insurance is, or how important it can be. Imagine that you’re driving along a busy road, and another car swerves into your lane and hits you, causing severe damage to your car. Thankfully, you suffer only minor injuries, but you can’t say the same for your car. The insurance adjuster… Read More

Drunk Driving Crashes – Not “Accidents”

The Loewy Law Firm has been retained a family in Bastrop who was hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light. Our clients were heading to a Church event and were hit by a man who apparently had been drinking all day in a local bar. When the drunk driver was arrested, he was so intoxicated that he was laughing about the collision. Needless to say, drunk driving is no laughing matter and a person with this kind of disregard for fellow citizens should be in jail. Recent statistics have indicated that over 1400 Texans per year are killed by… Read More

Food Poisoning – A Fatal Danger

The Loewy Law Firm has recently filed suit on behalf of an Austin man who contracted a dangerous form of food poisoning at a nationally known chain restuarant. Our client spent ten (10) days in intensive care and almost died. The specific food poisoning our client contracted was Shigella, which is bacteria closely related to E Coli and Salmonella. Shigella is often transmitted by employees at restaurants not washing their hands before they handle the food. Insufficient data exist, but conservative estimates suggest that Shigella causes approximately 90 million cases of severe dysentery with at least 100,000 of these resulting in death each year, mostly among… Read More

Death by Distraction

It is a story of both heartbreak and heroism. Two brothers drowned in their backyard pool in Bakersfield, California last year while their mother was at work. It is assumed that the four year old big brother jumped into the pool to save his one year old little brother, who must have wandered over to the pool and fallen in. The boys’ bodies were both found at the bottom of the pool. While there were two individuals watching the boys, one was asleep and the other was using the restroom during the time the boys drowned in their backyard. Unfortunately,… Read More

Accidents at the Water Park

As summer is now on the horizon, you will most likely be taking your family on a trip to your local water park for a refreshing day in the sun. Just be careful as water park accidents are more common than you might think. Just last year in England, a horrifying news story was broadcast about a grandmother and her granddaughter being thrown out of a log flume ride. The grandmother sustained serious leg injuries and the granddaughter some bruising and cuts. 86% of reported water park injuries involve water slides. While fun, precautions should be taken at water parks… Read More

The Hidden Dangers of Water Parks

The Loewy Law Firm has filed suit on behalf of a San Antonio woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury at a water park. While many people view water parks as a fun family outlet, the truth is these venues are very dangerous. Often, water park employees are not well trained and the actual rides can be very dangerous. In our case, a water park employee caused our client to slam her head into a wall during a ride, which caused our client to go unconscious. Our client was subsequently airlifted to an area hospital, where she was put in a medically… Read More

DWI Accidents

The Loewy Law Firm has been retained to represent an Austin woman who was seriously injured in a collision caused by a drunk driver. Our client was at a red light on an outer road of IH-35 when a drunk driver careened over IH-35, drove down a grassy hill, and slammed directly into our client. Drunk driving accidents are some of the worst accidents our law firm handles. We are in complete agreement with Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo that drunk driving should not be tolerated in Austin and fully support ‘No Refusal’ weekends. Responsible citizens should always call for a cab… Read More

Walkway Collapses – Who is Responsible?

Recently, the City of Austin took the rare step of shutting down the Wood Ridge Apartments and telling all of the residents they could no longer live there. The City did this because two weeks ago a second story walkway collapsed and the City concluded the entire structure was unsafe. Thankfully, to this point, no one has gotten hurt but obviously if a second story walkway collapsed with people on it, there is a strong likelihood people would be seriously hurt and die. In the event someone got hurt on a walkway collapse, who would be responsible? The short answer… Read More

No Refusal Weekends – DWI Accidents

The Austin Police Department recently a conducted a “No Refusal Weekend” for Memorial Day. This is where if a police officer believes someone is intoxicated, the cop will not let the person “refuse” a blood test but, rather, will get a warrant from a Judge to draw the person’s blood. Many people think this is not constitutional but it actually is – in 1966, the Supreme Court held in Schmerber v. California that police could extract blood from a suspected drunk driver without the driver’s permission (as long as a Judge approved it). The Loewy Law Firm is a strong advocates for… Read More

Protecting Children

The Loewy Law Firm has helped many children who have been seriously injured or killed due to the wrongful actions of others. Most people are aware that children get injured at times – but many times simply chalk it up to “kids being kids”. While this is true, it is also true that when children get hurt by someone else’s negligence, the parents and child are entitled to compensation. If your child has been injured, contact an Austin personal injury lawyer Adam Loewy. Adam has represented children who have been in car accidents, boating accidents, truck accidents and been injured at restaurants. These cases are challenging… Read More