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