$15 Million Year for the Loewy Law Firm

The Loewy Law Firm is proud to announce we recovered over $15 Million for our clients in 2017. The recoveries were highlighted by 3 7-figure settlements in the amounts of $8.5 million for a truck crash, $2.5 million for a burn case and $2.2 million for a wrongful death truck case. We recovered significant money for Austin residents involved in car crashes, truck crashes, bike crashes, motorcycle crashes, burn incidents, slip and falls and injuries to children. If you or a loved one have been hurt, call us today. We can help. (512) 280-0800. Read More

Food Poisoning Often Leads to Wrongful Death

Salmonella NIAID

It is alarming but not unusual to hear of food being recalled. People are told to check the dates, look for identifying bar code numbers and call 800 numbers. While it’s mildly annoying, to say the least, and a bit frightening, food recalls are meant to protect the general public. Unfortunately, there are 351,000 people who die from food poisoning around the world each year. The World Health Organization has revealed the truth behind food-borne illnesses around the world. They have released information saying that there are millions of people across the globe becoming ill from contaminated food. Read More

No Prosecution for Police Shooting; Dark Day for Civil Rights in Austin, TX

October 29 was one of the darkest days in the history of Austin, Texas. A Federal Judge granted immunity to former Austin Police Officer Charles Kleinert, who killed Larry Jackson Jr. Kleinert tracked Larry down, beat him and then put his gun on the back of Larry’s neck and pulled the trigger. Larry was on his hands and knees when he was shot. A muzzle imprint was literally on the back of his neck. Kleinert admitted under oath that Larry was not posing a threat to him. Kleinert was subsequently indicted for Manslaughter but due to some arcane law… Read More

Candlelight Vigil Held for Traffic Deaths During Austin’s Deadliest Year: What Can Be Done?

Wednesday, September 30, families and friends gathered alongside police officers to remember loved ones who have been killed this year in fatal traffic accidents. They held 81 candles – one for each tragic loss. Our hearts go out to each and every one of these suffering families. The Austin American-Statesman covered the story, and reported that this year has been almost twice as deadly as last year. It has even surpassed the earlier record of traffic deaths in one year… and it is only October. Our law firm helps the families of those loved ones lost in… Read More

Seeking Answers and Compensation for Conrado’s Family

On July 5th, Conrado Contreras was just beginning his early morning routine. A Yellow Cab driver for fifteen years, Conrado had stepped into the Omni Hotel for coffee and a newspaper. Also there, after a late night, was Michael Holt. Holt was acting erratically, rifle in hand. Conrado approached and tried to persuade Holt to put the rifle down. Holt shot Conrado and killed him. Now, Conrado’s family wants answers. Our firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Clarissa Contreras Lopez, Conrado’s only child. Our investigation and APD information shows that Holt had been exhibiting a pattern of disturbing… Read More

Deadly Car Crash in North Austin

Deadly Car Crash in North Austin Could Result in a Wrongful Death Claim This morning, a tragic car accident left an Austin man dead and two people in custody. You can read the original story here on KVUE. Austin police are investigating the car crash, which involved two vehicles and happened in North Austin between Parmer Lane and Lamplight Village Avenue. Initial reports from the scene say that two people fled on foot but were chased by police and brought into custody. They are currently at University Medical Center Brackenridge being treated for minor injuries. The reports… Read More

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident: What Are Legal Options?

According to the Austin American-Statesman, on May 10, an unidentified driver on East Highway 290 hit an Austin man. The young man, later identified by KEYE TV as 25-year-old Valentin Aguilar Jr., tragically died at the scene. Detectives from the Austin Police Department are searching for the driver and have asked to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the fatal hit-and-run accident. If you have any information, call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974 – 8164. Valentin Aguilar’s family is left behind to cope with the tragic loss of this young man. They should… Read More

Texas Car Crash Evokes Wrongful Death Suit

The family of a Texas woman who was killed in a head-on car crash on June 21, 2010 had employed an attorney to bring a wrongful death suit for her. The Robles family’s lawyer stated that forty-seven-year-olds Marina Lisa Robles and Joe Luis Ramon were killed when the car that they were driving was hit by a business vehicle, which was driven by a man with previous alcohol and/or drug offenses. Public records maintained that despite that supposed history, the sole conviction that appeared on Justin Paul Pruett’s record was a 1998 Class B misdemeanor for marijuana possession. Read More

Austin Police Shooting Leads To Wrongful Death Case

Currently The Loewy Law Firm is going to trial for a highly publicized case involving wrongful death. This case involves a young man who was shot in the back of the head by a police officer. It is controversial because it involves a black man who was shot around 34th street, a predominately white area . The case is set for trial and as the case proceeds and the facts come clear, we will be seeking justice for a man who was wrongfully killed. Wrongful Death Cases Wrongful death results from negligence or an intentional act… Read More

Austin Man Indicted for Causing Death of Bicyclist

The Austin American-Statesman reports that an 86-year-old man linked to the death of an Austin bicyclist last year is facing a felony charge of criminally negligent homicide with a deadly weapon after a grand jury indicted him this week. The man was indicted for driving on the shoulder of Loop 360 and hitting 54-year-old Verter Ginestra, who later died at an Austin hospital. The indictment notes that the man, “by criminal negligence caused the death of Ginestra – and that he was criminally negligent in that he operated his car in an unsafe manner.” This is a very big moment… Read More