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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: June 11, 2024

While safety standards and work-related accidents and deaths are down for other industries, Texas’ hard-working oil and gas workers continue to suffer serious accidents and fatalities. In an industry that struggles to keep up with high oil demands, corners are cut, strict safety standards are loosened, and profit is often placed over worker safety. Our law firm has seen consistent cases filed by injured workers and the surviving families of workers killed on the job year after year. While other industries surge ahead in safety innovations, stricter controls, and better protections for workers, the oil and gas industries remain frustratingly unsafe and unwilling to make serious changes. What causes these injuries and deaths? And why do injury rates remain so high in this sector? Common Injury Types: Workers face a variety of intense and debilitating injuries in Texas oil and…Read More

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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: May 2, 2024

In this article, you can discover… What types of construction injuries are the most common. Why you need an injury attorney to handle your case. How claims of negligence may affect your case, and how an attorney can help. What Are The Most Common Causes And Cases Of Severe Construction Site Injuries? Many injuries at construction sites involve accidents with heavy machinery; machines such as forklifts, excavators, scissor lifts, and others may not be handled properly and cause injury. It’s not uncommon for workers to be crushed under or between such equipment, especially if workers are poorly trained or poorly supervised. Falls from roofs, scaffolds, and ladders are quite common, too. Anyone working at a height greater than six feet is at risk of injury or death if they fall, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is vital at every site.…Read More

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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: May 2, 2024

In this article, you can discover… How fault is determined in a product liability claim. How insurance companies often seek to shift blame, and how to fight back. How negligence impacts product liability claims. What Do You Need To Prove A Defective Product Caused My Injuries? To prove that a defective product caused your injuries, a lawyer needs to be able to demonstrate that the product was dangerous. This danger may spring from a design or engineering flaw, from some element of the product being poorly built and causing injury, or from product warnings that were poorly worded or missing. Is An Injured Person Ever Partially Responsible For The Injuries Sustained From A Defective Product? Often in a product liability case, companies will claim that a consumer has used the product incorrectly or done something dangerous to cause the injury.…Read More

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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: May 2, 2024

In this article, you can discover… What situations and products qualify for a product liability claim. What evidence you need to file a product liability suit. How soon you should file your product liability claim with a lawyer. What Are The Elements Of A Product Liability Claim In Texas? Three types of product liability claims exist. These are design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. In Design Defect cases, a product is designed in an unsafe way. The product could have been engineered with a much safer design from the start, which could have prevented serious injury. Manufacturing Defect means that the product was designed well but manufactured in a way that made it unsafe. A common example of this is the rubber of car tires not being melted together properly during production, making the tire tread likely to separate…Read More

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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: May 2, 2024

In this article, you can discover… The first steps to take if you’re considering a personal injury claim in Texas. When you should hire a personal injury attorney. How to avoid insurance tactics that seek to deny your claim. When Filing A Personal Injury Claim, What Concerns I Might Face, And How Can An Attorney Help? If you’ve been injured in Texas, your first concern may be accessing medical treatment. Getting your injuries diagnosed and treated is an important first step in filing a personal injury claim, and one of the immediate things an attorney can do is to make sure you have access to quality medical care and treatment. Additionally, it’s common after an accident to be concerned about your finances. When the breadwinner of your home is injured or killed, the financial cost to a hard-working family is…Read More

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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: August 22, 2019

Escamilla Law Firm Stands With Migrant Families What happened to Mr. Muñoz was horrific and preventable. Due to the negligence of immigration proceedings, his family is left behind with the agony of losing a father and husband. On top of all this, the trauma of being forcibly separated from loved ones will certainly live on in the hearts of Mrs. Muñoz and her two children. What can be done about this? The family is currently seeking legal action against the government, which will provide them with the financial resources they need to continue life – whether inside or outside the United States. However, money will never be enough to replace the love and support that only a father and spouse can provide. At Escamilla Law Firm, we do our best to help victims pursue compensation for various losses, including those…Read More

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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: October 26, 2018

We have earned a reputation as the go-to law firm for serious bodily injury and wrongful death cases in South Texas. Victims deserve proper legal support as they seek restitution for their losses – and we’re here to provide them with the guidance they need to thrive. Given the fact that the legal system is notoriously complex and difficult to navigate, it is important to work alongside a lawyer who has your best interests at heart. This not only ensures your success, but also enables you to focus on healing from your injury or grieve the loss of a loved one. Workplace accidents occur far too often. When they do, it can leave the victim and their family with accruing medical debt on top of the inability to work. Workplace injury lawyers specialize in pursuing justice on behalf of their…Read More

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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: October 25, 2018

The Dangers Of Treating A Workplace Accident Like It’s “No Big Deal” Treating workplace accidents like it’s no big deal is not uncommon – but we’re here to tell you that your injury matters. In order to protect your health, you should pursue treatment right away. You never know if your injury will lead to future problems or recurring issues. Seeking medical attention will enable you to obtain an accurate overview of your circumstances and take action against your injuries. At Escamilla Law Firm, we believe that all workers have the right to secure compensation for injuries sustained on the job. In many cases, employers and insurance companies will try to minimize the reality of the situation in an effort to evade responsibility. A skilled workplace accident attorney possesses the tools to stop these tactics in their tracks – standing up…Read More

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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: September 5, 2018

Our hard-earned reputation at Escamilla Law Firm, PLLC, makes us the go-to firm for serious bodily injury and wrongful death cases. We understand the weight that injuries and death carry for victims and their loved ones. That’s why we put these issues at the very center of our practice. Seeking restitution on behalf of our clients is what we do, no matter what the situation may be. We manage the legal side of things so you don’t have to – and we will do whatever it takes to bolster your rights and protect your best interests. Our qualified serious injury lawyers have been serving the greater South Texas area for 25 years. With more than 3,000 cases won on behalf of injury victims, we have developed an unmatched level of expertise that has been leveraged to benefit our clients. While no…Read More

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  • By: John Escamilla, Esq.
  • Published: September 1, 2018

A Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Who Gets The Positive Results You Need Beyond The Wreckage Serious or catastrophic injuries leave bodies broken and families torn apart. Medical bills pile on while income dries up and savings run out. Whether you are a worker paralyzed after a construction worksite injury or a widow grieving a husband lost when a Semi-truck lost control on the freeway, the emotional loss and financial costs can seem endless. Courtroom Victories For Accident Victims And Their Loved Ones Personal injury lawyer John Escamilla is all too familiar with this because he has helped countless families just like yours through it. With more than twenty years of successful litigation experience in serious personal injury cases across Texas courtrooms, he has seen the devastating financial distress serious accidents leave behind. Time and time again, however, this South Texas…Read More

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