Author Archives: Michael Callahan

Distracted Driving Cited for Surge in Accidents Across U.S.

Smart phone ownership is up, more usage means more distractions in Texas and beyond. And it’s causing problems on our roadways.

Distracted driving is not harmless.

It’s deadly, in Houston, in Texas, and across America. Dramatic increases in serious, even fatal crashes make clear the terrible consequences just a moment of inattention can trigger. Double digit spikes across multiple accident categories ...


United Airlines Refuses To Provide Disabled Passenger Wheelchair Resulting in Leg Fracture

 

HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 2, 2017) – Jarlene Cordonnier had been looking forward to a family trip from Sacramento to Orlando on December 8, 2016. There were 12 family members traveling including her adult sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren. The flight that day was on United Airlines (“United”) and included a layover and plane change in Houston.

Because Ms. Cordonnier is partially paralyzed ...


Injured Workers & Worker’s Compensation Issue in Texas

Some of Texas’ largest employers do not carry state regulated workers’ compensation coverage, leaving employees to face financial ruin if hurt on the job.

Workers’ Compensation benefits – medical expenses and lost wages – can be vitally important to an injured worker. The shock is some of Texas’ large employers do not carry state regulated workers’ compensation coverage, leaving employees to ...


Whistleblowers Expose Possible Billion Dollar Loss in Medicare Fraud Case

When healthcare companies overcharge the federal government for services, taxpayers ultimately get socked with the bill – Happens in Houston, in Texas and in the rest of the country.

Sometimes big companies do bad things. Take healthcare companies as an example. When healthcare companies overcharge the federal government for services, taxpayers ultimately get socked with the bill. Whistleblower laws allow ...


Japanese Airbag Company Pleads Guilty Affecting Texas Drivers

Takata, a Japanese airbag company, pled guilty in a $1 billion deal with the US Justice Department affecting Houston drivers.

When corporations knowingly cover up potentially deadly defects in their products, consumers suffer the consequences – serious injuries and fatalities. The U.S. Justice Department has dropped the hammer on one such company which affects Houston & Texas drivers.

An Important Update ...


Industrial Machinery Severs Finger of Worker Who Gets Settlement

Industrial machines can inflict terrible damage on people’s bodies. When companies neglect safety guards, workers get maimed for life.

Industrial machines can inflict terrible damage on people’s bodies. When companies neglect safety guards, workers get maimed for life. In a city like Houston where tens of thousands of people work in industrial and manufacturing jobs, safe machinery should be a top ...