When people are injured in an accident, due to a defective or malfunctioning device or through the negligence of others, Mithoff Law works to make sure the injured party gets justice. We frequently insist on changes in policies or procedures or design or manufacture to ensure safety for others. Personal injury claims are varied and can occur under all manner of circumstances or in nearly any industry or setting. We have extensive experience in a wide-range of personal injury scenarios, often involving multiple defendants and contributing causes.
An example of the recent work of Mithoff Law:
Mithoff Law represented the family members and rider of a Trek mountain bike, which experienced a separation of its front wheel while being ridden. The rider of the bicycle was pitched forward from his bicycle and suffered serious spinal injuries, including quadriplegia, as a result. Plaintiffs alleged that the bicycle—including component parts thereof, such as the quick-release skewer that attached the front wheel to the bicycle’s front fork—was defectively designed, manufactured, and marketed. The lawsuit was settled for a confidential amount prior to trial. Mithoff Law attorneys Richard Mithoff, Joe Alexander and Warner Hocker represented the Plaintiffs.
Mithoff Law represented the family of a college student who was murdered in her apartment complex by a member of the maintenance staff. Plaintiffs alleged that the complex owners and property manager were negligent and grossly negligent in several respects, including with respect to the hiring and screening of employees, as the maintenance man was hired despite failing to pass a pre-employment drug screening. Plaintiffs also alleged that the complex owners and property manager were negligent and grossly negligent by failing to properly supervise employees, and by allowing employees unsupervised use of a key-making machine. The lawsuit settled during trial. Mithoff Law attorneys Richard Mithoff and Sherie Beckman represented the Plaintiffs.
Representative Cases in the News
- Berry v Chrysler
Relatives of a Houston couple killed in a collision that also paralyzed two of their children filed a federal lawsuit against Chrysler, the maker of the family's minivan, and the other driver involved in the collision.
An attorney representing a Seguin couple injured last month in a rollover tour bus accident in which two other passengers died has filed a lswsuit alleging negligence and seeking compensatory and exemplary damages for his client.
- Dupre v Offshore Equipment Solutions
A crane operator working on an offshore rig in drydock settled his suit in Galveston against his employer and the owner of the rig, which was involved in a serious accident which occurred when the crane toppled.
- Mauricio v Silorsky Helicopters
The latest lawsuit filed after a January oilfield helicopter crash in a Terrebonne marsh killed eight people alleges that a replacement windshield and the negligence of the aircraft's owner and manufacturer are to blame.
- Tovar v Toyota Motors
In December, emergency crews arrived in Simonton to find Charles Tovar's 2005 Toyota Prius in a ditch. Family claims the airbags designed to keep their son safe failed. He was only 19 years old.
- Mendez v Capricorn Bus Lines and ICS Bus Lines
The family of the man killed in a bus rollover south of Victoria filed a lawsuit against the bus operator, owner and driver, claiming their negligence led to the crash.
- Hurricane Rita evacuation
The families of 23 elderly residents of a Bellaire nursing home who died in a bus fire near Dallas while evacuating from Hurricane Rita two years ago have reached a settlement with owners of the nursing home.
- Guerra v Allied Van Lines
A jury has ruled that Allied Van Lines should pay a group of Texans whose SUV was thrown into the air and caught fire, killing two people and seriously burning two others, when a moving van slammed into traffic stopped by a minor accident.
- Rodriguez v First Transit
The company that operated a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus involved in a 2001 wreck that caused a 9-year-old girl to burn to death in front of her family has agreed to a settlement, her parents' attorney said, adding that such a sum might not be possible if proposed tort reform measures are implemented.
- Sulzer Medica
The medical manufacturer that recalled 40,000 faulty artificial hips in December 2000 -- thousands already implanted in patients -- has agreed to pay a monetary settlement.
A U.S. Supreme court ruling in a Texas lawsuit has opened the door for lawyers of workers injured in industrial accidents to gain access to once-confidential federal investigation documents.
- Hall v Hoffman-LaRoche
The manufacturer of the acne drug Accutane has agreed to pay a 9-year-old boy and his mother an unspecified amount to settle a lawsuit that alleged the drug caused the child to be born with several deformities.