Hill Law Firm handles all types of personal injury cases in San Antonio and all over the State of Texas. In this episode, we discuss some of the cases we signed and filed in the past month or so. They include 3 different cases stemming from allegations of sexual abuse, a worker injured on the job, an 18 wheeler crash, and a case involving the negligent securement of a firearm. Hill Law Firm handles a very diverse docket of cases.
San Antonio Injury Attorney, Justin Hill: Welcome to Hill Law Firm Cases, a podcast discussing real-world cases handled by Justin Hill and the Hill Law Firm. For confidentiality reasons, names and amounts of any settlements have been removed. However, the facts are real, and these are the cases we handle on a day-to-day basis.
All right, welcome to this episode of Hill Law Firm Cases. As I started this podcast, part of the reason to do it was so that I could explain to clients and potential new clients and people in our industry the type of work we do as a law firm. These are not things that we publish or put out there, but it’s important, I think, that people understand what type of work we do for multiple reasons. One of which is, I can’t say how many times I’ve had in town, reach out to me and tell me that they didn’t know the type of work we did, or that they would have referred me somebody if they’d only known that was the type of case we handle.
I started this podcast with part of the idea of giving a little bit of background in who we are and what we do.
Today, I want to talk a little bit about just a general month. I want to talk about some of the cases that we filed over the last 30, 45 days or so to give you some flavor about the type of work we do. As a lawyer, really, my entire career is representing victims of sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual harassment. It’s just always been something I’ve been very passionate about. It’s something many lawyers won’t take or handle, so I’ve gotten a lot of calls by people that have nowhere else to turn. This month is kind of different in that we’ve had a lot of those cases come in, and we filed three cases involving some sort of sexual assault or sexual harassment. We filed two cases. We brought in two cases involving allegations of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church.
One of those cases has been filed in Houston. One of those cases is here in San Antonio, and it’s not currently filed. The one in Houston has been in the newspaper, the Houston Chronicle ran an article about it. We represent the victim who was assaulted when she was still a minor by the youth minister at the church. That youth minister ended up being convicted and is a registered sex offender. He was hired by the church just a very short amount of time before this assault occurred. In our lawsuit, we alleged that they failed to screen who they were hiring, supervise who they were hiring, or train them properly. On top of that, they put this man in close approximation with young children without knowing really anything about him. That case is filed in Harris County.
The one in Bexar County that we’ve yet to file involves a priest sexual abuse allegation for many years ago, involving a priest who’s a well-known pedophile criminal, and the church has admitted as such about this priest. The third case we filed in Bexar County, Texas, involved the owner of a business who was running fake Craigslist ads to get women to come into his office for a fake interview. When they were there for the interview, he would assault, harass, and otherwise try to take advantage of these women who were trying to get a job in these tough economic times. He’s now been arrested and indicted in Bexar County, Texas. We have filed a civil lawsuit against him for these actions as well.
Some of the other cases that we filed this month include a traumatic brain injury case filed in Harris County, Texas. We represent a young woman who went to a restaurant, and the restaurant failed to secure a sign that was hanging over the door. When the door opened, a very heavy sign hit her on the head. She suffered a traumatic brain injury. Six months later, she’s still suffering the effects of that brain injury as she tries to get better. Another case we filed involved a man who was injured on the job. His employer provided him a faulty piece of equipment. When he was using that equipment, it broke. When that equipment broke, he fell. The fall led to a fractured heel bone, which is a very hard injury to heal, on top of the fact that it’s very debilitating because you can’t put weight on your foot or leg for a long amount of time.
Another case we filed involved an 18-wheeler crash here in Bexar County, Texas. In that case, an 18-wheeler was missing a turn due to not making a wide enough turn into a driveway, and they just reversed in oncoming traffic and hit our client. The last one I want to talk about is a case we filed in Bell County, Texas. It’s one of the most tragic cases I’ve ever dealt with, one of the saddest set of facts. It involves two grieving parents whose son was killed when a homeowner left loaded dischargeable firearms out within reach of an eight-year-old boy. We filed that case against that homeowner for doing that. Not only is that negligent, it’s also criminal.
It’s our understanding he’s now been arrested for these actions. No matter what the criminal system does and no matter what the civil system does in this case, it’s a tragic loss of an eight-year-old boy that could have been prevented. In Texas, we believe in freedom, individual liberties, and the right to bear arms. One of the things that comes with that right to bear arms is a big responsibility to do it safely, to follow the law, and make sure you don’t do anything that can lead to harm or injury to anyone else.
That wraps up about the cases that I wanted to cover that we have filed or brought in over the last 30 or 45 days. There are some others as well, but what I want to do, is every so often, check in with our listeners and let them know about the types of cases we’re handling, the types of cases we do handle and give some information about what we’re doing on a day-to-day basis, the cases we handle on a day-to-day basis, and the people we fight for. Until next time. Thanks for tuning in.
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