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CenterPoint Energy Agrees to Confidential Settlement Over IBEW Local 66 Member’s Severe Electrocution Injuries
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Law Firms Provost Umphrey and Williams Hart successful in reaching agreement for Houston-area man in negligence lawsuit CenterPoint Energy has reached a confidential settlement with an electrical contractor who suffered life-changing injuries from an electrocution at a company substation.                                               Provost Umphrey Equity Partners Joe Fisher,...

$16M Final Judgment Entered for Worker Injured in 50-Foot Fall from Electrical Pole
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Provost Umphrey attorneys represent electrical tower climber in workplace injury lawsuit HOUSTON – District Court Judge Cory Sepolio entered a $16 million final judgment Monday in a lawsuit on behalf of Garett Wilder, an IBEW Local 66 member and former tower climber who suffered life-altering injuries after falling 50 feet from a CenterPoint Energy electrical pole. In August, a Harris County jury found CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, joint and severally liable, for injuries that the...

Workplace Accidents: How an Attorney Can Help Where OSHA Can’t
Monday, June 17, 2019

By Joe Fisher If you’ve taken a major highway in Texas such as I-10 or I-35 anytime within the last 50 years, you know there’s a good amount of construction taking place. With that in mind, let’s consider a hypothetical situation. A group of workers is building an on-ramp, and the construction site is crowded with all the vehicles and equipment you would expect to see in a project like this. One worker, operating a front loader, puts the vehicle in park and gets out to take a short break. For...

"They did right by me."
Monday, March 18, 2019

School bus driver Beverly Lowrance came to the attorneys at Provost Umphrey after she fell coming out of a restaurant and broke her arm. The injury was so severe that she was rushed into surgery soon after arriving at the hospital. Beverly suffered from pain for years and later found out she had nerve damage. The attorneys at Provost Umphrey were able to help Beverly with her legal troubles related to the injury. Provost Umphrey has a proven track record for successfully helping victims of...

Werner Co. Hit with $4.8M Jury Verdict for Defective Ladder
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Jurors have returned a $4.8 million verdict against Greenville, Pennsylvania-based Werner Co., finding the ladder company liable for the faulty design and marketing of an aluminum ladder that collapsed, permanently injuring a Lewisville man.The jury in Denton County District Court determined that the company knew of problems with the Werner Model 354 Type II ladder and was negligent in not warning consumers of the risks when using it. The jury deliberated for a day and a half before reaching...

Seattle Jury Awards $19M for Severe Injuries from Defectively Designed Boom Lift
Friday, October 26, 2018

A jury in Washington state awarded a Texas resident $19.19 million for life-altering injuries he suffered after falling 25 feet in an attempt to escape the basket of a defectively designed Genie boom lift. Jurors found Genie Industries Inc., owned by Terex (NYSE: TEX), liable for faulty design and defective operating mechanisms of the trailer-mounted boom lift used by Jason McNeal, 43, of Silsbee, Texas, who was injured. The jury deliberated for a day and a half before returning its verdict in...